Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Inspiration Day 3: Darling Divas and Beautiful Banners

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, and as you hop through our 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 StampTV a few days after the hops. 

First up we have the set Beautiful Banners by Becky Oehlers.  I thought it would be cool to stamp the   "happy birthday" banner over and over nested together to make this rainbow-ish gradient, fits very nicely!  I popped up the cut red banner to echo my Pure Luxury Cherry Red base and added a popped up punched star from Wild Dandelion.  Add a brad and you are done!  Happy birthday!
Beautiful Banners

Next up we have all new Darling Divas by Debbie CorbariI had to make a running card first for my runner friend Vanessa, colored just like her, with Marathon Diva.  
 Don't forget to add a little C-1 shadow below!


Punched circles are 1 1/4" and 1 3/8".  Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Powder Blue.

Here are all the new Divas!  More cards to come with the other Darlings!



Please enjoy more ideas and inspiration from the team:
Thank you for visiting!  Hope you enjoyed the hops this week!

86 comments:

Cheryl Wright said...

Love both these cards, but the first one really jumps out at me. Those banners are stunning, and the card is a lot of wonderful colors and fun!

catdidit said...

OOooo so loving how you did the banners Mel! Gorgeous Diva card too, so crisp and clean...unlike I would be if I tried to run! ha!

Susan White said...

Cute cards Mel!! The diva is so cute and love the layered look of the banner card!!

Riette said...

Clever banners background!

Sue D said...

Great cards--love how you stamped the banners.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I absolutely love those cards you created. But the banner birthday one really shouts celebration to me. Love it especially! But again, since running is "in" these days with all the 5 K runs going on each summer, I can see great use for that stamp too.

Kristen V said...

What fun to see all the different cards and ideas!

Karen Hightower said...

Two wonderful cards.. Both are fantastic... :)

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are bright and happy and well done!

Nana Griffin said...

Love the diva card! Great coloring on it.

Julie S. said...

Great cards! I really like every card I've seen with that Marathon Diva!

klarcher said...

two great cards, love the coloring

thestampingbug said...

Great cards! Love the coloring on the diva card (and the direction arrow).

Donna Maligno said...

Great, fresh looking cards. love them.

Queen-of-Cards said...

Thank you for the inspiration!!

weechi2 said...

what a colorful birthday card love the colors so bright and cheerful

Cyn Bell-Moores said...

Great cards.

Marge said...

Love the banner birthday card. Could be for male of female or even a child! Great use of colors! Love the others too!

Lisa H. said...

Both of these cards just make me happy and I know they'd brighten anyone's day!

Debbie Corbari said...

Melanie..I LOVE those rainbow banners! Shazam! And Marathon Diva looks AWESOME!!

Ruth G said...

Wow! I love the Marathon Diva card! I'm in awe of your coloring!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Parker said...

If it weren't for your wonderful creativity, I don't think I would've found out on my own that the Beautiful Banners nested. That sure is a lovely card. You Diva card made me smile. Thanks.

Tish said...

Such nice, simple cards. Even I can do this with just the right stamps.
Tish

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards ^_^

Cheryl Depler said...

So good, so beautiful, all of them!
Thanks.

Luanna said...

I really loved the way you did the Happy Birthday banners on the first card. Popping up one banner was such a good idea!

Linda said...

I, too, love your use of the banners! Really pops! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

I, too, love your use of the banners! Really pops! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

I, too, love your use of the banners! Really pops! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine Kraft said...

Love your colorful banner card - quick, simple and makes me happy!! Cute runner card - great job on the coloring with the shadows!!

pio4lfe said...

Cool! Multiple banners! They really stand out..what a simple idea...why didn't I think of that??? Because I'm not a famous designer!! Thank you

Doris W. said...

Great idea with the banner card! Love your marathon diva!

Louise H. said...

Love, love, love your thank you card. How clever.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. Love the colorful banners and the way you've colored the Darling Diva.

Katherine Adams said...

Both cards are great. Really like how you did the banners.

dskene said...

Love the rainbow banner card. Both the cards are great!

Lagene said...

Great cards!!!!

MsJudyC said...

Love the beautiful banner set and your card is gorgeous.

Cheryl W. said...

I really like your banner rainbow. How fun!

Barbara said...

