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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Festive Frame by Melanie Muenchinger


Hello everyone...I am soo excited tonight because Melanie Muenchinger asked me to take part in her October new stamps release for Gina K. Designs!!! Isn't her new Festive Frame gorgeous!!! I made a couple of samples for your pleasure....the first one was stamped on Night of Navy with Versamark and embossed with silver ep. The poinsettias were stamped on white dp with Versamark and embossed with silver ep three times. The flowers were all cutout, colored lightly with copics, attached with dimensionals, dusted with glitter, and silver pearls were attached to the centers. The inner oval was cutout of the Night of Navy frame. The sentiment from the same set was stamped on a piece of light blue dp with Night of Navy. It was attached to a piece of Bashful Blue cs that extended beyond the frame layer. Then the frame was attached to the background layer with foam tape. Silk May Arts ribbon was tied around the side of the elevated top layer and little silver pearls finishes it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Festive Frame
Paper: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Nikki Sivil'd North Pole Nights dp
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Pearls, May Arts Ribbon, Glitter

I wanted to create a little drama with this card. The Festive Frame was stamped with Versamark onto watercolor paper and embossed with gold ep. The poinsettias were colored with Tombow markers and red rhinestones were attached to the centers. The sentiment from the same set was stamped with Riding Hood Red onto white cs and layered on the black Nestabilities layer. The gold shimmery ribbon and more red rhinestones finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: Festive Frame
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Black, Regal Rose, Real Red, Ink: Versamark, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Nestabilities, Tombow Markers, Red Rhinestones, Gold Ribbon
Thanks for looking and I hope you had a chance to attend the Gina K. Release Party on SCS. Be sure to check out all the new stamp sets at Gina K. Designs!! They will be available after 10:00 PM tonight.

30 comments:

Melanie said...

Joan, your style aand coloring just rock my world! I love how you made the individual petals dimesnional on the first card, and all the frosty details!
you watercoloring with the markers on the seond just makes my mouth water!!
hugs!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, JOAN!! Girl, you know I love all your cards....but this...the blue one...holy smokes, girl, this HAS to be my all-time favorite Joan card!!! Oh my goodness, BREATH TAKING!!!

Kittie said...

Joan both projects are gorgeous. I love your paper piecing and ribbon.

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning Joan, but I must say the blue poinsettia's have literally knocked my socks off. What a fabulous idea, so gorgeous! Okay, off to check out my poinsettia stamps and see if I can case and create something half as gorgeous as this! Big hugs girl!

Liz Williams said...

This is a gorgeous stamp, and yet you even glorify that with your talented ways and means!!! Glad you got to take part in that. It's always good to see some of my favorite Texas stampers representing us on these DTs and releases!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan these are GORGEOUS... Congrats on the helping out. You out did yourself on these! Just gorgeous.

catdidit said...

Oh WOWZA! I am loving both of these! That watercoloring is sooo awesome though, LOVE it!

Tricia said...

How pretty, Joan!! I like the one with red poinsettias especially. It's just beautiful!!

Holly said...

MOM!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!! These are jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy smokes...... how on earth did you keep this a secret from me??? Are you trying to hide your stamps from me? Hee hee hee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fern said...

WOW Joan, these are beyond gorgeous!! The blue one needs to be framed, because it's truly a work of art!! And I think it's my favorite one, although that's a tough choice to make. I love the soft blue and the layered poinsettia.
And the red one, being more of the traditional one, is also gorgeous.. Love the gold accents.. So elegant looking.. You did a fantastic job on both cards, Joan!!! XX Fern

Julia Aston said...

Wow Joan --------- what wonderful framing stamps - your cards are gorgeous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Joan, these are STUNNING! Way to go and congrats on being chosen to do some design work for Melanie, you lucky duck!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Roomie! These are amazing. Your first blue poinsettia card is jsut stunning. All that cutting paid off. and the amazing watercoloring on the second card! WOWzers! AND how fun to have Melanie ask you to be a part of her release!! Hugs,

jdmommy said...

How absolutely gorgeous!! These cards are amazing!! I tend to like the one with RED better. LOL!!

chelemom said...

This is unbelievably gorgeous!!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Joan, your samples are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!

Maria Matter said...

wow Joan, my jaw drops everytime I visit you!
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!
blessings, Maria

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness Joan!! These are soooo very stunning!!! I just LOVE all your beautiful touches and elegants designs on these!! Drop dead gorgeous!! :)

Saskia said...

Beautiful work... so elegant!!

Saskia :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both frames are absolutely gorgeous Joan!! Wowsers!!

Anne said...

Joan your samples with this stamp are awesome!! I just ordered some of Melanies "older" stamps, I love her designs. You have convinced me I'm not done collecting them yet!! Both of your cards look so different using the same stamp and both are gorgeous!! Great job GF!! Wow!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza Joan, you should frame these works of art and hang them on the wall!!!!! They are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Linda

Ceal said...

Wow Joan both of these cards are Simply Beautiful! you always make such gorgeous cards.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

HOLAY MOLAY, Joanie-girl!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! I especially love the blue masterpiece. Wowzers!

Susan (rainy) said...

WOW!! Joan these are both GORGEOUS!!

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE the look of your holiday cards!!

JulieA said...

Oh, that's lovely!!! Your colors are fantastic and the ribbon sets it all off so elegantly.

Rose Ann said...

Both are so very beautiful, Joan!! Congratulations on being chosen as Melanie's sample maker!!

TexasGrammy said...

Oh my word ... you've turned that set into such amazing beauties! I love these, Joan! So elegant ... such great inspiration for everyone who "needs" this set! Woweeee!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These cards are both just gorgeous, Joan, but I must say, I am partial to the one with the blue and silk -- LOL!!! GREAT job on both!!!