Friday, April 27, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1


The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.
Hello! Today the Gina K Designs team are show casing two wonderful new stamps sets that are available now! My first card (above) was made using Melanie Muenchinger's gorgeous new set, Basket Additions 2. There are so many wonderful images in this set, all designed to coordinate with Melanie's basket sets. 


Next up is Gina's Lacy Borders set. These delicate lace border will lend a touch of elegance to any set. I heat embossed the lace on this card, then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves for an emboss resist effect. The sentiment is also from Lacy Borders.

For more inspiration be sure to check out what the rest of the team have created for you...





I didn't get the coloring steps photographed on this car, but I wanted to show you how you can frame the images for a different look. After coloring, I cut out the birthday image, separating the gift and balloons, then used a Spellbinders Oval die template to give the bottom a curve.

I cut a piece of white card stock with the same oval Nestabilities die template, then sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while it was still in the die.

I made another layer, this time using Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender, cut with Labels Eighteen Nestabilities. I sponged Memento Lulu Lavender while it was still in the die.

I layered with Pure Luxury Ivory that I embossed with my Elegance M-Bossabilities™embossing folder. I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink after embossing. Then I added a layer of Pure Luxury Key Lime and used Vibrant Purple for my card base. I added a buttony bow and a some tiny gems in the corner.

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


76 comments:

Lynne said...

What a great card to show the versatility of these new toppers.
Thanks for the tutorial.

Melanie said...

so smart the way you cropped that party topper1 love it1 the lace card is so striking with the sponging and long sentiment mat!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Very clever..love these new sets!

Lisa Lynne said...

Your card is lovely as always! You always have the most creative ways to use stamps and dies together. Brava!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are fabulous cards. I love the colorful balloon card and gorgeous embossing resist on the lace.

Sharon said...

The birthday card is stunning! Such bright cheerful colors and the image just peeking through! What a great design.

alex said...

Wonderful use of Mel's new set, and a tutorial as well, thank you, your lacy card is just so pretty :-)

Misti said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love how you used the birthday card out of the box!

Anonymous said...

Great idea to just use the gifts as a focal. And your lace stamp card is very pretty
Thank you for sharing.

Golda said...

Great work! I love the embossed lace with the sponging. What a great idea!

Olga said...

Very nice!

Caryn S said...

Always love the tutorials! The resist technique that you used with the lace stamp is terrific, I love how it makes the negative space in between the two stamps look like ribbon!

heidi @ ggip said...

Your techniques are really great. Thanks for sharing how you did them. They make for really unique cards--stepping it up a notch!

Frk. Bogstad said...

L♥vely :)

Ravengirl said...

What great cards! I love the lacy borders and what you have done here with it!

ibalady said...

liked the layout and color choices for your birthday card. the use of the emboss resist technique produced such elegant and soft results. thanks for the tutorial on separating the elements of the stamp

elizabeth said...

Love the peeking present and balloons. Gorgeous projects.

naneruth said...

Very interesting! Love them.

Cheryl Winget said...

Wonderful cards! Absolutely wonderful.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards - love the stenciling. Thanks for the tutorial!

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Cute card. Love the bright colors.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and how inventive of you to take just a portion of the basket design and use that alone for a card. I love it!

Jan Castle said...

Great cards Theresa.....absolutely must haves are the. Lacey Borders set!!! Would love to win this set!
Jan

Robin said...

Great job! Woderful inspiration as always!

Rachel B said...

Awesome cards! You guys at Stamp TV just amaze me!

Margaret said...

Thinking outside the box...and basket toppers...always such great ideas. Your lacy card is so elegant.

pamselinski said...

Theresa I love the idea of using a portion of the stamp. That birthday card is amazing. I live the lacy borders also.

ccathsoon said...

I love the classyness of the lace borders and the colors of the birthday card.

Carolyn King said...

love how you used the basket topper---so fun! and the second card is FABULOUS!!!!!1

Vicki Dutcher said...

What FUN partial image usage! I adore the resist with the border!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What FUN partial image usage! I adore the resist with the border!

Lynn B. said...

LOVE the way you trimmed the party topper. That makes it into a perfect b-day card!

TrinaM said...

Love the design of the birthday card - great way to use that stamp. The embossing using the Lacey Borders set is really soft and so elegant. TFS.

