July 5, 2011

GIna K Designs inspirational hop day one

 Welcome!
Today I have a few cards to share from Gina K’s newest release.  Be sure to catch all the other samples from the Design Team today  –  And make sure to check out all the new stamps on the All New page!!

 My first card uses The Vine, by Melanie Muenchinger.   I used a strip of Cosmo Crickets newest paper and a few Spellbinders die templates for this card.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.  I first tried coloring this image with my copics, but as I have admitted before, I simply cannot color well.  I think my preference for white space takes over as well, I didn't like the look of the flowers colored in as well  ;)

Next up is a super versatile set from Tami Mayberry named All Occasion Tags.  Great sentiments and images that are meant to work with the Spellbinders Grommet tags.  I was channeling Tami here for this card, she has a way about her clean and simple cards that I can't duplicate!!  I stamped the sentiment on to the card repeatedly (using my SAMJ to keep it aligned) and like how it turned out- no need or patterned paper here!




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83 comments:

Melanie said...

I really like how you did the border with the sentiment on the birthday card!

i gave you shout out yesterday for your cards published with "Candles on Your Cake"!! :) hugs!

Riette said...

I agree with Melanie - Using your sentiment stamp for the background border is very clever and really brings out the focal sentiment.

Jana said...

Simply beautiful, Bravo.

Deb said...

Love the repeated sentiment border and that little splash of black! Pretty floral too!

FrancineB said...

I think you did a fabulous job with clean and simple. Pretty cards and very eye-catching.

Mrs Ham said...

Wonderful cards, AJ. I like how you used the stamp to make the border in the middle of the card, wonderful idea.

richardbreaks said...

Well, you know what a huge fan I am...I will be CASE-ing the Birthday card immediately!!

Penne said...

Great cards, AJ! Love them both! Great display of CAS.

Debbie D. said...

Your clean and simple style is so refreshing.

Tamara said...

Very elegant!

Billie Dee said...

These are different. I'm enjoying your simple (ha!) style. Thank you

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love the way you used the bday for the bg! Great couple of cards

catdidit said...

Such gorgeous CAS cards AJ! Always love your style of CAS!

Catherine Kraft said...

Love your simple, elegant cards!
Blessings~
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Sue D said...

Great CAS cards!

naneruth said...

So sweet and simple. Love them both.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE both cards--but that second one...LOVE LOVE LOVE the stamping and the colors! FAB!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Always love your CAS style.

Donna said...

great cards!

Susan said...

You've made two CAS cards A.J. I like the use of white space and the clean,uncoloured image on the first card.

Sharon said...

simplicity at it's finest, your cards are really elegant

Sonya van Stee said...

Love the POP of the flowers in the first card... the red really makes them stand out! And I LOVE how you did the background on the green & yellow card. Fabulous!!!! Keep it up!

Diana said...

Lovely cards, especially loved the Birthday Wishes card.

Laraine R said...

Great cards!! Love the new stamps!!

Cheri said...

AJ, these are wonderful. I love the birthday wishes and I love the CAS of the trumpet flowers. Great work!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very lovely..and inspiring.

Jennie said...

Great designs AJ! Love your green and yellow one with the sentiment stamped on the card base. Also, great colors/piercing on The Vine design.

Barbara Jay said...

I really like the Clean & Simple Red, black and white one !!

Ravengirl said...

These are great! I love how you aligned your sentiment behind the tag image!

--Marcy said...

Love the simple, yet impressive result! Very amazing!

Diane said...

Love the simplicity of these!

daisylover said...

Simple cards are the best. Your cards are so pretty too!

Janeen said...

ooo, squeal! i like, I like!

Sylvia said...

I believe you achieved the simplicity you were looking for. Loved the way you stamped the sentiment; simply beautiful.

RuthAnn said...

Great cards, these are certainly 2
stamps set everyone needs to have in treasure trove. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Simple and beautiful!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jan said...

Simple, pretty design.

Golda said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the space.

Gayle said...

Love your background for the birthday wishes cards....very clever.

Gayle said...

Love your background for the birthday wishes cards....very clever.

Eric and Karen said...

Simple, yet lovely.

Deb said...

Simple and elegant - love them!
Hugs,
Deb T.

Lisa T said...

pretty!

Lynette said...

I love the colours of the birthday card

Oh2bnor said...

Nice cards....

Monica said...

great cards!!

Karen said...

Cute birthday card with the border through the middle.

Charlene M. said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
southernMrs
at verizon dot net

sweetmarie said...

Cute cards, inspires me not to try to fill every inch with something but allow a little white to show!

Di said...

I enjoyed your black and white...something very different! Both cards were very pretty!

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards!

wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty cards.

Kelly said...

Love the way you used the Birthday stamp for the background as well as the focal image. Beautifully done!

rose said...

Great cards!

Pat said...

I love how you did the Birthday Wishes card. You're right! No need for patterned paper. Great background and great idea using the stamp to create a background.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

I love your CAS approach to card making. Your use of the stamps is inspirational. Love Sheila x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Sweet! I love the partial bg stamping...cool design!

DebbieM said...

Beautiful CAS cards. Love how you've just only used a partial dp on the first card and love how you've stamped a 'border'. :)

Diane said...

Beautiful CAS cards...clever idea to use the sentiment as a back"drop"....love it!!

kathr said...

Gorgeous clean and simple designs....hugs Kath..

Kary said...

Hi AJ! Your cards are so sweet!! I love that they are simple and fabulous.

Peachy Wessels said...

I loved how you did your birthday wishes card - so cute!

alex said...

So pretty, love the designs

Miesje said...

Very, very pretty. So sweet and simple.

Donna Phelan said...

AJ your cards are always so nice and clean looking. Such a clever way to use the stamps on your birthday card! Really enjoy your work, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, AJ! Love your style!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your clean and simple style...Beautiful cards!!!

Wishing you a great day,

Barb

JaniceAileen said...

Oooh, loving that second card a ton!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Love the white card with the red! I REALLY like how you stamped the sentiments on the background cs.

Scrapacat said...

I love both of these. Your CAS style is very distinctive!

Evette K. said...

Just so great...love your cards. You can not go wrong with Gina K. stamps thats for sure.

Beastybunny said...

Lovely, sweet cards. Great work.

Isabel Z said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you have created.

Donna said...

Again, I love your clean and simple approach, they are just so neat and crisp and just great concept!!! Love it.
Donna

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

enjoying the hop tfs

Becky said...

Lovely cards.

Barb said...

absolutely love the green and yellow card.

Giovana said...

Love the way you make your CAS cards look so elegant! Beautiful job!

Ga said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lindsay M. said...

WOW!! What gorgeous cards!!!! wonderful job!!!!!

Carolina said...

Love how you left the flower uncolored on the first and lovin' that DP! Stampin' the sentiment as a background looks great and love how you added the sentiment and accented with that bit of yellow flourish.

stampqueen said...

Cute cards!!!