Monday, April 10, 2017

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



Hey Y'all!  Glad you hopped on over to my blog!  :D



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! 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. 

Melanie's Stately Flowers 11

Theresa's Daisy Delight


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!

Please join us in welcoming Juliana Michaels to the Cast Crew for Gina K Designs. Juliana has been a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry since 2007 and has worked for many top manufacturers in the craft world.  Her projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books. You will instantly fall in love with her projects!

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 I have Melanie's set, Stately Flowers 11...and OH my!  you are gonna love the stamp image that you can STAMP the flowers into...and MANY other ways to use that image too!  I am sure Melanie will show you too!  My card came about as really an accident!  Stamps with an open space like the stamp image in this set...when I used them I press the ink pad too hard sometimes and will get an inky spot in the middle...well, I did on this one so I went with the boo boo and just added a bigger booboo and then stamped the flower in it!  LOL!  I actually made 3 cards with this booboo!  Here is this one for today:

It leaves that line looking spot...perfect for distressed look!  And you dont have to even color the flowers!  LOL! 

Ok, next up is Theresa's set Daisy Delight...OMG, who doesnt love a daisy??  and this big one is sooo much fun to use!  And the techniques you could use on this big ole stamp are endless!  Here is mine for today:

For this card, the background was created with some watercolors and the nuvo drops added in a messy way (not perfectly cylindrical).  The daisy is embossed with gold and masked off with masking fluid before doing the background.  And here is another one...me using that acetate again, lol!


For this card, I heat embossed the daisies with white embossing powder and then sponged/rubbed on distress oxide inks.  I tore the edge and added that to a clear acetate cardstock piece.  The tricky part is to sure and use a glue that is invisible dry...so the back of the front panel wont look all yucky!  :D

Ok, that's all from me for today!  I posted the cards I showed at the release party below also for you viewing pleasure too!


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

Melanie Muenchinger  - Today’s featured illustrator
Theresa Momber - Today’s featured illustrator

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.

Be sure and hop on back here tomorrow for more inspiration for you!  Can't wait to share the other sets too!  We have such awesome illustrators for our stamps at Gina K Designs!!  

~cat 

Cards from the Release Party:


 

73 comments:

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards! Love the colors.
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Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow- fabulous work, Cat!

Heidi Stamps said...

Very cool cards! Each is so different and inspiring.

Melissa said...

I love all the ideas I get from these blog hops!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debra Baron said...

Beautiful backgrounds. Love the daisy.

Debra Baron said...

Beautiful backgrounds. Love the daisy.

Debra Baron said...

Love the different cards.

Theresa said...

Cat, your cards are gorgeous! I love every detail!

Lisa K said...

All beautiful! I really like the acetate card. It is so neat to see different images on the same card through the acetate. The gold embossed daisy is so pretty! I like them all.

Kim Brown-Blyleven said...

Love the polka dot one!

Mary Kay Werry said...

Wonderful cards! and love the mistake SAVE.

Amy Ismail said...

Pretty cards! Thank you for sharing. I feel inspired by your designs. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

JoAnn said...

They are all lovely.

Avra Williams said...

Love your cards! Such pretty, unique designs!

Heather Pickens said...

Oh my!!! Love them all.

El Ivens said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them all. Thanks for participating and inspiring us.

Joyce Erb said...

I LOVE your work! I am partial to that polka dot one. Someday I'll get my hands on these stamps

Deb said...

Very pretty cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love all your ideas! Although I may use them in a different way then you, love all of them! Thanks for sharing with us! Your cards are awesome!

Bonnie said...

I think we have to give you a new title: "Acetate Queen". Got to love them all.

quilt4fun2 said...

Your cards are beautiful! I like the distressed cover up and the gold embossing on the daisy. All so different and pretty!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Beth said...

Such colorful creations on this spring day! Wonderful inspiration!

Laurie Pickerel said...

