Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 2: Birds and Blossoms, Spoon Me, and Simple Hearts

Good Morning! 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 for our newest sets, 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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners, check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

First up we have Theresa Momber's Birds and Blossoms!  I love how you can add this bird perching on the house.  I cut both out to frame inside the die cut window and added a string of small adhesive pearls for a hanger.
Cardstock is Pure Luxury Powder Blue and White, and Innocent Pink.  I embossed the pink layer with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder which I think is super sweet with this stamp set!
I used gray and lavender Copics for my birdhouse and snipped apart the flowers to make the embellishments, cutting along the lines in between the petals to separate them for more dimension.  Ribbon is Powder Blue double stitched.

Next up we have Tami Mayberry's Simple Hearts, a terrific set for sweet and clean designs!  Lots of fun images to make backgrounds or stand alone elements, as well as two step stamping options!
Cardstock is Powder Blue, White and Red Hot.    I used a matching button from the Bowl of Cherries mix and some of the new Powder Blue double stitched ribbon.  (I used other pads I had to ink up the hearts because I made this before the Gina K pads arrive, so don't worry if these look like have slightly spotty coverage or don't look like perfect matches!  So excited to have a blue and red now with Gina K Powder Blue and Red Hot that will be just be prefect to recreate this!)
Finally, we have Becky Oehler's Spoon Me! Although the images in this set gave me lots of ideas for playful and unique designs, I had to make a bowling card first!
I just love how this shaped card turned out, with the pins flying, it's like a moment frozen in time!  Cut a 4" circle card with your die slightly overlapping the folded edge. Then cut another full circle from Pure Luxury Black Onyx to adhere to the top so you don't see the top fold. Aren't those chevron stripes you can add to the pins sweet?  Greeting is embossed with white EP.
TIP:  To determine where to place the pins to insure they will fit if you plan to send it in an envelope, place the shaped card over an A2 sized envy and then attach, at different angles to imply the explosion upon contact!  You bowl me over!!

Here are the sets we are featuring today:



 
Now please check out all the amazing designs and inspiration from our team:

72 comments:

Sean Fetterman said...

Mel....you are the best eye for design, color and composition! These are stunning! Hugs! Sean

catdidit said...

I agree with Sean, you have wonderful eye for colors! And I just love that bowling one...awesome idea for the 'ball'! I tried adding one on mine...didnt look right, lol!

--Marcy said...

Love the embossed frame! Thanks for the inspiration. All cards are fabulous!

Marianne Barkman said...

You rock. The cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing, my talented friend.

Connie Ludgate said...

Really good color choices. Love your cards.

Margy said...

LOVE the pink and blue! Thanks for the tip, too - now why didn't I think of that? :-)

Theresa Momber said...

Wow, that birdhouse is colored so beautifully! Stunning cards!!!

Sonya van Stee said...

Fabulous, as always! I love your colouring and your crisp and clean looks. That bowling card is just simply DARLING! LOVE all your work!

Cathy Homan said...

Great cards. I really like the colors you used on the first card --Totally unexpected combinations. Continue to inspire!!

Beastybunny said...

Great cards! Love the coloring on the bird and bird house! Fabulous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All your artwork is totally amazing. I love each and every one of your creations.

Nana Donna said...

Love your cards, perfect embossing folder on the first one. Love the shaped one with the bowling ball and pins, too cute.

Carla said...

Wow what a wonderful bowling card you made, great ide to make a bowling ball.

Judy Anderson said...

I am definitely making the bowling card for my granddaughter's birthday! Love your ideas.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the beautiful cards, Melanie. You always astound us with your talents.

katherine M. said...

love your creativity.

FeedYourSoulArt said...

Your designs "bowl me over" nice job, Kat

Carolina said...

Love the variety of styles here and dimensions you were able to achieve with each card!!!

Sharon said...

All great cards. And the birdhouse is OUTSTANDING! Such pretty colors together and what a great design!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful cards.

mermaid fenicia said...

love those cards ^_^

Susan said...

Melanie, great creative ideas, as usual. Thanks for sharing!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great projects. I love how you did the birdhouse. The bowling card is super cute. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Elizabeth said...

Great cards. Love the shaped bowl me over card. So fun.

lakergirl said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!! So soft & springy looking.

