Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2


Hello Tuesday Friends!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to day two of our April 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 lovely new stamp sets by Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and our newest incentive set, Botanical Blocks..


Here is a look at all three sets:





For my first card (pictured above) I used the adorable Vicky Mermaid set designed by Beth Silaika.  I love cards with lots of white space, so I took a graphic approach using three images and one sentiment.  I only used four bright colors and one neutral color in my design to keep that graphic and clean feel.


Next is my card using Claire's newest set, Cottage Garden:


I used the smallest images in this set to make my card panel.  I repeatedly stamped two different birds from the set and colored them to match my card stock.  Then I made a panel to go on top with that sweet little birdie holding a thank you card.  Sometimes I overlook the smallest images in a set - but not this time.  I love those little birdies!


Finally, here is a small card set using our newest incentive set, Botanical Blocks:

 
Unless I plan ahead, I rarely have tags for presents that I am wrapping.  So I thought I would make a set of three using this great set.  I stamped each with Gina K. inks and then stamped over that ink with Versamark ink.  I was able to sprinkle on clear embossing powder and heat emboss each image.  Now I have at least three tags that will be ready to go!

 
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 more awesome creations?  
Click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast and Crew: 

Gina K
Beth Silaika - today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - today’s featured illustrator

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K. Designs store to check out all of the new products available this month in the What’s New section.

See you tomorrow for day 3 of the hop!

Susie

39 comments:

Macimbalo said...

All 3 cards are amazing...my fav is the first one! It's stunningly CAS and just so eye catching! Love your work!

Lisa K said...

All three card so different. I really like the bird as a background.

Avra Williams said...

These are awesome CAS cards!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All these are just fabulous. I have really enjoyed hopping!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful cards!

El Ivens said...

Great cards. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop and for your inspiration.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that background that you made.
The first card is plain and simple
and so cute.
thanks for sharing.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super cards. I really like the one with all the little blue birds. Your birthday set is great too.

Donna Phelan said...

Pretty cards! I love your perfectly sweet Seas The Day one! CUTE!

Donna Idlet said...

Susie, your cards are adorable!

Pam said...

Super cute cards! Really liked the bluebird card.

Mary Kay Werry said...

Very nice cards. especially love the small ones with the incentive set.

Beth said...

Fabulous sample - especially the CAS Vicky one!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love your cards! Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Rema said...

Love your cards Susie!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome cards and I like those little ones you did with the incentive set.

ljcasselman said...

I really like the thank you with blue birds and the one holding the message in his beak. Great idea!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your pretty cards. All three are so well designed:0

Golda said...

These are all great cards, though the bird one really stands out.

Susan Wareham said...

Fantastic card inspiration Love the tag idea. Thanks

Linda said...

Those are really pretty cards!

Creative Daisy Crafts said...

Great cards Susie. Blue and white one is really pretty Tfs Liz

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards, Susie! Love the set of note cards you created!

Gayle said...

So sweet and love using the accents instead of the main image for your cards...very creative.

Robin said...

Very pretty sweet cards.

Rosy Newlun said...

I always love your sweet, CAS style. How fun the way you made your birdie background! TFS and ♥

quilt4fun2 said...

I like cards with white space too. I love the bird card background and how you did your sentiment frame. I bet your birthday cards look awesome in person with the clear embossing over the color...what a great idea!
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Johanna said...

Love your CAS first card although all shown have their own charm.

Deb said...

Cute cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful cards, always so unique. Thanks for all the inspiration, I LOVE everything!!

Helen F. said...

Oh what lovely cards, Susie. Thanks for the inspiration today!

Carolyn Pokorney said...

Love the incentive cards and cokors tou utilized.

Chris said...

The bluebird background is awesome!

Kay S said...

I love how clean and simple your cards are, yet they are each unique and lovely. Love how you used the little birds to create the background panel on your card.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely. I love the bird card.

Barb Oliver said...


Susie,
Love your cards! They are so creative and inspirational!

Elaine said...

Special cute cards!

Joyce Erb said...

Pretty CAS cards

Karen Judy said...

All your cards are lovely but I love the little blue birds!!!