Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 4!



The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Both of my cards for today are rather clean and simple designs...I love to do more intricate layouts too, but sometimes less really is more!  That seemed to be the case with these!  Sometimes I try to add more, but the card seems to simply declare itself finished!


This gorgeous butterfly is from our new Stamp TV duo, Believe In Yourself.  It is such an elegant design, especially with lots of shimmer and pearls!  This mitered corner layout was inspired by Sketch 375.  After coloring the butterfly with Copic markers, I gave it a touch of Stickles and sculpted its wings to dry in a curved position.  Then I sprayed the entire card front with Clearsnap Smooch Spritz.  Finally I added some pearls to its body, wings, and antennae.  It is so pearly and shimmery IRL!


I love this inspirational quote from Great Sayings.  Having been inspired by Vicki's Wild Flowers card, I wanted to use simple pen-drawn lines around the edges with this sentiment...being a calligrapher, I also thought of the "quill" from Asela's set, Nesting.  After using the multiliner to make the outline, I subtly shaded inside it with warm grey Copics, then used a mask to faintly stamp the feather with Memento Desert Sand ink and added a few rhinestones in the corner.  I am so happy with the way this lets the quote really grab your attention while still bringing some interest to an uncluttered background.

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

64 comments:

  1. Deb, these are stunning! Absolute perfection!

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  2. What gorgeous cards - I love the L-shaped DP on the first one with that AMAZING butterfly!

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  3. Oh Deb - that butterfly is magnificent! It would have been gorgeous flat, but curved? Spectacular! LOVE it! I have to try that some time after my set arrives. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. A really good job. Like that quill for a soft background!

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  5. The butterfly is awesome!Nice cards!

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  6. Beautiful Card love the colors and the Butterfly is Beautiful the colors you chose was Great. thanks for sharing your great work
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  7. I love CAS so these are both wonderful and that butterfly is simply gorgeous!

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  8. I just adore that butterfly card! The butterfly itself looks like something you'd pay a fortune for in one of those Martha Stewart embellishment packs. You did an amazing job!

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  9. Wonderful cards! Your butterfly is gorgeous, looks like an enameled piece of jewelry!

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  10. Stunning design, and that butterfly is gorgeous.

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  11. Love your card--inside and out. The butterfly is awesome and the sentiment is just perfect.

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  12. Both cards are just beautiful but the first one is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. The butterfly on your first card is drop-dead gorgeous! Love both cards, though. Truly beautiful.

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  14. Great cards. I love the colors...would work well for women or men. Beautiful!

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  15. Your cards are unique and beautiful!

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  16. That IS a gorgeous butterfly. Love how you matched the quill with one set with that sentiment, it's perfect!

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  17. Two truly beautiful CAS cards, love your use of DP and the stunning butterfly on the first, the quill detail on the second is inspired :-)

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  18. Great design on both cards. The butterfly is beautiful.

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  19. cute! Love your use of colors on the butterfly card.

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  20. How bold your cards are. Yes, they are clean, but I would call them Boldly Simple, and springtime clean! Nice Work.

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  21. Oh, Deb, your cards may be CAS but they are stunning! That butterfly is to die for and I just have to try and case it.

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  22. I have cards that shout at me to just "stop" and let it be. So pretty!

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  23. Wow! That butterfly is GORGEOUS! Nice bling you added!
    Regards,
    Jennifer

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  24. These are great CAS cards! Love the designs!

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  25. Very creative and beautiful cards. That butterfly is just gorgeous.

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  26. love the butterfly in the corner! very CAS!
    Holly

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  27. Oh what a beautiful CAS corner design with the butterfly! And a Feather Quill....brilliant!

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  28. These cards are beautiful! I love love the butterfly and layout of that card!

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  29. Both cards are wonderful but my favorite is the butterfly. It is gorgeous. Terrific job..

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  30. Really loving the clean lines. The butterfly is just gorgeous. Can't wait to get my order.

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  31. Beautiful cards Deb so elegant!

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  32. That butterfly is fantastic! Beautiful CAS designs on both of your cards.

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  33. Love what you did with that butterfly.

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  34. Both amazing cards, and I love that quote!

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  35. These stamps could not possibly be highlighted any better than by your beautiful CAS designs! I've enjoyed the hops and am absorbing all the delightful ways to present clever expressions and marvelous drawings. TFS

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  36. I love the simplicity of both cards! They're gorgeous!

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  37. Wonderful cards--I like how you sculpted the butterfly.

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  38. I love the simplicity! Like a quite voice in the room, they draw your attention!

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  39. Stunning butterfly card Deb.
    Marcie

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  40. A very elegant card. Beautiful butterfly

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  41. The butterfly is gorgeous from the new set! Wonderful job. TFS

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  42. Wow, simple and gorgeous, love the cards

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  43. So simple yet so beautiful, I love your cards.

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  44. Gorgeous card. I like your use of white space.

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  45. Wow, what a cool sketch for a card. I really like this one!

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  46. Love your CAS cards! That butterfly is gorgeous!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot ocom

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  47. What a gorgeous butterfly Deb! And that stamped background is so perfect for that saying!

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  48. Wonderful way of showing how a simple stamp and a sentiment can create beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Such elegance! I just love both of those card designs!

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  50. What elegant cards, Deb. Love the feathers for the pen quote.

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  51. Awesome cards, Deb, really lovely and creative.

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  52. Adorable cards; love them both. Thanks for sharing.

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