Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Spring Fling, Springtime Baskets, and Vintage Rose

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for February by our illustrator team! 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 the stamp sets by Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and our new Incentive set, Vintage Rose!
Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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:

First up, Spring Fling by Beth!! I made this card for my son, because middle school is really tough, but attitude is everything!! I love this little frog and "Think Hoppy!"

I used the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder on the GK D Pure Luxury Applemint cardstock to imitate some froggy flesh! :)  I also used GKD Black Onyx, white and Kraft for my card base.  Colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  LG3, LG5, JG2, PP2, and BG3.  Since it's a "boy" card, I just did a button, which works nicely with all the dots.
 I showed this next card at our party. The images were all so cute, I just had to put them all on one (minus the frog which got his own card!)  If you haven't noticed, the solid oval stamp in the set fills these little oval shaped creatures perfectly, not just the egg, so that is a really fun and versatile filler!  I used GKD Wild Dandelion ink on the duck and chick, Moonlit Fog for the bunny, and Lovely Lavender, Applemint, Innocent Pink, and Ocean Mist on the eggs. Then it's just coloring a few details and adding shadows! Cardstock is GKD White and Passionate Pink.

Net we have Claire's beautiful Springtime Baskets !!  I loves me all these two step bits and her thoughtful, tasteful greetings! This first card I thought the basket images and eggs would work so nicely in my Fabulous Frame window.  Love this sentiment to go with the basket of eggs so encouraging!  I refrained form my impulse to mask the different gorgeous eggs into the  open areas, because I wanted the the theme of the card to very simple , appropriate for this sentiment, and less Eastery. I love how the sentiments  and images go beyond Spring and Easter!  I plan to give to one of the ladies in my Bible study.  CR2, CR4, GB8, EB6, BG3 for coloring.
 
Next, isn't this daffodil arrangement so elegant?!  I kept the layout simple to focus on the exquisite detail of the weaving and flowers, and just a strong punch of that sunny yellow paper! Cardstock is GKD Wild Dandelion, Black Onyx, and White.  Spectrum Noir markers CT1, CT4, GB6, LG5 JG2, GG2, IG2, and BG3.


Last, Vintage Rose, one of the best incentive sets evah!! It's free for a limited time with a purchase I'm going to have so much coloring and doing techniques with the beautiful roses in this set.  Cardstock is Honey Mustard and white. I stamped the roses in GKD Dark Sage (so the leaves are already halfway colored!) and colored with Spectrum Noir markers: CR3, CR5 DR1, DG2, DG3, BG3, and BG2 .  Sponging with the sides with Honey Mustard ink gives it a nice glow, adds to the vintage feel and ties it into the base.

Last I made a simple still life with the jar of roses.  I stamped everything in Charcoal Brown and colored with Spectrum Noir markers, same as above.  The base is GKD Fresh Asparagus.

Don't you love these stamp sets?! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set, or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!





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Beth Silaika - Illustrator for Spring Fling
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Thank you for stopping by!

54 comments:

  1. This is a joyous morning seeing all these beauties! Thank you Melanie.

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  2. OMG How beautiful. Colorful, creative, bright. I just love the incentive set .

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  3. I just love the coloring you did on the critters - having them all on one card is perfection! The vintage rose card is so elegant! WOW! And the black and yellow background is perfect for the daffodils!

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  4. Love your Framed Egg card, how adorable! And your Vintage Rose (1st one) is GLORIOUS! YOWZA!!!

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  5. Wonderful cards. My fave is the one about Faith.

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  6. Awesome cards! Love how the basket works with the Fabulous Frame. Your coloring on the Vintage Rose cards is wonderful.

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  7. Wow... Don't know where to start! :) Your froggy card is to cute, and I love the one with the circle of friends! ;) The Basket form Claire's set works great in your frame stamp! :) Love the Yellow & Black and that Vintage rose set... I love how you created those too! <3 :)

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  8. Beautiful roses! Love the basket of daffodils and creating a card for your son is so special. Middle school is tough as well as high school.

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  9. Stunning stunning cards! TYFS your wonderful ideas

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  10. These are all beautiful examples. I really like the "Faith is" card. It truly is elegant.

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  11. Wow! Gorgeous roses. And I love the colorful eggs and critters. All your cards are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. All of these are so awesome as always Mel! I really love the red roses withthe gold! Fits the name of the set, Vintage Rose!

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  13. Very pretty cards, I especially like the coloring of the roses.

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  14. beautiful creations - love your vintage rose samples - absolutely STUNNING:)

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  15. Beautiful cards, Melanie! Love them all!

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  16. The eccentive set with vintage roses they will make amazing cards. Just look at all the ones you guys have all done. AMAZING WORK GUYS!!!!

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  17. Some times you just have to stop and smell the roses, or at least look at them a lingering moment.

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  18. Love the vintage roses cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love.the Easter blessings card!

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  20. Beautiful cards! I especially like the ones with bold colors, and the white "faith" one.

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  21. Cute little animals and beautiful flowers. Great cards.

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  22. Great cards! And roses are outstanding!

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  23. Wonderful! I, too, think the roses are great. You definitely have a knack with flowers!

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  24. You never disappoint, your coloring and designs are eggstra special!

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  25. Hard to pick a favorite. Love them all!!

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  26. I always enjoy your cards and your videos. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  27. Like your style and fun cards. It looks to me as tho you really enjoy what you do. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  28. Wonderful cards with fantastic coloring.

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  29. Oh, such beautiful cards! Really adore the ones using the incentive set, especially that last one!

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  30. lots of awesomeness going on around here--i think my fav is the first one---toad-ally adorable :)

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  31. Melanie, I can't decide which card I like best. The ones using the Incentive stamp set are just amazing. Stamping with Dark Sage and Dark Chocolate is a wonderful touch. Can't wait to try them all out tomorrow!!!

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  32. Beautiful cards, Melanie! I Love them all!

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  33. Love all your amazing, creative cards!

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  34. Wonderful cards--from the cute to the elegant. I think my favorite is the one with the old roses. So pretty! TFS.

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  35. Melanie,

    The cards are so wonderfully done. The black and yellow is stunning, great way to make the daffodils stand out. All of the card are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Stunning cards. As always. The frame of critters just makes me smile.

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  37. Melanie, inspiring as always but the green frog Smiled from the start
    Thank you

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  38. The ones with the critters are so cute and the ones with the flowers and baskets are beautiful!

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  39. Oh my gosh, Mel, your cards are so stinkin' CUTE!! I love what you have done with the Fabulous Frame stamp. Simply awesome, thanks for all the great inspiration here.

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  40. Melanie...your cards are gorgeous! I love the roses you used from the incentive stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. These cards bring smiles to my face...colorful and eye catching!

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  42. I do love these stamp sets!! All your cards are awesome. I really love your first two cards...just so adorable. Love that green colored paper behind the frog, and all the cutie eggs with the cutie critters...so colorful...makes me smile!!

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  43. Beautiful and imaginative cards as usual, Melanie. Your roses are exquisite.

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  44. Beautiful, but think the colourful eggs and the vintage floral are the favourites.

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  45. Your cards are so sweet and beautiful! Love them!

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  46. More Overload !!! These are all Wonderful !!!

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  47. So creative and so many gorgeous ideas to think about. I especially love how you did the roses - will you make a video for that one?

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