Friday, November 18

GKD CSS Alumni hop

Hi and welcome to the Gina K CSS Alumni November blog hop!!!

You should have come by the way of the Miesje's fabulous blog. If you just stopped by to visit, I encourage you to start at the beginning of the hop here. These talented girls have some gorgeous eye candy to share tonight!

Carolina picked out this festive picture as our inspiration piece for creating our projects.
A few things I noticed right away in the photo was the colors and the circle shapes. The next was some of the decorations on the boxes such as the bows, the simple sentiments and the poinsettia.
My first card uses the pink and blue colors.
I used the tree from the Spirit of Christmas stamp set. I colored right on the stamp with memento markers to get the branches green and the trunk brown. I decorate it with pink rhinestones and a sparkling star. I finished off the card with a big pink bow.

For my next card I used circles and some of the darker colors from the picture.
I used pattern papers and a border die that went with my circle theme. The poinsettia is from A Year of Flowers and was colored with copics, E40, E41, E42, G82, G85, G94 and YR20. I covered the petals with crystal stickles and the leaves with rock candy stickles. In the center are three pearls. I finished off the card with a couple of simple sentiments and a bow.

Make sure to leave a comment each of the blogs in the hop because on Tuesday morning (November 22), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and the prize will be a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

After you are done hopping please stop back at Stamp TV and if you are inspired, we would love for you to join us by creating a project using the inspiration photo.

Now I am going to send you on your way to Tera's beautiful blog.
Enjoy the rest of the hop!!


Tree Card Supplies - Blessed is the Season, Spirit of Christmas, Spellbinders, Ribbons, Rhinestones, Stickles, Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses, GKD Pure Luxury Papers, Memento Ink.

Poinsettia Card Supplies - A Year of Flowers, Spellbinders, Banner Die, Lacey Eyelet Border Die, Stickles, SU & Memento Inks, SU & GKD Pure Luxury Papers, Basic Grey - Wassail, Copics, Seam Binding Ribbon

60 comments:

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful and I love the papers you used in each!!

Miesje said...

Oh wow! I really, really love these cards. That second one is amazing and the first one is so soft and pretty! Love them!

Carla S. said...

Both cards ae so beautiful, Sharri! I love the colors, papers and images on both!

buggin2stamp said...

Wowza! Your cards are gorgeous! I love the beautiful papers and all the texture, dimension and bling.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Sharri- Stunning cards- both of them! Love all the patterned papers and the design of them both. Wonderful work!

Melissa Cash said...

Ack! Your killin' me girl, I love both of these and can't pick a favorite. One is so fun and whimsical and the other so beautiful and elegant. You go girl!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful!!! Love the pink color scheme on the first and the wonderfully glittered pointsetta on the second!!!

Betty Neville said...

WOW Sharri! These are so gorgeous- love them!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful! That 2nd card is stunning with the rich colors together!

Payne Holler Cards said...

yikes! hey!!! did anyone ever tell ya that your pretty good at this LOL heeeheeeeeehee...kid-oh both of these are just amazingly gorgeous (-:

Carolina said...

Oh your first card is just GORGEOUS!!! Love the pearls and the color scheme! the second is so elegant and love the circles behind your beautifully colored poinsettia!

Kris said...

Love them both for very different reasons! Thanks for the info on how you made them too! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Both are fantastic! Such fun colors and the perfect touches of bling on your first card and that second one is drop dead gorgeous! Love how you used that border with the ribbon.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi Sharri! WOW!! JUST wonderful!! Love the colors and the images are perfect as well! Hope you have a great wknd!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, Shari, that poinsettia is just stunning! Love the sparkle. Both cards are fabulous!

Cheri said...

WOW! Sharri, these are both amazing cards! I absolutely love the details you've used in each creations. The little tree is adorable and I love the dp you chose. The second card is soooo gorgeous! I love the sketch you used on it and that little bit of ribbon peeking from under the border punch is a wonderful detail. Love them!!!!

Kay S said...

