Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Gina K. Designs November 2018 Release Inspiration Hop - Day 2!

Hey Y'all!  Good to see ya!





Welcome to day 2 of our November Release Inspiration Hop!  We have two more awesome sets to showcase for you today too!  And as always, be sure to comment on all the blogs because we will have a drawing for a winner each day (2 this month) for a $50 gift certificate from Gina K. Designs!  Winners are usually announced by the Friday following the hops and announced in the Big News Forum on StampTV!  

Up first for today I Emily's new set, A Very Merry Christmas:



And here is what I have done for today:

 

I heat embossed the sentiment and then just loosely watercolored a tree shape around the already tree shaped image.  Added a bit of fake snow at the bottom and ribbon treatment and done!  :D  I do like how this turned out using non traditional colors!  Its kinda hard for me to do that!  LOL!  I do have a more traditional one:

For this card I used some clear acetate with polka dots for the card base.  The sentiment is heat embossed with red glitter embossing powder and I made it into an ornament by stacking several of the ornament shape cutouts I had and got lucky that they fit perfect! I was going to make a shaker out of it but it covered too much of the gorgeous sentiment and didnt want that in this card!   The ornament I made can be removed and used on the recipients tree if they want!  Ok, Next up is a new set by Alicia called Snowbirds:



 Arent they just awesome birds?  I had to color the little Titmouse:

This card started off as going to be a spotlight technique card, but then it just evolved to where you can hardly see it, lol!  I also used the musical background stamp on this.  I watercolored the little birdie and then did some detailing with pencils, he was fun to color!  I will definitely be doing the other birds too, especially that cardinal! love!  I also wanted to show this card that I made using just the feathers and a bit of stitching!

The story/inspiration for this card?  Well, a big ole smudge I made right in the middle of the card...no way to hide it that I liked, so got frustrated and tore it in half and just pitched into garbage and then...Light bulb moment!  I took it out and tore the edges some more and then added the stitching as if trying to 'fix it' by sewing back together, lol!  And so many fell in love with this like me too!  :D

Ok, ready for some awesome eye candy from my fellow DT?  just follow the links below!

56 comments:

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love all the layers on your ornament card! I just love that stamp!

Karen Hightower said...

Fantastic cards as always Cat! <3 Love all the layers and your creativity! <3

Kay S said...

Wow! That tree is so cool! Love how you did the watercolor over the sentiment. Your cards are awesome as always, Cat!

PeggyL said...

Absolutely love your "mistake" card. Love the feathers and the stitching!!

Diana Scott said...

Always love your whimsical cards! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa K said...

Love that little bird. He is colored so beautifully.

Sandy Ference said...

Very creative cards! Love them!!

Meralyn Hansen said...

Certainly wish my mistakes turned out as well! Wonderfully creative cards. Thank you...

lindaplus3 said...

Wow,, great job... I am one that seems to stick to the traditional colors... hard to change.. you colored your bird beautifully and all the cards are very very pretty...:) tyfs

Janelle H. said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the removable ornament and the stitched together ideas!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Beautiful card designs Cat. Like your story of how you tried to mend your smudged up card. Great tip and inspiration.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love that stitched card!

Cyndi Morris said...

Both these sets are wonderful. Your cards are amazing.

Cori said...

Love your style

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Truly imaginative cards...you are so creative!

Robin said...

Beautiful cards. Just fabulous

McStamper said...

Love your creative ideas.

Mary D. said...

Necessity is the mother of invention! Your cards are lovely, and the ornament on the card is very clever.

Dawn S. said...

I love all of your cards. Great way to salvage the image with the smudge! So creative.

Verna Angerhofer said...

All the cards are so very beautiful and well designed. Thanks for the inspiration!

ValmaLu said...

Love the birds!

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards Cat! I love the little bird.

Johanna said...

awesome examples as always. Love them all.

Kay said...

Beautiful!

Rosie Guiher said...

Both of your cards are great. But my favorite one is the second one. Love all the layers.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your Christmas cards are Amazing! Love them!!

Jean said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the colorful feathers.

Judy Inukai said...

What gorgeous cards. I love the colors on the feathers and I love how you mended it with the gold thread - fabulous idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judie said...

Wow Stunning creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

--Marcy said...

Super examples, Cat!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Cardinal.
Thanks for sharing...

Gayle said...

love the layering and embellishments.

Karthikha said...

These cards are lovely! Each one is great! :)

SMWhite said...

such fun cards, this release is so good.

Carol Lokhorst said...

The water colored birdie is just beautiful!! That stamp is fabulous!

Connie said...

Hi Cathy! I love how your cards have such a wonderful mixed media quality!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous cards!!I

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love that ornament set!

Dana M said...

Such creative and lovely cards! Fantastic designs and inspiration.

Kathy Krepsky Schoening said...

Love your cards, they are beautiful.

Marcie Bolt said...

Wow. Love the way you layer your cards!!

stamping sue said...

I like the chick-a-dee ... she is lovely. the feather card with all the colorful feathers and the sewing is very creative. thank you for all your inspiration.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Theresa Pollack said...

Fantastic cards! Perfect coloring of the Titmouse!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow love your creative way for adding dimension and interest - the sewing and bling are fabulous:)

Nana Griffin said...

A great job creating these cards.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful and festive cards!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All are wonderful, Cat.

StarSpry said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love how you created the feather card, even when you originally thought it was ruined. :)

Retta Lutte said...

Your cards all so different from each other - and all just beautiful. Especially love the bird card!

Sharon said...

Love them all!

Janice Ashby said...

Wonderful! My favorite is the ornament card, but the coloring on the bird is fantastic. Thanks!

Rowena Magsino said...

Love how you salvaged that feather card! Thanks for sharing all your creations.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love how you coloured the bird!

Pam Nichols said...

Beautiful cards, GJ!! TFS!!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Your newest release is surpasses my expectations Team ! Love the coloring !

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