Friday, April 22, 2011

Gina K Design April Release Inspiration Hop!! Day 1

Hey Ya'll!! Welcome to our first day of inspiration for this April Release....the party last night was a blast...Gina had us bare all!! haha! I enjoyed chatting with so many of you! So now, we have some gorgeous eye candy for you...and dont forget to comment on all the blogs, cause Gina will be giving away some of these gorgeous stamp sets, choosing from randomly from all the blogs and comments!

Up first we have Garden Silhouettes, the new One Free With Three set! Here is my card with this one for today:



I stamped this image on vellum, did a cut out window on my card base and attached the vellum on the backside. I think this looks kinda folk-artsy with that dp on it and the twine! This is one of those handy sets to have, so many different things to do with this set!!

Up next is a stamp set called Timeless Textures...and just as the name says, WONDERful textures to give your background, just by stamping! Here is my creation, I combined another image from Garden Silhouettes with it too:



I did the emboss resist technique on this one, FUN!! And that textured background gives it just the look I wanted!

Ok, ready for more eye candy? Here are the links to my fellow DT participating today:

*Gina K

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Valerie Stangle

*Vicki Dutcher

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and as always, thanks so much for the awesome comments you all leave...its what keeps me doing this...that and my love of GKD!! :D Be sure and stop back Monday for more inspiration with this release!!
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Card Details
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, October Afternoon dp 5 and dime collection.
Accessories: Twine, button flower by sassafras, nesties labels, vellum, white stayz on ink, oval punches, glue dots
Card #2
Stamps: Timeless Textures, Garden Silhouettes both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: vellum, clear embossing powders, embossing buddy, heat gun, border punch, pop dots, ribbon, button, twine, distress inks.

179 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous card,s Cat! Love the warmth of both cards. You rock that Kraft, sister!

emilymomto3boys said...

gorgeous Cat~ Love that vellum!

Deb said...

These are so beautiful and elegant! I love the vellum!

AJ said...

that sympathy card ROCKS Cat!! love them both- but that one is my fave!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cat- great cards! Love the vellum one!

Donna said...

fab cards as usual! love the sponging on the 2nd one, just lovely!

DebraM said...

Your cards are gorgeous...love that sympathy card. Fantastic artwork.

imastampin said...

Oh wow, great cards. The bottom one almost glows. Gorgeous.

Leigh M said...

Beautiful. TFS...

Marie / Legojenta said...

Beautiful cards! TFS =)

Teri said...

Love the emboss resist technique card! So soft and it looks like it's glowing!

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

Gorgeous work! Love the 'air brushed' looking one!

megsmome said...

BEAUTIFUL! Lovethe sympathy card.
I am REALLY enjoying this blog hop. So much inspiration.

Tammy said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning!!! The second one almost has a glow to it!! BEAUTIFUL!!

patm said...

I love the look of vellum

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful cards. Great use of the stamps.

Tina Gilliland said...

These are FABULOUS, Cat!!! LOVE the vellum and the sponging on the white flower is awesome... looks so warm and like it's just LIT up!!!

Billie Dee said...

I love the technique you used on the silhouette. Thank you!

Joanne Travis said...

Love these silhouettes! they are so beautiful.

Sue said...

How absolutely gorgeous

Glitter Fantasies said...

I am just discovering vellum and I must say I really love how you used it!!!

TFS

Jackie

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful! My mum was called Iris so I have a bit of a soft spot for them :)

crafty1964 said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration!-TinaG

simplysandylee said...

Vellum is my Fav!

DebbieM said...

Love your cards! Stunning emboss resist technique using red ink! :)

Joni said...

very lovely especially the vellum cut out. I would not have thought of that.

creativearts said...

Lovely cards! The emboss resist technique is perfect for these sets!

Stampin Cats said...

Both cards ar great. Love the colors.

Nedlnut said...

Beautiful.

Sue said...

Beautiful cards!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Crazy about your use of vellum on both cards!

