Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K Design April Release Inspiration Hop, Day 2!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome back to our 2nd day of inspiration, using the new stamps for this month! I hope you and your families had a wonderful Easter weekend, and enjoyed some good times and made some wonderful memories...I sure did with my grandson...4 yrs old, perfect age for hunting those eggs, lol!

Up first today we have *Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Branching Out...this set will work with you basic nestabilities, square, oval and round, FUN!! here is what I have done for today:



I used the square shape....and look at me again, using designer paper! Get out! I'm on a roll arent I?!! LOL! I love stamps that help you put together a card really quickly, and look like you worked a long time on it, THIS is a set like that, LOVE it! That sentiment is from our next set too...

Which is by *Theresa Momber and called Follow Your Dreams. Theresa is such an awesome illustrator at nature scenes to me! Here is what I did with it for today:



I used my beloved distress inks, smeared them on my non stick craft sheet and spritz with water, then laid the piece of cardstock in it and got the colors in the background...I colored the dragonfly and then spritz him with some shimmerz, to make his wings look iridescent, it looks really pretty IRL! :D

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy? Dont forget too, to leave comments on each blog, because Gina will be giving away more stamp sets, randomly chosen for all comments on everyone's blog! Here is the link list:

*Gina K

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Suzanne Dean

*Tami Mayberry

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Valerie Stangle

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

That's all for today! I so cherish every single comment you leave...I read every single one and it just makes my day! Thank you SOO much!! I wish I could send each of you a card! :D!! Be sure and come back tomorrow, we will have one more day of inspiration for you from this April release! See you then! Same time, same place!!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Branching Out and sentiment is Follow Your dreams both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstock, October Afternoon DP, five and dime collection
Accessories: twine, distress ink, scallop border punch, pop dots, zipper, half pearl, paper piercer and pad, square nesties.
Card #2
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams from Gina K Designs.com
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: various distress inks, shimmerz mist, brad by MMs, pop dots, twine, tim holtz embossing folder from sizzix.

146 comments:

JaniceAileen said...

OK, that zipper flower is HOT!!! LOVE that! And I love you coloring of the sky on the second card--way to go on rocking these cards, girl!

Dale said...

The zipper flower really pops and is just amazing. Both cards are beauties.

--Marcy said...

Nice job with the DP! The distress ink ski is stunning! Super job!

Lusiana said...

Beautiful cards. Love that zipper flower!!!!

Mrs Ham said...

Wonderful cards Cat. I love that zipper flower. Great use of the stamp sets.

Susan said...

Great zipper flower -- it really pops! Your second card is really well put together -- the sunset is so lovely.

Su said...

great techniques used for wonderful effects! I love the background texture on the second card. What a cute zipper flower too!

Teri said...

Cute cards! Love the red flower!

jazy1m said...

Oh that zipper flower is awesome. I am in love with both of your cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Evette K. said...

Wow...zipper flowers..who would have thought...great job. Plus your second card was wonderful.

Theresa Momber said...

Cat, WOW! these are beyond gorgeous! Love that flower.

Kary said...

Hi Cat, these cards are AMAZING!! Love the zipper flower - so pretty.

emilymomto3boys said...

love your zipper flower! And wow, that was the perfect folder to use on that second card - awesome!

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards

judybob3 said...

great job..........really love the second one for a masculine look.....always struggling to do masculine cards. :)

Sheila said...

Both cards reflect great creativity and the use of different products. Love the 3-D/texture of both cards.

Sharon Harnist said...

Great use of designer paper, Cat, and that zipper flower is awesome! Love the distress ink background you created, too1

Donna Phelan said...

FABULOUS creations, Cat. That flower is gorgeous and creative. and I also love your 2nd card too!

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS!!!! That is a zipper flower isn't it??? OMGosh!!! Fab!!!!

Leigh M said...

Your Follow your dreams card is beautiful! I love the colors and the torn paper...EVERYTHING! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Wow, I can't believe that is a zipper!! Awesome!!So creative!! I love your 2nd card! The embossed background, the colors of the scene, just beautiful11

JOYCE said...

I love distress inks and patterned papers also so these are definitely my kind of cards. Love them!

Debby said...

Beautiful my dear. Love the flower on the first one and the second card the inking is fantastic. You made my day.

Lynette said...

A zipper flower, Great idea. I really like the second card.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

That zipper flower is gorgeous and so clever - TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

L8ybug2 said...

Nice job!

nannapat said...

I love the background on the second card - the colors are so delicate. Zipper card is great fun. tfs with us. Pat x

Rita said...

Never have seen a flower like on the first card. Both very original! :)

MiMi63 said...

Wow - Wonderful job on both of your cards today. Loved your use of distress inks. I've never seen the zipper flower before - absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both are amazing, Cat! I love the zipper flower and the asian coin! Great embellishments!

stamper said...

Great color combo on both cards, Cat!

Deanna C said...

Beautiful work. Loving these new stamp sets.

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful cards...love your flower...great job..good way to show the new stamp sets...LOTS of good possilbities with those!

