Friday, March 18, 2011

Gina K's March Release!


Welcome to Day 1 of Gina K's March Release! We're doing things a bit differently this month!  Usually we spend a few days previewing stamps before the release, but we partied last night for StampTV's 2nd anniversary, so everything you see over the next few days is already "live" and available in the store!  Our team will be sharing some of the cards we created for the release in a series of blog hops.  The first is today featuring Celebrate in Style and Stenciled Silhouettes, and there'll be more on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week.

I am in LOVE with this adorable little duet!  Isn't this dress form absolutely darling?  I have always been a girlie girl, but living with my two fellas (dh Patrick, and ds Matthew Patrick who is now 17) sometimes makes me crave something soft and frilly!  I could not resist making a totally frou frou card, complete with tulle, butterfly lace, roses, ribbon "leaves" and lots of bling!

Celebrate in Style is a very special StampTV anniversary stamp set that is free with any purchase over $35 for the entire month!

Notes:
Pure Luxury card stock Spring assortment
Celebrate in Style
Memento ink
Copic markers
Basic Grey Kioshi designer paper
Nestabilities labels 10, long rectangles
pearls
border punch


My next card features Stenciled Silhouettes, and was made for the challenge that I'm hosting on StampTV.  It is a "Give it Up" challenge, inspired by the Lenten practice of giving something up in order to grow spiritually.  Give up your "go to" supplies in order to stretch your stamping skills!  I gave up my favorite go to combination of Memento ink and Copic markers, as well as patterned paper and Spellbinders to make this card!  To stretch my skills I used a chalkboard technique aka Black Magic.  My friend, Winter CHA roommate, and new Dirty Girl Wendy Weixler wrote the tutorial on SCS, and I thought it would be fun to try with Stenciled Silhouettes, which is our Free with Three for this release.  Wendy is also hosting today's SCS Friday Free4All, "How Does Your Garden Grow?," so I'm uploading my card there too!

Notes:  
Pure Luxury card stock in black onyx and passionate pink
rhinestones

For even more samples of these new sets, please visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below and leave a comment. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have of winning! Tomorrow, Gina will announce on her blog the randomly chosen winners who will each win one of these fabulous new stamp sets!

116 comments:

  1. OM - so pretty and dressed up - your cb technique is very awesome!

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  2. Stunning cards, Deb! Both are perfection!

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  3. Oh these cards are lovely! The lavender is so dressy and I love the mixed look in the dress stamp! Your flower card really sparkles too

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  4. Oh--such pretty cards. Love them!

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  5. Lovely, lovely cards.....that green with the lavender and pearls is very nice. Like your take on the flowers, that dark background with the pop of color is very nice.

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  6. Such gorgeousness Deb! Love that chalkboard effect, yours turned out AWEsome!

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  7. fabulous cards! thanks for sharing! laura j

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  8. Love, love, love. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow, the black card with the stenciling is very striking.

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  10. Both of your cards are gorgeous. I love the DP and am so glad I ordered the stamp kit. The black with stenciling is so perfect.

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  11. Great job on both cards. The dress card is outstanding. All that detailing - WOW!!!!

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  12. Love the cards. They do remind me that spring is right around the corner.

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  13. Both cards are just beautiful!

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  14. Wow - the tiny taste of tulle is so wonderful! Anxious to explore the chalkboard technique!

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  15. Beautiful cards, Deb. I love the chalkboard look of the second one. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful, Deb! That little bow on the dress form waist is perfect!

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  17. Both these cards are fantastic! There are so many wonderful details on the first one and the second is so striking!

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  18. Thank you for sharing these Gorgeous cards!!!!!!!

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  19. awesome cards Deb!! love them both!!
    have a great weekend- so very nice chatting with you on skype!!! :)

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  20. Fabulous cards! Loving the funky skirt on the dress and the awesome technique you used on the second card. I'm off to SCS to read up on it.

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  21. Deb your cards are beautiful! The frou frou is just perfect as is the color combo you used!

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  22. Love that bolder print for her paper pieced skirt along w/the organdy (?) bow at her waist. LOVELY job on both of them!

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  23. I especially like the black magic card; it's very striking.

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  24. Gorgeous designs as always, Deb! I love all of what you've created with the sweet dress.

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  25. Beautiful Cards, Deb. The frou frou dress is perfect. Sometimes its fun to get super girly! I like the chalkboard technique on the Stenciled Spring card. Way to step out of your box!

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  26. beautiful colors on the dress form and your flowers show up so nicely on the black.

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  27. OMGosh....I absolutely LOVE the Celebrate in Style card!! I love the paper piecing on the dress...GORGEOUS!! I, too, live in a house full of men, so sometimes I like to express my "girliness" with a frou frou card as well! FANTASTIC job....LOVE this stamp set!!!

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  28. Love that black Stenciled Silhouettes card!

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  29. The CAS silhouette card is fabulous! and I Love your paper pieced dress card!

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  30. Both cards are great but I absolutely love your celebrate in style card!

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  31. Oh that Celebrate card, pretty,pretty,pretty-such detail. The Stencil card is wonderful, colors are great

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  32. Your cards are gorgeous as always! Love that dress and I love how you used the stencil stamp on the black, love the look!

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  33. Very pretty cards. Great work on cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  34. These cards are STUNNING Deb! I LOVE that pretty DP in the 'Celebrate in Style' card and all those pearls accented all over. And I LOVE the embossing and the chalkboard technique you used in your stenciled card - that card me say "Okay, I need to have this set now..."

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  35. Great cards! But I love the first card with all the details. Love the piecing, lace, colors, layers, pearls,

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  36. I love the patterned paper you used on the Celebrate in Style dress, so pretty.

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  37. The cards are fabulous. Good work.

