Friday, December 30, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop!


Welcome to today's Gina K Designs inspiration hop, featuring Melanie's Stately Flowers 2 and Theresa's Mountain Wilderness.  Such gorgeous sets!  Wait 'til you see the beautiful cards our team has made using them!

I shared the smallest peek ever yesterday of the card I made using the goldenrod image from Stately Flowers 2 and a vertical sentiment from Mountain Wilderness...and after photographing it, I decided that my card wasn't quite finished after all!  I added some texture to the flower centers, tied on some raffia and a pretty button-centered flower.  The layout is again SC365 from SCS.  Don't you think these colors are so warm and cheerful in the middle of winter!?


I had a hard time getting a photograph of my second card, a masculine scene with images from Mountain Wilderness.  I used a Nestabilities oval to cut a window into the card front, then cut an oval 1/8 inch larger for the focal image which is adhered to the inside of the card.  I used Copic markers to color a vibrant sunset...the overhanging branches (a die I got early for Christmas) and the big brown bear on the front of the card appear much closer than the distant landscape behind them.  A sprinkling of "snow" grounds the bear and ties the scene together.  In the photo to the right you can see a small peek of the designer paper under the focal image inside.

Notes:
Copic markers
Nestabilities classic ovals, large and small
Flower Soft
raffia
paper flower
button
jute thread

Here are the designers participating today:

76 comments:

  1. Both of these are beautiful, love them both.

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  2. Such beautiful cards, love them both :-)

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  3. Love both of your cards. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are Beautiful and so creative. You spent a lot of time on these and it shows!!!

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  5. Just gorgeous! Each stop along the way gets better and better! TFS

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  6. That mountain bear card is so darn cute.

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  7. These cards are great. Love the colors in the first card and the fact that your flower matches the stamp perfectly. The bear card...no comment would give it justice...absolutely adorable.

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  8. Deb, I am sure your flower card was beautiful befor eyou added the raffia and big flower but I do like that addition. Love how you created your scene with the cut out window.

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  9. Love your color palette with your flower card, the raffia and flower add so much to an already beautiful creation! The layout of your Wilderness card is FANTASTIC! LOVE it all.....well done! Happy New Year!

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  10. I like that bear. Very nice card!

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  11. Really like both of your cards! Such great detail and coloring!

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  12. What wonderful cards! I love the window bear card. Such a fun idea.

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  13. Love the way you used both sets together. Awesome oval scene card with the window, thanks for the inspiration I am going to have to try this

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  14. Beautiful cards. That window card especially. Wow!!!!

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  15. Wow, these are fantastic! Love them both and the bear is so adorable!

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  16. Deb- these are lovely, especially love that first one!

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  17. OMG Deb, these are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  18. your bear card is so creative! I love how the scene is the backdrop and the bear pops out. I really need manly ideas so thank you

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  19. Both of these cards turned out great. I especially love the bear card.

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  20. I love both of these sets and ordered one of them but the more I see of the other the more I want that one too. And, your artwork is super beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Great bear card for the outdoorsman in my family... good inspiration piece. The goldenrod card is bold and beautiful.

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  22. Great cards and very cleverly done!

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  23. Wowzie!! Both of your cards are over the top gorgeous! Love the way you cut the oval and had the image on the inside with the bear cut out and snow added!! Very clever and the flower card is stunning! Happy New Year!

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  24. Both great cards. Love the bear. I will be back to study these in depth. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  25. Wonderful cards! I do like the warm colors and the sketch on your floral card. And your design on the masculine card is great too!

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  26. Gasp!!! I love love love these!!! Wow nice work Deb!

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  27. Both of your cards are fabulous. You must have put a lot of thought and time into both cards. Terrific job.

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  28. I am swimming with new ideas. I like the idea of cutting an oval in the card. I haven't tried that one yet. Thanks

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  29. Both cards are wonderful, you put a ton of work and thought into both. I love how you did the window card, I'm going to try that

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  30. Both of these turned out gorgeous. I love the flowers and the 2nd one looks great with what you added after we saw it.

