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!!
I used Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea card stock as my base. AND... if you use the fabulous Scor-Buddy, you no longer have to guess where to scor your card for a gate-fold.... I love that!! My DP is from the GK Patterned Paper Pack, "Hello Sunshine". I paper pieced the shade to make my "bright side" even brighter! :-)
My card base is Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White and I stamped the "rays" in red then added the blue stars in between. I added the sentiment in white ink and then looped my ribbon to resemble the red rays as well. One of the things I LOVE about the new Clear Gina K stamps is how easy it is to line them up for stamps sets such as this. No guessing if you have to stamp it over and over to get the sentiments in just the right place and wasting paper. LOVE LOVE it!!!
And last but not least.... "Stippled Nature" by Beth Silaika...
I couldn't help but think of the borders it seemed everyone use to have in their kitchens back when stippling was new and the thing to use in your home decor. This would be a perfect set to make a gift set of cards for someone!
I used Pure Luxury Kraft for my card bases. I stamped my images and then drew in my borders using a small t-square and pencil. (A little note... if you're stamping with a ink that takes a bit to dry... do your border first so as now to smear the image in the middle. I almost had a huge smear but caught myself in time!) I really didn't worry that all my squares were perfectly even.. that IS the beauty of "hand made" right??? I drew them all in pencil then went back with my Memento markers and colored them in. The nice thing about the Memento markers is they have a fine point and a brush point and it was easy to outline each square then go back and fill them in with the brush end. Once I finished I erased the pencil marks. Surprisingly, this design did NOT take me a lot of time. You'd think drawing all the squares then coloring them might be time consuming and painstaking but trust me... I have been dealing with swollen legs lately and didn't want to set at my desk long so I was thrilled at how quick this really turned out being.
Now enjoy the rest of the inspiration by the Design Team....
- Gina K
- Beth Silaika – Illustrator Stippled Nature
- Becky Oehlers – Illustrator American Made
- Tami Mayberry – Illustrator Light Hearted Wishes
- AJ Otto
- Carolyn King
- Cathy Tidwell
- Deb Felts
- Giovana Smith
- Jimmi Mayo
- Lee Murphy
- Lori McAree
- Melanie Muenchinger
- Theresa Momber
- Tina Gilliland
- Vicki Dutcher
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Tuesday!!! *HUGS*