Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 3: Gina K Release Inspiration Hop


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Welcome to our last day of inspiration hops for the new release.  I bet by now or by tomorrow those of you who placed your orders on the night of the release will be getting your new stuff and stamping your hearts out!  I know how fun that is! 

First, I have a card to share with you using the new one free with 3 set called Inspirational Blocks.  When you purchase 3 sets (3 stamp duos will count as 1 set too), you add this set automatically to your cart and you will get it free!  It is beautiful, sometimes I just want to take the quick route and stamp a solid image and not color anything in and that’s what I did here.  Made a graduated color palette of Dandelion, Canteloupe and Potter’s Clay Memento inks.  I also thought the leaves needed a little something so I put some stardust stickles on them.  After stamping the sentiments partially in the blocks, I outlined the letters in the blocks with my inkssentials white pen to make them stand out a little more. 

blue butterfly

Here is my card using Master Butterfly stamp duo. As Gina said at the release party, she “can never have too many flower or butterfly stamps!”  I have to agree!  I used one of her background swiping techniques from this video to cover a whole layer of cardstock for a full background piece.  I just made more of a wavy swipe.  I really like it!  After I stamped the butterfly, I filled it in with some stardust stickles (love that stuff!) and there I go sponging again on the sentiment tag). 

phone

On my final sample for the release, I used Just calling to say stamp duo.  I kept this card real simple, showcasing the beautiful Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 papers (reminiscent of old times like the style of the phone right?)

As you hop through the designer’s blogs, make sure you leave comments on each one for a chance to win a grab bag full of 12 stamps!! We will randomly choose two winners so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. Gina K will announce the winners on her blog.

Be sure to check out StampTV each week Monday and Friday we have challenges posted where you can win MORE free stamps!!

I’m so glad you joined us for the inspiration hops for this new release and I hope you are very inspired!  Thank you for stopping by!

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57 comments on "Day 3: Gina K Release Inspiration Hop"

catdidit on 8:24 AM CST said...

Awesome Donna! Love the 'swiping' you did, perfect!

alex on 8:28 AM CST said...

The CAS is so pretty, and the sky background is beautiful, love them all!

Theresa on 8:32 AM CST said...

Donna, your cards are so beautiful! Love the warm colors on the blocks.

Kay S on 9:02 AM CST said...

Your CAS cArd with the blocks is so pretty -- love the colors you used. The wavy swipes are perfect with your butterfly and the dp on the third card is just the thing to go with the old style phone.

Anonymous said...

love them all. the dp on the butterfly is awesome! - Joyce T

Teri on 9:15 AM CST said...

These are great - I especially love the swirly butterfly card!

Emily on 9:30 AM CST said...

That butterfly's background is really cool.

Oneofakind on 9:34 AM CST said...

I love the earthy colors. Also, great swirly background. Beautiful cards.

Luv 2 Create on 9:56 AM CST said...

Love the background swiping tech on the butterfly card!! I really love the dp's used on the "Just called to Say" card as well. Great designs.
Marcie

Lorraine on 10:16 AM CST said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the first one!

Susan on 11:19 AM CST said...

These cards are lovely. Your choice of color is wonderful. Truly standout work!

Angie on 12:05 PM CST said...

wow! You made that??? The background swiping is GORGEOUS...I need to go check out the video on that. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Sheahasu on 12:38 PM CST said...

Love the butterfly. And what a great interpretation of the swiping. gonna have to try it your way!

Carol on 12:49 PM CST said...

Beautiful projects! I love the colors and the designs.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen (TLgirl353) on 12:56 PM CST said...

Wonderful cards, Donna! The first is my fave! Love the sunny look to it!

Kristen on 1:03 PM CST said...

Love what you have done with the cards! so pretty

Melanie on 1:21 PM CST said...

love the earthy colors on the first (and it looked likes some glitter, too? I can't enlarge it)

elizabeth on 1:25 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards. Love the wavy swipe.

Lynn B. on 1:32 PM CST said...

Love the touch of sparkle on your first card. Soooo pretty!

KonaRose on 1:49 PM CST said...

Aloha, Donna - I love visiting your page. The way you add some extra details that grab the viewer (hi stickles) just motivate me. Thanks for all your examples & hard work to show us what can be done, in fact I want to thank all the ladies!

mermaid fenicia on 2:08 PM CST said...

