Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Calendar Bits & Pieces and Calendar Grid

Hi! We are having a very special blog hop to introduce Tami Mayberry's newest stamp sets for Gina K Designs, Calendar Bits & Pieces and Calendar Grid. Oh my word, I have never seen a stamp set this large!!! Calendar Bits & Pieces is huge and Calendar Grid is enormous.

The possibilities for these sets are endless! I used the calendar grid to make a grid background for my card. I used one of my favorite stamps from the set, the label stamp that fits of the the Spellbinders Labels 1 Nestibilities!

For some helpful tips on how to use the Calendar Bits & Pieces and Calendar Grid stamp sets, please be sure to check out Gina's blog and StampTV for a helpful video on just how quick and easy it can be to use! Both of these sets as well as the PDF version of the Calendar Grid image will be available for purchase tonight over on our online store.

After that, stop by our Illustrator's blog - Tami Mayberry for some projects with her timely stamp sets.

Here are the GinaK Designer Member's links who are joining us in the preview tonight:


You'll also want to check in on these CenterStage Spotlight Designer's blogs for more ideas:


I don't have many photos for this card, since it is pretty basic, but I did take a few to show you how I did the grid background. I stamped with Versa Mark and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Then I sponged Bashful Blue(SU) ink.

Sponged Ballet Blue ink.


Then I used the snowflake stamp from Calendar Bits & Pieces and stamped randomly using Bashful Blue ink. I like the way the sponging comes out using the grid stamp. I think it looks a bit like faux tile. The embossing caused the ink to be just a bit darker along the lines.

I cut my background into two pieces and assembled the card using Pure Luxury Black Onyx, White and In The Navy cardstock. I stamped the snowflake and sentiment using Vivid Inky Blue and then used my Startdust Glitter Pen to add some sparkle to the snowflakes. (sorry that didn't show up in my photo).

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is filled with stamping fun!

26 comments:

Melanie said...

love the emboss resist!

Payne Holler Cards said...

so cool! my head is spinning with the projects I've seen and now the way you have used it...just beautiful!

Maria Levine said...

fabulous! LOVE what you did.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my snowy, blue heavens Theresa!!!! This is exquisite!!!! That grid looks positively elegant!!

laurie said...

Your coloring tutorials are wonderful. Very helpful, I am having a problem with my copics. I looked through your blog and all your projects Great. Very sophisticated and professional. Thanks for sharing.

Alita said...

WOWIE ZOWIE!
This card is just FABOO!
How clever you are in using this new stamp set!
Thank you for sharing your work with all of us and allowing us to be inspired by it!
alita

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, This is gorgeous! I love the background you created with using the emboss resist with the grid!

joy said...

What a beautiful card -- it looks like tile!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Awesome!! Thanks for the examples!
~ky

Carolina said...

Stunning card Theresa - what a perfect technique for this stamp...love it!

Melissa Cash said...

So pretty Theresa! I love your grid technique and will be giving it a try.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Gorgeous! I love how you embossed the grid and then sponged and stamped. So soft and beautiful.

craftieodamae said...

You did it again, gorgeous!

catdidit said...

Oh I LOVE this grid on your card Theresa! Must try this!!

Deb said...

Oh, this is simply gorgeous! So stunning! What an amazing idea!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful winter card, Theresa! Love how you used the grids!

Elaine A said...

Theresa -

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! You've made something so very special and different.

Thanks

Elaine Allen

Donna said...

wow, what a clever use for this stamp! love it and also your festive frame box & card is beautiful-love the purple poinsettias!

Jessica said...

I love this card!!! TFS

Lynn Mercurio said...

How fantastic is this??? What a great design and in such a creative way.

Julia Aston said...

Love the framing and great sponging on this Theresa!

Carolyn King said...

gorgeous. love how you used that grid bg.......fabulous card!

NinaB said...

That's a great idea with the grid stamp. I will have to try that.

Jessica said...

What a fun technique, Theresa! I LOVE the grid that this stamp makes for cards too!! TFS!

Elena said...

What a neat idea! Love the grid design you created!

Robin McK said...

This project is awesome Theresa! TFS