Friday, May 27, 2011

Gina K May release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day One of the Gina K Designs May Release Inspiration hop!  Today we are spotlighting 2 fabulous sets, Vogue Vases and Border Bling.  

First up, is a card using Vogue Vases which is designed by Theresa Momber.  This amazing set features 2 vases, 4 blooms, a shelf and 3 sentiments.  I stamped and trimmed out the flowers and curled them slightly with my stylus and added a rhinestone in the center.  The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye, their new Lime Twist collection.
Next up is my sample using Border Bling which is designed by Melanie Muenchinger.  This set features 5 shapes that match Nestabilities, 5 sentiments and several accent stamps.  I embossed the "bling frame" in black and added some small rhinestone accents.  I embossed the white cardstock every 1/2" in a lattice design. 
For even more samples of these new sets, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will get a stamp set of their choice valued at up to $24.95!  Gina will announce the winners on her blog tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!  I will leave you with a couple close up pictures.  Be sure to come back Tuesday as we continue with the Inspiration Hop after the Memorial Day weekend!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Vogue Vases
Cardstock - Pure Luxury Kraft and White
Pattern paper - Lime Twist "Life of the Party"
Accessories - Copics, baker's twine, rhinestones, corner rounder 

Stamps - Border Bling
Ink - Versamark and Tuxedo black
Cardstock - Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, Ocean Mist
Accessories - Classic Ovals LG and Classic Scalloped Ovals LG Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Prima Innocence flower, black rhinestones, Black embossing powder, Black saddle stitched ribbon

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121 comments:

  1. Michelle, the detail on your cards is just beautiful! Love the the flowers that you rounded a bit and the tiny bow on the vase!

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  2. lovely designs as always Michelle!i like how you used just the senitment on on the oval die cut but then made suchs a fancy frame for it with the labels nine, punches etc! way to go!

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  3. Love these color combinations.

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  4. Both of these are stunning. Gorgeous paper piecing and gorgeous colors.

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  5. I love how you popped those little flowers!! And such wonderful lattice scoring...really an awesome bg for this!

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  6. REALLY love those popped up flowers in the vase and the bling card is just fab in those colors!!!

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  7. Your flowers are especially cute.

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  8. Gorgeous creations and GREAT color choices!

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  9. Beautiful creations! I love the paper pieced flowers - that little contour you gave them really makes them jump off the page! Have a great holiday weekend! ♥ky

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  10. Absolutely fantastic! The first one just blows me away - love the pot and the flowers. The composition on the second one is perfect. Great scored background!

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  11. Loving the top card. The bit of trim down the focal panel is a brilliant touch. Of course where there are flowers I am happy :) Lovely colour combo and scoring on the second card.

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  12. Beautiful cards, Michelle! Love the bit of striped pattern to the left and right of the floral image! Wonderful touch! The bling frame on the second is gorgeous! Miss you, dear! Have a great holiday weekend. Hugs & smooches!

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  13. The twine embellishment is a good addition to the vase.

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  14. Beautiful job. Love the colors and the detail in the first one.
    Debbie D.

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  15. Great cards, love your style!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

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  16. Like your colour combination very much.
    Wonderful cards.

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  17. Beautiful cards, Michelle. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Great 3D flowers and love how the bling wraps around the nestability shape I have *grin*

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  19. Lovely color palettes! I love the curl to added to the flowers to give them some dimension.

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  20. Such gorgeous cards. Love the 3-d embellishments.

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  21. Great cards, love the flowers mounted & curled.

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  22. Great job. Gorgeous colors.

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  23. You have such great detail on your cards--love it!

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  24. Happy happy cards. Beautiful use of color and style.

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  25. Beautiful cards, Michelle. Love the black, white and aqua color combo. So cool and elegant!

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  26. love your cards especially the turquoise and black.

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  27. Beautiful cards. I particularly like the flowers.

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  28. Those are very lovely! Thank you!

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  29. Beautiful job! I love the color combinations you chose!! Thank you!

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  30. Very pretty cards, great use of the stamps, take care, and thanks for sharing.

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  31. Your cards are sooo pretty! The flowers are awesome!

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  32. Love how the flowers pop---great cards love them both

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  33. Your card using Vogue Vases has an oriental feel to it for me. Very nice job.

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  34. Ohhh - I love the color combo of red, brown and aqua! I will use that in the future for sure! Awesome cards Michelle!!

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  35. Fabulous!!! Really like the color combo on the vase card

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  36. This blog hop is amazing! I love your Vogue vases card. This stamp set is number one on my wish list.
    terpstra1ataoldotcom

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  37. What a wonderful use of teal! Cards are amazing, and I really like the use of ribbon and flower embellishment!

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  38. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  39. What beautiful card designs..love the flowers. And, the bling frame with the embossed black is awesome too. I have pearl like embossing powders that might work great as well. I can hardly wait to give it a try.

