Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our September Release, just in case you didn't get enough inspiration at last night's party! ;) We hope to inspire you with some eye candy as you hop along. Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies! Additionally, I will be giving one of these cards away! Be sure to let me know in the comments *which* is your favorite! To see who won, please check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
First up, I have a few samples with my new Triple Play Holiday! It coordinates with the Triple Play Frame, but can do so much more. I am loving all the little bits!
Who's ready to get started on Christmas cards? The wreaths, two step images, and and homespun elements in this set make accenting the frame a snap! Twine!! Jingle bells!!
I showed this single layer Kraft design at the party. The embroidery combos are truly endless! Now you can have a homespun stitched look on any card, frame or no, in any ink pads you choose! I love "no sew"!
Here is another single layer card. I am so stinkin' excited about this raffia wrap! The raffia is drawn to look like it is just wrapping around the edges of that layer in the frame, see? here I stamped it in Charcoal Brown and colored it with Spectrum Noir FS1 and GB1 markers. Tracing the underside with a BG3 marker to create a drop shadow adds a lot, but I will show in a video how to create even more dimension on the raffia than I did here, for even more realism, and it's really easy! Love how the leaves fit in the windows and the smaller two step versions work as accents or a charm (stamped in Tomato Soup ink) The diamond border is a filler for the open border in Triple Play Fillers, and is a great way to fill in this smaller section. I also added a few stitched to the belly band, to add interest.
And finally I wanted to show one with the leaves again and the dahlia, also fits in the round windows, but no frame this time. There is a lot of shading in this line art flower, so it's incredibly easy to color. Begin by stamping the flowers in Dark Chocolate, then the leaves around them in the chocolate and also Grass Green, add the smaller leaves and now you have a vine! I sponged on both inks around the edges. Next, I used a water brush and painted on a bit of Peach Bellini ink to the flower, and a little green and the peach on the leaves. I'll admit I dropped a huge spot of water (lower left, huge!!) so this was the perfect to time to "just add water" and do some more drops and make it look intentional. That is the beauty of watercolor: messy, and beautiful, just like life! So don't throw it away, go with it! I love how this adds age and romance to the design. Greeting is from Beth's This &That (our hop tomorrow!)
If you missed my intro video and single layer cupcake card (mmm, cupcakes!), please be sure to scroll down to the post below. :) That's all i'm showing now because I have lots of videos already recorded and need to save some surprises! ;)
The next set we are showcasing is Theresa Momber's Vine & Butterfly. I love this rectangular vine stamp! There are so many ways to configure it on a card, and lots of inky techniques to try.
Here is a very simple one I did just inking up one piece of the vine by tapping on my ink pads. An easy way to add flourishes on your cards, anywhere you need them. Sky is sponged with Gina K. Sweet Mango and Dusty Rose. Cardstock is Gina K. Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx and Ocean Mist. Love the "You've got this"!
I shared this card last night. I inked up the vine image in Jelly Bean Green (and tapped a little of Fresh Asparagus and Grass Green on before stamping to add some different shades) over the stamped Triple Play Frame (this vine fits in there so nicely!) and stamped on the stitched berries from my new Triple Play Holiday set in Blue Denim ink. (I have a wisteria pad but look how nice and purple the Denim ink paints with water!) Next I stamped the butterflies in Black Onyx, cut them out, and water colored them with the Blue Denim ink pad. Finally I popped them up with foam squares and brushed on just a bit of the Wink of Stella glitter pen. Card base is Pure Luxury Wild Wisteria.
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