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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gina K Designs July Inspiration Hop Day 2

 

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 HAD to do a play on the words in this set.  Hee  So yep... there's a "bright side" to it all which worked perfectly for a gate-fold card.

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!  :-)


When I opened Becky's set I was totally surprised to notice the little row of stars she included in her stamps!!  But... I didn't want to go with a traditional "patriotic" card so I decided to make mine into a card for my daughter's new teacher.  Their school colors are red, white and blue so this worked out perfectly for me!

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....
Remember to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a grab bag of stamps from Gina K Designs!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Tuesday!!! *HUGS*


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64 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, Tina. Love the ribbon loops on the teacher card!

catdidit said...

What fun creations Tina! Love the kraft ones especially, of course, lol!

Beth said...

WOW! These are AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing your talen!

Sharon said...

Amazing! The gatefold card is so fun and clever! The ribbon on the teacher card really makes it pop. And the stipled cards are so sweet and simple!

granmaknit said...

Great cards, you took them an extra step

Debbie Bradford said...

Fun designs! I really like the stars you added between the rays.

Melanie said...

on the bright side! bwahhh! love the arrows!

Olga said...

What bright cards you made!Love them all!

Barbara said...

Love all of theses bright cards.

Lori said...

Fun fun fun!!! Thanks for reminding me about the gatefold, I need to make one of those again!!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^

Pattie J. said...

clever ideas, and well done.

Lagene said...

WONDERFUL cards!

Martha Shiflet said...

Love the cards! Great play on words.

Anita Braddock said...

wow how Awesome is this. love the cards and the layering is super. love the new stamps thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

--Marcy said...

Absolutely delightful ideas! Yeah!

Golda said...

I was thinking how cool those arrows are on the first one as I got to the second and saw how you used the ribbon. Wow! The other cards are cute, too. Love your work and ingenuity!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful card design but I must tell you I love the irregular border cards with the one focal image and saying. That is a great idea for a gift set of notecards.

naneruth said...

Wonderful!

Julie said...

Beautiful.

jennifer said...

always love your creative cards - they give me inspiration to create my own - thanks

alex said...

Wow Tina, your cards are wonderful, especially love the first one, such a clever design :-)

Kathryn A said...

Great designs and I love the block border!

Giovana said...

Beautiful designs Tina!!

Jan Henry said...

Tina,
I really liked the way your used the fold in the card to highlight the set of stamps. Also, I like your use of the stars in your second card. Thanks for the idea of the cute set of cards that would make a nice gift.

Joni said...

Love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. Those ribbon loops are fabulous.

Unknown said...

LOve the simple cards and the new take on the light and teacher cards. good ideas. TFS

Joyce T. said...

very creative designs.

my three sons mommy said...

Love your cards. My favorite is the teacher one. Thanks for sharing

zehra said...

lovely cards, love the bright happy colors

Carolyn King said...

I love your totally clever designs Tina! The gatefold is awesome; i love the stippled Kraft pair and the patriotic colored teacher card rocked my socks!

Sherry said...

What great cards thanks so much for sharing them

Janet said...

I think any teacher would be more than happy to get that card. A great card for a deserving teacher.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome samples!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a fabulous array of cards my friend!!! I love the ribbon design with the sunburst!!

Lisa H. said...

Any teacher would love to receive the card you made with the American Made set. It has an "Olympics" feel as well.

Sharon Jones said...

Tina, love the literal play of the words on your "bright side" card! You teacher card is perfect with those ribbons! And the stippled card borders really make your images pop!
Such talent!

Gayle said...

Creative, gorgeous cards, Tina.

Unknown said...

very nice!
thanks
Holly

Victoria H. said...

I adore your teacher card...the bright colors and details especially the stars. What a great card set the stippling duo would make. Thank you so much.

meemee48 said...

Love your cards, they are so bright and cheery!

kathy s said...

these cards are all so amazing - love them all and all these new sets

Donna Phelan said...

Love your gate fold card, the colors are awesome! So nice and bright--just perfect for the sentiment! The ribbons on your teacher card are also a super idea!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Wee! I love your first card. Scrap lifting this! Love the back to school card! Image this for 4th of July with the ribbon. And how simple and cute is your last two card. TFS AJ~

MsJudyC said...

All the cards you gals show us are simply beautiful and I love ALL of Gina's stamp sets.

Sheri said...

How fun! Great cards

Mary-Anne V said...

nice gate fold card and cute teacher csrd .

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Tina - love what you did with these cards! The 'bright side' made me smile, and perfect how the rw&b colors worked out for school, and that apple stamps is certainly getting a good work out during these blog hops LOL!!! Great show!

Robin said...

These are the cutest cards! They are all wonderful!

Sharon said...

ha ha love these cards, such fun!

Jo4Him said...

What wonderful cards; love the bright one and the red,white and blue one. Thanks for sharing

Sylvia said...

What a fun gatefold card. Love it. Thanks for inspiring.

Sue D said...

Great colors on your cards!

Lainee said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us, Tina :)

MyAuntKath said...

Okay, Tina! Soooooo adorable! Love your unique ideas!

ajax said...

Love these cards. I have learned something with the ribbon on the teachers card. Thanks

Valerie said...

Your take on the stamps is brilliant! The teacher card really stands out. All are great!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards, Tina! Love the first one!

Kris said...

In a word... FABULOUS!! Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Kitty said...

Your cards are lovely.You are very talented

Blessings,
Kat

DJreflections said...

Very unique cards, Tina. Especially liked your lamp card.

Kathy E. said...

4 winners!! Each in a different way...loved them all!

NJMullins said...

these are all wonderful, but I adore the last set on kraft! Great!

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