Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspiration Day 2!


Welcome back for our second day of inspiration with the stamps sets that were just released!  Today we are sharing projects made with two full stamp sets, Tami's Label Borders, Theresa's Dogwood and Butterfly, and one of our new Duos, Friends are Flowers.

I love kraft, ivory, red and black together, and with Tami's set, I came up with a relatively clean and simple card for Valentine's Day or any day!  This set is SO versatile, and really easy to work with.  I stamped the border in Memento, colored the inset with Copics, then sponged the edges with distress ink and bordered it with red card stock.  I stamped the sentiment panel a second time so that I could pop up it up for added dimension.  I tied a lock and key to a big red button with sparkly cord...the ends frayed, but I love the way it looks!

Notes:
Tami's Label Borders
Gina K Pure Luxury card stock (ivory, kraft, onyx, and lipstick red)
Memento ink
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Copic markers
black rhinestones
Jenni Bowlin button
Tim Holtz lock and key charms
black cording


I made a simple 4 1/4 inch square notecard using Theresa's Dogwood and Butterfly set.  I tried to color the flowers their traditional colors, pure white with touches of pale pink and green, a bright green center and just a touch of red at the end of each petal.  Of course, white is difficult to color!

The dogwoods always seem to know when it's Easter and time to bloom!  As a youngster, I was taught that their four petals symbolize the cross, their touches of red the nails in His hands and feet, and their center, the crown of thorns.  I love thinking that God uses every opportunity to remind me of His love for me!

Notes:
Theresa's Dogwood and Butterfly set
Copic markers
crocheted lace
ribbon scrap


I used the same markers, minus the blue-green, to color another notecard stamped with Friends are Flowers.  The focal image layer is popped up on dimensional adhesives, which is a little more formal than a single layer...I rarely make single layer cards with Copics because of the bleed-through.  An ivory satin bow seemed like the perfect simple embellishment.

Notes:
Copic markers
Satin ribbon

All three of the sets featured today lend themselves to CAS stamping, although they would work equally well in more intricate designs!

Here are the designers participating today:

66 comments:

  1. Such beautiful cards, Deb! I love the clean lines and crisp design of each!

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  2. I adore these CAS cards! They work amazingly with these new stamps

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  3. These are great! I especially love the dogwood.

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  4. Oh so elegant and gorgeous Deb!!

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  5. Beautiful cards Deb, so clean and crisp, wonderful designs!

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  6. These are stunning, love the white on white.

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  7. Beautiful creations from a beautiful gal! I really like the last one Deb, it is so soft and elegant.

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  8. Your cards are beautiful! The 2nd one is stunning!

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  9. These are all so pretty. I love the second one especially.

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  10. Never can get enough of your card designs Deb. Even your CAS designs are elegant. Love your work !!!!
    Marcie

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  11. Those are really nice cards. ^_^ Now I really wish I had the money to buy those stamps.

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  12. Love your creations Deb!! and love the story behind the Dogwood flower.

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  13. Sweet cards! Those little extra things, like the little key are huge additions!

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  14. So beautiful! You captured the true dogwood colors.

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  15. What pretty cards - all very simple and elegant!

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  16. gorgeous. thanks for sharing. Joyce T

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  17. Such 'dainty' cards. Very nice.

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  18. Deb- Love them! I especially like the Friends are Flowers card!

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  19. All three cards are beautiful. Love what you did with these beautiful sets.

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  20. Deb you have a GORGEOUS CAS style....CAS and yet so vibrant and beautiful!!

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  21. Very neat ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Supper Beautiful love the way you have made your cards love the colors and the ribbons. your embelishments are great. thanks for sharing and for the chsnce to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  23. Hi, Deb - What lovely cards! The key, the cut out flower, the raised layer, ribbon all make the cards ever so special!

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  24. Really liked your use of the lace on the dogwood card. Your special touches really make the cards attractive.

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  25. That is tha BEST Valentine's card....may have to case it! Beautiful!

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  26. Beautiful cards! And thanks for the reminder that God loves us enough to put reminders throughout nature. I needed that reminder today.

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  27. Oh my! Love your work!!!! They are all BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the kraft card! Just love those colors together. Your "friends and flowers" is just stunning! very inspiring!

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  28. OMGosh, these are stunning! Each card is perfect and beautiful!

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  29. Such lovely cards...they came out really nice
    tfs...sincerely, terrie

    zullu26@aol.com

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  30. Gorgeous creations! I love dogwood - brings back fond memories of BC Canada! Thank so for sharing on the hop today!
    Pauline

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  31. These are simple, and so very beautiful!

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  32. Loved all of your cards. The colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Lovely cards. Beautiful color, especially the thinking of you card. That blue is like looking at the sky.

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  34. Love the simple elegance of these.

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  35. All your cards were well done, but I especially liked the kraft card with the red and black accents. Loved the CAS look of it.

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  36. Lovely flower cards & i am so intrigued by the kraft & red boarder stamp card!

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  37. Wow Deb, all your cards are fantastic.

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  38. I especially like your dogwood card and what you wrote about the flower. I had never heard that, so thanks for sharing it.
    Jean McGee

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  39. I love your colors, and coloring.

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  40. Beautiful cards. Love the friends and flowers set. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. nice and beautiful cards thankd

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  42. Great cards - you highlighted both sets wonderfully!

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  43. Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing them.

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  44. I love the dogwood card. The lace and colors are so soft and feminine!

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  45. love the offset label and the medallion embellishment you made!

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  46. All the cards are wonderful but I particulary liked the dogwood card. I envisioned looking out a window at the dogwood. So very pretty

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  47. These are all so gorgeous Deb! You did a fabulous job coloring the dogwood!

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  48. Your cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Beautiful cards, Deb! I really like the simplicity of the first one and the kraft and red together is one of my fav combos.

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  50. love how you used the dogwood horizontally. I also really like adding the dimension to the last one. I always add dimension to a focal image, but never a layer. I really like it!

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  51. Such beautiful images in these sets! I love the versatility of them and really enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects that are possible!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Very nice cards, I esp. love your coloring of the flowers on the 3rd card using the Friends are Flowers set!

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  53. Judy I, St. Louis MODecember 2, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Beautiful cards.

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  54. Such beautiful clean and simple cards today!

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  55. Lovely clean and crisp cards. Love the coloring that you done on the Dogwood.

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  56. Such lovely cards! But you make it look so easy too! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  57. Love the kraft, ivory, red, and black combo is stunning and the key is such a nice touch! The bit of trim on the dogwood card is so sweet and the darlin' bow on your last card is perfection!!!

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  58. Beautiful. I just love the first. It's so CAS, and I love the little cluster at the bottom. Great work!

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  59. Great cards - loving the red & kraft together.

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