Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Lots of Lines and Poster Board Christmas

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 Lots of Lines by Beth Silaika. You can make stylish cards in minutes with these big bold images and greetings.  I made this card for a teacher at school with a fall birthday using Kraft and Dark Chocolate ink.  Substitute stars for a male recipient if you want to man it up a bit!
I used just a few adhesive rhinestones to accent butterflies' bodies and greeting and add sparkle.  
Tip:  Roll the edges of the square stamp on your ink pad to pick up just the outside of the image for more texture and variety.

 
Next up we have Poster Board Christmas from Becky Oehlers, a lovely two step set for the holidays.  I stamped the wreath in Prickly Pear and added the dots in Faded Brick.  Stamp the sleigh and reindeer in Dark Chocolate and then some score some lines above and below to frame it up.  I added some double stitched 5/8 Pure Luxury Kraft ribbon before adhering to my Prickly Pear base.  I used two tiny rhinestones to accent the hat and Rudolph, just color one with a red Copic.

 Now please enjoy hopping with the rest of the team for more inspiration for these two beautiful sets!


51 comments:

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great butterfly birthday card. I like the browns. I like the way you embossed the second card around Santa and added a red nose for Rudolph.

Beth said...

HA! Great minds think alike - I love the masculine kraft/chocolate/white combo!

catdidit said...

LOVE how you stamped that first one, gives it a rustic look! and the scoring on the 2nd one is a perfect little touch!

Ann Lee said...

Good tip - rolling the stamp does change it and I LUV the look!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Gorgeous cards, both of them!!!

ET said...

Cute Rudolph nose.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely cards. Might have a go at making them:)

Lagene said...

Lovely cards, I especially loved the butterfly card, loved the monotone stamping!

Cindy M said...

I love doing monochromatic and these wonderful!!

Stephanie McKnight said...

I love that you chose chocolate color in your cards! Very inspiring to me! Thanks!!

Peggy said...

Love the birthday card. Would be great for a guy.

Carolyn King said...

Love em---Great color combinations! Adore the second card---so cool!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What beautiful cards and I love them in the colors you chose too. I purchased both these sets so these works of art are very inspirational to me.

dskene said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the Birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Auntie Em said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the brown birthday card. It looks masculine even with the butterflies.
And your Christmas card has such a lovely vintage feel. I like the embossed lines.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful love the cards the darker colors its a vintage look the added ribbon adds that special touch. thanks for sharing

Pam T. said...

So cute! I love the neutral colors. I would never think to make my butterfly brown. Now I will! At first I thought you had done some labor intensive masking until I read your notes.

Sue D said...

I like the neutral colors on both and the butterflies stamped over the squares.

Olga said...

Very pretty cards as usual Melanie!

Terri said...

Beautiful cards. Love the browns and the gold colors you've used.

Susan White said...

I love the brown card a perfect masculine card!!

Julie S. said...

That kraft/chocolate card is wonderful, one of my faves! I wasn't sure about that Prickly Pear color, but I sure like what I've seen you do with it.

Scrapacat said...

I love both of these! These sets will be wonderful for quick, beautiful cards.

Debbie Bauder said...

What's not to like? I love the layering on your "Lots of Lines" card. The embellishments are subtle yet perfect. I also like the scoring you did on the wreath / Santa card. Both are very nice.

Lappedamen said...

Loevely Cards! I love the colors you used.

Diane said...

Beautiful cards! Especially love the butterfly design.

Donna Phelan said...

Great use of non-traditional Christmas colors. Pretty cards!

Barbara said...

The colors that you chose for the butterfly card makes it look masculine. I have such a hard time with those. Thanks

Golda said...

I am really enjoying your different color choices and the masculine butterfly card is fantastic!

Sharon said...

Love the birthday card - both the design and the colors!

Carole Renneker said...

Both cards are super! But I think I favor the butterfly one. no... maybe the wreath. No ..Like I said both are lovely!

Unknown said...

Fabulous colour combinations both cards are fantastic.

Robin said...

Adorable cards!!

fuzzylover said...

I am off to get that Lots of Lines stamp set - I'm just loving the cards.

Lynne said...

Both new stamp sets and your cards are terrific. Lovin that line set.

Nana Griffin said...

Oh the browns are so rich looking. Very lovely!

kramomma said...

Like your butterfly card.

Lynn said...

OH MY Goodness....can't decide which card I like best. I think the Santa card with his sleigh & reindeer might be the winner....just perfect!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love these ink colors, Melanie! Gorgeous cards!

Pixie said...

Wow! I do love that lined butterfly!

Tammie Lien said...

Love the browns and the sleigh card.Thanks for sharing..Beautiful cards and hugs:)

Pat Jandacek said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie! Love the juxtaposition of the stripes on the first one and the color combos on both of them!

Kitty said...

Your cards are lovely. Thank you for the inspiration.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Glenna Anderson said...

Your cards are amazing! Love the butterflies.

Cheryl Depler said...

Love your colors on these cards.

Oneofakind said...

I can't get enough of those Lots of Lines. Love your examples.

Kay said...

Love how the "rolled" images came out. I have to try this at home ;)

elizabeth said...

Such pretty CAS cards.

Nanette said...

Beautiful cards...the butterfly is my favorite!

Lisa K said...

I'm loving the Lots of Lines set. Even though the one you show here is butterflies, it still looks like it could work for a man. Thanks.

Loster said...

Your cards are very cute - and show off the designs very nicely.