Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs April Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: Branching Out, Follow your Dreams

Hello my friends and welcome to Day 2 of Gina K. Designs April Inspiration Blog Hop. Today, we are showcasing 2 wonderful sets: Branching Out & Follow your Dreams.

Branching Out Set: I created this 4.5" square card. I cut a piece of 4" Ivory CS, ink all edges and embossed it with Swiss Dots folder, tied on ribbon. Die-cut, emboss and stencil a piece of Ivory CS using Fleur de Lis big die. Adhered it to card with pop dots. Stamped image in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, the sentiment was stamped in Tea Dye Distress Ink (tis is from the new StampTV Kit). Added to card with pop dots and added 3 small nailheads.


Follow your dreams Set: This set is fantastic! I made a Masculine card and I paper pieced the boat with 2 different PP. The paper is from Wanted Collection (Cosmo Cricket).

Now, for more inspiration visit the DT blogs posted below and also don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!
Have fun hopping.
Thanks for stopping by!

170 comments:

JaniceAileen said...

Absolutely beautiful, Giovana!

catdidit said...

So very elegant on that first one Giovana, and love how you colored that 2nd one, awesome creations!

--Marcy said...

Precious creations. Love the new set possibilities - they are totally endless!

Kary said...

Hi Giovana, your cards are breathtaking!! Great job!

Lusiana said...

Simply beautiful cards!!

Lori said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Giovana!!

Sheila said...

Such richness! I'm truly inspired and will have to make a point of visiting your blog on a regular basis.

emilymomto3boys said...

These are just lovely!!

Joan said...

Both cards are awesome! I'd love to win either (or both) stamp sets!

Susan said...

Super cards Giovana -- I especially like the first one -- it is so elegant!

Kelly said...

Beautiful cards Giovana! Love your paper pieced boat!

Theresa Momber said...

Stunning projects, Giovana!

Su said...

love the masculine card. Always looking for these ideas. The first project is so beautiful. I love the detail.

Evette K. said...

Very inspirational cards. Soft, elegant and just plain great!!

nannapat said...

Fabulous cards Giovana. Pat x

judybob3 said...

Love them both!! Great job!

jazy1m said...

Awesome cards. Thanks so much for sharing Giovana.

Sue said...

Giovana, your cards are absolutely breathtaking.

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! Greta cards, loving your *love you so* card, Giovana, so delicate!

Teri said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Just fabulous creations, Giovana!!

Leigh M said...

Beautiful monochromatic card. Thanks for sharing.

MiMi63 said...

So very soft and elegant. Would make a beautiful wedding card. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Very pretty! That boat looks great paper pieced that way.

Cindy said...

Giovanna, I love both of your cards!! They are just beautiful!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love these Giovana - the first is so soft and elegant and I love the layout of the second card too. I love your use of the nailheads in both.

Nancy R Grimes said...

This set offers lots of possibilities. I like the combination of the Swiss folder and Fleur De Lis die. Thanks for sharing

Rita said...

Such a beautiful elegant card, I love it!!!

Bloomin Rose said...

What beautiful cards, and love the colors and the elegant card you did, very pretty.

Debby said...

wow...beautiful cards. I really like the second one with the boat. The placement of the boat is awesome, as is your coloring...

Lynette said...

The first one is so elegant.

Nana Connie said...

Incredible cards! Love the way you pieced the boat. The Branching Out set is going to be so fabulous!

JOYCE said...

Both cards are amazing but Love you So is a standout!

JOYCE said...

Both are great but Love You So is "simply" amazing.

Mrs Ham said...

I love your cards, Giovana

Valerie said...

Stunning, Giovana!

Jill said...

what a very elegant card!!

L8ybug2 said...

These cards are just beautiful! Rita B.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Gorgeous card - TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Beate said...

Wow! Both cards are beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

stamper said...

Great cards Giovana!

naneruth said...

Absolutely wonderful both cards!

Rita said...

Very nice! :)

lakergirl said...

Lovely card Giovanna- what a beautiful wedding inviation that would be- thanks for the inspiration!
Kim

Deanna C said...

What beautiful cards. I love the possibilities of both stamp sets. Wonderful use of Spellbinders with them.

gramig05 said...

Beautiful card Giovana!!

JoanL said...

Gorgeous cards!

Christine from FL said...

Gorgeous cards!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are fabulous, Giovana!

