Friday, March 18, 2011

Gina K March Release Inspriation Hop Day 1


Happy Friday! Last night was the March release party for Gina K Designs. You can find all the fun threads at StampTV, with stamp set reveals and design team samples. This month we are mixing things up with blog hops following the release and today we are featuring two stamp sets you can only get for Free! 

 My first sample uses a very special StampTV Anniversary stamp set, Celebrate in Style. This stamp set is free with any purchase over $35 for the entire month. Click here for details!

I used some of the gorgeous designer paper from the new StampTV kit (we'll be featuring the new kit on Wednesday!), to paper piece the skirt, then used Copic markers to add some shading. The bodice is also colored with Copics and I added a little gem to the flower.The background was cut using Petite Oval Nestabilities and sponged with Memento Angel Pink ink while still in the die. Then I layered with more of that fab designer paper and Pure Luxury Passionate Pink card stock. The card base is base weight white.

Next up is the new Free With Three stamp set, Stenciled Silhouettes. This stamp set is free with the purchase of three stamp sets. Click here for details!

I inked up the silhouette flowers using Memento Markers, then stamped. Next I sponged a little Memento Bamboo Leaves along the bottom. The tilted layer is more designer paper from the new StampTV kit and the next layer was made using the bling flower from Melanie's new Bring the Bling stamp set (we'll be featuring that one on Monday). I stamped the flower and little bling dot on Pure Luxury Sweet Corn using Memento Tangelo ink. I back the layers and made the card base using Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus.

For more inspiration, be sure to see what the rest of the team has to show you...
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with my sample card for the new color challenge at StampTV. Then on Monday, the design team will continue the March Release Inspiration Hop with Bring the Bling, Warm With Love and Make A Splash.  Have a wonderful day!

127 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty in pink - Your Spring card just glows -- gorgeous work!

Leslie said...

These are super pretty cards the colors you have chosen are perfect with fantasic results- Thanks so much for sharing them

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa -- love the pleats you added into the paper pieced skirt!

debmiata2001 said...

Your cards are fabulous as always. I love your style Theresa! The dress stamp would be so wonderful to give to that special daughter for her prom. I love both of these stamps and the cards you made with them.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two very lovely cards. The softness of the pink with the dress form and the paper you used is fabulous...and the bold yellow and green with the flowers (and flower paper) is stunning.

Stephani said...

Love everything about your cards, the coloring, layouts and all the detailing. Beautiful!

Barb said...

Great Cards--love the bright colors. Bring on Spring!!!

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous in that pink and love that design on the 2nd one T!!

carpediem said...

-great cards and such an inspirational blog hop! laura j

Marilyn B said...

I love the stenciled card -- the colors are wonderful.

Stampin Cats said...

Love the cards. They do remind me that spring is right around the corner.

Naomi Armenta said...

cute...the yellow one is my favorite!

s said...

Love the thank you card - the colors are just gorgeous!

Sharon Mattingly said...

Really like the thank you card - the colors are just gorgeous!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- two more stunning cards! Both are just gorgeous!

--Marcy said...

Always anxious to see what you did - your style is always so soft and heartwarming!

Leigh M said...

I love the pleats you added with shading. That give is such a frilly look. LOVE your cards.

AJ said...

great stuff Theresa!!! love them both!

Paula Laird said...

Lovely!! Your cards always have so much depth to them!

Becky said...

Theresa, these are stunning!

Mélyane said...

Such pretty cards! Love the soft colours! Thanks for sharing!!

Melanie said...

that pink dress is so sweet, the Dp you chose is perfect!

woweee, that bling background you stamped to match the stenciled flowers is FAB U LOUS!! Love!!

Debbie Yates said...

Theresa I love both of your cards - they are just gorgeous!

FrancineB said...

Very pretty! Love the brightly colored flower card. Beautiful.

Valerie said...

Gorgeous, Theresa! I love that you add dimension to the patterned paper skirt with shading.

stampandweave said...

I especially like all the beautiful pink on the 1st card!

Collette said...

Love your shading - both cards are amazing, but I'm definitely going to have to get that dress set - Lovely!

