04 June 2012

Gina K. Designs May Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: Under the Sea & Enjoy the Journey


The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Under the Sea: Beautiful set illustrated by Theresa Momber. I had a lot of fun creating this card. I used my forgotten Cricut Machine to cut the fish bowl shape card.

Directions:
  • Cut fish bowl shape using "Create a Critter" cartridge and Cricut Machine. Size card is 6" x 5.5"
  • Cut Water and sand layers as well using same cartridge. 
  • The water layer was cut in White CS, I sponged it using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks.
  • The sand layer was cut in Sweet Mango CS and sponged using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.
  • The algae images were stamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
  • The star fish images were stamped in Bashed Corduroy Distress Ink and colored them with Copic Markers.
  • The clown fish were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers.
  • The bubbles were made with Crystal Lacquer,
  • Created a double bow using the Bow-Easy.



Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Sweet Mango (GKD)
  • Ink: Tumbles Glass Distress, Broken China Distress, Vintage Photo Distress, Walnut Stain Distress, Peeled paint Distress, Stormy Sky Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Turquoise Striped (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Crystal Lacquer, Pop dots, Sponges, Cricut, Create a Critter cartridge.
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Enjoy the Journey: This is a beautiful set illustrated by Rupa Shevde. I was in aVintage kind of mood, so I created this card. The beautiful White Lace Ribbon is very old, I found a toll of 20 yards on a thrift store for only .25 cents!! You never know all the treasures you can find there :)

Directions:
  • Make card from Sand Cardstock.
  • Cut a couple of big panels from Patterned Paper, add also a strip piece on top and lace at bottom. Ink all edges and add straight and zig-zag stitches.
  • Stamp sentiments and image on Patterned paper in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Create a double bow with Bow-Easy, add a paper flower and adhere it to card.
  • Add stickles on map.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Sand (GKD)
  • Paper: Tutu Dots & Weekend Market (Bo Bunny)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), White Lace Ribbon, Seam Binding Ribbon (etsy), Yellow Paper Flower (Recollections)
  • Accessories: Scor-tape,  Sewing machine, Heat glue gun.

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Thanks for stopping by!

86 comments:

  1. Stunning cards, Giovana! I LOVE that shaped fish bowl card. Fabulous!

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  2. Wow how Gorgeous. Love the colors and the layering and fish bowl are Awesome. Super Fantastic. just looks so Real thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  3. I just love that aquarium!

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  4. I REALLY love the fish bowl. That's great!

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  5. Very nice! Like the way you did the fish bowl.
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  6. Oh my goodness!! That fishbowl is just the CUTEST thing!!

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  7. no way!!!?? A fish bowl card!!!! LOVE IT!!!!! sooooo soooo cute!!!! and that second travel card! stunning!! gorgeous work you do!!!

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  8. Awesome cards!
    Love the fish bowl!

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  9. The fish bowl is delightfully done! Love it! The travel card is one that could be sent to either male or female, with or without the bow and flower. Great cards!

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  10. that fish bowl card is so stinkin cute!!

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  11. Gorgeous card
    Love the fish bowl shaped card
    Thank you
    ColleenB.

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  12. So clever! Love that fishbowl! I love all your stitching, layering and the papers you chose for the Journey card!

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  13. I LOVE both of your cards! The fish are cute and the bowl was cool! The other card is so nice to look at! The stitching on it is amazing, I just like looking at it, it's a real keeper!

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  14. wonderful cards again and again. The fish bowl is special for you lucky folks that have a cricuit machine.

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  15. Both are beautiful Giovana!! Love the different styles!!

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  16. Great cards! Such a cute design with the fishbowl card - very original!
    And the travel card is so pretty with the soft colors!

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  17. Fantastic cards..as always! Ilove the details in your "will miss you" card.

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  18. You have gone over the top with your fishbowl card...FABULOUS!!! This is so cute! I love all the embellishments you have added to each card too! Beautiful!

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  19. Your fish bowl is ADORABLE! I don't have a Cricut but I know there are so many things you can do with them. I also like your "travel" card.....perfect paper!

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  20. Beautiful cards Giovana... your travel card is just stunning!

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  21. Outstanding job on both cards! The fish bowl is way too cute. Loved the vintage journey card also. Thanks!

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  22. Lovely travel card and I like the fishbowl shape of the first card.

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  23. Wow! I love that shaped fish bowl card. But the card you used with the Enjoy the Journey set is fantastic. Awesome work!

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  24. Both cards are very clever in their design. Your work is excellent!

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  25. Your cards are always done with so many details which makes them very appealing to look at. I love your work!!!!!

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  26. Totally love the fish bowl! WOWZERS!! your travel card is jaw dropping GORGEOUS!

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  27. Wow another reason to use my create a critter cartridge

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  28. Absolutely love your fishbowl and I am not a huge fan of fish in general. Also love your feminine travel card. TFS!

