Sunday, May 23, 2010

Some Summer Fun!!

Good Sunday Evening to you all---did you have a fabulous weekend?  I had a great weekend filled with family and friends and happy chores but I could do without the rain that we're once again getting!  WHOEVER in VA is doing the rain dance--"PLEASE STOP!", LOL!  My backyard is never gonna dry out I swear and I need sun to motivate me :)!!

Tonight the Gina K DT and illustrators have some great sneak peeks for you of the NEW RELEASES coming soon!  So hope you will enjoy all the sneak peeks tonight--the new sets are "gotta have them--fabulous"!

Gina K's Botanicals

The first card I'm sharing with you tonight is with the NEW Gina K set "Botanicals"--this is also the Card Club Kit set of the month as well.  What does that mean for you?  Well you get this stamp set, new Gina K cardstock and gold brads to use all together--how fab is that?  I love this set--so elegant and I have lots of ideas for it!

For my card using "Botanicals" I stamped a few of the flower images in different colors (sage greens & soft mustard yellow) very softly onto the cream cardstock.  The dandelion-like flower got stickles on it for a soft shimmer.  I distressed the edges of my moss cardstock and inked the edges---then added some Prima flowers, punch leaves and die cut scrolls.  Each of the scrolls got some small pearls to dress them up a bit.

Gina K's Beach Bum

For my second card I used a fun new Gina K set called "Beach Bum"--pretty appropriate too once you see all the fun images in this set!  I wanted to use a few of the images to create a beachy scene against a bright white background.  With all the rain we've been having I wanted to use bright & cheery colors and a fun swirly (waterlike) CB embossing folder "D'Vine Swirls" for the background. 

I colored everything with Copics and then cut them out individually.  I traced each of the background swirls with my stickles so it's shimmery like waves and sunshine!  Makes me want to take off for my beach vacation NOW instead of waiting for the end of June (sigh...), lol!

I spritzed the surfboard with some Smooch Spritz in Vanilla after coloring it with Copics---then added a thick coat of diamond glaze (or you could use crystal lacquer).  Love those flames on the surfboard!! The beach ball's white stripes were coated in stickles as well and then popped up with dimensionals onto the fun beach towel!  Feelin' like Summer Now, huh?!!

For more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these Designer's Links:

Please make plans to attend our Release party this Thursday night, May 27th from 7-10 central time which will be held at StampTV.  There will be contest questions, challenges, samples from several designers and lots of chatter all leading up to 10pm central, when all the new products and stamp sets previewed this week on our blogs become available online through GinaK Designs store!


  1. wow! Love the first one, shabby chic is one of my fav styles! And love the shiny surfboard...I wish I had of used the crystal effects!

  2. Oh gosh that Shabby Chic is just amazing!!! The colors are just so soft and pretty!!! And the shiny surfboard is soooo cool!!

  3. Oh Suzanne, I love them both, but the first one takes my breath away, just awesome... you are so amazing... hoping to get back to my lessons real soon.

  4. GORGEOUS Gorgeous, Botanicals card!
    And I hope your beach card brings beachy weather to you soon!

  5. The botanical card is one of those
    WOW cards. So gorgeous. Love the colors you used.
    Gladys R.

  6. What beautifully soft colors you have used. Lovely, lovely card.

  7. I am loving this surf board...oh good time of body boarding! hey I still got it just throw me in the water!!
    Inspiring work as usual my friend! Endless beauty coming from you!

  8. Love how you combined the images on the botanicals card and your colors are wonderful! Just beautiful!
    And what a fun beach card!

  9. Two exceptional cards, Suzanne! Wonderful colours in both of them.
    Diane x

  10. I so, so love the Gina K botanicals card. gorgeous green, luv the flowers and swirls, the MS border, infact every bit of it.
    Joanne xx

  11. Fun and beautiful cards - just shows what a great designer you are to do two such different styles:) Always a pleasure to visit your blog!

  12. Sunzanne, these are stunning. I love the botanical one. Looks great with that gorgeous flower you have made. Thanks for sharing. hugs Shelley

  13. Suzanne, Both are gorgeous but that first one with the Botanicals stamp set is stunning!!

  14. Fantastic cards, Suzanne! I absolutely love the Botanicals card with its soft colors and beautiful details! The Beach Bum card really screams summer!

  15. So beautiful cards Suzanne,i love your images and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. Your botanical card is absolutely beautiiful and the beach bum card is a fun card!

  17. Wow pretty cards again, love your cards!


  18. Awesome! Suzanne you always go the extra mile with your creations; the stickles, the glaze... which are so fab!

    Hope the weather improves for your holiday weekend coming up (ours is today).

  19. Your first card is sooo pretty and the soft colors and the flourishes around the oval!!!! Gorgeous coloring on the beach card...sooo fun!!!

  20. Absolutely beautiful! Your first card is glorious! Love all the embellishments and fanciness... just beautiful!

  21. Just lovely Suzanne! Can you fit me into your suitcase when y'all head down south??? I will make myself really small, I promise! We are having rain up in Washington like you are. Very had to do yard work & put in a back yard when it is mud instead of dirt!

  22. love th flourishes on that first one1
    the gloss and sparkly on your second card is awesome!

  23. Hi Suzanne,
    Your Botanicals card is so elegant!
    Summer Fun makes me want to be at the the shiny surf board!
    Hugs to you,

  24. These are both wonderful, Suzanne, I love the elegance and vitage look of the first one and the second one is so fun! Can't wait to see all of Gina's releases! :)
    Hugs, Christine

  25. wow that first card is gorgeous Suzanne!

  26. Hi Suzanne,
    I loved your Botanicals card, it is beautiful. Can you please tell me which brand is that lovely scroll, it is one of the nicest ones I have seen.
    Rene from OZ xo

  27. Both of these cards are fabulous! Wish I had half of your creativity!

  28. Love the soft colors on the botanical card! Also, want to thank you for all of the enabling you have been doing -- got my order from Susanna's today and need to practice with the pearl pens. The colors are so pretty! I also have sent off orders to Wild orchids and the company that had those dies I fell in love with!

  29. What a stunningly elegant botanicals card! Perfectly detailed! Your beach card is so festive and fun!

  30. They are both wonderful but I love flowers and the botannical one is just gorgeous!!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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