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  38. Very pretty! The black and stencil look is great.

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  39. Everything you did with the dress to make it girly-girl is just wonderful! My kind of card. Love all the frou-frou. Both sets you used are going to be such fun and so versatile.

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  40. I always adore your work and these cards are beautiful. You do such a lovely job combining colors and designer paper.
    crafty teacher

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  41. Beautiful cards! I love the colors of the dress card an the tulle is amazing! I LOVE the embossing and the chalkboard technique, thanks for the link to the tutorial.
    Blessings Bernie

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  42. I really like your Celebrate in Style card - so pretty!

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  43. Love all the girly elements on the celebrate in style card!

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  44. Stunning cards! Love the "dress" and the flowers really jump out the card! :)

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  45. especially love the 'stenciled' card :) Both are very pretty

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  46. Love your dress card. It is so girly and just beautiful.

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  47. Ooohlala! I love the dress and the card!

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  48. Love the frou frou dress with all the bling, makes me want to party.

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  49. In my book, these were the best cards in the whole blog. Fantastic!

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  50. LOVE your Celebrate dress card, Deb - the colors are fabulous! And that chalkboard technique is SO cool -- I should have done that with mine!

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  51. WOW! I have that dress form paper!!! Can't wait to case your beautiful design...thank you so much! The black stencil card is definitely a keeper too!
    Jan

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  52. So gorgeous Deb! Love your frou frou card; and your Black Magic card is so striking!

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  53. Deb, Your tutu has just the right amount of frufru to it. And the Stenciled Silhouettes on the black with the bubblegum pink...yum!

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  54. WOW Gorgeous cards!!! I love them!!! You are very talented!!! :) Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  55. These are fabulous! Love your frou-frou girly dress card!

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  56. I like the pretty colors on the first card and the chalkboard technique on the second.

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  57. Love all the spring colors. Very pretty cards. tfs.

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  58. Beautiful Deb - love that dress!

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  59. Terrific job, your cards are so pretty!!!

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  60. That dress is beautiful!! TFS

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  61. Hi Deb - these are beautiful cards!! Love all the pretty details.

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  62. How fun are these? So different. Love them! That purple is to die for! Thanks for sharing!

    Chris R. from Iowa

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  63. Wow, the dress form card is incredible!

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  64. Truly adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Love this new release and all of the creative inspiration! Fabulous!!!

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  66. Amazing dress form card!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity... I just might have to scrap lift the dress form card.

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  67. That dress card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  68. The dress form card has me speechless!!! Absolutely stunning! TFS!

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  69. Such cute cards! I love what you did with your chalkboard technique!

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  70. Your first card took my breath away...just awesome Deb!

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  71. Both cards are wonderful. Your dress card is absolutely beautiful.

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  72. Both cards are so beautiful!! I love the black magic technique you used!!! Thank you for sharing your talent!!

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  73. love the purple.. love the black n pink.. I am getting dizzy from all these neat cards and ideas.. well guess that is to be expected..after all I am dzydot

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  74. Your dress card really makes me feel that Spring is already here. Beautiful! I like the black background of your floral card. It's so different than the norm.

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  75. Love the Tinkerbell colors and the pink and black are always a fav too.

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  76. I love the paper piecing and pearls on your first card and the simplicity of the second one that allows the stencil image to pop!

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  77. Your projects rock! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. DARLING with the tulle!!! I love the frilly! And I sooo have to try that chalkboard technique...that's beautiful!

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  79. Your cards are amazing. I love them. The tulle on the dress is so adorable.

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  80. Your work is divine. Period, the end! :)

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  81. I just LOVE your first card. All the girly details makes me smile so big! Your 2nd card is very nice too. Makes me think of a chalk board and elementary school. :)

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  82. I just love all the detail that you use when you create. What a beautiful effect it has on the finished product.

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  83. great cards... and a great idea for your challenge.

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  84. Deb, love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Pretty cards!! Love the girlie colors and many details on the first one and the bright pop of color on the second. Great stamp set to do that black magic technique with too!

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  86. Love your cards especially all the bling!

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  87. The layers, the tulle, that dress!!!! FABULOUS!!! That's one PARTY card!

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  88. Oh my that dress is adorable, love the patterned paper
    I will have to look up and try that black magic

    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  89. Your cards are amazing! Love them both!

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  90. The dress form card is absolutely beautiful! I love how feminine it is! Never knew about the chalkboard technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Truly gorgeous cards, Deb. I love the stenciled silhouettes - I tried that technique myself and it didn't come out as well as yours. Love the dress and the dp you used. Love it.

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  92. Deb, what pretty cards, very girly dress.....

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  93. Your cards are amazing! What else can I say?

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  94. Such different cards - both beautiful!

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  95. Beautiful job!!!! Really like the stenciled look on black!!! TERRIFIC!

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  96. Beautiful! Love the spring colors and the tulle on the skirt of your first card!

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  97. Fantastic cards, Deb! I love that dress card with all the flowers and tulle! It is totally girly and I, like you, live with all males so it is such fun to make things that are frou-frou! Your chalkboard technique card is gorgeous!

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  98. What outstanding details, Deb! I love the little tulle in the skirt and the colors in the little tulip card! The "hello" is so cute!

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  99. The lace is a nice touch on the dress card!

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  100. Lovely cards. Love the stencil. Thank you or sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord

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  101. How beautiful. Love the use of tulle.

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  102. Fabulous cards Deb! Just wonderful!

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  103. Both are stunners!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  104. Love the chalkboard with the stencil set. Looks like the embossing paste at first glance :) gonna have to check out that tutorial

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  105. I love that free stamp and your card is beyond beautiful!

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  106. The little touches are what take these cards over the top! Love them both! ♥ky

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