Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gina K. Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: Celebrate the Season & Home is

Hello my friends and welcome to Day 2 of Gina K. Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop. Today we are showcasing 2 wonderful sets "Celebrate " illustrated by Theresa Momber and "Home is" illustrated by Tami Mayberry.

Here are my projects:

Celebrate the Season: "Celebrate" set has images for different occasions like Fall, Halloween, Christmas, etc. I decided to make a Christmas card and I love the results.

Directions:
  • Make card from Ivory CS. A2 size.
  • Using the oval tag from Fancy Tags Two, die-cut, emboss a couple of them in Red Hot CS. Create a frame.
  • Stamp sentiment in Barn Door Distress Ink.
  • Die-cut a piece of Scor-Tape Sheet and Ivory CS using Oval Nestabilities. Peel one side of your Scor-tape paper and adhere it to carsdtock. Apply Microfine Transparent Glitter. Stamp the snowman on it. Color it with Copic Markers. (Yes, you are reading this right! This microfine glitter is awesome, tutorial to come)
  • Adhere image to card with Pop Dots.
  • Make a bow and adhere it to card.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Red Hot (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Celebrate (GKD)
  • Ink: Barn Boor Distress, Black Soot Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Christmas Ribbon (GKD)
  • Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Two (Spellbinders), Scor-tape Sheet paper, Glue dots, Pop Dots, Microfine Transparent Glitter (Art Glitter)

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Home is where the heart is: I love Tami's new set. So whimsical and fun to color and do paper piecing as well.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ocean Mist CS. 5" square.
  • Mat Lemon Drop, White and Patterned Paper, add stitches.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of White CS using Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut a piece of PP using Square Nestabilities. Ink all edges and adhere it to Fleur de Lis piece, add stitches.
  • Tie on ribbon, create a bow and add a button.
  • Stamp images on White CS, color them with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Circle Nestabilities. Stamp sentiment.
  • Add Glitter to sun and Crystal Lacquer to heart, windows and door. Set to dry.
  • Add it to card with Pop Dots.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ocean Mist, White, Lemon Drop (GKD)
  • Stamps: Home is (GKD)
  • Patterned paper: Blissful (Authentique), Honey Cake (My Mind's Eye)
  • Ink: Faded Jeans Distress, Vintage Photo Distress (Rangers), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko).
  • Embellishments: Yellow Seam Binding Ribbon, Blue Button (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Lemon Drop Twine (The Twinery),
  • Accessories: Fleur de Lis Squares, Squares and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, glue dots, Crystal Lacquer, Scor-tape, Sponges, Sewing machine.

 All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win a set of your choice!!


  • Gina K
  • Tami Mayberry – illustrator Home Is
  • Theresa Momber – illustrator Celebrate
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Deb Felts
  • Donna Baker
  • Emily Giovanni
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jennie Harper
  • Lee Murphy
  • Melanie Muenchinger
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Vicki Dutcher

  • Have fun hopping!

    98 comments:

    Ann R. said...

    Beautiful cards. Can't wait to see your tutorial on stamping on glitter. Where do you get your seam binding? Thanks for sharing!

    Theresa Momber said...

    Stunning cards, as always, Giovana! Always love your work!!!

    Riette said...

    You've done it again, Giovana!! Stunning. From layers to CAS, they're both beautiful.

    Sherry said...

    Great cards wow I LOVE THE GLITTER IDEA IT REALLY MAKES THE SNOWMAN PIECE POP

    The Vannoy Family said...

    Ooooh Giovana - very nice cards! They were stunning at the party Tuesday night - really like your embellishments to your cards! Have a great day - thanks for sharing!

    Kary said...

    Hi Giovana, love the snowman card!! Great design & love the glitter. Your second card is gorgeous too.

    cgoggin said...

    I love how you framed your snowman using the tags. Your house card is lovely enough to frame! Nice job.

    Teri said...

    Both so pretty!

    Betty said...

    GREAT CARDS!

    Beastybunny said...

    Love the frames on these cards. makes the focal image pop. Not to mention all that glitter on the snowman!

