Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Lots of Lines and Poster Board Christmas

Good morning!  The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas, and as you hop through our blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products!  To see the full list of winners, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.
 First up, we have Lots of Lines by Beth Silaika. You can make stylish cards in minutes with these big bold images and greetings.  I made this card for a teacher at school with a fall birthday using Kraft and Dark Chocolate ink.  Substitute stars for a male recipient if you want to man it up a bit!
I used just a few adhesive rhinestones to accent butterflies' bodies and greeting and add sparkle.  
Tip:  Roll the edges of the square stamp on your ink pad to pick up just the outside of the image for more texture and variety.

 
Next up we have Poster Board Christmas from Becky Oehlers, a lovely two step set for the holidays.  I stamped the wreath in Prickly Pear and added the dots in Faded Brick.  Stamp the sleigh and reindeer in Dark Chocolate and then some score some lines above and below to frame it up.  I added some double stitched 5/8 Pure Luxury Kraft ribbon before adhering to my Prickly Pear base.  I used two tiny rhinestones to accent the hat and Rudolph, just color one with a red Copic.

 Now please enjoy hopping with the rest of the team for more inspiration for these two beautiful sets!


51 comments:

  1. Great butterfly birthday card. I like the browns. I like the way you embossed the second card around Santa and added a red nose for Rudolph.

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  2. HA! Great minds think alike - I love the masculine kraft/chocolate/white combo!

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  3. LOVE how you stamped that first one, gives it a rustic look! and the scoring on the 2nd one is a perfect little touch!

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  4. Good tip - rolling the stamp does change it and I LUV the look!

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  5. Lovely cards. Might have a go at making them:)

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  6. Lovely cards, I especially loved the butterfly card, loved the monotone stamping!

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  7. I love doing monochromatic and these wonderful!!

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  8. I love that you chose chocolate color in your cards! Very inspiring to me! Thanks!!

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  9. Love the birthday card. Would be great for a guy.

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  10. Love em---Great color combinations! Adore the second card---so cool!!!

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  11. What beautiful cards and I love them in the colors you chose too. I purchased both these sets so these works of art are very inspirational to me.

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  12. Lovely cards. I especially like the Birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Gorgeous cards! I love the brown birthday card. It looks masculine even with the butterflies.
    And your Christmas card has such a lovely vintage feel. I like the embossed lines.

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  14. Beautiful love the cards the darker colors its a vintage look the added ribbon adds that special touch. thanks for sharing

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  15. So cute! I love the neutral colors. I would never think to make my butterfly brown. Now I will! At first I thought you had done some labor intensive masking until I read your notes.

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  16. I like the neutral colors on both and the butterflies stamped over the squares.

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  17. Very pretty cards as usual Melanie!

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  18. Beautiful cards. Love the browns and the gold colors you've used.

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  19. I love the brown card a perfect masculine card!!

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  20. That kraft/chocolate card is wonderful, one of my faves! I wasn't sure about that Prickly Pear color, but I sure like what I've seen you do with it.

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  21. I love both of these! These sets will be wonderful for quick, beautiful cards.

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  22. What's not to like? I love the layering on your "Lots of Lines" card. The embellishments are subtle yet perfect. I also like the scoring you did on the wreath / Santa card. Both are very nice.

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  23. Loevely Cards! I love the colors you used.

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  24. Beautiful cards! Especially love the butterfly design.

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  25. Great use of non-traditional Christmas colors. Pretty cards!

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  26. The colors that you chose for the butterfly card makes it look masculine. I have such a hard time with those. Thanks

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  27. I am really enjoying your different color choices and the masculine butterfly card is fantastic!

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  28. Love the birthday card - both the design and the colors!

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  29. Both cards are super! But I think I favor the butterfly one. no... maybe the wreath. No ..Like I said both are lovely!

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  30. Fabulous colour combinations both cards are fantastic.

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  31. I am off to get that Lots of Lines stamp set - I'm just loving the cards.

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  32. Both new stamp sets and your cards are terrific. Lovin that line set.

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  33. Oh the browns are so rich looking. Very lovely!

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  34. OH MY Goodness....can't decide which card I like best. I think the Santa card with his sleigh & reindeer might be the winner....just perfect!

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  35. Love these ink colors, Melanie! Gorgeous cards!

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  36. Wow! I do love that lined butterfly!

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  37. Love the browns and the sleigh card.Thanks for sharing..Beautiful cards and hugs:)

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  38. Beautiful cards, Melanie! Love the juxtaposition of the stripes on the first one and the color combos on both of them!

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  39. Your cards are lovely. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  40. Your cards are amazing! Love the butterflies.

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  41. Love your colors on these cards.

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  42. I can't get enough of those Lots of Lines. Love your examples.

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  43. Love how the "rolled" images came out. I have to try this at home ;)

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  44. Beautiful cards...the butterfly is my favorite!

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  45. I'm loving the Lots of Lines set. Even though the one you show here is butterflies, it still looks like it could work for a man. Thanks.

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  46. Your cards are very cute - and show off the designs very nicely.

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