Friday, March 18, 2011

Gina K Designs Release Inspiration hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day One of the Gina K Designs Release Inspiration hop!  Today we are spotlighting Stenciled Silhouettes, this month's One Free with 3 set AND Celebrate in Style which is free with any $35 for the entire month! 

First up, here is a tag using Celebrate in Style.  I pieced the dress bottom with pattern paper and colored the top portion with copic markers.  The tag shape is created from the largest Spellbinder die from the Labels Four Nestabilities.  It's hard to see in the picture, but there are tiny green rhinestones on the image on the little flower and the form base.  Super cute IRL!
Tip: when paper piecing with dark pattern paper and IF the image is proportional, stamp the image on the back side of the paper so you can see the lines!

Next up is a card using the Stenciled Silhouettes set.  I am not sure if I like this card.  It totally didn't turn out like I saw it in my brain!  lol!  BUT, I love these flowers and had a blast coloring the rubber with the 3 colors of ink.  I experimented quite a bit with my markers and settled on Rose Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.  I used some light blue rhinestones for the flower centers to "tie into" the blue of the background paper. 
For even more samples of these new sets, please visit each of the GKD Designer blogs listed below and leave a comment. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have of winning!  Tomorrow, Gina will announce on her blog the randomly chosen winners who will each win one of these fabulous new stamp sets!

Thank you for stopping by!  I will leave you with a picture showing how I turned my Label Four into a tag and a close up picture.
Card Deets (tag):
Stamps - Celebrate in Style
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - PL White, Sent with Love PP (GKD)
Accessories -Spellbinders Blossom, Standard Circle and Labels Four Nestabilities, pink ribbon, green rhinestones, corner rounder


Card Deets (flower can):
Stamps - Stenciled Silhouettes
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - PL Cream and Dark Brown cardstock, MME "Gertle" Stella Rose collection
Accessories - Spellbinders Standard and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities SM, bling, markers
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128 comments:

  1. What a fabulous tag! Great paper pieced dress too~

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  2. These are fabulous, Michelle! That tag rocks!

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  3. Your cards are so delicate looking Just fabulous thanks so much for sharing the inspiration

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  4. So beautiful. Love the extras in both these cards.

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  5. Lovely colors and really appreciate the pics showing how you changed the label into a tag....always nice to have a visual. Like the rose on the top with the ribbon, very feminine looking card.

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  6. Great Cards--love the bright colors. Bring on Spring!!!

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  7. Such awesome designs Michelle! Really love that tag and how you did the top of it with the ribbon and flower!

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  8. gorgeous tag! love how you've left the dress skirt overhanging on the the edge of your tag! laura j

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  9. So very pretty and I love the tag.

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  10. Love the cards. They do remind me that spring is right around the corner.

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  11. Absolutely love the dress tag! And love the folk-art look of the second card.

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  12. Like your designs!

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  13. Thanks for the labels4-to-tag tutorial. Easy-peasy... Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I like them both! I think the Stenciled Silhouettes card turned out great! The dress tag is adorable, too!

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  15. Wow - super tag! What a great idea! Lovely card!

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  16. So beautiful!!! Love the card , and the tag!! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. that little tag is so stylin'!

    love the colors and border DPS with this image, one of my face samples with it!

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  18. Michelle your creations are outstanding!

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  19. Goodness, I love the funkiness of the dress!! Fabulous!

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  20. Love your paper pieced dress - both are stunning!

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  21. Beautiful samples, Michelle. Thanks for sharing just how you turned your labels 4 die cut into a tag. That's great.

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  22. Gorgeous tag! Love the colors of your second card as well.

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  23. ohhh Thanks for the tip on the dark paper piecing. And the tag, great idea.

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  24. Wow!! Your tag is STUNNINGLY gorgeous!!! LOVE the paper piecing!! And the Flower Can is so sweet! FANTASTIC job with both of your creations!

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  25. Love the paper piecing of the dress tag. Love the contrast of the pink and white colors.

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  26. Both of your cards are great Michelle. Thanks for the tip about stamping on a dark dp.

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  27. Oooh, loving that paper piece dress :) Great tag! Darling flower image and mix of colours on the DP. Well done times two :)

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  28. Fantastic Tag (thanks for the explanation on how you made it) Love the silhouette card....makes me think Pensylvania!

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  29. Great cards, thanks for the tip on making the tag

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  30. WOW!!! Great tag! That is gorgeous!!!

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  31. Very nice cards, you are very creative!

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  32. Lovely creations Michelle! I really like the DP you used for the paper pieced skirt. It's gorgeous! I love your stencil card too - and how you punched out a portion of the image, such a cool effect.

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  33. Your tag is so cute and girlie. Very pretty card too Michelle.

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  34. The tag is such a beautiful idea, thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. Love both the cards... especially like how the dress form goes off the edge of the card.
    Chrissy Bornfleth

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  36. Love the tag! Fabulous card! Great colors.
    Blessings Bernie

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  37. Fabulous tag, and I love the card. I was having a hard time visualizing how that stencil bouquet would look and you showed it off perfectly!

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  38. Adorable tag and thank you for the instructions to go along with it... so cute.
    crafty teacher

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  39. Michelle these are gorgeous!! that tag is amazing :)

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  40. Fabulous work! I am loving these new stamp sets!

