Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop: Day Two!

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!

 Todd Turtle
Illustrated by Beth Silaika

Perfect Poinsettia
Illustrated by Claire Brennan

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 this crab!  Beth Silaika has designed the next set in her series, Todd Turtle, and it's adorable.  I used the crab, stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloring with Copic markers  How fun is this cute birthday sentiment with it!  I used the fun wavy patterned paper from the Fishy Fiesta paper pack.

Now, I must have been hungry the other day when I made this one. 

I think this sentiment is hilarious.  And I pictured the crab saying that as he is about to be cooked.  So at risk of hurting crab feelings around the world, I decided to sketch out my hunger.

I stamped the crab in Memento ink and colored him with Copic markers.  I then sketched in the large crab boil pot beneath him lightly with pencil.  I colored it with cool gray Copics, then erased my pencil marks.

Bon appetite!




I used the beautiful Perfect Poinsettia layers designed by Claire Brennan to create this  dimensional card.

  I stamped my first solid layer with Innocent Pink, then stamped both the second and third layers in Dusty Rose.  The flower center was stamped with Lemon Drop, Honey Mustard and Prickly Pear.  I hand trimmed the flower and used foam dimensional tape to give height over the many leaves that I stamped with Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus ink.  I added the sentiment strip embellished with the pretty patterned strip from Nordic Winter and used patterned papers from the Delicate Essentials and Softly Spring paper packs to create the background.


This card uses the outline images from Perfect Poinsettia.  I very loosely stamped the leaves around the floral image using Versafine ink, then used Dr. PH Martin Radiant watercolors to color the flower and background.  Once it was fully dry, I used a piece of light copy paper to trace the stamped image, then cut it out for a mask, so I could stamp the Music Background stamp over the image to create the background.  The greeting was added in Black Onyx before adhering to a Kraft mat and a Fresh Asparagus cardbase.


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

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!

52 comments:

  1. The POT!!! More like . "what the sheeeeeellllllll?!?" lol Amazing

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  2. oh my gosh that crab is sooo cute~!~~ and your drawing of the boiling pot is perfect... Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful pink poinsettia, The different backgrounds make the stamp more interesting.

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  4. Fun critters and beautiful poinsettia!

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  5. WOW Chris, these are all fantastic. The sentiments in the turtle set are hilarious. Your poinsettia cards are stunners.

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  6. All the cards are wonderful! I like the music background with the poinsettia. The turtle is so cute, then the crab!! That pot is cute with the crab ready to drop into it. Great cards!!

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  7. Great cards and fantastic job on the Crab Pot

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  8. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful pointsettia cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Oh, wow, oh wow, oh wow! I keep repeating this as I just love your work. And, the lobster over the boiling water is so cute and fun! I had to chuckle at that one.

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  10. Such cute sea cards and beautiful flower cards.

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  11. Beautiful pointsettia cards and the crab cards are adorable. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us and inspiring us.

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  12. Beautiful Poinsettia cards...love the pink one and the other one too! And who can resist a cute little crab.

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  13. Chris, Great cards especially the crab cards they are too cute. The poinsettia stamped over the musical notes is very creative...thanks for sharing your talents.

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  14. Oh my gosh your cars are wonderful. The crab card made me giggle out loud. Love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  15. Great cards. I especially love the music background!!!

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  16. Love your cards and thanks for sharing.

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  17. super sweet cards. Thanks for sharing:)

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  18. What awesome cards! I love how you have created the crab pot. The coloring is amazing and looks so real. The poinsettia with the music background is gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  19. Wonderful cards and I just love the one with the crab hanging over the pot.

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  20. Great ideas. Love your poinsettias.

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  21. Your crabby cards are just the cutest! and your poinsettia cards have wonderful details.

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  22. Great cards. Like the music background. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I could hardly get past the pot you created, so cute and funny.

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  24. Looks like somebody is going to be
    in hot water - love it.
    the poinsettias are beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. Always look forward to your cards and love what you do. The crab card is just priceless, and the poinsettias are gorgeous! Exceptional! Love your creativity!

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  26. Beautiful poinsettias and adorable crabs!

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  27. Love the sweet, sweet, Happy creations!

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  28. Love your poinsettia on the music background!

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  29. Great new sets! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Cute crab cards and beautiful poinsettia cards.

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  31. Very pretty poinsettia cards - like the option of pink

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  32. ha ha ha.. What the heck.. Love it :)

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  33. OMG. Your crab cards are hilarious!

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  34. Your Todd Turtle cards are so funny! Both of the poinsettia cards are beautiful! I especially love the watercolor one.

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  35. Beautiful cards love the Christmas cards.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have blessed day.
    Kimberly

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  36. Super fun and beautiful cards :) The crab ones are so cool :)

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  37. Beautiful cards, I love them all. I do love the little sea critters, though and I am trying to do this hop at almost 3am in the morning. Can't sleep, worrying about Irma hitting us here in Florida, and trying to be quiet about it and I almost burst out laughing at the what the shell card. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the laugh when I really needed it!

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  38. Beautiful poinsetta stamp. Would be great addition to my stamps especially since I am making and donating Christmas cards for military and V/A Hospital.

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  39. Great set of cards!!! Beautiful and sweet!!!

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  40. Thank you for inspiring us with your cards. That pot!

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  41. These are all beautiful and fun, but the crab going into the pot made me laugh. That is a definite design to keep track of!

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  42. Fabulous cards, Chris! I really love both of your poinsettia cards!

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  43. Love the crab falling in the pot. 😂

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  44. Your crabpot is terrific and made me giggle. 😄

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  45. I love the crabpot too. So creative and your poinsettia cards are so pretty. I love the different backgrounds you created for it. It really changes the personality of the flower.

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  46. Great cards! Your "what the shell" is awesome!

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  47. Very nice creations. This little crab is pretty cute !

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  48. The crab 🦀 flying into the coffee cup ☕️ is just to darn funny 😂
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards!

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