Friday, December 10, 2010

Gina K CSS Sketch!!



Hi everyone!!  Tonight I have a card to share with you for Gina K's Center Stage Spotlight Alumni hop!!  Our challenge for this hop was this great sketch courtesy of Melissa Cash!!  Thanks Melissa, this sketch is so much fun!!!  If you have arrived from Kay's blog you are on the right track, if not, stop by Stamp TV to start from the beginning!!!
My card was inspired from my back yard.  We have a tree that looks very similar to this tree from Theresa's new set The Giving Tree,  along with the swing!!  Our tree has bits of snow on the branches which I tried to mimic and on the seat of the swing.  I used Liquid Applique for the snow and added glitter before heat setting to give a little sparkle!!  I was sporatic below the tree again trying to mimic our yard, with a dog and lots of critters (especially squirrels!) the blank areas are where they have been bouncing around!  Ha!!
Be sure to hop over to Melissa's blog to see her beautiful cards!!!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Gina K The Giving Tree
Paper:  Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory & Chocolate Kiss
Ink:  Vivid Coffee Bean, Taupe & Tuscan Tan, Pure Poppy
Tools/Accessories:  Liquid Applique, Pop Dots, Gina K Chocolate Mix Buttons, Oval & Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Snowflakes Emobossing Folder, Bakers Twine
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130 comments:

  1. Very cute card, Lori! I love the fun winter scene you created!

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  2. What a great card, Lori. Your description gave me a perfect vision of the tree in your yard! Great job on this sketch!

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  3. You recreated a perfect scene, Lori. I love it.

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  4. Lori, I love your card and your story of the tree and how it matches a tree in your yard. That makes it that much more special.

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  5. Oooh, Lori, I just love this winter scene! Gorgeous!!!

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  6. Well Lori, will you look at this masterpiece - WOW. Such an adorable scene amongst all that texture...beautiful card!

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  7. Oh how cute! I really like the sweet scene! The colors are great and I love the way you distressed the background. Pretty card!

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  8. So pretty! Love the little bird in the tree and the snowy ground with the squirrel.

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  9. Hey GF! :) I think this is my FAV card that I've seen so far with this set! Such a great scene, all that awesome sparkling texture, and the fun button and twine accents! To know it represents real life puts it over the top for me! {{hugs}} and merry Christmas wishes!

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  10. Lori, Stunning card! I love the scene you created with the sparkle and the embossing with it is perfect!

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  11. This is fabulous! I love the glittery snow. And I like how you used chocolate and white for everything but the little red bird. So cool!

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  12. Love your winter scene! Love the snowflake embossed BG!

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  13. Love your winter scene - love the white with a bit of brown distressing and the little red bird!!

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  14. awww, this turend out so cute.

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  15. Such a cute card, Lori! Perfect little winter scene. It reminds me of our backyard in the winter. We always seem to have a cardinal in our yard during the winter and a few brave squirrels! Hope you aren't totally snowed under today! (I've heard that your part of MN has gotten a foot of snow!)

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  16. Wonderful scene card -love that squirrel~

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  17. Great card, love the snowflake embossing and your sweet stamped animals!

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  18. Lovely card!! Love the winter scene.

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  19. Cute winter card and pretty close to the look of my backyard, too!

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  20. Love the card, especially the squirrel and bird.

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  21. It's a winter wonderland...very nice!

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  22. Lovely card....clean and simple!

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  23. beautiful card...looks like my backyard! Thanks for sharing

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  24. cute, love the little squirrel.

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  25. One of my favorites. I love the tree and swing with the snow accents. Very clever and artistic.

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  26. I love this. It reminds me of living up north and seeing all the wildlife out my back door. Sigh!

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  27. I love this adorable card and all the detail. Such a fun scene.

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  28. I love this card! You did an awesome job, and so different! Love it!

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  29. So many cute details - the snow, bird and squirrel. Love the buttons and the striped thread.

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  30. Your inspiration for this card makes it even more special.

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  31. What a lovely card. Wish I could just jump in it and enjoy everything, especially the swing. Thanks for your contribution to the Blog Hop.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

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  32. OMG!!! I adore the red cardinal in the tree. I just love this...so much fun to see so much creativity!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Valerie Martin

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  33. Your winter scene is adorable, Lori!

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  34. Love your card Lori! That tree is so versatile! You've made a wonderful winter scene!

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  35. What a wonderful winter card. Love what you have done with this stamp set.

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  36. Adorable card. I love the little bird & squirrel!

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  37. Love the hint of red in the button ties to match the cardinal..very pretty.

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  38. What a lovely winter scene. I love that "little touch of red" to bring out some color. Great card.

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  39. I just love this winter scene...the giving tree is a great stamp set. The squirrel is my favorite part though! thanks for sharing!

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  40. I'm a big fan of the Giving Tree stamp, and love the way you used it in your card. Thanks for using the liquid applique. I have some and forgot about it until I saw your card and description.

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  41. Lovely winter scene. The snow is great!

