Welcome to our first day of inspiration hops for the Gina K release. I hope you had fun if you came to the party. They are always fast & furious and a lot of fun, huh?
First up is my card for Melanie’s new Stately Flowers, the first in a series (can you say yea?!) Personally, I am very fond of the flowers she chose for the first series. #1 I am a California Native #2 I call Texas home now #3 I want to live in Colorado someday and #4 I hope to visit Wisconsin some day so I can meet Gina!
I made this card to send to my oldest sister Val. I had a lot of fun coloring the poppies, which I think are very beautiful and of course, think Melanie did a fantastic job drawing (all of them!) I used White and Sweet Mango pure luxury cardstock, white gold lined organdy ribbon, textile cuttlebug embossing folder and labels. The poppies were colored using Copic markers. Here is a photo of the inside of the card. My sister is always asking for prayers for California because of the bad economy and frequent earthquakes which scare her. After living here 14 years, I am still trying to convince her to move to Texas where she wouldn’t have to worry about that!
Melanie’s other set, Make a State-ment. I made this card to send to my niece & nephew in CA…I’m sure they will love it. Since they visited last year, I’m sure a visual of the distance between where they are and where we are, will be helpful to see! I used kraft and black onyx pure luxury cardstock, Basic Grey Wander papers, distress tool and Distress Inks to sponge.
My next card uses the new Stamp Duo Close Knit Friends. I love this quote, it’s so true! I taught myself to knit a few years ago, but so far I have only made 1 scarf. I have some new yarn to make my 2nd one but now I have to make the time to do it! I used Sweet Mango, Chocolate and Turquoise Sea pure luxury cardstock, which coordinate nicely with the Basic Grey Indie Bloom papers I chose! I also stamped Vintage Borders on the turquoise panel and sponged lightly with antique linen distress ink. My embellishments are chocolate grosgrain ribbon and an orange button. The image was colored with Copic markers.
Last but not least is my card using Because of You stamp duo. I used White, Black Onyx pure luxury cardstock and the pattern paper is from Echo Park - Victoria Garden. I used gold lined white organdy ribbon again, with a pearl brad accent. I love the look of stamping on pattern paper, don’t you, that is fun with solid stamps.
Here is a list of all the designers participating in today’s inspiration hop, make sure you leave comments on each one for a chance to win a grab bag of 12 free stamps!! We will randomly choose two winners and Gina K will announce the winners on her blog.
- Gina K
- Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator Stately Flowers and Make a Statement
- Carolina Buchting
- Cathy Tidwell
- Deb Felts
- Donna Baker
- Emily Giovanni
- Giovana Smith
- Jennie Harper
- Jimmi Mayo
- Lee Murphy
- Michelle Woerner
- Sharon Harnist
- Suzanne Dean
- Theresa Momber
- Tina Gilliland
- Vicki Dutcher
Thanks for stopping by – be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2 Inspiration!!