Friday, May 27, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1: Vogue Vases & Border Bling


vogue vase
Welcome to our 1st day of inspiration hops for the May release!  Hope you made it to the party last night – it’s always a blast!  If not, you can always peruse the thread to see what you missed and hopefully you will make it next time!!
First up is a set by Theresa Momber called Vogue Vases.  I just love that she has a solid vase to use with an ink pad and an outline vase you can also paper-piece with, which is what I did on my card.  I used some Echo Park Be Mine papers, which coordinates so nicely with the Bubblegum Pink, Smoky Slate and White pure luxury cardstock I used. I thought the flowers went nicely with the Victoria cuttlebug folder which is one of my favorite ones!  I sponged around the Labels 14 die with Angel Pink memento ink.  The ribbon is Light Pink Gingham.
challenge bling
Next up is a set by Melanie called Border Bling, which will coordinate perfectly with her Bring the Bling set!  I chose to make a clean & simple one layer card because it is for the release party challenge I am hosting, One Love.  Make a one layer card, use one image stamp, one sentiment stamp, and only one embellishment!  You can stamp your image or sentiment as many times as you wish though!  Liquid pearls, stickles, glitter pens, etc do not count as an embellishment (I used liquid pearls here), they count as an ‘accent’.  Hope you will play along!  You have until Monday, Apr. 25 at 7 pm CDT and a winner will be chosen at random and announced at STV to choose a set for free valued up to $24.95!  You don’t have to use GKD stamps, but if you do, your name gets entered twice in the drawing!!
hb darling
Here is another card I made, adding a flower & circle stamp from Bring the Bling!  See how fun they are together?  I stamped my oval bling border onto a Labels 10 die and sponged around the border to show you that you don’t have to have the exact size oval in order to use this set.  I think it looks nice like this!  What do you think of my cool ribbon rose?  I actually made it with wrapping the ribbon around a length of tin foil!  Here is the tutorial for it.  I used Turquoise Sea cardstock, buttons, ribbon and some white ribbon, Aqua vivid ink.  All supplies except white ribbon can be found in the GKD store.

Now be sure to hop around ALL the blogs listed below and leave a comment on each one so you have a chance at winning some stamps from Gina K!  The winners will be announced on Gina’s blog!
Thanks for stopping by – see ya on Tuesday May 31st when our inspiration hop will continue!  Have a fun and safe holiday weekend! Pin It

123 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1: Vogue Vases & Border Bling"

Melanie on 8:12 AM CDT said...

that pieced vase is soooo pretty!

love these flower embellishments you are making, your Liquid Pearls turned out great and that aqua bg with the Bring the Bling turned otu so cute!

Melinda on 8:13 AM CDT said...

great cards!

dvs on 8:31 AM CDT said...

Gorgeous!

catdidit on 8:36 AM CDT said...

OH wow, what a cool ribbon flower!! Love it! And awesome paper piecing on that vase, perfect paper for it I think! Such gorgeousness!

Becky on 8:40 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful colors.

richardbreaks on 8:49 AM CDT said...

Love the paper piecing and all your flowers!

Tina Gilliland on 9:05 AM CDT said...

FABULOUS vase!!! Love the LP you used. Both Bling cards are just so pretty!

JoAnnG on 9:10 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards!!!!!

Lillian Child on 9:55 AM CDT said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Scrapacat on 9:56 AM CDT said...

I haven't seen that Victoria embossing folder - must have! These cards are so sweet. They really show off the versatility of the sets.
♥ky

Crafty Math Chick on 11:20 AM CDT said...

A classy & elegant trio of monochromatic cards Donna! Lovely! I especially like the embossing in the first card.

Sharri on 11:35 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards Donna! Love your ribbons flowers!

Kelly G on 11:53 AM CDT said...

Love, love love the first card!

Anonymous said...

All are wonderful but I think the first is oh so gorgeous.
Debbie D.

sprgstn16 on 12:19 PM CDT said...

Oh, I just love your first card so much! Just gorgeous!

Carla on 12:20 PM CDT said...

Wonderful card with the pink vase...I'm getting more and more enthousiastic while hopping along

Carol on 12:21 PM CDT said...

Great cards, love your style!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

Donna on 12:31 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards, Donna. Really love your color choices for the vase and bling. Very pretty!

Billie Dee on 12:33 PM CDT said...

So soft and lovely! Thank you

Riette on 12:37 PM CDT said...

The Victoria folder is on my wishlist! Did you make an opening on the nestability in the first card to thread the ribbon through? It's so beautiful. The textures. I want to rub my fingers over it :-)

sonyaeverding on 12:45 PM CDT said...

I so enjoy pretty femenine cards. These are wonderful.

NormaJ on 12:46 PM CDT said...

Love the birthday card. It is so delicate and pretty. Pretty in pink, it is.

Colorado Crafter on 12:53 PM CDT said...

Great cards!! TFS!!

~ Connie on 1:05 PM CDT said...

how elegant and beautiful. LOVE that ribbon flower - thanks for the tutorial!