Patti said...

wow I like the vellum and then saw the emboss resist can't decide which one I like more...will have to do both!!
blessings
patti moffett

Judy I said...

Beautiful cards. Great colors.

Linda said...

Loved the cards, thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love that emboss-resist technique.

Cheri said...

Love them both, Cat. Especially the embossed resist - fantastic card.

Jackie W. said...

WOW! I' love the way you used the vellum. They both are very nice.

RedGem said...

What a wonderful use of the new stamp sets. Tks for sharing them with us!

gale.sewell said...

both cards are beautiful.

jazzle24 said...

Love the twine anchored with the flower and the nestie labels. TFS!

Valerie said...

Great samples, Cat! The emboss resist is a perfect tech for this set.....*almost* did it myself.

--Marcy said...

The "Krafty" lady - super job! The sympathy card is so stunning - will have to try - ok - copy your ideas!

inkyfingers said...

love the style of your cards :-)

jazy1m said...

Love your cards Cat. I am a huge fan of the color Kraft. Thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

Pretty cards.

babdu said...

Vellum in the window give your card a lovely look.

Beastybunny said...

Great work! Both card are lovely.

Sheila... said...

your flower is almost glowing, just beautiful!

Karen said...

Lovely cards, I always need ideas for sympathy cards which I find hard to make, thanks for sharing

Dottie Watson said...

I love how you incorporated other punches and dies to make the new stamp center of attraction. thnx for the wonderful ideas.
hugs, Dottie

Marion said...

Beautiful cards Cathy, love the use of the vellum.

Glamour said...

Another inspiring hop! Thanks for all the creative ideas, now I need to sit and do something with the ideas.....new stamps would really inspire me......LOL

Diane

GAZ said...

Really great card....you are very creative. Thanks for all you share

Miesje said...

That second one looks like it has a spotlight on it! Really pretty!

Pat said...

Very nice, your creations do inspire.

pqueenie said...

What wonderful cards!!

Jackie said...

These are gorgeous! I really like what you did with the vellum on the first one, and the sponging on the second one.

Kelly said...

Beautiful cards Cat! Love your vellum window. I really like how your emboss/resist practically glows!

Lynn B. said...

You always offer such great ideas. I'm going to try the vellum window. It doesn't look so hard that I can't do it but it has a great impact!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Very pretty cards, love how you used the vellum!!

4Ucards said...

Wow,
Great cards. I really am liking the embossed release techique. You did a great job showcasing it.

Cathy said...

Beautiful creations! TFS!

Die Cut Lady said...

Great cards fun to see your techniques.

Clare said...

Very, very nice! Like the colors!

joy said...

Wonderful cards! I like how you have used the vellum on both cards!

Catherine Kraft said...

You did a great job on both cards. I do love the textured stamps and the resist method together.
Blessings~
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Arlene said...

Great ideas - thanks for sharing.

Sharon Hoecherl said...

Like the warms colours you used and the layering effects.

Marilyn said...

I love your use of vellum which I think is much underused. Thank you.

debbie said...

I haven't seen vellum used in some time.....love it!

Golda said...

Beautiful cards. I love the way you used vellum.

Janet L. said...

What beauties! Thanks for sharing.

Marian said...

Love the resist card

firstgrandma6 said...

Such beautiful yet "warm" feeling cards. I really like them. thank You!

suzieq23 said...

just love the stenciled flowers. so different and so so creative. thanks for some ideas. Gina K really knows how to get the creative juices flowing.

Scrap Happy said...

The layering of techniques on the emboss resist panel is divine!

buggin2stamp said...

Love the vellum Cat! I need to get my out and play. And the second card is a mega wow card with that technique. Gorgeous!!!

Sandy said...

I like the emboss resist technique.

POSH said...

absolutely stunning....you are so very talented.
Thank u for sharing....

scrappinmommom said...

Both are beautiful.. Love the look on the vellum. I must try that idea. What a fun night it was! Hard to pick which stamp is going to be my next purchase.

bernietom47 said...

