Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Gina K. Inspiration Hop Day 1: Fabulous Rose Frame and The Wetlands 2

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team 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 my new Fabulous Rose Frame and Theresa Momber's The Wetlands 2 , and I have a video for you below! 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. 


 In today's video, I show you how to create a really special gate fold design with my Fabulous Rose Frame and its coordinating dies. The overlapping flowers in the illustration lend themselves to this type of design and the fancy dies save time in cutting as well as helping keep the gate closed! 



Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Fabulous Rose Frame stamp set
Gina K.  Jellybean and Black Onyx Ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Jellybean (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 2 1/8" on both sides, and scraps for the die cut circles) and White cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Acrylic blocks or MISTI, sponge dauber
Fabulous Rose Frame label dies and die cutting machine, scissors
Spectrum Noir markers: DR2, DR3, GG2, and LY1




I am also showing this set's label, small flower and centers paired with the beautiful silhouettes and a greeting from Nurturing Blooms, the new incentive set, free for a limited time with your purchase $75 or more.
On this sample, I stamped the flower silhouettes in GKD Dark Sage, Chocolate Brown, and Honey Mustard inks on a GKD Pure Luxury Ivory base.  Next I stamped the label from Fabulous Rose Frame in Chocolate Brown on Pure Luxury White (love mixing these two neutrals! So elegant!), die cut with the Fabulous Label die, then die cut the center out with the smaller oval in this die set. I stamped my tiny flower centers from Fabulous Rose Frame on each side of the belly band in the same colors, and then a greeting from Nurturing Blooms inside the open space. I filled it with more solid images from my set. Love how these florals work together! 
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Finally, here is a simple card where I snipped up a frame to use two for the roses as a border, and then the little corner pieces to create a tiny frame or my greeting.  It's so nice to stamp one and have several flowers to use on multiple projects, and to make whatever customer smaller frames you need for sentiments, when you want to change it up and not use the label! Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx. Embossing folder is the new Charles folder that Gina sells.  Love mixing something really graphic like this with flowers! I used Zig Clean color with no blenidng becuase I was in super hurry on this card!
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I can't express how much I adore this set and the dies that go with it!  I'm making some of the most ornate, fancy cards ever and they take so little time, it's ridiculous!  You are going to love all the layering possibilities that will change up the look.  And, that bold label that fills my bestselling Fabulous Frame is such a bonus, coordinates with a zillion sets! (Okay 3, to be exact! 3 SO FAR.)! :) I have so much more I want to share but I need to save some surprised and I know our team is going to rock this set! Lots more videos to come, plus my tip sheet here later this week for lots of ideas, so please check back! :)










Next up, The Wetlands 2 is perfect for scene stamping, as well as the men in your life!  I love these simple trees and knew I wanted to do a clean masked scene, with the birds rising out of it.  Start with a clean white base and stamp your trees and birds and greeting in GKD Black Onyx.  Next, mask off an area with tape or sticky notes above and below.  I think it's more interesting to have the treetops extending out a bit, that's just me!  I sponged the top and bottom with GKD Tomato Soup, then switched to GKD Sweet Corn towards the middle.  Last I placed a sheet of paper over the middle to create the horizon and added more Sweet Corn, then removed the mask.  That last part really makes the scene! This is one of my favorite designs I made for this release. :)


This next card I had to try one of Theresa's images with the label from my Fabulous Rose Frame set.  This label really showcases all these gorgeous illustrations so nicely!  I stamped the cattail image right over it, then repeated again on the die cut oval from the Fabulous Labels die set to mount over the label with some foam squares.  I sponged a little GKD Turquoise Sea around the edges and then used Zig Clean Color markers to dab in dots of purple, turquoise, pink, green and blue to make the little panes of the wings look iridescent. Last I added a swipe of Wink of Stella glitter.  Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Ocean Mist.

Amazing set, Theresa!
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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. 


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

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger (Illustrator of Fabulous Rose Frame)
Theresa Momber (Illustrator of The Wetlands 2)


Be sure 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!

58 comments:

Theresa said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love all your ideas for the frame stamp. Each one is so beautiful!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards. I like the gatefold on the first one.

Debra Rumpza said...

Loved your cards. I especially like the special fold one and how you carried the design inside!

amymwz said...

I like how you reminded us to
Clip sort an image for more versatility. The landscape scene with orange sunset against white card is stunning. Beautiful cards all of them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome cards. I LOVE how you did the gatefold. I have always had trouble with that style, but this set will make it a breeze to do. My happy mail was on the porch this morning, so maybe I'll have time to try this out later today. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Mary Kay Werry said...

I am just so in love with everything in this release. Hoping to get my rose frame set today in the mail!!! and just ordered the Wetlands set.

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful cards! I love them all, couldn't pick a favorite!

Joy Meadows said...

oh, my! I am amazed by your cards today! Love them all. What a wonderful release this is.

