Happy Friday, and thank you for joining us for our third and final day of Inspiration Hops for our November Gina K Designs release! Today we are showcasing the "Free with Three" set and to more new duos. "Inspirational Blocks" is a very versatile set, the bold images are perfect for so many different stamping techniques, so get your ink pads ready! Here I stamped this leafy block three times in Frayed Burlap Distressing Ink onto Pure Luxury White, turning the block each time after re-inking to create some different angles with the leaves. (Three blocks on a card is always a recipe for success!)
Next, I stamped in out three more times on another piece with Faded Jeans, Fired Brick and Crushed Olive Distressing Inks, then punched a 1 1/4" square out of the center of each. I popped each of these up over the blocks on the strop lining up the images. I mounted the strip on Soft Sand and then a scrap of Basic Grey Curio, and adhering it all to the Pure Luxury White base. Sentiment is also stamped in Fired Brick, I put that red block at the top to balance out the greeting at the bottom.
Next we have this "Master Butterfly" duo. I love this quote and actually have this same sentiment one of my sets, but this font is so different: here, instead of a sympathy greeting, this end of the world quote is more whimsical, and I thought would be really appropriate for those daily life disappointments that seem like the end of the world in the moment but just days later (or even later that day!) are really no big deal, know what I mean? So I wanted this card of encouragement to have some seriously happy colors: Passionate Pink, Key Lime, Blue Raspberry and Sweet Mango. I created a color block by stamping the butterfly in the center of these three different scraps of paper, cutting them into thirds and then piecing them together, leaving division in between.
Next I used the unused pieces to cut out the three separate parts of the body and create a reverse effect, gluing them over the contrasting colors. So it's a little spotlighting little split negative, little pop art! I like how this conveys the change and growth. (I have actually been doing a terrific Bible study this semester called Jonah: A Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer, the main theme of the study is that is that life's interruptions are really divine interventions and if we allow them to be, amazing opportunities, I highly recommend it!) Finally I applied a layer of Crystal Stickles over each. Base is Black Onyx.
Our last duo is this adorable "Just Calling to Say", the kind of retro style and shape of the phone had me reaching for this cute Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas number patterned paper, numbered backgrounds are always fun for birthdays (although, ahem! all my friends are older than 25 now lol!) and this one for a Christmas birthday especially! I stamped the phone in black first and then stamped it again in red to cut out and pop up over the first.
I used some tiny adhesive rhinestone on every other number in the dial and free-cut my own word bubble out of Grass Green cardstock for the sentiment to come blasting through the phone! :) Heart cut with a Cuttlebug die from Lipstick Red Pure Luxury, base is Chocolate Brown. I also used a small corner rounder punch and Classic Circle Nestabilites.
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I hope you have a great weekend! We'll be putting up our tree, decorating the house and lots of other fun festive stuff! See you next week!