Bette said...

I really like the first card - very pretty. Your second card was great too - very masculine. Great job!

Jenny H. said...

Love the cards!!

Barbara Colbert said...

Very lovely!!!

Debbie B said...

These cards are so lovely!!! I love your coloring too!!

Becky said...

These are stunning Giovana. The first one is just elegant in all that white.

Linda said...

Love the white card--perfect for a very special event. The boat is too cool!

Linda said...

Love the white card--so perfect for a very special event. The boat is too cool.

crotnem said...

Oh lovely, ty for a chance to win.

Donna said...

Beautiful Giovana, both are so warm and soothing looking to look at, love the white with just one color, simple but elegant, and just love the other card, so relaxing, great design!!

Thanks
Donna Przy....

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are gorgeous.

Ciao Bella! said...

LOve both of these cards.

lisa808 said...

Two fabulous cards!

simplysandylee said...

Love your cards

patm said...

I just love this set.

paperfun said...

How lovely. I love the lacey nestie you chose.

Mari

Ronda Archangelo said...

Beautiful cards. Love this set of stamps!

jan farnworth said...

so stunning you did a great job.

pqueenie said...

Gorgeous cards!

Joy said...

Love both cards! The new sets are fabulous.

Marsha said...

Both cards are so beautiful.

calamity jane said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! You are so talented!

imastampin said...

Really beautiful creations. Great new stamps!

Mary Leeson said...

Love your cards especially the first one....love the "delicate-ness" (is there sucha word?) of the layout. TFS

Mary Leeson said...

Love your cards especially the first one....love the "delicate-ness" (is there sucha word?) of the layout. TFS

Jo said...

I love the white card. It's so beautiful!!!

Melanie said...

I just love love love all the white on white and textures! That copper and tea dye are gorgoeus (and tea dye is now on my list!)
gorgoeus scene with Theresa's set i love the cloud over the quote!

Gerry said...

The first one is very beautiful & elegant and the second is awesome. Love them both

Glamour said...

I did not think I would like anything better than Hop #1 but I do! This is a Beautifull design.

I need new stamps to get my mojo going!

Diane

Di said...

Elegance and a mancard! Now that's versatility.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love these stamp sets!!

Di said...

"Love you so" is so elegant and the boat is up my alley...outdoor girl! Beautiful cards!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Giovana! Stunning cards, as usual! Love them noth!

BYT said...

Totally Love It! Just beautiful!

sprgstn16 said...

Beautiful card, Giovanna!

KVencel said...

Beautiful designs as always!

Auntie Marg said...

Love your cards...Great job

http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

sandyh said...

very elegant! and great coloring on the boat card!
sandyh

Bandon, Oregon said...

Oh Giovana.... Both are so, so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

Faith

Bertha W said...

Beautiful card - my spellbinders diecuts never look this good. Thanks for the idea.

POSH said...

what a sweet beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing....

Joan V said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Love the sentiments. Thank you for sharing.

Traci said...

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Kris said...

Simply stunning Giovana! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

HandySandy41 said...

I really love the masculine card. They are so hard to find. Thank you

Cathy said...

LOVE the new sets and ideas! Beautiful cards! TFS!

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards Giovana!

Caity Sue said...

I love the masculine card. As the mom of 3 boys and a grandson, I am always on the lookout for something not quite so girly! lol Great job!

Lynn B. said...

These cards are stunners, Giovana! Your coloring is amazing!

DebbieM said...

Beautiful cards Giovana! Love these sets. :)

sandi said...

Awesome cards, can't wait to start creating again. Thank you for the inspiration.

kim said...

This stamp set is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

SherylH said...

Two great cards -- love how you used the circle image on the fleur de lis die.

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful cards and great stamp sets! Corrine Ann

Cheryl S. said...

What a beautifu, elegant card your first creation is and the the second one would be terrific for Father's Day, a masculine birthday or "just thinking of you". Both of these sets are wonderful.

Carol said...

Wow I love your Branching Out card, so elegant.

Cheryl S. said...

I love your first creation - so elegant! The second card would be terrific for Father's Day, a masculine birthday or a "just thinking of you" for a man.

DebraM said...

Just amazing......I love them both, and these stamp sets are wonderful.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just gorgeous!! I sooo love that planking on the boat!!

Sue D said...

