Gina K Designs and Stamp TV had a Launch Party last Thursday, and I must say the new stamp sets are divine, and yes I want them all :-) If you have not seen them yet then you can find them Here.
Along with the new sets, and new STV Kit there are six launch challenges, so far I have entered:
Donna's Quilting Challenge:
The stamp set is Nana's Needlework, and is to be retired very soon, so if it is on your wish list, then I suggest you get it while you can, it is sad when a set is retired, but it is also very exciting to see what will take it's place, and I fully understand that Gina needs room for all the exciting new things that will be coming out in 2012. The DP is from a pack called "Boofie" by Do Craft.
Challenge 2 is Theresa's Sponge a Layer Challenge, I can honestly say, everything I know about sponging inks, has been learned from the uber talented Theresa, and her new stamp set is wonderful, full of safari images, it is called Wild about you, here is my entry for the challenge:
The stamp set is also by Theresa and is called The Giving Tree, the sponged layer is a mask made from a Petite Ovals by Spellbinders S4-138, and I sponged Memento Cantaloupe and a little Angel Pink along the edges.
Challenge 3 was set by the lovely and talented Lee, I just love her work, and am very honoured to have 2 of her cards framed and hanging on my craft room wall. Lee asked us to make a "Memory Keeper", if you would like to know how to make one for yourself, there is a template and card inserts on the Freebies page, over at STV, just scroll down to find them. Here is a couple of links to the videos Memory Keeper Part One and Memory Keeper Part Two. Here is my entry:
The stamp sets are Organise it, and Labeled with Love, the CS is Gina K Pure Luxury in Ocean Mist and Red Hot, the DP is from a new line by Gina called Red Carpet.
The lovely Lori has challenged us to make a card using the "Cracked Glass" technique you can see Gina's video for this technique Here. I had tried this technique over a year ago, with regular embossing powder, but without much success, I now have UTEE by Ranger, and was thrilled with the results, I will defiantly be using this one again!
The stamp set is Vintage Chic, the DP is another recent release by Gina called Casual Friday, and in my book a must have for masculine cards. The dies are by Spellbinders and are Classic Ovals Large S4-110 and Big Scalloped Ovals Large S4-251.
There are two more launch challenges, as I go to post, and I will be entering those later this week, time permitting, all launch challenges have to be in by March 19th, there is also the regular challenges still running, so if you can, then stop by STV and play along with one or more, it is well worth it, and the prize of a grab bag of stamps is a wonderful addition to anyones collection.
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