Monday, April 25, 2011

More Gina K Inspiration!


Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful, blessed Easter!  We went to a quaint, quiet Easter sunrise service, had breakfast at the church and then stayed for the contemporary service, which was packed!  It was so powerful!  I spent most of the afternoon stamping and cutting card stock for a class that I'm teaching today.  In all of the Easter hustle and bustle, I hope I haven't forgotten anything!

I'm sharing two cards with you today.  The first is one I made this weekend using Melanie's set, Branching Out.  The square frame, perfect for cutting/embossing with Spellbinders Nestabilities, inspired me to make a spring card.  I love the way these pop up when you remove them from their envelope!  I used some soft colors with Marjolaine designer paper, using markers directly to the rubber to achieve this look.  Before stamping, I masked in some scalloped circle clouds (used this technique on both of my cards for today)...it is almost like looking through a window onto a beautiful summer sky!

Notes:
Branching Out
sentiment from Stenciled Spring
Pure Luxury card stock in creme de menthe and ocean mist
Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper
Memento Rich Cocoa ink (sentiment)
markers
Nestabilities classic squares
Versamark ink
Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink
satin ribbon
pearls

You might've already seen this card if you attended the release party or have visited Stamp TV recently.  I love Theresa's set, Follow Your Dreams...reminds me of where I grew up in Louisiana!  I put together a little scene that could just as easily be Florida where we live now!  I used a multiliner to sketch in the horizon and add some detail to the reeds at the water's edge.  It is so cool the way you can build a scene with a few stamps and the technique of masking!  I love seeing it come to life! This card is simple but fun because the scene extends from foreground to background with the egret popped up the way it is.

Notes:
Pure Luxury card stock in ivory and chocolate brown
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
Nestabilities labels 2

Be sure to visit these designers for lots more inspiration with these two new sets! 

I'll look forward to seeing you tomorrow for an inspiration hop using the remaining set from this release!

154 comments:

  1. As always, elegant beauty from you. Enjoyed both of them so much

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  2. Wow! Nice job! The cut out bird on the second card is really a nice idea!

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  3. Your cards are wonderful, Deb. Great use of the stamp sets.

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  4. Great cards Deb. I especially like the first one -- it is so clean and classic looking.

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  5. really nice cards for this hop! I love the egret popping up in the foreground. You do a lovely job with skies!

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  6. These both are so awesome Deb, but really love that scene one you made. The cut out bird is the perfect touch!

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  7. Beautiful cards. Love them both so much. My favorite is the different shades of blue. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Oh Deb terrific cards!!!! I love them.

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  9. Hi Deb, another set of beautiful cards!! love that spring card!

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  10. What a wonderful spring card and I love that gorgeous scene!

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  11. That first one is just stunning! So simple, but so so beautiful! Great job today!

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  12. really nice..........love the second one! :)

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  13. Very eye catching and classy ..both cards. I especially like how you used the die to frame the water scene.

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  14. Beautiful Cards, Deb. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. Deb, your cards are beautiful!! That first one, I can't even imagine how much work and time that took!! It is gorgeous!! I love how you cut out the scene, and have the bird in the front!! Haven't seen anyone do that. Awesome work!!

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  16. I absolutely gasped when I saw the first card. Love the color combination. The second card is just elegant. Love them both.

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  17. like that the bird has been lifted up - it gives the card deminsion

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  18. Love them both!! Fantastic!

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  19. Fabulous cards, Deb, I especially love the dimensional boat scene you created!

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  20. Elegant cards that look like you spent a lot of time - TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  21. Beautiful cards as always Deb - you are an inspiration! Pat x

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  22. Both are very pretty cards! :)

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  23. Gorgeous cards Deb! I'm drawn to your style!

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  24. Deb - Your sky technique is really soft and beautiful. Great job on both of your cards today.

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  25. How could anyone go wrong with these gorgeous stamp sets. Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  26. Both cards are so beautiful but I'm in love with that masculine card!!!

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  27. Both of these are gorgeous..

