Monday, July 9, 2012

Gina K Designs New Release Blog 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! This week the Gina K Designs Design Team are blog hopping with inspiration from all our newly release stamp sets. First up is my card above using Melanie Muenchinger's fabulous new Pretty Patterns stamp set. You are going to love all the creative ways you can use this set. The first thing I though of when I saw it was how quick and easy it would be to make my own Washi inspired (faux) tape using paper scraps! I'll show you how I did it below. 


Next up is Tami Mayberry's gorgeous new set, Grand Tags. I love the elegant images in this set and they fit Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels Twenty-Two! I sponged Memento Grape Jelly ink on white card stock, then stamped the labels image and trimmed around the outside lines. For the center, I stamped the sentiment, also from Grand Tags and cut it out with my Spellbinders Classic Circles die template. I sponged lightly with Memento Grape Jelly ink, while still in the die template, then stamped the dragonfly (from Follow Your Dreams), also with Grape Jelly, but stamped off on scratch paper first to make the image lighter. I added a band of Parisan Garden designer paper and some branches cut with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms. The card base is Pure Luxury Sandy Beach.

For more inspiration from the design team, be sure to check out the following links...




To make my faux Washi tape, I grabbed some scraps I have laying around. I always seem to have a bunch of these narrow bands of card stock and pattern paper.

I stamped four of the border images from Pretty Patterns using Memento inks. The top was with Memento Morocco on Pure Luxury Just Peachy, next was Memento Peanut Brittle on a piece of designer paper, then the chevron pattern with Memento  Rose Bud on Bubblegum Pink and finally, Memento Blue on Ocean Mist card stock. Don't you just love that chevron pattern?

My card base is Pure Luxury Kraft and sized at 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches. I stamped another of the patterns using Memento Rich Cocoa, but I stamped off the image on scratch paper first to make it lighter. 

I tore the faux Washi tape into pieces and adhered to my card base. I only used two of the patterns on this card, so I have the other two ready to go for another project.

I added the vertical sentiment (from Mountain Wilderness) and some bakers twin with a button to embellish. This was so fast and fun to make!

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


75 comments:

Melanie said...

Ackkk, faux washi! Love it!!!! Brilliant!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous cards. love how you created the faux washi tape. looks spectacular!!!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love the colors you used!! They are beautiful cards!!

RuthAnn said...

Great cards, and a good use of those ever growing scraps of cardstock. Thanks for sharing.

Granny said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Olga said...

The cards are very nice!

Teri said...

Love it!

Vicki said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing the how to part also. I love the Happy Birthday card also. The color is perfect.

--Marcy said...

Nice cards, but that purple is so stunning! love it!

itzamitzi said...

Thanks for showing us another fantastic way to use our scraps. I'm lovin' that patterns set! Your card is so quick and cute.

Maxine #6215 said...

love the colors cute card

Tina said...

FABULOUS idea!!!!! I LOVE Washi tape and Mel's set would is awesome used as such!!! LOVE LOVE the shading on that purple tag!!!

Lori said...

You are brilliant!!! I haven't bought any washi tape yet, I'm trying your idea instead!!
Love both cards Theresa!!

Sharon Roselli said...

Great card love the faux tape. thanks for inspiration.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Very clever card. Love the colors! TFS!!

catdidit said...

Yep, love that faux washi tape too! AWEsomeness! And such gorgeous purple sponging!

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful Theresa, I just love the purple one :)

naneruth said...

Nice ideas, Theresa

NJMullins said...

Love your work here! the wshi look was genius, and the subtle kraft as counterpoint was great.

jodyleblanc said...

I love all of your cards and the pretty Memento inks. ;)

terri feierabend said...

Thanks for showing a different way to use the pattern stamp. I am definitely going to try it. Nice work!

Debbie Bradford said...

Using thepattern on the faux washi tape was a great idea! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards with us.

Tosha said...

Your card using the grand tag gives a very cool, calming feel, great for many occasions. Thanks for the share!

Julie said...

Great cards. Love the designs.

meemee48 said...

The washi tape is inspired and the purple is gorgeous.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome cards! LOVE the faux washi tape idea. Pretty Patterns is perfect for it.

Katherine said...

Gorgaliscious cards!!!! Really really livin the second one! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Lisa said...

