Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 3

Hello! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to our final blog hop this week celebrating the new stamp sets from Gina K Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the My Anchor Mini Kit.
My Anchor Mini Kit


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

First, this anchor is such a strong image, and what a wonderful sentiment! After stamping the anchor and sentiment in GKD Navy onto my mat, I cut the image out with the double stitched circle die.  I wrapped some thick hemp twine around the top of the mat and inside of the cut window, and then popped up the circle with foam adhesive, offset slightly up to reveal the navy layer below. Cardstock is GKD pure Luxury Kraft, Navy, and White.  Perfect guy card, and super easy!


For this next card I thought the little outdoor scene was perfect for putting in the postage frame from Stately Flowers 11!  I offset the GKD double stitched rectangle die to leave room inside the postage border for the remainder of the sentiment.  After cutting I stamped in my scene and sentiments.  I used some of my peerless watercolor pages and a water brush to quickly color in the scene.I recessed the die cut but popping up the frame, it's a bit hard to see form the photo, but in hindsight when I make this card again I will adhere the mat to the card and pop up the die cut, but here I was wanted a peek inside rather than it standing out! two different looks! Card base is GKD Pure Luxury Grass Green.
The included cardstock panels and patterned papers in this kit are just gorgeous, but if you don't have a need for the colored ink cubes or adhesive (although you'll need more adhesive at some point, yes?! lol) you can also purchase this set NOW separately. Heads up!
My Anchor- CLEAR


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


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!

48 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

The little scene is wonderful as a postage stamp!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Awesome cards, Melanie. These sentiments had me tearing up.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. Love the anchor image.

Chris said...

Love your coloring and that twine is such a great addition to the anchor image!

Sue LD said...

Love the cards you made with this fabulous set.

Lisa K said...

The postage stamp card is very nice. I like the recessed image and combined with the postage stamp. The anchor is nice with the rope holding the popped up image. Very manly.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Avra Williams said...

Great cards!

Beth said...

Love the twine - perfect with the anchor stamp!

Jeanne Beam said...

Great cards. This is a wonderful stamp set.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

You always deliver such great artwork....thank you so much for sharing these cards.

Golda said...

I love your use of the twine on the first one. Fun way to use the postage stamp on the 2nd, too.

Mitzi Manthey said...

Great idea to add cord to the anchor image. I also like the deck image placed in the postal stamp.

Susan Wareham said...

Beautiful cards love them both

Jennifer said...

I just love both of these cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

The stamps are the main focus of the
cards - beautiful.
thanks for sahring.

Marilyn M. said...

The rope is such a great touch! Nice cards!

Rema said...

Beautiful cards Melanie! I adore that second one.

Claire Brennan said...

Melanie your cards are always an absolute treat but I will never, ever get over the octopus/squid inking about you - sheer genius! LOVE it!

Kristina Stonich said...

Love the postage stamp

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so beautiful and well designed.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Nana Griffin said...

Great looking cards.

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Melanie! Love the texture and design of your nautical card! ⚓️

Retta Lutte said...

Time to get out the twine! Love that first card. The coloring on the scene is gorgeous!!!!

Deb said...

Love your cards, and that twine on the first one really adds to the idea! Love it!

Helen F. said...

Oh my gosh! Love both of your cards, Mel! Beautiful coloring

Donna Phelan said...

Great masculine cards, Mel. I adore your Anchor one with the rustic jute twine accent....that is awesome!

Macimbalo said...

Both great cards! Really love the nautical one!

Sandie said...

Very very nice!

El Ivens said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Johanna said...

As usual some great designs, inspiration and ideas. You amaze me with what you create and I so appreciate being able to play along with some of your tutorials.

Bonnie said...

Such inspiration and great use of color.

Shari Dancer-Thomas said...

Love this set!

Gayle said...

Love your cards and the versatility of your postage stamp.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
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Rosy Newlun said...

You sure did knock these out of the park, Melanie. I love them both. Your cards are always so professionally done and CAS. Thank you for the video - outstanding!!!!

Cheryl Depler said...

Great samples. Wonderful stamps and colors for masculine cards.
Need that! Thanks!

Donna Idlet said...

Melanie, love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow another great duo of gorgeous cards. Thank you Melanie for your inspiration:)

Joyce Erb said...

Lovely cards!

Robin said...

Great cards. Love them both.

Alaska .Kris said...

That anchor one is fabulous!

Pam said...

Amazing cards! Loved the 'stamp'

Karen Judy said...

Love your cards! Beautiful!

reeree62 said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie. Very nice! Love the jute twine on the anchor card!

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