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  29. Fish bowl was a great idea! I love the other card too. Very pretty. Regina

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  30. Your fishbowl card is adorable. Super job!

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  31. Beautiful cards! Love that fishbowl!

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  32. Two wonderful cards! Love the layers on the travel card and the stickles on the land portion of the globe! Fantastic shape card for the fish!

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  33. Two wonderful cards! Love the layers on the travel card and the stickles on the land portion of the globe! Fantastic shape card for the fish!

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  34. I love those cards ^-^. I wish I had the money to buy that 'Under The Sea'-stampset. It would go very nice with all my mermaid-stamps.

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  35. Wow! I love the fish bowl! So clever and perfect!!

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  36. Oh my gosh! I LOVE the fishbowl card! Too cute and creative! The vintage look on the travel card is gorgeous.

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  37. Beautiful cards, as always. Love the shaped card and the vintage look of the second card.

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  38. So gorgeous! Love, live the fish bowl!!! How pretty is the travel card....what a great showcase!

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  39. These cards are beautiful! The fish bowl card is such a cute idea! I just love it!

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  40. Wow!, these cards are both so pretty . I don't know which one I like better.

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  41. Beautiful job on both cards, love the fish bowl! TFS!

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  42. Love your cards. The fishbowl is awesome.

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  43. Great idea for the Under the Sea stamps-our own fish bowl.The travel card is gorgeous. Thanks

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  44. Love the fish bowl. Thinking in the bowl became thinking out of the box. Good work.

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  45. What a great fishbowl/card!! I love seeing unique shapes! Both cards are just sooooo beautiful!

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  46. love the fish bowl!!! The journey one is cute too.

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  47. Both cards are great! But, that fish bowl is AWESOME!

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  48. Wow love the fish bowl so much, and your sewing and the vintage feel on the journey card is beautiful :-)

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  49. I love your cards!! The fish bowl is so cute!!

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  50. Oh I just love the fishbowl! It is so pretty! (I had thought that I could resist this set.but now I am not so sure! LOL

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  51. Now that fishbowl is the cutest design I have ever seen!!!! How CREATIVE!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  52. Amazing cards! Love the fish bowl and the 2nd one is fabulous too! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  53. Gorgeous cards, Giovana! Love, love the fishbowl, beautiful colouring. TFS.

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  54. That fishbowl is awesome. And I love the clear bubbles in it. I also enjoy the way you juxtaposed the feminine lace with the more masculine feel of your travel card. Great job, Giovana!

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  55. Those are both fantastic! Absolutely love your shaped fishbowl.

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  56. Wow! What a fun hop, loads of great projects and wonderful inspiration. Thanks!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. These are amazing! Love your "fish bowl" and your vintage card is so gorgeous!

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  58. Great job! Love the fish bowl idea.

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  59. Your fishbowl card is just FABULOUS, so unique and clever. I love how the strip on the top portion of your journey card looks like worn leather, gives it a nice "round the world" feeling! :)

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  60. Wow love the fishbowl card and the vintage travel card as well.

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  61. loving both cards....the fishbowl is my favorite!!!!! thanks for sharing!!!!
    massey1982@aol,com

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  62. I LOVE the shaped card - it's beautifully done. The travel card is a beauty, too, and so completely different. TFS your many talents.

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  63. Your fish bowl card is so clever and cute! Love the added lace on the 2nd card -- awesome samples!

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  64. Love the fun fish bowl shape and the glittering land on your globe!

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  65. I saw you fish bowl card and smiled it's too cute. The composition of your globe card is beautiful.

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  66. The fish aquarium card is so clever! Especially with the realistic fish!

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  67. You are brilliant, Giovana! Both cards are beautiful, the fish bowl is so creative.

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  68. LOVE your fishbowl and then the transition to the earthy, distress collage of the travel card. Great techniques!

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  69. The fishbowl card is glorious,it made me smile.
    Your Vintage take on the Journey is lovely

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  70. Love the fish bowl. That stamp set would be so much fun to have. Your vintage card is lovely.

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  71. Your cards are phenomenal! Love the fishbowl especially!

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  72. Cute fish bowl card! And love the paper on the other card too! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  73. Giovana, your travel card looks like an antique card. And I love your fish bowl card. It looks so
    real! I always love what you make!

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  74. Love the soft, feminine journey card. But that fish bowl card is Aaaaaaaaaamazing!!!!

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  75. Wow what great cards...love the fish bowl one the best.

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  76. That fishbowl is just too cute!

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  77. Love the fishbowl! Wow! Great cards.

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  78. Oh Giovanna! These cards are absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing them.

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  79. What a cool fishbowl! Awesome. Love the travel card too.

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  80. Absolutley great. Love the fishbowl and the travel card is awesome.

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  81. Awesome cards Giovana. Especially love the fish bowl! So cretive! Pretty and fun images!

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