Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gina K CSS Christmas Card Hop

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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:

Here's my card:

I used Nina's set: Elegant Post for the image
and Rupa's set: The Magic of Christmas for the sentiment.

The lantern is popped up and the 'glass' part is covered with a Clear Sakura Glaze pen.
Then entire image circle is sparkling with Bamboo Leaf Shimmerz Spritz.

And here is the inside:

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

Be sure to leave a comment on each because sweet Nina is going to draw a random name from the comments on one of the blogs to win Melanie's Hip To Be Square set!!

First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:

Gina K
Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse

and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:

Brenda Turner,
Carla Suto,
Carolina Buchting,
Charlene Merrick,
Dawn Lusk,
DeeMarie Kelemen,
Geri Utterback ,
Giovanna Smith,
Janice Melton,
JenMarie Taylor,
Jennie Harper,
Joy Hadden,
Kay Simmons,
Linda Payne,
Lori McAree,
Melisa Waldorf,
Pam Imholz,
Selma Stevenson,
Shannon Bracken,
Shelly Wilson,
Sue Walsh,
Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:

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!

Card Recipe:
Stamps ~ Gina K Designs: Elegant Post, The Magic of Christmas
Paper ~ white, black, real red, both sides of Chatter Box Holiday Holly Swirls
Ink ~ black, summer sun for sponging
Accessories ~ copics, clear sakura glaze pen, bamboo leaf shimmerz spritz, black rhinestones, red rhinestones, red satin ribbon, green satin ribbon, dimensionals, nesties, ek success border punch


Carrie said...

Gorgeous Jen!!

Maria said...

Fabulous! Love all the shimmer!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh - I LOVE that sparkle! I was wondering how you did that!!!

Your card is simply gorgeous, Jen! Thank you so much for joining in on the hop with us tonight! I'm thrilled to be hopping with you again! lol!

Tina said...

I'm with Jessica... I LOVE that sparkle and was thinking wow... she didn't pen all that.. LOL Very very pretty card.

Janice M said...

Very pretty Jen! I like the way you did the inside too!

quilter said...

I like your idea of using the lamp, very Christmasy and very appealing. Good job.

dee marie said...

Wow, look at all the sparkle and shine! What a gorgeous card, JenMarie! Love it!

Brenda said...

JenMarie, this is gorgeous!! I love the sparkle and the glow from the lantern is fab!

A Consuming Passion said...

Your card is beautiful Jen love the sparkle too!!

Giovana said...

How clever!! Beautiful card.

Neesey said...

This reminds me of a real ol fashioned christmas. Love the colors

joy said...

Great card with beautiful insides! You are inspiring me do a little more!

Carolina said...

So delightful in every way - love how you made the main image all sparkly and the inside is just perfect!

JessicaK said...

So cool; the subtle shimmy shimmy is beautiful.

Natalie said...

Wow! Love the spritzing on the card, so very pretty!!

Dawn said...

fabulous! love the shimmer, the pop of color...the lamp just glows!

Melanie said...

love the shimmer and sponging, JenMarie!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful! I love the soft glow around the lantern and the added sparkle.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful...what shimmery goodness you have given to this elegant post! :) Fantastically creative!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, JenMarie! I love all the shimmer and shine!

Marsha said...

Very pretty. Great touches.

Selma said...

Oh how pretty. I love the shimmer.

Cat Tidwell said...

What a stunner Jen! I really love that sparkle!

Jenny McGee said...

I love this card. I love how the shimmer looks like snow.

Nana Griffin said...

Love how you did this card!The inside is always nice to see too and I love how you did it.

Mandy said...

great! love the glow around the light and the shimmerz. too cute!

Deb said...

Wow JenMarie! This is so sparkling-gorgeous! LOVE it! Makes me think of Christmas in New Orleans!

redwasher1 said...

I really love this card!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Jen!! From the sneak peek I couldn't wait to see what you did!! Love your card!!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous JenMarie! The shimmer is fabuolous!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Jen Marie, love the shimmer and nice bow and swirly dp :o)

Donna Baker said...

beautiful - love the sparkle!

Theresa Momber said...

I totally love how you did this card!!! Fabulous job!!!

Lisa T said...

Beautiful & elegant! Love the glitter!

Teri C said...

Love it - esp. the shimmer!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love how the scroll work on the lamp post is echoed by the black scrolls in the DP background! Nice job on the shimmering glow of the lamp!

Sharri said...

JenMarie, This is beautiful! I love the glow of the lamp!

Pat Jandacek said...

The background paper looks made-to-order for this image. The finished inside is lovely, too. Don't mean to slight all the rest of the beautiful things that make it a great card but don't want to make this entry too long, either. TFS

Lee said...

What a beautiful lamppost scene!!

AKiteFlier said...

GORRRRRRRgeous - love the sparkle , the sakura glaze and the BG paper.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like how it sparkles.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Beautiful card, Jen Marie! Love all the sparkle!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful inside and out...your coloring rocks!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Gorgeous! Love that you didn't use the entire lamp post...drawing the focus to the light itself!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey JenMarie! Your card is wonderful! I love that lampost set...excellent touch coloring in the light reflection. Cool DP, too.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Jen Marie- Great job on your Hop card!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Love it!!! Perfect for this theme and sketch.