Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sneak Peek "Enjoy the Sunshine" StampTV Kit and "Stars"

Day 3, glad to have you here again! We're starting off today with the newest StampTV kit "Enjoy the Sunshine" . The mixed greetings and images are just FUN! The little fish was the first one I reached for. There are a lot of sentiment options in the set, none fishy like in "Quite a catch" )but I thought "Just Be" and "Enjoy the Sunshine" would be so sweet with it! I reached for our new Pure Luxury colors Wild Dandelion and Sweet Mango to make a sun and some rays. As much as I like using ink for backgrounds, my older son loves Matisse so I thought it would be really fun to go the collage route and use scraps! After die cutting and punching my circles, I placed them on the left so he would be looking up at it. The little turquoise ribbon from the kit grounds the fish bowl. Other Pure Luxury colors used are Black Onyx, White, and Turquoise Sea. I colored the image with Copics, popped up the separate piece and highlighted them with orange and teal glitter pens.
After I finished photographing it, my younger son walked by desk, spied the card, said "MINE!" and ran off with it! Guess it spoke to him! (now I have to go make another one for Jonathan!)
The next card using Tami Mayberry's set "Stars", is for my older son's birthday next month. It's on July 1st, so there's always a lot of patriotic colors going on when we celebrate it, hence the red and blue going on here! I loved the "Rock Star" greeting (added highlights to it with a white Inkssentials pen), as we say this a lot in our house, so I thought it would be fun to add some motion to the stars.

After stamping out the patterned stars in Vivid Inky Blue on White and Red Hot and punching them out (the tiny stars are cut by hand from the Rock Star stamp), I used my Cropodile Big Bite to make three holes in the middle of the Kraft mat. Then I adhered a large brad to the back of each star, put it through the hole and pressed back the prongs. The Kraft layer is popped up to give the brads room to turn. Tilt the card back and forth and they gently rock, or give them a spin, if they are spaced just so, one will turn the next in a pinwheel or cogs and gears kind of effect, I think he will like it a lot! :)


For more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these Designer's Links:

Gina Krupsky *Enjoy the Sunshine StampTV kit designer


Please make plans to attend our Release party this Thursday night, May 27th from 7-10 central time which will be held at StampTV. There will be contest questions, challenges, samples from several designers and lots of chatter all leading up to 10pm central, when all the new products and stamp sets previewed this week on our blogs become available online through GinaK Designs store!

13 comments:

Jennie said...

Love these Melanie! Great rays from the sun and your star card ROCKS!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh how COOL are those star brads you made!!!! And the fishies in the sunrays.....OMGosh how adorable!!!

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, how cute about your son! Love both cards! Those fish are so adorable and happy! Your star card is so clever and very striking!

Becky said...

These are so cute Melanie, love how you did the fish and sunshine, and brilliant idea with the brads and stars

NinaB said...

I love the sun rays on your first one and great idea with the brads. You always come up with the most clever ideas :-).

Amy said...

I love the idea of making the stars "rock"! And the first card reminds me of Dr. Suess' "The Cat In The Hat".

catdidit said...

Oooo loving your rockstar creation...the kraft and spinning stars...too clever Mel! Love those rays on that first one!!

Carolyn King said...

that fish bowl card is darling!!!!!!! Cool moving stars!

Alison H said...

Such a great way to add movement. I love it!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Both are great designs. I love the joy the jumping fish adds to the rays of sun and bright colors. The star card has a lovely layout - esp. like how you used the ribbon as borders of sorts.

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a wonderful creative tip with your "rockin'" stars. You're amazing and so is this card.

Casmiles said...

Fun card! I love the way you added to your brads...great idea. Thanks for sharing!