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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.

95 comments:

joy said...

Love the lime green cardstock and your neat ribbon embellishment.

Cheri said...

Kay, I love the bg you created with the Pretty Patterns. Even though your camera isn't working, your card shines though your phone....it's gorgeous.

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty card Kay! I wish I was sitting under those palm trees, sipping on a cool beverage! Can you believe all of this heat. I am used to the hot weather in the summer, but today it was a bit humid and I don't like that at all. LOL

Betty Neville said...

Great card, Kay - so bright and sunny! The background you created is just perfect!

Rosy Newlun said...

It's summertime with all the bright colors and palm trees - colored so prettily, too!

Carolina said...

What a fun summery card Kay - great color combo!

Olga said...

The card is tender!

rossi73 said...

Love the combo of stamps, the colours! Very nice card. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Love the card, makes you wish you were the one enjoying the fun in the sun. Thanks for sharing.

Marthamh2 said...

Your card is so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh yeah - palm trees are the perfect SUN theme! Cute card~

Lynne said...

Now all we need is a trip to the south seas!

stampqueen said...

Very bright and summery card!!!

Pam said...

Beautiful and tropical! Good job.

bonnie32002 said...

Brigt cheerful & oh so green!

Pamela Selinski said...

I am oh so loving these tropical stamps. Guess I will be going shopping.

Jan said...

Beautiful colors on a very cheerful card.

windinstarsranch said...

this looks like Coco Locos on the beach if I ever saw it. It is so sunny. Love it

Robin said...

Such a sunny card!

scraphappy4067 said...

Great card!!...Love the colors!!

Debbie Bradford said...

Love the ribbon at the bottom and your colors!

Nellie said...

I'm wishing I was setting under the palm tree, I need some alone time!
All kidding aside, I love your card it's so fresh looking.

Julie said...

Love your card. Really like the lime green.

Judy Boyd said...

Very pretty sunny card. I really like the yellow/green color scheme you used.

loly borda said...

Love the colors! Your card is beautiful.

Becky said...

Wonderful bright and sunny colors.

jean w. said...

Love the colors and the use of the different stamp sets!

Jennifer said...

very nice card! Bright and colorful!

Big Auntie said...

Great card - I am loving that luxury lime. It just screams summer!

Linda said...

beautiful card I love the colors you chose

nannapat said...

Fabulously summery card - love what you've done with the ribbon on the banner.

Evelyn said...

bright and sunny, and lime green--not a color used too frequently.

Vicki Padgett said...

Love the bright and cheery colors.

KraftyKim said...

Great image - I can imagine myself on the beach as I type! Great way of using small pieces of ribbon.

Jessica said...

Great coloers love the card

Unknown said...

Yummy colors! The background is great and the way you used the Pretty Patterns to create your square was fantastic!

Brenda Spa Gal said...

ahhhhhhhh...love the palm trees... so serene! Thanks for sharing!

shensen said...

Great color choices. Makes me feel cooler just looking at it.

KYCrafter said...

Wonderful colors! Such a fun card!! Keep up the good work!

Lisa Hunt

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful tropical paradise design. Love the colors.

Linda said...

Great cheerful card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Judy Scott said...

Love the palm tres

Barbara said...

Love the palm trees, beautifully colored and your ribbon tag, very creative.

KYCrafter said...

Great colors on your tropical card!! Very nice indeed!

Lisa Hunt

dj1952 said...

This is a very lovely card. Love the sentiment with the ribbons. It would be lovely if you could turn off word verification. Most challenges won't even comment if you use it. In a blog hop, it adds more time than most of us want to spend on a post. I hope I didn't offend you. Hugs, dj1952

Sandi's Samples said...

This is so cute with the lovely summer colors for your creation.

Holly Hickman said...

The colors are great! Love the card.

Kathy said...

Bright and colorful card! Love those palm trees...I can almost hear the surf:)

itzamitzi said...

Now that bright green looks sunny and tropical! I also like the sunny images behind the main image.

Aunt Fran said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing your card.

rakosturik said...

Very creative

gobluektb05 said...

Pretty palms and colors.

Judy said...

Love the bright colors you've used Kay. A good take on the sketch. Very cheery and summery.

Marianne said...

Kay,
I'd love to be napping on that hammock right now. You did a wonderful card with the sketch.

Lagene said...

Great card! I love that color of green!

Vicki said...

SO pretty!! I like the use of ribbon thru the tag. Thanks for the idea!!!!

verna garrison said...

like the cool colors on this muggy day,,cute card..

Terri S said...

Delightful card! Love how you did the ribbon ends on the tag.

joann said...

Really nice cards.
jossie38

Brenda said...

Very pretty card Kay!! It makes me wish I was sitting under those palms with and nice cold adult beverage in my hands!

elizabeth said...

Fun and bright, perfect for summer.

Unknown said...

This card is wonderful and would brighten anyone's day! Thanks for making a great card to share with us! Laura Smith

Payne Holler Cards said...

Lovin these bright colors and your ribbon in your tag! I need some of that lime now (-:

gobarb26 said...

Oh so bright and beautiful!

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous card!! Love the way you used the ribbon. Great idea.

Sue D said...

Very cheery card!

Mama said...

Love the bright colors!

Dee said...

Your card says it's beach time! Your ribbon embellishment is unique--one I hope to use sometime. TFS!

Pat Jandacek said...

What a neat way to combine the two colors in ribbons in the tag - love it! A bright, warm, welcoming card. TFS

Connie Ludgate said...

I like your card. Very nice.

zehra said...

Sweet card, lovely look

Joni said...

very nice summery and bright card.

NJMullins said...

Great colors make this very summery!

Kris said...

Fun colors! Fabulous!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

papercraftnut said...

Love how you created your backgrounds. Pretty colour palette too!

Sonia said...

What a great card! The citrus-y feel of the colors lend a special fun feeling to the tropical theme!

Golda said...

Your photo isn't bad at all and I love your bright colored card. Your shading on the image panel is gorgeous.

Sharon said...

What perfect colors! Love this card!

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT palm trees, super summery colors too! Well done! TFS!!!

Joyce T. said...

great card. love the lime green

Elisabet said...

I love that lime background paper and the palm trees fit in so well with your color choices! Smells like sand and beach, and summer! (smile)
Hugs,
Beth P

Sharri said...

Great summer card Kay! Perfect for the weather we are having :)
I love the bright lime green and the ribbons and pattern papers match so well!

SandyK said...

A definite pick you up card, love the colors

naneruth said...

Cool card and I love that ribbon in the tag idea!

Miesje said...

Hi Kay - great summery card! Love the colors and the ribbons on the tag.

Indy said...

Your colors are perfect for a summer card!

Unknown said...

The palm trees look very inviting, the colors are very beachy.

Shirley Fong said...

Bright and cheery. I'm ready to relax in the sun. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card.

Jennipher said...

Very bright and summery! Love it.

Marsha said...

Pretty with those bright colors.

ddlady said...

Kay, what a summery looking card. I like the way you used the two different color ribbons! Great job!

Roselass55 said...

What a gorgeous card, take me to my desert island NOW! TFS

Pattie J. said...

lovely soft and summer relaxing.

mtscrapgal said...

I liked the double ribbon on your label. Cute idea.

DC DESIGN said...

all the great colors love the card