Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gina K Designs February 2017 Release Inspiration Blog Hop--Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!! Welcome to day 2 of our hop!

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 Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and our new Incentive set Vintage Rose.

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:


First up today is Beth's set, Spring Fling:

 
How cute are these little guys??  Here is my first card with this set:

Well, this card kinda took its own direction, lol!  I stamped the little guys all out onto water color papers then masked them off with full intentions of water coloring them too.  But after creating the background and rubbing of the masking stuff I thought it looked pretty neat with them in just white!  LOL!  Kinda looks like an easter egg exploded though on the background now that I look at it more, haha!  And notice my ribbon slipped a bit there over the word 'spring'  *sighs*  we are our worst critics arent we?  Ok, here is another:

This was a quick little card with matching envelope and I used that adorable bunny on it!  I just love him!  Him and the duck are my favorite!  :D 

Next is Claire's set, Springtime Baskets.

  This set is just packed FULL of so many awesome images and will having you stamping these baskets well past Springtime!  :D  Here is my first card I made with this set:

I used the planter and stuck some daffodils in it!  I decided to hang the sentiment like a sign from the main image...I used a broken piece of jewelry to make the little chain.  I colored the flowers with copic markers.  (by the way...we call these Jonquils around here, even have a festival just a bit away from me every year about the time they start blooming...which I just noticed today that they are!)

Here is another card I made and I combined the two sets:


That background is the 2nd pull off my gelli plate from the card I showed yesterday using Theresa's set and didnt want to waste it.  I took one of the egg patterns (the one that reminds me of Charlie Brown!)  and made the little chick a cracked egg 'suit'.  The eggs in the basket are colored with Tonic Studios Nuvo drops...they are so neat looking IRL, love the effect it gave the eggs, just couldnt capture it on the camera darn it! 

And next is the new Incentive stamp Vintage Rose.
 
How gorgeous are these roses?  Here is what I have done for today with this set:

I stamped the image onto toner paper and then colored it with Prism Premier pencils, trying for a sketchy look, as I call it.  I used my coffee cup and versamark ink to make the circle cup stains and a big ole tulle bow.   And one more, this one in memory of my Mama, who's favorite song was 'Yellow Rose of Texas' because that is what my Daddy called, her...His Yellow Rose from Texas...Thought I'd share that bit of their 'love story' today on Valentine's Day with you!  Sadly, they are not here on this old earth with me now, but I know they are celebrating this day of love in the best place ever!

and again, I stamped this image onto toner paper and also colored with the pencils.  I added a gold bee  and bow charm from my box of metal stuffs. 

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

Beth Silaika - Illustrator for Spring Fling
Claire Brennan - Illustrator for Springtime Baskets
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.

And one more I wanted to show you!  Almost forgot!  This also combines Claires set but this time with one of the coloring panel pages  that you can foil too.  I foiled it then just cut the butterfly out:


and close up of the shiny butterfly!

OK!  now, that IS all for today!  :D  Thanks so very much for hopping with us for this release!   I am so thrilled to read all of your comments!  They mean the world to me!
Thank you for stopping by!

56 comments:

Chris said...

Oh Cat! That yellow rose card is just stunning. It just jumps from the paper!
Beautiful cards!

Mary Kay Werry said...

These are all so lovely. I especially love the ones with the incentive roses and ribbons So fun.

Beth said...

Wow! Cat - you have been super busy! Great job!

Donna Phelan said...

Don't tell Humpty Dumpty but man those Eggs Crack Me Up! lol Love all of your cards! That butterfly one is beautiful!

Karen Hightower said...

What fantastic cards Cat! I love your little critters and the beautiful flowers with the greeting hanging by chains is really a great idea! :) Your two made with the incentive set... Those are pulling at my heart strings! Love them both! Wonderful creations Cat! :) <3

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

so many goodies! Wow! Love the yellow rose. Your foiled butterfly is really awesome.

Lisa K said...

These are beautiful! I am loving that sketchy look you are achieving with that toner paper. So many wonderful ideas!

Josephine Cox said...

Love the water colors and just wonderful ideas. TYSM for sharing

Becky said...

Wow, gorgeous cards. My favorites are the roses from the incentive set. And what a sweet story about your daddy and mama. Thanks for sharing.

Golda said...

These are beautiful and I love your foiled one at the end.

Melanie said...

