Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Inspiration Hop Day 2: Up and Away and Lot of Dots Alphabet

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 Up and Away  by Theresa MomberI alternated stamping the large and small balloons in Gina K. inks: Red Hot, Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, Fresh Asparagus, Turquoise Sea and Blue Raspberry.  Doesn't that make a cool floating rainbow?  Sponge some Turquoise Sea around the balloons and add the greeting and brad below. one last detail was adding some pierced rows to the white mat with the Scor-Bug and Scor-Buddy.
Base is Black Onyx.
Here is simple scene create with sponge daubers and Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist and Grass Green ink.  Stamp the grass at the bottom and the balloons above.  Sponge the green ink right over the stamped grass and lightly sponge the aqua ink around the balloons to create sky and clouds.   Color the balloon with Copics.  Don't you feel like you are relaxing in a field watching them go by?
 I made this top fold card a little skinnier than normal to really emphasize the vertical scene here.  Base is Pure Luxury Lemon Drop.

Next we have Lots of Dots Alphabet by Beth Silaika . I decided to start with a Facebook inspired card to go with the include "like" symbol.
I improvised the facebook logo by stamping the f into a square and making a search box strip from Pure Luxury White to stamp out the remaining "or you".  Pop everything up with foam dots for dimension.  Cardbase is Pure Luxury Blue Denim.





Please enjoy more fabulous ideas and inspiration from our team:
Thanks for visiting!  See you tomorrow for our final day of hops!

71 comments:

Karen Hightower said...
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Karen Hightower said...

What wonderful cards... And Yes, I do feel like I'm relaxing watching the balloons go by. Thanks for the inspirations... :)

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome cards. I love the floating rainbow. Super idea. Your facebook card I fab.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! All your cards are awesome as usual. I really love the little scene with the balloons the best though.

Sue D said...

Fabulous balloon cards and love the polka dot letters.

Riette said...

The overlapping balloons look great!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Oh, I love the rainbow of balloons. So fun and simple to do. You always have the best ideas!

Lee said...

I love the balloons...the overlapping, fun colors is so cheery!! And how COOL is that FB card?!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Super cards, Melanie!

Julie S. said...

I really like all these cards! I never even noticed the Facebook symbol in Beth's set, thanks for such a great idea for a card!

Nana Griffin said...

Great balloon cards showing them in two different ways.

Golda said...

Great cards! Love the FB inspired one. Such a cute idea.

catdidit said...

I so love all of your balloon creations...the colored ones and then that one looks like you are laying in the grass looking at them! LOVE! And your FB one...totally rocks!

Theresa Momber said...

That scene card is gorgeous and I'm so crazy in love with the layered balloons!!!

weechi2 said...

your balloon cards are so cheerful love them

mermaid fenicia said...

love those cards ^_^

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful cards! I just love this set, definitely a must have!

Hugs,
Jo

Marge said...

Love the balloon cards. Cute use of "facebook"!

windinstarsranch said...

I'm loving your "basics" Perfectly lovely.

Jean Bullock said...

All three cards are delightful. My favorite is the thumbs up card. The layering looks great and what a creative way to create the sentiment. Well done.

klarcher said...

I always love your cards but oh these are so pretty

thestampingbug said...

Really love the colorful "naked" balloon effect...Pops right off the page!!!

Betty Neville said...

Awesome cards! Love the rainbow of balloons, and the cool facebook logo!

Doris W. said...

Beautiful rainbow balloon card! Great idea! I love your balloon scene card, too!

Lynda Jeffs said...

Another great day of cards!

Connie Ludgate said...

My favorite is the stamped balloons. Very nice card.

Bonnie Brown said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love them all!

Cynthia Murray said...

I think I am going to have to buy those 2 stamp kits. You all think of so many different ways to use them :) Thanks for sharing.

itzamitzi said...

Oooohhh! Those balloon cards look so like they are actually floating, and having been up in one I know it's a great feeling. LOVE your cards!

Oneofakind said...

Very nice inspiration of the sets. I love the CSS balloons in the different color inks.

