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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gina K Designs May Inspiration Hop Day 3





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!! We have lots to see today so let's get started...


For my design today I usually start out with my DP and then decide on a coordinating card stock, embellishments, etc.  But as I was doing this one.. I looked at these awesome flowers and decided I wanted to do them in soft pastels.  So... instead of following my usual process, I stamped the flowers on Pure Luxury layering weight White after I used the Memento Markers to color them.  THEN.... I thought they really looked soft and like a water coloring.

So I just rounded the corners and mounted it on my card.  I just LOVE how soft, CAS and sweet this looks to me.  I just couldn't bring myself to do anything further to it!  Really... I think it's just a clean fresh card.  Hope you like it too!

There was a time when I would get freaked out thinking of using a set with NO images.  NOT anymore!!  I actually kind of welcome a set where the sentiment is the focal point.

My card today was created using Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender card stock as a base.  I layered on some Vibrant Violet and some of the yummy GK Patterned Paper Packs, "Parisian Garden"... one of my FAVS!  I then used my Circle Nestabilities to cut out the middle.  I use two sizes next to each other so I could cut the Vibrant Violet bordering circle as well.  And, of course, I added my sentiment on the inside which now can be seen from the front and is my focal point! 




It was not hard for me to decide which image I wanted to work with from this set.  As a kid I bet I went through hundreds of these wonderful little windmills. LOL  I just loved them! And the brighter and flashy they were, the better! LOL

My card base is Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry.  I layered on some Grass Green then some DP from my stash.  I stamped my windmills onto some Lemon Drop and then paper pieced the windmill.  On the inner folds I added a little Diamond Stickles to the mix and a self-adhesive nail head to the middles.  Passionate Pink borders my sentiment which was stamped on White.

Yep... I still love seeing these in the stores and when my kids would get one... I'd HAVE to hold it a bit and wave it a few times. LOL  Nothing wrong with always keeping part of the "kid" in yourself!! 


Now check out all the amazing designs and inspiration from the Design Team:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration hops!!

Have a great Tuesday!!! *HUGS*



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79 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Tina, these are so pretty! Love the soft pastels on the first card!

crafty1964 said...

So pretty! The flowers on the first card are so "springy". Is that even a word?..LOL

Teri said...

Totally gorgeous!!!

heidi @ ggip said...

So pretty! TFS!

Parker said...

Your "Hello Sunshine" card made my artistic heart skip a beat. The colors are so welcoming, and the CAS doesn't hurt a bit during a time crunch.

Donna said...

I love the first card for the simplicity and lovely colors; the second for all the bling and wonderful sentiment; and the third because it's just so fun!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Tina this is Beautiful love the soft colors on the first. and the layering of the other is Awesome. love the added Bling it gives that special Touch. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Deb said...

Great cards, Tina! I really love that first one...such gorgeous colors!

Lee Reed said...

These cards have such great dimension to them. Even your simple "Hello Sunshine" sample has depth.

Tami B. said...

All 3 of these are wonderful. I love the colors of the first one, so pretty!

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty cards...love the popped panel on the 1st and the flower on the 2nd.

Glenda said...

Beautiful!!!

Marie-José B said...

Great cards!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! Love the soft pastels on the first one - they do look like watercolors!

Patricia said...

The birthday card is so beautiful! I would love to receive this card. The pinwheel card is so whimsical! Great job!

Debbie Bradford said...

You used such vibrant colors that really cath the eye. Love the design of the cards.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

love all 3, especially the pastels and CAS design on the first one.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards you made. ^_^

Olga said...

They are so beautiful and colorful!Well done!

Carol said...

I love all your cards, but the middle one with the roses is just stunning! SO pretty! Thank you for showing it off!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all your cards but what really caught my eye was the beautiful garden of blooms you did on the first card. So filled with cheer and beauty!

rossi73 said...

The pastels are so very pretty and I love how you let them shine on their own!

rossi73 said...

The pastels are so very pretty and I love how you let them shine on their own!

Carolyn King said...

So pretty Tina! LOVIN the happy pinwheeel card. Totally makes me smile!

catdidit said...

gorgeous creations Tina! Love that pastel one, the first one especially!

TammieRD said...

Tina I know how you feel b/c I still new to this paper crafting world. But
I love your cards. Thanks

windinstarsranch said...

Your watercolor card is lovely and just perfect the way it is. I would love to receive it myself. I guess I will have to make one or at least try to imitate it. Thanks for the inspiration.

AJ said...

very pretty cards Tina!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love your pinwheel card.

