March 9, 2012

Gina K Designs inspirational hop day one

Welcome to day one of the Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop!


 
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!!


 For my first card today, I am using Melanie's New set Wild Flowers.  I have been revisiting a version of the rock and roll technique lately, and my ColorBox pigment inks are perfect for that with this set.  I embossed the card with a Long Classic Rectangles LG first, then I inked the whole flower top with Daffodil, and then inked around the edges with Banana Cream.  I also stamped the middle dots with Banana Cream as well.  I finished it off with some bling and the sentiment stamped in black.

My second card uses Tami's new set Masculine Tags.  The main image works perfectly with the Labels Twenty-Two from Spellbinders™.  I started out thinking I was going to make a Fathers Day card, but decided on a masculine Thank You instead.  (I can always use Thank You's!)  I stamped the stars randomly down the card front and finished them off with some blue baby bling in the centers. 



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100 comments:

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love the masculine thank you with the stars.

Missy Owen said...

Love your work! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Brinker said...

Love these cards!

Joan L said...

Great cards! Love the combination of blue with the kraft.

bridget22868 said...

Your cards are very nice, simple yet still a very nice card anyone would love to receive! Thanks!

Lisa Barrie said...

Love the crisp clean design. http://lisabarrie.blogspot.com

Janice said...

I love the simplicity of the wildflower card. Thanks!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! You are a master at CAS! Love these!!!

Michele Gross said...

I Loooove the little gems on the flower card! The perfect pop of color and interest :) Great projects :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love both of your cards, especially the masculine thank you card! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Joyce T. said...

love these. the hardest part of these inspirational hops is waiting for my stamps to arrive! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are both so wonderful. I am so inspired by the talents you displayed with their creation.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very lovely cards you made ^_^

rossi73 said...

Both cards are great...I like the blue on kraft and how the stars flow. Love the simplicity of the flower card!

Lagene said...

Love your cards, the baby bling is perfect on your masculine card!

Tina Gilliland said...

Fabulous CAS card and I LOVE the stars you added to the tag card!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Cards love the new stamps you all make such beautiful Cards. great new stamps thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Debbie Bradford said...

I like the simplicity of both cards and especially like the "thank you" on craft paper using the blue ink. It looks great!

Jimmi said...

Both of these cards are SO perfect, I really love them :)

Margaret said...

I love your masculine card and the way you used the stars with bling on it.

Cheryl Winget said...

Your cards are stunning in their simplicity - not as easy to achieve as it seems! Thanks for the inspiration.

Riette said...

A really great CAS card. The embossed frame works perfectly.

scrapgram said...

Like your use of kraft card stock.

GMAH said...

Love the simplicity of the cards. They make such a statement.

Melanie said...

Love the elegance of the one flower on this tall card, terrific!

Golda said...

What fun cards! I love that you just have small touches of bling to add to them. Beautiful work!

BonnieC said...

Both of these cards are so clean and crisp!

Jingle said...

The flower card is just beautiful and I love the stars on the second card!

alex said...

What can I say, love both cards, the clean and simple look of the first is so elegant, and the thank you card is just perfect :-)

Donna Phelan said...

Both are cards are wonderful, but I am drawn to your masculine thank you card, love all thise stars, it really sets it all off....well done!

Julie Overby said...

Cute cards AJ! Love these new stamp sets!

Kay S said...

Both cards are great. Like the masculine card, although it would work for either a male or female since it is clean and simple. Love how you did the long rectangle embossing to set off your very pretty flower.

naneruth said...

wonderful.

Makiko Jones said...

Very pretty! I love your style. The blue and Kraft combination is fantastic!

Scrapacat said...

Oh so cute! I love that long card - it is so elegant but still down to earth. Great pop on the masculine card with the stars, too. Have a great day!
~ky

Lynn B. said...

How great! Love the stars strewn across the masculine card. That would work for "You're a Super Star" too.

Oneofakind said...

really enjoying the hop after the release. Lots of great ideas and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Tami B. said...

The picture for the 1st card isn't showing up, but the masculine card is really nice. I like the bling you added to the stars.

Penny Reed said...

The flower one is striking in it's simplicity and I love the kraft and blue - great color combo.

Deb said...

Love that one-layer floral, AJ! Nice masculine thank-you, too! Hope all is well with you!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the use of the stars! Perfect for the last card!

Elizabeth said...

Cute and simple. Love the little stars on the second card.

Luv 2 Create said...

Wonderful cards AJ. How are you doing these days? Hope it is all behind you now or at least very soon. Glad to see more of your work these days. We missed you.
Marcie

Gayle said...

