Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gina K. Mini Inspiration Hop!

Good morning!  Gina K. Designs has another mini hop for you! 
Just playing with some of our newest sets and loving that Spring is
in full swing!  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you 
hop through because I am giving away a Bring the Bling stamp 
set. 

I have gotten many requests for a card (well, a video for a card)
using my Gifts from the Sea (back in stock!), so I stamped up  
one with Triple Play Frame.  I got kind of literal with the 
windows here, don't they work nicely as port holes? Now we're
 cruising! This could be a single layer card if you prefer, with 
the shells cut out and popped up, or you can stamp them directly 
onto the white mat and just color instead. Base is GKD Pure 
Luxury Kraft.

Begin by stamping the frame on the white mat in GKD Moonlit 
Fogthen cover with the top half of the circles with the straight 
edge of some scratch paper. Be sure it is running parallel to frame's 
borders so your horizon doesn't look wonky! Cover with the frame
mask that has the three circles cut out, 
and sponge GKD Ocean Mist ink into the bottom of each 
round section for water. (Disregard theleafy stamped branch you 
see, this mask has obviously been used before!)


Remove the straight edge mask, so that just the mask with the 
three openings is left and lightly sponge more ink to the top section
to create a cloudy sky.  Stamp the birds in Moonlit Fog in one or 
more windows. Remove mask.  Add stamped brads from Triple 
Play Frame between the windows, and the greeting and shells. 
Embellish with pearls if desired.

Here is another spotlighting card I created with Triple Play 
Frame and Elegant Florals 2. I love using the frame's windows to 
color different sections of these tall elegant, flowers!  I masked the 
orchid together to have an extra stem and fill up more of the layout.
Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Charcoal Brown. 
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers: DG1, DG2, BG6, CR2, 
BP6. I used the mini heart spangles that were the free with 
qualifying purchase Gina offered a few months ago!  Too cute! 
(Using my stuff, take note, lol!)


Finally, I paired up Beth Silaika's Delicate Damask with my 
Triple Play Frame images, as there are so many ways to use the
frame's small elements to jazz up the damask even more! 
Super simple CAS with her border stamped in Black Onyx and 
adding my butterfly (Innocent Pink) and tiny round medallions in
between.

And here I stamped the same border in Grass Green and added my
tiny flowers in Powder Blue above. Just add butterflies and pearls!



Now please enjoy ideas from a few more members of our Gina K.
Designs team!  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you 
hop through for your chance to win! Winner will be chosen 
randomly from all the blogs and announced on StampTV on 
Thursday.


Thanks for visiting and happy hopping!  Hope it gets you stamping
 today!

69 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards! Your first one is AH-mazing! I love the whole look, it is so creative! Thanks For Sharing!!!

Karen Hightower said...

I love them all. The ocean view card is what I thought of when I saw this frame set! Beautifully done! :)

Dawn S. said...

How clever to think of port holes for the first card! Gorgeous colouring on the orchids and some great inspiration on how to use the various elements to create a CAS look. Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards Melanie!! I love the first one with the portholes!!

Heidi Stamps said...

I love how you used your new stamp layout to look like little portholes. All the cards are lovey!

Beth said...

oh you clever girl you!

I love the port-hole card - and i also really like the combination cards with my set! super fun

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow Melanie, These are all fabulous! I love the idea of thinking them of as portholes! So neat!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so beautiful and so well colored and designed. I love them all.

Becky said...

Beautiful! My favorite is the nautical card, as I love all things of the sea, but they are ALL great cards. I love how you integrate different sets together with fabulous results. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa K said...

Such a variety of cards. The portholes are something I would not have thought of. I like the clean and simple looks of the elegant florals 2 paired with the frame and also the damask cards. I like the spotlight of the elegant florals card also.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful set of cards! I really love the ocean card with its pretty sentiment! Great use of the stamp set to create the windows!

Tami Priebe said...

What a unique way to use the triple play, love it. The green grass with blue flowers is gorgeous. Of course I love them all, those 2 just were my favorites. Thanks for sharing!!

Joni said...

sensational cards. Can't choose a favorite because I love them all.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What awesome cards. I love the porthole idea. This set is so much fun and has so many possibilities.

Barb A. said...

Amazingly beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and imagination with us.

Colleen Howell said...

Wonderful cards really like the ocean one, just gorgeous I have got to order that stamp set!

ShelleyV said...

All so unique and equally beautiful. The circles as windows, has my mind mind thinking of other options as well.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards - especially the first one!

