Wednesday, November 4

Gina K's CSS DT 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:



Lets get right to the card shall we? I used the first sketch for the challenge.
I used 4 different stamp sets on this card. Festive Frames, Winter Foliage, First Christmas, and Vintage Borders. The cardinal from First Christmas, was stamped with tuxedo black on white pl paper and colored with copics. The branches from Winter Foliage were inked with bamboo leaves and rich cocoa inks, stamped on white pl and cut out with a circle nestibility. The ornaments from Vintage Borders were stamped with versamark on white pl and heat embossed using gold ep, colored with copics, cut out and glued to the branches. I added a bow made out of gold thread to the tops of each ornament. I popped up the cardinal to sit on the branches.

The sentiment is from Festive Frames and was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I did not have any green or red buttons to match the green and red papers I used, so I colored them with my copics to match. I was not able to color them so they looked like a solid green...the ink kept moving instead of covering and they ended up having a cool marbled look to them.

Here is a closer look at all the layers and dimensions. What do you say, should we go hop the night away?

First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:
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:
Gina K
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 Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Foliage, First Christmas, Vintage Borders, Festive Frames
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves
Paper: Real Red, Fresh Asparagus, White Pure Luxury
Accessories: Copics (R22, R24, R29, E33, Y23, Y28, N6), Branch Punch, Gold Thread, Gold Pearls, Gold ep, Buttons, Ribbon, Circle Nestibilities, Oval Punches, Border Punch

55 comments:

Maria Levine said...

This is stunning!! Fabulous work!

wordbird said...

Wow Shari...this is a work of art!...I love the beautiful scene you've created! ;D Diana

Tina Gilliland said...

Sharri... this is gorgeous!!!! Great job on combining all those sets!!!

Deb said...

Wow! All those teeny tiny ornaments! This is stunning! I love the gold and all the amazing little details!

Selma said...

Another stunning card Sharri.

Jessica said...

Sharri!!! Could you hear my sighing all the way across town!?! I LOVE your card - the extra touches you always add to your card are just perfect! Thank you so much for hopping with us tonight and giving us such gorgeous eyecandy!!!

Janice M said...

Wow!! Your card is Gorgous!! Love the scene you created!!

Patti J said...

Sharri, this is gorgeous! Very well done, my friend!

craftieodamae said...

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

Carolina said...

What an adorable card - the layers and all the extra touches came together so perfectly!

StinkerbellSteph said...

Oh that is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Sharri!! I love all of the fabulous details.

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful Sharri and I love it!

Denise said...

Awesome card! Those ornaments look fabulous on the branches! Love it!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Such a beautiful Card Sharri!

JenMarie said...

Oh this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Giovana said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

joy said...

Amazing detail on your card and the ornaments in the pine branches is spectacular!

Neesey said...

Such wonderful attention to detail. Another lovely card.

Melissa Cash said...

Oh Sharri! This is just gorgeous. I love how you used so many sets and that you cut out all of the little ornaments!

JessicaK said...

Wow - the colors and the layers - the card just POPS!

Natalie said...

What a beautiful card, love the cardinal!! So much work involved in this one! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love how you perched the cardinal on the circle with the branches. You did an awesome job cutting out all of those little ornaments, I'm impressed.

Melanie said...

oh clever! love them cut up! great scene!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sharri! I love how you combined all the sets! Wonderful coloring and arrangement!

Marsha said...

Wow. This is beautiful !

Stampin' Pam said...

Truly stunning and what a fabulous way to combine SO many sets together! Lovely.

catdidit said...

Wowza Sharri! all those little ornaments in the tree boughs, just awesome!

naneruth said...

Awesome card. The bird is very pretty on there.bizab

Teri said...

So pretty! TFS!

danelover said...

WOW!!!...fantastic card...beautiful detail...

Jenny McGee said...

Such a nice card. I love how you extended the stamped pine with embellishments that looked like pine. Great idea.

Kathy H said...

Wow.. a real work of art!

Jennie said...

This is stunning Sharri! Love the combo of cards for this masterpiece! WOW, I am so loving all of these elements together. The ornaments on the pine is so cool and that bird, wow :o)

Lori said...

So very beautiful Sharri!!!

Lisa T said...

Wow, that is gorgegous!

Roxie said...

Love this card. Cardinals are one of my favorite birds.

Lynne Phelps said...

I love EVERYTHING about this card! Truly lovely. The stripes, the way you have combined the stamps to decorate the tree, and the popped up cardinal and 3D flowers. LOVE IT! And I may be CASE-ing it soon!

Theresa Momber said...

This truly is a stunning card! Great hop!!!

Darla said...

great colours!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely breathtaking...I love cardinals and yours just sets off the card Sherry L

lisa808 said...

Beautiful! Love the detail with the poinsettias, branches, and ornaments (what a job!).

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

GASP!!! So many beautiful details on your GORGEOUS card, Sharri!

Pat Jandacek said...

You sure know how to put things together beautifully! TFS

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Woweeee!!!! Stunning with the ornaments on those pine branches!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is beautiful!! I love the scene you created for the image. wonderful!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous card! I love the punches!! Gotta have those!

shelly w said...

Very Beautiful card! I love the placement of the ornaments.

Sue D said...

A lot of nice touches on this card--great job!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, Sharri, this card just knocks my socks off, girl!!! Absolutely gorgeous in every way!

Carolyn King said...

woooweee...gorgeous! love how you combined those sets!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, this is wonderful! What a great use of a mix of stamps. Your cardinal is gorgeous!

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMGosh Sharri - this has to be my favorite project from this hop. I love how clever and creatively that you used all these sets to create such a wonderful card. WOW!

Karen Knegten said...

Sharri- I really like this card. My order will be here today. I ordered Winter Foliage and can't wait to use it.

Shannon said...

WOW!!! I love all the details you added. Beautiful job!