Keri said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Natalie said...

Loved the sweetness of the first card, but thought "oh wow!" on the floral purple card.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Such cheery and fun cards

Divinity said...

oh i love these! very beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

Such pretty cards today! I love the fun paper pieced pinwheels too!

Joyce T. said...

these are awesome. They're my fav's so far in the hop....not the others weren't over the top too!

Mary said...

Tina your cards are special so very soft and pretty

Linda R. said...

Wow! I just love your cards. I esp. like the pastels in the first card. Very pretty!

Lisa said...

Love the vibrant colors used, as well as the soft pastels. Pretty!

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards!

Lynn B. said...

As always, your cards are all amazing, Tina. I particularly love the first one with the soft pastel water color look. But then I look at the other two and I love them too.

Ruby said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments on my wedding photos. I truly will hold what you said because it was just beautiful.

Such a fab selection of cards, especially your first one, it's so soft and delicate.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Tina - How gorgeous is that purple card!! You go Bling Lady! :)

Jan Castle said...

BEAUTIFUL! Just stunning!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

terri feierabend said...

I like how different each card is..simple, elegant, and fun.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the bright cards, Tina.

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--I like the fun polka dots on the last card.

elizabeth said...

Love these, those pinwheels are so adorable.

Golda said...

What pretty cards! I love all of them and they are all so different.

Carol said...

Great projects! I love seeing the new releases in action!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

carmen said...

love your cards!!!!!!
massey1982@aol.com

Regina said...

Love the pastels you used. Pinwheels are always so much fun. Makes you feel young again! Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Tina - how fun and spring-y your colors are on these cards! I esp love your first one - looks like a multi color garden, so cheerful!

Donna Phelan said...

Love the pretty little pastel flowers, so dainty! Your birthday card is GORGEOUS, those colors look AWESOME! And your pinwheel card is just so fun, great bright cheery colors! Well done!

naneruth said...

Beautifully done!

MyAuntKath said...

I just love your crda! I don't know which I like the most. The floral one is awesome!

Penny said...

Tina, how do you have time to make all these cool cards? I thought you were too busy reading. Bwaaaahahahaha! Sorry, just couldn't resist! After last night in the CMC chat room I decided you are a wackadoodle, but of the first order! ;^)
I love all three cards, but my favorite is the second one! It is just beautifully done and without an image! Who would have thunk? :^)
Hugs,
Penny

janet said...

Love the watercolor feel to the first card!! All 3 are awesome!

Victoria H. said...

Stunning and fun...what lovely work!!!

Wendy Thompson said...

Thanks for sharing your cards Tina they are fantastic.

Lynne said...

Pretty color combinations and beautiful flowers.

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous cards!!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous and so creative and elegant and fun too....wonderful work.

Chris said...

What fun cards. Love the pastel flowers on the first card, and the pinwheels on the third card are so cute!

Helen F. said...

Tina, your cards are all so pretty! Love the uniqueness of each one :)

Diane said...

Your cards are incredible! Love the soft pastels of the first, the elegance of the 2nd and the bright colors on the third! Great job!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards Tina! I can't even choose a favourite! You are right - your soft pastel card is perfect as is!

Dee said...

All your cards are beautifully done, from a pastel to a flowery lavender/violet card, and a sunny pinwheel card. Loved all of them!

Sharon said...

Your cards are stunning, I love the first in particular

Kelly said...

Lovely cards! I love all the fun colors!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous cards.

Pam D said...

All three cards are great, really fun and colorful, TFS!

Carolina said...

These are all so fun Tina - lovin' the polka dot the best...it made me smile upon looking at it!

Kris said...

I really, REALLY love the first card! CAS is my style! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

alex said...

Beautiful cards, love the bright colours on the pin wheel card, and the birthday greetings is beautiful in my favourite colour :-)

Sharon Harnist said...

What a gorgeous lavender birthday card, Tina!

Cathy C said...

Stunning cards! I love the pastel colors of the first card, the beautiful different shades of purple and DP used on the second card and the bling no less, and how much fun the third card looks. They are all AMAZING! Very creative; thank you for sharing!

Pat Jandacek said...

I agree wholeheartedly with you about the first card being just perfect as it is! And the other cards are fabulous, too. TFS

Jan Henry said...

Your pastel flowers are so delicate and beautiful. I continue to be amazed by all of the wonderful cards you folks contribute.

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, Tina...your cards are just amazing! I really LOVE the pastel flowers on the first card so much!
Thank you so much for your inspiration!!!

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