    Scrapacat said...

    Love the big Spellbinder's backgrounds you've used. Great color combos and what fun use of glitter! Can't wait to see the tutorial!

    naneruth said...

    Love that glitter! Nice ideas.

    Happy Crafter said...

    Love the basket of flowers. Your work is amazing

    Barbara Colbert said...

    Stunning..nifty stamp sets!

    --Marcy said...

    Stunning! Your sewing technique always amazes me!

    Stephani said...

    All I can say is WOW. Both cards are great! The coloring and all the details. Will be looking forward to the tutorial on the glitter.

    Judy I said...

    Great cards.

    Elvira said...

    Love love love the glitter

    Joyce Evans Erb said...

    I really like those dies

    mermaid fenicia said...

    Both those cards are very lovely made and I really love the glitter on the first one. ^_^

    Sandra Engstrom said...

    Love the glitter and love the wrinkled seam binding. So pretty.

    Wide Eyed Stamper said...

    Great cards! i love the plaid ribbon on the snowman card. makes the whole card just pop.

    Nanc said...

    so many different ways to do the snowman and they are all cool.

    Anita Braddock said...

    supper cute love both cards snowman cute. love the way you have done your cards love the sparkels. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

    jean w. said...

    Wow love the snowman one!

    crotnem said...

    Love the glitter, who doesn't?!

    pakosko said...

    let it snow, what a wonderful snowman card, you do wanderful work you do.

    Softail_Baby81 said...

    Thank you soooo much for the close up so we can truly appreciate the details!!! I love the 1st crd and how appropriate with the holidays just around the corner!!!! You have quite a design/color talent and thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for sharing it with us!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Karen (TLgirl353) said...

    Fabulous cards Giovana! Love the glitter treatment too!

    richardbreaks said...

    Beautiful samples!!

    lisa808 said...

    Fab samples.

    Dee said...

    Oh wow! Your cards are amazingly beautiful! Loved both of them.

    Nana said...

    Que trabajos más delicados, son hermosos, elegantes. Bendiciones.

    Cheryl Winget said...

    Your cards are incredible! I can't wait to see the tutorial for stamping and coloring microfine glitter. TFS

    Susan said...

    Absolutely beautiful cards. Thanks for a chance at blog candy.

    alex said...

    Wow , the cards are just so beautiful, love the little house, and that snowman looks so cold and frosty

    Penne said...

    Stunning! I am so loving the fine glitter on the snowmen... TFS

    Lynne said...

    Great use of die cuts to set off your designs.

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Beautiful cards~ Love the red in your first card~

    Helen F. said...

    Giovana, I just love the glittery snowman!! The second card is amazing also!

    Bertha W said...

    Both cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    jazy1m said...

    Love both of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Pat said...

    WOW both cards are Great! The glittered snowman is too cool. Love him.

    mmwilken said...

    Such gorgeous cards!! Thanks Giovana for all your inspirations you've given me!!

    Ashley Brianne said...

    Adorable cards! Love them!! Thanks for sharing!

    maryanns said...

    Can't wait to see your tutorial on the microfine glitter. It looks great on the snowman. I love the details you add to your cardmaking. Fantastic cards!

    vsturm@ec.rr.com

    Queen Mary said...

    Love the beautiful bling on each card! And I love the spellbinders frame for the house -- excellent combination of elements!

    Cynthia said...

    Love your use of the transparent glitter.

    Unknown said...

    Both cards are absolutely stunning, Giovana. The colors you chose for both are so perfect. I love that it looks like you're viewing the snowman through a frosty window. And the bow on the second card is such a perfect match for the dp. It really sets off the card beautifully. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    Sharon said...

    Really like both cards and the way you used glitter!

    Miesje said...

    These are great. Love the glittery snowman!

    Carol said...

    Beautiful! I love these new sets and all the inspiring projects made with them!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

    BECKY said...

    love the snowman card

    Sue D said...

    I like the frames on both cards.

    A Touch of SOL said...

    Love all the embellishments and detail...
    Marisol
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

    Gayle said...

