Monday, October 1, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1!!


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 Gina K. Designs Grab Bag that could have anything from stamps to paper to embellishments! To see the list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Melanie's newest set is so fabulous and adds so many more possibilites!!!!  For my card I started out by doing Gina's woodgrain technique, I thought it would be perfect for this card!!  I used Spun Sugar, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain distress inks.  I colored my images with Spectrum Noir markers and added a little shine with my Sakura Gelly Roll Pen. and cut out the images attaching with pop dots.  After adding my bow it looked like it needed a little something so I grabbed some pink rhinestones and it seemed to be the perfect little addition!!


One night this idea just came to me for Theresa's newest set!!  It was a bit of trial and error at first but I am glad that I stuck it out because I really like the results!!  I've said this once before already but this card will most likely be what I send out this year!!  I started out by masking off all four sides, stamping the tree and embossing with clear embossing powder.  When it had cooled, I sponged the whole area with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, part way down I sponged Tattered Rose Distress Ink and finally Victorian Velvet Distress Ink at the bottom.  I then sponged Spun Sugar from the bottom to the top to blend the colors all together.  At the bottom of the card I stamped the sentiment with Victorian Velvet, added bling and applied the tree layer with pop dots.

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

Melanie Muenchinger  - Illustrator Beyond Baskets
Theresa Momber -  Illustrator Joyful Holiday


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66 comments:

  1. Wowza! Gorgeous sponging Lori! Love the pink!

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  2. Love the woodgrain and that holiday sponged tree bg---Wow! Fabulous! love the colors you chose!

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  3. Such tender cards Lori!Awesome ones!

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  4. love the textured look on the first card! great cards :)

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  5. Lori.....these cards are amazing! You really are so inventive, talented and passionate about what you do. It shows in everything! Great work my friend! Big hugs! Seanie

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  6. Can't go wrong with pink! These are great!

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  7. Love those cards, very nice made ^_^

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  8. Gorgeous cards. I just love the first one, the wooden look and those roses looks great.

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  9. loly cards! specially the pink one!

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  10. It's a pink day! Very pretty cards. I will have to try the pinks on the distress ink - nice result!

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  11. gorgeous. love all the pink. thought I was on Lee's blog for a minute. LOL

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  12. Such pretty pink cards, Lori! You are so right -- your beautiful pink tree card will be perfect for Christmas cards! Love the bling!

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  13. Wonderful samples~ That technique with the bucket is spot on! :)

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  14. Louise (Mamilou) (Ontario)October 1, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Amazing to see so many different samples with the same sets.... just gorgeous cards! I am inspired...

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  15. Love the bit of country feel to your bucket card!!! And I really like the pink with the tree! Lovely CAS.

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  16. Love it. A second one that would love to case. Thanks Actually both of them are awesome

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  17. I LOVE the Christmas tree! Super choice of colours and terrific sponging.

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  18. OH! I love your tree for the Joyful Holidays. The soft pink distressing is gorgeous, ...thanks for sharing

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  19. Beautiful cards! And great techniques on each.

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  20. Very pretty cards. Love the pink holiday card. Very unexpected.

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE the subtle tree card! Gorgeous and peaceful!

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  22. What wonderful cards and I love that tree card...sponged to perfection.

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  23. Love your pinks. It made both of these cards stand out.

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  24. Loving all the pink! :) What pretty, pretty roses!

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  25. Thanks for 2 simple but elegant cards.

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  26. Nice wood grain and those pink flowers what can I say but lovely!

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  27. Pretty in pink and love your cards:)

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  28. Wow both cards are pretty but that Christmas card is awesome. So pretty.

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  29. Well the softness of your designs is so elegant!

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  30. LORI .
    YOUR SANTA I'S SO SO CUTE LOVE IT;
    YOUR TREE IS VERY PRETTY; NOT SURE I HAVE INK TO MATCH BUT I MAY TRY..

    Verna Garrison

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  31. your cards look lovely soft and very elegnt!

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  32. Your cards are stunning. Love the woodgrain colors and the pink roses are so perfect with the dark basket...love it!

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  33. Beautiful cards Lori! The second card with all the pinks sponged is a perfect Christmas card!

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  34. Lori, love the color choices you used for shading around that gorgeous tree. Beautiful card.

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  35. Still in love with this tree. And your colors are great!

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  36. How did you blend all three pinks so gorgeously??? Well. Back to the drawing I mean stamping board for me LOL! Both your cards bring smiles to my face!

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  37. Your graduated pink tree card is a winner! Love the technique. I hope to try it sometime. Lovely!

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  38. One word for both of your cards...STUNNING! Great job

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  39. Pretty in Pink...both of your cards are delightful!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  40. Both cards are so pretty in pink!

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  41. I loved the softness the bow added to the great looking woodgrain in this card. I want to learn Gina's woodgrain technique! Softness and pink describe your Christmas card!
    I love pink!
    Donna

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  42. These are stunning, Lori! Your wood-grained background showcases that beautiful basket of roses perfectly! And you did a great job sponging on your tree card - love it!

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  43. two beautiful cards! The recipients of your Christmas card will be thrilled. TFS

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  44. Brilliant!! The woodgrain background is perfect for that planter, but the gradient coloring of the tree is pure magic! Thanks for the inspiration - I'm gonna try it!

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  45. How beautiful! I love all the pink and your emboss resist tree is gorgeous!

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  46. Your cards are beautiful

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  47. Wow! Love the fabulous sponged background you did! Stunning, Lori!

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  48. I love these! The shading on your tree card is so beautiful.

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  49. Wow, on the holiday card! The shading is outstanding! Love your wood grain using the pink, it looks fab too!

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  50. Beautiful! I love the pink on both cards.

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  51. Love your pink roses, very pretty. I also love this christmas card, it is so soft and elegant. Beautifully done.

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  52. I like all the pink. Especially the brown wooden tub and pink flowers/ribbon.

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  53. Wow. Beautiful card for the holidays, no wonder you will be sending it out! Would love it too!

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