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Monday, 12 December 2016

...Gina K December release Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for December 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 Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. 

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 Holiday Frame Filers by Melanie

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Framescape - Winter Trees by Theresa

These stamp sets are extremely 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.

Be sure to visit each team member to see the fabby samples 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:


I couldn't resist adding a little red nose to my Rudolph - this is the stag from Theresa's gorgeous Framescape - winter trees set. I applied a speck of white acrylic paint o the end of his nose - a good tip is to use the point of a pin - so that the dollop of paint is not too large. Once it dried I coloured it red with a copic, - Of course if you have red paint....
The pattern paper here is from Gina's Winter Cheer paper pack. The sentiment is from Melanie's Holiday Frame - Clear set.



 I like to make tall cards as well as landscape layout cards and so I just inked up the trees for this card and left off the frame. I popped in a few mountains, also from the set ,and added my traveller silhouette down beside the sentiment. I think this works a treat. I love the simplicity of the black ink on kraft cardstock, I think this makes a great masculine card.


I used the whole framed image for this card - it's the same image as the card above, but doesn't it look so different! I created a Northern Lights background before stamping the scene in Versamark and then adding white embossing powder. I added a Christmas sentiment from Melanie's Holiday Frame - Clear set because I thought the snowy scene really lent itself to the season!



Melanie has just released Holiday Frame Fillers which is a follow up to her
Holiday Frame - Clear set. The images are perfect for extending your use of that original set, or for creating stand alone cards using just this new set. I used the snowman form Holiday Frame on this card, I thought he would look sweet in a shower of sequin snowballs! The sequin stamps are such fun and I can see those being pulled out for a multitude of cards - here I have white embossed them and then smooched a little colour behind them to make them pop.

One of the other stamps in the fillers set is a banner stamp - I used it to create criss-crossing banners on this Welcome home card (you might have spotted this card at the release party), it's a great celebratory image. You can fill the banners in with flat colour using the co-ordinating solid stamp, or you can customise them with a little chevron stripe stamp, or even add patterns. Make yourself a little mask as shown in this wee pic and place it directly over the flag you want to fill. You can then use larger stamps to add pattern to the flag without getting it all over the surrounding area.





This card also uses an image from Melanie's new set, you might have seen this card at the party. It features a charming little trio of pumpkins. I paired the image with some pattern papers from The Simple Things paper pack.



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more

from Gina and the Cast &Crew:

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

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!

40 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Your northern lights background is amazing!!! Love all your cards.

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  2. oh my! I love every single one! That Northern Lights one totally rocks!

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  3. OUTSTANDING creations, Claire. I especially LOVE the one with the Northern Lights. It's stunningly spectacular! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Wow you have been busy! So much variety in your cards, really beautiful work-I can't decide which is my fav, so I'll just say they are all my fav!

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  5. The Northern lights are magnificent! Your technique reminds me of encaustic. You should demo that! The cheery sequin snow and patterned banners are brilliant!! Love your mind!!

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  6. Lovely cards! So many ideas flowing into those cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great tip on creating the mask on the flag banner. I LOVE the northern lights card. Gorgeous! And the snowman and snowballs is a fun card. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh my goodness! That northern lights card knocked my socks off! It is amazing! Love the cute snowman and colorful snow card also.

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  9. Wonderful creations! I Love the northern lights, it is just beautiful along with all your other creations! :) <3

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  10. Beautiful Northern Lights card. Love your reindeer card so colorful

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  11. Such wonderful designs, I especially love the card on kraft! Thanks for the inspiration and tips!!

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  12. Claire your cards are gorgeous! I like the variations that you created using these stamp sets. I especially love that tree stamp set so much! Wow the possibilities are endless! Your cards are all so beautiful. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  13. Such diversity and talent. Holly cow.

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  14. I too live the northern lights and who can resist a deer in the snow.

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  15. Beautiful cards. Love the northern lights - do you do a tutorial on that?

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  16. the northern lights card is FANTASTIC!

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  17. Beautiful cards Clair. love the ideas (and your work)

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  18. Your Northern Lights background is stunning!!!

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  19. Love the trees and Northern Lights. Your cards are amazing.Thanks for sharing.

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  20. These are all gorgeous but the Northern Lights one is my favorite. That looks so realistic!

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  21. Are these stamp sets versatile or what? Just beautiful cards!!!!

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  22. Spectacular cards. Your Northern Lights are great. The black on kraft scene is wonderful. Love the snowfall of sequins. So fun.

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  23. Amazing techniques and projects!!!!

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  24. That night sky with the trees is just gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous is there a video on how you did that and if not would you make one please??

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  25. The northern lights ate gorgeous and the other cards are so innovative, great work.

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  26. Fabulous cards, Claire! Love them all!

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  27. Oh these are all great! Love the scenes.

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  28. Really cute cards! Love how you did the night sky.
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  29. hmmm, for some reason I can't see all the cards (our net has been horrible lately) but that one with the northern lights I can see and that is totally awesome! Love it!

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  30. So many wonderful cards! I love the Northern Lights card!

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  31. The Northern Lights card is stunning! But I also like what you did with the deer and the Winter Cheer dsp. The bright, cheery pennant card is very lovely also.

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  32. Fabulous brightly decorated cards. The northern lights card makes me feel as if I am looking out of my window up here in Alaska. Very nice.

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  33. Beautiful cards Claire.The background on the first one is stunning!

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  34. I was raised in northern Montana so I love the Northern Lights card. We used to see the Northern Lights every winter. Spectacular.

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  35. I love all your cards . My favorite is the Northern Lights. We went to Alaska a while back but that I will have to make that for the front of our memory book ! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  36. Awesome Northern Lights, love it. All your other cards are just as beautiful.

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  37. Beautiful samples Thank You

    Kathleen

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Thanks for taking the time to comment, :) I read them all and I appreciate you taking time to visit!