Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop, this time, for our December Release! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projections as you hop along. Please 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! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV on Thursday after the hop.
I hope you are loving my new Twine Time set as much I am!
ATTENTION: NO TWINE was used in the creation of any of the following cards! (Some make it easy to forget, so just sayin') :)
You can put together a ton of different greetings with the twine script words in this set, and make that the focal point of your card. Here I stamped the twine in GKD Black Onyx and Cherry Red, and then used a white gel pen to dot or dash inside the twine to really make it pop off the Kraft. I love this look! If it looks or sounds like that would be time-consuming, it's really not, the same amount of time or less than having to color an image, and its like doing "dot to dot", no shading or blending, you know? I thought it would be fun to use the knot and crossed stitch to serve as XOXO hugs and kisses, just came to me while I was deciding how to finish the card! Use a BG3 Spectrum Noir or other gray marker to trace the underside of all stamped images. Cardstock is GKD Black Onyx and Kraft.
Next, my good friend loved this one I made especially because of the scalloped stamped edge I added to the wavy cut DP using the long twine piece and half circle. I'll show you in a video an easy way to do it!) I also stamped out and cut out some of buttons to use on the Prima flowers. Don't forget to two step stamp the twine stitches into the buttons! Also, the spool looks really different when you stamp it in different colors. Patterned paper is from the GKD Love Letters pack. (I'm not exactly ready for Valentine's Day yet, but it is around the corner and this would work with the "love" greeting!)
Finally, I know you're all done making your Christmas cards (Right? Right?? No, neither am I!) but here is a fun design with the clothespin, using the top of the spool as a halo, isn't that sweet? (The twine double bow fits just right around the pin, love it!) You can adapt this angel design to cards after the winter holidays using the "...angel's hands" sentiment in the set. :) Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury Cherry Red, White and Fresh Asparagus.
This one you can also change to a birthday or thank you simply by swapping out the greeting and the patterned paper. I love how many wraps and borders you can make for your cards with the single twine piece and the little pieces!
Next, some super cute little (er, one not so little!) critters in this Hippo Bird Day set by Beth Silaika! Images are stamped in GKD Black Onyx and colored with Spectrum Noir markers, BG3, BG4, CR3, IB2, GB. To embellish the card, I stamped the twine and bow from my Twine Time set in GKD Innocent Pink, drew on a shadow with BG3, and then added a real button. Cardbase is GKD Pure Luxury Jellybean Green.
And since I managed to get every image from Hippo Bird Day in the card above, I wanted to use a greeting from the set that contains neither birds nor hippos, just a simple "Happy Birthday"! This one I showed at the release party, but wanted to share some details. I inked it carefully with three pads (GKD Wild Wisteria, Grass Green and Powder Blue) and then stamped up a little scene with my Twine Time set. (It goes with everything!) I love that you can use that one loop in the set to make a row of loop-de-loops the way I did on this tag, so fun as a trim! And see the little tie for it? That's stamp two! Stamp it on the edge of your tag, ink it up again and stamp it underneath to make the tied part hanging off and pop the tag up. Easy peasy! No eyelets used here, either! I love being able to add these stamps and then mask the single piece of twine in any length I choose to connect them! TIP: Punch through the center of the stamped eyelet image for added realism to reveal the layer underneath.
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