Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 3

Hello! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to our final blog hop this week celebrating the new stamp sets from Gina K Designs! 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 My Anchor Mini Kit.
My Anchor Mini Kit


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? 

First, this anchor is such a strong image, and what a wonderful sentiment! After stamping the anchor and sentiment in GKD Navy onto my mat, I cut the image out with the double stitched circle die.  I wrapped some thick hemp twine around the top of the mat and inside of the cut window, and then popped up the circle with foam adhesive, offset slightly up to reveal the navy layer below. Cardstock is GKD pure Luxury Kraft, Navy, and White.  Perfect guy card, and super easy!


For this next card I thought the little outdoor scene was perfect for putting in the postage frame from Stately Flowers 11!  I offset the GKD double stitched rectangle die to leave room inside the postage border for the remainder of the sentiment.  After cutting I stamped in my scene and sentiments.  I used some of my peerless watercolor pages and a water brush to quickly color in the scene.I recessed the die cut but popping up the frame, it's a bit hard to see form the photo, but in hindsight when I make this card again I will adhere the mat to the card and pop up the die cut, but here I was wanted a peek inside rather than it standing out! two different looks! Card base is GKD Pure Luxury Grass Green.
The included cardstock panels and patterned papers in this kit are just gorgeous, but if you don't have a need for the colored ink cubes or adhesive (although you'll need more adhesive at some point, yes?! lol) you can also purchase this set NOW separately. Heads up!
My Anchor- CLEAR


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


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!

48 comments:

  1. The little scene is wonderful as a postage stamp!

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  2. Awesome cards, Melanie. These sentiments had me tearing up.

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  3. Love your coloring and that twine is such a great addition to the anchor image!

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  4. Love the cards you made with this fabulous set.

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  5. The postage stamp card is very nice. I like the recessed image and combined with the postage stamp. The anchor is nice with the rope holding the popped up image. Very manly.

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  6. Love the twine - perfect with the anchor stamp!

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  7. Great cards. This is a wonderful stamp set.

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  8. You always deliver such great artwork....thank you so much for sharing these cards.

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  9. I love your use of the twine on the first one. Fun way to use the postage stamp on the 2nd, too.

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  10. Great idea to add cord to the anchor image. I also like the deck image placed in the postal stamp.

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  11. I just love both of these cards!

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  12. The stamps are the main focus of the
    cards - beautiful.
    thanks for sahring.

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  13. The rope is such a great touch! Nice cards!

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  14. Beautiful cards Melanie! I adore that second one.

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  15. Melanie your cards are always an absolute treat but I will never, ever get over the octopus/squid inking about you - sheer genius! LOVE it!

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  16. Your cards are so beautiful and well designed.

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  17. Fabulous cards, Melanie! Love the texture and design of your nautical card! ⚓️

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  18. Time to get out the twine! Love that first card. The coloring on the scene is gorgeous!!!!

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  19. Love your cards, and that twine on the first one really adds to the idea! Love it!

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  20. Oh my gosh! Love both of your cards, Mel! Beautiful coloring

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  21. Great masculine cards, Mel. I adore your Anchor one with the rustic jute twine accent....that is awesome!

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  22. Both great cards! Really love the nautical one!

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  23. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  24. As usual some great designs, inspiration and ideas. You amaze me with what you create and I so appreciate being able to play along with some of your tutorials.

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  25. Such inspiration and great use of color.

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  26. Love your cards and the versatility of your postage stamp.

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  27. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
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  28. You sure did knock these out of the park, Melanie. I love them both. Your cards are always so professionally done and CAS. Thank you for the video - outstanding!!!!

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  29. Great samples. Wonderful stamps and colors for masculine cards.
    Need that! Thanks!

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  30. Melanie, love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Wow another great duo of gorgeous cards. Thank you Melanie for your inspiration:)

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  32. Great cards. Love them both.

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  33. Amazing cards! Loved the 'stamp'

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  34. Beautiful cards, Melanie. Very nice! Love the jute twine on the anchor card!

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