Cynthia said...

Lovely designs, Theresa. I especially like the Spring color combo of the second.

Chris said...

Beautiful Cards, Theresa. They are each perfectly styled for the sets used. Great job sneaking in Melanie's Bring the Bling set for the background on the stenciled card.

Grammyzanne said...

Love the stenciled silhouettes set. Like the layered look - great ideas.

Kimberly S. said...

Wow!! Gorgeous cards!! I absolutely LOVED what you did with the dress card....FABULOUS!!

Janeen said...

really like the spring green and yellow

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the spring feel of the bright yellow card with the bright yellow bow and flowers.

mollymoo951 said...

Love the Stenciled Silhouettes card...cheerful colors. Love how you incorporated the Bling stamp set!

Lagene said...

Theresa, two absolutely Gorgeous cards!

Katherine said...

Stunning as always Theresa, especially the stenciled silhouettes card.

klarcher said...

When I first looked at your Celebrate In Style card I wondered how you created the fullness to the skirt, then I read that you created the illusion with shading, great tip. Love the colors in your Stencil card

Sonya said...

Love those cards--great job!

PJ said...

Your cards are very pretty. Very nice work!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are lovely Theresa - I love how your paper pieced skirt looks ruffled in the first card and how you blended the colors so beautifully in the second card. LOVE that stencil set!

Lindsay M. said...

WOW These cards are stunning!!! Amazing!!! Love the colors! So gorgeous!!! :)

Ashley Stover said...

Love those gorgeous spring colors!

chrissy said...

Gorgeous cards... love the colors you've chosen for each of them.
Chrissy Bornfleth

naneruth said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the Bling stamped.

bernietom47 said...

Fabulous cards! Great colors.
Blessings Bernie

Nana Connie said...

Love the card with the pink dress! The bow is perfect and the oval die cut complements the dress shape. The color palette of yellows for the flowres is wonderful. TFS

Beastybunny said...

What lovely cards! Great work.

Anonymous said...

Theresa, beautiful as always. You are such a talented lady... such an inspiration.
crafty teacher

Barbara Hale said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing with us.

pat said...

lovely cards

pat said...

lovely cards

Tamara said...

Can't tell which one I like better.. But I really Like that Yellow!

Big Anne said...

These cards are amazing! The colors and piecing on the "Celebrate in Style" card is my favorite of your two cards. It's wonderful! And I really like the asymmetrical placement of the mat on the Silhouettes card.

Theresa, I'll always be grateful to you for the encouragement you gave me last year when I started posting my cards. You've helped me more than you'll ever know!

peggy wainman said...

Such bright and cheerful cards!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Your work always dazzles me Theresa... These are stunning!

DebbieM said...

Stunning cards! The dress card is so lovely and the flower card is giving me a 'spring-mood'. :)

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow, I love that second card!! TFS!!

Jessica said...

Love these cards, so pretty.

mdog said...

WOW! I love the cards. The colors are popping!

Carol said...

Love your cards, what a fun blog hop.

Ravengirl said...

Ah Theresa! What gorgeous cards!

Deb said...

Love these Theresa! Love the way you shaded the skirt! Gorgeous sunshiny floral too! Love those together!

Lynne said...

We are 72 degrees in Delaware today so spring is coming. Your cards are so bright and cheerful.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the skirt shading...how delish

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards Theresa! The dress is absolutely beautiful, and love the cheery spring card!

Gayle C. said...

Hi Theresa, It looks like your Celebrate in Style is just waiting for a Cinderella and your Stenciled Silhouettes is beautiful .

gerrie said...

Love the color combination of green and yellow. Really nice card.

Nana Donna said...

Your cards are fabulous, I love release days :)
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Sue Bridges said...

Love the colors-so pretty!

Detra said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the colors. tfs.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa! You never disappoint with your inspiration! Love your colors.

Donna said...

Wonderfu cards Theresa!!

Miesje said...

Oh so pretty Theresa! Love those flowers - can't wait for mine to arrive!

Kary said...

Theresa, both your cards are awesome!! I love the folds in your pink dress and the bright colours of your flower card.

