April 11, 2017

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop | Day 2

I have two blog post today, so if you're here for the Newton's Nook Designs April Release Blog Hop Day 2, click here.


Hello friends and welcome! It's Day 2 of the April Release Blog Hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! Today, we're featuring the stamp sets Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika, Cottage Garden by Claire Brennan and the Botanical Blocks Incentive Set.


 Gina K Designs Vicky Mermaind Stamp Set by Beth Silaika


Gina K Designs Cottage Garden Stamp Set by Claire Brennan

Botanical Blocks Incentive Set

Incentive sets are stamps sets that ship free with any $75.00 order and is automatically added to your cart. For more information click here.

Gina K Designs Botanical Blocks Incentive Stamp Set

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2

When I first saw the Vicky Mermaid set,  I knew I had to make a shaker card! I stamped and colored Vicky, the starfish and the coral with Prismacolor colored pencils. The background was created using a mix of Distress Oxide inks.

Mermaid For You Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stamp Set Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika

I filled the inside of the shaker with sequins and seed beads. Seed beads are one of my new favorite things to use in a shaker card because they add some noise to the shaker and make it even more fun. 

Mermaid For You Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stamp Set Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika

For my second card, I colored the fence scene from the Cottage Garden set. I again used my Prismacolor colored pencils. As you will notice, this is my go-to coloring choice!

Thinking of You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Cottage Garden Stamp Set by Claire Brennana

I love the little banner with the bird and that many of the sentiments will fit inside the banner he is holding. To give the entire scene a little dimension, I used double sided foam adhesive.

Thinking of You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Cottage Garden Stamp Set by Claire Brennana

My final card for today features the Botanical Blooms Incentive Set. I stamped two of the floral images and then punched them out using a square punch.

There For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Botanical Blocks Incentive Stamp Set

I used this same technique for the sentiment, but trimmed off a bit of the top and bottom on the square to allow it to stand out a bit from the stamped floral images.

There For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Botanical Blocks Incentive Stamp Set

Now it's time to hop! I invite you to enjoy the amazing inspiration samples from the rest of the team by clicking on the links below and then leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, make sure to visit the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Beth Silaika - Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

Would you like to see all the new products available this month? Visit the Gina K Designs Store and click on the “What’s New”.  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!
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47 comments:

  1. Really pretty, love all the cards you shared! Thanks for showing such creative ways to use the new sets!

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  2. Such beautiful cards! Love your Prismacolor pencil coloring. I can see why it is your choice. The mermaid shaker is so cute!

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  3. Nice job, and I am so glad your page works this time, so I can see your work!

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  4. Great cards. Thanks for some great ideas.

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  5. Love the circle card.
    Cutting the garden scene and
    popping it off the card was
    wonderful.
    thanks for sharing such
    innovative ideas.

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  6. Juliana, your cards are beautiful, they are all screaming Spring! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Beautiful job on your cards! My favorite is the mermaid shaker...the oxide inks make a beautiful underwater scene.
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  8. FAB cards! LOVE your Mermaid Shaker one....soooo CUTE, soooo FUN!

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  9. Lovely cards. Your shaker card is wonderful.

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  10. Wow love your cards so beautiful

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  11. Beautiful cards! Loved the color combinations!

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  12. Love the shaker card so much! She is so pretty with brown hair!

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  13. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. All are so wonderful but that shaker one really is a cutie!

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  15. Lovely cards Juliana. Love the round card and the adorable mermaid scene you created.

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  16. Wow what a gorgeous collection of cards. Thanks for sharing:)

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  17. What fun examples! Great work.

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  18. Really liking the botanicals - they are so versatile!

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  19. your house card is too cute... I love the colors

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  20. Amazing cards Juliana and the pinks - Spring has sprung! Tfs Liz

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  21. You are a wonderful addition to the design team! Beautiful cards!!!!!

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  22. Fabulous cards, Juliana! I especially love the super adorable shaker!

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  23. Beautiful cards and coloring.

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  24. Now that's a SWEET shaker card! Love the details! And using a pink background for the little cottage, brilliant, different and lovely! The tiles in pink also exquisite. Thank you for sharing!!!! ♥

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  25. Your shaker is really great. Wish I could make one as good - sigh. All your work is special.

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  26. Love your cards, especially the middle one! I two LOVE that little banner with the birds!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  27. Awesome cards, I love them all. As always, thanks for the great inspiration!!! Well done!

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  28. FAbulous cards. Love the circle shaker.

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  29. Gorgeous cards with great COLOR! I especially like your cute mermaid card. :)

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  30. So many inspiring card creations! Always love your coloring, Juliana

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  31. Love your shaker card and tip for adding noise to the card. The cottage is cute. Love the pink card with floral stamos.

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  32. Beautiful cards! I really love that sweet mermaid shaker card! And your lovely cottage scene too!

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  33. All fantastic cards! What a fabulous shaker card with Vicky the mermaid. Beautiful coloring with Claire's garden gate, and I love the combination of color that pops on the white background for the incentive stamp set.

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  34. Oh! Your cards are so lovely! The mermaid shaker card is adorable and I love, love the garden gate cut out by itself and popped up on the pink background. It is so spring-like! Your coloring is gorgeous!

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  35. Yummy cards! The incentive set in pink is terrific!

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  36. Wonderful cards and I love that shaker! So sweet! ❤️

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  37. Really cute cards! Love the colors.
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  38. What gorgeous and adorable cards. I especially adore the sweet shaker card!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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  39. Love all of your cards but the pink block really pop

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  40. These cards are so pretty!! I love the mermaid shaker card!

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