Thursday, September 23, 2010

Week 4 with Mary Anne

So here is Mary Anne's last official post with "Wild at Heart" this month, it has really flown by as Sunday we will be peeking my new set (so excited for that!) and kicking off our week of Gina K Designs previews! Mary Anne surprised me with two samples today and will have another on her own blog, so be sure to go to the end of this post to see! This first one is so dramatic in the black and used this beautiful striping technique and cropped the frame into a corner to change it up! Her recipe for the card follows:
Stamps were inked with Marvy Signature Series Blending blox in Shades of Green. It was also used for the sponging. My card stocks are Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx. My triangle that was made using the background stamp, had the flowers covered in TH Distress Stickles. The label for the sentiment was created using the MS Optic Dot corner punch and a Spellbinders die called Labels 11. Gems and a celery green, satin bow were used for embellishments.

This next sample is one of my favorites from Mary Anne this whole month, you know I'm a red and black girl! I always love tight croppings of large images on cards, like giving tiny magnified peeks into hidden worlds. The beautiful swirls and cut areas in the punches works so beautifully with the details in the stamped images.

My base is Pure Luxury Black Onyx which has been embossed with a swirl EF from Tim Holtz. I used the MS Optic Dot corner punch to create a doily layer, and then added some red textured card stock. I inked the large Wild At Heart background stamp with a coordinating red chalk ink. Punched circles to capture the flowers and layered them on black. I added black micro beads to the flower centers for texture. My sentiment is popped on two layers of oval Nestabilities.

Well, I won't say "Final Week" because I know Mary Anne and I will stay in touch and she will continue to do great things with all her stamps! :) What a blessing my guest designers are to me, they really work their magic with my sets and provide me and everyone else with such wonderful inspiration (as well as give me a teensy and sometimes necessary break from blogging!) Would you like to be a guest designer for one of my sets in the future? I am always lurking in the online galleries looking for talent, fresh perspective and a passion for all things GKD! :)

Now without, further adieu, let's see what else Mary Anne has!

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." Go and have a GREAT day!


  1. Oh, these cards are so beautiful and elegant, love all the pearls!

  2. Melaine,
    Mary Anne's card are fabulous!

  3. These are GORGEOUS! I have seen SOOO many fabulous cards made with this set, and mine should be here today! YAYYY! Melanie, this HAS to be THE BEST set ever designed! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! :)

  4. WOW WOW WOW - Mary Anne leaves us wanting more!!! amazing talent - have been inspired by each and every card!!! way to go MA!


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