Tracy A said...

Amazing cards. Thanks so much for including the video.

Mary Jane Blahnik said...

Fabulous cards

Vivian said...

I love your frames! I also like seeing the different varieties and ways to use your stamps. It is so helpful since I have difficulty visualizing possibilities. Thanks!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love this set - was a must have! Should be here today! Your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa K said...

Gorgeous rose frame examples. I watched your video early this morning and thought it wonderful! I love gate fold cards. Love your pairing you frame with the wetlands set. Great masculine ideas.

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so very gorgeous and I especially love how you used the incentive set with the Fall colors. That is a great idea!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness these stamps are gorgeous. I love them all and the cards are just stunning. The Wetlands 2 set is so beautiful, I can see myself using that ine a lot.

Beth said...

Love the samples! So pretty!!!

Debbie said...

Awesome cards -- you are so creative!! Thank you for the video.

Nana Griffin said...

All of these are really wonderful.

Susan Wareham said...

wow Beautiful inspiration thanks so much

Dee Earnshaw said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning Thanks for the inspiration:)

Karen Hightower said...

These are all fantastic! <3 I love how you did the gatefold card and your scene card is beautiful as well! <3 This Rose Frame is fantastic! :)

Claire Brennan said...

These are stunning cards Melanie, I love the gatefold card, such a fab idea for that stamp. Neat tip also for using only part of that large stamp, extra mileage! The sponged card with the trees is so simple, but sooo striking, and the frame does work wonderfully well with the images from Theresa's set!! Superb inspiration!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Your gate fold card is fabulous--so elegant! The other cards you showed are also beautiful--I especially liked the sympathy card with the butterfly in the center. Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

Retta Lutte said...

Gosh, I love these stamp sets!!! Mine came in the mail about half an hour ago and I can't wait to try them out. I wish I had gotten the frame die set, but had to have the A Year of Flowers 2 set and finally caught it in stock! I absolutely love ALL your cards! Can't even pick a favorite this time!

Michele Jacques said...

Such creative uses!

rocknutzgemcrazy said...

Love your ideas. Thank you

charlsie smith said...

What a beautiful stamp set. Love the gate fold card. Thank you

Carol said...

Beautiful projects, love the new sets!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Betty McDougal said...

What a beautiful stamp and die set and the cards are just unbelievable.

Johanna said...

Fabulous as usual. Love the cards and the sets.

Nicole B said...

I love your Wetlands 2 card. It has so much depth and interest for what seems to be a relatively simple technique.

Karen Gerek said...

WOW!, your designs are spectacular! Absolutely gorgeous!

TAS said...

Gorgeous cards and lovely stamp designs.

Janelle said...

LOVELY cards! Each one is a wonderful showplace for those stamps. I particularly like your flower set.

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards and really love the idea of the gate fold card.

Francine D said...

Oh My.. I absolutely love these card designs. I am partial to the wetlands, its just my style. It is fantasitc. Love how the dies work so well with both both images as well..

Carolyn Sharkas said...

These are such beautiful cards! Can't wait to get my hands on some and play. Thanks for sharing.

Tara D said...

Beautiful

Keiren Dunfee said...

love the silhouettes!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Angela Walters said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous! I love both of the new sets being released today!

quilt4fun2 said...

Your stamps are beautiful...I like all of the thought that you put into them to get the most out of using them! Beautiful cards you have created also. I can't get over how many ideas you come up with...the gate fold, the bloom label, using part of a stamp with embossing, having the stamping beyond the inked area and the wings on the dragonfly are awesome! Fabulous cards!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! Love your designs and coloring!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful cards! Fabulous release!

Pegmarie Dills said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the gatefold card, so creative. The Wetland stamp set is beautiful. I love nature scenes too. It's hard to pick a favorite.

Avra Williams said...

Your rose cards are gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the variation of the flower cards.
Beautiful.
The wetlands are fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

Karthikha said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! The gatefold card is a great idea with the frame stampset. And I love the wetlands card, beautiful effect of water, with those color gradients! Love it!

k ostgard said...

Cards are amazing very nice thanks for inspiration.
Have a blessed day.
Kimberly

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

Aimee Phillips said...

I have wanted to try a gate fold card. Thank you for inspiring me to try.

Lydia Hallum said...

It is always wonderful to learn something new. the gated card card is great for the use of a large stamp. The Nurturing Bloom stamp is just amazing and has so many uses.

Golda said...

Oh, I love the ideas for your set and both sets are beautiful! Choices, so many choices.

Creative Lady said...

Melanie, your Fabulous Rose set is so adorable and versatile. All your cards are so adorable.

Beth said...

The flowers against the white background are amazing.

D.Ann C said...

Your Rose Frame truly is Fabulous!! I also love your gorgeous wetlands projects!!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

So many beautiful creations!!