Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gina K sneak peeks day 3: Live Life Loud and Christ is Risen

Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 3 of the Gina K Designs February release sneak peeks!  Today we are previewing two sets, Live Life Loud and Christ is Risen.  First up, Live Life Loud.  This is a super fun set illustrated by Tami Mayberry.  It has 8 images and 4 sentiments.  I have to say, this is the perfect set for all those tweens out there!

For my card, I went SUPER CAS.  I easily could have omitted the white matting and made it a 1 layer card.  I stamped the square outline image in Versamark and stamped the 2 other images and sentiment directly over it.  Gina's stamps are cling mounted red rubber, so for perfect placement of images, I always use a Stamp-a-ma-jig -truly a life saver!!
Next, we have Christ is Risen.  This amazing set is illustrated by Nina Brackett and has 4 images and 9 sentiments.  For my card, I stamped the image with purple pigment ink and embossed it with clear EP.  I highlighted the wings with a pale yellow copic marker and accented the image with tiny yellow rhinestones.  IRL the rose matches the purple ink perfectly, but for some reason the picture makes it look much darker.
You know, in looking at my cards I notice that I used kraft cardstock on both and I didn't use pattern paper on either one.  The funny thing is I made these cards on different days!  Funny how that happens.

Here are the GKD girls who have previews for you today.  Be sure to check them out and don't forget to comment for a chance to win these stamp sets!!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 4 of previews AND be sure to come by the release party which will be tomorrow night (Thursday) from 7-10 pm CST, over at StampTV.

I'll leave you with a couple close-up pictures.

Card Deets (You rock):
Stamps - Live Life Loud
Ink - Versamark, chocolate chip, baja breeze
Paper - White and Kraft cardstock
Accessories - White satin ribbon (Basics ribbon), copic markers, 2mm -3mm and 4mm clear rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty)


Card Deets (Rejoice):
Stamps - Christ is Risen
Ink - Purple Hydrangea (VersaMagic chalk ink)
Paper - Kraft, Black and White cardstock
Accessories - Yellow ribbon (Martha Stewart), 2mm and 3mm gold rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Copic markers, clear embossing powder, Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars) 
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101 comments:

  1. Nice designs Michelle! Love the Kraft with Live Life Loud and your Rejoice card is so pretty and the distressing is perfect!

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  2. Ohhhhhhhhh I really really love the CAS card!! And your other is gorgeous with the purple yellow and kraft colors! that rose is perfect as well!!

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  3. Beautiful cards! Love both of these sets. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Sue Brailey

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  4. love the natural look of the you rock card :)GREAT JOB!

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  5. I liked the simplicity of the "you Rock" card. Simple but full of volume! Both are great!

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  6. Both cards are simple and sweet. Love the purple!

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  7. Yummy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Fabulous creations! Love the CAS first one!

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  9. Fun cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

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  11. So simple and beautiful! I really like these!

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  12. I really like the colors on the Rejoice card. It's subtle, but effective.

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  13. Way to go! You ladies sure are an inspiration!!

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  14. Michelle, I love your choice of kraft for htese cards. They are wonderful. Each one makes such a huge statement in its simplicity! TFS

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  15. Cool cards! Understated but oh, so cool!
    barb

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  16. Both cards are great but I am a serious fan of the CAS.

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  17. I really like the Kraft paper on both. The first is so clean and simple; and I love the image on the second card.

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  18. great cards! Love the kraft paper.
    Sandra ltb

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  19. Great CAS design with Tammy's new set!

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  20. Both cards are fantastic Michelle, love your CAS very much!

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  21. I liked the kraft paper with these stamp sets. Very pretty.

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  22. Loving that CAS card! Kraft is such a yummy neutral and the touch of white matting is perfect! The second image has quite a mix of images in it. Love the bling on the crown. Great set of cards.

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  23. Love the kraft color and cas style on your first card. Your "rejoice" card is awesome! Love the highlighting and jewels added. Very nice.

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  24. Beautiful CAS design with sets that could be easy to over-do. Love what you and the other talented ladies are doing with them!

