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July 10, 2017

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop | Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop! Today we're featuring two new stamp sets: Pressed Flowers 2 illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Framescapes Tropical Skies illustrated by Theresa Momber.

As with all Gina K blog hops the Cast and Crew of Gina K Designs will be sharing loads of gorgeous inspiration samples to inspire you and you'll have the chance to win a fabulous prize from Gina K Designs. You can check out all the details for the blog hop below.

Hello Card - Pressed Flowers 2 Stamp Set


The first set is called Pressed Flowers 2 and it was designed to coordinate perfectly with the previously released Pressed Flowers 1. To make these stamp sets even more amazing, you can now purchase coordinating dies for each set. Now you have unlimited creative options when combining these two stamp and die sets!

Hello Sunflower Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Pressed Flowers 2 by Gina K Designs

The sunflower image in Pressed Flowers 2 set immediately caught my attention, so I chose to create a cluster of them as the focal point on my card. I stamped and die cut each layer and then used double sided foam adhesive to give added dimension to some of the layers. The entire piece was adhered to a die cut square I cut out using the Gina K Designs Double Stitched Square Die Set. The final touch was to adhered this layer onto a piece of embossed white cardstock which provides even more texture and interest to the design.

Hello Sunflower Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Pressed Flowers 2 by Gina K Designs

Wonderful Life Card - Framescapes Tropical Skies


I've never had the opportunity to create with a silhouette style stamp like the new Framescapes Tropical Skies and I must say I loved it! There are seriously endless possibilities for combining the images in this set to create a one of kind tropical scene. I also loved playing around with my Distress Ink to create the sunset background.

Wonderful You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Framescapes Tropical Skies by Gina K Designs

Creating a Sunset Background with Distress Ink


To create the sunset background, I began with a piece of watercolor paper. I then cut and trimmed a circle to the size of the sun in the sunset image and used it as a mask on the watercolor paper. Next I took the following Distress Ink colors and blended them to create the sunset: Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar. As you can see, I applied more pink toward the area around the sun. Once I was pleased with the look, I removed the mask and blended some Squeezed Lemonade into the area of the sun. I then went over that lightly with a little more Spun Sugar. The final touch was to blend some Black Soot around the outside edge of the paper. After the background was complete, I used my MISTI to stamp the frame and other images. For the sun, I only applied ink to the reflection part of the stamp image.

Wonderful You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Framescapes Tropical Skies by Gina K Designs

Blog Hop + Giveaway


Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs? If your answer is yes, then all you have to do is visit each blog along the hop and leave a comment. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate.

Now it's time to head on over and check out more amazing inspiration from the Gina K Design Team! and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win!

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

Supplies


Are you interested in the Gina K Designs supplies I used to create these cards? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!

70 comments:

  1. Love your sunset card and the stunning sunflowers

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  2. The sunflower design is so sharp and your sunset just glows!

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  3. Love the sunflowers and your spectacular tropical sky.

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  4. Terrific cards. Love the yellows - so bright and cheerful!

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  5. Beautiful! I love that sunflower card♥️

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  6. Oooh- I am partial to your 1st one, as they are my High school colors!

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  7. Great! Thanks for the tutorial instructions!

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  8. Looks like you really captured the beauty of the sunset and the flowers in your cards. Thanks for the ideas and for starting my day on a bright note.

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  9. Beautiful cards! Love your tropical sky.

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  10. Just ordered my summer kit. I get so much inspiration from all your blogs! All the cards on this blog hop are just gorgeous!

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  11. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for providing the details on the wonderful beach scene.

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  12. Love the pretty design & colors of the floral card. And the embossed BG pairs beautifully.
    Your sunset card - wow! - beautiful coloring. Looks like the perfect Florida postcard. :-)

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  13. So pretty the colours are amazing and the Colouring is perfect... Thanks so much...

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  14. Beautiful cards! I am hooked on the sunset cards! Can't wait to get my order, should be here any day now! Awesome blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  15. Beautiful designs!! I love every detail.

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  16. Love the yellow flowers. But really am excited by your sunset. Thanks for the details.

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  17. Both are so beautiful, I love the tropical scene and the flowers are so nice and sweet! <3 :) Thanks for inspiring!

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  18. Such beautiful cards, I love both of them. Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!!!

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  19. Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing with us!

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  20. Your cards are so pretty and vibrant. Love these new stamp sets.

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  21. I love your cards. Will have to dust off my embossing folders when making my next card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. The ink colors you chose really pop!

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  23. Beautiful cards Julian. Love your work, you really inspire me.

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  24. Beautiful cards! I love the colorful, tropical sunset :)

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  25. gorgeous cards and so beautifully designed and colored!!!!

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  26. Lovely cards, that sunset you created is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  27. unbelievable sky.
    So beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  28. All are so beautiful and I love the tropical sunset sky scene you created.

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  29. Your sunset background is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Sweet and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Very nice - love the sunset background

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  32. Beautiful cards, Juliana! I really love your sunflower card!

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  33. Both cards are so pretty, just a bit partial to your sunset, WOW
    Thanks for sharing with us and inspiring us.

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  34. Both cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you created the background with the sun. I want to try doing that real soon!
    GlendaJ

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  35. wow what wonderful cards you have created using these new stamps. Everyone has made such different cards with the same stamps and I love the inspiration here. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. I have always loved flower stamps! But the addition of the tropical stamps has me loving two themes now! Your layout and colors on the floral card are beautiful. The colors of the sunset in the tropical card against the black silhouette is so real looking! I love them both!

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  37. Beautiful cards! Just great.

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  38. Both of your cards are beautiful. I would enjoy having both of those stamp sets.

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  39. Gorgeous designs...LOVE them both!

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  40. Beautiful! Thanks for the tips on creating a sunset background.

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  41. I am totally new to Gina K as of today and boy am I loving these new stamp sets. Such talent among the DT. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.

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  42. Oooh, that evening sky is lovely!

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  43. These cards are gorgeous!!! You are so talented!!!

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  44. Lovely cards! The sunset you created is gorgeous! Thanks for the ink tips.

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  45. The sunflowers look so cute! Great cards!

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  46. Love these cards! You did a fabulous job!
    Blessings
    Melitta

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  47. Gorgeous cards and such creativity.

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  48. I really like the background on your flower card. Your scene card is stunning, too.

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