Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Center Stage Blog Hop - Many Wishes and Mojo Monday 93

I'll be sharing two cards with you today (so scroll all the way down) as I write my final post as a "Center Stage Spotlight Designer" for Gina K Designs. It has been an absolute blast. Each of the 6 of us CSSDs were assigned one of the new stamps sets being released in June. I got the beautiful and versatile "One Free with Three" set for this month called Many Wishes. There is a "Wishing you" sentiment plus 8 additional words and a cute little "&" image so you can combine those into dozens of combinations to find the perfect sentiment for your needs. I wanted to create a rather elegant card with this set for a sympathy or thinking of you card (which is what I needed.) I started with some vintage silver luster paper* for an elegant look then mounted it on Gina K's Black Onyx Pure Luxury base weight CS. That pure luxury CS is DIVINE and it really stands up! I stamped the dandelion images with Memento Black ink and, due to the texture of the paper, they took on a softer gray tone which is what I wanted. I added a black glitter dot to the center of each and a simple piece of satin black ribbon for a finishing touch.

For the inside of the card (I folded it inside out to photograph it) I continued with the vintage silver luster paper, added the "comfort & peace" sentiments, a couple more dandelions and a touch of ribbon. I also stamped the envelope so it would complete the effect. I love this set - it is SO versatile!!! Thank you, Gina. :-)


One final card I created using Many Wishes was this simple one I created for today's Mojo Monday Sketch #93. I used some of the new Bug Me Anytime digital paper from Gina K and layered it onto Chocolate Kiss Pure Luxury Card Stock. I stamped the dandelions in dark chocolate ink and added a piece of white grosgrain ribbon (part of the Gina K Stamp TV kit earlier this year.) A few buttons for embellishments and a sentiment for success (this is for a job promotion!) and my simple card was done. I hope you have seen just a bit of the versatility of this great new set AND it's FREE if you buy three stamp sets from Gina K this month!

Now, take a moment and check out what the rest of the Center Stage Spotlight Design Team has in store for you. The gals (including Gina K herself!) have all been working hard this month so please stop and "leave them each a little bit of love."

Gina K, Selma, Carla, Carolina, Jennie and Melissa

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and sweet comments - this has really been a fun and challenging experience for me. I hope I have provided you with a wee bit of inspiration along the way. You can check out other ideas with Many Wishes in the Stamp TV Photo Gallery.

*Vintage silver luster paper is from PaperTemptress

19 comments:

Carolyn King said...

wow...beautiful! love the look of the lustre paper with those flowers!! Great cards and you did an amazing job this month!

Jennie said...

Love your two cards Pam! The detail is gorgeous! It was great being on the first Center Stage DT gig with you...you are one talented stamper and inspire us all!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wowza, Pam, these are amazing! I love the colors you used.

Selma said...

These two cards are fabulous Pam. You are so creative. I have had a lot of fun being on the design team with you this month. We all look forward to seeing a lot more of your beautiful creations.

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Pam, as was all of your work this month (and even before! LOL) I really love those dandelions stamped on the lustre paper, gorgeous!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Such beautiful cards, Pam! You rocked this set, for sure! It was great being part of the CSS team with you! You've given me so much support and inspiration both with your gorgeous creations and your kind words! Hugs!

Rusha said...

How elegant! Thanks for sharing!!

Tina Gilliland said...

GREAT cards!!! You did a fantastic job on the DT this month!!!!

Donna Baker said...

these are gorgeous, Pam! I love the 2 different looks but the neutral colors really make them pop

Karen said...

Your first card is soooo elegant! I love that softer look on the silver luster paper as well as how you finished it inside and out, along with a matching! And the second card's has a fabulous layout! Love them both!! :>

Dawn said...

beautiful samples! love this set!!

the PaperTemptress said...

both cards are BEAUTIFUL, great job!!

Patricia
the PaperTemptress

Brenda said...

Thud!! This is outstanding!!! I love the paper you used and the way the black ink softened to a gray. Absolutely beautiful, great work Pam. I have enjoyed seeing your cards during your time as a CSSDT you have really awesome job!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful Pam. These are stunningly gorgeous creations and you have done a spectacular job with all of your projects as a CSS team member. Thank you!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful cards!! You really did a great job I enjoyed all your creations! Geri

Cathy said...

Pam, your cards are so beautiful. I love the look of the inside of the grey tone card but they are both awesome.

Carolina said...

Stunning, stunning cards! It's been great working with you on the first Center Stage DT! I'll make sure to keep up with your blog and check in and I'm sure I'll see you around StampTV land!!!

Quilted Cavalier said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Yvette said...

Wow! Your work is amazing! I love that stamp set. Gotta find some extra cash:)

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