Friday, February 3, 2012

Gina K Designs January Release Inspiration Hop, Day 3!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome back to our last day for the January release inspiration hops...NOT the last day of inspiration though, hopefully, lol! For today, we have the new 'One Free With Three' set called Fresh Start ...Here is what I have done today with this set:



I decided to go a little grunge style today. I used some washi tape and some old stamps to create a bit of collage like area on the left side of the card, then used some distress inks on all the edges of the image panel and sentiment and card. Love how this turned out! Love that saying too....don't worry about yesterday...begin fresh each day! :D

Ready for more wonderful inspiration? Here are the links to my fellow DT sharing some with you today:

*Gina K

*Giovana Smith

*Jennie Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lori McAree

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

And as usual, leave comments all along the way for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of wonderful GKD stamps! You won't be disappointed! :D

Thanks so much for stopping by this week. I hope you have enjoyed the samples I have shown you and I am looking forward to YOU sharing with us over on StampTV YOUR creations! Have a wonderfully creative day!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Fresh Start from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: distress ink and sponge, circle nesties and lacy circle nesties, banner dies also by Spellbinders, SU! markers, twine, washi tape, old stamps, pop dots.

63 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Love it, Cat! The tape layering is awesome!

Melanie said...

The washi tape is so fun, I love the idea of a collage and of building something with that sentiment.

Jennie said...

Love this and the collage feel to it. Sweet sentiment too and oh so true!!

Olga said...

great idea of using papers Cat!

Susan said...

Love the washi tape. I'm going to have to break down and get some. I've been seeing it everywhere just in the last couple of weeks.

Patricia said...

Love the "collage" look to this card. Hope to try it myself! Thanks for sharing.

naoompje said...

The layering is very beautiful I love it.

Teri said...

Very nice. Love the colors.

Riette said...

Ooooooh nice..... Love love the colors

Lee Reed said...

Love using old stamps. You incorporated them with this sentiment beautifully!

dklessig said...

Nice card!

elizabeth said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors on this one. And you're right, that sentiment is very encouraging.

--Marcy said...

Love your oolors!

Dee said...

Interesting layering, Cat. Ever check the construction of bird's nests? They used all kinds of materials--collage-like. Cute idea!

--Marcy said...

Love your oolors!

Golda said...

I love how you used the washi tape. It is a great card!

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely card ^-^

Joyce T. said...

cool color combintation. love the postage stamp accents

Susan said...

Love this card and the use of the washi tape.

naneruth said...

So very different and pretty!

ibalady said...

love it. didnt know there was grunge in greeting cards but i like it .
i have never used distress ink before but after seeing this i might just have to

Sue D said...

Great grunge style card!

Julie said...

Very pretty. Love the tape layers.

alex said...

Wonderful card Cat love the tape and the stamps :-)

Kay S said...

Cool use of the Washi tape and the old postage stamps! Great card!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colors!

Gvendalen said...

Beautiful card, I like this design.

Angie said...

Beautiful card ! Love the tape and the stamps!

Donna Phelan said...

Your collage washi tape reminds me of cancelled postage stamps, love that look! Really lovely card!

Georgia said...

Great card. I love all the layers.

mitz said...

...this is ** collage-tastic ** what a clever idea.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Caryn S said...

Great color coordinations between the washi tape, the cardstock and the coloring on the image. Really soothing.

Ravengirl said...

The grunge style is working well for you here! The woven washi tape looks really cool!

Crystal said...

WOW Another awesome card Cat, LOVE IT!!!

Nanette said...

Very nice! I don't know much about the Washi tape. Another new thing to learn about.

Trisha said...

Wow!! So pretty, Cat. Love your use of paper tape and the postage stamps. Love, love, love your card. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

What a cute, fun and sweet stamp set! Love the baby birds!

Hugs, Jennifer

Tami B. said...

Great color combo and I love that you put it on kraft.

Donna Baker said...

you do grunge like nobody's business - what a fab card! awesome samples as usual friend!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love that saying too Cat, the entire one free with 3 set has beautiful, inspirational sentiments! And I love the baby birds and the heart-leaf tree too!

Gayle said...

Love your collage background, Cat. Very cute card.

Judy I said...

Cute card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun paper weaving~~

Pat Jandacek said...

Great design and color coordination resulting in a wonderful card. TFS!

Billie Dee said...

That collage is gorgeous!

Cheryl Winget said...

Love the details on this card. Terrific job!

zehra said...

You are right, the saying is awesome, lovely

Wendy Thompson said...

Great card thanks for sharing

Lagene said...

Great card, love the weaving...like a birdie does to make a nest hugh!

Kris said...

Love the tape and stamps! Great idea!
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

ddlady said...

Loved the use of the washi tape and stamps on your card. Good job!

Pati said...

Nice, different design, and I like the colors!

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

Love the washi tape effect!! You did a fantastic job on this!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great card. I like how you used the washi tape and old stamps.

cjgusloff57 said...

Wow! Love your card! Washi tape too! Wish I had some to use! Old stamps what a neat idea! Thanks!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card. Love the layered look. and the colors and twine looks great and adds that pop factor thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

CTgirl said...

Just love your card! The colours, textures! I also like to use old stamps on my cards..:)

KonaRose said...

Hi, Cat! Wow. I still haven't used my washi tape, but you gave me ideas how to start! Yours looks woven :). Aren't those birdies the cutest? I can't wait to stamp them! And the sentiment needs to go right in front of my face, every day, every night :) - rosy

wanda said...

nice work! love the use of the patterned paper.... and the use of stamps! well that was very cool! thanks

Designs By Sky said...

Cute card, love the washi tape layering. TFS

Verna Angerhofer said...

What an awesome background to showcase that bird and nest image. So darling!

Debbie Rogers said...

Great grunge look Cat! Thanks for giving me the tape idea!

Betty Neville said...

What a cool card! Neat effect with the stamps and washi tape!

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