Bev E on 1:12 PM CDT said...

All I can say is WOW! Great cards!

Sandy on 1:15 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards.

Joni on 1:20 PM CDT said...

great job. Thanks for sharing.

Chris on 1:22 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards, Donna! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these stamps!

Joan on 1:22 PM CDT said...

I especially like your 1st card, as I am partial to pastels. It is super!

Pat Jandacek on 1:22 PM CDT said...

Three lovely cards - glad I don't have to choose just one - I like all three. Thanks for the tip that the oval bling works with more than a like-size oval and for the link to the tutorial on the flower.

WyoGirl on 1:24 PM CDT said...

Very elegant cards, love all the pinks you used

Alice H said...

Love your work.

Lisa Roskam said...

Your cards are stunning!!!!! Just my style. Love em!!!

Joyce Thurston said...

love them all but the first one is my favorite - so soft and delicate looking.

Miesje on 1:38 PM CDT said...

Those are all so different and perfect! Love them all!

Carole on 1:46 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards. I love the pink with the vase.

Barbara Bryant on 1:47 PM CDT said...

These's are so gorgious I cant wait to see what else you come up with....It will be good.

gerissman on 1:56 PM CDT said...

I love the soft colors you chose for your cards!!! I especially love the card with the vase of flowers!!! So feminine and beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing!

RuthAnn on 1:56 PM CDT said...

Great cards, the border bling can be used for so many cards, and the vase is incredible.Thanks for sharing, take care.

Shirleo on 2:10 PM CDT said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Jenny McGee on 2:30 PM CDT said...

All your cards are so pretty and elegant. Nice work.

Jill on 2:32 PM CDT said...

Just beautiful--love the soft colors you used for your cards

Gerry on 2:52 PM CDT said...

Beautiful!!!

Barbara Hale on 2:54 PM CDT said...

I love the birthday card. I have been doing a lot of paper piecing lately so it really appealed to me.

alienanessa on 2:57 PM CDT said...

Ohhhhhhh my gosh!!! That birthday card with the way you did the vase??? Wowy love it!! And that turquoise card is beyond stunning!! Thank you for such beautiful inspiration!!!!

Stephanie on 3:01 PM CDT said...

Pretty cards!

Debbie Rogers on 3:08 PM CDT said...

I have to say Donna that your pink & gray card done with the Vogue Vases stamps is my favorite card of the release. It's gorgeous!

Jana on 3:09 PM CDT said...

The Vogue Vase paper piecing is perfect. I love this stamp set and I love your card!

Vicki Dutcher on 3:12 PM CDT said...

Love that turquoise flower you made! Very pretty cards!

jonim52 on 3:24 PM CDT said...

Love the color choices for your cards, the pink is just creamy!

Linda on 3:40 PM CDT said...

Ooutstanding ccards and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda d>

Verna Angerhofer on 3:44 PM CDT said...

All of your cards are awesome but that vase is really outstanding. Love how you did that. Great inspiration!

Diane N on 3:58 PM CDT said...

Great ideas!

Sharon on 4:33 PM CDT said...

All great cards . . . but . . . the first is absolutely gorgeous!

Tamara Pendleton on 5:00 PM CDT said...

Donna you always do such beautiful, and delicate work! Your awesome!

Celeste on 5:03 PM CDT said...

Love the colors you used for these cards. The first one is so feminine...it's great.

Anonymous said...

looks like you are having fun with these new sets, love your samples!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Kay S on 5:33 PM CDT said...

Fabulous cards, Donna! Love the pink vase and the embossing folder you used. Like the simpleness of the other pink card and the fun blue color and flower on the third.

Luv 2 Create on 6:01 PM CDT said...

Awesome cards. Fabulous job on the first. Love the paper piecing, just turned out gorgeous.
Marcie

Ancient Elf on 6:02 PM CDT said...

Great cards. Love the ribbon flower!

scrappinmommom on 6:04 PM CDT said...

I have that cuttlebug folder, what an inspiration to use it. Thanks for the idea. Lovely cards!!

Ravengirl on 6:26 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards, Donna! I love your cool ribbon rose. Very clever of you!

Lusiana on 6:28 PM CDT said...

your cards are gorgeous Donna. Love them all. Such sweet colours.

Marsha on 6:32 PM CDT said...

I can't choose which one I like the best - they are all great.

Donna Klessig said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the simplicity of them.

Gayle on 6:54 PM CDT said...

Love the soft colors used on your cards.

Susan on 6:56 PM CDT said...

Your cards are clean and beautiful. Love the threaded ribbon through the sentiment, your use of colours and the beautiful flowers.

Peggy May said...

Love your cards

Golda on 7:08 PM CDT said...

Those are all beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Peggy Soehl said...

So pretty!

JannaStamps on 7:37 PM CDT said...

Your cards are just beautiful! The colors with the soft blending are so feminine and pretty :)

Karen (TLgirl353) on 7:58 PM CDT said...

Donna- Love them all! Those flowers are fantastic!

