Welcome to another Gina K CSS blog hop - our challenge for this round was a really fun sketch.
If you want to start at the begining go to - http://www.stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/center-stage-alumni-blog-hop-314
If you have been following along then you came to me from the very talented Sharri's blog - http://www.istamp4u.blogspot.com/2011/01/gina-k-css-alumni.html
Make sure to leave lots of comments along the hop because on tuesday am febr. 1 we will be drawing one lucky commenter to win a Gina K stamp set - 24.95$ or less - Good Luck!!!
I combined the CSS sketch with the new color challenge for the week at Stamp TV and came up with 3 cards for you and a start on my Valentines cards for me :)
The stamp sets from Gina K that I used include 'Block Greetings' and 'Smile'
For the first card I embossed the block greeting and phrase with a red sparkle embossing powder onto black cardstock and then edged it with gold mettallic pen. I layered 2 different ribbons - 2 strips of the sheer black with stripes and 1 strip of the ribbon with the roses. A few black flat backed pearls and all of it layered onto a white cards base finish it off.
My second card turns the sketch on its side . I used black pure luxery card stock for the base.
I embossed the polka dot frame from the 'Smile' set in red powder and layered it to red and white mesh ribbons and added some white flower brads with black polka dots.
Last but not least I embossed another block from the 'Block Greetings' set with red embossing powder onto white cardstock and edged it with gold mettalic pen (accually I first edged it with red mettalic pen but it was a duller red than the embossing and DIDNOT match at all - so I went over it with the gold.)
I layered the block on top of a red and black wide ribbon onto more black pure luxery cardstock and added a few whitte pearls .
All for me today as I am the last on the list for the hop - I hope you have enjoyed your travels today!!!