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Monday, 10 July 2017

...Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 1


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 Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. 

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Theresa's set is called Framescape - Tropical Skies

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Melanie's set is called Pressed Flowers 2

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 $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'm going to keep the waffle to a minimum, but all inks, cardstocks and stamps are from Gina K Designs, just pop a comment on here if you need to know the details.


I made a set of 3 cards with Melanie's new set - Pressed Flowers 2 to create backgrounds with stamping and sponging - I used the tiny versions of the flowers from Fabulous flowers to create the focal points on the white panel. The sentiments are in a lovely calligraphic font, also from the new set Pressed Flowers 2.

Here they are separately:




 My next card also uses Melanie's set, this time I stamped the large flower in Sweet Mango and used a brown colouring pencil to add some shadows. The background panel was stamped in Sweet Corn, and some Honey Mustard Ink and cardstocks were used for the darker tan tones on the die cut leaves and border. The matching dies are such a boon to this set!


My next samples are made with Theresa's set Framescape - Tropical Skies


I used the main frame for this card and stamped in in black. I did all my sponging before stamping the setting sun in versamark and adding some white embossing powder. Then I took a white gel pen and added some highlights to my silhouetted images.


Been on a bit of a sponging bent and so created this background with some yummy shades - Wild Dandelion, Passionate Pink and Sweet Mango. Dropped some water splats because that's what all the cool kids are doing these days and I like how it looks. I cut a rectangle from the centre of the panel and then stamped my palm trees and setiment on it. Added a black mat and stuck it back in position. Fast card, but nice impact.


Super simple one, a simple strip of Wild Dandelion cardstock sponged around the edges with sweet mango - then stamped with a small island image and some birdies and a simple sentiment.

The black cardstock base was run through the embosser with one of the newest Gina K products - a stencil called Water droplets - it embossed quite well even though that's not really what it is intended for. Try it!

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

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger - Today’s featured illustrator
Theresa Momber - Today’s featured illustrator
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore

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!

71 comments:

  1. The first card is jaw dropping gorgeous

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  2. Those sunsets are just superb, and I love the new greetings accepting the smaller flowers, great job mixing those sets!

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  3. So very beautiful. I really do want to be on your beaches. The floral background and the simple stamped focal point is so gorgeous.

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  4. You have made beautiful cards with both of these sets. I love all the colorful floral cards.

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  5. Your cards are lovely...I especially love the flower cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thank you for sharing these beauties.

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  7. Wow! Awesome cards and the colors are so vibrant. I love the flower cards and using the smaller images as the focal point. So many great ideas from this hop. Thank you!

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  8. Love the backgrounds you created

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  9. Wow! All gorgeous! Love the set you created using very small flowers and the larger flowers for the background. The tropical cards are so lovely.

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  10. Love them all. Your beach scenes are wonderful. The card set using the large flowers with the Fabulous flowers are beautiful. Great idea.

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  11. Love your cards!!!! 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. Beautiful group of cards. I love the pretty & bold colors you used for your beach/sunset cards. Gorgeous sponging as well. Love the flower cards and how you used them first for the BG and then just a single flower w/the sentiment.

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  13. Wow! Your tropical scenes blow me away. They are gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Jaw dropping creations! I am much impressed and adore your sunset beauties with so many variations, all are awesome and inspiring creations!

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  15. In your first scenescape card, the oranges in this card make me feel the heat of a Florida evening! I also love the floral backgrounds on your flower cards, what a different way to make the cards. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

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  16. oh i can have so much fun making these card.....Thanks so much... ps.. your colours are Fab...

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  17. Your cards are gorgeous! All of them! Love the subtle ink blending over the flowers and leaves. Beautiful! Your sunsets are gorgeous too! So much talent and inspiration on this blog hop! Thanks for sharing yours! My order should be here any day! Can't wait. I will be back here again!

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  18. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you sponged the base cards. Stunning!

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  19. Wow, those sunset colors are amazing! And, really, you are one of the cool kids!

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  20. All your cards are Gorgeous! The flowers are beautiful and the scene cards are fantastic. Thanks for reminding me, that I can do strips of a scene on a dark background. Wonderful Inspiration ma'am ! <3 :)

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  21. Such beautiful cards, I love every single one of them. Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!!!

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  22. WOW! All fo your cards are stunning! I love the colors you used and how you embossed the stencil! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  23. Wow! Wow! Wow! So many good ideas here. I love every card and the ink colors selected are magnificent.

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  24. Beautiful display of cards Claire!

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  25. Wow, all your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. Gorgeous card designing Claire! TFS and inspiring!

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  27. I love the set of cards you made with pressed flowers 2! Super cute!

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  28. WOW, and WOW again. Stunning cards, Claire. Love them all:)

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  29. Ohhh, you have some beautiful cards here, but that last one is really striking, with the strip of a scene on the black! LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  30. You did a fantastic job of catching
    the suns glow on the water.
    All of the cards are beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  31. Looks like Hawaii. So beautiful.

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  32. Your beautiful cards are so very inspiring to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Such beautiful, beautiful cards. Many are made with my favorite colors.

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  34. Love these beautiful examples! You came up with some great ideas.

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  35. Your cards are awesome! Love your style. Thank you

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  36. The flower cards are great - simple but effective. Your beach cards are wonderful too.

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  37. Beautiful - I especially like the flower cards layout!

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  38. WOW! Gorgeous cards, Claire! You really brought these sets to life!

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  39. Wow you have been busy making lot of gorgeous creations! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  40. Beautiful cards, love them all. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  41. Wow each and every card your showcasing here is wonderful I love them all. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  42. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you created the water scene - very creative and so pretty! Thanks for all you share. GlendaJ

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  43. SUPER WOW! Love these all. They are fantastic!

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  44. Beautiful cards! I love how you did the backgrounds for the floral cards! The layouts and colors used are perfect. Your skies make me feel very inadequate. They are all so beautifully colored and really pop against the black silhouettes. I don't think I can replicate them!

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  45. Lovely! The flowers are cool but so are the scenes.

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  46. Wow, your cards are amazing. I just subscribed to your blog so I can take more time to look at each card to see all the details you put into them. I love the setting sun one with the sun shining on the water. You have such talent! I am new to Gina K as of today but am loving what I'm seeing.

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  47. Just beautiful.. these are awesome!

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  48. Wow! Your colors (and coloring) are amazing!

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  49. You have been busy created wonderful cards with these new sets.

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  50. Wow...loved how you used the stamps to make a background...very creative!
    Patricia the PaperTemptress

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  51. I love seeing your creations! That sunset card is STUNNING and the flowers so gorgeous! Always love your layouts, too :)!

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  52. Claire, all of your CAS designs are gorgeous!

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  53. Your beach scene is gorgeous! The floral cards are all so pretty!

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  54. Your cards a fantastic love them all!

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  55. Love all your creations and how your mind works with layouts etc.

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  56. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  57. That first sunset card... absolutely beautiful.

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  58. What a sweet floral set, but it's your white-hot sunset that is mesmerizingly beautiful to me!!

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