    Love, love love that red hot cardstock that you used for the glittery snowman. Great cards, Giovana.

    shari said...

    really like the snowman.

    scrappinmommom said...

    Love the snowman card with the glitter.

    NJMullins said...

    I love the brilliance of the colors in the Christmas card, but the layouts are gorgeous!

    Kris said...

    Fabulous cards! I can't wait for that coloring on glitter tutorial! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

    Donna Phelan said...

    Both cards are stunning, but that glitterized snowman is so FABULOUS! You're a clever gal! :)

    Sylvia said...

    Both cards are stunning. Can't wait to see the tutorial on the microfine glitter.

    Linda said...

    Beautiful vivid cards with a clean line....very nice!

    Sandy said...

    Love the glittery snowman...can't wait for your tutorial!

    Jill said...

    Beautiful cards. I love them! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    Luv 2 Create said...

    Awesome cards Giovanna. Luv your work.
    Marcie

    Elaine Sauer said...

    Beautiful work!

    Tina Gilliland said...

    Your snowman card is STUNNING!!! Love it!! I really like the colors you used on the house card! Great design!

    Crafty Math Chick said...

    These are stunning (as usual) Giovana! I LOVE how you glittered the entire snowman panel with that yummy ultra fine glitter and that is the perfect traditional Christmas ribbon to accompany it. I also really like your stitching and yellow seam binding on your house card with the sparkly sun.

    Monica said...

    I always LOVE your cards! Thanks for inspiring us with these new sets!

    maryc1254 said...

    I love the look achieved by stamping over the glitter. What a great idea.

    My Angel said...

    Stunning Cards!!

    Honortem said...

    Beautiful- love the frosted white on the snowman

    babdu said...

    Fun snowman with glitter

    Nana Donna said...

    Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love the red on the first one. TFS
    I love these blog hops to see what is new
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

    Lagene said...

    Beautiful cards! The snowman is so cute!

    Ravengirl said...

    These are both fabulous cards! I am intrigued by the microfine glitter and your snowman card!

    Kay S said...

    Beautiful cards as always, Giovana! Love the snowman with the glitter coating!

    Gina said...

    Oh so beautiful. The micro glitter was the perfect touch. Also enjoyed listening to Third Day during my visit> ( my favorite band) !

    Thank you

    Betty Neville said...

    These are amazing Giovana - beautifully done!

    SueB said...

    Great coloring and I'd not noticed that t'riffic fleur de lis around before ... thanx for the inspiration, you enabler, you!
    - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

    Nancy said...

    I'm ooooohhhing and aaaaahhhhing over the microfine glitter! I can't wait for your tutorial. :-)

    The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

    two sweet cards tfs

    elizabeth said...

    Beautiful cards!

    Leslie Turner said...

    OMG! Love, love, love your cards! Love the glitter! They are gorgeous!

    Olga said...

    Cards are great!

    dre said...

    Your have amazing color, paper & design! Beautiful card!

    mescartes said...

    Beautiful cards !

    Carolina said...

    Ahhh, such sweet cards! Love thay bit of glitz on the first and love how that how all the yellow elements makes everything on the second card pop!

    Hope you have a great Friday!!!

    Golda said...

    Wow! Those are both fantastic! I love how you layered the image pieces on top of the fun cut out pieces.

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    I love your cards and especially the snowman one..which is perfect for the next winter season coming up so fast.

    Donna said...

    Both absolutely gorgeous, but that Snowman card is just WONDERFUL, so bright and cheery!!
    THANKS

    Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

    Ohhh great minds think alike in glittering up that adorable snowman! Love it!!

    Suzanne said...

    I love the "Home is where the heart is" cards. Great colors and background designs.

    Catherine Kraft said...

    Wonderful cards! Love your sparkly snowman and can hardly wait for the tutorial. Your shading is done so nicely.
    Blessings~

    foxy said...

    Fantastic! Love the snowman card.

    Donna said...

    fab cards! love your glittery snowman the best!

    orrjj said...

    Awesome Snowman card! Love it!

     
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