Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sneak Peek Day 4: "Gleefully Yours" and "Smile"

Welcome back to our last day of Gina K Designs Sneak Peeks! First up we have the "Free with Three" set "Smile", so fun! (have you picked out your three sets yet?) ;) You get this cute dotted label that fits the Labels 8 Nestabilities and cute senitments and images to go with. I stamped it in Vivid Coffee Bean and then colored the rim of the oval with a YG03. Dp is Basic Grey Marjolaine, this pattern is so fun with the dotted label and dotty tree border!

I nked up the greetings with blue and brown markers before stamping to highlight "brighten" and punhced out this cute little flower with the Marvy flower punch and added a button to the center. I trimmed out some simple leaves from Pure Luxury Creme De Menthe and scored them in middle folding and curling them with my fingers to add dimension before adhering them under the popped up flower. I cut the scalloped border using some decorative scissors.

Don't forget to decorate the inisde! Card base is Chocolate Brown. Hope this card made you smile! :)

Next we have Nina Brackett's new set "Gleefully Yours", filled with musical images and sentiments. The first thing I thought of when I saw this set was spotlighting the microphone, by stamping it on a rectangle of white CS, then covering the middle with a mask, leaving a diagonal space open at each corner to sponge in some black ink, sponging heavier at the corners and with a lighter touch toward the mask. Doesn't this look illuminated and take center stage now? The B&W color scheme and clean lines mixed with the fancy details make for a nice art deco look.

I matted it onto Black Onyx and stamped the wavy staff behind it in Memento Tuxedo Black on White Pure Luxury. For just a hint of bling I added a silver metal adhesive dot to the microphone.


Check out the rest of our Gina K Designs team for more inspiration with these two sets and leave comments for chances to win the sets free! I hope we will see you tonight at the party on StampTV at 7 PM CST!


See you tonight at the party!!!

133 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Oooh, love the design and colors on the top card! Gorgeous!!! The second is just so elegant!

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Designs Mel!! Really love that classy 2nd one!

Sheahasu said...

Fabulous ideas! I love the flowers on the inside of the first card, and the spotlight on the second is perfect!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic cards, Melanie! Love the colors, layout and pretty flower details of the first! The spotlight design of the second is so cool!

Tina Gilliland said...

TOTALLY awesome cards!!!!! Those leaves are perfect and that black and white... spotlight... LOVE it!!!

judybob3 said...

Very nice!

Carolyn King said...

great cards. i love the first...fabulous!! the second is such a cool look...clever!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love how you place the microphone in the spotlight, very cool! Super smile card, love the highlighted word.

Gayle C. said...

Wow, your Gleefully Yours is so dramatic and I just love the Smile with the designer paper as well as those flowers inside the card.

lisa808 said...

Wow, great first card! The second one is oh so elegant!

Anonymous said...

what great designs, love your work!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Stephanie said...

Great cards! I love especially the first one!

Christine from FL said...

Love the first card, so colorful with such pretty flowers. Love the spotlight on your second card!

tuffigirl said...

The talent I've seen over the last few days just blows my mind... you cards are gorgeous !!! Thank you for sharing!

--Marcy said...

Great ideas! These stamps are so fun!

Jennifer Roach said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the first card!!

Detra said...

Loved both of your cards as usual. tfs.

Jenny H. said...

Just wonderful!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Take a bow, Mel! This is an outstanding performance! Gorgeous!

Miesje said...

Loveing them!!!!The musical one is perfect and the one with the trees is so colorful and fun! That DP is perfect!

Krissy said...

love the flowers on the inside of the card!

Giovana said...

Both cards are fantastic Melanie!!

Lisa Lynne said...

Your work is just fabulous - clean and classy!

Alice said...

Feeling cheery after seeing your SMILE card! Thanks.

coloradoleen said...

What great cards! I just love these two stamp sets!

Kary said...

Melanie, LOVE your cards!! The first card has SO many gorgeous details - love the colours, the flowers, and the row of trees. The second card is so Cool!!

Donna said...

Two more wonderful cards! Love them both. The flowers are so pretty!

colleen said...

WOW... that first one is so bright and colorful... love the design and the second... GREAT!!! Stunning in black and white!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie-
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful job...really love the first one.
craftyteacher13

Leslie's Blog said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS CARDS!! Your use of color is OUTSTANDING and your layout is so appealing to the eye. Thank you for sharing!!

