Monday, July 10, 2017

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop: Day One


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 brand new stamp sets by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. 


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!

Pressed Flowers 2 - illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger

Framescapes: Tropical Skies

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? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


 I love the size of the flowers included in Melanie's latest set, Pressed Flowers 2.  And it includes many options for sentiments as well!



I used the rose image from Pressed Flowers 2 to create this garden of blooms.  I repeatedly masked and stamped 10 roses on a white heavyweight panel in the sorbet ink colors of Dusty Rose, Innocent Pink, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango and Peach Bellini.  I carefully added some colored pencils to give a bit of shading to each bloom, trying to keep any color from getting on any of the white divisions between the petals.  Once I was happy with my shading, I hand trimmed the top of the panel away.  I then coated the whole panel with Versamark Ink, and covered the whole thing with clear embossing powder and heat embossed.  


I finished the card with a black panel, and a small decorative strip cut with a Double Scalloped Border die.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white.

Here is the Christmas card I shared at the Stamp TV release party:


I used the poinsettia image and stamped in Red Hot ink, then added more color and shading to the petals with Prismacolor pencils.  The leaves were stamped in Jelly Bean green, and also shaded a bit with pencils.  I carefully trimmed out the leaves and assembled my card with some leftover bits of gold glitter paper, the black and white patterned paper from the Petite Patterns pack and a strip of heavyweight white cardstock on which I had heat embossed my greeting in gold.  


Theresa Momber has released the next beautiful scene building set in her series:  Framescape - Tropical Skies.  How cute is this set!?!  There are so many perfect images and sentiments included.



For this card, rather than use the frame, I used two of the separate silhouette images stamped in Versafine Tuxedo Black on 140# watercolor paper and watercolored in the scene using Prima Confections watercolors.  

The card was assembled using a Black Onyx cardstock mat and a piece of patterned paper from the Here Comes the Sun paper pack.


The card I shared at the Release Party we made using the frame.  It was stamped on heavyweight white cardstock and the background was sponged in using Wild Dandelion, Ocean Mist, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac and In the Navy inks.  I used  piece of Post-It Tape to protect the frame border from ink, as well as a piece to protect and create a the sharp horizon line.  I worked first on the sky, then moving the tape to work on the water, attempting to mirror the colors of the sky.  I added the playing dolphins in Black Onyx and drew in some shimmer at the horizon with a Jelly Roll Clear Star gel pen.  


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


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!

79 comments:

  1. Great cards. I love the rose one!

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  2. Ack. I love the beach scenes

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  3. Oh my....breath taking roses....beautiful.

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  4. What can I say? Amazing! Wonderful! Beautiful! Such a talent for these designs.

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  5. I lovr your beach scenes so much and this Christmas card at the party really put me in the mood! The bed of roses is awesome!

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  6. Beautiful cards ♥️. I appreciate the inspiration with your Christmas card... I need to start making those!
    Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  7. Chris, So glad you are sharing your creativity with us!

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  8. After seeing your Christmas card I am really ready to start making mine for this year. Love your other cards too.

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  9. Gorgeous cards! Love the Christmas one and the tropical ones are quite beautiful.

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  10. Gasp! Your rose card is awesome (but all your cards are). I love the Christmas card and plan to CASE that one. Love your beach scenes too. Thanks for providing the great details and all the inspiration.

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  11. Just ordered my summer kit. I get so much inspiration from all your blogs! All the cards on this blog hop are just gorgeous!

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  12. All of your cards are just gorgeous. Love how the colored roses pop off the black border; one of my fave flowers is the Poinsettia - that card is my favorite! Your beach scenes are inked to perfection! Love the dolphins in the new set.

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  13. I love the addition of black border totally enhances the beauty of roses and all other creation are gorgeous too!

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  14. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Gorgeous cards! Love those roses! You did an amazing job coloring those. Love all your cards! Such a great release! Mine should be here any day now. Can't wait!

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  16. All your cards are beautiful. You are so talented. I especially loved the Dolphins playing! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  17. I really can't pick a favorite! I love all of your cards!

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  18. You are very Talented ... I love your Cards.. Thanks so much...

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  19. Holy smokes, Chris! Each one is more amazing than the last. Excuse me while I take a moment to soak in the beauty.

