Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gina K Designs January Release Inspiration Hop, Day 1!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome to our January Inspiration Hop! Did you get to go to the party last night? Lots of fun samples there too last night that the DT showcased...and it's always so fun chatting with everybody!

Ok, up today we have two new stamp sets...first up is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Stately Flowers 3...here is what I have done today with it:



I used that big ole gorgeous Magnolia bloom in the set...which is the state flower of Louisiana by the way, lol! I colored mine with a white prisma pencils after stamping onto kraft cardstock, love doing that, the coloring on kraft! I added dimension by stamping some extra petals and cutting those out and popping them up with dimensionals. Love this effect too! I am so loving Melanie's state flowers series of stamps! Such gorgeous flowers in them plus also learning a thing or two because I look everyone of them up to see how they are SUPPOSE to be colored! :D

Up next is the newest set by Rupa Shevde called Mehndi Wishes and here is my creation with this:



Before we received this set, I had to google 'Mehndi'...oh my goodness! what a beautiful form of artwork this is! I want to get some of the tattooing done on my foot now! I probably will this summer...and when I do, I will show a pic of it on my blog! I decided to use the horse image for this card and I could not get the idea of a carousel horse out of my head so this is what I went with! It is gold embossed and I used a paper drinking straw for the 'pole'.

Ok, ready for my awesome eye candy? Here is the list of the DT for today:


*Gina K

*Melanie Muenchinger -- Illustrator Stately Flowers 3

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Jennie Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lori McAree

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

Don't forget to leave comments on all blogs for your chance to win a wonderful grab bag of Gina K stamps too! I've seen what others are getting in these bags and its awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today and come back tomorrow, same time, same place! Ill have another inspiration for ya! :D
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Card Details
Card #1
Stamps: Stately Flowers 3 by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: Spellbinders labels trio dies, Spellbinders label 23 die, pearl stickers, prisma colored pencils, pop dots, ribbon.
Card #2
Stamps: Mehndi Wishes by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs.com
Papers: Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: gold embossing powders, heat tool, versamark ink, paper straw, Spellbinders labels 18, tulle, nestabling.

98 comments:

alex said...

Two stunning cards, I particularly love the first one, so elegant :-)

Alina said...

Wonderful cards! Love the shape on the first one! Wonderful!

Melanie said...

smacking my head I didn't order that label die!! (smack!)

Lori said...

*thud*

Theresa Momber said...

Cat, these are so gorgeous! Love the delicate feel!

Olga said...

They are soo elegant. I like the way you used pearls.

Judy I said...

Great cards! I love the coloring on the magnolia and the carousel horse card is truly inspired.

Teri said...

Great job! Especially love the first card!

Tami B. said...

What a great idea using the Mehndi horse as a carousel horse. 2 very pretty cards!

shari said...

absolutely love the magnolia card. How beautiful. The carousel horse is really a excellent way to use the horse. Really like that idea.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful and very elegant!!

Nanette said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Becky said...

These are absolutely stunning.

Sally said...

Beautiful white card. Great job

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

OMGosh. Love 'em. All those pearls!

sprgstn16 said...

Love your cards! Especially love how you made a shaped card...I really need to try to do this more often! Thanks for sharing.

glim said...

Great job, the first card is absolutely gorgeous. The second one is equally as pretty, reminds me of a merry go round cake I had as a child.

StampnInkLady said...

Both cards are so elegant! I love your style...so classy! Thank you Hugs Lori R.

Billie Dee said...

Lovely and elegant!

Giovana said...

Wonderful cards Cat!!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Very gorgeous and elegant cards Cat.

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful creations. I love how you made the horse into a carousel horse. What a fun card that made. TFS.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very lovely cards ^_^

Dorothy E said...

Love magnolia blossoms. So pretty. Must have taken awhile to put all those pearls on there! Very classy looking card.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

How creative to make the horse into a carousel ride. Love your cards.

Gvendalen said...

Beautiful cards!the first is so elegant.

AJ said...

love them Cat!! :)

Julie said...

Really like the style of your first card. Both cards are very pretty.

Lenoria said...

Your cards are fantastic, especially the first one! I would never thought to color on kraft with the white Prisma. Thank you for the idea, which I will definitely try and thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations.

elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. The first is so elegant and I love the carousel horse idea for the second card.

Anita Braddock said...

Gorgeous Cards Love the Magnolia Card the layering and the colors are Beautiful Love Love the way you used the spellbinders die for the base of your Card and the added pearls adds that special touch. love how you colored and Layered your Flower. adding the beautiful Ribbons perfect. I love The Carousel house it Awesome and the colors are great love the embossing thanks for sharing both cards they are Beautiful. and thanks for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Cherie said...

Elegant absolutely elegant! You have made 2 very unique and gorgeous cards. I really love them.

Kristen said...

Both beautiful....but the first one took my breath away - so very elegant!

Sandy said...

Simply beautiful!

Sharon said...

The first card is so elegant and beautiful! The second would be perfect for a little girl! Great cards.

Kris said...

Oooh love them both! Very creative with the horse too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards Cat! Your first one is so beautifully elegant, and love that carousel horse!

Georgia said...

Simply beautiful cards. I love all the ideas that I see.

Susie said...

All I can say is WOW! You always do beautiful work!

SusanMV said...

