Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vintage Borders Blog Hop

Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team and friends are having a blog hop featuring Vintage Borders! I was so excited when I first saw this set, thinking of all the backgrounds I could create with it. I also love that several of the images can be used throughout the year.

On my card, I used the music background to create my own custom designer paper and the scroll border as an accent to the main image panel.

How about some more inspiration with the Vintage Borders stamp set? First, check in with the Illustrator of this versatile stamp set, our Senior Designer Nina Bracket and her friend Lisa Hjulberg joining in the blog hop tonight.

Then, stop by these GinaK Designer's & Center Stage Spotlight blogs for even more samples:

Asela, Carolyn, Cindy, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, Tami and Melanie



Before you finish hopping, be sure to check in on GinaK's blog to enter your comment for a chance to win Nina's Vintage Borders stamp set. If you already have purchased Nina's set, you can substitute any GinaK Designs stamp set valued at $23.95 or less.

For those of you are who looking for a quick and easy Christmas card idea, check out the Vintage Borders Card Kit available online in GinaK's store tonight. The Kit includes the step by step tutorial as well as all the card stock cut to the exact measurements needed to make 4 cards. For more details and photos of this card kit, see Jessica Fick's blog link as well as this Class Kit link.

To make the music background, I cut my Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock and then sponged So Saffron (SU) ink.

Then I sponged Chocolate Chip (SU).

Next, I stamped the music image, from Vintage Borders, using Chocolate Chip ink. It was really easy to line up the image, using the grid lines on my long acrylic block.

For the top panel, I again sponged with So Saffron.

Sponged with More Mustard.

Sponged with Pumpkin Pie.

I sponged some Chocolate Chip along the bottom and then stamped a tree from Tree Silhouettes, using Chocolate Chip ink. I stamped fully inked twice and then stamped a second time for some more distant trees.


The sentiment is from Nina's Elegant Verses. The middle panel was sponged just along the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink and the scroll, from Vintage Borders, was stamped with Really Rust. I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Chip cardstock and used a Pumpkin Spice cardbase.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a happy, healthy day!

41 comments:

JenMarie said...

Just beautiful!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous girl!

joy said...

Love the colors and brown satin ribbon give such a sense of luxury!

Selma said...

Wow Theresa. This is so gorgeous. Love the colors you used.

Alita said...

LEAPIN LIZZARDS this is gorgeous!
Theresa - I neer would have come up with a Birthday card using this set. You have given me a whole new perspective now.

I love the colors you used and I am such a huge fan of your sponging style. I am now able to look at different cards with sponging on them and I can almot always pick out your projects. You ARE the Queen of sponging that's for sure!

Thank you so much for sharing your project with all of us - I do appreciate it.

Deb said...

Once again, I'm simply blown away! LOVE this! Such rich lovely colors! It practically glows!

tlgirl353 said...

So, so pretty. You know how much I admire your work!

Melissa Cash said...

Oh Theresa, this card is so elegant and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Gloria Westerman said...

Theresa again you are so talented and how you express yourself on paper. Truly inspirational. I will be back and I want to try this. Thank you for sharing.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh how cool is that with the victorian border on the middle layer!!! Love that!!

NinaB said...

What a beautiful card. I like how you made a non-holiday card. Your music background really looks like a store bought patterned paper.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is drop dead gorgeous! You always give such depth to your creations. This has to be one of my favorites.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Stunning....love the warm feel of this creation...the colors are fantastic.

Melanie said...

I just love how you did that flourish over your beautiful scene!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, This is stunning! I love everything about it!

Sandra said...

wonderful! Thanks for the peeks into your tricks .... I have adapted many!
Sandra

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Theresa! Love the warm tones and the wonderful pairing of the music background with the tree images!

Marimer said...

Precioso trabajo, te quedan con un arte, que parecen pinturas, increible.
Felicidades.Bss

Dawn Frost said...

I love the colours and the layers, you've created an elegant stunning card!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Theresa... this is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE IT soooooo much!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Theresa... this is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE IT soooooo much!!

Allison said...

Terrific creation...grooving on the color palette! That whole thing looks like creme brulee!

Dawn said...

oh...be still my heart!! Theresa, this is GORGEOUS!!!

Jessica said...

Theresa, this is just stunning!!!! I LOVE it!!

Jennie said...

Theresa, this is really stunning! Love the musical score with those trees!

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Beate said...

AMAZING card! I so need to get that set! It's stunning.
Hugs and smiles

SandyK said...

Amazing card!

6 wacky women said...

Wow Theresa...this card is gorgeous.
Truly stunning work!!

Karen x

Deebi27 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Theresa. You can do what seems to be something simple and it is so stunning, That's magic, a BIG dose of great inspiration and lots of talent. You make it all happen...THANKS!

Jan Castle said...

Sooooooooooooo pretty! Looks like my backyard when the sun goes down...ahhhh - love it!
Jan Castle

Charlene said...

Another beautiful card. I love the way you shaded the background.

Lori said...

Gorgeous! I love your sky background, it's your signature.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Theresa, I cased this following your steps and it took me THREE hours!!! had to stop and do over...stop and do over....you make it look so easy!!! and the card I ended up with will just stay put in my card box to give to someone who doesnt stamp! LOL

Stampin' Pam said...

Fab, Fab Fab! LOVE the vintage borders as a birthday card. Dont' know how I missed it before.

Elena said...

This card is breathtaking! So elegant looking! Love the gorgeous bow!

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