Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Inspiration, Day 2: Baby Boy, Baby Girl, Graceful Greenery, and Free to Flourish


Welcome back, it's Day 2! Thanks for returning for more fun idea and inspiration with new Gina K. designs products! Comment as you hop for more chances to win a $50 gift certificate to the store!

You should be coming from Karen Hightower's blog!

First is  Free to Flourish from Lisa Hetrick. Sometimes simple is best!  Start with Kraft for an elegant textured base.  Then stamp the images an sentiment with Jet Black Amalgam and create some depth adding the fern with GKD watermark embossing ink to create a shadow.  Filling the daisy with the white pen makes it pop! Boom, this card is DONE.
Step it up and make a fancy card now! I used GKD Fresh Asparagus, Lucky Clover, Watermark, and Plum Punch for my stamping.  Cardstock is GKD Whisper, White and Plum Punch. I used the Free to Flourish dies  to die cut the frame and flower and colored both with alcohol markers to match.

Next up some baby cards with Emily's lovely greetings and images!I used the stencil from the new Nature's Touch kit for this first Baby Girl card, but any pretty cutesy one will do!  I blended on a gradient with GKD inks and a Life Changing Blending Brush and then stamped the flower and sentiment over it in GKD Chocolate Truffle Amalgam.  A drop shadow on the flower with a gray Arteza Everblend marker gives them more dimension and looks so pretty with soft gray of the GKD Pure Luxury Soft Stone cardstock base.

 For this next card, I made a background with three images from my Macramade with Love -the circles piece stamped end to end, the heart underneath, and one of the tassels, all in GKD Innocent Pink on Pure Luxury White.  I stamped Emily's cute greeting in the center in Jet Black Amalgam, and then accented where each circle met with a rainbow heart, just picked out the yellow, orange, white and pinks from the mix and adhered with Connect Glue. Two step stamp the heart from my set (GKD Soft Stone and Innocent Pink) and use the coordinating Macramade with Love Die Set to cut it out and pop up with a foam square over the scalloped strip of Lemon Drop cardstock. So sweet! I love how this just looks like one big detailed background stamp once it's all together, soft and subtle.

Now I shared a baby boy card yesterday and my friends aren't having boys now, so I wanted to make some samples with Baby Boy that could work double duty as an encouraging card to give to a friend or loved one if I needed it. I made a simple scene with the tree and mountain stamps, adding some grass and a path to the mountains with markers and blending on some sky and clouds with GKD Blue Raspberry and Life Changing Blending Brush.  A rainbow hear that the mountain top is so encouraging! I love this book and think anybody would recognize the Seuss sentiment and enjoy this encouraging card. Great for a grad! Cardstock is GKD Moonlit Fog, White and Black Onyx.
 Here is a very different mountain scene, a circle punch or die cut creates a mask for you to do a little blended sunrise or sunset with GKD Coral Reef ink and a Life Changing Bending Brush.  I used the Master Layout set of dies to cut my mats.  The scene is offset and popped up with foam squares.

Last set of the day, the first card I made with Hannah's Graceful Greenery I can't find now to take a photo, ackk! (It'll turn up, but that was disappointing.  I'll share it in our Instagram hop later, so all is not lost...)  I'm explaining that to say I started coloring it *before* I checked the name of the set, and got to almost the end and it was all shades of green, what, no flowers?  "Graceful Greenery", indeed!  I love how it turned out, but I wanted to create something else to show you can do all sorts of colors, to be whimsical, or to look like the leaves that come in other shades, or are dried and dyed like eucalyptus.  I used my Everblend alcohol markers on GKD Pure Luxury White. Love these vibrant jewel tones.
Here's all the sets I just used!








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59 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! Love the graceful greenery. Colors are wonderful!

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    2. I see your name, Kim, not sure what you mean by unknown? Thank you for your comment!!

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  2. From simple to wow! Beautiful cards.

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  3. creative! Love graceful greenery colors

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  4. Love your GG cards Mel! Amazing job

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  5. Great cards. Great release. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Loving the soft colors and the kraft card stock card. You always lead the way with layouts and design. thank you

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  7. Great showcase of this day's release. Your cards are amazing. I especially love the Graceful Greenery set and that card is amazing.

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  8. Always love to see your work - I am so drawn to the road on your mountain card - each one is a delight however - TFS

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  9. Love the floral images in your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Wow, so glad I got the baby set of stamps. Your cards are so pretty and inspiring.

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  11. Melanie, so many gorgeous cards! Each one is prettier than the one before - although I do love that first card! So simple and so lovely!

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  12. They are all so nice! Thanks for sharing with us and for the ideas of all of the possibilities with these new sets.

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  13. Another day of lovely cards and inspiration!

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  14. Oh, so much fun! enjoyed seeing all you did with these sets.

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  15. I love your first card! The black and white on Kraft is beautiful!!

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  16. You cards a simply gorgeous. I do love the simplicity of them.

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  17. Your cards are beautiful. Like the last one the best.

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  18. So many beautiful cards! My favourite is the one with the gradient stenciled background.

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  19. wow - love how you used these new sets in such creative ways - love them:)

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  20. I love that CAS first card!!

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  21. Marisela Delgado said: great cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  22. Love that graceful greenery card. Thanks for sharing

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  23. Love the places you go card!

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  24. Beautiful!! Love the purple you used on a couple of them. So pretty with the fresh florals! What fabulous new products.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. Ahhhhhhh-mazing release and card project(s)!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…can’t wait to get my order!!

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  27. Love your cards. They are beautiful.

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  28. I love your cards. So much inspiration.

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  29. Your cards are so great!! This is an amazing release!!

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  30. Love the gracefull greenery and the little girl sets. Such nice cards to use.

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  31. Each one of your card is really gorgeous.

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  32. Your cards are always amazing. I love your ideas.

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  33. Pretty cards! I love the alternate use for the baby set.

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  34. These are awesome! I really like the original designs with these sets - of the possibilities!

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  35. I love the landscape cards! Beautiful designs!

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  36. Such beautiful creations! I love them all!!

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  37. That purple flower is spectacular!! Beautiful!

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  38. now I love the mountain stamps - not fair

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  39. your graduation card is fabulous

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  40. Beautiful cards. I especially love the color scheme of the grateful greenery card - so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  42. All of your cards are so pretty, but I'm partial to the pink macrame one as pink is my favorite color. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Great ideas, great cards! Love the soft colored/stamped ones, and the bold mountain ones. The color blending is so pretty!

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  44. Beautiful cards! Love the variety!. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. love your cards, especially the kraft one and the stencil one. I can't wait until the kit is back in stock to order!

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  46. Simply gorgeous cards! A wonderful release!

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  47. Beautiful cards. Really love the purple flower one.

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  48. That tiny little heart on top of the mountain is such a sweet detail!

    -- Dalis

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  49. Really pretty cards! The coloring on that purple flower is gorgeous. The soft pink faded macrema hearts is lovely!

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  50. Beautiful. I like the mountains.

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  51. the butterflies do add to the card, beautiful

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