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  41. Wow! Your tag is fabulous! And the TY card has the beautiful vintage look that I love.

    Great job!

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  42. Those are both really cute! Love the color scheme you chose for your card!

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  43. New Fave! The colors on the skirt! Beautiful!!

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  44. Love the patterns you chose for the dress paper piecing!

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  45. oh my, what cute cards, will mine ever look that good?

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  46. Beautiful tag and card! Love to see that you can use that dress on more than just a card. :)

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  47. Great tag and card! Thanks for showing how you made the tag from the diecut!

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  48. I love the color combination on the thank you card. So pretty.

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  49. Love those silhouettes, this would watercolor beautifully. Your card is great.

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  50. These cards are just darling! I love the colors!

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  51. Michelle, these came out great! I love the way you did your tag! I would've never thought of that clever idea!
    I like the second one, too. I wonder how it would've looked if you spritzed your stamp after coloring it? Still a great card! Love the flowers, too!

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  52. Love your tag, Michelle! Those papers are perfect! Your card is gorgeous too! Fun layout!

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  53. Thanks for the tag tutorial. Loved your thank you card.

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  54. Michelle, Thanks for the wonderful close-ups on your fantastic samples. The tag you made is very intriguing. You are so very clever with you ideas.

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  55. Great ideas for your cards...love the tag!
    Jan

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  56. Beautiful Michelle! I especially love the gorgeous tag!

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  57. Lovely, I love the pattern paper and thanks for the tip on piercing
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  58. Thanks for showing how you made your tag--very pretty! I like the colors on your card.

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  59. Thanks for the tag idea! I love all the insights and tips! Great cards!

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  60. Terrific tag, and your card is very pretty, we are always too critical of ourselves, you did a great job!!

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  61. Love them both! Fantastic samples. Can't wait till my stamps arrive!

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  62. Both tag & card are gorgeous!!

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  63. Beautiful, that is the only word I can think of.

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  64. Love the samples, esp. the tag with all the fun details. Thanks for the tip of paper piecing with a dark paper....maybe that is a good reason I never try it. Sounds like a reasonable excuse to me until now! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

    Chris R. from Iowa

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  65. Wow, love that tag! So colorful and modern.

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  66. I agree.. thanks for the tip for paper piecing on dark paper! I love you cards!!

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  67. Very cute cards. I especially like the "old time" feeling of the flower card.

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  68. Delicate. Loved the tag! Thanks for sharing

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  69. Love this new release and all of the creative inspiration! Fabulous!!!

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  70. Wonderful projects! Love the tag! Thanks for showing how you cut down that label for the tag! Great idea!

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  71. So very creative and beautiful!! Thank you for the tips!!

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  72. Your Stenciled Silhouttes is absolutely beautiful! I love the black and pink combination!!!!!!

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  73. your cards are fabulous. Love the colors you used on your dress tag.

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  74. Thanks for the directions on turning the Labels 4 into a tag. That is a beautiful tag! Thanks for the great projects!

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  75. Daarling card project!!

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  76. Oh these cards are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am loving both of these stamp sets

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  77. That dress is fabulous in that dp....LOVE it!!! And the folk design is gorgeous!!

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  78. I really like both of your projects but just LOVE the tag. Thank you for showing how you made the tag. It's too cute!

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  79. Michelle,
    Beautiful! Cards. Love the darker color on the dress. Makes the card look really rich.

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  80. I just love all the detail that you use when you create. What a beautiful effect it has on the finished product.

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  81. Cute cards Michelle! Love how you made a tag from a die, too clever!! Thanks for the paper piecing tip too. We appreciate those.

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  82. I love both of your projects! The tag is so cute! Thanks for the tip of using the die to make a tag- always good to see how something you already have can be used differently. Re your card, it looks great. Even if the colors are not quite what you thought (don't we all have those times), the colors in the stripes help to tie it all together so it works! Thanks for sharing.

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  83. That little "dress" card is to-die-for adorable Michelle! Love it!

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  84. Great cards, I love everything about them!

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  85. Love the choice of colors and your style of card making.

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  86. oh, that tag is divine!!! Love all the details you've put on such a small canvas :)

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  87. Love your inside tips, Michelle. Love that tag and how you spotlighted the stencil and I really do like the card.

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  88. What a great idea for a tag. Love it.

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  89. First time I'd seen that flower stamp. I really liked it!

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  90. Love both your samples - so different -- both beautiful!

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  91. Very nice!! Especially the tag!


    Debbie B

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  92. Beautiful creations! I love the tag colors - pink/black/white.

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  93. Great cards! Love the prints you used. I like the colors you picked for your Thank You card.

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  94. Fantastic tag and card. Thanks for sharing how you created the tag using your Labels 4. Cool!

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  95. Good idea. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord

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  96. Fun tag! Gota love the dress stamp!

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  97. LOVE both your designs Michelle - just beautiful!!

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  98. Loving your flower card.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  99. the dress image is so sweet, and love your tag!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  100. This is so stinking smart! Now I have to look at all my nesties to see hidden tag treasures! I love the colors you used, too. So darling! ♥ky

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  101. Love this stamp set...and your card is beautiful!

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