Friday, December 2, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 3

Hello! It's the final day of inspiration hops from Gina K Designs. Today we are featuring the new Free With Three stamp set, along with two more new duos mini sets. I love the clean, elegant look of the free with three set, called Inspiration Blocks.

Next up is a duo, called Master Butterfly. This bold line butterfly is so beautiful! For my tag I used a portion of the sentiment, and the word "grow" from Inspiration Blocks. These two sets go together so beautifully.

Next up is the fun duo, Just Calling To Say. I stamped the phone image in Memento London Fog, then the sentiment with Tuxedo Black. The designer paper is GKD, Vintage Chic.

For more inspiration, be sure to click through to see what the rest of the design team has to show you...
For my card, I cut a card base using Pure Luxury Kraft. Since I was stamping directly on my card base, I added the score line, but didn't fold yet. The score line allowed me to see the area I was working with, so I could position my stamping, yet it still laid flat to be easier to work with than if I had already folded the base.

I lined up all three of the Inspiration Block silhouette images on my long acrylic block. I love this block from Gina K. The grid lines help so much! I stamped the images onto my card base, using Stazon Opaque White ink.

Next, I used Memento Bahama Blue Marker to fill in the open lines of the butterfly, and Bamboo Leaves to fill in the open lines of the foliage images.

Used my N1 and N2 Copic markers to add a drop shadow along the bottom and left side edges of the blocks.

I stamped the sentiment, then added score lines above and below using my Scor-Buddy, then added some self adhesive nail heads to accent.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!





69 comments:

catdidit said...

Awesome designs T! Love how you showed to give those block images color!

alex said...

Wonderful, love the use of the DP on the last one and the blocks and tag on craft looks fab :-)

Kay S said...

Beautiful! The blocks on the craft are so pretty and I really like the dp and the way you placed the ribbon on the phone card.

Susan said...

Love your cards and tag. Love how you created depth with the blocks and the DP with the phone card is perfect.

Melanie said...

Omgosh, love the optical illusion! wish my white pad weren't all dried up, wahh! The others are gorgeous, too!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love your projects. thanks for sharing

Teri said...

Great job on these!!

Oneofakind said...

So beautiful and so many great ideas with the square block!!

Emily said...

Love the simplicity of your butterfly tag.

Luv 2 Create said...

Great cards and tag.
Marcie

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards and tags!

dklessig said...

I love you dream card.

Lorraine said...

Such pretty cards! Love the clean designs!

naneruth said...

Great ideas!

Susan said...

Love the design on the block card. Absolutely lovely.

Chris said...

Simply exquisite! Love both your card and the tag. Beautiful.

Angie said...

STUNNING!!! Thanks for showing step by step!!! I didn't realize that you colored in the shadow...I thought they were popped up. I would love to try that technique!!! Thanks for showing opaque, I didn't know how it looked!!! Gorgeous card with these stamps!!!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! I love the colors and the designs.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheahasu said...

Everyone's using Kraft paper this time around. I need to get some. i totally love your inspirational blocks. I would never have guessed they weren't cut and popped up. they look totally three dimensional!

Kristen said...

Great cards. I can't wait to try to do something similar - so inspirational.

Lynn B. said...

Thanks for demonstrating an entirely different take on this stamp set!

elizabeth said...

I am amazed that you used copic markers to create the drop shadow. From just looking at the card I thought you had popped the squares on foam tape. It really looks so three dimensional.

KonaRose said...

I, too, am in awe of using shading to create the 'popped' look of the tiled squares! I learn so much from you. I just have to get over my fear of using kraft paper, and stamping onto it :) how lovely your cards are!

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards. ^_^ Now I really really wish I had the money to buy those nice stamps.

JoanL said...

Beautiful card and tag. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions.

Ravengirl said...

How cool! I love how you made those blocks looked popped up!

Riette said...

THese are just gorgeous. I also like the popped up blocks

Lucy said...

It's so fun to see the different interpretations of using these sets. Love the triptych layout and the Just Calling to Say card is lovely.

pamselinski said...

Wonderful designs. I am in awe that each designer can use the same stamps but come up with different designs that are so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy I said...

Beautiful.

Nanette said...

Love all your projects!

Rae said...

Loved your cards. I always look forward to your tutorials on coloring and the ideas for using the stamps. Love the stamps, of course.

spaciousfaith said...

I really like the effect of the partial butterfly on the bookmark. Beautiful.

Anne said...

Again, what can I say---love those cards and tag. Your ideas are amazing.

Lori said...

You know I love them all Theresa, wowza!!!!!

Golda said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the details on "how to".

margaret said...

WOW, I love the use of the sets to make a very appropriate versatile card. Thanks for sharing

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! I love your shadowing!

Robin K said...

So beautiful! Can't wait to order this stamp set!

Pam~ said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa! Thanks for the great stamps and inspiration! This has been the best hop!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful designs. The shadowing makes those blocks pop.

Marie said...

Amazing work love them all. thanks

--Marcy said...

Wow - what a great idea, and putting all 3 on one card, with the precision of the cut outs is super easy!

jazy1m said...

Amazing designs. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

Lovely set of entries, Theresa! My absolute favorite is the butterfly, and like the way you arranged it a bit off the edge of the tag. Thanks for new ideas to try.

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL creations, love them all, especailly the last one, the black & white is so elegant!

Lindy K said...

I am impressed by all of your work here. The kraft and aqua work so well together. The circles and telephone go together so well. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anita Braddock said...

How beautiful is this. love all of your projects. what a great job. the colors and the papers are the best. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
abbraddock@msn.com

mtscrapgal said...

Love all the details of your card. Thanks for the instructions. Very helpful.

Tami B. said...

I love the way you did this. Thanks for a new technique to try.

Bertha W said...

very good technique, I really thought that you had cut out the three images. Thanks!

Gayle said...

More great cards making me wish I could buy them all.

Mary D said...

Love your cards. The scoring on the cards really adds a nice touch. I haven't try the process of scoring yet, but will try as soon as my Christmas cards are finished. Thanks for sharing.

Mary D said...

Love your cards. The scoring on the cards really adds a nice touch. I haven't try the process of scoring yet, but will try as soon as my Christmas cards are finished. Thanks for sharing.

Darla said...

Great cards, love the look on Kraft paper

Lisa said...

Okay...4th blog with the butterfly stamp and I must have it! Love how the 'hop' show you such versatility!

Teresa said...

Amazing. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration! Hugs, Teresa E.

NJMullins said...

I live them all! The subtle colors and beautiful layout is charming.

CraftyMomFL said...

wow! great ideas - thanks!!

Kris said...

So lovely! Love your tag especially! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

foxyenglishcrafter said...

wow! All three projects are works of art. I love your cards and your tag. They are stunning and truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing

hugs julie

littlestamper said...

Great cards and tag!!!

Helen said...

A lovely card. I love this set - it's so versatile.

Sue D said...

Great projects--I like how you stamped in white and colored and added a drop shadow on the first card.

Pati said...

Very cool! Pretty cards and tag! Thanks for the tutorial, wow, that's a shadow drawn on. I totally thought you had popped the images out/up.

Making Jesus Famous said...

I love the card and the drop shadow effect.....very clever!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Lovely butterfly stamp. Great cards and tutorial.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards. Love that one with the phone, the paper goes perfectly!

JanLM said...

Wonderful card. I love this set with the blocks. Great Layout & ideas. thx.