Kathryn A said...

Wow! I especially love the dimension on the bird house card!

Debbie Corbari said...

You are so clever Melanie! I love all of these but especially love that bowling card!!

Sylvia said...

All your cards are fabulous! I love your creativity. Thanks for inspiring all of us.

zehra said...

oh my god these are beautifiul, lvoe them, the pink one is fabulous, lvoe them all

Audrey said...

I definitely cannot choose my fave, I love them all.

Thanks for sharing.

Diana Evensen said...

Thanks again for lovely cards! The shaped bowling card is awesome! Great idea and fun!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards love the layering and the new stamps are awesome. thanks for sharing

naneruth said...

Your bluebird is absolutely stunning. I am so loving this set and all the beautiful ideas for it.

Luanna said...

Your ideas always inspire me. I love the colors on the Birds and Blossoms card. The bowling card is adorable.

Ina said...

Melanie - just LOVE your first card with the birds and blossoms stamp. Such beautiful combinations. Love the way you have off set the pink paper and love the colours - beautiful blue pretty pink. MY FAVOURITE of your lovely cards.

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the all.

Beth said...

ALL these projects are over the top beautiful Melanie! Great job!

Kathy Berger said...

I love your cards! They are all fabulous.. Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--I really like the birdhouse one.

Julie S. said...

Very good cards, that bowling one is really cute!

Unknown said...

the bird with the birdhouse card is beautiful! so much detail. really like the pearls for a hanger.
thanks
HOLLY

Dee said...

Beautifully colored bird and birdhouse card. What a neat idea to cut the petals apart! Love the dimensional effect it made on your card. Also liked the Valentine card with blue accents! Another "take" on the bowling pins, and love what you did with them on your card.

nancy said...

love to see and read your wonderful hints.

Golda said...

What gorgeous work!

Brenda Lee said...

Your Birds and Blossoms card is absolutely beautiful!! And how fun is the Spoon Me bowling card?!?!?!?

Doris W. said...

I love the colors you used with the birdhouse and how you popped the elements!

Linda Knox said...

Melanie...Love your first card best. I really like your placement of the white card stock behind the pink and the way you popped up the pink..makes this card very interesting to my eye.

Carol said...

Beautiful stamp sets and lovely projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

verna garrison said...

Happy stamping for me when my stamps get here,,thanks for great ideas.

Susan Sieracki said...

Love the bowling ball and pins card. It looks fabulous!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your cards are always beautiful. You have such a great eye for color. I hope you write another book soon because I really loved the first one. It's my text book. lol

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the bird house card and the color combo. TFS.

Kitty said...

Your samples are lovely especially the bird house

Katheen

Mary Ann said...

Love your cards,very pretty....

Ravengirl said...

Love the cute and clever bowling card! I think your pearl hanger for the birdhouse is beautiful!

butterfly843 said...

Love your cards!!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards, Mel. Love your colors and creativity. Your bowling ball and pins is way too cute.

JoAnn P said...

I really like the birds and blossoms set

EstherT said...

You did such a wonderful job with these stamps! I love the layering of the stamps with the first one, the simplicity of the second, and the shape of the third. You are so creative!

Kristen said...

Oh wow I really love that bowling card! Love it!

Lynne said...

wonderful cards. Always injoy your style and Gina's new stamps

Caryn S said...

Wow these are just wonderful! All three just fantastic cards. I think my favorite design is the bowling pin card, it is really whimsical!

Tammy said...

I love your work. I especially love what you did with the birdhouse!

Jean McGee said...

Your bird card is beautiful. I like the colors you chose. All three cards are great.
Jean McGee

Lee said...

I sooo love the pink birdie card! ;) And the bowling ball....LOVE it!!!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous designs! Such gorgeous coloring on your birdhouse card; and your bowling card is just brilliant!

Rosy Newlun said...

Feminine, gold, 'strike'ing!!!! cards = what fun Melanie!!!

Madeleen said...

Your pink and blue bird card is adorable - I have to get that set now!

cosie said...

You get better with every hop...Your talent is amazing.

marylouh said...

Love the sports themed stamps. My granddaughter is a bowler so I'd get a lot of use out of that stamp set.

Kris in Alaska said...

Wow you really rocked these sets today!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Melanie!