Fabulous! Both of these are absolutely gorgeous. Love the use of pink on the first one and the second is just a stunner with all the different dp! TFS!

pamselinski said...

Sharri your cards are beautiful. I love them. Thanks for the inspireation

Tosha said...

Wow, beautiful cards the 2nd is simply stunning.

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I think that covers it all. Those cards are GORGEOUS!!!!

naneruth said...

Lovely ideas and cards!

Lynne Armstrong said...

WOW WOW WOW...these are both STUNNING Sharri. Love the cute tree and your poinsettia is soooo elegant :)
Hugs xx

The Vannoy Family said...

Thanks for sharing your projects - always love the CSS Alumni Blog Hops - such inspiration you ladies have! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

redwasher1 said...

Hi Sharri, wow both of your cards are just stunning!!!

Susan said...

Love both cards and the great combination of DP.

Gayle said...

Wow, Sharri, lovely cards. Just love the decorations on your tree and your poinsettia card is stunning.

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful job!! I am using a TON of pink for my xmas cards!!

KVencel said...

Never would think to make a pink and blue Christmas card but yours is so wonderful!

Ina said...

Such different looks on both cards. Love the soft pinks and the traditional red and green which represents Christmas. Both beautifully done.

Gladys R. said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the
colors you used in both. Great job.
Gladys R.

Donna said...

Wonderful cards!! Beautiful job.
Love the pink version of the Holidays, so pretty is that PP, and that tree is adorable, perfect just perfect.
And your poinsettia card is also so pretty, love the coloring you did, and the layers.
Thanks for sharing your creations
hugs
Donna

lisa808 said...

The paper you chose for your first card is perfect for the inspiration photo.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

perfect colors on both....non-traditional is growing on me.

Nancy said...

Your card are TOO CUTE! My favorite is your first one with the Christmas tree. They are bright and cherry - brought a smile to my face!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! Love your color choices and background papers.

Cheryl S. said...

Both cards are very nice but my favorite is the first card using the wonderful Spirit of Christmas stamps!!

KonaRose said...

Hi, Sharri,

I love the colors you chose, and thanks for explaining what all you used. It sure does help me!!!

aloha, rosy

Valerie said...

Love both your cards but the pink one is really striking!

Patti J said...

OMG, I totally love the pink card!!! Non-traditional Christmas colors make me happy! Delightful cards, Sharri, as always!!! Thanks for sharing...

kaybee said...

Really love both cards. Love the different colors on the first, and the second is lovely.

Sandy said...

Wow, what stunning cards!

Bonita said...

Love your use of patterned papers. Great cards. Thanks

dedesu3 said...

Lovely cards. they are inspiring me.
Dee T

Pattie Jones said...

I love both of your cards. love the pattern paper, and that tree is so cute, and the poinsettia is terrific.

Jill said...

Both cards a just beautiful. You did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for sharing.

CraftyJo said...

Two lovely cards, I especially like the circles with the poinsettias.

Riette said...

Oooh I really like!

cbgeorgia said...

Very pretty cards. My favorite is the pink tree. Love it!

Barbara Colbert said...

Both cards are stunning! Beautiful!! LOVE the pink and green tree!!! GREAT job!

crotnem said...

OMG, love both cards a lot!!!!

Elvira said...

Too Darn Cute! Loved the Christmas tree!

MizMaryAnn said...

What gorgeous cards. Your coloring is stunning.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very nice cards ^_^

Kim said...

I really love the way you used pink on the card! I see a lot of blue as non traditional but I need to use pink now!!!

jazy1m said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

WOW your first card is so beautiful. I really love the colors and the tree with pearls is so cute. Great job on your cards!

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards, I just love th pastel tree card!

Elizabeth said...

Love these cards - that tree is just too cute!!

joy said...

You have chosen beautiful papers to accent your stamps! Lovely, lovely, lovely! I am partial to the pink tree!

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh my. These are gorgeous cards. I especially like the second one, because it has a Vintage feel to it, and I loooove Vintage cards!