06 June 2010

Gina K. Botanicals Blog Hop.

Hello and welcome to another Gina K. Blog Hop! Tonight we are featuring the new Botanicals stamp set with a special technique themed blog hop event! I worked on these two techniques I love: Distressing and Sewing.
So, for tonight I made 3 cards using these 2 techniques, shall we start?

Happy for you Card: I stamped the BG image (love this one!) onto a piece of Kraft CS in Memento Rich Cocoa. I matted this with a piece of Red Hot CS. I added on top a piece of Fresh Asparagus, then torn apart. I stamped the flowers in White CS in Real Red Ink. The I added some straight stitches, 2 gold brads and some Jute twine. The card base is White.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Red Hot, Fresh Asparagus, Kraft (all Gina K)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Real Red (SU), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger).
Embellishments: Gold brads, Jute twine.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Foam tape, Dauber sponge.

Thank you Card: I started this card with a piece of Chocolate Brown. I stamped the BG in Antique Linen Distress and leaves in Peeled Paint Distress onto a piece of Ivory CS. I matted this with a piece of Fresh Asparagus, stitched them together and distressed the borders. I stamped the sentiment in a piece of Sweet Corn CS in Memento Rich Cocoa, sponged the borders, finally I added some Green Lime Ribbon. Just add a piece of Scor-Tape and fold your ribbon! VOILA! I added a button and some Jute twine.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Chocolate Brown, Ivory, Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Corn. (All Gina K)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko).
Embellishments: Button (from Holiday Assorted Collection), Jute Twine.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Mini glue dots, Scor-Tape, Dauber sponge.

Wishing you Card: I started my card with a piece of Fresh Asparagus CS. I stamped the images in Crushed Curry and Peeled Paint Ink onto a piece of Ivory CS. I distressed and sponged the borders, then added some Chocolate Brown on the top and bottom part. I stamped the sentiment in a piece of Sweet Corn CS in Memento Rich Cocoa, I sponged the borders, then I added some straight stitches. Finally I added some Gold brads. Final size card is 4 ¼" x 7 ¾".

Card recipe:
Card Stock: Fresh Asparagus, Chocolate Brown, Ivory, Sweet Corn (All Gina K.)
Ink: Crushed Curry (SU), Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger).
Embellishments: Gold Brads.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Dauber sponge, Foam tape, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Hope you like them! Which one is your favorite?
Your comments are always appreciated.

Now, please visit these designer's blogs for their project using a variety of techniques all made with the Botanicals stamp set:

Then, for even more samples with the Botanicals stamp set, visit the StampTV gallery here: botanicals. To view more information about the free card kit that is included with the purchase of the Botanicals stamp set, click here.

Have fun blog hopping!!


  1. Wow, Giovana.....You've been a busy lady! These are GORGEOUS.

  2. WOW~ you went all out! Great distressing - love the 3rd one a lot!

  3. Super torn window effect! The stitching & distressing are both so beautifully presented!


  4. Great cards! Your green ribbon is dynamite!

  5. Love them all, but if I have to choose I guess the first one "Happy for You" is my favorite. Very creative, these gave me some great ideas!! Glad I bought this set, I'm getting lots of good ideas from these blogs!!
    Thank you sooooo much......

  6. Giovana your cards are all so beautiful!!! Love the colors! I really like how you tore the opening on the first one, I need to try that.

  7. Oh fabulously lovely!!! That design with the distressing and the sewing is just amazing!!

  8. I love all your creative ideas and great cards, especially the torn window. FAB!

  9. These are gorgeous, Giovana.

  10. They are all totally gorgeous! You have the sewing down pat!

  11. All three cards are gorgeous, Giovana! I love the color combos and distressing! Especially like the torn frame! Great job!

  12. Wow, these are all so GORGEOUS! :)

  13. thanks for sharing and for being a homeschooling mom

  14. Giovana,
    Your cards are always beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  15. these are all so beautiful, giovanna.
    thanks for sharing. :)

  16. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the distessing you did on your paper edges.

  17. Oh my gosh, Giovana! They are simply stunning - all of them, Giovana! LOVE them each so much! Thank you so much for hopping with us!!!!

  18. please, please tell me how to make the edges on the first card in this post. I have wanted to know how and I dont. please. please. my email is hcdooley at yahoo dot com. These are beautiful cards, all of them. I would love to know how to do that. Thanks!
    HUGS~ Helen

  19. WOW! all 3 cards are just delightful! I love your sponging, the layouts and the different colors you used as well as all the techniques!

  20. Stunning cards Giovana! I always love your layouts and your embellishments! Can't even pick a favorite because I love all of them!