01 June 2011

Gina K. Designs May Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3: Elegant Elements and By The Sea

Hello! Welcome to Gina K. Designs May Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3, today we are showcasing Elegant Elements, this is the new Free with 3 and By The Sea illustrated by Theresa Momber.

Elegant Elements Set: This set you will get for free if you purchase 3 sets. The images in this set are fantastic.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ocean Mist CS.
  • Cut a piece of PP (Springtime by Echo Park Paper), ink all edges and mat it with a piece of White CS. Add stitches and adhere it to card.
  • Stamp images on White CS in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, die-cut images with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut Eyelet Circles shapes in White CS, mat previous pieces with foam tape.
  • Adhere images to card. Add pearls.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ocean Mist, White (GKD)
  • Paper: Springtime (Echo Park Paper)
  • Stamps: Elegant Elements, sentiment from Vintage Chic StampTV Kit (GKD)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Pearls (GKD)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Eyelet Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), foam tape, Scor-tape, Sewing machine.
By the sea: This set is perfect for masculine cards :) I made a Father's Day card with this set. I am using the sketch from CPS.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Kraft CS.
  • Emboss 2 pieces of Ocean Mist CS with Seeing Spots embossing folder. Ink all edges.
  • Mat the biggest piece of Ocean Mist with Ivory CS, and add stitches.
  • Mat smallest piece of Ocean Mist CS with Kraft CS, add stitches as well. Stamp sentiment .
  • Put together pieces and tie on jute twine. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp image on Ivory CS in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Die-cut, emboss and stencil piece with Rectangle Nestabilities. Add silver brads and adhere it to card with foam tape.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Ivory, Ocean Mist (GKD)
  • Stamps: By The Sea (GKD)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Jute twine (GKD), Silver brads (JoAnn's)
  • Accessories: Seeing Spots embossing folder, Rectangle Nestabilities, Scor-tape, Foam tape, Sewing machine
All the products in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Ready for more inspiration? Check out the DT blogs listed below, don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win too!!


  • Gina K

  • Melanie Muenchinger

  • Michelle Woerner

  • Sharon Harnist

  • Suzanne Dean

  • Theresa Momber

  • Tina Gilliland

  • Vicki Dutcher

  • AJ Otto

  • Carolina Buchting

  • Cathy Tidwell

  • Colleen Schaan

  • Donna Baker

  • Giovana Smith

  • Janice Whiting

  • Jennie Harper

  • Jimmi Mayo

  • Lee Murphy


  • Have fun hopping!
    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    61 comments:

    1. Such an elegant design on the Elements card and great embossing on your By the Sea card!

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    2. You sure know how to inspire! Great examples - the sewing is so perfect!

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    3. I'm loving the By the Sea set! Lots of great images!

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    4. FABULOUS colors on both!!! Your stitching is lovely!

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    5. perfect distressing on the edges! And just love your design on the first one, awesome with the circles like that! the ones with the holes...forget what they are called, haha!

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    6. What elegant cards. Gorgeous color combo.

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    7. These are both so pretty! Love the color choices, so tranquel and calming. You highlight the stamp sets so beautifully!

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    8. As always wonderful cards love those colors together.

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    9. Your cards just take my breath away! Beautiful job on both!!

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    10. tooooo pretty in those gorgeous colors. thx

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    11. Both cards are very will done but \I really like how the second one turned out. Great inspiration!

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    12. Beautiful cards, I love the colors and the design.

      Carol B
      ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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    13. These are so absolutely beautiful!!!!
      Love what you do.

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    14. Your sewing is always so perfect- I haven't had much luck. Not sure if user error or my machine-LOL. Your cards so breathtaking!

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    15. As always I just love the simplicity and elegance of your cards! and I might just have to start practising with my sewing machine (which I don't really know how to use on fabric anyway)

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    16. Beautiful work! I love how clean the elements card is, and I adore that pelican. The layers are perfect and partial embossing of the top panel is so smart! ♥ky

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    17. Great cards Giovana. I love the color combination you use, it was the perfect back drop for the stamps.

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    18. WOW, Giovana! Typically I would gravitate to the beach themed cards, but both of your cards are just plain GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE them both equally! They are FABULOUS!!!!!

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    19. Giovana you are such a "Card Queen"...both are absolutely stunning!

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    20. Love all the dimension and color as well as design on these cards. Both are beautiful.
      Marcie

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    21. Love that seagull card. Thanks for the inspiration!
      SouthernMrs
      at verizon
      dot net

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    22. Your cards look wonderful! Your attention to detail is evident!

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    23. Both cards are simply sensational. I love watching pelicans rooosting on the piers.

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    24. Both cards are incredible! You really add "elegant" to the elegant designs and your embossing on the "by the sea card" is fabulous. Love the layers.

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    25. great cards! I like the embossed background under the pelican and the medallions look great popped up.
      Thanks for sharing! :)

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    26. As usual, you have outdone yourself, just awesome, ELEGANT, you always make all these sets looks so elegant. Your stitching is so smooth looking, and the colors you use are always awesome.
      GREAT WORK!!

      Thanks
      Donna Przy.....

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    27. Love the colors you used in both cards. So nice.

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    28. Your cards are just spectacular! Great job!

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    29. Great cards, Giovanna. The Elegant Elements card is striking!

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    30. Nice color combo on both cards!

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    31. i really like the colors of the elegant elements card. by the way i love stopping by your site with the music -- nice touch but i never mentioned it before.

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    32. These are both wonderful cards! Hmm - think I will have to order another set! Love your stitching!

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    33. Gorgeous cards. Love the colors!
      Thanks for sharing.

      Blessings, Pat

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    34. Beautiful ideas! Love the dies used for behind the circles.

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    35. Your choice of brown and turquoise for both cards is beautiful. I love the repeated elements of the first card. The second card works so well with the embossed background.

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    36. I love your color palette on these cards Giovana. Something about the combination of your sponging and stitching always looks so stunning together. Thanks for reminding us that Theresa's images are so lovely that they looks terrific on their own in outline form (for me the temptation to color things in is too strong, LOL, but your crane looks FABULOUS!)

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    37. Beautifully elegant cards. I aim to learn how to make cards with such elegance. The sewing and the distressing makes the paper look like leather. Love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    38. Beautiful!!! The distressing works so well on that color!

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    39. As always, your cards are absolutley GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win some goodies!!!

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    40. Both of your cards are just gorgeous. I am going to have to stay off the computer for awhile so I can try to case some of your lovely designs. TFS

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    41. Hi Giovana! Beautiful cards!! I love the colour combo of both cards and they are gorgeous!

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    42. The elegant elements card is fantastic. Beautiful cards.

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    43. Your Father's Day card is really great. That set does lend itself to making great masculine cards.

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    44. Loving the brown and turquoise combo on these and the classic forms you've used. Awesome!

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    45. These are beautiful Giovana! Lovely layouts and color combo!

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    46. What great cards! I really enjoyed getting the chance to see them.

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    47. So pretty and delicate in the soft colors and with the stitching!

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    48. Your cards are just so beautiful. Very inspirational indeed. TFS

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    49. Awesome cards! TFS!

      Kris in Alaska
      funamom at yahoo dot com

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    50. Just stunning - love the color schemes you used and the layouts are just perfect to show off the images of these wonderful sets.

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    51. OMG what a wonderful combination of colors and stamps. Love the sticking especially.

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    52. Absolutely divine what you created!

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    53. Gorgeous. I LOVE your colors
      Trish
      krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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    54. Very nice and simple cards! Love the colors together!

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    55. Great embossing and masculine cards!

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