Bonnie said...

Sometimes a card just makes me smile, your first one does that.

cardattic's Amuse said...

I love your inspiration . I need to rethink what I order now

Regena said...

stunning cards!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Wow! Love all of these! Finally found the right block for me and have mastered the frames! Need to go get started! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Jeff Towers said...

These are fantastic. I really like the floral image over the triple play frame.

MyAuntKath said...

Oh, Melanie, these cards are so fascinating! I adore all of these. They are so different from any others I have seen. Love them all, but the port windows is just a fabulous card! Kathie

Linda said...

you card so pretty I love your ideals for the card!

Nana Griffin said...

Gorgeous cards. I like theory holes created.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the cards made with your triple play stamp set especially the first one which looks like the portholes on a ship. WOW great idea... The others are so delicately made. Beautiful.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards. What imagination you have.

Barbara said...

Beautifull cards, but I really love the first one best.

Teresa Doyle said...

BE-U-TI-FUL! I love them all. Great job!

Kay Jarvis said...

Great cards for guys

Lori S said...

Beautiful cards. Inspired by each one. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Theresa said...

Love all your creative cards! TFS!

Macimbalo said...

I love all your cards! I'm going to have to get these sets! Thank you for sharing,

Lee Kendel said...

I like the versatility you showed in your cards. Specially a fan of the Delicate Damask. I have a similar set and you guys are giving me all kinds of ideas, Thanks

Cheryl Harms said...

Wonderful cards! I just love the ideas you have given us to make the triple play frame so versatile. My list of techniques to try has really grown.

Golda said...

These are all great inspiration! Love the porthole look.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

I am so happy with this set! It's so versatile and fun! Your cards are simply amazing!

Linda B said...

Melanie,

Your designs are always so inspiring!!! How do you do it???

Donna said...

These are all fabulous, that first one does make me feel like I'm headed off on a cruise!

cjgusloff57 said...

I would never have thought of port holes or maybe I should say windows! Anyway, wonderful projects and I need to get that stamp!

MsJudyC said...

All the cards are amazing and love the looking through the ship portals at sea.

Athena Roberts said...

Gorgeous

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gee, Melanie. You just keep blowing me away. I love, love, love both these cards. That port hole thing is GENIUS!!! Thanks, as always, for the great inspiration!!

jan1637 said...

very nice, thanks for sharing

jcobb said...

Great cards, great stamps, great giveaway! What more is there to say? :)

Lynne said...

Love each of the cards - all so inspirational.

Sue D said...

Fabulous--love the ocean theme on the first one.

Queen-of-Cards said...

love your style!

Loretta Rush said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you have shown so many of the new stamp sets. I love the new triple frame set. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha Freer said...

Lovely cards, Melanie!

Sandy Meador said...

Each card has a unique beauty...I really like the orchid one. Thank you for the inspiration.

BeLinda Andrews said...

Love both stamp sets ! The cards are awesome as usual . Thanks for the idea on the port holes .

Donna Wikle said...

These card are beautiful. You have so many wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa'sHandCrafted Items said...

How awesome are these. I just love your stamps, so very versatile.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

Irene Grau said...

Gorgeous! Always love your designs and cards.

Sheila said...

What an array of cards. Such versatile sets of images. I'm so impressed and inspired. Thank you for the step by step explanation of your work. This is most appreciated.

Sheila said...

What an array of cards. Such versatile sets of images. I'm so impressed and inspired. Thank you for the step by step explanation of your work. This is most appreciated.

Cheryl Depler said...

Really love that set, thanks!

Sandy M said...

I am in awe of your cards. The orchid card is beautiful. Being a fan of water scenes the shell card is one I will use as inspiration. Thanks for sharing

mtscrapgal said...

Wonderful cards as usual, Melanie. Love the cruise ship scene. You always give us so many great ideas to use the frame sets. Love 'em.

m weimann said...

tfs all your beautiful cards..love them all can't wait to get some of those stamps.

Joyce Erb said...

Such great examples! Love the first water one best...so cool

Lynn Black said...

Great cards! I feel inspired to head to my craft room!

Robin said...

Love the way you stretch your stamps to do so many different things.

Debbie Lou said...

What a great
ocean view card! Love this
idea :)

kals said...

I love your stamp sets.

Peggy Drechsler said...

I love these blog hops and the cards using the Triple Frame stamp set! Thanks for sharing these techniques, and for the chance to win!