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  31. Fabulous cards--I like the window in the second card.

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  32. Beautiful cards and unique designs!

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  33. I love the addition of the flower and raffia. So beautiful! The window card is amazing too. I always have trouble photographing them. Great cards! Happy new year!

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  34. Beautiful cards and the wilderness card is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration

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  35. Beautiful stamps! And love the manly card you made.

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  36. very pretty, I wish I could color so well!

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  37. Great cards. Just love the blue card with the scene and the bear. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  38. These are just lovely Deb! I ADORE that bear card with the snow-covered pine boughs and cute bear, and like the layout and pretty raffia and floral accent to your first card as well.
    ~Meredith

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  39. What beautiful cards! I love the coloring on the goldenrod. You card with the bear is just amazing. I love the trees stamped through the window. Great masculine card.

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  40. Your goldenrod card is so lovely and feminine and I love, love, love the way you used the window in your wilderness card.

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  41. Hello, Deb,
    You've done lovely work on your cards! I love that vintag-y with a touch of shabby chic on your yellow floral card, love how you colored the flowers. Your oval cut out, with diagonal design work on the bear card is refreshing - anyone would be happy to receive either card! Very best, Rosy

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  42. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I'm so wanting to duplicate the bear card...I feel a case coming on...lol

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  43. Your cards are gorgeous, Deb! I love your style!! :D

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  44. love 'em both. that peek-a-boo design is wonderful

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  45. Fabulous cards. I like how you played with perspective on your bear card.

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  46. Deb, love the bear card and the cut out window for the scenery. Great cards.

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  47. Great coloring on the flower card and the "additions" are just right. The bear one is a wowzer. Very nice job.
    Jean McGee

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  48. wow, love both the cards! GREAT job, tfs

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  49. All the textures and layers on the goldenrod card are fantastic! Love the little window wilderness scene!

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  50. Both of your cards are fabulous - love the colors you chose for each. I don't remember goldenrod having such distinct flowers but I also never got any closer to it than I had to - allergies! TFS

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  51. Oh my gosh--how cute these 3D cards are! I really can't choose a favorite as they are all so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. I think I just may have to purchase that very masculine bear set.

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  52. Great use of color. Your cards are both very impressive. TFS

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  53. Awesome job! My fav set of this release is the mountain wilderness... maybe it's because I live in Alaska! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  54. Love the bear card! A wonderful idea. Love them both though.

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  55. Very beautiful cards, thank you for sharing them. Love the flowers.

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  56. Love the simple feeling of nature in both cards Deb. You did a great job!

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  57. I love your cards! I think you did a great job with the bear. Whoever receives these cards will love them!

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  58. You've used 2 of my favorite things; sun flowers and trees/mountains. How majestic that card with the bear and trees is! Love it and love how you made the scene peek through the front of the card. Very nice. TFS and Happy New Year !

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  59. Stunning with the oval cutout. I also needed to see some inspiration for a dear friend's birthday coming up. Thanks.

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  60. Love that bear. And I have to check out the varieties of goldenrod. I love the stamp, but that is surely not what we call goldenrod here in the midwest!

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  61. Wow, very nice cards. I like the layout and your additions on the flower card. Very cool window card with the scene and the bear!

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  62. Both cards re lovely, adore the bear one, such a nice creation

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  63. Love the picture frame effect! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy new year Deb!
    msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  64. Woah! The bear card is very striking - the others are stunning too, but love the bear!

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  65. Happy New Years Deb! Love summer look of your first and the winter scene on your second is just delightful!

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  66. Really love your cards. Like the layout of the flower card. But may have to try out the bear card. It looks really great.

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  67. These are gorgeous! Love the way you did the bear window scene!

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  68. Totally love that bear card!! So awesome with the cut out~

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  69. I love the bright, cheery flowers! And that bear is so cooooool...love that oval window!

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