Melody (lacyquilter) on 7:58 PM CDT said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Kelly on 8:13 PM CDT said...

Love these! Your first card is absolutely gorgeous!

Donna on 8:50 PM CDT said...

Donna, wonderful cards, all so pretty and stylish, love the flowers.
Thanks
Donna Przy....

A Touch of SOL on 8:55 PM CDT said...

So DIGGING the border bling...Beautiful artwork!
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Barb on 9:02 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards.

Barbara Colbert on 9:10 PM CDT said...

Love these!!! Great use of stamps....wow...can see LOTS of possibilities here!

Sylvia on 9:32 PM CDT said...

Georgeous cards.

buggin2stamp on 10:38 PM CDT said...

All three are absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft colors you used.

Barb's Boys Inspired on 10:57 PM CDT said...

Beautiful creations...I especially enjoyed the soft colors on the vase!

Lagene on 11:13 PM CDT said...

Gorgeousness!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the cards, very beautiful.

Kristina G said...

Beautiful cards, thank you.

Jennie on 12:14 AM CDT said...

Love your cards Donna!! Great designs and LOVE the paper pieced vase!

Lorraine on 12:29 AM CDT said...

Your cards are so lovely! Love your clean style!

Rita on 12:54 AM CDT said...

These are all just lovely cards! So feminine! :)

Kris on 1:03 AM CDT said...

So beautiful! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Selina on 7:06 AM CDT said...

beautiful cards

Donna Phelan on 8:06 AM CDT said...

Wow, wow, and oh wow! All 3 cards are FANTASTIC, Donna! Well Done!

Terri E. on 8:34 AM CDT said...

Fun monochromatic cards.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Clare on 10:12 AM CDT said...

Very pretty cards! Love the colors and the bling!

Isabel Z on 10:27 AM CDT said...

Stunning creations!

Jill on 10:27 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing.

naneruth on 12:54 PM CDT said...

Love the vase! All are beautiful ideas.

Jo on 1:42 PM CDT said...

All your cards were beautiful. But the first one with the flower pot was amazing. The colors were just perfect.

Sonia on 3:54 PM CDT said...

I love your cards- pink and blue are 2 of my favorite colors!!!

Mary Hansen said...

Very lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue VanDeVusse on 6:23 PM CDT said...

Beautiful! I love the softness of the first one, and a great reminder to me to use my embossing folders more. And those flowers are so cool, I just can't get the hang of making them.

Rose Ann on 6:53 PM CDT said...

I love your gorgeous samples for the new release, Donna!!

I hope you're doing well! Hugs!!

Barb on 7:43 PM CDT said...

Very Cute creations--I think I need to go shopping...................

Sharon on 7:52 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love how you did the ribbon on the first one, just gorgeous

Laura's New Place on 8:31 PM CDT said...

Great cards!

galasso7758 on 11:12 PM CDT said...

Beautiful flower, beautiful card!

paigeg on 12:12 AM CDT said...

LOVE the first card!!! The embossing is beautiful....

pakosko on 10:52 AM CDT said...

outstanding work

stampencamper on 12:57 PM CDT said...

great crds, love how you made the vase the highlight of the card,
thanks for making the blog hop
fun

Glenda on 1:22 PM CDT said...

Great cards. Your Echo Park paper also matches your embossing folder and is all tied together so nicely with the ribbon onto the Gina K cardstock.

Lots of ideas from the Border Bling cards. Thanks for the great shares.

Glenda

Kary on 1:27 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards!! Really gorgeous colours! TFS.

Kay said...

Amazing love your ideas x

Kathy's Kreative Spot on 5:30 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards, love the embossing and inking.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Janeen on 6:59 PM CDT said...

your pink card had me ooohhing and ahhing :) nice work on both.

Leslie on 8:09 PM CDT said...

Oh How beautiful your cards are! I love the soft colors!!

Brenda on 8:47 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards Donna!! I really love the vase card it is so soft and pretty.TFS

Camerageek on 9:11 PM CDT said...

love the torquoise card and rosette.

Sue D on 8:52 AM CDT said...

Very pretty cards! I like your paper pieced vase.

stampqueen on 9:44 AM CDT said...

Great cards!!!!

Evette K. on 10:05 AM CDT said...

Great card Donna...love your soft use of flowers and gentle colors. You have done a superb job. Gott love Gina K. designs.

Jessie/knightrone on 2:47 PM CDT said...

This is so very pretty!

Betty Neville on 10:57 PM CDT said...

These are beautiful Donna! Love the paper-pieced vase and softness of your first card, the perfect liquid pearls on your second card, and that cool flower on your last card!

Carolina on 3:56 PM CDT said...

Wonderful cards Donna - love the paper pieced vase on the first with the textured background; your liquid pearls frame with the yummy flower ribbon is just perfect together; and that blue flower on the third card is just the perfect touch to finish off your adorable card!

thekolbes on 8:26 AM CDT said...

Awesome, they are all so elegant
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

scrapalajen on 1:46 PM CDT said...

The bling used were just perfect!

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