Am really enjoying the versatility of these stamps! The faux washi is so cool! :)

Miesje said...

These are fantastic! Love them both.

Kelly said...

Great cards! I love the purple card! It just pops right off the page!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! So neat on the first how you put the design on the tape!
And the birthday card is so nice with the soft colors and cut out images!

Janice said...

Cute cards!

Tami B. said...

I was so hoping someone would use the squares w/ lines stamp. That one really caught my eye. Great job.

Victoria H. said...

Wonderful!!! Love the faux washi and the great patterns and colors of your cards.

gobluektb05 said...

Very nice!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer out of the box idea! Love me washi - whether real or faux!!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards, great idea in the first one, and I just love everything purple.
Christina P.

Sue D said...

Great cards--the first is very clever.

Pamela Selinski said...

love the faux washi tape. Great card

Joyce T. said...

awesome....love anything that uses scraps!

Billie Dee said...

I love the faux tape - and anything purple!

cjgusloff57 said...

Wow Cards! Great idea for scraps too! Thanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

These are really fabulous! I love the faux washi tape action. I think Melanie's set is perfect for that!

MyAuntKath said...

Love the purple card! I like the borders used that way. also,

Gayle said...

Theresa, the grand tags cards is perfect.

Kathryn A said...

Lovely cards! What magic you can do with some ink pads! Always grateful for the tutorials, too.

Elizabeth said...

Love the faux washi and the second card is stunning. Love the deep colors.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Great ideas. Good use of the patterns. I especially liked the tag detail and dragonfly

Robin said...

Just beautiful. Love the washi tape!

Linda said...

Love the purple. thanks for the tape tutorial. great ideas!

Susan said...

Love the cards. Wonderful work and thanks for sharing your ideas.

Sharon said...

Wow your first card is like a piece of art! So creative, love the 2nd card too

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that idea of the faux washi tape. How cool is that. Both the cards you created are absolutely great.

Kay S said...

Love the faux Washi tape you created! Really creative and looks great on the card! The second card is so pretty -- love the patterned paper and colors.

Carol said...

Great new sets and some fab ideas for using the stamps!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Golda said...

Amazing cards!

Joni said...

Nice cards. The purple card is gorgeous.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Your second card is gorgeous! Probably wouldn't have thought to put those colors together, but they really look stunning. Love it all. And the first card is very creative!

Mama said...

Just beautiful. I love your stamps!

Kristen said...

Such a pretty Grand card and the using the elements to make faux washi is just too fun!

ajax said...

Pretty but simple cards. Now this is something I can try. Thanks

Sandy said...

Both cards are great. Love the faux washi tape!

~ Connie said...

Thanks for the SUPER ideas! Love your use of scraps. I'm all for using every little bit I can.

Anonymous said...

I like the first card and appreciate the tutorial, but, wow! I love the second card! Flowers, grape jelly? What more do you need?

:) S. Carter

Rosy Newlun said...

Ooooo washi tape from SCRAPS (I have LOTS of scraps!) Thank you :* :* :*
Looks retro 60s card #1 - very cool! And the deep purples of your card #2 - regal enough for a king or queen. (I can hear ABBA singing, "You are the Sponging Queen, Young and Sweet, ONLY 17...(ok..18)" Always on your A game - sheer art awaits us here and I LOVE it - mahalo!

alex said...

Great cards Theresa, love the CAS design, very clever, and the Grand Tags card is stunning, definatly deserves a tutorial :-)

alex said...

Great cards Theresa, love the CAS design, very clever, and the Grand Tags card is stunning, definatly deserves a tutorial :-)

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE the orange, it all just POPS! Both cards are ridiculously gorgeous, all aglow--love that about your style! Ahhhh.....

JJ Bolton said...

Lovely cards! Your faux washi tape is amazing!

stamper said...

Really like the Pretty Pattern card. Very nice!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the faux washi look.You are so clever. Love the lovely colors of the second card. Thanks

Judy Scott said...

What lovely cards

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome card, and beautiful color palette! Thanks, as always for your wonderful inspiration!!!

Linda R. said...

Both of these stamp sets are amazing and you know exactly how to use them. Beautiful cards!

Karen Roth said...

I love the happy birthday card, it's beautiful!