Friday, November 18, 2011

CSS Blog Hop: Inspirational

Hello my friends!! It's time for another fun and inspirational hop from the CSS DT Alumni!! If you have arrived here from Cheri's blog you are at the right place, if not please start from StampTV, so you don't miss any wonderful creation.

This time our hop is an Inspiration Challenge. Carolina provided us this wonderful picture from Better Homes and Gardens and get inspired by the colors, the shapes, the prints, etc.


I got inspired by the Christmas theme and the colors White and Red. I created 2 projects for you, they are quite simple yet elegant.

Christmas Cardinal Card

Directions:
  • Die-cut a couple of pieces of Ivory CS using the biggest die from Label 8 Nestabilities. Score back piece about 1", add tape to create card.
  • Stamp Cardinal image on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Black Ink. Color image with Inktense Pencils.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Label 8 Nestabilities. Add Star dust Stickles and Ruby Red Liquid Pearls. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress. Adhere piece to card with pop dots.
  • Create a frame from Ivory CS using Fleur de Lis Motifs biggest die and Circle Nestabilities.
  • Adhere frame to card with small pop dots.
  • Create a bow with bow-easy and adhere it to card with glue dots.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory (Gina K. Designs), Watercolor paper (LSS)
  • Stamps: Winter Wings, Fanciful Tags (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Black Stazon (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger), Inktense Pencils (Derwent) 
  • Embellishments: Red Ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, Ruby Red Liquid pearls (Ranger).
  • Accessories: Label 8 Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Motis Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, glue dots, Sponges.
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Poinsettia Ornament Christmas Card

Directions:
  • Die-cut and emboss a couple of pieces of White CS using Scallop Circle Nestabilities. Score 1 piece about 1" from top, adhere it to the other piece to create cards.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil a Circle piece from White CS. Stamp sentiment. Create a loop with Red ribbon and adhere it to back of this piece. Adhere piece to card base with foam tape.
  • Stamp poinsettia flower on White CS, color them with Copic Markers. Cut piece out and adhere it to card with foam tape.
  • Add Gold Gala Glitz to each center flower and Crystal Lacquer.
  • Adhere image to card with Pop dots.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Poinsettia from "Holiday Basket" and sentiment from "My True Love Gave to me"
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Old Paper Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Red Ribbon (GKD), Gold Gala Glitz (Art Glitter).
  • Accessories: Scallop Circle Dies, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Crystal Lacquer, Scor-tape, Sponges.
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Now, hop over to Joy's blog and see what she has created for us!

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 22), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95

Have fun hopping!!
Have a great day/night!

59 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Giovana! Fantastic coloring on both!

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  2. These are stunning! So bright and vibrant! Love them both.

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  3. Your cards are so gorgeous Giovana!!

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  4. So beautiful Giovana! Beautiful coloring and layouts!

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  5. GORGEOUS!!!! Stunning!!!! Beautiful!!!!

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  6. Fiovana- another amazing work of art! Simply a stunnning design-kive this!

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  7. Wow! These are gorgeous Giovanna!!

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  8. Beautiful - I adore the cardinal card! My favorite bird~

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  9. beautiful use of layering!such elegant cards ...

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  10. Stunning as always! Love how the romantic/sweetness of the first and the glossy touch on the second is pure perfection!

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  11. Both of these are just lovely! I love poinsettias and cardinals both so these are favorites of mine! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  12. Giovana, these are lovely! I really like those poinsettias.

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  13. Love, <3 these cards! They really are so beautifully done. Just wonderful work, Giovana!
    Mississaugarobin

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  14. Hi Giovana!! Wow! these are so lovely!! I love the die cuts! Really makes the images pop. Have a nice wknd!!

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  15. Gorgeous, Giovana! Love the popped up frame on the first card and fabulous coloring on both.

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  16. Oh, my goodness, Giovana! Both of these are beautiful! The cardinal is so lovely -- you did a great job with the watercolor on it.

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  17. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration. I never think about round cards but yours are so pretty I will have to try.

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  18. Really beautiful cards Giovana, absolutely love your cardinal one.....fabulous!

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  19. Thanks for sharing your projects - always love the CSS Alumni Blog Hops - such inspiration you ladies have! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  20. Beautiful cards, Giovana, I really love the poinsettia card but then again how can I not love the cardinal, too....

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  21. Loved both cards. Beautiful!!!

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  22. Giovana, wonderful cards, love the poinsettia card/ornament, such a wonderful idea, a card and a small gift as well! And so pretty, love the inessential pencils, they look wonderful to work with, love your coloring on the first card with them, so pretty is your cardinal!!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
    hugs
    Donna

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  23. Wow! Both of your projects are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Wonderful projects that have inspired me!! Very nice.

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  25. Dear Giovana,
    You are a super talented person - these pieces of art are superb!

    aloha, rosy

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  26. Very pretty! I'm partial to the Cardinal, as that's Missouri's bird! Love them both, sweetie - thanks for sharing!

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  27. Giovana,

    Love the stamps and colors. Great talent. REally close to the challenge designs.

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  28. Bothcards are beautiful. Really love the cardinal.

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  29. Both cards are just beautiful. I love your choice of stamps, and all the white.

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  30. Wow. Very beautiful cards. Thanks

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  31. BOTH cards totally "speak" to me. I LOVE Cardinals and Poinsettias. They are both simply OUTSTANDING. Great job.

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  32. I'm speechless - they're stunning!! LOVE LOVE the circle card.

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  33. Very pretty cards. Love the layering on each of them.

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  34. Gorgeous!! Great coloring! Great look!

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  35. Wow, they are both stunning. You really did a nice job on both of them.

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  36. The red and white theme is clean and crisp. Love it.

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  37. They are so pretty but cardinals are my favorite bird

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  38. Loved both cards. The cardinal is my favorite bird. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  39. WOW! The cardinal & poinsettia cards are both GORGEOUS!

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  40. These are stunning! That cardinal card - amazing!!!

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  41. Both cards are stunning! I love the cardinal card because it reminds me of my mom (her favorite bird).

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  42. The cardinals are truly my favorite images to use on Christmas cards, and the manner you have chosen to present one is most striking. I am especially fond of the use of the red Liquid Pearls. Lovely touch. Just lovely.

    Valerie C.

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  43. Beautiful cards!! Love the cardinal

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