Friday, April 27, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop!


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!!


Here is a quick, easy card using Melanie's Basket Additions 2 along with the basket liner from the original Basket Additions set.  The mix-and-matchability of these sets is what makes them SO fun and versatile!  Hopefully with this warm gray coloring, the basket liner looks like one of those heavy-duty canvas liners with all the pockets in them.  I can just imagine it stuffed with all kinds of seed packets and little labels and stakes for the garden.   Just a couple of pops of pink in this card for my girlfriend!  Can you see the little "gripper bumps" on those pink garden gloves?


It's prom weekend for my son...he had his big chorus Spring Concert last night and looked so handsome in his tuxedo.  Maybe that is what inspired this card using Lacy Borders!  Since I grew up "the only girl" of the family with two older brothers, and remain "the only girl" in the home I share with my husband and son, I really enjoy girlie, frilly things!  Lacey Borders is one of my favorite sets of this release!

For this project, I stamped each of the laces on white card stock, misted them with Smooch Spritz, inked them with distress ink, and fussy-cut them. (The lowest border has a tiny picot edge which I cut away).  I scored each panel just under the solid portion at the top, which is the only part adhered to the card.  To give the illusion of that delicate, dainty picot edge, I stamped that border toward the bottom of the already misted kraft card stock before aligning the cut-out border on top of it and adhering only the top edge to the card front.  The rest were adhered one by one, top edge only, with a tiny bit of overlap.

This shapely dress form is from True Love...Gina has several others that would be equally lovely!  For some reason, these images together make me think of a young bride taking grandma's bridal gown for fitting and alteration with an "Aunt Bea" looking seamstress sporting a tape measure and straight pins!

I wish you could see how shimmery and beautiful this vintage card is in person!  Even though the layout is very simple and uncluttered, it is very elegant!

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69 comments:

  1. These are fabulous, Deb! Wonderful layering!

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  2. Great cards and yes, I found the "gripper" bumps. How clever of you.

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  3. Great cards! I especially love how you used all 4 lacy borders on the same card - perfect for a sewing theme!

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  4. Great cards! Love the layers of lace!

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  5. Great cards. It's so much fun to see how different each of your cards are even with using the same stamp sets.

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  6. i can see the image you had in mind with the seed packets and all the gardening tools in the basket that you made. great job . the card you made using the lace , gives me an inspiration for one hot little black dress, crinoline and all.thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. They are beautiful! Love the card with laced borders!

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  8. Gorgeous cards again! I'm quickly falling in love with both of these new sets.

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  9. Wonderful cards. Love the handles in the up position on the basket.

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  10. Such beautiful cards! I really enjoy the gardening basket and the fabulous lace layers on your other card!

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  11. Very elegant. I also love the Lacy Borders.

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  12. The mixing and matching of these sets is just plain wonderful! Love these cards.

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  13. just loving what you guys are doing with the lace stamps

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  14. Great gardening card and I like the layers of lace on the second card.

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  15. Wow!! Stunning cards!!!! So so pretty!!!!

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  16. What beautiful cards you created and I am so inspired but can't stamp because of an eye issue right now. I hope my eye clears up soon so I can get down to business. But at least I can see your awesome work.

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  17. Great cards.....love the Lacey Borders!
    Jan

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  18. I love what you did with the lacy borders! Such a neat idea :)

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  19. I really like the way you used the lacy borders. Both of your cards are great.

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  20. Lovely cards Deb. I have a gardener friend that would just love that first card.

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  21. love love love the lacy borders and the basket is fantastic.

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  22. Stunning cards Deb! Love how you did the basket with the handles!

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  23. Killer use of the lacy borders!! Fabulous samples~

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  24. The instant I saw your garden basket, I thought: "How perfect. It makes so much sense for a basket like that to be lined with canvas." And then I read your description and saw that was exactly what you intended.
    And the dress form paired with all that lace . . . perfection!

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  25. Awesome gardening glove in the that basket on the first card. And a fantastic idea to use that lacy borders that way on your second card. TFS.

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  26. Really nice garden basket, perfect thing with the liner. Your lacy card is very beautiful.

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  27. Fab cards Deb, funny I have the true love and I think there is also a dress form on vintage chic, never thought cutting them out as you have...great inspiration!

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  28. Love both your cards but love how you cut out the dress form in the second, I have true love and I think there is one in Vintage Chic so thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Beautiful cards. I especially love the lacy one.

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  30. I love both cards, they're beautiful! The lacy card is unique, the colors are great. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Your cards are wonderful! I love the lacy borders!--especially in blue! How fun!

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  32. Beautiful! Can't wait to get the basket additions 2 stamp set (also ordered holiday basket since I needed "a" basket - lol) Like you, I love the lace stamps.

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  33. Great cards, great stamps you can do anything with them. Fabulous

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  34. These cards are fabulous! What great stamp sets to work with. Very nicely done, I love your design work!

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  35. What great samples of GinaK stamps.

    Blessings,
    Kat (Kathleen)

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  36. The lacy borders is my favorite hands down! Love the versatility of the basket sets too! Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  37. Beautiful job on both cards. I love how you used only one side of the card to add your pattern paper. Lovely Kraft and cream it has a vintage feel and the lacy boarders is perfect!

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  38. Wonderful job on this beautiful release.

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  39. Love the look of the lace card..looks like it's moving due to a slight breeze. Colors are very appealing.

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  40. Your garden basket is just perfect! Looks like someone just went out to their garden and did some harvesting. The lace card is beautiful -- love how you stacked the different types of lace.

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  41. Love how you used the lacy borders! What beautiful work!

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  42. Pretty garden card! It would go so well with the gift of a gardening book or other garden supplies. The dress form with the lace borders, so pretty too. Another idea for a dress sorm stamp. Thanks so much.

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  43. You totally Rocked both cards! The basket is perfect and the lacy card is beautiful. The lace looks so real!

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  44. Deb, both cards have so much texture to them, nice showcasing of the stamp sets
    ava

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  45. Beautiful cards love the colors and the papers thanks for sharing

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  46. WOWIE, that lace card is so detailed and stunning1

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  47. Love how you used the lacy border stamp.

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  48. love these stamps. look at all that lace!

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  49. Gorgeous and clever cards, Deb.

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  50. fantastic cards, Deb! gripper bumps, hee hee! yep, I saw them!

    love all the layers you mad with the lace!

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  51. Wow, love the coloring/inking/design of both cards!

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  52. Both cards are filled with wonderful details. Love the layered lace panels.Thanks

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  53. The lime green is a great addition to the basket card. Just brings everything together and brightens it up.

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  54. love the delicate lace stamps and you did a great job of showcasing them

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  55. Love the design elements that you have combined!

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  56. These are both beautiful, but your Lacey Borders card just blew me away! Probably because I also love girly things. :-)

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  57. Thank you so much for your inspiration ~ Your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  58. Both cards are stunning, but you won me over with your lacy card. So feminine and frilly. Love it!

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  59. You are a creative thinker for sure. I love what you did on these two cards, and oh, I am chomping at the bit to get them in my hands. Will have to wait a bit, but I am now sold even more on having them in my stamp collection.

    Thank you Laura

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  60. LOVE these! The dress form one is my FAVE!! Well, I obviously didn't get to see you Sunday, LOL...I didn't realize that JAX would be a little South of where we were and time ran out!!! We do plan to head back that way in the future and I so hope it works out for us to meet face to face. {HUGS}

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