Sue D said...

Pretty colors on the birthday card and I like the emboss resist on the second card.

scrappinmommom said...

Really like the cropped part of the topper, very clever and your lacy card is beautiful. Always appreciate your tutorials.

Sandy said...

Great cards. I always appreciate the tutorials.

Sharon said...

Therea you are truly an artist! I think if i took a pin to them those balloons would actually pop! Your cards are stunning!

AJ said...

your coloring/blending skills are AMAZING!! :)

Tami B. said...

I love your idea for cutting out the presents with the die, and that lace card is an absolute stunner.

ktfabian said...

What a great idea for the basket toppers! The lace card is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

CraftyMomFL said...

beautiful cards - your designs always inspire me - TFS

Kelly said...

What a fun way to just use part of the stamp. Love the emboss resist with the lace!

Wendy Thompson said...

Really great cards Theresa.

Natalie said...

Both cards = WONDERFUL!! Thanks for the extra instruction, too!

Kitty said...

I love your stamps especially Wild about you.

Blessings,
Kat (Kathleen)

Kris said...

Awesome take on the basket set! And the lacy borders is my favorite of this release! Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Wright said...

Absolutely stunning, Theresa. I never cease to be amazed by your creations.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Love Love the embossing and the pretty green and purples. I like how you made a hue of light behind the lacey boarders. So cute TFS AJ!

Becky said...

This is a beauty Theresa. Love the lace on the inside.

Lindsay M. said...

Wow!!!!! Stunning cards!!!! Really great idea! Thank you for the step by step instructions ;-) amazing!!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Great use of the party topper, T, and your lace resist technique card is fabulous!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE how you just cropped a portion of the birthday topper, well done! And the fading green on your lacy card, genius!!!! (as always!) :)

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely cards! Great idea for using the basket toppers and such a pretty card using the lace stamp. The lace is so real looking!

Sheila said...

The spraying and sponging added such depth to your cards...excellent work.

Trena in Naperville said...

Awesome designs and coloring Theresa (as usual!)! Thanks for sharing the detail of how you made it.

Take care and STAY POSTIIVE!

Debbie Bradford said...

What is there to say? You took an idea and made it all your own with both cards. I LOVE the lacy card and how you adapted simplicity with "gorgeousness".

Kay S said...

Great idea to trim out just a piece of the birthday addition. It works so well with the die on this card. Your lace card is lovely. I really like the embossed lace with the green sponged over it.

Anita Braddock said...

Amazing cards love the colors and the attention to details thanks for sharing

Ava Gavloski said...

thanks for sharing the details on how your created your card. appreciate that instruction, i think i can try this too.
ava

Paulette Still said...

I love how you took this partial stamp and made it peek out of the oval, gorgeous coloring too.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

great cards and creative:-)

Joyce Evans Erb said...

do you know what can be used as a handle on jumbo daubers?

Joyce T. said...

these are beautiful. My favorites so far!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa. Love the birthday balloons and the really like the lacy borders card.

Lorraine said...

Such beautiful cards, Theresa! Love your coloring and the elegant design of your second one!

mtscrapgal said...

How clever of you to use the topper in a different way. The lacey card is so pretty with the emboss resist technique. Thanks

Leta said...

what a clever way to think out of the box...

NJMullins said...

I love the layers oval and labels look. Great design!

Luanna said...

I really enjoyed seeing both of your cards. The tutorials you offer give me so much inspiration and a chance to learn new techniques. Thank you.

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful Theresa! Great way to show that you can use Melanie's set without having a basket! Love the embossed lace!

Barb Ghig said...

As always, your cards are AMAZING!!! Thank you for the tip on how you split the image...such a clever girl! And, thank you so much for your inspiration!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Soooo LOVE the bright and bold party design!! And the lace...it looks so delicate!!

Diane said...

Awesome card. Thanks for the instructions, too!

JulieAS6078 said...

Wow I love the look of both of them! The colors you used for the 'Birthday' card and the elegance that the emboss resist gives the 'Congratulations' card make them equally stunning! I have everything needed to make these cards - except the stamp sets...

Carolina said...

Genius idea to have the balloons and gifts pop out like that and the lace card is so lovely in green!