Rita said...

Wowza...these are beautiful & I luv the added zipper flower!

Becky said...

Loving that zipper flower!! wow.. Gorgeous cards.

Cynthia said...

You MUST share how you put this zipper flower together, Cat! Adorable! Lovely dp and color combo as well.

JoanL said...

Zipper flower....WOW! Beautiful work.

Jenny H. said...

Love the way you created your colorful background. Thanks for sharing!

crotnem said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards.

Ciao Bella! said...

Lovely, lovely cards!

Debbie B said...

Wow -- love your zipper flower. Love the colors on both cards!!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards! That red flower really "pops"! Thanks for sharing.

patm said...

Good job, love the cards

jan farnworth said...

nice cards

lisa808 said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome technique for that second card.

Nana Connie said...

Love the distress ink and spritzing technique on the background! Wonderful idea. Gorgeous creations. Both sets are on my wish list!

Bloomin Rose said...

Love the zipper flower on the first card, what a pretty card, and the watercolor effect on the second card is just gorgeous.

naneruth said...

Wow! Love both!

Sandy M said...

WHO would have thunk to use a zipper and make it into a flower? YOU, that's who. I had to read to see what it was........really, really creative.

Joy said...

OMG! I am saving both these cards to my favorites! Love these new sets...LOVE them!! The tearing of the paper on your second card is a perfect technique to use for the nature setting.

Melanie said...

omgosh, that zipper rose is to die for!! want some!! these colors and papers work so beautifully together, I jus love it!! Amazing!

your smackin acetate is perfect, i love that little scnee, great design!

Jill said...

Oh my just beautiful--love both cards

Jo said...

I love these stamp sets but your cards are just wonderful!! Can't say enough about them. Great job!!

imastampin said...

Really beautiful creations!

stephanie said...

Beautiful work, love the zipper flower.

paperfun said...

I love the raibow affect. So pretty.

sprgstn16 said...

Cathy, I love your cards! I especially love the second one...gorgeous!

Di said...

Love the details on the "Thanks" card and the dragonfly card...love it!

gramig05 said...

Love the colors Cat! great cards!

Laura's New Place said...

Your ideas are great!

Gerry said...

Both cards are very nice. I especially like the second one

Kris said...

I adore that background! Superb! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

CLM-cindylu2u said...

These are gorgeous, wish I could see a video on how you did that background, awesome!!!!

cstargard said...

Wonderful cards! So many ideas from the same sets. Thanks

Donna said...

Cathy, awesome cards, just awesome, love the zipper flower on the first and the second one, that embossing so makes the card.
Lovely design on both!!!

Thanks for the inspiration,

Donna Przy....

HandySandy41 said...

Wonderful colors! Both cards are beautiful. Thank you

Joan V said...

Wow, these are sharp. I love them both. It is amazing to see how different women can use the same stamp set, yet come up with different cards. Love it! thanks for sharing.

Patti J said...

That zipper flower is a perfect touch! Great cards, Cat! Thanks for sharing!

Caity Sue said...

Cat, I am loving the colors on that 2nd card! WOW - the soft colors just make the card look so peaceful. It's hard to explain but it's just gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Beautiful creations with these new sets! TFS!

DebbieM said...

Stunning cards Cat! Love the "zipped" flower and your second card! :)

POSH said...

...great texture and beautiful subtle color scheme on the Ghandi card...thanks for the inspiration,.

kim said...

Beautiful Cards Thanks for sharing.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Valerie said...

The zipper flower and additional piercing on the first card are FAB!

BYT said...

OMG!!! I love it!

SherylH said...

Beautiful! I love the little details like the paper piercing in the corners of the first frame and the embossed background design on the second card.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Love, Love, LOVE that spritzed bg!! Ok...I'm gonna have to try to teach myself that!! And look at you....dp!! It's perfect!

Krystal said...

Very beautiful cards, great techniques!

Lynn B. said...

Great cards! BRILLIANT use of a zipper! Your work is so much fun to see. I NEVER know what you're going to do next.

Carol said...

That zipper flower really rocks. The distressed, spritzed background is beautiful, must learn to do this technique today.

DebraM said...

Both of your cards are so amazing. I love your imagination. That zipper flower is so beautiful and it took me a while to figure out that you made it out of a zipper...Creativity certainly flows in YOUR veins..:)

Penne said...

That zipper flower is just the bomb! Thanks for the inspiration, Cat

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cat, these are awesome! Love that zipper flower and the sponging. The background is stunning with those images. Love how you used the twine on both cards.

BYT said...

Very Beautiful

Joan said...

Beautiful cards.

Sue D said...

Great cards--love the zipper flower on the first and distress inks on the second.

Nancy R Grimes said...

I love the technique you used for the background. Very nice card!

golf_meg said...

pretty

bernietom47 said...

That zipper flower is Amazing!!! LOVE it! Your coloring of the sky on the second card is stunning!!
Blessings Bernie

Payne Holler Cards said...

both are just beautiful! lovin that zipper flower and your scene card is quite awesome (-:

Gayle said...

