Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1: Stately Flowers 3 & Mehndi Wishes

Hello my friends! Welcome to Day 1 of Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop. Today, we have 2 fantastic sets for you to enjoy and give you some ideas until you get yours :)
  • Stately Flowers 3: Illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger
  • Mehndi Wishes: Illustrated by  Rupa Shevde
Stately Flowers 3: Melanie has done it again! Her set is fantastic. For my card I tried the the Center Step Card Technique. It is very easy and a lot of fun.

Directions:
  • Create your Center Step Card from White Cardstock.
  • Mat Innocent Pink CS and Patterned Paper from Butterfly Garden Collection (Pink Paislee). Add stitches and adhere them to the different panels.
  • Stamp image (twice) on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color it with Copic Markers. Cut out the second image, cut over the lines of the petals and bend it a little bit. Add layer image to main image.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Mat image with a Scallop Circle Die piece from Innocent Pink CS.
  • Add image to card with Large Pop Dots.
  • Add pearls and Dark Pink Lace Ribbon Tape.


Mehndi Wishes: I have to confess I did a little bit of homework with this set. I searched online to find out what Mehndi means and I found so many beautiful images. After that little lesson, I decided to create this card. Lots and lots of White Liquid Pearls :)

Directions:
  • Make a card base from Black Onyx CS. 5" square.
  • Cut a square piece of Red Hot CS. Cut it diagonally, and cut that piece in half.
  • Repeat the same with Patterned Paper from True Love Collection (Echo Park Paper).
  • Mat CS and PP and adhere pieces to card base. Add White Liquid Pearls in every side. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp image on White CS in Red Barn Distress Ink. Stamp sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil piece with Oval Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of Beaded Oval Nestabilities in Ivory CS.
  • Mat pieces together with Large Pop Dots.
  • Add Mini gold nail heads to beaded piece.
  • Make a bow with Red Organdy Ribbon. Adhere to card with Glue dots.

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 a winner from all the comments who will win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual pre-cut images!

Hope you like my cards!
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by.

87 comments:

catdidit said...

So stunning G! I love the coloring of the Magnolia on the first one and the design on the 2nd one is rocking!

alex said...

Wow what beautiful cards, love them both, but the way you have created the flower on the first is amazing :-)

Alina said...

Lovely cards! Wonderful stamp release!

Melanie said...

Wowee, that shaped card just rock!! Cut panels are just stunning and I love the peachy pink petals and dimension!

Lori said...

Such beauties Giovana!!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, as always, Giovana! Love your fabulous layering.

Olga said...

Well done! Very beautiful cards!

Teri said...

Both gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful couple of projects! nice 3d'ing~

Tami B. said...

The magnolia card is beautiful and my mind hurts just thinking about all those little pearl dots you did on the second one. 2 great cards!

Judy I said...

Both cards are stunning. I love the way you colored the magnolia. The layout for the Mehndi horse is wonderful.

--Marcy said...

Such details! I would be dizzy from making all those dots! First card is so very lovely, love the dimension you created!

shari said...

Awesome step card. Thanks.

Nanette said...

Wow...gorgeous as always! I love your colors and extra bling.

Becky said...

These are gorgeous Giovana, wonderful designs and beautiful details.

sprgstn16 said...

Oh my...that flower easel card is just absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

lovely cards. love the liquid pearls

glim said...

Wow, beautiful cards, love them both. All those extra embellishments and the layers just gives the cards so much depth.

karen prosser said...

Absolutely beautiful...thanks for sharing...

StampnInkLady said...

Both cards are gorgeous Giovana! Love the Magnolia Center step card! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Lori

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Beautiful cards Giovana!! Hurry Mr Mailman and get my stamp sets to me :D

Rhonda Miller said...

What gorgeous cards. I love the layouts and colors you've used. TFS.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very lovely cards ^_^

Dorothy E said...

Very nice!

AJ said...

love how you left the horse uncolored Giovana! great cards!

Gvendalen said...

so elegant cards!

Julie said...

Gorgeous cards. Love how you popped the images.

Lenoria said...

I really like both your cards! The pink magnolia and the design on the first card is my favorite!

elizabeth said...

The dimension on the first card is amazing! And the colors on the second one are just stunning. Beautiful works of art.

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome Cards I love Love the stair step card the way you have layered and the colors and papers you chose are the best. the Stitching is Beautiful and your Bling adds tha tpop factor. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some cool stamps.
abbraddock@msn.com

Cherie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love the beautiful shades of pink in your flower. Love the way you used the background to make the horse stand out.

Sandy said...

So pretty!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! Such great detail and layering!

Kris said...

Wowsers! What a gorgeous first card! Simply stunning! Love them both! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Georgia said...

OMG! Love the cards.

SusanMV said...

WOW, your Mendhi card is perfect, love the color

Jackie said...

Nice cards, love the bold colors and print. TFS :)

Pat Jandacek said...