So glad I ordered this kraft paper, your cards are beautiful!!

Jackie said...

I love the shape card especially, the colors are soft and soothing. TFS :)

Pat Jandacek said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards! I love the shaped card especially but the 'carousel' horse is splendid, too.

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful cards! Especially like the first one and think it would make an elegant Wedding or Anniversary card too! Thanks for all the inspiration.

Ravengirl said...

Wonderful cards! I really love the coloring on kraft card stock too! The horse looks great as part of a carousel for sure!

Miesje said...

Awesome! Love the horse card - where in the world do you get your amazing ideas??

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like how you colored the magnolia.

auntmtv said...

gorgeous cards. thanks for posting your designs.

Susan Sieracki said...

OMG, what memories you just brought back for me. I love that you turned the Mehndi horse into a carousel horse. Wonderful cards.

Riette said...

These are beautiful. I LOVE the merry-go-round horse

Kay S said...

Gorgeous magnolia card! Love it! How clever to use the horse as a carousel horse and the drinking straw color coordinates perfectly!

KonaRose said...

Cat - your card from Melanie's set is luxurious! And the carousel horse is completely clever, and waiting to be cased by me :)

Jennie said...

Wowzers Cat! Love the die you used on the first on and the bling..oh my! Your Mehndi one is so creative making it a carousel horse...fab!!!

Jai Holland said...

Very pretty cards...thanks for sharing.

marie said...

WOW WOW WOW What a beautiful card I just love it The flower is gorgeous..You second card is very nice also.

Denise E. said...

Very elegant cards.

Lynn B. said...

Your first card is so elegant and stunning, Cat. Love it. But I also love the carousel horse. That would be so perfect for a child's card. Now I want that set too. Shucks!

Lagene said...

Your white magnolia card is GORGEOUS! And I love the purple carousel card!

Donna Baker said...

ah! great minds think alike with the magnolia (I love kraft almost as much as you!) I adore the carousel horse (that is a FANCY straw there!)

Monica said...

Stunning cards, I adore anything with pearls and your gorgeous magnolia card is divine!

Trisha said...

Your cards are both so amazing. I could see the first card as a perfect wedding card. This maagnolia is so beautiful. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Angie said...

Love your cards!But my favorite one would have to be the stately flowers just gorgeous!

Donna Phelan said...

Yowza! Love them both, but your carousel horse card is sooooo creative, love everything about both of them!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cat these are so super wonderful. What a talented person you are.

lindagrady said...

The first card is gorgeous; love that flower image. This is a fine set of images on this sheet. Wouldn't mind having it!

zehra said...

I love the coloring on the flower and the carousel card is perfect, what a clever idea

Sunny1972 said...

Wow! Love the cards! Especially the carousel. That's so retro and lots of fun!!!

Gayle said...

WOW, totally elegant card Cat and just how clever are you making the carousel horse....love it.

wanda said...

I love the first one especially also... like a wedding dress! lovely thank you

pamselinski said...

The magnolia card is gorgeous; absolutely beautiful. I was also surprised with the Mehndi card. You used the horse stamp in a totally unexpected way and I love it.

Golda said...

I am loving all the pearls you used! That carousel horse is fantastic.

Jo4Him said...

Thanks for both your cards. LOVE the magnolia card-that is stunning.

Cheryl Winget said...

These are both so elegant. Love them both!

Pati said...

Very nice cards. The first with the magnolia looks elegant! And great creative use of the of the horse on a birthday card!

naneruth said...

Very pretty cards!

FrancineB said...

Beautiful cards. Love the use of the pearls to give a pretty shimmer and glow.

Sandy said...

Gor-ge-ous!!!!! (chin drop on desk here:)

Susan said...

Very elegant cards. Great job!

calamity jane said...

Love the way you depicted the horse on your card!! Both are so lovely!!!

stamper said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the "Thinking of You' card.

Donna said...

Both are just stunning Cathy, you did a superb job! That first one is so elegant looking!!
love it.
Donna

Jennifer said...

All gorgeous examples! love the ivory and the way you used the Spellbinders! Hugs, Jennifer

ibalady said...

i liked the magnolia but that carousel horse is the bomb

naoompje said...

Very beautiful cards very chique.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are both delicious! You are just too clever with that straw!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your cards are wonderful.

Debbie Rogers said...

How elegant your cards are Cat....Beautiful!

Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards Cat!!!!

Bertha W said...

The magnolia card is beautiful - thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa K said...

I love that horse card. It is so striking.

Caryn S said...

Wow take away the sentiment and that first card could almost be for a wedding! And I love how you used the straw to turn the horse into a carousel pony!

Patricia said...

Your cards are always so lovely. You're so original too. Just love your work.

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Wow. So beautiful. :) Michelle

Designs By Sky said...

Beautiful cards. TFS

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such BEAUTIFUL sponging in your floral card Cat! And I love the layout and embossing in your Mehndi card, that little horse is my favorite image in the set!

CraftyMomFL said...

two words: so gorgeous! I'm speechless

Susan said...

Lovely, as usual. The shape of the first one is fabulous! I think you were on a pearl kick, too!

CTgirl said...

Just gorgeous! Wow!

lakergirl said...

Cat...I always love all your cards & artist ability but...I have to say the Magnolia is just gorgeous! Your prettiest card by far~ Kim

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