Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1

Hello my friends! Welcome to Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1. Today we have 4 wonderful sets to show you, they just were released last night, and now you are going to have lots of ideas on what to do with your new sets.
  • Stately Flowers and Make a Statement designed by Melanie Muenchinger.
  • Close Knit Friends Duo
  • Because of You Duo
Stately Flowers: This set has beautiful "State Flowers". I can't wait to get the one from Washington State :)  For my card I used the Flower from Colorado State and I hope you like it.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a couple of different Patterned Papers, distress and ink all edges and add stitches individually. Then add them to card base.
  • Stamp flower image on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Black Ink. Color image with Inktense Watercolor Pencils (love these pencils)
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Labels 10 Nestabilities.
  • Stamp sentiment on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Black Ink. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Fancy Tags Shapeabilities.
  • Add image and sentiment to card base.
  • Add pearls and StarDust Stickles to glower.
  • Cover flower with Crystal Lacquer.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory (Gina K. Designs), Watercolor Paper (LSS)
  • Paper: Gypsy Sisters Collections (KaiserCraft)
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Old Paper Distress (Ranger), Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent)
  • Embellishments: Pearls (GKD), StarDust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Labels 10 Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-Tape, Pop dots, Paper Distresser (CTMH), Sewing machine.

Make a "State"ment: This set has the perfect sayings and it's the perfect addition to Stately Flowers set.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from Sweet Corn CS (4" x 5.25"), add Patterned Paper panel and strip and add zig-zag stitches.
  • Tie on ribbon and add a brad. Secure bow with glue dot.
  • Add white doily paper piece to card.
  • Stamp sentiment on White CS, Die-cut piece with Circle Nestabilities. Mat this piece with a scallop circle from Sweet Corn CS. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp butterflies on White CS in Barn Door Distress Ink, add Clear Embossing Powder and set to heat. Create a 3D butterfly and adhere it to card. Add mini pearls.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Sweet Corn (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Hometown Summer Collection (Pink Paislee)
  • Ink: Barn Door Distress, Walnut Stain Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Mini Pearls, Doily (GKD), Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl Brad (American Crafts)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Glue dots, Scor-tape, Sewing machine.

Close Knit Friends Duo: I love the Vintage look of these card :) Makes me remember my grandma and her knitting basket :)

Directions:
  • Stamp image on White Cardstock. Color it with Copic Markers.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Fleur de Lis Square Dies.
  • Die-cut and emboss 2-piece of Sweet Corn CS using the biggest die from Fleur de Lis Squares Dies. Create a card using these 2 pieces.
  • Adhere a piece of Patterned Paper to front of card.
  • Adhere image.
  • Stamp sentiment on White CS in Vintage Photo Distress. Die-cut piece using Grommet Tags Shapeabilities.
  • Add silver brads to tag and adhere it to card with pop dots.
  • Add a couple of paper flowers.
Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Sweet Corn (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Nantucket Collection (Pink Paislee)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Silver brads, Paper flowers.
  • Accessories: Square nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Scor-tape.

Because of You Duo:

Directions:
  • Make card base from White cardstock. 5" square card.
  • Cut out  a panel from Silver CS and Patterned Paper. Add zig-zag stitches. Adhere it to card base.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of Silver CS with Scallop Circle Nestabilities.
  • Stamp image on White CS in Versamark Ink, add Black Embossing powder and heat it up.
  • Mat Scallop Circle and Circle together. Adhere it to card.
  • Add Red Rhinestones.
  • Make a double bow with bow-easy. Add a red paper flower and add it to card.
  • Inside: Cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere it to bottom part. Stamp sentiment on White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die-cut and emboss sentiment using Fancy Tags Two Shapeabilities.


Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Silver (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Tie the knot (Making Memories)
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments:Red Rhinestones, Silver Seam Binding Ribbon, Red Paper flowers.
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Two Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Glue dots, Black Embossing powder (Ranger), Embossing heat gun, 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 winGina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!
Have fun hopping!
Thanks for stopping by!

71 comments:

  1. OH my word. They are all so stunning.

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  2. So soft and pretty! All great!

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  3. Each one is gorgeous! I always love all your beautiful layering and stitching.

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  4. Gorgeous creations with the details - stitching, distressing, layering!

