Friday, July 2, 2010

New Gina K sets now available for purchase!

I hope you were able to catch part of the Gina K release party last night! My son Jonathan turned 8 yesterday so we were out having our own celebration for most of it, but here is one of the cards Theresa posted for me while we were out, thanks Theresa! It has the "Fun Year Round" frame stamped in Black on Pure Luxury White, with Theresa's flowers from "Aloha", directly over it. No masking! Stamping the large one at the bottom and the smaller ones at the top opposite corner balance the design, and all the different circles create wonderful spotlighting opportunities, I colored each bit of the flower in slightly different shades as I moved from bubble to bubble. The many lenses kind of gives you a compound bug's eye view, which I love!
TIP: When coloring "white flowers" use a very pale green near the center to emphasize the pure whiteness of the petal, I use Mignotte Copic, or a very pale aqua to outline the edges, this keeps them from looking like you just "forgot" to color your flower petals! Alternating the different colors to the circles surrounding them is like a playful bunch of beach balls, I just think it goes wonderfully with the festive, tropical theme of her set! Finally I layered it onto Passionate Pink and Lemon Drop and then added some white paper flowers with yellow brads for more texture and dimension.

I hope I make it to Hawaii myself one day! :) Have a terrific 4th of July weekend with your families as we celebrate our Independence! Safe travels!

PS My tip sheet for this new set will be posted shortly; as usual, it is pretty long!

8 comments:

Cheri said...

This is sooo gorgeous, Mel. I love the way you incorporated Theresa's new set.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Melanie! I love the bright colors! The combo of the two sets is fantastic! Happy
4th to you and your family!

Tina Gilliland said...

VERY VERY pretty!!! I Love it! Your new set rocks!!!!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Oh my goodness this is cute!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Melanie this is just Beautiful!!

Thank you for creating another wonderful set!
I love the colors that you used here and the flowers,beautiful!

Thank you for that tip for the white flowers, for some reason I always kind of struggle with those and this tip helps a lot!

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

May God bless you and your Family and leep you safe this Holiday weekend.
Hugs!

Lori said...

Pretty and colorful flowers!

Theresa Momber said...

I love this card!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love how you combined stamp sets here, Mel -- Lovin' your great background, too -- so many possibilities!