Monday, May 6, 2013

Gina K Designs May Release Inspiration Hop -- Day 1!!

Hey y'all!! Welcome to our first day of blog hops for this release!



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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

We have two stamps sets to showcase for you today. First up is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called, Pretty Patterns 2...and oh my! the possibilities with this set are endless!! Here is what I have for you today:



I used the chevron pattern and stamped then cut 1/2" strips and did this off-setting pattern...(there is a name for it and my cold infected brain cannot remember at the moment! LOL) I was needing a masculine card for a friend, thus no ribbon and the gears! I also used Carolyn King's newest set , Stamp it Big 2, the Hello, for the sentiment. We will be showcasing her set later in the week!

Next up is Becky Oehlers' newest set called Bold Blooms... And this is another set that has all kinds of possibilities!! Here is one I have for today:



For this card, I was playing around with ink sprays. I stamped the big flower in white and also embossed it with white embossing powders. Then I spritzed some sprays onto a craft sheet and dipped my stamped image into all the inks. It sparkles really nice IRL! I then made the background by using images from the same set, and I doodled the black lines on.

Ok, ready for some awesome eye candy? Here are the links to my fellow DT...I'm sure you will not be disappointed!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to come on back tomorrow! We will have 2 more stamps to inspire you with!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Pretty Patterns 2
by Melanie Muenchinger, Stamp It Big! 2 by Carolyn King bothfrom Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K design cardstocks
Accessories: Gina K Design inks, Tim Holtz Idea-ology gears and clock hands, scor-tape, sponge tool, distress ink in Walnut Stain
Card #1
Stamps: Bold Blooms by Becky Oehlers from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Design cardstocks
Accessories: White embossing powders, heat gun, White craft ink, Gina K inks, scor-tape, copic marker fine line pen, various Tattered Angel spray inks, ribbon.

64 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful! I love the offset chevron and the gears are the perfect touch. Gorgeous embossed flower card!

Becky said...

So cool! I love how the pastels look with the flower, and how you did the background. I love the steampunk look of the first card, too!

Carolyn King said...

These are awesome Cat! love how you used the flowers/patterns!

Chai Dackermann said...

I absolutely love the flower. And your masculine card is awesome.

Susan White said...

I love your masculine card it is perfect with those gears on it. I have wanted to try spray inks, but have been afraid I would create a mess, but you Big Bloom is Awesome!!!

Barbara said...

Thanks for more awesome ideas to try. You guys sure keep me busy!

Lynne said...

Great masculine card, a clever use of the stamp and a lovely feminine one as well.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! All cards are wonderful but I love how you used that chevron design. That is so cool.

~ Connie said...

AMAZING ... the chevrons are so great for guy cards; and your coloring on the flower is absolutely stunning! TFS

Nana Griffin said...

Love that big flower!

Dana D. said...

Terrific cards. The big flower is so pretty. Great stamp set.

Melanie said...

Totally CASEing that cut up herringbone! Like, maybe today even!! hugsss :)

windinstarsranch said...

Fantabulious! I really love the chevrons and the color combinations you used on both cards is great.

weechi2 said...

Wow that's one Big flower. I like the colors you chose for the card with the cheverons. very pretty.

Sharon Harnist said...

Love the offset chevrons, Cat -- so clever! And your bloom does sound gorgeously sparkly -- love the idea of using the sprays on it!

elizabeth said...

Love the technique on the first card.

Christine Macneil said...

Great Cards, Cat. Hope you feel better soon!

Penelope Nichols said...

Beautiful cards! Really like your colors on the Bloom card.

Judy Woodland said...

Love both your cards Cat. Just gorgeous, thanks for the great inspiration. Oh, and I hope your knee feels better!

Jean McGee said...

That flower is gorrrrgeous. I like the technique you used - gotta try that one. TFS!!
Jean McGee

Julie S. said...

Love your cards, you always have such creative ideas! That big flower really turned out wonderful!

Sharon said...

