Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gina K Designs August Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!!





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 Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

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!

Perfect Poinsettia by Claire



and Todd Turtle by Beth






Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 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?

Up first for today I have Beth and her newest set, Todd Turtle.  (Dont you think its awesome how Beth names the sets she does after a family member!:  LOL)

 
For Todd, I created him a little home, lol!  I first created the background and did that with water color and then the sand is sandpaper.  I used a die for the seaweed and then colored the images with pencils  I also made is shell really shiny!  Here is a close up of that:

He is just too cute!  There are more images in the set, but I just feel in love with Todd!  :D
 
Ok, next up is Claire's newest set, Perfect Poinsettia.  And its a triple stamping images but I only used the outling image and the solid one:
I made the background with some Christmas themed tissue paper that I had saved from last year, glued it onto cardstock and then swiped it here and there with some metallic paste .  I made the poinsettia out of vellum...embossed it with gold then used a stylus on it to turn it white (2x) I took the solid image and embossed it with gold and then layered them all.  Then made the gold frame with a die and also the sentiment circle.  I also layered onto gold cardstock.  It sounds complicated, but its not really.  :D  
Next I wanted to show you the new incentive stamp set Nuturing Blooms
 
Here is my card:

I made it really rustic, thinking male card, which to lots of us is so hard to do, lol!  I created the middle panel by using some paper that has the consistency or a brown paper bag (the name escaped me now and im being lazy and not going to find it, LOL) The 'journey' is an embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  I tore the edges, stamped the incentives on it then used  washi tape.  I also ties some surgeon knots onto the piece of string I used.  I stamped the sentiment, cut out with a die then sponged the edges of it.  I had fun playing with this one, LOL!  And thats what is about, right?  :D

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

Beth Silaika – Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan – Today’s featured illustrator
Sheri Gilson                                            

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!

And for the awesome comments y'all leave for me!  THAT is very inspiring to me!  :D  
~cat

56 comments:

Melanie said...

Wonderful little underwater scene! hugsss

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow your cards are amazing. I love all the details you put in... The turtle card is my favorite ~

Lydia Hallum said...

What beautiful Christmas card, white and naturals just lovely.

Sharon said...

Beautiful coloring on each! Love them all!

Teresa Doyle said...

All great cards Cathy. Love Todd's "home' and their happy faces. So stinking cute! Your other cards are beautiful, I esp. love the elegant poinsettia. Well done!

Lisa K said...

Love that turtle and the card. He is super cute with the shell all glossy. Love the star and the home you gave the turtle. Your poinsettia card is beautiful! The gold is popping and making such a gorgeous card. I really like your journey card. Your know tying, surgeon knots, adds such a spectacular manly element. I need to learn knot tying.

Susan Wareham said...

Very cool cards for great inspiration

Jane M said...

Your cards and techniques are amazing! Love the poinsettia!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cat, Your cards are always an inspiration! TFS

Rema said...

Love the distress look of your cards Cat!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely outstanding designs my dear Cat. I really love the fantastic looks you got with these sets.

Robin said...

Beautiful cards. Really lovely.

El Ivens said...

Wow, I love them all. Your cards are so full of inspiration. Thank you.\

Laraine R said...

Lovely cards! Love the poinsettia in gold!

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful cards!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great cards! Love the poinsettia! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey Kowbel said...

I love the home you created for Todd! Wonderful card!

cjgusloff57 said...

Got to love that little turtle ! Great cards!

Mary Jane Blahnik said...

Love the ocean scenes you did

m fountain said...

Cat, your cards are simply beautiful. The turtle is truly the star of your card. Your poinsettia is amazing and so realistic. Thanks for sharing, you are so creative.

Beth Queen said...

Your cards are gorgeous! The poinsettia card is stunning!!!

Retta Lutte said...

Beautiful cards. Love that poinsettia card!

Sheila said...

Love all your cards especially the turtle one. Thanks for sharing

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow what gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing:)

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super cards Cat. Your underwater scene is great. I love how you did the poinsettia - it is really stunning. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Johanna said...

Super cards Cat. Love them all.

Nana Griffin said...

Sweet turtle card!

Janelle said...

WONDERFUL details on all your cards. I am inspired!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards -- especially the poinsettia!!

Gayle said...

Great underwater scene for your shiny turtle....too cute.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you popped so many details off
the cards. Gives good dimension
and interest.
thanks for sharing.

Avra Williams said...

Your underwater card is gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your beautiful work for this release!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Very original and clever cards

Carol said...

Great new sets! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue LD said...

wow--all of your cards are really awesome.

Diane Harris said...

cute cards- thanks for sharing

Caroline Pollard said...

oh such lovely cards!!

Francine D said...

OMGosh, I love that whole turtle scene.. So, well done! Great colors.. Very creative.

Angela Walters said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous! I love the way you created layers and textures in both cards!

Diane M said...

Love these cards!

k ostgard said...

Very nice cards cute turtle.
Have blessed day!
Kimberly

Karthikha said...

Lovely layered cards! :)

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Beautiful cards. Todd has stolen my heart, bless his little heart. He truly is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Stunning set of cards!!! Beautiful and sweet!!!

mendo.dre said...

Love the mixed media look of the second card. Maybe some day you could make a video of the process for creating it? Thanks for the inspiration.

Golda said...

I really like all of these, but the turtle one is fantastic with all the details you have in there.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Cat! Love the underwater scene you created on your turtle card!

Creative Lady said...

Beautiful card!

Beth said...

Love the shiny turtle

D.Ann C said...

I can't believe how you turned that cute turtle into one that looks so real! Amazeballs!!

Pegmarie Dills said...

Beautiful cards, I love all the layers. So well done.

Stampin_melissa said...

You're cards are stunning! Jaw dropping, truly!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Beautiful cards !

Lauri Bacalzo said...

I so adore how ou used the Tod turtle stamp...he is so darn cute!
Thank you or sharing your talents!

Linda Loy said...

I have a niece whose nickname is turtle, I have no reason why but she will love this stamp.

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