Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Melanie's Festive Frames

I am so happy to be participating in Melanie's blog hop for her set, Festive Frame. I love this set and have wanted to try some techniques that I've never tried before, so today I stamped and colored on vellum. I embossed it with fine black embossing powder, then colored the reverse using Prismas and Gamsol. I trimmed the center oval, then layered the piece over a rectangle of ivory card stock stamped with the sentiment. This was layered atop a mat of black attached to an ivory card base. I added a row of black jewels, and a big sheer black bow with a tiny dangling notes charm. I am very pleased with how this turned out...it was a great learning experience, and I will definitely try this technique again.

Melanie Muenchinger, the Illustrator of Festive Frame has invited a couple of her friends to join in on the blog hop tonight, so click on their blog links to see the projects they've created for us:

Then, check in on these GinaK Designer's participating in the Blog Hop tonight:

After you're done hopping to all the Designer's blogs stop by GinaK's Idea Center here: Festive Frame for lots more ideas on how to use Melanie's stamp set. And, don't forget to check in on GinaK's blog so you can leave your comment to be entered as a chance to win this stamp set, too!

52 comments:

  1. So pretty!! The black ribbon gives it more dimension. Love it!

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  2. Gorgeous! I never would have thought to use pink and black together with this set, but I LOVE it!!

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  3. I LOOOOOVE these colors! the black bling and charm are so classy!!!

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  4. I love your card and the little note charm is so cute.

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  5. Deb, this is stunning with the vellum! Such an elegant look!

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  6. just jaw dropping! havent thought to try this on vellum...TFS and your note charm is darling!
    love this card's elegance!

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  7. I really enjoyed your color seledt5ion and the use of vellum. Stunning.

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  8. Deb, Stunning card! I love the colors and all the details...just beautiful!

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  9. So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh Deb....pure elegance! Thank you for sharing the details on how you acheived this gorgeous creation! ;D Diana Q.

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  11. Wow! The black is really stunning and I love the look of the embossing on velum! Stunning!

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  12. Elegant!! I have worked with vellum and it gives a very elegant presentation!!--Barbara

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  13. Your card is just stunning!
    I also have this stamp set and I am going to try your technique.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us!
    Alita
    Bridalflowers2@yahoo.com

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  14. Oh Deb, I love the drama of the black, ivory and red.....this card is simply stunning!

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  15. What beautifully dramatic colors you have used! Beautiful job!1

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  16. OMG, Deb...your card is absolutely stunning!!! I love the pink and black color combo and the row of black jewels is sooo elegant looking!!! Love the black bow and the little charm, too!!!

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  17. Really elegant card!

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  18. Great card. I love the idea of doing it with vellum. I haven't used it much, so I love ideas for how to use it.

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  19. Deb, I love this technique and you did it so well. Gorgeous results.

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  20. Beautiful color combe, Deb! It's an eye- popper!

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  21. You blow me away! This design is abaolutely spectacular. I love everything about it. I love the verse, I love the colours, I love it!!!

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  22. WOW, What a great card, I love how the black pops out and the other colors work so well together. Love it.

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  23. This is so gorgeous Deb! Everybody should zoom in to see how awesome your coloring on the vellum is! A Stunner for sure!

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  24. This is gorgeous Deb! What a lovely design and your black embossing is beautifully done :o)

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  25. Gorgeous card, Deb! I love the black accents - so elegant!

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  26. Love the black accents...lovely.tfs

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  27. Deb- fabulous job! Love this one!

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  28. wonderful colouring!! Love the vellum!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Darla

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  29. Very pretty Deb!! Love the charm.

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  30. The coloring is awesome! Gives me the incentive to try something like that myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. I love your work. I'm sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I'll remember her in my prayers. TFS

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  32. gorgeous, Deb! looks like you & I had the same idea. love the charm & pop of black

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  33. Simply Gorgeous! Love it! So adorable:)

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  34. Very elegant and dramatic with the black.

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  35. Gorgeous Deb!! Love the color combo on this!! Hugs!!

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  36. Pink & Black! you can't get more elegant!

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous Deb and the little musical note is a great touch - fun color combo!

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  38. This is just beautiful deb! the black and pink are so elegant. What a nice idea!

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  39. Wow! Gorgeous card. I love the colors you used.

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  40. I like your color palette and that sweet little charm!

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  41. I love this- so elegant with these colors!

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  42. OMGosh, Deb...this is drop dead gorgeous!

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  43. Oh, your card is so beautiful! I love the little music charm on the bow! So pretty!

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