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