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  40. Beautiful cards Michelle! I must have the Border bling (to go along with my Bring the Bling of course :))

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  41. Great cards! I especially like the way you did the flowers on the first one!

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  42. I love how you designed these 2 cards. I especially love the lattice design. I never think to do that! Thanks for the inspiration to get out the Scor-Pal.

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  43. loving your card and these great new images!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  44. Awe I love the way you doubled the flowers!It just bade your beautiful card Pop that mush more! I love it!!

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  45. Your cards are lovely. Great eye for detail..

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  46. Beautiful cards! I love the curled flowers.

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  47. This is one of my favorite's thank you

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  48. Lovely cards, Michelle. Love the colour combo.

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  49. Great cards, Michelle! Love the lattice background and the great color combo.

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  50. Beautiful and love the details, Michelle.

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  51. I love how you did the flowers!

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  52. Love your ideas

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  53. I like the textures and papers used on your first card and the simple elegance of the second one.

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  54. Beautiful cards. Like those aqua colored flowers in the vase.

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  55. Very pretty samples, Michelle! Beautiful cards!

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  56. GREAT cards Michelle, such detail on both, stunners!!!!

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  57. Great cards! LOVE the lattice design on the second one!

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  58. Love Love the colors...especially the pop of color on the flowers of the first card. TFS!~
    Marisol Gutierrez
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

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  59. Great creations!! LOVE these sets!

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  60. Loved your samples. They are so inspiring. Thanks

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  61. Simply beautiful! I love the cut out flowers, gives the card nice dimension.

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  62. Gorgeous cards, love your "popped" flowers!

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  63. Great cards. Thanks for sharing these.

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  64. Stunning cards Michelle!! Love the colors you used and the flowers are just perfect!! Nice touch of twine too.

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  65. Lovely cards and love the dimensional flowers!

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  66. Pretty cards! Love the flowers. :)

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  67. Love your color choices with the vase set! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  68. love the simplicity of the layout..Beautiful cards

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  69. Michelle, the colors, the bling, the flowers, oh my! GORGEOUS!

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  70. These are two awesome sets...love how you've showcased each of them!

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  71. Beautiful cards! I love the rich colors you used for the first one. And the dimension and texure on the second card is fabulous!

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  72. Wonderful! Such an inspiration!

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  73. Hi Michelle~

    These are beautiful! I love the flowers and the vase! The paper on the vase is wonderful...adds so much texture...or are they all rhinestones? Knowing you they probably are!! This is a wonderful card for any reason! I love it!

    The second card could have been sent to you! It describes you! I love all of the black rhinestones...I can't imagine placing all of them!

    I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! I hope that there is a moment to remember all of the men and women who gave their lives for us to have the freedoms we have. I am so grateful to their families. It is overwhelming me this year.

    Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  74. Love the flowers and the colors.

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  75. Beautiful cards. You did a wonderful job on all of them, although I must admit I was a little distracted by the pictures of " Robward" lol! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  76. Beautiful cards, love how you did the flowers!

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  77. I love how you added depth by layering those flowers. Gorgeous creations.

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  78. Very classy and fabulous cards!

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

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  80. Just beautiful! I am so loving the vase set

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  81. I like all that you added to make your cards special

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  82. Love the Cards, thanks for sharing.

    Paige
    paigegathome@yahoo.com

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  83. Very inspirational--great work!

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  84. I love both of your cards and the way you put the elements together, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be the blue card. I really like the ribbon and flower you used.

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  85. The scor pal background really sets the stage for your Vogue Vase card. The green and rhinestone flowers lets the background colors come through. Both cards are simply elegant and let the sets speak for themselves.

    Glenda

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  86. Awesome cards Love the second one.

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  87. love the colrs and the 3D effect of the flowers, that make it really 'pop'

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  88. Awesome cards, Michelle!! Love the flowers on your first card, and the sweet design of your second card!

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  89. Awesome cards, Michelle!! Love the flowers on your first card, and the sweet design of your second card!

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  90. Love your card, the colors are awesome.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  91. yep yep yep, nice way to use the stylus, the flowers pop.

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  92. i love how the stamps coordinate with the nestabilities dies. i can see so many possibilities!

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  93. Really beautiful cards!!! Love the colors and the flowers

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  94. Beautiful cards! Love those popped-up flowers on your first card, and the how you used the bling frame as an outside frame!

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  95. Such beautiful cards. How did you make the flowers on the first card look so real and pop off the card? Thank you for sharing.

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  96. Ahhh - this are just adorable! Love how the colors just pop against the kraft card base ad that vase is just darlin'! Love the bit of black on the second - sweet as can be!!!

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  97. Both cards are amazing. Love the colors
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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