Auntie Em said...

Love the way you carried the little posies inside on the tree card. Great touch!
And your Class Act card is so stunning and artistic.
Great work!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Barbara Colbert said...

Great designs..inside and out!!!! Love the flowers....the colors, layout..perfect!!!!

Kay S said...

Awesome cards as always, Melanie! The colors on the first one are gorgeous and I love the stage curtains you added on the second card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

You get a dotted label 8 stamp with the one free with three? :-O How awesome is that? Love your cards Melanie, the DP and layout is great in the first one and the spotlight design of the second is so cool!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome cards.

Sharon Mattingly said...

Love the "brighten my day" card - your colors and paper choices are wonderful.

Becky said...

Beautiful designs, love the CAS of the first one and the second is classy.

Sue D said...

I like the colors on your first and the spotlight on the second.

Jerry said...

I love this Glee set. Thank you for sharing.

Patricia said...

Love both your cards. The inside and the outside of your card is gorgeous. Love the classy black and white card too!

Mary said...

the colors on the first card are just wonderful! Love what you did on the inside too! And I think the touch of metal bling on the microphone is genius! Don't think I would have thought to add that myself.

Cynthia said...

Both designs are adorable, Melanie. The second is very elegant in B&W!

Nana Donna said...

Love your card, these stamp sets look awesome, now I have to try and pick three from all the previews.
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Ro said...

Both cards are beautiful, one is fun and the other is classy.

Diana said...

Love your cards, especially the one with the trees. Nice design

Billie Dee said...

Wonderful cards! That Gleefully Yours is a must for my collection!

Betty said...

Great colors!

Lynne said...

Nina, I just love the designs you make to go with the Nestie labels.

Rae said...

Loved the microphone card. So simple and eye catching.

Annie3 said...

Sooooo Cute! Thanks for sharing

Jackie said...

Melanie, your cards are beautiful. I love the top one (from the Smile set?)...I will totally CASE that one!

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

Leigh M said...

Awesome cards. The second one is classy but I really love the first card. Thanks for sharing.

jean wilson said...

Melanie that first card is just awesome!

Die Cut Lady said...

Great cards. You have such nice designs.

Rose Ann said...

Absolutely LOVING your samples, Melanie!! Gorgeous!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh, that row of trees really DID brighten my day!! Great cards girl!!

Pat R said...

Love the happiness that comes from the first card and the second card is absolutely classy with that clever, elegant design! A real wow!

Marsha said...

Great cards. The first really will brighten someones day. Love the CAS of the second card.

Jeannette said...

Beautiful cards. Love the inside decoration. Thanks for reminding me to do this! They both made me smile. Classy and fun!

sue bridges said...

awesome cards! love them!

joy said...

Great colors and love how you have framed the sentiment!

Sharon said...

Really nice. Great design.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the inside of your card. Great colors. Suzyq

Golda said...

Very nice cards. The colors on the "Smile" card are great. Love the dramatic look of the "Gleefully Yours" one.

Susan said...

Love these! Such wonderful colors and layout on the first card, and the spotlight design is perfect for the second!

dawna said...

Loving both of these cards! Beautiful!

Barbara540 said...

Your smiles card is so pretty and I love the surprise inside!

scrapdiva77 said...

I love both card, but the detail of the first card really grabs me. I will be pulling out my old scissors for future projects.

Judy said...

I really like the wavy notes behind the focus. Very clever.

Luv 2 Create said...

You always know how to take the simplest things and turn them into something gorgeous. Love your work and your designs. Have a great day, see you tonight.
Marcie

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the spotlight on the mic!

Barb said...

Both of your cards are so pretty--love the design and the colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Connie C said...

I really love the first card from the Smile set! All the polka dots really work together. And the Gleefully card is very regal in it's black and white! Great cards, both of them. SO HAPPY it's finally release night!

Carol said...

All the previews have been great, I can't wait to see the full reveals tonight!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cyn Flores said...

I love the design and what a fabulous idea. I love flowers and I love it.

Suzi said...

Love this cards and cant wait to see the whole stamp set!

Susan White said...

Gorgeous cards as usual Melanie.

Lindy said...

Your mic really does look spotlighted... LOVE your cards as usual. :) You are talented.

Jenny McGee said...

