Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gina K Designs June Release Inspiration Hop, Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!! Welcome back to day 2 of our Inspiration Hops for the month of June (in July!...like Christmas in July! ha!)

The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Up first today is Theresa Momber's newest set called Tropical Nature, this is what I have done today with it:


I have stamped the mask images onto air dry clay and then took a paint brush and dry brushed some distress inks onto it after drying. I apologize for the picture...I am still having a hard time with this new photo editing program! This picture just does not do it justice...kinda makes the clay look all bright white and washed out, lol! I have tried taking this pic about oh...a gazillion times! Anyways, it does look really good IRL! :D

Next up is one of our newest Illustrators, Becky Oehler, set called I Do!...here is my creation for today with this set:


Me and my daughter, when she was younger, used to say this to each other...'I love you 4 ever and 4 keeps!' So I HAD to make this for her. She is loving the old vintage look (finally!, lol!) so went with that for this one.

Ready for more awesome eye candy? Here ya go:


Thanks for stopping by again today! So tickled you did! I also want to tell you about a challenge I am hosting on STV....Here is the link to that challenge:

Primarily Speaking Challenge, Come Play!

I would love to have you come play along, and you could win a prize! It's not due until Monday 7PM CST!

Ok, see you tomorrow, same time, same place!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Tropical Nature by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: air dry clay, Word Sticks by Tim Holtz, twine, CheeryLynn Designs die, glue dots, scor-tape, distress inks, burlap.
Card #2
Stamps: I Do! by Becky Oehlers from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks, MME Life Storie dp
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Want2Scrap nestabling, wrinkled seam binding ribbon, distress inks, glue.

70 comments:

Melanie said...

the impressions with the tikis are so cool/appropriate!

ooh love what you did with the brackets and die cut tag, that is gorgeous!

Carolyn King said...

great cards Cat. that clay idea is fabulous!!! Way cool...gonna have to try that!

JJ Bolton said...

Such neat cards! Using clay is so clever for that stamp! TFS!

Jimmi said...

not sure what air dry clay is all about but now I NEED it, your card looks SO cool! :)
and your I Do! card is so elegant!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! What a super cool technique. I love it! Great texture on that card. Love the second card, too! So gorgeous.

--Marcy said...

Tattered burlap - vintage, clay - do you ever sleep! Wonderful ideas!

Vicki said...

I love all the different elements. I never think to do that. Your tiki card is wonderful.

Misti said...

Fabulous cards, Cat! Love, love the clay!!!!

Lori said...

WOW!!! I'm speechless!!

Teri said...

Love that vintage card!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Love the vintage look.

Olga said...

the cards are excellent! love the one with masks

Billie Dee said...

Both cards are great but my favorite is going to be the second with the mixed media look and the melon colors. Oh - and I love the heading on your blog *wink*

Tami B. said...

Love the little Tiki guys. What a fun card!

mtscrapgal said...

The burlap is the perfect background for the 1st card. I love the vintage feel of the second. Hope your computer troubles end soon.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What awesome cards. I love the impressions one a lot. Since I have that set of stamps I like ideas on how to use them. And your card with the I Do set is so beautiful!

AJ said...

Cat- I love that idea of stamping on air dry clay! great card!!

Golda said...

I'm loving both of your cards! The tropical one is great with the burlap.

Maxine #6215 said...

I love the tiki men!

Joyce T. said...

love all the bling and the rustic feel of the tribal masks

naneruth said...

Great elements on both cards! Lovely.

Kathy said...

Love what you did with the tiki masks! And that saying on the second card is so sweet! My dd#1 and I have a similar saying:)

Deborah said...

I love both of these cards they are both a grat take on these new sets.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. Love the clay technique.

Sharon Roselli said...

Lovin your tiki guys! the burlap sets the clay off perfectly. your I do card is awesome too.

windinstarsranch said...

I really like this one. now all you need is some minihuni feet.

alex said...

Cat you are a wonderful inspiration, love how you used the clay and the I do card is stunning :-)

elizabeth said...

