Tuesday, May 20, 2008

DAD

Kindred Spirits for Him Check out GinaK Designs new stamps, perfect for Father's Day! I love all the four design choices and decided to incorporate all of them in this template card. When I first get a stamp set...I ink it and "play stamp" which is just randomly stamping them out on scrap paper. I then turn the images this way and that...and most of the time I start to see different options, different perspectives, different ideas. The stamps always look different to me stamped. I guess I have a hard time thinking of ideas until I see it inked! This time was no exception. After I randomly stamped the images, I liked how they looked together. I knew I wanted to create a card that could handle spots of definition for all the images, and decided to see if this DAD template would work. It did! I did cut out a couple of trees and grass to fill in where needed. I drew a larger kite, cut it out, added string with ribbon for the tail because the stamped kite on this card was too small and looked lost! My chalks have not been out in a while, they were actually dusty! I like the effect they produce. It is a soft way to add color, especially when you have all these images on one card! Kindred Spirits for Him are among other new releases from GinaK designs. Check it out, you will be glad you did! I will post tomorrow a graduation gift I made using the same set I used for this creation. Until then,
HUGS,

22 comments:

Heather said...

OMG, I LOVE this! It is absolutely AWESOME. Makes me want to jump in my car and drive to the Gina K store and wait for them to open (I'm lucky enough to live only 15 miutes away). I liked these stampes but wasn't sure if I NEEDED them until I saw your project. AWESOME job!!!!

Tamara said...

I LOVE this card. When looking through all of the great design team projects last night, my two favourites were yours. This Dad card, and the sewing kit. You are amazingly creative and talented. thanks for sharing this projects with us.

Julie Koerber said...

Barb.... I left before you revealed this fabulous creation last night. All I have to say is WOW! You are just too creative! This is - well- WOW! It was fun hanging out last night - and go figure - I didn't smack anybody!! :-)

gretchenhs said...

What a fabulous card! Gina would love it, I'm sure! It's a great way to see them all together and I'm sure any dad would love it! Great job.

Allison said...

Barb, this is one of the best creations I have seen lately...seriously! OMG...you rule!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Barb...this is awesome. Love the template...where did you find it? Love all the images and how well they work with the template. FABULOUS!!! How very clever of you, and so very creative.

Niki Estes said...

This is so great, Barb! All of your creations have been fabulous! I think you should be a permanent member of Gina K's team!

Davis Family said...

I missed all the fun. BUT I love your stuff.
Hugs,
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Carolyn King said...

that is way too cool!!! Awesome idea--love how it turned out!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is awesome!! Love it!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Barb, this is fabulous! What a GREAT creation!

Julia Aston said...

what a great design! love the cut out DAD - very creative use of all the new stamps!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH......OH.......OH.......OH!!!!!! This was one of my ALL-time faves at the release party!!! Barb......it's Fabulously Fantastic!!!! Wow!!

Debbie Olson said...

deVery interesting approach to design--makes sense to me! Great job!

ALLY said...

Gorgeous Barb!!!

Kari said...

What a great Dad card!!! It is fantastic!!! Thanks for inspiring!!!

Charmaine said...

What a great way to incorporate all the images...I love how you did this.

Charmaine

Mandy said...

WOW! This is one of the neatest cards I have ever seen! Gotta try this!

Tanya said...

That is a fabulous project! I've been enjoying the artwork I've seen with those stamps but I really love this card! Great job!

StamperSharon said...

OMGoodness, I love this, Barb! What a great idea to do a collage-type card!

Rose Ann said...

OMgosh...this is waaaay cool and creative!! I LOVE it, Barb!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love this, Barb -- so clever!!! Great for DAD!!!