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  42. Lori, what an outstanding winter scene you've created on this card! Love how you've framed the Giving Tree image and added those extra touches with the swing, the red bird and the squirrel not to mention the texture the Liquid Applique gives it!! Great job!!!

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  43. Really sweet scene Lori! Love it! May have to case this when I get my set! : )

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  44. Such a cute one. Love it. :)
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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  45. ohhhh what a sweet little winter scene ... lovin the critters!

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  46. Love that scene- Very realistic

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  47. That is just too cute!! Love the whole look of your card.

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  48. Love the buttons ! Good job... thanks for sharing

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  49. I know that Santa has this set under the tree for me, and I can't wait to play! This is so wonderful for winter!

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  50. Your design made me smile. I like that your frame was run through the Cuttlebug. It looks great.

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  51. I love the way your squirrel and cardinal seem to pop off the card. What a delight!

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  52. I love squirrels ...these guys are so cute.

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  53. Love the snow detail, especially adding it on the swing.

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  54. That is exactly how winter looks. Beautifully done. TFS.

    CJ

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  55. Love your cold winter scene with the little animals.

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  56. Great job, well done.

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  57. Great backyard scene, you've really captured what most backyards look like in winter. LOVE the Cardinal!

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  58. Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Really fun card - I love the teeny tiny squirrel!

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  61. I love this scene!!! Cute card.Barb Shelton

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  62. I love what embossing adds to a card. This is a great card to send to a friend just to let them know you are thinking about them

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  63. Judy I, St. Louis MODecember 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Great card.

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  64. i have always loved trees. And your winter scene is so cute.

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  65. Such a cute card. Love your art.

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  66. i love your card..thank you for being a part of the blog hop

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  67. Great card!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  68. What fun to be able to use your very own backyard as inspiration.

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  69. Feed the birds, and the squirrels will get theres too! Trust me I know! How cute!

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  70. Adorable!

    Blessings!

    ~§hawnie® Bartron
    http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

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  71. Fabulous!!!! Love the edge inking to blend the white into the brown. The scene is so inviting--great job!!!

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  72. the squirrel in this stamp set really speaks to me - and would be great to share w my DH due to his love/hate relationship w them - TFS! great card!

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  73. looks like my backyard...love it

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  74. I love your card. That is just adorable. The added snow and little squirrel.....LOVE IT!

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  75. So cute. I LOVE the squirrel. I find animal stamps hard to "play" with. This is great.

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  76. wow this is very nice like the little squirrel he is cute
    thank for showing

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  77. Such a cute card.
    Really like the scene
    you created.

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  78. Just love this new stamp set. A great card.

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  79. Loved the way you did the picture in the oval. Very lifelike.

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  80. That's great. Love the squirrel in the foreground too!

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  81. Adorable card! Perfect winter scene. I love the things you have done with the Giving Tree set. I was playing around with that very set before taking a break to do the blog hop! Now I can use one or two of your ideas! :-) Thanks.

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  82. Love that tree with the swing and the buttons with the Baker's Twine, just lovely job on the sketch Lori :o)

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  83. The tree with the swing and the snow make me think of how soon winter will be over and the kids will be out in the yard using the swing again. Very pretty card!

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  84. This is a wonderful. I really love trees and you did an excellent example of making it all work.

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  85. Don't you all love this set! Winter I love, 'cept it is too cold today. But beautiful with all the snow, just like this card.

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  86. Is this cute or what! This card brings back memories! Too cute!

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  87. How cute is this card? Super-duper, I say! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. love the winter scene

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  89. I love this card! It can be used all the way up until April (at least in Northern IL ;) )!

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  90. I like this set of stamps, and your card is great!

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  91. Beautiful Card... Love the little squirrel.

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  92. Love it!! Just might have to get this stamp set, as it's so darn cute! :-)

    Maggie Minnich
    maminnich@wowway.com

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  93. Wonderful winter scene! Great card!

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  94. Lori, What a wonderful card! I love the bottons and your squarrel!! Way too cute!!

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  95. I bought this stamp set and haven't had time to use it...you did a wonderful job with it.

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  96. This is so lovely! I want this Giving Tree set now so badly! I love the snow you created and that little red bird looks perfect perched there.

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  97. I love the scene you created and agree with you that snow gets tamped down when tromped on. Your 'snow' looks very natural. Cute/pretty card.

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  98. Yet another reason why I have to have this stamp set! I think this would be nice to send as a 'Thinking of You' or Christmas card! Love that little cardinal! TFS

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  99. Very cute card--love your tree and the snow.

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  100. I really love the card design. This makes me feel like I am looking out the window on a cold winter's day, in my backyard.

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  101. your tree is very memory provoking!!

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  102. Love your card! Very adorable. :)

    Debbie Meijer

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  103. what a great card - love the tree

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  104. Love this card. I love the way you stayed with the brown and white color, but added the cardinal to give it a spalsh of color. This card is worth recreating time after time. Great Job!

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  105. Love the card and that stamp set!

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  106. CUte card!!!! Love the look!!! Great job!!!

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  107. Very clean card, and nicely placed creatures. I need to rethink this set.

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  108. Love trees of all kinds, especially with swings.

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