Monday, December 9, 2013

Inspiration Hops, Day 1: It's the Little Things and Vertical Greetings






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 new sets, 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 Becky Oehler's darling set It's the Little ThingsI am in love with this little elephant, and I love all the options it and the other animals in this set can hold.  Not just for baby cards, there are so fun and sweet for any time.  I decided to use the kite because I really liked how you can add the little bows to the kite string in any colors you want with the clear image.  Accenting the side with some grosgrain ties were just the right embellishment.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Innocent Pink.

Next up we have Theresa Momber's Vertical GreetingsYou might as well call this set "versatile Greetings, because they aren't just an orientation they make for a huge design elements in your cards!  I made a CAS one to show how you can use the greetings alone to make a very cool, graphic looking design.  Ink is Gina K. Red Hot, Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, Grass Green and Turquoise Sea, stamped in that order and then again going in the reverse back up the right side.  I added one tiny rhinestone to accent the "i" in the middle greeting.  I love how this makes and arrow or part of a huge chevron. ;)  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Red Hot and White.

But she includes classic images that are so pretty for backgrounds or focal points, of course, as well.  I chose to make one red so it would pop from the subdued blue ones. and used Gina K. Moonlit Fog ink to stamp the flowers so the greetings stamped in Black Onyx ink over it would be easily read.  Copics BG93, G24, E07.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue, Cherry Red, and White.

Here are the sets we featured today:
 


 

 

Now please enjoy more inspiration from our Gina K.Designs design team:

65 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Awww---that elephant card is just so dang adorable. Love the patriotic flowers too!!

Susan White said...

I love these sets and your cards!!

Gabby said...

I especially love your darling elephant and pretty floral cards! :)

Debbie Corbari said...

I love how you lined up the birthday sentiments...so cool! The elephant card is absolutely adorable and your blue and red poppies are BEAUTIFUL!!! Shazam! Love!

Betty said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I really like the adorable elephant card.

Sharon said...

Great designs! Really like the birthday card - what a fun design!

Penny said...

Okay I just gasped when I saw your Elephant card. Seeing all these makes me want that set so bad. All your cards are so Wow!

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards ^_^

Tamara Sporn said...

Sweet! I love your colors!

Stephanie McKnight said...

I love your cards! I need both sets! Gotta have 'em! You made me want to! Thank you.

Bea Connor said...

Love your cards-they're adorable.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Love the sweet elephant card, and the poppies card is beautiful, but the sentiment card that looks like a heart really touched mine!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful cards, but I especially like the elephant!!!!

Barbara said...

Love that little elephant card, too cute and I am very impressed with your in-line stamping of Theresa's vertical stamp, happy birthday. You will need to do a tutorial on how you did that. Mine definitely would not have lined up as beautifully as yours are.

Tami Priebe said...

Cute elephant & what a unique way to use the vertical greeting, can't wait to give it a try. Love the way the red pops & your use of copics, I don't use them much really need to start experimenting. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Beth said...

That elephant is adorbs


And I had a smack on the forehead WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THAT. With the rainbow birthday card

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous ways of using those stamps from those sets. I might have to have Santa order me a few of them yet. I only ordered limited but I am really wishing I had included others. You are an enabler and I love it. LOL

Patricia said...

Enjoy all your creations!!

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful cards. Love them. Wonderful work.. :)

Elizabeth Garcia said...

A pink elephant, how absolutely adorable.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your cards are wonderful as always. Love the design element on the birthday card and your coloring on the poppies. And is that elephant pink or did someone spike my water? Soooo cute.

Sean Fetterman said...

Mel, your talent makes me giddy! I love your creativity! You inspire me more than you'll ever know! Hugs! Seanie

nzillingworth said...

SIMPLE IDEAS ARE THE BEST , AND THESE CARDS ARE THE BEST

Marty Keil said...

Love all the wonderful colors on these cards. You're really making me want these stamps. Thanks, I think.

Helen F. said...

Great cards, Melanie! Such a creative way to showcase these fab new stamp sets...thanks for sharing your talent!

Parker said...

Elephant card is so adorable and I'm liking the bows. The happy birthday sentiment used many times... very creative.

Diane Stricker said...

Great cards, love the little elephant.

Debbie Elholm said...

What a great idea just using the verticle birthday greeting all across the card. Such a simple but very cute design!

ANDREA JACOBSEN said...

love them all but I think the birthday is my fave. Thank you for sharing with us.

sharonv said...

Very pretty cards.

Barbara said...

Such a cute little pink elephant, love him. Then the flowers on your next card, so creative.

Karen said...

the elephant card is soooo cute!

Louise H. said...

Your elephant card is absolutely adorable. Love the kite.

Cammi said...

Your graphic design card is a stunner! However did you get them to line up so perfectly?

Susan said...

Always love all of your cards and these are no exception. They're just fantastic.

Golda said...

I am loving your use of colors on these! Great work!

Pat said...

Love both cards. Fabulous designs.

Suzanne Law said...

Love all of them. Love the flower card, I am going to have to put these stamps on my wish list for Christmas.

Gayle said...

Cute, cute elephant! and love your vertical greetings cards, too.

Lisa K said...

Love the elephant. The flowers are so nice with the dragonfly.

Hattie Hatcheck said...

Awwwww. A pink elephant, I've seen a few of those.

Robin said...

Wonderful Cards!!

Judy Woodland said...

A sweet little pink elephant, a gorgeous red poppy and love the way you used the greeting over and over as the focal. Wonderful cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Jean Bullock said...

Sure the elephant card is cute but WOW look at those vertical sentiment cards. Outstanding.

Karen said...

this little Elephant melts my heart

Julie S. said...

These cards are great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Olga said...

Gorgeous cards!

dskene said...

Great ideas! I would not have thought to have one flower a different colour than the rest but it looks amazing. Thanks.

Nicole said...

Both are beautiful. Your coloring technique is fabulous!

Luanda said...

I love all your cards, but especially the one with the little elephant.

Dee said...

Love that sweet little elephant card! Your coloring is superb! All cards are lovely, actually.

Papertangler said...

Aw a PINK elephant!

Cheryl Depler said...

Excellent work! Thanks!

Ravengirl said...

That elephant is darling. .. love those shadows on her. The sentiment arrow is clever!

Kitty said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you

Kathleen

CardsCookiesCarrotCake said...

Adorable pink elephant, stunning cards!

Teri N said...

What wonderful ideas! love them all!

Christine Macneil said...

What a cute little elephant! Great card. I like what you did with the multi colored Happy Birthday Greetings to make the focal point of that card!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh My I LOVE that elephant card, so creative. The vertical birthday greetings is such a neat idea too, and of course, your beautiful flowers card--you can bet I'll be coming back for inspiration when I get my hands on my set! ;)

cairn1 said...

Simply adorable cards.

serenity6883 said...

All your cards are so lovely. The flower one is especially gorgeous. Love the colors.

Mrs B said...

Hi Melanie. Love your cards, the elephant is gorgeous. Take care.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love what you did with the vertical greetings.

Lagene said...

Good golly miss molly!!! How can I pick a favorite from all these wonderful cards???? They are all GREAT!