Friday, September 24, 2010

CSS Alumni: Inspirational Blog Hop

Hello my friends and welcome to another Blog Hop where some of the CSS Alumni show their creations using Gina K. Stamps. If you have arrived here from Deb's blog you are in the right place, if not you should start from Stamp TV!!

This time our inspiration comes from this yummy cupcakes !!

I created 2 cards for this Hop and I pretty much got inspired by the colors of these cupcakes.

Card #1: Happy Birthday.

This is a CAS card. I took the circle shape and colors to make this simple yet elegant card. The sketch comes from CAS blog and I used my Copic Markers, LOL. I just bought few markers and I am in love!!
Directions:

  • Die-cut circle card shape. Die-cut also matting cardstock and patterned paper.

  • Stamp image twice Color them, cut out second image and add it with foam tape.

  • Stamp sentiment in a piece of Ivory cardstock. Add pearls and adhere image.


Card recipe:

  • Cardstock: Chocolate Brown, Innocent Pink Ivory (Gina K. Designs)

  • Paper: The Guy Stack (DCWV)

  • Stamps: Rose from "A Year of Flowers", Sentiment from "Fanciful Tags" (Gina K. Designs)

  • Ink: Walnut Stain (Ranger), Antique Linen (Ranger), Copic Markers.

  • Embellishments: Pearls (Recollections)

  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sponges, Foam tape.

Card #2: Merry Christmas

This card has a Vintage-shabby look and I really love how it turned out. I used the sketch from 2S4U. Again, I used a couple of Copic Markers to color the Poinsettia. I think it looks pretty, but I need more practice using these new babies :)

Directions:

  • Make card from cardstock.

  • In a piece of Innocent Pink cardstock, stamp Background image, ink all edges and distress. Mat it with a piece of Ivory cardstock.

  • Stamp sentiment and die-cut using Fancy Tags Nestabilities, ink edges and adhere to card with foam tape.

  • Add jut twine around, add button with twine.

  • Stamp image 3 times, color it with Copic Markers and cut 2nd and 3rd image to create a 3D image.

  • Adhere to card. Add glitter and small gold rhinestones.


 Card recipe:

  • Cardstock: Chocolate Brown, Ivory, Innocent Pink (Gina K. Designs)

  • Stamps: Background from "Blessed is the Season", Sentiment from "Fanciful tags", Poinsettia from "A Year of Flowers" (Gina K. Designs)

  • Ink: Tea Dye Distress (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Memento Desert Sand (Tsukienko).

  • Embellishments: Red Button (Holiday Collection Gina K. Designs), Jute twine (Gina K. Designs), Gold rhinestones (Recollections), Diamond Stickles (Ranger).

  • Accessories: Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Foam tape, Glue dots.

Now head over to Janice's blog and enjoy her creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by, your comments are always welcome :)
Have a great day and have fun hopping!!

32 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful, Giovana! Great layouts and wonderful coloring!

Cheri said...

I love how you extend your talent with each challenge, Giovana. Your cards are both lovely. The Christmas card is a beauty and I love that sketch. I'll be CASEing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Giovana. I love the layouts for both too!

Sharri said...

giovana, your cards are beautiful and the flowers are colored so pretty! I love the sketches you used for both cards.

Carolina said...

Your round card is just a dream Giovana...LOVE it! The hemp on the second is the perfect touch!

qvande said...

So pretty! I really like the sparkle on the poinsettia.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful CAS designs....that round card is just breathtaking!!!

Olga said...

both of these are fantastic! I love the 2nd one, your coloring rocks!

peggy wainman said...

great cards, especially the circle one! Congrats on your new markers, and loved the coloring on both flowers!

Miesje said...

WOW - I love how different the 2 cards and still follow the inspiration photo! Fantastic!

Becky said...

Both are fabulous but love the circle one :)

JaniceAileen said...

Lovely cards, Giovana! Love the circle one especially! :)

buggin2stamp said...

Your Copic marker skills are amazing. Hard to tell you just started using them. Both cards are gorgeous. I love the colors you used for the Christmas card.

Lagene said...

WOW! Both cards are GORGEOUS!

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty! I love the colors :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y
Laura

Grace Baxter said...

Both cards are great. My favourite is the poinsettia.

KareS said...

Love both cards.. the layouts are awesome!

Melanie said...

fabulous cards, Giovana! You just rock that single rose like no soone else LOL! looking forward to more of your creations! ;)

joy said...

Both are so special - my favorite is the round and how the banner goes beyond the border of the card! Lovely job!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards, Giovanna. Love how they are very different from one another. Thanks for sharing the sketches with us, too!

Deb said...

Two gorgeous cards, Giovana! I love both layouts...could not possibly pick a favorite between these two beauties!

Joan V said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. I love the round card. I haven't made any of these yet, so thank you for the inspiration.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Gorgeous card! Awesome coloring. Love the layouts you used.

Jennie said...

Beautiful designs Giovana! Love the way you layered up the rose :o)

Betty Neville said...

Two beautiful cards Giovana! Love them both! You are doing a great job with the copics!

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, these are both beautiful! Love the soft feminine colours and clean lines.

Rhonda said...

Wonderful Card Maps thanks for the inspiration...

Hugs Rhonda

Lyngo said...

I love those cards Giovana. The round rose is so striking and I love poinsettias.

Diana Queen said...

As always...both cards are totally lovely Giovana! ;D Diana Q

Luv 2 Create said...

Giovana your cards are both beautiful.
Marcie

Sandy said...

Love the way you used the flowers, the presentation is exceptional. Thank you for sharing.

rvlady said...

I love both of your cards, but, the second one is "Just to Die For". Love, love, love it.

 
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