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  5. Giovana- all such beauties!!! Wonderful job- I am always in awe of your stitching!

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  6. These are fantastic Giovana!! I rally love how you put the butterfly with the moving sentiment, they are wanderers, for sure!! :)

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  7. Gorgeous Cards!!!! Lovely art work and beautiful designs!

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  8. Loved all of your cards. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. As always... FABULOUS job on these, Giovana!! Can't pic a fav!

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  10. Love your work and the inspiration. Thanks.

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  11. Gorgeous!!!! love them all, especially the columbine!

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  12. These are all absolutely breathtaking! The details you put into each card are perfectly placed! Love them all!

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  13. Each one of these is fantastic. You did a beautiful job on all.

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  14. Every one of these is beautiful, but I so love the dancers!!!!

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  15. Such beautiful cards - colors are great and beautiful detail on all!

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  16. You are incredibly talented, love the texture and stitching.

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  17. Wow just love them all, simply stunning!

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  18. Your cards are really something special. And each of the designs is so "separate" from the others. You definitely show a variety of shading, styles, techniques, etc. in these cards.

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  19. These all are very beautiful cards!

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  20. I really like these! That first one is great with the stitching and distressed edges. Also love the dies you layered with the close knit friends set, but I think my favorite is the dancers. The shading is so wonderful!

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  21. Exquisite Giovana! Can I come and watch how you do these, lol? You are incredibly talented!

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  22. Those are really beautiful cards. ^_^ I wish I have the money to buy those stamps.

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  23. I love the flower card the most out of this wonderful series of cards.

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  24. Giovana, your cards are always so beautiful!!!

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  25. All of your cards a gorgeous!!! Love the layouts.

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  26. wow how awesome is this your cards are Beautiful love the colors and the papers. this set of stamps are great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  27. You did it again, you made very gorgeous cards

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  28. Your projects are stunning. I love the second one, such bright colors and love the dimension on that butterfly.

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  29. Oh my, such a wonderful post filled with fantastic creations! I adore your style... I love the creations you have shown today... thanks for making your hop stop so much fun!
    hugs and blessings, from Australia,
    Pauline

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  30. Wow, really wonderful cards! Love the fabulous Columbine card. We have those up in the North Cascades. I see them when I go hiking!

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  31. Your good luck cards is gorgeous.

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  32. Such gorgeous cards. Love the different colors and designs that you have used for each one. Can't wait to see more.

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  33. Extremely beautiful cards, Giovana.

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  34. GORGEOUS cards! Love that crazy stitching! All are stunning!

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  35. Wow! I don't even know where to begin commenting as they are all fabulous.

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  36. These are really gorgeous! Love the Colorado one!

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  37. I always enjoy your work. Love the way you tucked the sentiment inside the card. Very nice.

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  38. They are such beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. Fantastic Giovana!! I always love your cards.

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  40. All of the cards are beautiful, Giovana! I really like the dancing couple card -- it is so pretty and elegant.

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  41. Beautifully done Giovana! As always!

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  42. Oh, I don't see my comment. Am having router troubles... I love your cards, always!

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  43. Very nice. Great detail. Great hop!

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  44. The details are outstanding on these. I don't think I'd use them for mass producing (ha), but for a special person they're perfect.

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  45. So lovely! Lots of details add up to simply LOVELY! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  46. wow... very talented. Love the card with the butterflies. thanks

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  47. Absolutely loved your silver card, especially the inside. thanks for sharing!

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  48. What a great shabby looking Colorado card Giovana....Awesome as always!

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  49. WOW!!! All your cards are gorgeous!

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  50. Gorgeous!! Absolutely amazing!

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  51. ....oh my gosh.. way to WOW us.. amazing
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  52. The card is elegantly made the stitching, ribbon and the butterfly is adorable.

    Print vip cards
    Transparent business cards

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  53. Super versatile sets with lovely images! It is so fun to see all the different projects they can make. Thanks for the inspiration!]



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Further proof that I need those fleur-de-lis die cuts!

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  55. Very pretty cards. Pretty papers, colors and layouts. I esp. like your flower and the couple cards.

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  56. Wow! Awesome card.
    Love it!
    Really stunning!

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  57. Great cards--my favorite is the butterfly card.

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  58. I love your cards. Can't pick a favorite. Superb use of dies!

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