Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2

 

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets by Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and the Botanical Blocks Incentive set 
 
These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative! 
 
Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika 
 
Cottage Garden by Claire Brennan
 
April 2017 Incentive Stamp Set - Botanical Blocks
 
Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop: 
 
 
First up I have a couple of cards featuring Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika. For the top one I did some reverse masking with various GKD inks and then stamped a sea plant. The seahorse was stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with distress markers. I fussy cut him out and adhered him to the front. I find that it's easier to cut images from water color paper than regular card stock. Its thicker, sturdier and doesn't bend as easily when cutting around intricate areas.
 
 
After randomly stamping various images I water colored the background and left the images untouched. I lightly sprayed the front with shimmer mist and added sequins. The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum and stapled to the front.
 
 
 I only had time to make one card featuring Claire Brennan's set Cottage Garden. After stamping and masking the fence image I lightly sponged the background with Wild Dandelion, Peach Bellini and Blue Lagoon GKD inks. I added Kraft towards the bottom. The bird and sign were fussy cut out and adhered to the card.
 
 
My last card features images from April's mini incentive stamp set Botanical Blocks free with a separate $75.00 purchase. A very quick and easy one layer card. I love the sentiment on this one.
 
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew: 
 
Beth Silaika  - Today’s featured illustrator 
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
 Cathy Tidwell 
 
Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com. 
 
Thank you for stopping by!

39 comments:

  1. More beautiful creations - love your style! Beautiful cards!

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  2. I really like your the sea images embossed as a background. Great ideas! Beautiful cards.

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  3. That first one really grabbed my eye, and my choice as a real winner!

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  4. Great cards, love them all. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

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  5. The cards are wonderful.
    Love the background that you
    made - such fun. The shading
    of the chalet is beautiful
    and the simplicity of the
    last card is heart-wrenching.
    thanks for sharing.

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  6. Lovely cards. I love how you've used Cottage Garden.

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  7. Your Mermaid set cards are so pretty and fun and CUTE!!!

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  8. LOVE the clean and simple design on the first one - tell me about the circle dots - is that a die? Fun!

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  9. Fantastic card designs, but I think the first one is my favorite.

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  10. Love these cards and the white space you are unafraid to leave lol!!!

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  11. So pretty! I like the red and yellow hollyhocks in front of the fence.

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  12. Lovely cards love the soft colors so pretty

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  13. Fintastic cards Rema Adorable colour choice ..so delicate Tfs Liz

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  14. My goodness, I LOVE these cards! Just beautiful!!!!

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  15. Your cards are beautiful. I love the soft inking and the water color background. Wonderful job.
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  16. Beautiful cards. The cottage garden is amazing.

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  17. How fun your sea horse cards. And the last card is completely classy - CAS and elegant. TFS ♥

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  18. So much fun and charm and then truly elegant with the last one. Wow.

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  19. Cute cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  20. Awesome cards, I love them all. As always, thanks for the great inspiration!!! Well done!

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  21. Oh Rema! I always love your style, these cards are so sweet and totally adorable :-)

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  22. Each if your cards has intricate details and the use if both cardstock and watercolor oaoer is unique. I agree waterxokor is easier to fussy cut. Your cottage is rich in colors. The simplistic card lastly is adorable but very seeet and sincere.

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  23. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. Love that water colored background with the white images! That's such a fun idea!

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  25. All of your cards are marvelous! That little pink seahorse is SO cute and I love the dotted circle you used to create the focal point. It made me think of bubbles in the water around the seahorse. The garden gate is so pretty and I like how you used just a part of it.

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  26. Lovely cards using these new sets.

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  27. Very pretty cards, thanks for sharing

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