Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CSS Challenge hop

Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop!
Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:



For my card I chose to use the embellished sketch. I used the Poinsettia from the "A year of flowers" set by Melanie Muchinger. I stamped the flower twice with Colorbox Chianti ink and embossed it with Ranger Holographic embossing powder. I cut out the center of one of the flowers and popped it up with some pop dots and added some gold pearls to the flower center. Wow does this flower ever sparkle! The sentiment is one that I masked off of the Very Merry Christmas set by Theresa Momber. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments along the way because the very generous Nina Brackett is going to be giving away the "Hip to be Square" set by Melanie Muchinger!!! She will be picking a random winner from one of the blogs and will post it on Saturday morning! Good Luck and Happy Bog hopping!


We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!
First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:
Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse
and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:
Gina K
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg
All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1)
These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too!
~Suppy List~
Stamps ~ Gina K A Year of Flowers and a partial sentiment from a Very Merry Christmas
Paper ~ Cranberry Tart. Good as Gold, Ivory/Cream, Making Mermories and DCWV DP's
Ink ~ Colorbox Chianti
Accessories ~ Circle nesties, Fancy tags, EK Success border punch, Ribbon, gold pearls, paper flowers, Ranger Holographic embossing powder

46 comments:

Misti said...

Gorgeous card, Janice!!

craftieodamae said...

OMG, it's after 11pm and I have to get up at 5AM and here I am hopping LOL. gorgeous cards!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh Janice! I LOVE this!!! Your interpretation of the sketch is so lovely!!!!

Thank you so much for joining in on the hop with us tonight, my friend!

wordbird said...

Janice...I Love, Love, Love you layered poinsettia...so beautiful and creative!
;D DianaQ

Tina Gilliland said...

VERY nice!!! LOVE how you cut off half the tag too... very creative!!

Patti J said...

Janice, how ingenious! Beautiful job!

JenMarie said...

SO so gorgeous!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this color combo! your flower is beautiful!!! isnt this fun :)))

Denise said...

Your card is smashing!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Janice!! Love how you layered the petals.

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Love your card Janice your colour choices are perfect.

Giovana said...

Hi Janice, Beautiful card!!

Neesey said...

This is a lovely card. Thanx for sharing

joy said...

What a pretty card you have made! Beautiful job!

Carolina said...

What an adorable card - love how elegant it looks!

JessicaK said...

Oooh, non-colored stamps! Love this effect.

Natalie said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the inspiration!!!

Dawn said...

so very pretty...love the gold and partial tag!

Julie said...

Very very pretty card Janice!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card, Janice! I love the DP and the lovely poinsettia! Great sentiment treatment!

Marsha said...

Lovely card. Really like the centers of the flowers.

catdidit said...

LOVE this how you have left it white and then embossed! I bet it does really sparkle IRL! So very gorgeous Janice!

Jenny McGee said...

Beautiful, elegant, I so love the color combo.

Kathy H said...

SO so so gorgeous!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous! The white makes such a striking presentation and the gold makes it all so elegant!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous!!

Lori said...

Pretty card Janice! I wanted to use gold on my card but I didn't have scraps big enough!

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty Janice! Your poinsettia is so perfect!

Jennie said...

Love the way you did this poinsettia Janice and what beautiful dp you used. Beautiful design :O)

Theresa Momber said...

Janice, this is beautiful! Love the pattern paper you used! So warm and festive.

Lisa T said...

Very elegant!

Teri said...

Such pretty colors and great work!

Lynne Phelps said...

I have decided it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to go wrong with Melanie's Year of Flowers!! I love your sparkly poinsettia and your elegant burgundy and gold color scheme!

Sharri Seffens said...

Janice, Your card is beautiful!

Pat Jandacek said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card. The poinsettia image is so well done. TFS.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh this is incredibly beautiful in the red outline design!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Very pretty!! I love the DP. Really makes the image pop and the pearls are a perfect touch.

Stampin' Pam said...

Lovely lovely! I like the half tag on the fancy tag nestie and I like the look of the poinsettia with only the veins colored. Quite eye catching.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the layered poinsettia.

Cindy Lawrence said...

So very lovely!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very Beautiful!

Carolyn King said...

perfect stamp for this sketch! lovely card!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Just lovely! Paper toling the poinsettia is the perfect touch!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Outstanding Janice. Love how you used the fancy tag with your sentiment. All the dimension really adds to the beauty of your card. AWESOME!

tlgirl353 said...

Janice- very nice card- love that BG.

Shannon said...

Very pretty! I love how you used the tag for the sentiment.