March 4, 2013

Gina K Designs Inspirational hop day one





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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check
the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.



For my first card, I used Melanies new set A Year of Flowers 2.  I think I have finally found my favorite way to color in these flowers!  Design Memory Crafts Aquarelles.   I heat embossed the flower with white cloud Versamagic and clear embossing powder.  I then just scribbled my aquarelles randomly and went over with a wet brush.  LOVE using them with these flowers- watch for more watercoloring.  ;)


My next card uses Tami's All Occasion Tags 2.  I have been into the navy/orange combo lately, and thought I would again use it here!  I stamped the main label shape using Versamark onto my Kraft card base, and then adhered the patterned paper strip.  I opted to just use the label stamp on a rectangle die cut, but you can use them with the coordinating Silhouette file found here.



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114 comments:

Laurie said...

Gorgeous cards! Those flowers are so pretty! And I love the frames on the second card!

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, AJ! Really love that tag background.

Beth said...

cute ideas AJ -- would never have thought to use the tags as a graphic background image!

Jingle said...

AJ, I love these! The edges on that first card...flippin' amazing!

Melanie said...

that is such a terrific technique with the Aquarelles, love the colors running together! Wonderful background made with the tag!

catdidit said...

Oh those flowers ARE beautiful! Must find out what that is you speak of, lol! Love the tag bg, very cool!

meemee48 said...

I love the water color look of your flowers. Beautiful!

JoanL said...

WOW! Love the beautiful flowers.

Olga said...

Love the second card! So unusual!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards!

joy said...

Love the stamping on the kraft and the tiny frame and simple "hi".

Teri said...

So pretty!

dklessig said...

Very nice cards. I'll have to try the flower technique.

shopgirlstudioB said...

very nice card layout. thank you, I will use this.

dsharp said...

Nicely done AJ. Your tag card can easily be a good masculine card which we find more difficult to make.

Sean Fetterman said...

WOW! These are awesome! :) Hugs! Sean

Sharon said...

Great cards. Love how the flowers turned out. Neat design using the tag frame on the background!

Connie Ludgate said...

Very pretty cards.

BeverlyBL said...

Cute cards. I especially like the one done with the labels background.

Em's Thoughts said...

AJ, your cards are beautiful. I love the way you colored those flowers. I am going to have to look up Aquarellas. And the way you created your background on the second card is really neat.

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors on the first card and great background on the second.

Temckinney said...

That was really cool with the tag as background image :-)

Shelia said...

love the way you colored the flowers on the first card. very petty!! And I like the background you created for the second card.

Mama said...

Great cards. Love the simplicity. Thanks

Betty said...

great ideas! Thanks.

Momofsixkids said...

Both sets are fabulous. Great detail.

Scrappin' Hugz,
Dee

NancyP said...

What a great idea for the use of the tag stamp on the get well card! I love it!! Thanks for sharing.
NancyP
bmwgregor@gmail.com

Carrie K said...

Very pretty cards!!

Anouk said...

beautiful blog

Gabi said...

Really nice cards; especially love the way you did the flowers. Have to try that!

cathy said...

I like the colors you chose for your flower card. Very pretty.

Katarzyna said...

I just love those flowers! great technique.

Ava Gavloski said...

navy and orange combo, insteresting, nice cards

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are both gorgeous, but I sure do love the flowers. Those remind me of spring..and I long for that now.

Kathy Berger said...

Thanks for sharing your cool cards, but mostly thanks for sharing such a cool coloring technique. I can't wait to give it a try!

Barbara said...

Wow! More ways to use these stamps. I am so amazed!

Donna Phelan said...

....hi....sooooo gorgeous!

Debbie Corbari said...

AJ, I LOVE how you used Tami's frames as a background image...GENIUS!

Sue Bridges said...

Wonderful stamps, and beautiful work!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovey cards ^_^

Luanna said...

I loved the flowers on the first card. What an interesting idea to use the tag stamp for the background of the card. I always get new ideas from these blog hops.

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards, love the flowers and the tag stamp used to make the background, now I am off to look up Aquarelles and see if I need them lol

Dara Hoffman said...

love the color combos on both cards. the tag background really ties that card together nicely. great idea that i would have never thought of. thank you!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wonderful cards! I love the flowers on the first card, and the tag background on the second. I never would have thought to use the tag that way....genius.

scrappinmommom said...

How very clever of you to use the tag as the background, very nice and I love the look of the flower
as if it is watercolor. Really nice.

--Marcy said...

Great coloring but totally love how you used the all occasion stamps to create that background! Wow!

Barbara said...

Sweet cards! Beautiful ideas for the featured stamp sets. Love them both.

Donna said...

Love your cards, super idea to use the tags like that. Thanks. Love your blog.

Donna C.

Jackie B said...

I love how you used the stamp to make a background on the Kraft card.

Rita said...

I would not have thought of using a tag for the back ground. Thank you for sharing.

Carole said...

Very nice. I like what you did with the Aquarelles. This looks pretty and easy!

Lee Kendel said...

Love the way you used Melanie's stamp set. What is an aquarelle? It looks great.

On the 2nd card I would never have thought to use "border" stamps, can't think of the right word. You have inspired me to make more use of them.
Thanks

MyAuntKath said...