What a great technique on the first card. I also love the second one, it's so elegant. And I love the sentiment you created, very sweet.

Kay S said...

Despite what you said about the photo, I think your first card is awesome! Love the impressions in the clay and the burlap behind it. Has a very island feel to it! Gorgeous second card -- the vintage look of it is just perfect.

Ravengirl said...

I love the tiki guy in clay! So clever. And how wonderful that you were able to create a special card for your daughter!

Kelly said...

Very cool cards! Love your tiki idea!

Donna Phelan said...

Love the texture on your tropical card and all that bling on your 4 ever & keeps card. That is so sweet about you and your daughter! Frame Worthy! :)

gobluektb05 said...

I like all the pearls. Lots and lots of pearls.

Judy Scott said...

Just great

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE love love the burlap and tiki -- perfect combo! :)

Michelle said...

Ha! Those little tiki faces are so fun!

Debbie Bradford said...

I love your masks done in the clay and with the burlap! So very cute!

Julie said...

beautiful cards.

Katherine said...

Great cards! I especially love the look & feel of the second card. TFS!

Victoria H. said...

Oh wow, love your cards! The tikis are so fun and I just adore the vintage look.

crotnem said...

Lovely cards my friend!

Rosy Newlun said...

Great ideas for your cards, Cat! And how sweet you have that special saying with your dd!!! TFS!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

All I can say is WOW WOW WOW! Gorgeous! Love the mask card...so Hawaiian!!!

Sylvia said...

Love the tiki card great texture! and the vintage wedding card is soo pretty (I like the story behind it). Thanks for sharing

Evelyn vasquez said...

The clay is ideal. The vintage look w/sentiment seems so appropriate.

Carol said...

Fun new sets and a great hop once again!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristen said...

Love what you have done with the sets I think the masks are great!

Robin said...

Was going to comment but had to get a get a drink with a umbrella!

Paulette S said...

I LOVE the tiki card! it really has such a natural feel. I have resisted the paper clay thus far, but I'm teetering. LOL How fun to make a card with the saying between you and your daughter. Things like that are special. I love vintage everthing. LOL

Jo4Him said...

Very creative-love the tikis. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Love the clay idea with the tiki faces. I like the look you achieved with it.

Gayle said...

Adore those tiki's Cat.

Lisa said...

Both cards are so artistic! tfs!

simplyhuffman said...

Love what you've done with these stamp sets -- awesome cards!

Kay said...

Very cute!

Tina said...

OMGosh LOVE the clay!!! I just bought some and haven't tried it yet!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Wonderful tag to use with the I Do set!

MyAuntKath said...

Love both your unique use cards! The bling on the label die is so special!

ddlady said...

Cathy, I love your Tiki card with the burlap background. So different. And your second card is very romantic looking with the pearls and the paper you chose. Beautiful job!

Jennifer said...

Great cards! Love the burlap and the binding ribbon. How sweet for your daughter! Thank you for a chance to win!

Linda R. said...

Ohhh! Love the texture in the first card and the colors in the second. Great cards!

Sonia said...

Fabulous!

itzamitzi said...

LOVE your tropical card! The coloring on the tikis is so realistic and the addition of burlap and vines adds so much to the card.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

What you did with that tiki stamp is cool. And using the fabric is so appropro. Great job.

Sharon Harnist said...

LOVE the masks stamped into clay, Cat -- wonderful idea and fabulous card!

NJMullins said...

love the burlap! great texture for that tiki card!

ajax said...

Great cards! I have not tried the clay technique yet. It scares me. But, I love the hop and seeing all these cards gives me courage. Thanks

Sue D said...

I like how you stamped on clay and burlap and lovely card for your daughter.

Sharon said...

Loooovvvvve the clay tikki stamp on burlap!!! Genius!

Lagene said...

The tikis are great and I love the shabby chic!

Karen Roth said...

Really cute 4 ever & 4 keeps card!

The Hawaiian masks always scare me *shivers* But it is a cute card,hun :o)

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