Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gina K Designs October Release Inspiration Blog Hop - Day 3!!

Hey y'all!  Welcome!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit and a number of gorgeous stamp sets by our illustrator team! We hope Nordic Winter, Noel, Festive Foliage and Compliments of the Season. Beth’s set, “Ian Moose” is the most adorable moose with cute accompanying images and fun sentiments! Claire’s stamp sets are the best in classic and traditional stamps celebrating this holiday season!   








Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Up first today for you I have Beth's new set, Ian Moose!  He is definitely one of the cutest mooses (Meese?) out there!  Here are a couple of cards I made with this set:
I used some water color pencils to make the background.  I had first stamped the tree, then masked it to do the water coloring.  I then doodled lines around my square shape of watercoloring.  Ian is fussy cut and popped up there on the corner! The ornaments hanging from the sentiment were stamped then filled in with those tonic Nuvo crystal drops.  And since I already had these supplies out, I also made another similiar style to this one:
Basically same thing, just added some extra sparkle by using Spectrum Sparkle Markers.

Next are Claire's sets...

First I did this one...was going for a 'crazy quilt' look!  :D
I used Claire's Noel set. The 'stitches are made using the ribbon die template.  I like how they turned out!  :D  




This set uses a bunch of the new sets, but the main image creating a frame of the snowy scene is from Claire's Festive Foliage set.  It is stamped onto acetate with stayzon ink then heat embossed...I love the effect this gives this card, like you are peeping out a window and spy that deer!  :D  Also used on this  card was Theresa's set, Dashing, and Christmas Greenery by Gina.  I used some white acrylic paint, and green too on the trees.  And the rest is done with inks and my fingers, lol!  

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy?  Just hop onto the links below!


Beth Silaika – Illustrator for Ian Moose
Claire Brennan - Nordic Winter, Noel, Festive Foliage and Compliments of the Season

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.

Thank you for stopping by!to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

I so appreciate all of your comments!  They mean so much to me!  


62 comments:

Theresa said...

Wowza! Cat, you rock. I love them all, but I think you know which one is my fave.

Claire Brennan said...

These are super cards Cathy, I love your colours on the pink tree card, such a refreshing combination!! I totally get the crazy quilt card, it is stunning and your lovely midnight stag card really ought to be framed!! Fabulous!

El Ivens said...

Love them all but the last one is a real show stopper. Thanks for the inspiration and some great cards to CASE.

Melanie said...

Love what your doodling adds and that winter's night card is to die for! hugsss

Jeanne Jordan said...

What great inspiration! Can't wait for my order to arrive. The last card's winter scene is my favorite. I especially love the contrasting colors of the dark pine cones against the light sky.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great projects. I LOVE your crazy quilt card with the ribbon die stitches. Your last card is really gorgeous. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Karen Hightower said...

WOW!!!! Ok where to start! I love the watercolor backgrounds, they are fantastic, Your pp card is wonderful and pretty like a wrapped present... My socks are blown away by the last card... I love the scene you created with the dear & trees and then to add the acetate with the pinecone images is such a awesome addition! This card is FAN-TAB-ULOUS........ <3 Love all the cards Cat! :) <3

Bonnie said...

Your rock at doodling.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cat- these are all fabulous!

Sandie said...

I mean.....seriously awesome cards. Talk about EYE CANDY!! Wow! I need to get busy practicing my skills.

Katie Margolis said...

Love the way you "hung" the ornaments from the sentiment.

Cindy M said...

Your cards are fabulous but your snowy scene is amazing!!

Nana Griffin said...

Nice job on the doodling. Great ideas.

Barbara Staradumsky said...

Love your cards! And the last one..oh oh oh!

Lisa K said...

Wonderful cards! Love the moose. Your crazy quilt looks so much like a quilt with the stitching. I might have to look for that ribbon die template. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Your cards are always GREAT! Thanks for sharing!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Cat you are full of awesome talent, from the whimsical to the magical night sky. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rema said...

These cards are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Cathy!! I'm really loving your use of non traditional colors!!

Gabi said...

Gorgeous cards, Cat!

Sherry said...

very pretty cards. the one with the moon and pine cones is my fav!

Susan Wareham said...

Just love your last card it is a WOW card great inspiration thanks

Mary Holshouser said...

that moose is so cute.
Love your watercolor backgrounds.
thanks for sharing some
wonderful cards.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Amazing cards but that last one with the snowy scene just blew me away. That is knock dead gorgeous and I love the pines and foliage you used at the top to sort of frame the scene.

Shirley Hutchins said...

You are so creative. Like that you think outside of the box.

Pennie Glasser said...

Theses are all adorable

Macimbalo said...

Wow! These are all so beautiful! Great inspiration!!!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Great Cards!!!!!....I cannot believe all of the talent on this team of artists...thank you so much ...

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. The moon card is my favorite, though. It just speaks to me. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh yes, yes!!! Gimme more!! Love the cute moose, love the trees, oh heck, I love it all. You inspire me!!!! XO~

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG what a lovely collection of cards today, Cat - I am in love with your last card, it looks so surreal!!!

itsablingfling said...

I loved the snowy scene outlined by the foliage. Very pretty!

Johanna said...

Some great cards to CASE and thanks for sharing them.

Jean said...

WOnderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Such beautiful colors and neat techniques!

Talitha Wright said...

Cute cards and lots of inspiration. Thanks.

Retta Lutte said...

Great cards! That last card is a real stunner!!!!

RW Douglass said...

The crazy quilt was my favorite because I love to quilt... and make cards.

Tina Riddle said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! What a bunch of fabulousness Cathy! Thanks for all of the Inspiration!

Clare said...

Love the moon card. the colors and style are just fantastic. I can't wait till i get the moose set.

Gayle said...

Love, love, love that last card, Cat.

Sue LD said...

Fabulous variety of cards.

Dawn S. said...

I especially like the last card. Beautiful!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous!

Ladyj711 said...

I love these cards. Each one is cuter than the next,, I have to look at the
STAMPTVKIT and see how much of these darling stamps are In it
Because I definitely want to case you.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful and artistic creations! That water colored one....YOWZA! They are all glorious!!!

Ladyj711 said...

Love, love, all these cards

Tami Priebe said...

Love all your cards but the one with the deer on it is amazing!! Great job, thanks for sharing.

Caroline Pollard said...

Love Love Love that last one Cat! So marvellous & Beautiful!

Kay S said...

Beautiful! My favorites are the first one and the last one, but I really like all of them. Love the way you created the frame on the first card and that wintery moonlight scene is amazing.

Dawn Begun said...

The night winter window scene is absolutely beautiful! Great cards.

Lynn Cromrich said...

I love these cards -- especially the one done with acetate. It's so gorgeous!

Golda said...

What fun cards! I just love your night scene with the deer.

Silke Ledlow said...

You rocked these new sets...love them all!

cjgusloff57 said...

More and more lovely cards!

Sharon Mesdag said...

Your cards are beautiful and so full of colour.

Vicki said...

LOVE your bottom card. It is gorgeous!

kathy ness said...

Wow, so many different styles. Very creative. Beautiful cards.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

ShelleyV said...

Great cards, Cat, and I love your use of the pine cone stamp as a frame. It truly does make you feel like your there.

Donna Idlet said...

Cathy, love all your cards! My favorite is the last one where you used different sets! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Ladyj711 said...

Great cards Cat! On the one that is kind of Nordic and says Christmas wishes... What did you use to decorate the trees?
Love your designs!

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