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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gina K. Designs CSS Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop! Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:

We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!

The card I have created for you uses the Festive Frame set that was illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs. I started my card with a base of PL White Base weight cardstock and rounded the right corners. I then ran a piece of In The Navy PL through the Cuttlebug with my Victorian embossing folder and rounded the right corners and adhered that to the card. I cut strips of light blue and PL White and layered them to the blue panel. With my Nestabilities dies I cut and embossed a circle of PL White cardstock and stamped the sentiment and floral image in Adirondack Denim ink using a stamp positioner to get them right where I wanted them. I layered this to a light blue panel that was cut with my Nestabilities Blossom die and attached to my cardfront with some foam tape. I finished off the card with lots of little white pearls and a big white bow that I created using the Bow Easy. You can click on the photos below to enlarge if you would like to see all of the details.

First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members: Deb Felts Diana S. Queen Karen Knegten Melissa Cash {that's me} Sharri Seffens Sue VanDeVusse and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:
Asela Hopkins Carolyn King Cindy Lawrence Jessica Fick Lee Murphy Lynn Mercurio Nina Brackett Melanie Muenchinger along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1) These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too!

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wordbird said...

Melissa...another truly beautiful card! ;D Diana

Maria Levine said...

Lovely card! Nice job.

Tina Gilliland said...

Sooo very pretty, Melissa. Love how you laid out the flowers.

Deb said...

I just LOVE how you took a rectangular stamp and made it work on a round image! It is that out-of-the-box thinking that makes you such a fabulous stamper! Gorgeous card!

Jessica said...

Oh Melissa! I LOVE the colors you chose and the details of your card... simply gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for joining in on the hop tonight!

Selma said...

This is beautiful.

Janice M said...

Beautiful card!! Love it done in Blue!

Carolina said...

What a stunning card Melissa! Lvoe how you used Mel's set - just brilliant!

craftieodamae said...

OMG, it's after 11pm and I have to get up at 5AM and here I am hopping LOL. gorgeous cards!!!!

Brenda said...

Stunning card, I love it in blue, absolutely gorgeous.

redwasher1 said...

This is awesome!Great idea!

Denise said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! I love the blue and white :)

JenMarie said...

LOVE this! Beautiful!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Such a beautiful Card Melissa!

StinkerbellSteph said...

Love those pretty pearls w/the scallops! So lovely!

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Melissa!! Love the colors you used.

joy said...

Love the colors! Great inspiration for me.

Neesey said...

What a beautiful color scheme. Very soft and pretty.

Natalie said...

Your card is so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn said...

what a stunning card! and that folder is a must have! beautiful

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Truly elegant! You have such an eye for detail. I love how you used a portion of the Festive Frame with the sentiment.

Melanie said...

Melissa, i love this cropping of the frame in the circle!! our colors are gorgorus, i must have that embossing folder!! great design!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is so beautiful, Melissa! I love the blues and how you cropped the Festive Frame image!

Marsha said...

Love the blues - and how you used this stamp. Very nice.

asela said...

Beautiful! Love the color you used.

Stampin' Pam said...

Beeeeeeutiful Melissa - LOVE the pearls OMgoodness they add sucha touch of elegance - colors are great and love the cropped poinsettia flower used with the blossom die. ROck on!

catdidit said...

OH so gorgeous in this blue Melissa! LOVE it!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOWZERS! This card totally ROCKS! Love the scallops.

naneruth said...

Nice job. Very pretty.

Teri said...

This is breathtaking! What a great job you did!

danelover said...

just beautiful!!!...you made great colour choices..very elegant...

Jenny McGee said...

Beautiful card. The blue is so elegant.

Kathy H said...

awesome!

Jennie said...

Love these colors Melissa and the way you used the frame stamp set this way. Your bow is FABulous!!! Great job :o)

Lori said...

Beautiful Melissa!!!

Lisa T said...

Very, very pretty. The blue & white are so serene.

Lynne Phelps said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and textures. All the little details go together so well. I also love how, with the flower stamped in blue, it resembles toile!

Theresa Momber said...

Love this, Melissa! It's so elegant!!!

Darla said...

wow!! I love this use of the festive frame... not something I ever would have done and LOVE the result!!

Sherry said...

An absolutely beautiful card...so elegant

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

So beautiful in the blues, Melissa, and I love how you cropped the festive frame image with your circle Nesties!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is a beautiful card- love your layout!

Pat Jandacek said...

If I thought I could ever find it, I'd write a note to remind myself to consider using partial stamp images and to quit being so literal. Gorgeous card from start to finish! TFS

Sharri Seffens said...

Melissa, Gorgeous! I love the colors and all the pearls and the bow is beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh how extremely elegant with that gorgeous big bow!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...this is beautiful! I love the touch with the pearls and the embossing is perfect!

shelly w said...

Beautiful card!! I love the placement of the pearls!!

Sue D said...

I like the shades of blue!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just GORGEOUS, Melissa! Love the beautiful blues and use of pearls...so very elegant!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Girl!! This is gorgeous!! I love the blue!

Carolyn King said...

ohhh...stunning!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love the monochromatic look. Your card is just beautiful!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Melissa...I love how you used Melanie's set...what a clever way to get the most from the image. Very nicely done!

Karen Knegten said...

Mellisa- I love the colors you have chosen for your hop card!

Shannon said...

Beautiful card! I love your big bow. Stunning!

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