Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gina K Release Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 3

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Gina K Designs May Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Elegant Elements which is the 1 free with 3 set, and By the Sea illustrated by Theresa Momber. 

First up is my card using Elegant Elements.  This set has 7 fabulous element images!  I just love this round one.  I embossed them with clear EP and it just made them POP.  I left the sentiment off and am keeping this in my stash for whatever occasion comes up.
Next up is a Father's Day card I made with By the Sea.  What I love about these images is that they can be colored lightly (for us coloring challenged) and still look amazing.  In addition to busting out my oldie but goodie embossing folder, Swiss Dots, I added some scoring lines at the bottom to add a bit of interest (you can kinda see it in the close up pic).

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 tomorrow as we finish the May Release Inspiration Hop with the StampTV Kit! 

Card Deets:
Stamps - Elegant Elements
Ink - Razzberry and Dark Brown (ColorBox)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury White, Passionate Pink, Chocolate Brown and Kraft
Accessories -
Standard Circles LG and SM Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rhinestones, Swiss dots EF, burlap string

Stamps - By the Sea
Ink - Tuxedo black
Cardstock - Pure Luxury White and In the Navy, Bordering Blue

Pattern Paper - Lime Twist "Out of the Blue" (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories - Reverse Wonky Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copics, Swiss dots EF, burlap string



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78 comments:

  1. Pretty cards Michelle! Love the By the Sea design and the colors on your first one. Great job!

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  2. These are some fabulous cards! I love your remark about the light coloring for us coloring-challenged folks! I fit that description so well!

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  3. The design elements are so crisp - such fine details. The by the sea card is just pure perfection!

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  4. Your lighthouse card is so clean and fresh, love your coloring on the lighthouse. Fun use of those medallions.

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  5. I agree with sue, so clean and fresh on that lighthouse one, LOVE it! Nice crisp lines...and love what you did with the medallions, nice grouping like that!

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  6. Nice designs and I really like the pop of red on the lighthouse card!

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  7. Gorgeous cards, love what you did with the design stamps.

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  8. Absolutely terrific! Great work.

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  9. Both cards are fabulous. Love the pop of color on the lighthouse.

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  10. Oh dear, an embossing tool and powders are going higher up on my list and my wishlist is starting to $dd up too! :D I've also thought about trying out cards where one can add a sentiment later - very clever!

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  11. ohhh, love the medallions on kraft, (have you been talking to Cat and Vicki) Your light house is beautiful on that color paper. thx

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  12. Love the cards and the two stamp sets, Elegant Element and By the Sea. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  13. Wow, I love both of your cards. Those stamps are so versatile!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Blessings, Pat

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  14. Just love both of your cards, and both of these stamp sets. Aren't they wonderful and so versatile??
    Marcie

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  15. Beautiful cards, I love the colors and the design.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. So classy! Great job, Michelle!

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  17. Beautiful cards. Looks like the medallions will be fun to use. And I love the lighthouse.

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  18. Lovely cards, as always! Love the wonky label you used- looks great with the lighthouse!

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  19. Stunning, Just Stunning Creations! Love how colorful they are--thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. I should use my clear embossing powder more often. Gorgeous work!
    ♥ky

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  21. Michelle,
    Both cards are great, especially like the fathers day card, that is so appropriate and love how you colored both cards!!

    Donna Przy...

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  22. Great use of the stamps. Your cards are wonderful, I just love the Father's Day Card.

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  23. The possibilities are endless with Elegant Elements!

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  24. Love your lighthouse! I just purchased this set and can't wait to have a play with it!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    SouthernMrs
    at verizon
    dot net

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  25. Fantastic! I love your light house card and the circles do indeed pop. Very nice.

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  26. Both cards are amazing. The free set has so many possibilities.
    Debbie D.

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  27. beautiful cards - really like the embossed backgrounds

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  28. Lovely cards! I like the soft colours you used on the lighthouse and the blings in the centers of the medallions.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  29. Michelle I really liked your use of today's stamp sets. Very nice cards.

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  30. Great cards. I love the light house one.

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  31. Love both your cards, Michelle. I can't wait to get my hands on these stamps!

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  32. Love the lighthouse card the best.

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  33. Great cards--I like the score lines and your coloring on the lighthouse card.

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  34. elegant elements is up my alley -- so beautiful and thought evoking but yet relaxing -- i love this!!!

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  35. elegant elements is up my alley -- so beautiful and thought evoking but yet relaxing -- i love this!!!

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  36. i LOVE ALL THE IDEAS. i AM A CUDDLEBUG USER AND ANY IDEAS USING THAT TOOL IS GOOD WITH ME! THANKS!

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  37. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing them. These sets look great and thanks for showing the whole set.

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  38. Great pairing of the 'Elegant Elements' with what is my favourite CB folder (Swiss Dots). The embossing powder really makes them pop!

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  39. What beautiful new stamp sets. I love the Elegant Elements card you created -- so simple and elegant. Your father's day card is a perfect masculine card.

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  41. Like how classy and simple the elements card looks.

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  42. Very pretty Michelle! I like the rhinestone centers of your first card and that wonky rectangle Nestability shape coordinates with that lighthouse image so nicely. The embossing is a lovely effect as well.

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  43. Beautiful! I really like the lighthouse card a lot!

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  44. I love your cards ~ So, so pretty! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win some goodies!!!

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  45. I love your cards! These new sets are amazing!

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  46. I love the card you made with the elegant elements set. I don't blame you for keeping this one in your stash for any occasion.

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  47. I like the way you colored the lighthouse stamp!

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  49. Neat idea -- using the medallions!

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  50. Hi Michelle, these cards are Gorgeous!

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  51. Lovely cards. The medallion card is fabulous.

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  52. Wonderful coloring of the lighthouse. Love the circles and how the card is designed.

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  53. Wonderful cards! Love them both!

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  54. Elegant elements indeed. These are gorgeous on that card.

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  55. I can see so many uses for those elements. Wonderful job! Love the seaside images as well.

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  56. Once again you have posted some beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Really showing the versitile of the stamps. Great job!

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  58. These medallions you made for this card are adorable. Great Father's Day card also. Love both of these cards.

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  59. The embossing sure does POP! And the lighthouse card is so cool in the swiss dots!

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  60. The lighthouse is my fav but both are awesome! Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  61. Stunning cards Michelle! Love how you embossed the elements on the first and the Father's day card is just beautiful!

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  62. These are awsome cards cant wait to try this

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  63. Absolutely divine what you created!

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  64. Wonderful job on both cards! Very striking!

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  65. Awesome job milady...They're so beautiful.

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  66. Gorgeous
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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