Monday, February 29, 2016

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop for February 2016 Release! Day 1!

Hey y'all!! Glad to see ya!




Day One

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamps from the February Release Party. We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

Today, we are featuring the new stamp set “Year of Flowers 3” by Melanie Muenchinger and the “Birds & Blossoms 2” set Theresa Momber. Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Up first today Is Melanie's new set, "A Year Of Flowers 3" 



 I have made several with this set, and still have so many to put all together!  Here is wha I have for today:


 I first made the background by stamping the flowers and leave all over a piece of cardstock.  Then after stamping, and I bleached the flowers, I cut the cardstock piece into a bunch of inchies!  For this card, I took the inchies and embossed them with UTEE to get a tiled look.  Edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink also. Super fun technique to do!  :D  And then, since I had leftovers from this card, I made TWO more!  Here they are:


 I used up all of my scraps, go me!  LOL!

Next up is Theresa's new set, Birds and Blossoms 2.



And we are totally THRILLED T is back!  :D Here is my first card with this set:

Last week my fellow DT, Karen, did the Bokeh technique for Funday Friday, and I HAD to try this one!  It is very fun, and addicting!  LOL!  I have one more card with this technique I will be showing tomorrow.

Here is another card I made with T's set:

I used that big and little cherry blossom flowers to stamp the background, using white ink, and then colored and cut out two of the flowers.  The 'happy' in the heart is actuall a Heidi Swapp mini stencil.  Did a bit of distressing on the edges with the TH embossing tool too.  



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator for Year of Flowers 3
Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Birds & Blossoms 2

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure and come by back tomorrow...we got two more sets to showcase for you! 

51 comments:

Allie Gower said...

I love your different techniques! Each card is so different! Beautiful...

Melanie said...

Thanks for showing all those different looks with the pieces and designs! The bleached daises on this turquoise paper is a real knockout! Very nice bird & Blossom projects! hugsss

Theresa Momber said...

Oooooh, so many beautiful cards! Love the colors and techniques you used with Mel's set. That background you did with my set is amazing. Love it!

Heidi Stamps said...

Really neat variation on the tiled cards. Also love the Bokeh one. I have no patience for doing the Bokeh technique, but I love looking at other people's cards! TFS!

~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

Karen Hightower said...

Cat… these are fabulous!!!! I love the look of the tiles. And girl, you rocked the Bokeh technique! It is fun! :) Love the green card with the cherry blossoms as well! Wonderful creations! :) <3

El Ivens said...

Wow, you have given us a lot to try. Love the dark colors, it works beautifully. Thanks for your inspiration.

Pat Pritchard said...

Love your card with the Cherry Blossoms, can be used for many occasions.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!!! Loving these two sets!

Becky said...

The tiled card and the Bokeh card are my very favorites. All the cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Anne said...

I have been wanting to do an "inchies" card but was not sure how to attack the project. Thanks for your inspiration and instructions.

Lisa K said...

So many different looks! It is great that you used up all of your scraps making beautiful cards.

Dee said...

Interesting coloring of the first three cards, but I like the way they turned out--especially the last one. Your bokeh card is pretty, and love the combinations of colors you used. The birthday card is unique as well. Great designs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, what wonderful and happy card designs. All are so different but all are fantastic!

Bonnie said...

As per your normal, they are all gorgeous and have your special touch.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What super cards. I really like how you used all the scraps.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Cat, your cards always make my jaw drop! I love how you used the scraps too!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards, Cat! Love the Cherry Blossom one. Thanks for sharing!

Irene S. said...

You are so creative! I did the bokeh technique too (even though I didn't post online) and I love how you used this for your card! So many wonderful ideas here! tfs

Debbie Vasel said...

Your bokeh technique card is awesome!

Tami Priebe said...

Thank you for sharing, always looking for unique ways to use scraps. I love your Bokeh card absolutely stunning!!

AnnieD said...

Oh my, Cat, the bokeh with the turquoise and coral is breathtaking!

JR & DKR said...

Great ideas and such pretty designs.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that bleaching technique!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful! Love the soft look of the Bokeh card!

Macimbalo said...

Cat, your color choices are stunning!!!

Retta Lutte said...

I love, love, love the watercolor background! All the cards are so pretty and different. Very pretty!

Lizzie said...

Hi Cat, Your cards use my favorite color. Shades of teal send me over the moon. I love your take on the
bird silhouettes. Not sure if it is a watercolor background or just blending. Thanks for sharing

Sabrina said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, Cat, these cards are SO GORGEOUS. Love the lovely blue/green colors you used to make these cards - they really POP:) Thanks for inspiring me today:)

D.Ann C said...

What fabulous color schemes and layouts!!

Lynn C. said...

I love your color combinations.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely. I really like the green with the flower background.

Ladyj711 said...

WOW Cat, you go girl! Beautiful and probably way too many steps involved for this simple
Girl. I have never heard of inchies before ... Are they like one inch squares? I often like something slightly askew
Or the torn look. So I really, really liked the torn look of the black mat that looks all torn. That is really cool.
So my love of it makes me wonder... Did you use the Tim Holtz distress tool? Is there one? Is there an embossing tool?
How did you do that? It really sets off all the other parts of the card. You rock!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, I love this release!

Leuri Zibetti said...

Fun cards, thanks for sharing.

Golda said...

These are great. That window one is a stunner!

Sharon Fontenot said...

Isn't it fun to take an idea from one card and apply it to your own project? As you have done with Karen's Bokeh, I am going to try with your bleach and UTEE (whatever that is). You have really peaked my interest with this card. I think I'll try your card, then try something on my own.

Betty Neville said...

Really beautiful, Cat! Love the tile look!

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the flowers looking through the window.

Rosy Newlun said...

UTEE - that's my kinda girl! And tiles? Oh, yes please! And why not make some more cards with "leftovers" lol!!!! All of your beautiful creations are awe-mazing Cat >'x'< ♥

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Wonderful cards. I am especially drawn to the first one with all the little "Windows."

Linda S said...

Your card designs are so very different than all of the others. I am fascinated with the way you made the first three cards.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs and I like how you used your scraps.

Helen F. said...

Wow, What an awesome collection of beautiful cards, Cat. Love the fun designs you displayed here :-)

ShelleyV said...

Cat, they are all stunning, I want everyone of them! LOL Perfect designs and color combinations.

Beth said...

love all the techniques!

Cindy M said...

Fantastic work, especially like your Bokeh, you did a fabulous job!!

kittykat3308 said...

The cards are beautiful

KathleenR

Susie Moore said...

You are so VERY talented!!!! I love your creativity.

mtscrapgal said...

I like how you used every bit of your stamped daisies. Your other samples are gorgeous too. Thanks

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Beautiful cards and fabulous ideas.

Blog Archive