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Friday, July 13, 2012

Stamp TV CSS Sketch Hop

Time sure does fly! I can't believe it is almost the middle of July already, and I haven't had a blog post since early June! Yikes! Today's post is another fun blog hop from the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Alumni bunch. If you didn't arrive here from Joy's lovely blog, jump back over to Stamp TV, so you can start hopping at the beginning and won't miss anything.

We are doing a sketch hop today using this fun sketch created by Melissa. I like working from sketches because I can focus on the fun stuff like the colors, images, and embellishments instead of fussing about the layout/design. LOL! I do plenty of that, so it is nice to use someone else's idea sometimes to create a card, especially when the mojo is lacking as mine has been lately. Must be the summer heat!

Here is my card made from this sketch.

My photo isn't the best because my good camera was not working, so I had to use my iPhone for this photo. I used two of the new June release Gina K Designs stamp sets for this card. The main image and the palm fronds that are on the background (they are a bit hard to see in the photo) are from Theresa Momber's new set, Tropical Nature. This set is fabulous for summer or vacation cards. The sentiment is from that set also. I used the Pretty Patterns set that Melanie Muenchinger created for the latest release. Such a fun set to play with, and I tried it in the clear stamps so I could easily line the patterns up. I've not been a fan of clear stamps until now. I really love the high quality of the new "Clearly Gina" stamps. Give them a try if you haven't already!

Other card ingredients:
Cardstock: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Lime, Wild Dandelion, and White
Ink: Memento Dandelion, New Sprout, Desert Sand, Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Toffee Crunch
Ribbon: Carnival Ribbon Assortment from Gina K Designs

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment at each blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (July 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Now head on over to Linda's beautiful blog to see how the sketch inspired her.