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!!
Today we are sharing samples made with two brand new sets, Melanie's Stately Flowers 4 and Tami's Ticket Trio. Of course, the BIG news is that all of our new sets are available in both deeply etched rubber and high-quality clear photopolymer...that's SO exciting! You can see all the new products from this release HERE.
My first project is one I've been rolling around in my mind for a while now, and Melanie's new set gave me some of the tools I needed to execute it. It's an ukulele with a beautiful hibiscus, the state flower of Hawaii. I really love how it turned out! Technically, Hawaii's state flower is a pale yellow hibiscus, but this brighter fuchsia-throated one goes so well with our Passionate Pink Pure Luxury card stock, I couldn't resist!
I hand cut the ukulele shape from some white-washed woodgrain paper, cut the sound hole with a Nestabilities circle, then added four Flower Soft wire "strings" through a bridge across the nut and through the headstock, which has four jeweled tuning gears. Ukuleles have 4 (usually nylon) strings, guitars have 6...so when you can't tell the overall size of the instrument, that's how you can tell which it is! I wish I would have had a score of Aloha 'Oe to use for the background! This children's song from an old October Afternoon designer paper pad is what I had on hand, but something Hawaiian would have been much better!
Melanie's Stately Flowers 4 (rubber or clear)
Pure Luxury card stock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tim Holtz tea dye and frayed burlap distress inks
Nestabilities classic circles large and scrap of dark designer print for sound hole
October Afternoon music paper
Flower Soft wire
While shopping at the closeout sale at The Enchanted Scrapbook, I found this 7Gypsies ticket holder and just HAD to have it for Tami's newest set, Ticket Trio. I made them all the same color combo, but with different occasions and accompanying sentiments...so fun! I love them just like this, but they would make great little card starters!
My final project for today is one I shared at release party using Tami's Ticket Trio. Since my birthday is close to the 4th of July, it's in patriotic colors!