Love the flower and the colors you used. Thank you for sharing your art.

Gayle
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

NANCY P said...

YOUR FLOWER IS SO SWEET, AND ANY MAN WOULD LOVE HIS CARD AS MUCH AS WE LADIES LOVE OURS.

KonaRose said...

Very pretty CAS floral card and just a great all around masculine card - love the stars!!!

ktfabian said...

Both cards are really great. I love the CAS style of your first card and it's so nice to see cards for men beyond just birthday cards. Nice work!

joy said...

WOW! Love the star and their bling! Beautiful!

jp10 said...

hi! both cards are great!! but i especially love the simple one flower one--that is classy!!

Elaine Sauer said...

Beautiful work

Caryn S said...

pretty CAS cards! I'm loving all of the cards I am seeing that are kraft-based lately.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Both of these clean and simple designs are wonderful...could be used for so many occasions

Crafty Math Chick said...

I REALLY love the CAS layout of the masculine card with the little rhinestones added to the centers of the stars and the long & tall design of the floral card.

scrappinmommom said...

Both of your cards are awesome, so simple and sweet with the flower and the thank you is very nice, love that bling.

Anonymous said...

Love the simple yellow flower, but the brads, ah, they really make it pop!

Sheila said...

Love both cards! Thanks for sharing.

Leta said...

love these

Gayle said...

AJ, love the CAS cards. Both are gorgeous.

Sue D said...

Wonderful CAS cards!

Anonymous said...

Great cards. I just bought some kraft cs and thanks to you I know what my first card is going to be like.
Jean McGee

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh so sweet!!! And I LOVE the star design and bling with the masculine card!!! Wow!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Nice cards! Great layout for the guy card!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome cards.

Jennie said...

Sweet designs AJ and great bling on the second one!!!

Kathy R. said...

I am always looking for a masculine card for someone. Thank you for the idea. Love your cards

Kelly said...

Cute simple cards!

Olga said...

The cards are excellent! Love the litle stars on the second one!

Angie said...

Both your cards are beautiful! Love the single flower one so elegant!

Brenda said...

Very nice cards!!

brz352@yahoo.com

Mama Milly said...

Love both of those - thanks for sharing!

Lisa H. said...

I love both of these cards! Great job.

jazy1m said...

Love both of your cards. Flower is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

Very cool! I really love the stars moving diagonally across your card!

Luanna said...

I love the rock and roll technique with the wildflowers. I've been wanting to try it ever since I watched Gina's tutorial. The masculine set will really be useful. It is so hard to find ideas for cards for the men in my life.

Deb said...

Great cards....great stamps too.

Joan said...

The floral card is so sweet and simple with means fast when needed. The masculine card is terrific. Just love it.

CraftyMomFL said...

cute cards AJ - thanks for the inspiration

Wendy Thompson said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing

Lorraine said...

Ooh I love your kraft masculine card! Rocks!

TrinaM said...

Love both your cards. First one so clean and simple. The second one really shows how versatile the Masculine Tags set is. TFS

zehra said...

Really sweet cards, love the look

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards AJ! Love the clean look of your first card, and the trail of stars on your second card is the perfect touch!

Kris said...

Love that flower card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

~ Sharon ~ said...

I love the masculine thank you card! I can never find enough masculine card ideas and this one is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia said...

I like the simplicity of your cards. They are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sonia said...

The first card is so simple yet so elegant. Your second card, while having a masculine feel could be sent to anyone. I love how you used the stars. Great!

Nanette said...

Beautiful cards!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Hi AJ, Thank so much for stopping by my blog the other day. Ya it is good to know im not alone crafing in Wash. State.

Love your cards. Great colors and shapes. You have an award on my blog.

janet33234 said...

Love both cards. I like the simplicity of your first card and the masculine style of the second card.

mtscrapgal said...

The Wild Flower works great for a tall card. Love the stars on the manly card. Thanks

Marsha said...

Love the cards. Thanks for the ideas.

FrancineB said...

Fab cards. I like the elegant simplicity of them.

Carolina Buchting said...

Darlin' CAS cards AJ!

Jennifer said...

What gorgeous new stamp sets! Love your cards--thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs,
Jennifer

Em's Thoughts said...

I really like the simple thank you card. It is beautifully put together.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so great

Anna Jernigan said...

Such pretty cards so clean and simple. Love that! New to stamptv and just in time for all this fun.
Anna Jernigan

Fran Siquierolli said...

What a great blog hop! Love the ideas!!!

Fran Siquierolli said...

What a great blog hop! Love the ideas!!!

Kitty said...

Beautiful cards

Blessings,
Kat (Kathleen)