Two classy cards. Love them.

Lagene said...

Love both cards...love the boarder band with the grove of trees!

NinaB said...

I love how you put the microphone center stage with the music in the background. Beautiful cards, Mel.

Sarita said...

Beautiful cards.

mema said...

Awesome cards..thanks for sharing
Pam
aka mema

Paula Laird said...

I love both of them! The first is so fun and the second so striking!

Ravengirl said...

Love your cards! The masking and black sponging reminds me of curtains on a stage!

Theresa said...

Great cards with the new stamps....great design and colors as always!

clu60 said...

Very cute cards! Love the addition of flowers on the inside.

Darla said...

Great colour combo on the first and loving this CAS design with the second. Fantastic job showcasing these thanks so much!!!!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card designs! And I must have that row of trees, LOL!

Pati said...

Very nice cards, I like the colors & layouts.

Jennie said...

Your Smile card is such a fun design Melanie...great colors and detail. Love the classiness of the Gleefully Yours one, reminds me of a Tux! Great job!!

The MadStamper said...

Oh! Really love the first one!!! Love those trees! hehehe!

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

Yes I am smiling and can not wait to do some cards myself. What a great inspiration which you always are.

Chris said...

Both cards are gorgeous! The first is so cheery. The Gleefully Yours card is classically elegant! Awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love that you finished off the inside~~ something I am NOT doing! Great cards~~

Carol said...

Your cards are always so fabulous. I really love them.

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Nice Cards!

Shirley said...

Love your classy 2nd card (black and white looks great!).
delgador at bellsouth dot net

Donna Phelan said...

Your Brighten my day card is lovely, the colors,DP and layout are marvelous!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful set of cards. They are beautiful.

nannapat said...

Great designs Mel - the second one is just soooo classic!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh gorgeous cards! That little tree stamp is my favourite!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

beautiful cards. Love the fonts on the sentiments.

Paulette said...

Melanie,
what a cute idea with the Spot Light effect for the mic. That set is so much fun and you all had a blast using them. I never think to use markers with the multi part stamps, but I love the two toned stamping. I enjoy your blog mail everyday!

Melinda Gleissner said...

I absolutely adore your 'Smile' card - the color combo, the design...it's wonderful!

naneruth said...

Your first card great and the microphone card is elegant! Love them both.

Pat Jandacek said...

Great takes on these designs.

Crabtree Creations said...

Melanie, Your cards are so well made, and I love that you continue to create on the INSIDE of the card. You are truly inspirational! I really like the stamps you featured. I am certain I will be getting these two sets soon!

Jo-Anne said...

Love the colour combo on the first card. Really liking the sentiments and the trees with this reveal.

Ying said...

Oooh, I love those tiny tiny buttons. I might have to look in my stash now lol Thanks!

De said...

Love both cards, but specially the one with the little trees!

Carol said...

Wow you and all the designers are just outdoing yourselves, if I hade to judge, I could not pick a winner!

Marilyn L. said...

You are a class act with your super card. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

The second card is so elegant.

Diane said...

Great job on your cards! I "need" that pure white luxury card stock! Haha!

Donna said...

Wonderful cards, the one with the Mic is so clean and simple but so elegant!! Classy!

Amy Johnson said...

Great cards! I especially love the music one!

Dale Talley said...

You are such a talented lady! I already bought your new stamp set and am ready to get started. Your cardes tonight are so lovely.

jazy1m said...

Loved your cards. Cool Thank you for sharing.

Carole said...

The trees and flowers are adorable. The second card makes you feel like you are onstage.

Anonymous said...

I love the trees and the colors of green you chose. So beautiful

The Vannoy Family said...

Really like your cards, Melanie! Can't decided which is my fav! Thanks for sharing - so much inspiration! Have an awesome day

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so pretty

Diana said...

So cute! These are great.

Sandra said...

Melanie, this is wonderful - I love it!
Sandra

Kathy B said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

I LOVE the colors you used from Basic Grey Marjolaine for the first card! Just soooo pretty! And the class act card - really IS a class act! FABULOUS use of black and white for that card!

Sonia said...

I love what you did with the stamps on your cards! Yummy!

Jan Castle said...

Very cute! The mike is adorable!

Teri said...

Just beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh the SMILE design is soooo colorful and fun!!! And I love the peeking of the "curtains" on the music card!!