Tuesday, July 28, 2009

GinaK Elegant Post Previews

I finally got to play with my new stamp set called Elegant Post. I loved everything that Gina's DTs have featured.

I also made some matching papers in two forms: Simple Elegance and as Grungy Elegance packs. I used rich, regal colors for the color combo, including one that matches Gina's new paper, Green Apple, a color very similar to SU's Old Olive and retired color Kiwi Kiss. I think it's going to be one of my favorite colors. I love this color so much that I have 6 Copics (out of 23 markers I own) that are in this family. Green Apple matches Pale Olive very well.

Here are my sample cards using this very versatile set. The first is a set of clean and simple cards. The birdcage image is detailed and it looks great stamped white on dark cardstock.

The sketch is the same for all three cards, but I used differnt embellishments. Here they are close-up. I stamped the image using a cream Palette ink on GKD's Chocolate Kiss cardstock and the sentiment using Chocolate Chip ink on cream CS. I also used gem brads by Making Memories on this one with a pretty ribbon from the dollar bin at Michael's.

I stamped the image on Ruby Red CS and used silver pearls for embellies on this one.

This one uses Really Red CS and ink and I hand stitched the "chain" and label. The button is from my old button stash.

For my last card for today, I used the Simple Elegance Paper pack. One color in this pack matches the SU Summer Sun, which is the card base here. The birdcage was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and the birds were stamped with Summer Sun. That pretty ribbon was again a dollar bin find at Michael's. I used the silver pearls for the chain and added a border punch on the bottom.

As you can see, with this stamp set, you can easily make a simple or a more elaborate elegant card. Now, if you would like to get a chance to win Elegant Post, make sure you enter my blog candy giveaway on THIS PREVIOUS POST. And come visit on this SCS thread on Thursday, 7-10 PM central time for the release party.

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  1. Beautiful cards! I love how elegant your cards are today!! Blessings and Hugs!!

  2. oooh this is totally cute! love the set :D i really like the different materials you used for the chain! God bless :)

  3. Nina, this set looks amazing!! I can't wait to see the entire images!!
    Congratulations another beautiful release!

  4. These are beautiful. I love all the different ways you have hung the bird cages.
    Clare x

  5. Oh so gorgeous Nina! Love all the different colors and embellies you have showcased your awesome stamp set with!

  6. What fun cards nina!!! they look great!!

  7. Hi Nina,
    I love this image from your set I've stamped it several times already - Can't wait for your blog hop I' biting my nails hoping my favourite won't be shown before then!!!

  8. omg! these are gorgeous! i love each one of them.

    a chance to win it, huh... i'm checking it out.


  9. fabulous!! I'm loving your latest stamp set. It's so elegant. And you've created such beautiful cards with them.
    I love the idea of stitching the chain onto the cardstock. more brilliance.And the cream Palette ink on the card stock is lovely!

  10. They are all amazing. Wow what inspiration and you have been having lots of fun playing with this new set. Hugz


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