No better way to say Happy Birthday,then to say it over and over again. So simple,and so great!

Ravengirl said...

Love, love, love the overlapping banners!

Joni said...

Both cards are terrific but the Birthday banner cards is my favorite. Great job.

Caryn S said...

Brilliant idea, stacking your sentiment on the first card! Your Diva is nicely simple and a fantastic shade of blue!

Cynthia Murray said...

neat cards :) Thank for sharing.

Oneofakind said...

Love all the colors with the beautiful Banners set. Awesome cards.

Unknown said...

Love the multiple birthday banner card. the diva is great as well.

Sonja said...

The birthday card is a show-stopper for me. Repeating the design in different colors and then raising up one of them...wow!

Carol said...

Lovely new stamps and some wonderful, inspiring projects! Thanks for the hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendy said...

I love your birthday card.

Gayle said...

Oohhh love the blue diva card and your coloring on your runner.

BonnieC said...


Really, really like the way you made the rainbow banners -- clever!

Anne said...

Love both your cards, beautiful colours and both very striking!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love both cards! Really like the idea of using the birthday banners in that manner, in a rainbow of beautiful colors....so fun!

sarah said...

I am loving that powder blue paper! I have it on my wishlist and now I think I'll add a second order!!

Donna Phelan said...

FUN birthday card, fabulous design and colors!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cool cards, Melanie! I just saw your running one and you won't believe how similar ours are!!!!

Sharon said...

Love the birthday card! What a fun way to use the banners.

Carla said...

Great cards, Melanie!

Joce Turner said...

Beautiful banners are incredible! I so want to add this to my collection. Thanks for he inspiration.

Andrea said...

Really like your banner card - loving this banner stamp - thank you for the ideas

Lee said...

Oh that birthday banner design is aaaaaaaahmazing!!! I love the marathon diva in blue!!

Golda said...

Very pretty cards! I really like how you popped the one banner up.

Barb McLeod said...

Really cute cards.

Terri said...

Absolutely love the Happy Birthday card. Pastels are my favorites.

Jayem said...

I think the blue marathon card is just wonderful. Your colour matching with the matting and colour of the clothes is spot on. Well done.

Rosy Newlun said...

Melanie - you stamp so exactly precisely!!!! Wowzers. And your shading on marathon diva is just beautiful!!!!

Donna Simonson said...

Love both cards! Wonderful ideas on how to use the stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gabi said...

Great cards! What a cool way to do a birthday card, Melanie! Love it!

Pamela Selinski said...

I love how you used the birthday banner. Very clever but I think I would not have thought to do that so thanks for the idea and inspiration.

Lynne said...

Your banners Happy Birthday is so bright and cheerful. Great idea.

Emma Albee said...

I love the Happy Birthday card. It reminds me of rainbow cake!

Beverly Perdue said...

Love your birthday rainbow card!

Dee said...

Two more sensational cards from you! Love the birthday banner card with its colors, and the runner card is so cute! Even has her shadow!

itzamitzi said...

Both are great cards. I love all the colors on the birthday one and then just a simple star to set it all off.
I'm a blue fan, so of course I like the runner card. I like that you kept it fairly simplistic also.

Ea Christiansen said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Hugz
Ea

bjescalan said...

The banner card is stunning.

Pauline Vaughan said...

like the cards very nice

Joyce K said...

Great cards Melanie! Can't pick a favorite!

Christine Macneil said...

Love the cards, Melanie! The beautiful banner card is so perfect. It could be both masculine and feminie as well as using any of the other banners to change the purpose of the card!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh wow, your banners are so cool! And I love your runner, she's awesome. Thanks for all the inspiration!

~ Jo ~ said...

Really like your cards Mel especially those pretty colorful banners!

Hugs,
Jo

ajax said...

Another great set of cards for the new stamps. Love the way you demonstrated the banner set. So easy, yet so eye catching. The 5K diva looks like she is on her to the finish line. Thanks for your great ideas.

Pat Kenoyer said...

Your cards are always so neat. The banners are colorful and bright!

shopgirlstudioB said...

nice cards. thanks for the inspiration.

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Carolina said...

Your Beautiful Banner card is just darlin' - love how used the different inks to repeat the same banner...just perfection! Your Marathon Diva card is so much fun really love the sense of movement you were able to achieve with her.