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous cards all of them, but my favorited is the cards with the palm trees, dolphins and the gorgeous skyline

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  21. Love the beach scene! And, wow on the masking and stamping of the roses. Beautiful cards!

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  22. Love these cards Chris! <3 Each and everyone unique and beautiful! Love the flowers and the scenes! Thanks for inspiring me! :). <3

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  23. Whoa!! Your sponging is superb, but those ROSES!!!! Using the colored pencils to enhance the colors is GENIUS!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration, I can't wait to try this!!!

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  24. Awesome cards! Love the roses and your tropical scenes are amazing! Thanks for sharing! !

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  25. The roses card is so pretty! And, the beach scene is very nice also. Love these new stamp sets.

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  26. I really love all of your cards. The Wonderful You scene is beautiful. Wish I was there!

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  27. The cards are all so beautiful. Hard to choose just one!

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  28. Chris, your cards are beautiful. I love the bed of roses and how you masked them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Beautiful and inspiring card designing! TFS!

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  30. Beautiful cards! I especially love the roses. Pink, orange, and yellow are the perfect summer color combo :)

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  31. Wow, beautiful cards, but that first one is my favorite! LOVE how you did it too, thanks for the explanation....and the inspiration!

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  32. gorgeous cards - love your samples and how beautifully you have designed your cards:)

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  33. Fantastic cards.
    Love the dimension to the
    clutch of flowers.
    The beach scenes are
    beautiful.
    Going to be time for
    poinsettias soon.
    thanks for sharing.

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  34. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

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  35. All the cards you created with these wonderful sets are so gorgeous! I am very inspired! My muse seemed to be on vacation so if I can be inspired by viewing cards on this hope I will be thrilled and so far I think it is working.

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  36. The birthday card flowers are amazing!

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  37. Thank you for sharing your ideas. So pretty.

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  38. As beautiful as these all are, I love the beautiful roses on the one card.

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  39. My goodness, your card with the roses is gorgeous. I think all your cards are wonderful, but that is my favorite.

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  40. I sure wish I was as talented as you and the other ladies are. Your cards are soo pretty. Thank you.

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  41. Beautiful cards, Chris! Especially love the scenes you created with the new Tropical Skies set!

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  42. Chris these are stunning cards! So many great details to CASE here! :)

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  43. The cards are beautiful - the roses especially stunnung!

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  44. So pretty what gorgeous details!!!

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  45. wow, such gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  46. Wow love both cards and love how you did the first one with the roses. Flowers are my favorite so that one is totally wonderful. The second card is just as wonderful. I love the inspiration. Thank you.

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  47. Your cards are awesome. I love the water cards especially. Thanks for sharing how you created them. GlendaJ

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  48. Couldn't love these more. Both are wonderful.

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  49. Such beautiful cards! My favorites are the first, with the bright colored flowers against the black scalloped card stock, and the last with the beautiful sky and the jumping porpoises! Just gorgeous!

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  50. What gorgeous attention to detail. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. Chris, great ideas. love the sand beach and the garden of rose bloom. Can't wait to try.

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  52. Your flowers and scene cards are so lovely.

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  53. Wow, are your cards gorgeous! So much talent. I am new to Gina K products (as of today) and am loving what I'm seeing. Thank you for so much inspiration.

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  54. Wow!!! Great job, love the stamps, love the dolphin card....

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  55. Beautiful cards! They show the versatility of these great stamp sets!!!!

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  56. Your cards are beyond stunning! GORGEOUS!
    Patricia the PaperTemptress

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  57. Beautiful cards! I love the clear embossing on the roses!

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  58. Chris, these are so beautiful! I really love your take on the Theresa's set...WOW!

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  59. Gorgeous cards. Love the beach scene.

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  60. You showcased each stamp so beautifully and love, love, love the bouquet of roses!
    Blessings
    Melitta

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  61. Beautiful inspiration cards, congrats on your new stamp set its lovely

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  62. Outstanding creations and I love the scene cards

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  63. Gorgeous! That describes all four cards perfectly!!!

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  64. Beautiful cards! I just love how the colors pop on the first one!

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  65. Live the holiday with the poinsettia so clean and pretty. ❤️

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  66. Gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  67. Oh my gorgeousness! How fabulous are these, especially the first one!

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  68. I LOVE how you colored those roses and added clear embossing! And that sunset/sunrise with the dolphins is fabulous!!

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