Barbara said...

I am really liking the balloon set. So much that you can do with it and this hop is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

How clever on the facebook card!
Love the hello balloon card - so pretty!

Joni said...

great cards. I love the balloon scene. Thank you for sharing.

Queen-of-Cards said...

Your cards are beautiful

Rosy Newlun said...

How cute Melanie! The balloons are so sweet and the FB card is genius!!!

Wendy said...

Your "balloon cards" are fabulous. Thanks.

Pauline Vaughan said...

I just love this set. love the balloons

Dee said...

Beautiful ways to use the balloon stamps! Love the "light" feel of the first card, and also the colorful single balloon above grass. Love 'em!

Beverly Perdue said...

Amazing! I love your rainbow balloons. Very pretty!

Gabi said...

Those 'up up and away' cards rock! Can't wait for my stamp set! Specially love the one with the grass.

Donna Phelan said...

Your Balloon card reminds me of a Balloon Festival we camped out at once many, many moons ago. Awesome sights and sounds as they were filled with hot air and up, up, and away they went! Thanks for refreshing my memory! Can't wait til my set comes!!!

Louise H. said...

Melanie, beautiful balloon cards! I love the sponge dauber technique.

Carol said...

Super fun new stamp sets!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann Lee said...

Your balloon cards are great! Now I know I have to buy the stamp set!

Christine Macneil said...

Super cute cards, Melanie. I like your balloon scenes and the facebook card made me chuckle.

Debbie G said...

Beautiful...love the state flowers and hot air balloons..

Jayem said...

Two very different cards using the balloon stamp and yet each with its own merits. Lovely.

sarah said...

Wonderful!! I love how you just left the balloons empty, it gives it such wonderful contrast! Very clever with the FB theme too! Wonderful cards- you are truly talented! Thanks for sharing! <3

Jill Cantell said...

I just love the simplicity of your cards with just the right amount of color. Super

Gayle said...

Love the cards, Mel.

Pat Kenoyer said...

Love the rainbow of balloons!!

Debbie Corbari said...

I adore those balloons in all the different colors Melanie...and the facebook 'or you' card is SO CLEVER!!!!

Linda Mc said...

Great cards - I especially the multicolored balloons.

dskene said...

Love the rainbow balloons. They really do look like they are floating. Very peaceful.

ajax said...

The balloons are fab. We recently had a balloon fest down here in FL and I have put it on my bucket list. Love how you intermingled them. The facebook card is great. It is so popular with everyone now.

fuzzylover said...

I really like the first card with the outlined balloons - very different

Kitty said...

Beautiful cards Thank you

Blessings,
Kathleen

Carla said...

I love your "in the grass" card! Especially because Coloradans really don't lay in the grass much because it's too dry and hard and stickery.

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards! Years ago when I was a respite volunteer for HOSPICE, I was the luck door prize winner of a hot air balloon ride for 2 here in southern Oregon, it was amazing!

Violet said...

I really like the grass, how it is randomly placed & looks so real. I think the hot air balloon cards are my favorite. I think your clouds are awesome, too.

Ea Christiansen said...

Great cards.
Like how it looks like the balloon has a shadow.
Hugz
Ea

Kristen V said...

Great Colors.

Kathy Berger said...

Great cards and fun sets! Thanks for sharing.

Luanna said...

Very cute cards. I love the balloons.

Cher Janzen said...

Very nice, I love the idea of the repeated sentiment.
Cher J

Ravengirl said...

Those line art balloon images look amazing when overlapped too!

Caryn S said...

The Facebook-inspired card is oh so clever! Beautiful use of the stamps on the first card, love the way you focused on the lines. The second card is really nice, love the yellows.

bjescalan said...

Those are great cards.

Judy Woodland said...

Love all the cards. Super cute way to use just the line art on the balloon and use different colors of ink. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Carolina said...

Your Up and Away cards are great. The sky treatment you were able to achieve on both cards are just perfection and great CAS design on the Lots of Dots Alpha card!

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