Monday, February 13, 2017

Gina K Designs February 2017 Release Inspiration Blog Hop--Day 1!!


Hey Y'all!! Welcome to our Inspiration Blog Hop for the February '17 Release!!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for February by our illustrator team! 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 stamp sets by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

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. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

Today, we are showcasing two stamp sets for you!  First up is Melanie Meunchinger's set, Fabulous Flowers and it is indeed!  





Here is what I have done for today:

For this card I used GKD kraft and lipstick cardstock and ink.  The heart is a die cut and then I stamped the leaves and roses and did some fussy cutting and blues them onto the die cut.  I made a matching envelope too!  (Hoping this helps me to mail out more cards this year, lol!)  Here is another one I made:




For this card I just stamped the outline part of the sunflower and then the solid piece, but I did not worry about lining it up perfect or anything, gives it a little 'artistic' touch, lol!  Even though this is intended to be a 'so sorry' card, I made it bright and 'sunny' hoping to brighten someones day!  :D

Ok, up next is Theresa Momber's new set, Framescape - Simply Spring.






 Arent these Framescapes by Theresa just AWEsome!?!  Oh so much fun too!  Here is what I have done with this set:

For this card, I used a Gelli Plate for making the background, which is loads of fun too!  I kept the blue up top and the green on bottom so it would kinda resemble a grassy meadow and blue skys.  I then stamped in black ink and added clear embossing powder and heat set the black ink. The balloons are colored with copics and I stamped them all over with the versamark ink pad and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder too. I sponged in the clouds with a small dauber dipped in white paint.  I then added photo corners to make it look like a photo..sorta...LOL!  Here is one I did to show you dont have to use the frame part each time.

For this card, I did a bit of watercoloring using the Kuretake Clean Color Waterbrush markers.  I first colored on the stamp with the green color and brown of the trunk of the tree.  Which when stamped, doesnt look like much!  BUT. take a bit of water on your paint brush and smear it around to the edges of the stamped image, which was visible for me.  I think just swooshed some brown and green on the ground and very faintly some blue for the sky area.   I love how this turned out and its Billy's pick of the release!  :D  And One more using the tree and watercolor:

Same way of coloring the tree and on this one I did the tulips like that too.  Happy Easter!  :D 



Ok, Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Melanie Muenchinger  - Illustrator for Fabulous Flowers
Theresa Momber  - Illustrator for Framescape – Simply Spring
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 sooo very much for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow too!  Another day of Inspiration for you!!

-cat


73 comments:

Theresa said...

So much gorgeousness, Cat! Your designs are beautiful. Love the way you used the tree.

Cindy M said...

Love your cards and I really like your artistic touch you added to your sorry card, I know it will brighten someone's day!

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards and great new stamp sets!

Sharon said...

All great cards! LOVE the sunflowers!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carhy, your cards are positively beautiful! I love how you have something for everyone here from the beautiful watercolors scenes to the classic and elegant flowers - gorgeous! TFS! *Blessings!*

Silke Ledlow said...

Cathy, these are all so beautiful! Love your different takes on the new sets!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous cards. The scene set is so versatile

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous cards. The scene set is so versatile

Candy Bryant said...

Love them all, especially the one with the heart! Beautiful!

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful collection Cat! I love your cards and what wonderful details. Your Yellow and black card is so striking to me! and I love the heart and the flowers you have fussy cut out! Beautiful! :) The water color card is beautiful and CAS. I love the one with the balloons. Your shadows and sky... beautiful. And I love the little bird and grass on the inside! :) Your Happy Easter card is so sweet! :) <3 Love them Cat! <3

Sissyc said...

These are so lovely. I love these stamps!

Lisa K said...

These are so WOW cards! So many ways to use these stamps and you showcased them so beautifully. I am eagerly awaiting my set by Theresa and love what you did with it. You are making me want Melanie's set also. Love that rose trellis looking card with the die cut heart. All so beautiful.

Sissyc said...

These are so cute! I love these new stamps.

Heidi Stamps said...

Pretty scenes! I especially love the card with the single tree. It really is pretty.

Sandie said...

Love your cards, and love when I learn about a new product......Gelli Plate. Going to google that now!!

Daria said...

Lots of cool cards! I love that new tree, and it looks wonderful with the technique you used to color it. TFS.

Tish said...

Lovely scenes and coloring. Thank you.
Tish

Becky said...

I love the diversity of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous card, Cat. Your Framescape card is absolutely gorgeous with the hot air balloons:)

Mary Kay Werry said...

Terrific cards. all such great designs. Fav = sunflower Need a little sunshine these days.

