Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gina K. Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Todd Turtle and Perfect Poinsettia

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K! 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 Beth Silaika's Todd Turtle and Claire Brennan's Perfect Poinsettia.
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 some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

For my first card I had to get all these layers inky to create, yep, a perfect poinsettia! For the leaves GKD Applemint, Jellybean Green and Grass Green for the two and 3 step bold leaf and flower images, GKD Fresh Asparagus for the outlines, and GKD Innocent Pink, Red Velvet and Cherry Red, in that order for the leaves inside. Tracing the underside with a BG2 marker to create a drop shadow makes it look even more dimensional.  I stamped the "joy" in these same colors as the "flower" part, and then gave my coordinating Spectrum Noir markers a few good whacks to create a a speckled background on the GKD Pure Luxury Weight.  Love this single layer card! 


This next one I shared at our party. I love white and green together, and love white poinsettias, so I had to try that!  Here I used GKD Applemint, Jellybean Green and Grass Green for the two and 3 step bold leaf and flower images, and GKD Fresh Asparagus for the outlines.  Grab the BG2 marker again to create drop shadows on both.  I covered them with Wink of Stella glitter to really sparkle, and a couple silver adhesive sequins I picked up while at Village Paper & Ink to bling it up. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White.
  Another gorgeous layered set, Claire!! :)



This next set "Todd Turtle" from Beth is named after her husband, is that sweet or what?! Love these little critters, and fun puns (What the shell?? Oh my goodness.  Know who I'm sending that to!)

I thought the "super star" sentiment would be really sweet with the starfish holding up this crab.  He looks so celebratory  and victorious holding up his claws!  I colored with Spectrum Noir markers and stamped the Tomato Soup card base with more starfish in Versamark.

This next one I used the new embossing folder Ben Day Dots Gina is carrying from Darice which is amazing, and I have a LOT of dotted folders in my collection!  It's great as just a pattern or when you evoke a bubbly or scaly feels, perfect for this sea turtle!  


I cut out the circles for the sentiment and turtle image with the circle die from my Fabulous Rose Frame set, and decided to also use the negative pieces from the cut circles to make the layout more interesting. Cardstock is GKD White, Jellybean Green and Kraft.

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To conclude our hops, I have one more card with Nurturing Blooms, our newest Incentive set, free with purchase of $75 or more.  I made a really simple design using Pure Luxury Ivory and Moonlit Fog.  Images and sentiment are stamped in GKD Black Onyx. 

I always love torn edges on cards with nature silhouettes, the added texture and mimicry of imperfectly perfect nature is so elegant!
Incentive Stamp Set- Nurturing Blooms

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

Beth Silaika (Illustrator of Todd Turtle)
Claire Brennan (Illustrator of Perfect Poinsettia)
Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)

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!


52 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Fabulous cards... I think my favorite is the turtle one. I love the textured background!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards. Lovely poinsettia and silhouette cards and cute critter cards.

Lydia Hallum said...

Yes,as always looking at your creations makes me want to get busy. I love the new Poinsettia stamp set - getting for making cards. I'll have get the Nurturing Blooms set.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- TFS- these are just wonderful!

Sharon said...

Such cute little critters! The sympathy card is so pretty.

Jane M said...

Great cards! I really like the poinsettia cards! Lovely!

Teresa Doyle said...

All are such lovely cards Melanie, beautiful job as always!

Lisa K said...

Love the texture that folder created with the turtle. The crab and star card is so cute! I love this idea. The poinsettia cards are gorgeous! They look so beautiful.

Rema said...

Awesome display of cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am always inspired by your card designs and such was the case this time as well. All are so wonderfully designed and created.

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards! And a fabulous release!

El Ivens said...

Wow, those are all fabulous. Thanks for sharing and being an inspiration to so many.

Robin said...

Wonderful cards. The flowers are so pretty and the sea creatures are so cute.

Heidi Stamps said...

All of these are fantastic cards! I love the light colors on the poinsettia and the sea creatures so so cute!

cjgusloff57 said...

It is always a joy to see what you have created! Thank you!

Beth Queen said...

Love your cards. Your design of the turtle card is inspiring. Perfect background too.

Mary Jane Blahnik said...

Lovely cards very creative backdrops

Bevb said...

I like all your cards but love love love the ones with the turtle and crab. thanks for sharing.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

m fountain said...

Melanie,
Great cards, the green poinsettia is my favorite as well as the textured background for turtle. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and inspiration.

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome cards. so original and pretty:)

Johanna said...

Wow, you managed to create so many wonderful cards and I am always amazed at your talent and what you share.

Retta Lutte said...

Terrific cards! My favorites - the white poinsettias and the last card using the incentive stamp set.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wonderful cards. I love what you've done with the poinsettia. The Todd Turtle cards are wonderful. Thanks for the great inspiration.

mendo.dre said...

Love all your cards but the monochromatic green poinsettas is my favourite.

Carol Thelen said...

Lovely-TFS!

Nana Griffin said...

These are wonderful. I like what you did with the incentive stamps.

Geraldine Homenchuk said...

Always love your signature, clean and simple style and how you pair colours and images together so effortlessly. The green poinsettia is just great ... love "white" flowers! And how you've used the Incentive stamp is really lovely and very fitting also ... imaging that it has to do with loss and sadness of some sort. Beautiful job on all of them Melanie!!

Gayle said...

Great design on the Todd Turtle card...always inspiring. Thanks.

Avra Williams said...

Love it all! Especially your turtle card!

Debbie said...

Awesome cards!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
the two different poinsettias
are both wonderful.
Love the cut-out circles with
the turtles.
thanks for sharing some great
ideas.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous cards with those fabulous products!

Carol said...

Great new sets! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Caroline Pollard said...

great ideas as always

Tracy A said...

So many wonderful cards. I think my favorites are the green poinsettia card and the starfish/crab card.

k ostgard said...

Beautiful nice cards. Thanks for inspiration.
Have a blessed day!
Kimberly

Angela Walters said...

Your poinsettia card is so beautiful! I love how you stamped "joy" in the coordinating colors on the side. It it a gorgeous one layer card! I love your Todd Turtle cards, especially the design of the green card!

Diane M said...

Such pretty cards!

Karthikha said...

Superb cards and great design! Wonderful! :)

Debbie B said...

Fantastic creations! Love that little turtle! Great release!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Todd is adorable and makes me smile every time. The poinsettia's are gorgeous and the nature card is amazing. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Great set of cards!!! Beautiful and sweet!!!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! Love your nature blooms card!

Golda said...

What pretty layering poinsettias and that turtle/sea creature set is fantastically fun.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous array of inspiration, Melanie! I totally love both of your poinsettia cards!

Creative Lady said...

Melanie, I love all your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beth said...

Love the turtle card!!!

D.Ann C said...

Love, love, love that circle design for the turtles with that fab embossed background!

Pegmarie Dills said...

Beautiful cards. You always do an amazing job.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Beautiful job but I have a little preference for the turtle card !

Lauri Bacalzo said...

Your cards are so darn cute!
I think the star ⭐️ fish 🐟 holding up the crab 🦀 is just adorable. And the Tod the turtle 🐢 card...I love the colors you used.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards!