Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sneak Peek Day 1: Easter Blessings


Today's peek uses Rupa's newest set from Gina K Designs, "Easter Blessings". This card uses one of my favorite images from it.

I colored the cross and vine with Copics. The white layers you see are White Diamond CS from Paper Temptress, the shimmer is amazing! I used my Scor-Pal to score a "cross" behind the cross image and then scored diagonals out to the corners and edges that appear to be radiating out from the cross's center, this little detail really adds to the beauty and symbolism of the card (click the pic to see the closeup). The rich, purple patterned paper you see is from Emily's new "Rich and Shabby" Digital paper pack, available for purchase this Thursday. To recreate the flowering vine, I wound the SU! 1/4" celery grosgrain over and around the mats, tacking it down in a few spots with glue dots and then adhered a few white sateen flowers I accented with a little yellow Copic and some tiny adhesive halfback pearls to the centers. Wish you could see it in real life, it just looks alive!




You can find more peeks of the set from the rest of our design team here:
Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Gina Krupsky
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Theresa Momber



and from this month's "In the Spotlight" Designer, Sherrie Seffens!

Another preview here at midnight!:)

32 comments:

Anita said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! I love how you put the ribbon.

Judy McMullen said...

OH MY WORD! This is awesome. Love everything about this card. Gorgeous colors...so perfect for the image and theme. Love the scoring...sets off the cross so beautifully! Love, love, love how you've woven the ribbon around the card and embellished with the flowers! This is a real inspiration!!!

Theresa said...

Wow, Mel, this is gorgeous. I love the colors!

Maxine said...

This is just absolutely, gob-smackingly, stunningly beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

Jan Castle said...

What a lovely card...so Spring! And the ribbon...unique!Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Jan Castle

Moni said...

It is gorgeous, love the way how you put the ribbon! Hugs, Moni

JessicaK said...

Beautiful again Mel. You're definitely back :). I love the rays coming out of the image too, via te ScorePal.

Carolyn King said...

very pretty! love the little flower accents! looks great!

Norine said...

this is so pretty love that ribbon & the image
Hugs
Norine

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, Mel...your ribbon treatment is awesome!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow! Melanie, this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the way you did the ribbon, and added those fabulous flowers!

Sandy O said...

Such a stunning card. It is amazing how the shimmer from the cardstock show throught the cross!!!

catdidit said...

Oh wow Mel! How stunning! Those score lines are just such an awesome idea, they really do add so much to the card! LOVE it with the purple too!

Michelle said...

Mel,
This is beautiful. Love the ribbon accents.. simply GORGEOUS!

Toni K said...

Melanie this is gorgeous! The score lines add so much! And the ribbon vine is beautiful!

Sharri said...

Your card is Gorgeous Melanie!

hobbydiva said...

Amazing!!! I love the ribbon with the flowers on it!!!

Jessica said...

Great idea for the ribbon, Mel! Your card is just perfect!

asela said...

Love the ribbon. Your the bomb!!! Great card

Elena said...

What a beautiful card! I love what you did with the ribbon!

Gina K. said...

This is truly stunning! Fabulous!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my - **Swoon** this is sensational! I can't begin to understand how you come up with these incredible ideas but I'm loving them.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is just beautiful and I just love how you did the ribbon on this card. Are you sure this isn't a Hallmark card? LOL

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow this is simple elegance at it's best! Just love the way you wove the ribbon and added the flowers.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooooo........just sooo fantastic with the swirled ribbon and the flowers framing the image!!

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Melanie, This card us stunning and what a tribute to the Lord Jesus! Good for you, my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Kurtis said...

the trailing ribbon is such a wonderful idea! Beautiful.

Donna said...

gorgeous!

KanataNewf said...

I love your colour combination on this one!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely gorgeous Melanie!!

Rose Ann said...

This is totally gorgeous!! I love that image, and your ribbon treatment and little flowers are so pretty!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Melanie! I love that card! The cross is beautiful and so is the ribbon "wink" :)

Hugs
Donna