Fantastic cards. Love the use of vellum!
Blessings Bernie

coolnana72 said...

Beautiful cards--

Susan said...

Love the vellum and the texture. Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

These silhouette designs are really fresh looking. Thanks for the chance to play!

CraftinGranny said...

Fab card!

cjgusloff57 said...

Nice cards. Like the use of vellum, I need to try that sometime as I have some but never think to use it! Yikes! Corrine Ann

Becky Yo said...

Love the softness you created with white ink on the sympathy card!

My Angel said...

Beautiful Cards!!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards, Cat. Love the layered look and the framing.

Kris said...

That texture set is calling my name! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Anita said...

Stunning card!

GmaJulie2 said...

Your cards are just beautiful and fun! Keep up the great work!

W. Rohlfing said...

The more I see of the Garden Silhouettes stamp set, the more I am falling in love with it. I am a flower addict though...since I don't have a green thumb I just stamp 'em or make them from paper. Thanks for sharing your creations. Very nice work!

Lynne said...

Great party, stamps, cards, blog hop. What fun. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Marie said...

Wow! Great cards! Love the cross stitch look to the paper
Thank you for sharing
Marie

Lindsay M. said...

Sooooo pretty!!! Love your cards!!!! Gorgeous!!

sghay said...

Very pretty..love the reverse-embossed flower.

Linda said...

These cards are beautiful. Love the new stamps sets. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo la la Cat!! That emboss resist just GLOWS!!!!

Linda said...

Wow I like you top card very cute layout with lovely flower and great embellishments too!

AlpacaRose said...

Thanks for reminding me to use some vellum. The card is great.

Jimmi said...

gorgeous cards, Cat!
I love each way you used vellum on them, very inspiring :)

nannapat said...

What a beautiful and elegant sympathy card. tfs with us. Rat x

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards.

helenbrendan said...

Beautful cards, It's so nice to see your use of vellum--we just don't see enough vellum anymore!

gramig05 said...

Love the vellum one! Wish these stamps could also be bought without having to buy 3 sets they are so pretty!

Nana Connie said...

Love the way you framed the flower on the first card. And the second is absolutely exhuisite! Such great stamps in this release.

peggy wainman said...

I love your kraft-y creations!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! I'm especially taken with the second one - stunning!

Donna Phelan said...

There's the Kraft! Great idea stamping on to vellum and making the window, Cat, looks SUPER!

naneruth said...

Gorgeous cards!

FibreJunky said...

These are both beautiful!!! I love the frame you made with the labels dies!

Gayle said...

Both cards are lovely; I especially love the sympathy card and those colors.

KVencel said...

Thank you for adding in the SPellbinders. Love the window idea!

Peggy Abram said...

OMG!!!! I love both of these cards.

Frankie said...

Beautiful work!!!

Sharon said...

These are beautiful cards I love how you did the resist technique, I need to try that!

jgrady24 said...

I really love that second card. Thanks so much for your ongoing inspiration.

Cindy Lou said...

Wow! I really like your sympathy card! The textured background stamps are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are terrific Cathy! I love the vellum window and the DP at the bottom of your first card and the cool CAS layout and style of your second card.

Denise said...

Beautiful cards! Love the vellum window look!
DeniseB

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous stuff! Love the vellum and the embossed resist card is amazing!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the vellum window and the emboss resist.

Charmain said...

Great Job Cat. Love the Vellum touches. And nice use of background textures for embellishing trim too on the second :-)

Rita said...

Very pretty. Always like vellum ideas, too. :)

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Wonderful layouts!

Barb said...

very pretty cards.

cal8007 said...

Love the resist technique. TFS

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh Cat that 2nd card absolutely glows!! Beautiful~

Lagene said...

Love the vellum window & the resist card is fantastic too!

Bertha W said...

The second card is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Giovana said...

So beautiful Cat! I need to start using more Kraft Kat :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori said...

Both cards are great Cat, but the emboss resist really stands out to me, I am so into that technique lately!!!