Cat, These are beautiful. Love the patterned paper and the flower on the first and the background for the second...totally awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both are just wonderful...but love the last one a whole lot.

Sandy said...

I really like the second card with the distressed ink.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are pretty Cathy, I like that zipper flower and the cool embellishment in your second card too.

tgtboswell said...

I love the technique you used on the 2nd card! Not to mention I have the same embossing folder..nice touch!

alienanessa said...

This is always one of my fave spots to visit during a GinaK blog hop - your work makes me nearly constantly say "Oh wow" and "jeepers, that's cool" and several others that also get the point across LOL -- love your work!

Brenda said...

Cat these are fabulous!!! I love the zipper flower(need to try that) and the torn main image on the second card, Wow.

terri d said...

Love that zipper flower! Gotta learn that one, to cute!

Glitter Fantasies said...

A new reason to use torn paper! That looked great! TFS will have to remember that!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Bertha W said...

Thanks for sharing your technique for the background, it is perfect for your card.

Neesey said...

I love your interesting choice of embellishments. Very clever.

Dottie Watson said...

NICE! Very different and pleasing to the eyes.. thnx for sharing.
Hugs, Dotte

MyAuntKath said...

Love that distress ink backgroud! Awesome. Both cards wer great. Kathie

Debbie Bradford said...

Both cards are so fun! Thanks for sharing them.

Golda said...

Wonderful cards. I love the torn look.

Parker said...

Wow! Talk about waking up the eyes! Love the coloring in the sky on the Follow Your Dreams stamped card, and you've used one of my favorite embossing folder by Tim Holtz. Thank you for sharing.

Darla said...

First I have to say how absolutely gorgeous that second card is!!! The first card is wonderful as well.... and is that a zipper rose??? Love it!!!

coloradoleen said...

These cards are so pretty, but my favorite is the second one. Love the look of the distress inks for the sky.

Betty said...

Love the examples. Can't wait to get my hands on these!

Lynne said...

Very pretty cards and great shading on the 2nd card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness Cat! Love that zipper flower, and the embossing folder on the second card!

sharman said...

Great job on both of the cards. Job well done.

Monica said...

WOW you rocked both of these cards!! LOVE them both!

Karen said...

Very beautiful cards.

Karen said...

The DP and zipper flower on the first card are really pretty. Love the layout of the second card and the torn edges.

Traci said...

Great cards. I especially like the embossing folder. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Lagene said...

Great zipper flower! & the torn edge on 2nd card sets it off beautifully!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cat,- I really like them both, but no one does kraft like you do-love that one!

Kelly said...

Love the background on your second card! Beautiful!

Giovana said...

WOW Cat!! You created some awesome cards!!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! Pretty flower too! And those dragonflies are so neat!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

jean w. said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I really like the second one and the effect of the colored background.

Janeen said...

oh Cat, they are both so gorgeous.

SandyK said...

Different and nice!

Paulette Still said...

Cat, I love both of your cards, the zipper flower is fun and I love how you layered your fragment of paper like a long lost piece of something. Just wonderful. =D

Betty Neville said...

Fantastic cards Cat! Beautiful colors and layouts on both cards, and you did a fabulous job with that multi-colored background!

Sue said...

Oh Cat! What can I say, I love both of your cards. I know what you mean when you say that it's fantastic when a stamp set helps you to make a quick card but helps you to make it look like it took ages. I also love the way the colours you used make it look like a sunset sky in your 2nd card. TFS

AJ said...

love that zipper flower Cat!!!

Ravengirl said...

These are great! Love the bright and cheerful colors of your first card!

sghay said...

I love your background for the trees. Thanks for teaching me a new technique to try.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful attention to details. Love them both. What great embossing and soft colors on the second card and beautiful zipper flower on the first.

Lori said...

Both are so pretty Cat, love the zipper in the first one!!

Beastybunny said...

These are lovely. Simple and clean and I love the soft colors.

JessicaK said...

Wow, your sky background on the Follow your Dreams ard - AMAZING!

Susan said...

OMG!!! I LOVE that zipper flower. What a great idea! The card is spectacular!

bluemoon said...

Beautifully done, very creative and inspiring. Thank you.

Jenny McGee said...

Two gorgeous cards, love all the texture.

Marsha said...

Oh, my! I love both of them.

Kay S said...

Beautiful! Both of these are so lovely but I am really taken by the second one.

Diana said...

Liked your cards, especially liked the color combinations on the first card

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wondeful - love the zipper flower!!! (would you believe I just found a big packet of zippers at one of my fav thrift stores this week!!!)
Love the scene on the second card!!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, what beautiful & unique creations!

Shirley B said...

OMG that distress sky is awesome.
I really like the scenes that you can create with Theresa's set.
zipper flower is very eye catching.

Crabtree Creations said...

Well shut my mouth! That flower is Ziptastic! I think this is so clever! And your dragonfly card is to die for! Wow!

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