Your cards are gorgeous. The design of your mehndi card couldn't be more appropriate!

Ravengirl said...

Giovana, these are both quite lovely! The liquid pearls are the perfect accent with that set. And Melanie's magnolia works wonderfully on the center step card.

Miesje said...

Fell in love with the Magnolia on your card last night - the second one is wonderfully colorful!

Susan Sieracki said...

Two equally beautiful cards, but totally different. The Stately Flowers card was simply beautiful. The Mehndi Wishes card was a work of art. I can't imagine how long it took you to put all those liquid pearl dots.

Riette said...

As usual I LOVE your cards. The dimension on the flower is stunning and the Mehndi card is amazing!! I LOVE the liquid pearls and the COLORS!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like how you layered the flower.

KonaRose said...

Giovana, your cards are way to advanced for me to case but I think I can try some of the ideas on your Mehndi card! It is wild pretty. And I might try cutting out flowers (I think I can...)

Jennie said...

Love the colors and popped up design on the Magnolia card and love how you did the Mehndi one.

marie said...

OOHHHHH! what a gorgeous job loving it what a great inspirations you have given me

Denise E. said...

The magnolia card is so elegant.

Jai Holland said...

Great cards. TFS,

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! our step card is GORGEOUS! and I love the bold black red & white horse card!

Lynn B. said...

Wow! Talk about labor intensive! But you sure can't argue with the results. GORGEOUS! What are the gold things that you used for the center of the magnolia? I read your instructions but couldn't find where you mentioned those.

Monica said...

Beautiful cards- love all the dimension and bling.

Angie said...

just gourgeous love both your cards Giovana! Great coloring and paper patern. Just love them.

Trisha said...

Your cards are both absolutely stunning. Love how you fussy cut and raised the magnolia. Gorgeous. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Donna Phelan said...

OMGoodness, you are crazy patient! Love your cards, that 2nd one must have taken some time to create, it is beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards you created are just gorgeous but the flower one with the upraised petals really catches my eye. Beautiful coloring you did on it as well.

lindagrady said...

Awesome floral card; such a pretty image. The 2nd card is great, too; love the colors and paper used.

zehra said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I love the colors, so awesome.

Sunny1972 said...

The flower card with the decoupage is stunning love the stepper! But the mehNdi stamp card is beautiful! It's striking and love the way you used the backing papers!!!

Gayle said...

You are amazing Giovana. The total amount of details in your cards is breathtaking. Love Love Love them.

pamselinski said...

Stunning cards especially the magnolia card. Your cards are always a step up and so amazing

Golda said...

I love the layouts of both your cards! Wonderful work!

Jo4Him said...

Gorgeous cards, particularly the magnolia card-it is stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Winget said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Just don't know how else to describe these cards.

Betty Neville said...

Amazing cards Giovana! Beautifully done!

Pati said...

Beautiful magnolia! Love your coloring of the flower and how you popped it out, lifelike!

naneruth said...

Wonderful colors, love them both!

FrancineB said...

Gorgeous! You attention to detail is amazing.

Sandy said...

OOH EEH these cards are spectacular!!!!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful work on both cards, but the magnolia is stunning!

stamper said...

Very pretty. Especially like the magnolia card.

calamity jane said...

I've never seen a step card before and yours totally amazed me!!! I'm going to have to learn more about them...not that I'd do anything as beautiful as you did!!! Pur inspiration!!

Donna said...

Absolutely terrific cards Giovana, superb work, I always love your work, so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Donna

Jennifer said...

All gorgeous examples! love the stitching and I appreciate your music! Hugs, Jennifer

ibalady said...

wow! i thought that those images were for hanna tattoos, which i thought meant browns. i guesss not. .hehe I love the bright colors. thanks for sharing

naoompje said...

Love the cards you have made.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous cards.

Debbie Rogers said...

Both cards are awesome Giovana but that Magnolia...WOW!

Caryn S said...

What you did with the magnolia is fantastic! I also really like the damask paper you chose to offset the mendhi stamp, it's perfect!

Making Jesus Famous said...

Gorgeous....I love your color combos and you are also mega-talented! :)

Designs By Sky said...

WoW! love the cards. TFS

Aixa M. said...

RIch and beautiful!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! I am so glad I hopped! Even if it was a day late - these cards are MAGNIFICENT Giovana! I love you shading and the dimension & sparkle you added to your Magnolia card and LOVE that cute Mehndi horse (my favorite image in that set( with all the pretty copper domes framing it - just spectacular!

Susan said...

I had never heard of the Center Step technique. Lovely. thanks for sharing!

Oneofakind said...

I have the stately flowers on my wish list. I cannot get enough of the DT's inspiration with them. Love the new Mendhi set also.

Donna Baker said...

wonderful cards as usual! My favorite is your magnolia, beautifully colored, wow!!

CraftyMomFL said...

these cards are so beautiful - just love your style

CTgirl said...

Oh wow, these cards are fab! Thanks for the inspiration!

 
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