I really liked this technique. Great idea.

Clare Pearce said...

The colours are lovely and subtle. I love the use of the tags for the background.

Unknown said...

the watercolor technique is very pretty!
thanks you
Holly

crafty1964 said...

Very pretty flowers on the "hi" card. I would have never thought to use the tag stamp for a back drop. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Rosy Newlun said...

Love your CAS style - both cards are pretty!!!

naneruth said...

Very pretty!

Judy Woodland said...

Lovely cards AJ. Wonderful how you have used the stamp to make your own DP. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Terry said...


Grand use of watercolor technique! those H20 pinks and purples flowers make spring so fresh against these ice storms. Keep Looking uP! mt23stamper atyahoo

Patti said...

Very stunning!

Michele Clay said...

LOVE your ideas!! Thanks for the inspiration! You must do some videos, too!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous cards.

Tammy said...

You did a great job on the cards. I love the colors!

Ann Lee said...

Great techniques I need to try. Nice!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Never would have thought to use the tag stamp for the background! Such a neat idea! Writing it down in my idea book for sure!

Pam Zirbel said...

LOVE these cards!! Just love them!! thanks for the inspirations!!!!

Brenda Lee said...

OOHHHH!! I love how you stamped with the YOF2. Great use of the tags as a background!

Pattie J. said...

love the double stamps of color, and love the background with tag image. beautiful cards.

Donna Simonson said...

I love both cards! So clever! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent with us!

Denise Bryant said...

Great new sets! I love your color combo on the floral design!
DeniseB

Janice Jerolymack said...

Beautiful cards! Really like the way you used the tag as dp on the second card.

Janice Jerolymack said...

Beautiful cards! Really like the way you used the tag as dp on the second card.

Parker said...

Love the idea of the white outlining. Also I'm liking the tag cut using a rectangle die. That's a "V8" moment for me.

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ravengirl said...

Those flowers are really pretty! I like how you have colored them!

Lee said...

Wonderful cards AJ!!! But holy cannoli!!! That watercoloring is amazing!!!

joy said...

LOVE the watercolored flowers!! And, the tag background is so clever. Thanks for your inspiration, AJ!

Oneofakind said...

I like the idea of the versa mark background of the label. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Peterson said...

Beautiful cards!

Ralph Singer said...

Simple yet beautiful.

Pat Jandacek said...

White cloud VersaMagic--never heard of it but I like the results! How clever to use the tag design as a background. TFS

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous. I love the water color technique you used.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Amazing ideas! I love what you did the the tags set.

Julie Allen said...

Love what you did with some of my favorite stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kay said...

Love the coloring idea. Can't wait to try it!

itsablingfling said...

Thanks A.J. for the new coloring technique and the idea of the simple tag card. I only wish I could be so creative.

Does the cut file need to be purchased through Gina K. Designs' site or can they be purchased through the silhouette online store?

Julie S. said...

Those cards are great! I really like the colors you used on both of them.

Jean McGee said...

W O W ! ! The coloring on the first card is bee-u-tee-ful. Thank you for using a rectangular die for cutting out the tag - it looks great.
Jean McGee

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, AJ, especially the flowered one love the bursts of flowers and colors and the simple greeting.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Very creative cards.... Love looking through all the blogs and seeing the huge variety in how the same stamps can be used.

Raquel Rodriguez said...

This set year of flower 2 is very versatile. The color you use in your flower card is one of my favorites

Marj said...

Great cards! Love the coloring technique on the flowers, will have to give it a try!

June Sefscik said...

Love your coloring idea and the way you stamped the tag on the kraft cardstock. Thank you for these great technique ideas.

zehra said...

Pretty cards, the water color effect is cool

Lagene said...

Great cards! Love how the Aquarelles turned out on the flower!

Glenda said...

Love that watercolor technique! I have to try that....

Cheryl Wright said...

Love your cards, AJ. Also love how you've added a couple of 'hidden' panels behind the matting of your first card. Gives it an air of mystery.

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards! Love how you colored the flowers!

Kitty said...

Beautiful works of art.

Kathleen

Cynthia Clark said...

Love the watercolor.

Katherine said...

Fab cards! Am really lovin' those flowers :).

Golda said...

I LOVE the look of your flowers! Thanks for sharing how you did them. Your get well card is really nice, too. I really like how you did the background.

nancy said...

So fun to see what each of you do with the featured stamp sets.

DebbieG said...

Beautiful cards

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning cards. i know i can always get tons of inspiration following this hop! Thanks for sharing

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Louise H. said...

Your flower card is stunning; so simple but eye catching. Louise

Nana Diane said...

Beautiful cards! I love the matching background technique!

Wendy said...

Nice cards. Thanks.

Robin said...

Wonderful cards!

Anna Jernigan said...

The flowers card is so pretty. Love the kraft card. Everything goes well with kraft, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing!!

mandalj said...

Lovely cards! Really like the tag background on the second one!

CraftyRia said...

Great watercolor flower. I love how you used the brackets as a background stamp. I never thought of doing that, what a great idea.

Karen said...

Who would have thought of coloring over clear embossing powder- cool!