Monday, March 21, 2016

New Incentive Set: Handmade Botanicals

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating a new incentive stamp set by Gina K called “Handmade Botanicals”. We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!


Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome $20 gift card to Gina K. Designs!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.




The set makes perfect scenes for your sponged skies (sentiment from Scripty Sayings).  Images are stamped and stamped off in GKD Fresh Asparagus and sky is sponged in GKD Ocean Mist and Sweet Corn.

...but it is also wonderful addition to pair with your floral stamps (flowers from A Year of Flowers 3)  I used GKD Grass Green to stamp the bud silhouettes and sponge the masked corner, and Memento Tuxedo Black and Spectrum Noir markers to color my daisies.  I also tapped the marker to add some speckles and texture. Base is GKD Kraft.
Incentive Stamp Set
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!




Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

55 comments:

Allie Gower said...

Gorgeous, of course! I love your colorful designs.

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Gorgeous scene cards. I love the combo with your flower!

Beth said...

pretty birthday card - love the sun/rise/set scene!

Karen Hightower said...

Both of these are so pretty! I love the field scene, and your flower with the added botanical is perfect! :) <3 Love both of these! <3

Susan White said...

Beautiful Card Melanie!!

NJMullins said...

Lovely compositions!. The botanicals are so dainty!

Deb said...

Wow! LOVE how you used this stamp set...your cards are just beautiful!

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! Love the sponging.

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you used the stamps with the sponged scene. But it also goes well with other floral stamps. Makes this a very versatile set. Thanks for sharing.

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous cards, Melanie! Love the beautiful sponging to spotlight the new florals!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards! Love both of them - thanks for sharing!

Irene S. said...

Love the way you used the stamps for both cards. Always great ideas! Thanks, Melanie.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous using that set.

Macimbalo said...

Such beautiful inking, and great use of the set!

Judy Woodland said...

Love the sponging and use of the stamps as a background. Great idea, just beautiful!!

Sissyc said...

Loved that sponged look!

Patti Bomgardner said...

Very very pretty cards. Love the inking that you did.

Daylene said...

Your sponging technique always adds so much to your cards. I love them both! Thank you for sharing!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Lovely cards and I love the way the new incentive works with all your sets.

Nikki said...

Love your cards!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards and love the sponging. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

sweetcheeks said...

Wonderful cards.

Silke Ledlow said...

Sooooooo much gorgeousness! I love your cards!

Sharon Underwood said...

Beautiful scenes. Great sponging!

Pat R said...

Whoa! These creations are gorgeous! Love the sponging....and everything else.

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards.

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful! Love these stamps and your cards!

sooz said...

Awesome ideas - will have to add to my cardmaking journal.

Carolyn Swift said...

Your cards are always gorgeous. i just love the black eyed Susan with the botanicals. those stamps add just the right touch to finish off the image.

Kathy E. said...

As always 2 beautiful cards that inspire! I really loved the Flowers mixed with the new stamp! Thank You

JeanH said...

Beautiful creations with a beautiful set. Great job!

El Ivens said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

cairn1 said...

Love,love,love these cards!

Nana Griffin said...

Great looking cards.

Bridget said...

Love the gradient sponging done on the sky! Both cards are lovely!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful.

Creative Daisy Crafts said...

Hi Melanie I'm lost for words, you're cards are fabulous!!! Fresh Asparagus is so perfect for those stamps and of course my absolute favourite Daisies thanks for such wonderful stamps and inspiration Hugs Liz

mtscrapgal said...

Both cards are gorgeous but my fav is the scene one. So lovely.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Love the ink blending. You're awesome!

quilt4fun2 said...

I love how the Handmade Botanicals look with your inked sky and mixed with your A Year of Flowers 3 set. Beautiful job on your cards.
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Janeen said...

What a great idea to sponge the corner like that.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Love the daisy card!!!

Ladyj711 said...

Melanie, absolutely beautiful.n I love everything you do and you never disappoint.

Ladyj711 said...

Forgot the robot thing, I still love your work!

Linda S said...

These two cards seem so very different than what you usually inspire us with, but I like them too.

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Kathleen

Cindy M said...

Both gorgeous cards, your sponging on the scene card is flawless.

Dawn S. said...

I love the look of the stamped off images along with the regular stamped images.

Penny M said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the technique! Thank you for sharing with us!

ShelleyV said...

Your sponging with this stamp set as silhouettes just glows!

Lori Gustafson said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mitzi Manthey said...

I love the natural look of your cards. I also like the idea of a shadowed corner as you used on your second card. Thanks for new inspiration.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

I'm so glad that I don't have to pick a favorite, because I love them both.

Sue D said...

Beautiful botanicals!

Wyogem said...

Both cards are beautiful. Very realistic looking.