Simply Sandy said...

Love your cards for this blog and kept looking at your previous cards. What beautiful work :) Thanks for sharing!

Jennie said...

What is this I see??? DP, oh my, so proud of you Cat!! Fabulous designs my friend.

Brenda said...

Cat these are gorgeous!!! You have mastered using Kraft.

Karen Denson said...

I love your cards. The iris on the sympathy card just glows. Beautiful technique.

Helen F. said...

Stunning cards, Cat! I love the image on Vellum too :o)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are fabulous. I love how you framed the flower.

Susan said...

Super cards -- love the button on the paper flower and the twine on the first card.

1jmass said...

That flower is beautiful stamped on vellum.

Debbie Bradford said...

Both cards are clean, simple, and vey pretty. Your talents are admirable!

luvhymns said...

Love the Iris card. Have a hankering for Iris' anyway. They always seem so much fun to work with and you did a beautiful job highlighting that one.

Andrene said...

Super cards! The sympathy card is gorgeous! TFS!!

Donna said...

Cath, loved both cards, warm and welcoming, the first one with your used of the nesties and vellum is wonderful, and the second with the embossed resist technique, outstanding, great job on both!!

Thanks
Donna Przy.....

Beverly S. said...

Pretty! Love the kraft cardstock and the colors you used with it. :)

Barbara Colbert said...

Very pretty cards Cat...nice job of spotlighting the new stamps. Thanks!

wfmom06 said...

Thanks stamps are perfect for the embossing resist technique! Thanks for reminding me of it!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful card...you gave some great ideas! Thanks! Kathy

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Always love your cards Cat. I too like stamping on vellum and you did a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!

engenue97 said...

Cat such great cards! Love the vellum on the first one.

Barbara said...

I really like the flower stamped on vellum and placed in the cut out window. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn said...

I have used the Nesties for frames before but never thought of using it like you did on the thank you card! Thanks for the idea!

Parker said...

The Garden Silhouettes stamp certainly does look great on your cards. It's nice to be using great stamps. Thank you for sharing.

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful, Cat -- love the vellum touches and especially in that window!

Barb said...

Cat I like how you wrapped the string and added the flower. Both are great.

Leonie Castro said...

Beautiful love the emboss resist tech!

janice moss said...

Really like the simplicity of the card (yet I know that it took you time ;0).

stampqueen said...

Love both cards - the second one just glows.

stamper said...

Very nice!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards! Stamping on vellum creates a beautiful look, and great job with the emboss resist - the image totally pops!

Debbie said...

Nice cards Cat! I love the look of the vellum!

Susan said...

Simple and special designs. TFS!

Traci said...

I just love the sympothy card. So soft. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord
3team3lord3@comcast.net

Penne said...

I love the vellum and your sympathy card is absolutely awesome! Thanks for sharing with us.

Kat Gomez.. said...

pretty cards love them ... tfs Kat..

Janeen said...

love the red and how you shadowed the texture but it still shows through.

Wendi K said...

Beautiful creation.. Thanks for sharing.


Wendy K in Chicago

JaniceAileen said...

Oh, love that second one a lot, Cat!

Kary said...

Lovely cards, Cat!! I like the stamping on vellum and the emboss resist looks really good!

Jenny McGee said...

Both cards are great. I love how the stamps on each card really pop.

Joan V said...

Wow, pretty cards. I don't work much with vellum, but I may have to give it a try. Love the silhouette stamps.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful, Cat! I love that flower stamped in white on the vellum and the second card that flower just glows.

Becky said...

Beautiful cards.. loving the vellum.

Sue said...

So beautiful and elegant.

JessicaK said...

working the kraft paper, lovin it :D. And this stamp set is so perfect for these cards. The flowers almost look lumincesent.

Rita said...

Gorgeous cards...Love the added vellum!

bluemoon said...

Totally awesome. I'm loving this cute garden set!

Diana said...

Pretty cards

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