Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Day 2 Inspiration Hop: Peony Wishes, Wise Old Owl, and Grand Greetings

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K! This month, we are celebrating the release of Wise Old Owl, Peony Wishes and the new incentive set Grand Greetings. 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 new stamp sets Wise Old Owl, Peony Wishes and the new incentive set Grand Greetings.
Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Here I have the owls all dancing across the top of one of the Grand Greetings.  Die cutting with the coordinating die set and popping them up instead of just stamping on a single layer really bring this design to life. Did you notice the party hats?! I was so excited about this!  At first I intended to draw some tiny ones and then I notice the one little feathered "ears' would be perfect, so I stamped out a few more of those and colored and cut! Now it's a party!! Grand Greetings is free with your purchase of $75 or more.  Love of the size and fonts!  I think the big printed block letters will be great for masculine cards, too. :)

I am crazy about the coffee drinker's content little expression!  Again I used one of the Grand Greetings and popped him up over a Kraft base.  Since I did all the other owls in realistic earth tones on my first card, I thought it would be fun to use pinks on this one, to go with the mug.  Grand Greetings is free with your purchase of $75 or more.  Love of the size and fonts!  I think the big printed block letters will be great for masculine cards, too. :)


This is such a gorgeous border! Whether you use it portrait or landscape style, it fills up a card with its beauty.  I colored and splattered this with Spectrum Noir markers,without blending, just dabbing in bits here and there, for a more watercolored look.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, and Innocent Pink, and I used the die for the scalloped fancy border. I finished it with some black enamel dots and an adhesive pearl.

Here I heat embossed the border and sentiment in gold on a GKD Pure Luxury White mat and popped it up on white card base.  I added some pearls to the center.  Nothing more is needed, it is such an elegant stamp!
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Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Melanie Muenchinger (thanks for visiting!)

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.

51 comments:

Janet Christensen said...

great coloring

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Hands down- those owls win in my book!

Tracy A said...

Love all your cards but I must admit my favorite is the owl card.

El Ivens said...

Great cards. Love them all but the way you colored the flowers is gorgeous.And the owls are too cute.
hanks for sharing with us and inspiring us.

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful cards. The owls are awesome. Thanks for sharing....

The Bloomin' Yucca said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Miesje said...

I love the dancing owls! they are so fun and your coloring is, as always, perfect!

D.Ann C said...

Loving those beautiful peonies and fun owls!!

vinita jain said...

I am very impressed with your designs, such fun creations!

Avra Williams said...

Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Bonovа said...

Pretty cards! Thank you for sharing!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Nana Griffin said...

The owls are so cute!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful florals and I like how you colored the cute owls.

crazycricut said...

Loving the Peony Wishes stamp!

Lydia Hallum said...

Love the reminder to use other dies to enhance the base of a card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card creations.

Sharon Mattingly said...

Great cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Loving your cards today, Melanie:)

Patti Bailey said...

I really love the peony stamp so much!!

Retta Lutte said...

Love that peony stamp gold embossed! How elegant is that!!!!

Lisa K said...

The owls are so cute, especially with the party hats. Love the peony. Beautiful cards!

Sherry said...

gorgeous! love the peonies and especially the gold and white one!

craftyd said...

Beautiful cards!
Dolores

Elaine said...

Can't get enough of those darling owls...nice cards!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Loved your cards! The gold embossed peonies is so elegant and I love the watercoloring on the other card1 Thank you so much for sharing!

Johanna said...

those owls are such fun. Don't usually like cute stamps but those are great.

cjgusloff57 said...

Fun Owl card and pretty floral cards.

Karen Hightower said...

I love the dancing Owls! They are so cute and they do look happy! :) I really like the way you colored the peony's with the copics to make it look watercolors! <3 Beautiful! <3

Deborah Kaye said...

Absolutely fabulous cards! Those owls. :)

Laurie said...

Thanks for sharing

Golda said...

Great examples for these sets. Those owls are definitely a hoot.

Gayle said...

Fun owls and elegant flowers.

Robin said...

Very cute owls and beautiful flowers.

Mary Reiner said...

Such pretty cards! I love those flowers!

Melissa Vannoy said...

Oh my! Love, love, love these stamps and all the creativeness of the blog hop - thank you!!

Deb said...

Love your cards...especially love that gold embossed flower, looks great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Melanie! Love your party owl card... it's too cute!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love the delicate pink peonies. That black border is so very elegant.

Francine D said...

Beautiful cards. Loving this release.

Abby said...

Great cards!

Susan said...

lovely!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

oh I love them, your work are so inspiring!

Susan Eliot said...

Incredible creations!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Wow ! Very nice job on colluding the owls ! Congratulations !

quilt4fun2 said...

The owl birthday is too cute! Love the clever party hats. Beautiful job on the peony cards...this is such a pretty stamp! Great job.

Beth said...

Okay - now this is the right comment form - the owl card is so stinking cute!

nonnacindy said...

The embossed Peony is so beautiful for so many occasions. Great cards

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, those owls are so stinkin' CUTE! And I love what you have done with those peonies, not to mention the beautiful Grand Greetings. Thanks for all the great inspiration!!

Julie M said...

Very nice cards.

Susan Wareham said...

Fantastic inspiration cards love those owls