I love the bunny and vase cards best! that patterned paper is giving me cobblestones, "hoppin' down the bunny trail!" so cute!! And the vase card is OTT sophisticated with the tulle spray. hugsss

Heidi Stamps said...

Your card designs all have a freshness to them, great cards!

Beverly Robinson said...

Love how you created interesting shapes for some of these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are so pretty and inspiring, Cat. Love the planter card:)

Nikki Werkzwell said...

Wow they are some unique and awesome ideas for Easter. I have had a block on Easter cards this year cause they are always the same but you have given me great ideas on how to mix stamp sets to get better ideas. Thanks guys

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful lineup of cards, Cathy! Love them all!

Bonnie said...

Who can resist pink bunnies and yellow chicks. Not me that is for sure.

Mitzi Manthey said...

Wow! I love the foiled butterfly, but I also really like your first card; and I'm glad you left the little guys white.

Robin said...

Wow! Wonderful cards. So glad I got my goodies yesterday.

Sissyc said...

I love love love that first happy Easter card. The colors are so vibrant!

Nana Griffin said...

I am loving all the rose ideas from everyone. Very lovely.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards, lots of ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Great designs!

Cindy M said...

Cat you always inspire me to think outside the box, I love your cards and I really like how you used the cracked egg. Thanks for all you do for us crafters!

Lynn Cromrich said...

Your cards are just awesome! I love the one especially that you made with the incentive stamp set.

Dottie said...

Just so pretty. Butterfly is gorgeous.

Debbie Groff said...

Really like the two cards you created using the Spring Fling stamp set!!

Em Engle said...

Those are some fun egg cards! And yellow roses are among my favorite flowers. Thanks for sharing the sweet store about Mom and Dad, too.

Melissa said...

I am loving the cute Spring Fling set. Your cards are adorable. Also love the Vintage Rose. So delicate and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All your cards you made are wonderful!

Patty said...

So pretty!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!! That butterfly really is pretty, cut out and foiled! Awesome!

Pam Shea said...

Beautiful cards, Cat.

Carolyn King said...

wow! so much inspiration on one post! love all the Easter happiness going on and love what you did with the flowers and butterflies!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Very cute spring cards! Awesome!

Retta Lutte said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the ones using the Incentive stamps.

Donna Anderson said...

Cat, you are wonderful Great personality and you make me laugh. Beautiful set of cards.

Maggie Dudley said...

Adorable cards.

Sharon said...

Just beautiful! Love the little egg bunny in Clair's set and wow your cards with the new incentive set are gorgeous. I think I need to go fro broke and get that set!

m fountain said...

Cat,

Your artistic flair is just amazing. All the cards are stunning. Happy Easter is my favorite!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards! I like the watercolor one with the fancy, scalloped edge.

Johanna said...

Awesome as usual CAT. So many and all so lovely can't choose a fave.

Donna Idlet said...

Cat, again an outstanding job...love all your cards!

Sue LD said...

Wow--lots of fabulous cards made with these stamps.

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Just stunning. Love the coloring and your designs.

Sheila said...

Wow! Such varied cards which will appeal to a wide range of stampers. I especially appreciate the watercolor look.

Sheila said...

My favorite card is the all my love card...the colored pencils, the tan background....very soft and very eye catching.

Patty said...

WOW!! You've been very busy!! I love all your cards...especially the one at the end with the foiled butterfly! So glad you showed a close up...I thought it was just stamped in black & not colored in!! Very pretty!

MiamiKel said...

How charming! So whimsical and beautifully crafted !! TFS and blessings!

Shari M said...

Great cards, but think the rose in white is the favourite one of all. Thanks

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so adorable and so beautiful! I love your flower cards!

Liz H. said...

WOW !!!!!! I am speechless !!!

Johanna said...

Beautiful cards as usual and I just love the cracked egg suit. I am having trouble commenting on any of Beth's creations so I think there is something not quite right on her blog. Would you let her know.

Macimbalo said...

So many gorgeous creations!

Jane Sirak said...

Beautiful cards, Cat! My fav is the one with the little chickie coming out of the cracked egg! Love that!
By the way do you have to be a member of StampTV to participate in the Bloghop? Please let me know if I cannot fully participate i.e. win a prize? Thank you. Janie. Also I did not see the time frames ... if it's already over please let me know that too. Ldyjs@outlook.com

itsablingfling said...

Love the vintage rose card. Makes me think of shabby elegance!

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