Tuesday, September 29, 2009

GinaK Previews: Lord of the Seasons

To see my post for the MoxieFab World Blog Tour, please click HERE. GinaK previews follow.

I am so thrilled to share some cards today using my newest GinaK Designs set,
Lord of the Seasons. I've always loved topiaries and as I started drawing one, I just couldn't stop there. I had to include one for every season. And because all seasons are covered, it's a good all-occasion set you can use all year.

If you visited my blog yesterday, you saw samples using this set already. On that post, I showed you quick, clean and simple note cards you can easily make to give away. Because the images are very detailed, they are good stamped as they are, as shown here (Click on the photos for a larger view):

I stamped the sentiments on PL Ivory and trimmed them. Using a craft knife, I then cut slits on each side of the stamped image and inserted the sentiment panel through. Easy peesy! :-)

For today's cards, I will show you how these same images are so fun to color, too. This set comes with two sayings that are appropriate for any season. I used the same layout for all 4 cards. I stamped the image on PL Ivory and colored them with Copics. I then sponged the panel. I distressed the edges of the patterned papers, then stitched them.

Fall card Supplies
Papers: Pumpkin Spice, In the Navy, SEI patterned papers
Embellishments: buttons, twine

Winter/Christmas card Supplies
Paper: Rocket Red, Green Apple, Summer Sun, GKD Vintage Holly digipaper pack
Embellishments: Button, silver cord, silver pearls

Spring card supplies
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Bug Me Anytime Pastel digipaper pack
Ink: Certainly Celery
Embellishments: white twine, pearl beads, pearls

Summer Card Supplies
Paper: Soft Sand, Summer Sun, Wild Saffron by K&Co.
Ink: Baja Breeze
Embellishment: Summer Sun ribbon, Basic Grey button


GinaK Designs is also previewing Melanie's new adorable set,
Hip to be Square. Go pay Melanie a visit, then head to the design team members' blogs for more previews: Carolyn King Cathy Tidwell Cindy Lawrence Donna Baker Emily Giovanni Erika Martin Jessica Fick Kurtis Amundson Lynn Mercurio and, of course, Gina Krupsky, who's giving away a copy each of the Lord of the Seasons and Hip to be Square sets on her blog.

And don't forget CSS for September 2009 joining us today:
Janice Melton and
Giovana Smith. Come back tomorrow for more card samples using Lord of the Seasons by me and my Guest DT this month.

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35 comments:

  1. I love this set Nina!!! Your cards are beautiful!!

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  2. Wow! This is wonderful. I love seeing how you used the same sets in different ways.

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  3. Love the pearl embellishments! Outstanding and I think the little cardinal is the perfect touch. Thanks for creating these stamps - I am going to enjoy these so much.

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  4. great set of cards, it's hard to pick a favorite!

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  5. These are beautiful Nina - I too love Topiaries and these are gorgeous!!! Just one more for my wish list!!!

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  6. love these cards and your set is a must have :))))

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  7. Great cards! This is such a great set! I'm having lots of fun playing with it!

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  8. Nina, your set is wonderful!!! Fab set of cards!!!

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  9. Your cards are awesome Nina!!
    Great creations.
    God bless
    Giovana

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  10. Oh these are sooo sweet!! I love this year round set Nina!!!

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  11. WOWZERS, Nina...what truly beautiful creations! Each one more striking than the next! I'm speechless!

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  12. What a wonderful set of topiaries to color! Great job, Nina!

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  13. Beautiful cards.....love how you did the note cards, too...clean and simple..perfect for when you need a "fast" card!

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  14. Nina, This looks like a beautiful set. I love it. Your cards are very pretty too.

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  15. Nina! I just love all of these! That spring one with the pearls though, gorgeous! LOVE this set too!

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  16. I LOVE these cards! You did such a great job and the stamps are so cute colored this way.

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  17. beautiful cards, Nina! I love the mix of designer papers for each of the seasons, and the beads on the Spring one is a nice touch

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  18. These are elegant Nina. How fun it will be to ink them up.

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  19. Nina- wow, what beautiful cards. Love the different papers and images on each one. Lovely.

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  20. what a stunning set of cards Nina! Beautifully done. I love your gorgeous illustrations....cannot wait to play with them more!

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  21. Your cards are all wonderful. Thanks for showing how you can use these amazing images in different ways!

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  22. These are lovely stamp designs and the cards you made are just beautiful...what a wonderful talent you have!!

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  23. Nina, how beautiful!!! I LOVE your cards!! Your set is so much fun to play with - you are so talented!!

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  24. Gorgeous set, Nina! Love the variety. I can't wait to see the entire set. What a great set for Christmas cards!

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  25. Nina - all of your cards are just gorgeous!!! Hugs ~S~

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  26. Nina...you have done Gina K and her customers very proud with a fantastic set. Lots of versatility. I'm not sure of all those cards which is my favorite...they are all wonderful!
    Thanks!

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  27. This set looks amazing!! Your designs and creations never disappoint me!

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  28. Hey Nina,
    Great job on all the card, I like the simple & easy ones!

    Shell~Alaska
    SBS28

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  29. These cards are GORGEOUS, Nina! Love all the different ribbon treatments too - fancy! ;)

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  30. I'm still oooohhhh'ing and ahhhh'ing over each and everyone of your cards. What a versatile set of images. You are such an artist. I cannot even pick out a favorite card or image. They are all especially gorgeous. I do though, love the hanging pearls on the spring topiary card... darling!

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