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  28. Gorgeous! Love the boat scene with the heron in front.

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  29. Both cards are just wonderful, but the first is my fav!!!

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  30. Especially love the pop up card -- gorgeous colors - simply elegant.

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  31. This pop up card is really neat!! love this!!
    The boat --- loving it more and more!! Good job on the coloring!!

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  32. Love the cards Deb, great look.

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  33. Gorgeous folded card! Love the touch of pearls on it. The coloring on your boat is incredible! Have to have both of these new sets.

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  34. Both these cards ae just gorgeous. The first one really caught my eye. Love the boat one too with the large egret. just great.

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  35. woweee!! i love that squash fold design, so cool, and wonderful to make it into a little window on the world with the sponge clouds, just fabulous!!!

    you follow your dream card just screams "beach" you have really have that down pat, thank you for the isnpriation!

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  36. So lovely! The egret scene is so cool.

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  37. Ooooh. That first one is almost like an optical illusion. Cool! But I love the layering on the second one. Really fantastic job.

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  38. VERY attractive cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. This is one of the best hops ever. So glad I don't have to pick my favorite card because they are all beautiful!!!

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  40. Beautiful creations Deb. I love the boat scene.

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  41. Love the first card--beautiful. The boat card is very nice too

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  42. Right into my favorites! Your cards are beautiful. Love theses sets!

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  43. Great cards. I love the poped up Heron.

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  44. Love your cards! I definitely don't mind seeing them twice. :)

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  45. Love, love, love the first one. The second is also very nice

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  46. You first cards took my breath away. So pretty.

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  47. Great cards! Love that easel type card! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  48. Beautiful cards, love your background techniques!!

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  49. Terrific cards Deb, love the design of them both, seem CAS in a way, but anything but simple, great coloring on the swan card, and they are just both so inviting!!

    Thanks
    Donna Przy....

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  50. Love the cloud effect! Both cards are beautiful. Thank you

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  51. Your cards are wonderful, Deb! Great job! Thanks for being an inspiration!

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  52. Deb, I love the idea of the spring card. Very different,, but..... I totally love your Follow Your Dreams card. This is a WOW, WOW card. I love the paper you chose, the shape of your spellbinder die and the heron (crane or whatever bird it is) in the front. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. Deb...that first card is a stunner! You definitely have the total "WOW" factor going on there. And I'm loving the masculine look of the 2nd card. Great ideas for this mom of 3 sons and a grandson!

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  54. Such beautiful elegance showcased in these cards! GORGEOUS.

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  55. Amazing cards! Love your scene of the second card and the shape + sky of your first card. :)

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  56. LUV, LUV, LUV u "Hello" card....absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  57. This is the best hop yet. All of the cards are amazing. You sky on the first card was awesome. Hope to get that good someday.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  58. Wow !! Love the design of the spring card and the wonderful scene with the boat and egret.

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  59. I love the spring card!!! So so pretty!! And your shoreline scene is just beautiful!

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  60. Love the clouds in that first card, I think that is the coolest technique ever!

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  61. Terrific cloud effects. I love your spring card and the choice of paper and techniques on both cards.

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  62. Beautiful! Great demonstration of techniques.

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  63. The colors on your 2nd card are so soft and inviting. Great techniques.

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  64. I LOVE your cards and the first one is simply glorious...your sky is beautiful and I love how it looks like looking out the window...beautiful.

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  65. The Hello card is just beautiful! Great colors and design.

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  66. Deb! Everything you do is classy looking! Love the hello card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. Love that cool pop up card. Love how you placed the eggret outside of the Nestie label scene. I think that eggret wants to come live at my house!

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  68. Love. I love the Hello Card. Different

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  69. Truely Inspiring! Both cards are awesome!

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  70. I like your clouds on the first and the little scene on the second.

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  71. I really like this card. You did such a nice job coloring it. I hope I win the set.

