Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspirational Blog Hop


Welcome back!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and if you're Canadian or American, that you enjoyed some Happy Canada Day/Independence Day celebrations!

Our Gina K Design Team is sharing inspiration using two new releases today, Tami Mayberry's All Occasion Tags, and Melanie's The Vine.

My first card uses some scraps of Stamp TV's Vintage Chic paper along with red hot, black onyx, and white Pure Luxury card stock and some gingham ribbon for a clean and graphic design with Tami's All Occasion Tags.  I love that this set coordinates with my new Nestabilities Grommet Tags.  Using a scrap of card stock to cut a template makes it easy to line up and cut the shape with the stamp perfectly centered.  The little red outline, colored with a Copic marker, really makes the shape pop against the darker background.


Here's a simple but elegant design using Melanie's The Vine.  I started with a piece of ivory Pure Luxury, stamped the vine with Memento ink and colored it with Copics, then fussy-cut along the bottom edge. The sentiment was stamped and layered on Nestabilities classic circles with vine-like swirls from a Fancy Tag peeking from in between.  Before removing the die, I inked it with tea-dye distress ink, then added a few fussy-cut leaves to tie the design together.

Here's the list of today's blog hop participants.

Come back tomorrow for more inspiration with two more newly released sets!

75 comments:

  1. very nice cards deb! I really like that layout with ivy, always think ivy looks gorgeous in a green and ivory combo!

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  2. Both cards have stunning layouts and goes perfectly with the different stamps.

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  3. Great cards, the design are fantastic. Great use of the stamp sets...

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  4. Wow, I'm amazed. I think your 1st card is the best of this blog hop, thank you for the inspiration.

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  5. Beautiful cards! Love the color scheme of your first card. Red, white, and black is a favorite combo of mine. The green card is so soft and elegant. I like how the bow draws the eyes to the sentiment.

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  6. Terrific, Deb! Love the red white and black combo!

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  7. Deb, I have said this a million times and I will now say it a million and one! You have such a classy style. Love the card, the layout, and the choice of colors too. You know... I would love to peek inside of your home. I visualize rooms nothing less than "magazine article perfect". : )

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  8. These are both absolutely beautiful... the red, black and white first card is just so stunning.

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  9. Oh, Deb! I really like your colors! Thank you

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  10. Terrific couple of cards!! Love that first one~

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  11. oh so classy on that 2nd one, LOVE it Deb! and love the checked ribbon on that first, excellent choice!

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  12. Deb, I love, love, love both of your cards. (Polka dots always win me over ;') Your black and red card is so beautiful and I love the vine card with the scripture, it is so elegant and inviting. You've done a wonderful job on both cards!
    Blessings~
    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

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  13. The red white and black is gorgeous but I love the vine card also.

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  14. Love the colors of the labels card. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. adore the layout on your first card & softness of your 2nd one!

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  16. Oh my goodness -- you've done an incredible job on both cards. Love the first one -- just so eye catching! The second one is so beautiful with that soft bow.

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  17. FANTASTIC CARDS! Can't pick a favourite but that black red and white certainly gets your attention, Great job!

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  18. As I commented in the gallery, I just LOVE absolutely EVERYTHING about that black, white, and red card!! It's so crisp and pristine and beautiful! Also, I love that green you used for the vine card. You are fabulous at picking out colours! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  19. Great cards!! Love the new stamps!!

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  20. Deb, your creations are stunning! Both of them.

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  21. Both of these are beautiful Deb but my fave is the first. I just love that color combo!

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  22. Wow! These cards are so amazingly lovely. You do beautiful work!

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  23. Very dramatic. Great colors!

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  24. Beautiful job. Great color choices.

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  25. WOW the Black, Red and White card using the All Occasions Tags is outstanding !

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  26. Using nestabilities dies in card making is so cool~ Your cards are very pretty. I love the colors you chose.

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  27. your double bow is gorgeous.

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  28. Classy designs Deb! Love the striking black, red and white design and your Vine card is just so lovely :)

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  29. Beautiful cards; the first is so classy, while the second ethereal is the word that came to mind.

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  30. Beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Those are beautiful cards. I have to say, your bows are amazing, too.

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  32. Beautiful vine card. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Such lovely cards.

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  34. Beautiful... been really loving the red white and black lately....

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  35. Deb, both cards are sensational! Love them both!

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  36. Love the color boldness in the red, black and white card.

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  37. Beautiful cards! I love the fussy cut edge of the second card!

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  38. Very pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
    southernMrs
    at verizon dot net

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  39. These are both elegant cards....love that soft green....simply beautiful!

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  40. Wonderful cards! I especially love the black white & red!

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  41. Gorgeous cards, the red, white and black one really pops.

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  42. Stunning! Both of them! TFS!

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  43. Wonderful cards Deb! The red, black, and white are just eye-popping!

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  44. I love the black white and red!!!

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  45. Beautiful designs Deb! Love the red and black; and the way you've cut out the vine!

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  46. Gorgeous 3 panel design and color combo!! And very sweet CAS vine card!

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  47. Oooooh I love your cards. Terrific panel card too.

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  48. Stunning cards! Love them, especially the panel card! :)

    Debbie Meijer

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  49. Beautiful cards.....love the colors of the first and the beautiful elegance of the second...great use of the new sets!!

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  50. Two very Beautiful and Elegant Cards...hugs Kath...

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  51. Hi Deb! Love the cards - so elegant and gorgeous!!

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  52. Loved your thank you card - so striking and a nice layout too! The vine card has a very elegant feel and very pretty!

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  53. Both such elegant designs, delightful

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  54. Hi Deb - these are lovely! Really like the vine card.

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  55. Deb your vine card is just lovely! And your thank you card is just so rich looking. Love them both!

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  56. Deb, you do such gorgeous work! These are fabulous!

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  57. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards! Thank you so much for your inspiration...

    Wishing you a great day,

    Barb

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  58. Oh Deb, both cards are just beautiful!

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  59. Deb that black, red and white card is stunning and I REALLY like how you used Mel's set!! Great work!

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  60. Elegance. Pure and simple, beauty. Love these!

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  61. Beautiful cards. Great colors and papers.

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  62. You are so creative.

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

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  63. That Vine card is so pretty!

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  64. Beautiful cards, love the vine.

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  65. More beautiful creations!! Your ivy card is fantastic!!

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  66. I love the black, red, and white! So sophisticated and rich. Your vine card is just so elegant!

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  67. LOVE the red, blak, and white combo - it's so elegant. Your vine just pops off the screen!

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  68. I love the Butterfly Award card - I am mad about butterflies.

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