Great cards! You would never know that first card was created because of a 'booboo'. It turned out great!

Johanna said...

You did it again. totally awesome creations and so many ideas to check out.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super cards. Love what you've done with the big daisy.

Sheila said...

Your boo boo technique is quite unique. I'll try replicating it when I make my next batch of cards. Thank you for sharing your cards and your ideas.

Tanya Lochridge said...

It's so much fun to see such a range of stamps used in different ways. Thanks for sharing!

Tammie Lien said...

Love your cards Cat the backgrounds and techniques you used.Thanks for sharing God Bless...

Elaine said...

Thank you for your beautiful cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are all so wonderful. I am so inspired.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such lovely cards!

April Rogers said...

You all are so talented! Love them all! And each blog just keeps giving more wonderful treasures to enjoy and learn something new.
TFS XO April

Macimbalo said...

Such pretty cards, you always create stunning ones!

Marcia said...

My favorite is the one with the flower is the button in the center. Love how you used the ladybug on the flower and the way you colored the flower with dots of yellow. All your cards are beautiful. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!

Rema said...

Fabulous cards and designs Cat. Love them all. My favorite is the daisy card!!

Stanlee Runner said...

Love the acetate card front. What a fun card.

m fountain said...

Thanks Cat
Your cards are outrageously creative. I knew you would make that daisy stand out when I saw it at the Release Party. Thanks for sharing, all the card are wonderful!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous cards! I LOVE that swipe of color, it really makes the flowers POP!

Susan Wareham said...

That BOOBOO turned into a pretty card design!

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Cat! Now THAT'S a BOW! Beautifully done! Love the gold frame, the torn paper, and thank you for sharing what you made for the release party cause I missed it. Your colors and element combos are very inspiring. Lots of love to you ♥

Jeanne Beam said...

Really beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, GORGEOUS cards, so much inspiration. Well done!!! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your style!!!

Donna Idlet said...

Cat, I love your style! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Grandma said...

Beautiful! I really like the tear-away card.

Melanie said...

The red swipe over the flowers looks really great, and love the polka dots!! hugsss

Gayle said...

Awesome cards, Cat.

Robin said...

WOW So much for 1 release. Great inspiration!

Sherry Hearington said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!

nonnacindy said...

You have beautiful cards. This is a fun release.

Karen Shaylor said...

I love the daisy with polka dots!

Dale Sue said...

Love the layers!

Dale Sue said...

Love the layers!

Donna Anderson said...

Cat...beautiful cards..Talent and funny too

Mitzi Manthey said...

Interesting cards. I like the way you tore the edge of the daisy cluster one. I also really like the polkadot daisy on your Release Party card.

Susan Dominikovich said...

Gorgeous cards Cat and so creative!

Linda said...

Nice work!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous designs! Especially like the torn edge distressed look.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Love the gold framing around the flower.
The gold embossing of the flower and
the pastel background are wonderful.
Fun idea to tear the page on the next
card - have to try that one
thanks for sharing.

Jess said...

Very pretty cards

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG these cards are so pretty - thanks for the inspiration:)

Golda said...

These are all great! I love the torn edge on the inked front.

Linda said...

your super cute!

Retta Lutte said...

Gorgeous cards! I have been trying to get my hands on some of the Distress Oxide inks, but haven't found them in any stores yet. You did them justice, for sure!!!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Cat! I'm really loving how you've been using acetate...thanks for the inspiration!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous flower images, Cat. Love your cheerful coloring and pattern mix for this collection.

Karen Hightower said...

My My My, gorgeous all up in here! Love all your creations! ❤️❤️❤️

Chris said...

Oh!!! The white embossed daisies are adorable!

cghundley said...

Fabulous cards and
love the stamp card.
Carla from Utah

Nana Griffin said...

Great cards. I really like how you did the first one.

Glennis said...

love the inspiration

Karen Judy said...

Wow, these are such beautiful cards. I love that postage stamp set.

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