Judy said...

Beautiful job! Your bows look great. TFS

Anonymous said...

Love your cards - the colors are so fun! Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

Nancy said...

YOur work is really beautiful!

Monica said...

Gorgeous cards! I LOVE them both!!

Marsha said...

Your cards are always fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Love this new release and all of the creative inspiration! Fabulous!!!

Carey said...

Love your use of color and shading on these cards! Thanks for sharing.

Penne said...

I loved the pleats! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kelly said...

Love both of your cards Theresa! I love how you added the shading to the paper piecing!

Debbie said...

Love the bright colors and the bows just set them off!

Marsha said...

Both your cards are sooo pretty.

Geri said...

Beautiful cards as usual Theresa!! Thank you for inspiring me!!

ddlady said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I love the vibrantcy of the yellow and green in your flower card. And I love the two tones of pink of your dress card!!

Julie said...

very pretty, love the colors on both.

Susan said...

I really love the big bows on your cards. Your dress card is so sweet.

Mary Hansen said...

Awww, as usual, your card is soooo artful!

Neesey said...

These cards are very beautiful. Love the colors.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo the pink dress is a confection!!! And the bling bg is totally perfect for the stencils!!

Nancy said...

I really like both of your cards. The bling stamp you used on the background really fits well with the stenciled silhouettes stamp, doesn't it?

I just love the first card made with Celebrate in Style stamp set. Just way too sweet.

Isabel Z said...

I just love all the detail that you use when you create. What a beautiful effect it has on the finished product.

Fab and Sassy said...

your cards are simply gorgeous

Laurie said...

Great cards.

inkyfingers said...

Very pretty cards. Love your use of color combos!

Marion said...

Theresa, your cards are beautiful. Love the colors and I like how you used the Bring on the Bling set as a background.

Sonia said...

I love your cards! The Celebrate is great- the ribbon really helps to make the card! The silhouette- I just love how you have all the layers and the way you put the one part on an angle sets the rest off so nicely! I love layers but have not done one on an angle like that- I have to try it! Thanks!

irishgalkelly said...

Lovely cards! Just love your pretty pink dress and those great dsp papers with gorgeous yellow on the 2nd one.

StampinDi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your cards always amaze me.

Donna Phelan said...

Love all of your work, but that Thank You card looks like it is GLOWING! WOW! Pretty fabulous!

Lisa said...

I love your style of card making. You always make such beautiful ones! Your sense of color combos is the best!

pqueenie said...

Love, love these cards

Cheri said...

Love both of these cards, Theresa! GF you never seem to run out of fantastic ideas for your creations.

scrappinmommom said...

Love your stencil card. So very pretty and springy! The dress is adorable.

firstgrandma6 said...

What beautiful colors on the stencil card. You did a great job on both cards.:)

Debbie B said...

Very nice cards!!! I'm really loving the dress more and more!!!

Debbie B

Bonnie said...

Your sponging is beyond belief!!

Barbara Colbert said...

So nice!!! Really like that stenciled look!!
You do such a great job on your cards!!!

Love that butterfly one too!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors, coloring and the clean designs.

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them both but especially fond of the pink with the dress.

joy said...

Love the bright colors on your second card and how feminine the 1st one is!

Traci said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Yellow so bright & springy. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord

Die Cut Lady said...

Love your color combo's!

Carole said...

These cards are brilliant. Such wonderful use of color.

Sandy said...

cute cards!

Shannah said...

Gorgeous, Theresa! I love your details and shading!

Terri E. said...

Stunning as always.


It's a good life!
Terri E.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing your projects, i am enjoying the hop and the images are great!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

jan farnworth said...

great cards

Shirley said...

Feminine lovely and nature's best!

Scrapacat said...

I simply *must* remember to shade the skirt the way you did. It achieves a fullness and mimics real fabric so well. Stunning! ♥ky

StinkerbellSteph said...

You are such a gifted artist!

lakergirl said...

I am Soooooooooooo excited to be getting the little dress stamp- can hardly wait to play dressup with the grand daughters with this one-LOL
All yyou designs & cards are just stunning...
Kim