Beverly Robinson said...

These are all beautiful. I especially like the sunflowers.

jeb said...

Very pretty cards. I like the gelli plate background a lot. I will have to get mine out and play with it. I love "Y'all come back now too ya here?!"

Marsha said...

Always like the use of Kraft. Gingham is lovely too.

Josephine Cox said...

Wowzer for the great ideas. Definitely going to make a yellow and black check card. TFS.

Jane M said...

I love your cards! The new stamps are really awesome!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super cards. I really like the one with the tree and the fence. Fabulous

Debra Raben said...

Fantastic-very nice!

Bonnie said...

Your black and yellow sorry is my favorite. Love the elements and your layout.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards, Cat! Love the sky in the Scene card. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn S. said...

All of your cards are so pretty!

nancy said...

Fun and fabulous....

Donna Anderson said...

Beautiful cards. Another talented lady. My favorite is the tree with the fence in front well I think. lol

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so gorgeous. I especially love the great scene you did...that is an awesome background for it.

m fountain said...

Cathy,
Your artistic touch to the stamp sets are awe inspiring! The birthday card where you used Kraft and Lipstick card-stock and ink is a beautiful combination! Thanks for the another inspiring set of cards.

Lynn Cromrich said...

Great use of these stamp sets. I love the cards.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Cathy! Love them all!

Stephanie Walter said...

Lovely cards - these stamp sets are so amazing

Robin said...

Wow Beautiful cards. So pretty!

Sharon said...

Great job Cat, all cards are stunning!

BarbLibrarian said...

Amazing. Love the yellow and black combo.

Happy Grandma said...

Beautiful! I'm really drawn to your sunflowers...so cheerful! They would brighten anyone's day!

Deedee said...

Wonderful collection of flowers, well done.

Rema said...

Beautiful cards Cathy! I especially love your Framescape card!

Pam Shea said...

I love your style Cat. Always beautiful and interesting.

Liz H. said...

WOW ! 5 Great Cards !!! Couldn't pick a favorite.

Johanna said...

Amazing cards and wonderful new stamps. You make some beauties Cat.

Nancy Vondra said...

Well, hey!You've made some striking cards! The one using the die cut on craft card is very clever! The yellow 'sorry' card will brighten anyone's day! Like the background effects on the balloons and need to find out what Gelli Plate is. Love the originality of the Easter card. My favorite is the fenced in tree. Simple yet elegant! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards made with these new sets.

Retta Lutte said...

All your cards are beautiful. Love the look of embossing the framescape.

Macimbalo said...

Love them all, but my fav is the yellow one! So cheery!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards! I really LOVE that first one with the heart, but all are just beautiful!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Cathy your cards are all so beautiful!!! I am really in love with the Simply Spring set! Love what you did with it!! Would love for you to link these gorgeous cards up in my weekly challenge! I have an always anything goes challenge every Friday with lots of prizes up for grabs! Check it out through my blog link below!
Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

ljcasselman said...

Love the sunflowers!

Em Engle said...

Like the bright "sorry" presentation. I would like to see that in my mailbox! Thank you for sharing!

Sherry said...

beautiful cards!!

Patty said...

Beautifull cards!,,

Patty said...

Lovely cards!!

Golda said...

What fun examples! Your first one is my favorite, with the banner and the big bow.

Donna Phelan said...

FAB cards! Love the natural and rustic flavor and feel of your 1st one....and all of that twine lol

Chris said...

These are beautiful!!

Patty said...

Awesome cards!! I really like that first one where you used a couple of the flowers to add to the heart!

Melanie said...

Too much goodness to comment on it all! The DTS techniques you are doing with Theresa's set are fab and love the bold sponging on the scene! I love the rose trellis!

Nana Griffin said...

Nice job on them all.

Mitzi Manthey said...

You really got creative with these stamps. I like the one with the tree and metal piece.

Shirley Poole said...

Awesome cards. I love them all. I wish I could be that talented.

Susan Wareham said...

Fabulous cards love the photo corners added to the framescape card cool idea.

Maggie Dudley said...

Love your pretty cards.

Donna Idlet said...

Cat, I love all your cards. As always you did a wonderful job! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheila said...

Really like the different card styles and the variety of stamps, especially the landscape stamps...my favorites.

Sheila said...

I especially like the landscape card as it's so versatile.

Shari M said...

Beautiful, but the scene card is absolutely a "keeper"

Ferdi said...

Thank you for all the ideas on how to use my Gina K Designs stamps.

itsablingfling said...

They're all beautiful! My favorite is the heart on kraft!!! Love, love LOVE this one!

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