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Friday, May 11, 2012

GKD MAY CSS BLOG HOP

Welcome to GKD STAMP TV's CSS ALUMNI INSPIRATION CHALLENGE for MAY. This great photo is provided by Brenda Turner. I love this beautiful photo!
You should have arrived here from the fabulous talented Cheri Weston. If you get lost along the way , you can get the entire list of hop participants at Stamp TV.

For my card I was inspired by the roses in the vase and rose colors. I used two stamp sets of Melanie Muenchinger, the roses are from "Holiday Basket" and the vase is from "Buds & Vases"  both are from Gina K. Designs. The ribbon and card stock are also from GKD.
I colored the images with Copic's and cut them out. For the vase I wanted to use, I thought was a little too large for my roses, so I inked the inside lines with a memento marker and stamped it on some DP adding some grey shadows, then cutting along the inside lines, I now have a smaller vase!! It's like have two stamps in one!! I love that!
Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (May 15), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!
Your next stop along the way is the incredibility talented Jennie Harper.

Have a great week-end and thanks for stopping by.

 

86 comments:

joy said...

Wow, how pretty. Your coloring is fabulous and I love the soft colors!

Cheri said...

What a great technique to adjust the size of the vase, Geri! Your card is gorgeous and the roses are colored to perfection!! Stunningly beautiful.

stampqueen said...

Your roses are wonderful!!! I wish I would have thought of that with the vase - I could have used a smaller vase for the origional idea I had for my card - ended up making my card bigger.

Sharri said...

Wow! Geri, stunning card! I love the colors and those roses are so beautiful. Awesome coloring!! Thank you for the tip on how to make the vase smaller :-)

Kay S said...

Wow! A real stunner. Love how you colored the roses. Truly beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

STUNNING roses!!

Carolina said...

Such a sweet card Geri - love the bow..such a great touch with the adorable flowers!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is so pretty. I love the ribbon, paper and the cute flower stamp you used. Beautiful job on your card. TFS AJ~

Linda R. said...

Very pretty. Love how you figured out how to do the vase.

Miesje said...

I tried the vase at first also - I did not think to cut it down - you are so ingenious! Love the colors and the roses are perfect.

Olga said...

The roses are so beautiful!

Robin said...

So pretty, really captures the photo.

Colleen said...

Really a beautiful card and them roses are Gorgeous
ColleenB.
Texas

quiltea56 said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.
Wonderful!!!

Jen said...

The first thing that your eyes are drawn to are the roses in the vase and then you are taken on a trip round the whole card, so ingenious how you made this card. I love everything about it. Jen

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card! Love how the roses poke beyond the background. Lots of eye candy on this card.

Kathleen said...

Like how you used the vase, the colors are perfect.

JoanL said...

Love the way you cut down the vase. Clever! Beautiful card.

Lura said...

That is a beautiful card. Your coloring is great.

Lura said...

Love your card. Your coloring is great.

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL! I think you captured the feel and the colors perfectly!

Arlene said...

Lovely card - love the roses!!

Arlene said...

Lovely card - love the roses!!

terri feierabend said...

Your roses are beautiful! I love everything about this card.

Debbie Bradford said...

This is a very pretty card. Your flower and vase really pop and grab my eye.

Oma said...

Gorgeous card - love the roses and vase.

scrappinmommom said...

What a lovely card, such pretty colors, very feminine. Really nice.

Lagene said...

Ooo Gorgeous!!!

Pat and Meka said...

thanks for sharing technique on the vase. lovely card

Victoria H. said...

I so love the colors and so wish I could color like that! Lovely card.

Chris said...

Beautiful card! I love the roses and how you made the vase smaller. Great idea.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a totally delightful card you created. Such wonderful coloring too again. Thanks for sharing.

scrappin granny gail said...

such a sweet card would make a beautiful mothers day card

GrammaStamper (BarbK) said...

Absolutely stunning. Love that bow, too.

Miss g said...

I'm loving the colors and layout of this card, simple and elegant!

Miss g said...

I'm loving the colors and layout of this card - simple and elegant! Great!!

windinstarsranch said...

great job... Love the color and the coloring.

Dottie Watson said...

Jeri, this is a very soft and beautiful card. I love vases and use vase stamps often. Thnx for sharing. Hugz, Dottie

CinBoopRella's Place said...

So so so pretty! i love the colors you chose!

Melanie said...

Wow wow wow WOW!! That pieced vase is gorgeous and as always your coloring is phenomenal! love all the other details, perfect with the photo!