First card is very elegant and I like the paper piecing on the boat.

Penne said...

I love the "Be the change" card, Giovana! Awesome inspiration...

bernietom47 said...

Both are great but Love You So is "simply" Stunning.
Blessings Bernie

Pat Jandacek said...

Two great cards, Giovana!

golf_meg said...

nice cards. Frames are awesome

Peggy said...

Lovely cards. The details-embossing, dies and stamps are great. The second is a wonderful masculine card. Great job.
God bless,
PeggyS

Sharon Hoecherl said...

Love the beautiful tone on tone!

Sharon Hoecherl said...

Love the beautiful tone on tone!

MyAuntKath said...

I just love ivory cards! This one is outstanding! Love all the elements. Kathie

Gayle said...

Giovana, Both are so very beautiful it would be hard to say which was my favorite.

Liz said...

love the cards and even better still i do have the spellbinder die used in the first card so i can have a go and making one similar thanks for the inspiration

alienanessa said...

Oh my holy goodness!! Your projects are amazing!

tgtboswell said...

Wow Giovana beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful design..so elegant looking.

Glitter Fantasies said...

Amazing work!! Stunning to say the least! Love how you stamped the image partially on final area.
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com
I have been a happy follower!!

RozW said...

Wonderful cards~

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Giovana!

terri d said...

Love your cards. Pop dotting it made it look great.

Neesey said...

Very elegant card. I love the way the spellbinders go with this set. The masculine card is wonderful. Nice job Gio!

Birds i View said...

Very pretty cards.

Debbie Bradford said...

Both are beautiful! The branching out card is fantastic!

Golda said...

What beautiful cards!

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful cards, Giovana -- I especially like the white on white -- just gorgeous!

Parker said...

My eyes drank in all the lovliness of the Fleur de Lis card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Darla said...

Gorgeous Giovana!!! TFS!!!

jean w. said...

Great cards!

coloradoleen said...

Both of your cards are amazing!

Karen said...

Very pretty. Simple and clean.

Lorraine said...

The "love you so" card is so very elegant. Nice work

Lynne said...

Follow your dreams is such a great masculine set, just love it and the card you made with it. Great way to use the Nestie on the first card. Like the way you tied the ribbon.

Monica said...

Giovana, you create the most stunning cards! I love them both but the first one is just fabulous!!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

I love the elegance of this card, its just BEAUTIFUL.

Joan

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning as usual! Love that boat card!

sharman said...

Beautiful first card and wonderful second card. Love the colors and simplicity of the first card and great man's card..

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card with the delicate branches & fleur de lis, and I love the row boat!

Lindsay M. said...

Wow!! Simply stunning!!! Gorgeous cards!!! I can't wait to get these sets in the mail!!!!!

Bonnie said...

I especially loved the first card. It is so elegant.

bluemoon said...

These cards are seriously gorgeous!

My Angel said...

Stunning Cards!!

Karen said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. Very talented!

Sue said...

WOW! Such lovely cards. What a great use of the stamps. Thanks for showing us other ways to use these great stamps. You have such a great talent. TFS.

Paulette Still said...

Giovana, I love both of these sets, and your cards are beautiful!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards! The boat card is a really gorgeous scene!

Carol said...

Lovel projects! Thanks for sharing.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nana Jo said...

Love those cards.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Janeen said...

I'm stunned by the beauty. Great idea to paper piece the boat.

Betty Neville said...

So beautiful Giovana!

SandyK said...

Beautiful!

Simply Sandy said...

Love your cards. What beautiful coloring!

AJ said...

great stuff Giovana!!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous! Love the new set by Melanie and what you did with it! YUM!

sghay said...

The white on white of the first one made stamp really pop. Love them both.

Linda Gilliam said...

I love your cards Giovana, you have a beautiful name also!

Beastybunny said...

Wow both of these are simply beautiful! The first would make a fantastic wedding card!

Karen said...

Love the layering on the cards beautiful Karen TB Ontari

JessicaK said...

Both beautiful. That fleur-de-lis die has a great effect, looks perfect against the swiss dots.

Susan said...

Very beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Marsha said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful creations, Giovana!

Arlene said...

Love your cards especially the one with the cut out boat. Thank you

Diana said...

Very pretty cards

Lorraine said...

Wow, two stunning cards - just beautiful!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards!!!

 
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