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  72. Lovely cards. The second one is my favorite.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  73. "Simply beautiful"

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  74. Both are beautiful! Your clouds are amazing! The first card takes me back to days of laying on the lawn in the backyard with my brother looking up at the clouds saying 'That one looks like...' Sweet memories!
    Blessings Bernie

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  75. Beautiful cards, Deb. Gorgeous scene on the Follow your Dreams card.

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  76. Beautiful but really love the bird one.

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  77. I like how the DP coordinates so well with the pretty pearls you used in your first card Deb, and the weathered, woodgrain look of your second card is eye-catching as well.

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  78. Deb, I love your work! These cards are just beautiful!!!

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  79. Jeepers, were you trying to knock these completely outa the park?? You did, so that's why I'm asking LOL That boat scene is TOP NOTCH, and that Hello background is waaaaayyyy beyond awesome!

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  80. Love. The cards. The boat looks so real!

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  81. Beautiful cards. TFS!!!
    Jean McGee

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  82. Amazing!! Love them both, TFS your work.
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  83. Both cards are great - thanks for sharing.

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  84. Very pretty cards. I love the clouds. You did a great job on them. TFS

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  85. Your cards are great. Love that colorful truck too..Hugs, Dottie

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  86. Just beautiful Deb. Love the fancy design of the first one. You are amazing.
    crafty teacher

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  87. Both cards are fantastic and really grab my attention!

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  88. What fun and beautiful cards!

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  89. Oh Deb, you knocked my socks off again with this first card. Just love the unique styke! The boat scene is the best I have seen. So pretty! Kathie

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  90. The card using the Follow Your Dreams stamps, I like how the crane is cut out and your layout is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Great job!! Fantastic layout, design and colour choices!!! TFS

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  92. Great cards!! The spring fold is so much fun, I've made a few of those in the past.

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  93. Love them BOTH! Wish I hadn't been traveling when the release party was on.

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  94. Your spring card was my favorite of the blog. I have never made one and you have inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for the Splitcoast instrutions.

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  95. AMAZING cloud work on the first and ROCK IT OUT on the boat card! Excellent~

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  96. Both cards are great. Awesome choice of paper on the first card....

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  97. Deb, both of your cards are fabulous! The boat card is stunning!

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  98. Gorgeous cards. The boat card is exceptionally amazing.

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  99. Fabulous. I love stopping by here. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord

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  100. Love your 'Pop up" card, & the 2nd one is AWESOME!

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  101. Thud!!!Deb- your first card is a WOW! Gorgeous!

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  102. Both cards are absolutely lovely! I really love the first one--Beautiful!

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  103. Lovely, lovely cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. Thank goodness this is not a competition. How would a person pick the most beautiful card.
    What lovely work.

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  106. Wow what a great scene you created with Theresa's set and the first one is really stunning!

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  107. how creative and you got everything to match, that never happens for me with those folded cards. LOL and scrunching up my nose.

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  108. Your cards are beautiful
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  109. Love your spring card. Your other card is a winner too!

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  110. I love how the egret is standing outside the window, you are very creative.

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  111. WOW! Deb what divine cards. You make it so hard to choose a favourite. Both cards have such special features that make them standouts. TFS

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  112. Fabulous cards! I so love that heron and how easy Theresa makes it to create scenes!

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  113. So pretty..such serene cards.

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  114. Both cards are awesome. Love the soft clouds in the first and the scene is breath taking.

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  115. These are both amazing, Deb. Thanks for the link to the spring card tutorial, too. I'm heading to SCS to try it out too!

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  116. Both card are wonderful, but I especially love the one with the egret. The scene you have created is amazing.

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  117. Beautiul cards, love the colors!

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  118. I love the blue pearls on Branching out, and your design, and WOW, on Follow your Dreams! FABulous cards!

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  119. What a unique card! I'm nit sure I've seen a spring card like that before; really cool. Your second card is gorgeous and very calming.

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  120. Love your cards. Love both your cards, they are both so unique in their own way.

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  121. Wow, what beautiful cards & scenes you created!

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  122. I really love your cards, they are beautiful!

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