Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Holidays Nina Brackett Style!

How about some more inspiration with the Vintage Borders stamp set? First, check in with the Illustrator of this versatile stamp set, GinaK Senior Designer Nina Bracket and her friend Lisa Hjulberg (that's me!) joining in the blog hop tonight.

Then, stop by these GinaK Designers' blogs for even more samples:



And these Center Stage Spotlight blogs:

Before you finish hopping, be sure to check in on GinaK's blog to enter your comment for a chance to win Nina's Vintage Borders stamp set. If you already have purchased Nina's set, you can substitute any GinaK Designs stamp set valued at $23.95 or less.

For those of you are who looking for a quick and easy Christmas card idea, check out the Vintage Borders Card Kit available online in GinaK's store tonight. The Kit includes the step by step tutorial as well as all the card stock cut to the exact measurements needed to make 4 cards. For more details and photos of this card kit, see Jessica Fick's blog as well as this Class Kit link.

One of the first things I thought of when I saw Vintage Borders is how wonderfully well the music notes would look as a background to other images... and I was right! I stamped the background in a "tea die" type of ink and then stamped the beautiful images from Nina's Elegant Posts stamp set on top. The pop of color comes from the "wreath" I made using the top of one of the topiaries in Nina's Lord of the Seasons stamp set. One thing I love about Nina's art is that it all coordinates so well together.

My card design is based on Sketch 142 at Card Positioning Systems. The DP is from the Indian Summer collection by Basic Grey. Not your typical Christmas colors, but I kinda like it!

Thanks so much for "hopping" by. Enjoy the rest of the hop... and prepare to be wowed!!!


26 comments:

JenMarie said...

This is gorgeous!

joy said...

Love the bright happy colors, so appealing! TFS!

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW-zers girl this is GORGEOUS!!

Alita said...

FANTABULOUS!!!!
Lisa, this may not be your normal traditional colors but.....you have made it so very cheery and Christmasy and I am going to CASE it for the cards I'm sending to my friends this year. I hope you won't mind.

Thank you for sharing this Gorgeous project with all of us to be inspired by!

Melissa Cash said...

Lisa, I love your card, it is so creative! I really like how you combined Nina's sets.

Donna said...

beautiful card, Lisa! I love the wreath (colored) in the foreground with uncolored light in the background. What a wonderful design concept!

Gloria Westerman said...

Wow Lisa, this is pretty. I just love your colors. Great Job.

Janice M said...

Very pretty! I like how you turned the topiary into a wreath!

Patti J said...

You rock, dear friend! Love how you took both sets, and made such a beautiful card! Perfect!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

It's just beautiful!!!! I also just adore that music border for making a bg!!

Alice Wertz said...

what a beautiful card!

NinaB said...

Oh, Lisa, what a beauty. I love the subtle background and that pop of color that matches the DP.

Debbie Pamment said...

Am just LOVING this Lisa - that music notes stamp is just fabulous as a background! And your coloured wreath and bow popped up - DIVINE!
Beautiful choice of DP too!
Hope all is well on your side of the BIG POND - we're breaking all sorts of heat records for November - YUK!!!
xXx

Sharri Seffens said...

Lisa, your card is gorgeous!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! I love how you paired the sets!

Theresa Momber said...

Lisa, this is beautiful! Love the colors.

Tina Gilliland said...

GREAT combining of Nina's sets! Love it.

peggysue said...

That is one gorgeous card!

Dawn said...

beautiful!

Jessica said...

Lisa, your card is so pretty! I LOVE that sketch too!

Lisa T said...

Very pretty!

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Lisa!!

Sarah said...

wonderful design, just love it!

Kristine said...

WOW, you've got a lot of comments :) This is beautiful Lisa! LOVE that music sheet in the background! x

Carolyn King said...

Lisa---i totally missed your card in the hop....so sorry.

What a card to miss---this is a total stunner. LOVE how you combined the sets to create this stunner. Fantastic

Natalie said...

Are you kidding?? I think those colors are great for Christmas!! Beautiful card and design. Nina has designed some very versatile and beautiful stamp sets!