Monday, March 21, 2016

Handmade Botanicals Blog Hop

Hello! Today the Gina K Designs Team are featuring a new incentive stamp set called Handmade Botanicals. For my first card, I used one of the images to create the background and a second, stamped in Black Onyx, for the focal image. I also snuck in the bird and sentiment from my new set, Birds and Blossoms 2.

I love the images in this set!

For my second card I used three different botanicals, two for the background and one for the focal image. I offset the image panel to the left and stamped the Vertical Greetings 2 sentiment next to it, framing it with a raised, embossed rectangle.

Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a gift certificate to Gina K Designs! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Ready for more inspiration? Just click on the links below for more from the Design Team!


Gina K
Beth Silaika
Allie Gower
Cathy Tidwell
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

56 comments:

Allie Gower said...

Love the bird and the amazing colors on your first card!!! Love the coloring on the second card as well, and the creative embossing - so elegant. Beautiful cards.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two fabulous cards here and I especially like the first one with it's wonderful, warm colours. I've just had a look at the other blogs and it never fails to amaze me that you can give crafters the same stamps and they will all come up with something completely different! The stamps are gorgeous though and you have all used them beautifully X

Melanie said...

Love these! The little bird id the perfect addition and those purples are fabulous!

Beth said...

Love the first card it's so soft and pretty with the orange and yellow hues with the pop of black!

Karen Hightower said...

These are Gorgeous Theresa! I love the bird resting on the flower. Beautiful! And then the softness of the purple background... Love it! :) <3

Susan White said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Lisa K said...

I like how you placed the bird in the card. Both cards beautiful.

Deb said...

Wow, LOVE your cards, they are just beautiful!!

scrappinmommom said...

Love these! As always your cards are such an inspiration.

Becky said...

I always love your scenic cards. They are amazing. And these are no exception. Thanks for sharing.

Sheri Gilson said...

Amazing cards, Theresa! Love the embossed rectangle background you created on the second card!

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Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Both of these cards are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

Irene S. said...

I love both cards! You are a master of the nature card! I learn so much for your cards and videos!

Joan Nixon said...

Gorgeous cards. Have the one set and just hope enough stamp sets that I want come back in stock so I can get this set.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Really beautiful cards you created with this new set of stamps. I especially love the first one. The bird on the top of the floral is really cool!

Macimbalo said...

Both cards are so pretty, I really like the bird on top of the floral too!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my, you have used these silhouette stamps perfectly here. Your sponging, as always, is perfect. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

Sissyc said...

The colors on these are stunning. The black just sets these stamps off against your backgrounds.

Patti Bomgardner said...

Such pretty cards. I really love the silhouettes, especially your first card with the bird. Love it!

Daylene said...

Love your cards! I really like the purple-paneled one and how you offset it. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards, I think my favorite is the 2nd one with the beautiful lavender colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

sweetcheeks said...

Beautiful cards. Always a pleasure to see your creations.

Sharon Underwood said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards.

Heidi Stamps said...

Your cards are lovely! GASP!

sooz said...

Love your unique style. Sometimes I lose myself in the mass of styles out there! and forget that we all have our own unique style.

Carolyn Swift said...

love the simplicity of our cards. yet they are elegant in that simlicity

Kathy E. said...

I loved the little bird added to the first card and The embossing added so mush to the second...just lovely as always!

NJMullins said...

Theresa, You are truly the Queen of Sponge Techniques. These are stunners that highlight the images from subtle to bold. Outstanding!

El Ivens said...

Beautiful cards. Your sponging just amazes me. I am so jealous.

cairn1 said...

Love your cards; color selections are beautiful,great inspiration.

Nana Griffin said...

The first card is so gorgeous. It has such a glow to it.

Kathy Krug said...

Great to see your cards again. Always love how you create scenes with ink. Beautiful.

mtscrapgal said...

Love the shadow effect. Lovely.

Creative Daisy Crafts said...

Theresa saving the best for last. I love those silhouettes they make really striking cards... I sure am going to be busy these next few weeks what with stamp shopping and making great cards thanks for the inspiration and the colours are wonderful :) Liz

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Oh, Theresa! Your color-blending techniques just WOW me. You're so great!

quilt4fun2 said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love how you used the new set...great techniques for stamping dimension. I also love the little bird perched on the flower!
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Janeen said...

I can't say anything except WOW, JUST WOW,

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Both cards are wonderful, but the first card is gorgeous! This is not the first time I have caught myself thinking that I would like to be "in" your cards! :-) You create so many scenes that I wish I could be a part of... just out of the frame!

Ladyj711 said...

Hi Teresa, Just gorgeous...both of them. Lovely color blends.
I am glad I made it to the end to see your cards.

Linda S said...

Every time there is a blog hop I am always fascinated by the variety of styles between the team members, and often how one designer can create many different variations as well. I also really like how the font of your greeting / sentiment is so similar to the Scripty Sayings.

I also hope that you are continuing to do well healthwise.

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful. It is to hard to pick a favorite. So I won't

Kathleen

Cindy M said...

Stunning cards, the botanicals work fabulously as silhouettes!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

The word "PEACEFUL" seems to best describe these cards! So very nice!

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful sponging, as always!

Penny M said...

These cards are so peaceful and calming...Love them! Thank you for sharing!

ShelleyV said...

This new incentive stamp set goes so well with your lovely nature stamp sets. A perfect combination!

Lori Gustafson said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to get started!

Mitzi Manthey said...

Beautiful sunset on the first card. And the purple adds such a serene look to the second card. I also like the idea of an offset focal image.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards Theresa

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Your sunset in the marsh is fabulous; the bird seems to enjoying day's end.
The embossed rectangles highlight your lavender still life so beautifully. Handmade botanicals is on my wish list for sure, after seeing your cards and all the other wonderful ideas in this blog hop.

Sue D said...

Beautiful botanical cards. I like how you added a bird to the first one.

Me said...

Such gorgeous botanicals!!! Love how you did the front image and background images!! Love the lighting and layout in the second one!!!

Wyogem said...

I love the muted look of using the sponged background color on some of the leaves. Great technique.

Sabrina said...

Simply gorgeous!!!