March 5, 2013

Gina K Designs Inspirational Hop day two






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 Theresa's new set The Northwoods.  With my dew drops, I managed to ink the trunk separately from the tree.  I stamped the thanks in blue, and added a bit of blue string.

You may have seen this card yesterday, I shared it over on Stamp TV for the Mix it up Monday Challenge.  I'm hosting it this week, stop by and play! :)  I used Becky's Poster Board Sentiments stamped in Delicata ink- super rich and sparkly! I added a bit of blue, gold card stock, and of course sequins!  I may be able to get behind this gold trend.  ;)

My next card is another Poster Board Sentiments one, this time using the lined arrow image for my background.  I wanted to try and create an hombre effect with the poster board sentiment, and then use those colors for my background.  I love how the background turned out, such a fun image to work with!

make sure to check out the rest of the crew today!
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89 comments:

Golda said...

Each of these is amazing in it's own way! Beautiful work!

Theresa Momber said...

AJ, your cards are beautiful! Love the wood background. Great designs!

Sean Fetterman said...

These are awesome! Great backgrounds! Hugs! Sean

Susan White said...

Beautiful Cards, love the wood DP!!

catdidit said...

So awesome AJ! Love that wood bg on the frist , the design on the 2nd one and the 3rd one how you used the ribbon thingy in the set!

meemee48 said...

I especially loved the last card with all the bright blues. Stunning!

Jingle said...

These are wonderful! That tree is just stunning!

Teri said...

Very pretty cards!

DebbieG said...

Pretty card, I love the woodgrain background.

Pat said...

All your cards are beautiful. My favorite is the first card terrific use of the wood background.

Olga said...

so simple but so sweet! especially love the last one!

Ava Gavloski said...

great showcasing of the stamps

--Marcy said...

Really like them!

Karen Denson said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful. I especially love the poster board sentiments on the card done in blue. Love the stripes!

Beth said...

These are great cards AJ! I esp. love the one with the wood background!

naneruth said...

All great ideas!

Marilyn from MI said...

The wood background really adds to your card.

Anouk said...

lave the first card

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards~!

dsharp said...

Very nice cards. Especially like the woodgraining!

mommamea’s Favorite Things said...

Awesome cards. Love your samples

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful cards!!!!!!

John Creighton Petersen said...

I'm so happy to see that you put your new Dew Drops from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko to great use- can't wait to see your next project!

Kathy Berger said...

Terrific cards! I especially like the blue, tan, and white one. It is a lovely, clean, and simple card that has a bit of a masculine touch to it... and I can ALWAYS use masculine cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

Marianne Barkman said...

Gorgeous cards! i love them all. Thanks for sharing

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Betty said...

The wood one is so awesome!

Ann Lee said...

Luv your non-cluttered look!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! All are amazing. But that wood background is awesome with that image. It looks like real wood grain.

Nana Diane said...

Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia said...

Wow, what beauties!

Pam Zirbel said...

I am loving the stripes on these cards!!! And love the colors!

klarcher said...

Loved the barn wood background for the tree card and the ombre look is really getting to me

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the wood grain background of your first card AJ! You've done such a great job at demonstrating how folks can make quick and easy cards with Becky's new set as well. I am SO glad you are feeling better. :)
~ Meredith

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like how you inked the tree and the woodgrain background.

LORRAINE p said...

It's so amazing to me that you all take the same stamp set(s) and create such beautiful projects. I could never choose just one. WOW!

Em's Thoughts said...

Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. I can't wait to get these two sets.
xEmilyx

LORRAINE p said...

AJ, I'm loving the gold card, so rich and regal. Beautiful cards.

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards ^_^

freetimegone said...

More great ideas here. I really like the blues.

Nanette said...

Love the woodgrain card the most, but they are all fabulous!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great cards! I love the woodgrain....just beautiful!

elizabeth said...

Great CAS cards.

Barbara said...

These cars are great. I epically love the first one with the wood grain background.

MyAuntKath said...

I just love these cards!

Kathy Bosi said...

Nice!

Connie Ludgate said...

Love the cards. Good job on the tree.

Sharon said...

Great cards! I especially like the tree.

Unknown said...

each is so different!- love the ombre striping on the third card best!
thanks
Holly

piskey said...

I love the clean lines of all your cards

Rosy Newlun said...

Really beautiful and striking designs AJ! I do love your CAS style!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards.

Pat Jandacek said...

Lovely cards for inspiring us all. tis

itsablingfling said...

I love how you coordinated each of your cards. I especially like the wood plank background on your first card. It looks so good the way you put it together. I'm assuming the wood plank background is patterned paper?

The blue theme of your last card is awesome!

joy said...

Love your cards, especially the one with the gold inking! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Love how you used the striped banner stamp without the pointy part to make an ombre striped background. And how you did the same effect on the sentiment stamp itself. Very creative and never would have thought of it - this is why I love looking these inspiration hops!

Judy Woodland said...

Your cards are fabulous as always AJ. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Wendy said...

I love how you chose the wood background paper to compliment the tree. This one's my favorite. Thanks.

Jean McGee said...

Greaaat cards. I do like the woodgrain bg. Then it was a pleasant surprise when you said the bg on the third card was from the stripe arrow stamp - that was a WOW for me. TFS.
Jean McGee

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Wow! yesterday blew me away and today...WOW!

Designs By Sky said...

Love the cards! TFS

Oneofakind said...

I love the wood background and the pop of blue with the sentiment. Great cards.

Lynne said...

The tree is terrific. I have always used markers on my stamps to do separate colors. Will have to try the tip of my dew drops.
Thanks for the suggestion. Card could be for either sex.

Julie S. said...

I really like all these cards, especially like the wood background on the first one, it's perfect!

Doris W. said...

Beautiful cards but I'm partial to your last one with the bright blues!

Becky said...

All of these are beautiful!

Raquel Rodriguez said...

The wood background looks awesome in your cards. They are all very beautiful.

Robin said...

Great cards!!!

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with you.

Donna C.

Kitty said...

Just beautiful.

Kathleen

Ravengirl said...

Very cool cards! I really like the woodgrain backing your card with Theresa's set!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great cards.

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT cards, loving your first one with all my heart! :)

Donna Simonson said...

Your cards are wonderful! Love the background technique and colors!

Anna Jernigan said...

I really like the hombre look of the last card. I can NOT wait for my stamps to come. This hop is such great inspiration, so many uses and also using more than one set in a card, is genious! Thanks for sharing.

Chermaine c said...

Pretty clean and simple styled cards!

Angela B. said...

Awesome layouts!

Cynthia Clark said...

Love them!

Gayle said...

love those blues...really great cards.

Luanna said...

Loved your sample cards. I like the wood look DP you used on the first card.

Photo Gift Lady said...

I love the woodgrain background against the sparseness of the tree image. It's so soothing.

Sherry aka Foreveraftercrafter

Jan Castle said...

Great projects!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

AJ your card is so beautiful. Love that wood effect.

JessicaK said...

Wow, each of these is fantastic. Would be perfect for masculine cards.

Betty Neville said...

Lovely cards, AJ! Especially love the blue one!

Kris in Alaska said...

Oooh, loving your tree card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lee said...

Very cool AJ! I love that woodgraining!!

shopgirlstudioB said...

dots so inspiring, thank you

mandalj said...

That tree is so beautiful, you've made such good use of it!

CraftyRia said...

Another great set of cards!