Jan Castle said...

Love the rose colors...stuning card!
Jan

Babylonlynn said...

Love your coloring!! The bow just makes it!!!
Lynn

Gerry said...

Lovely, lovely card. Love the colors and the bow.

Gerry said...

Lovely, lovely card. Love the colors and the bow.

Linda S. said...

The roses in your new vase are colored beautifully. What a lovely card. Linda S. in NE

Linda said...

This is a gorgeous card and love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

miatagal said...

Gorgeous card, Geri! This is such an inspiring blog!!

Sheila said...

Colors go so well together. The shading/edging/distressing on the die cut adds such depth to the whole card. Magnificent!

Lynn B. said...

Making the vase smaller like that is a genius idea. Thanks for offering it to us.

okiedee said...

Oh colors and how you blended them on the roses, make them look so real. I can almost smell the fragrance. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card.

alex said...

Adore the colours and the vase of roses is inspired, beautiful card Geri, thank you for being so inspiring :-)

alex said...

Adore the colours and the vase of roses is inspired, beautiful card Geri, thank you for being so inspiring :-)

Carrie said...

Such a beautiful card Love your choice of colour I'm off to get my stamps inky ...... thanks for the inspiration

Carrie said...

Such a beautiful card love you choice of colour I'm off to get my stamps inky ...... thanks for the inspiration

PatK said...

I love the way your colors blend and the mat behind the focal image- very pretty!

vrt said...

You captured the feel of the photo perfectly.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your coloring on the roses is positively stunning - so lifelike. I like your vase technique. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Alice said...

Love the cut out roses, and great idea with the vase. Just love seeing everyone's different "take" on the same inspiration photo.

Barb B said...

Geri, I love that you used the colours from the vase and flowers. Your card could be sitting on the table and fit right in with the picture.

itzamitzi said...

I love your lacy bkgd. and the "Out of the Box" roses. The roses are colored so beautifully I can almost "smell" them. LOL Wonderful card.

Kitty said...

Just beautiful

Blessings,
Kat (Kathleen)

Kitty said...

IlLove everything about your card. Your coloring is perfect.

Rosy Newlun said...

ooo brilliant idea to
'shrink' the vase!! Pretty coloring on those roses, too!

Lindab said...

Your roses are beautiful - they look 3D. Very well done.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous flowers Geri, perfect for this time of year.

Dragon Seahorse said...

I really enjoy the colors ... it really reflects the inspiration picture. Very well done!

betjunroe said...

The colors you used are simply beautiful. I love how you improvised to make your vase smaller--very clever! Bette

Jennie said...

So soft and serene and beautiful interpretation on the inspiration piece Geri. Absolutely beautiful design :)

Brenda Spa Gal said...

Love your card! Beautiful! The inspiration photo had so many elements, and you found the elements you wanted to incorporate in your card! Lovely!

Pat Jandacek said...

Thanks for the wonderful tip on reducing the size of an image such as the vase...very clever and I only hope I can remember it when I need it, lol! Your card is all around beautiful, too.

Golda said...

That is so cool! Your bow is absolutely perfect with the vase of flowers. Beautiful work.

Leslie said...

This is my first post. I love your card.You took the best from the inspiration photo. I will be looking at your other cards

Lynne said...

Lovely card, colors. The roses are beautiful.

TrinaM said...

Gorgeous card. Love the coloring of the Roses and the matching ribbon and bow. T.

naneruth said...

Such a beautiful card! Love your rose coloring, superb! The ribbon goes so well with it and a nice tip about the vase size. Thanks.

A Margery Card said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the colors you used and the vase and roses are just beautiful!

NJMullins said...

Wonderful card- your vase of flowers picks up the colors and feel of the scene!

Luanna said...

The roses are beautifully colored. I like the background paper and the embellishments you added. It's a lovely card.

Christine said...

Beautiful card - I love the way the backgound paper echos the colour of the quilt.
Christine x

Sharon Roselli said...

sweet vase! thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Judy said...

Lovely. The flowers are beautiful - that's the first thing I saw. I am now inspired to try using copic markers. TFS

Judy said...

WOW what a wonderful card. I am going to try this out!

Sylvia said...

Stunning roses! Thanks for the tip on making the vase smaller.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Mom!! Fabulous idea to make the vase smaller. Awesome coloring on the flowers.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Awesome! So clever to create smaller vase ....beautiful
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Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous card Geri! So beautifully colored; and I love how you created the smaller vase!