Love those cards. ^_^ Now I really really wish I had the money to buy those nice stamps.

Pati on 2:21 PM CST said...

Wow! Very nice cards! I love the simple beauty of the first, the colors, how you placed the words, the stickles sparkle! I love your technique & colors on the butterfly card, combined with black it's a real beauty! I like the paper and color combo of the phone card, very nice!

Julia Aston on 2:30 PM CST said...

Three great cards - what lovely new stamps!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards.

Riette on 3:16 PM CST said...

Stunning swiped background! The butterfly is gorgeous!

Ravengirl on 3:20 PM CST said...

So cute! I love the background technique and the highlighted sentiments in your inspirational blocks card!

Lori on 3:29 PM CST said...

Great collection of cards, Donna!

Lucy on 3:49 PM CST said...

Wonderful techniques on all 3! I'm really enjoying the Inspirational Blocks and the Just Calling to Say projects the best. Yours are over the top!

pamselinski on 4:06 PM CST said...

Awesome. That swiping technique turned out great and I now just have to try it. Thanks for inspiring me.

Rae said...

Really liked your cards. I had forgotten about the swiping technique so it was nice that you included the video as a reminder. Thank you.

Nanette on 4:34 PM CST said...

Two great cards! I'm going to have to try that swiping technique. It is sooo pretty. The butterfly really pops off the page. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Swirly swiping technique......I forgot about that one. You did a greaaaat job on that one. I also liked your other ones. TFS!!!
Jean McGee

Golda on 5:05 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards! I love how each block was a different color on the one card and swirls on the butterfly card are beautiful with a butterfly.

Lagene on 5:17 PM CST said...

Beautiful...love the swiping technique!

Pam~ on 5:23 PM CST said...

Donna, these are so pretty! Love your background on your butterfly card ... awesome look! Thanks for a great hop!

Marie on 6:05 PM CST said...

Nice cards..very beautiful. Thanks

Sylvia on 6:11 PM CST said...

It's official, the Inspirational Blocks set has become a favorite. Santa honey, the Inspirational Blocks is not a lot...:)

--Marcy on 6:16 PM CST said...

From stamps to backgrounds - these cards are amazing!

jazy1m on 6:30 PM CST said...

Loved all your cards. My butterfly card is my favorite... Thanks for sharing.

Dee on 6:56 PM CST said...

A beautiful set of cards, Donna! Especially liked the butterfly card with the swipe technique--something I want to try. Lovely designs on all your cards!

Donna Phelan on 7:21 PM CST said...

oooh I also love that swirling swiping background technique......sooooooo pretty!

Lindy K on 7:44 PM CST said...

Very nice color combinations for all the cards. Love them all. Thanks

Anita Braddock on 7:51 PM CST said...

Love Love your cards. love the colors and the papers. I love the wa you made the wavy baclgrown. thanks for sharing and for the chance to wo

Tami B. on 8:16 PM CST said...

The butterfly card is fantastic. All 3 cards turned out great.

Bertha W on 8:50 PM CST said...

Loved the cards. Went to check out the video on the background but could not get it to go. Thanks!

Gayle on 9:18 PM CST said...

Three different but beautiful cards, Donna. Going back for another look.

Mary D on 9:40 PM CST said...

Terrific cards. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa on 10:15 PM CST said...

Very nice!

NJMullins on 11:16 PM CST said...

Great cards. Love the color gradient in the first card. Gives impact to the images and word progression!

CraftyMomFL on 11:29 PM CST said...

love your designs - thanks

Kris on 12:48 AM CST said...

Lovely cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

foxyenglishcrafter on 12:50 AM CST said...

Wow! Each card is awesome. My favourite has to be the butterfly. I do love the colour combination but I also love the other two cards as they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing such truly inspirational works of art
hugs julie

littlestamper on 3:00 AM CST said...

Very pretty cards!

Sharon on 5:08 PM CST said...

Great cards! Really like how you did the swipe on the background of the butterfly.

Sue D on 6:54 PM CST said...

Great cards--I like your wavy stripe on the butterfly card.

Miriam Prantner on 6:17 PM CST said...

Really pretty! I love that first one and how you used the white pen to highlight the words. Thanks!

JanLM said...

Beautiful, loving the blue swipe also! thx.

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