Friday, January 14, 2011

CSS Blog Hop!


It's time for another Gina K Designs Center Stage Spotlight Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from my sweet friend, Cheri's.  If you haven't come from there, be sure to start at the beginning so you won't miss the amazing creativity of the girls whose blogs are at the top of the hop!

We're playing along with Gina's January 14th Color Spotlight video, although this go-round there are two choices for color combinations!


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My card uses the adorable cuckoo and sentiment stamps from this month's StampTV Kit.  I paired them with a scrap of Basic Grey Curio designer paper, which had all the right colors for the first option color combo.  I stamped the clock with Memento ink directly onto the sweet corn pure luxury card base and also onto a scrap of ivory card stock.  I colored both with Copic markers, then cut one out (minus the chains and weights) and positioned it atop a heart edged with scallops which frames the sentiment.  I got a brand new Grand Caliber for Christmas (I'm so grateful for this amazing gift!) and I am really loving the depth of the embossing that it achieves in comparison to the other embossing tools that I've used in the past.  

The edges of all the papers were inked with distress ink...certain designer papers just look better with card stock that has been "warmed up and aged" with a little ink, and this is one of 'em!

I ruched some ribbon along the top edge of the designer paper, then added a matching bow and little heart button to unify the design.  It makes a fun not-quite-so-traditional Valentine!  I hope you like it!

Notes:
StampTV kit "Sent With Love"
Pure Luxury card stock in red hot, sweet corn, and fresh asparagus
Basic Grey Curio designer paper
Nestabilities heart, scalloped heart
wavy border punch
Cutterpede paper snips
Copic markers
Scor tape (for ruching)
heart-shaped button
jute thread

Enjoy visiting Giovana's blog next...I'm sure she has something amazing for us to see!

93 comments:

  1. I love the cuckoo image too! and your card is adorable :)

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  2. LOVE IT, Deb! Your card is adorable and has such a "comfy" feeling.

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  3. Gorgeous card Deb! Beautiful layout!

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  4. Wonderful card, Deb! I love the cuckoo clock and the prety details!

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  5. Deb- fabulous card! I have this image but it hasn't seen ink YET! Hopefully tomorrow.

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  6. Oh, Deb, I could stare at your cards all day! Gorgeous!

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  7. I love every little detail about this card Deb! Such a beauty!

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  8. Gorgeous card! Great layout and embellishing.

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  9. Stunning card Deb - love how you popped the clock!

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  10. Those colors have that old European charm to them which is perfect with the cuckoo clock!

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  11. Deb, this is gorgeous! I love the way you layered the clock onto the heart.

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  12. Oh so awesome Deb! Love the dimension of the clock on this especially!

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  13. Oh how adorable. I am so glad that I got this set and can't wait to play with it this weekend. I love it!

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  14. I'm coo-coo for this card! Awesome design!

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  15. What a great valentine, Deb - cute sentiment, too! Can't wait to meet you!!

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  16. Love the theme of the card. The clock on the heart is so clever. Great card! Best, Curt

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  17. Great valentine, Deb. That cuckoo clock is so cute and works so well on this adorable valentine.

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  18. My favorite image from the kit!! Just got mine yesterday, yea!!! Love the design of your card, it is beautiful!!!

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  19. well now you did it!!! looks like I have to have this kit - this is tooooooo adorable!! wow your details are something!

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  20. So very pretty Deb! Love the way you did the cuckoo clock with the heart dies and the ribbon treatment is perfect. Looking forward to meeting you in CA!!!

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  21. I've always wanted to ask about the bow-easy. Do you recommend it?

    Great card, BTW!

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  22. Very fun and charming card. I like the Cuckoo Clock image and sentiment.

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  23. Cute card. I love your coloring on your clock and you are right, the distress ink adds a beautiful dimension.

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  24. Love your card. I just got my stamp set today.... can hardly wait to play. Love the cuckoo clock will be one of my first....

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  25. Your card is absolutely adorable! I love that little clock. Reminds my of the clock my grandma had. :o)

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  26. I'm cuckoo for your clock & card.

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  27. Love the ruching!!!! Beautiful!!!

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  28. great card,image and sentiment for valentine's day cards - tfs!

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  29. Cute card!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Deb, Wow!!! I love this! It's a perfect design for the clock and the ribbon treatment is beautiful!!

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  31. Oh my gosh you did astound me, and i love the red ribbon details!

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  32. Judy I, St. Louis MOJanuary 16, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    How cute. Love the cuckoo clock.

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  33. Love your clock & neat ribbon!

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  34. Such a sweet card. I have a cuckoo clock so love the cuckoo stamp. After seeing your card, I think I may just have to order that stamp set.

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  35. Cute card...that cuckoo is too cute!

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  36. Really cute card, reminds of home!

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  37. Wonderful card, your ribbon is a lovely accent for that cuckoo clock and sentiment!

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  38. I like the use of the heart nesti. What a great idea.

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  39. Really cute card. Love that cuckoo clock.

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  40. That cuckcoo clock is just too cute. Sure to set a smile when anyone see it!

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  41. Very cute cukoo clock and card.

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  42. I love this card.....love the clock.

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  43. Great card! Really like this layout and adore that cuckoo!!

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  44. Absolutely love that clock! Great card!

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  45. Beautiful! I'm cuckoo for this card! ")

    ~Shawnie B

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  46. I absolutely love this card. exquisite!!!

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  47. WoW! Really am enjoying this blog hop.Nice.

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  48. Lovely card, thanks for sharing!

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  49. very nice love the warm colors...

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  50. thank you for the tip on aging the DP, maybe i need to do that more often and then I will like the effect better. Right now I have a hard time using dp

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  51. love the clock and the distressing. Your card is very pretty.

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  52. Love your card! It's so happy! I like the aged DP.

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  53. Lovely design with the cuckoo clock, Deb! Great job with the color combo.

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  54. I loved this the first time I saw it and what a great Valentine it would make for that very special person.

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  55. love your cards great job

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  56. Your card is clean and crisp but you've added a lot of thoughtfulness to your details in the ribbon bow, the curtain effect and heart with tiny bow. Very nicely done.

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  57. What a lovely card Deb...love the clock image!

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  58. Love the card. Reminded me to set my cuckoo for the grandbabies!

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  59. Love this card - so appropriate for a Valentine!

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  60. Sooooo tweet.. thanks for sharing. Dottie

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  61. Adorable card. Great use of the accent ribbon. The card has a European feel to it, like the old German clocks.

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  62. i just love the cuckoo, someone has lots of imagination.. diane wolfsbauer dgodin67@cox.net

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  63. I love the cuckoo design and sentiment. The ribbon looks great on the front! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Love what you did with the cuckoo clock. Very pretty!

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  65. very romantic and vintage looking card. I love it!

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  66. Love that "coo coo clock", took me back to my grandmothers house in Brooklyn years ago, thanks so much for a cute and meaningful card.

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  67. I really like this card. Good use of the color pallette.

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  68. I like your "warmed up and aged look".
    Jean McGee

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  69. I am loving this Blog hop! The cards are so GREAT! This is a very cute card!

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  70. What a perfectly charming card Deb. Love the clock and the heart together. Wonderful ribbon detailing! The whole thing just works so well that I'm envious of your talents!

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  71. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

    Joan
    MN

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  72. Really cute card! Love the colors! Sweet clock, and the sentiment fits perfectly! The red heart button goes nicely also!

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  73. Call me copy cat. I will try to replicate this for my grandson. He wears out my cuckoo clock each visit.

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