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  25. Classic, beautiful, elegant. And I love that shade if purple.

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  26. Great cards! I love all of your little touches.

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  27. I use a lot of Kraft so I can see how you would do that....Great Cards!!!

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  28. You Rock Plain and simple Love it!!

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  29. Ohhh so cook in the Kraft with the scattering of bling!!! And the flower is just so gorgeous on the second card!!

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  30. Michelle, love your cards!! I especially love CAS cards, they say so much with so little!

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  31. Great cards - love the simplicity of each.

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  32. Great cards! Love your embellishments! Very pretty!

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  33. Very pretty, I really like the soft interpretation of "you rock".

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  34. Really like the CAS "You Rock" card.
    I can never pull it off - love yours.

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  35. Love that CAS card with kraft-stunning in its simplicity!

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  36. Fabulous cards! Love what you did here!

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  37. Pretty cards Michelle. I like how you showed us something new with your CAS card that didn't use the musical images of Tami's set, and I like the purple tips added to the flower in your second card to match the ink color, fabulous!

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  38. Hi Michele~

    I love this REJOICE card! I love how you used the color of "Majesty" purple on it! That flower is beautiful with the touch of purple on it! Your bows are always perfect! I will be checking this set out! I love the crown...even alone!

    The Live Life Loud card is wonderful...CAS cards can be so effective and beautiful at the same time.

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  39. Gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one, that little collage of stuff is so cool!

    I like you how you popped up the sentiment on the other one!

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  40. What a wonderful set of cards.

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  41. Many, many things I like about your cards - the kraft color, the jewels in the crow, the highlighting on the crown card, your rejoice sentiment - fantastic cards!

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  42. Great cards. Love the CAS design of the first one.

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  43. Beautiful cards! They are so elegant!

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  44. Both of your cards are great! I am really quite partial to your live life loud card! It's glorious in all its CAS styling!

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  45. your rose flowers is just lovely on your card and yellow ribbon!

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  46. beautiful! love the touch of yellow outline on the 2nd one.

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  47. Awesome cards. Love the colors and simplicity of the cards. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  48. I love your "You Rock" card - superb!!

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  49. I love what you've done with the bew sets. Thay look great in CAS style

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  50. Thanks for the extra closeup looks. Both cards are fantastic and you really make the neutral cardstocks work.

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  51. Michelle,
    Wonderful job on both cards!! Both so well done, and they are both kind of CAS, and so attractive!!

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  52. What great cards--love them both--thanks so much for sharing!

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  53. Hi Michelle! Oh my goodness I think you totally rocked both of these cards! I love the kraft!!! Gorgeous colors and layouts! Wow!

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  54. You did it again. Great cards!

    Joanienp

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  55. Love them so much! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  56. OOOO!! I like your take using both these sets!

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  57. Love the purple on your rejoice card.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  58. CAS and an elegance! nicely done.

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  59. I like how you layered the first card. Your flower looks wonderful on the second card.

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  60. Wow! I love how you used a CAS style on the first card. It really shows up a different way to use the set.

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  61. i enjoyed the closeups of your projects, nice to see all the details!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  62. thanks for your cards. I love the use of the subtle neutrals. Thanks

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  63. So pretty! I love the sparkles and the simplicity - really makes the stamps stand out!

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  64. Very nice! I love the purple ink with that stamp!

    Joe Morgan
    www.createncraft.com

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  65. very nice love the frog card nice job thanks for shareing

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  66. very nice love the frog card nice job thanks for shareing

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  67. Once again awesome cards...Love love love the rejoice card. TFS

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  68. Love your cards, especially the Rejoice card! These sets are great!

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  69. Great layout on these! Fantastic job!

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  70. Super fun!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  71. Fabulous cards Michelle, especially love the first one on the kraft paper, it's gorgeous!

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  72. Just fabulous!! My son is a drummer and I really must have this set!

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  73. Really, REALLY like the first card!

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  74. Wow! The simplicity on these works wonderfully! Good work!

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  75. Great work! Especially LOVE the first one!

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