Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gina K Designs – February Inspiration Blog Hop – Day Two



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:




Look how beautifully these gorgeous eggs from Springtime Baskets emboss!  I used Gina K Gold embossing powder and her gorgeous gold metallic card stock as a mat.  Coloring with pencil on black card stock can really make those images pop.  And little tip?  If you want a nice highlight? Put a layer of white down first.  Then add your color.  I did that for the blue egg.  And burnished a portion of it with my white pencil, rather than my blender pencil.




This fun sentiment inspired this silly card.  I used a gray sketch paper for this card, so I would have a bit of a rougher surface to hold lots of white prismacolor pencil.



Which came first? The chicken or the egg?  I used Copic markers to color this speckled little Spring Fling peep.





And these?  Tiny little lunchbox notes.  Here's your chance to use up those 1/8" tiny google-y eyes you bought in 1994 for your kids' thumbprint Valentines.  (This is me:  Those bags of eyes are so small!  Theres only 300.  I'd better buy two!)  Well.  You're in luck!  They fit perfectly on the cute little Spring Fling froggy and are bound to make someone giggle.

Thanks for visiting today!  
Enjoy the hop!




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.


Thank you for stopping by!

45 comments:

  1. Great cards. The first one with the gold embossing - WONDERFUL!!! they are all just perfect.

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  2. OMG! First - we must be spirit animals because I hoard crafting supplies! Second - I love the speckled chick and egg card - so cute - but those froggies - awww! Adorable - lunch notes! So cute

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  3. Really cute froggies. That 1st one embossed in gold is so elegant and your 2nd one is so artistic, it looks like a beautiful painting! Totally Frame-Worthy!!!

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  4. What wonderful ideas. My favorite, the black magic with the gold. All are great though. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. What wonderful creations! I Love the speckled egg and chick! To Cute! <3 I was also intrigued with the eggs on the gray paper! What a fantastic design! :) But they are all so wonderful! <3 :)

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  6. OMG so much inspiration. Love your little notes, but now I'm going to have to go out and buy a bag of 300 googlie eyes. The gold embossing is stunning. And I love how you did the eggstra special card.

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  7. Love you creations! I really like what you are sharing about coloring with the pencils on black.

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  8. Love all your cards. Those colors really pop on that background. The dotted chicken made me giggle. And I love the lunchbox notes. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Sooo, when is your class for learning to coloring like Chris? omg girl! Gorgeous! And the dozen eggs!! LOVE it!

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  10. What beautiful use of techniques! Great cards!

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  11. Love how you created dimension on the egg carton card. And the dark background with gold embossing is unique. Wonderful cards!

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  12. lovely projects and great ideas to use. Simply adore the first card - black and GOLD - mmmmm great combo. Thank you for sharing:)

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  13. Wonderful cards, Chris! I really love the adorable lunchbox note cards...too cute!

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  14. My head is still spinning from all your detail.

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  15. LOVE your cards! And the one on black is so stunning [thanks for the tip on using pencils with black cs]. I also love using googly eyes on cards and just may have to own this set.

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  16. These are so darn cute. Love them all. Really makes me smile.

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  17. Love those eggs on the dark background and the polka dot chick and the frogs.

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  18. LOVE the egss on the dark background! And the chick and frogs are SO cute!

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  19. WOW would love to see a video on your black card and the eggs in a row, they are so creative!

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  20. The eggs in the carton is so very clever. I also love the embossed eggs on black paper. Beautiful!

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  21. Love the gold embossing on your first card. Wow!!

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  22. OMG! Love the lunchbox note cards!

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  23. You seem to go the extra mile on each creation! Really like your style, a lot. And how did you know I bought those tiny googlie-eyes in the 300 pack?!?!

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  24. Oh, my goodness! I just love all of these gorgeous cards you made. Fantastic designs and coloring.

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  25. Beautiful cards, but that first one on black with the gold embossing is just fantastic!

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  26. So cute. I love the colored chick.

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  27. toady adorable lunch notes! love em. Those eggs are beautiful!

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  28. What sweet cards! Those frogs are sooooo cute!!!!!

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  29. What great ideas you are sharing thank you so much. All your cards are great

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  30. Chris,

    All your cards are just adorable. The Easter Egg Hunt invitation is so realistic! You are very talented and thanks for sharing!

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  31. Really original ideas your cards are wonderful!

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  32. Such fun cards! I love the one on the black background. It reminds me of Ukrainian eggs.

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  33. Chris, love all your cards. I really love the one with the gold embossing!

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  34. Very creative cards. I really like the first one.

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  35. Very creative. Love the coloring and designs. And those frogs and googly eyes-LOVE.

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  36. I have a friend who raises chickens so the chick and egg cards are inspiring.

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  37. Home Run!! I loved all your cards! The first card using the black magic coloring with gold embossed eggs..beautiful! And the second with the green egg is such a hoot!! Your chick card as well as the frogs are adorable...specially the frogs!!

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  38. Loved them and the using of the eyes for the cards. oops Long gone from here. :)
    Favourite is the eggs and gold one. Just stands out beautifully.

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  39. Your cards are super adorable! I love the Birthday frogs! They are so cute!

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  40. Great Cards. Yes we all have the oodles of extra craft stuff left over for 20 years. Good use for the eyes. Will give it a go. Thanks

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  41. Wow you made some stunning cards and I especially love the one in the black with the gray eggs a close second.

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