Wonderful cards! The chevron pattern is so neat done like that - very good for a masculine card! And your flower is just gorgeous - love the coloring on it!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wow! Both cards are great! I love how you did the masculine card with the chevrons.....great colors too! The flower card is gorgeous too!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Really terrific cards! The Thank You...holy smokes!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

these are beautiful, so versatile, that flower is so pretty

Donna Phelan said...

Love how one card is masculing and one is feminine, great for inspiration! Hope you are feeling better!

Mojca said...

Waw both so gorgeous, especially the first one, waw.

Ava Gavloski said...

love those off set chevrons, thanks for sharing

Cards By Betty said...

Love the way you did the bold bloom on your card

Kitty said...

Beautiful cards

Blessings,
Kathleen

meemee48 said...

Both of your cards are "Wow!" But you always seem to "wow" me.

Gayle said...

Love the gears that you added to the chevrons, Cat and that flower...gorgeous!

Tammie Lien said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for sharing the how to do ribbon.Thanks for sharing your cards:)

Helen F. said...

Wonderful cards, Cathy! That beautiful Bloom is my absolute fave :)

Carol said...

Fabulous and fun projects! I love the new release stamps! Thanks for sharing your design ideas.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi Cat! Great design on the steam - punk card! And that flower is simply incredible. Please let my postal lady hurry with the stamp order LOL!

Sylvia said...

Both cards are really pretty Cat, but I really like what you did with the chevron card. Nice!

Patricia L said...

nice to see a masculine card, and the flower on the second card is so beautiful!!

Lisa H. said...

Oh, how do you come up with these designs? I just love the way you used the chevron stamp. It looks like a Native American feather motif. So cool.

Beverly Perdue said...

Thanks for sharing your masculine card. I love the chevron look. I'm always looking for great ideas for masculine cards.

Sharon Underwood said...

Wow--LOVE that Bold Bloom! Fantastic shades & great technique!

Donna Simonson said...

Love the chevron offset...great guy card! The bloom card is beautiful and I the technique you used to color it! Thanks for sharing!

NJMullins said...

Love the watercolor effects of the sprays. Gorgeous card!

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing, Cat! Absolutely love your flower card - so, so gorgeous!

Andrea Beecroft said...

Love your card with the big flower Cat, just love this set

~ Jo ~ said...

Totally LOVE your cards! I love the colors and the detail you put into them. On that first card, I love the embellishments and the colors so much!

hugs,
Jo

--Marcy said...

Great ideas!

Cat Craig said...

That chevron card is bold and gorgeous.

Karen Hightower said...

Wow, love both of your cards. Very pretty. :)

Marsha said...

First card is so striking with those strips.

mtscrapgal said...

Great "manly" card. The chevrons remind me of feathers. Nice coloring on the flower. Thanks

Maria said...

love the cards turned out beautiful

Lee said...

Oh the chevron design with the gears is so uber cool masculine!! And the flower dipped in the spritz...love that! I bet it's just gorgeously shimmery IRL!

Debbie Corbari said...

Cat, I love how your creative mind works! That chevron steam punky card is AWESOME! And the bold blooms card..BEAUTIFUL!

Clare Pearce said...

Gorgeous. Love how you did the big flower.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, I'm blown away by the masculine card with the chevron pattern.

Unknown said...

love the rainbow chevron!
thanks
HOlly

Pat Jandacek said...

I love these two cards. The offset chevron design is fabulous! The second one is so beautiful - love the multiple colors in the flower and the way you've created the background. TFS

Sue D said...

Great cards with these sets.

Luanna said...

Wow, I love what you did with the chevron pattern. The flower on the second card is gorgeous. I'm going to have to try that coloring technique.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous big flower card & perfect manly card!

Golda said...

Great examples! Love the flower color and the card color on the second.

Oxford Mom said...

You really made some great cards. Love the hello card using pretty patterns2 and stamp it big sets. I've just put bold blossoms on my wish list

Susan said...

Love the use of the Chevron stamp. Very clever.

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