Friday, December 30, 2011

Gina K December release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!  Hi everyone!!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs December Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Stately Flowers 2 and Mountain Wilderness, both illustrated by Theresa Momber and Melanie Muenchinger respectively.

First up is a card using Mountain Wilderness illustrated by Theresa.  This set is perfect for making cards for the men in your life.  My dad is an outdoors man big time and I can see using this set for his cards all year round. This card is also for the SCS CAS150 challenge, to make a card with a "window" element on it.
And here is the inside.  I really love the vertical greetings in this set.  They are unusual and give different options.
Next, is my card using Stately Flowers 2 illustrated by Melanie.  This is the second in a series of stamp sets profiling all the states and their official flowers.  This set includes Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and Alabama.  My card uses the Missouri State Hawthorn lightly colored with copics.  I haven't had a chance to use the Spellbinders Blossom Four Nestabilities, and I think the shape compliments this image nicely, don't you?  The strip of pattern paper is from Basic Grey, Picadilly 6x6 pad, it matches the Soft Sand cardstock I used for the base.
You know it's funny, I made these 2 cards days apart and didn't realize until typing this that they would be posted on the same day.  They turned out very similar.  Weird huh?  (well, to me anyway, lol!!)

Anyway, 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 receive a fabulous grab bag of stamps!  Gina will announce the winners on her blog tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by!  I will leave you with a close up picture.  Be sure to come back Monday when we showcase 2 more sets!!      
 
Card Deets:
Stamps -  Mountain Wilderness
Ink - Rich Cocoa and Vintage Photo distress ink
Cardstock -Pure Luxury White and Kraft cardstock
Pattern Paper - Dots and Stripes "Candy Shoppe" and "Christmas Collection" 6x6 pad (Echo Park)
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two and Circles LG and SM Nestabilities, string, button, copic marker

Stamps - Stately Flowers 2
Ink - Tattered Rose distress ink for sponging and Tuxedo Black
Cardstock - Pure Luxury Soft Sand and White cardstock
Pattern Paper - Picadilly 6x6 pad (Basic Grey)
Accessories - Spellbinders Blossom Four Nestabilities, 2mm Olive rhinestones, burlap string, copic markers, Stardust Stickles

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87 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, just love your use of kraft, they make an adorable set!

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  2. beautiful cards. love that first one....kraft rocks!

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  3. Beautiful cards,love how you used the kraft.

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  4. Both beautiful, Michelle! So very elegant!

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Love that you used kraft on all of them and yet they are quite different.

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  6. Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Both cards are real nice. It is so hard to do masculine cards and I just love the spellbinders you used on the second card. Just wonderful :) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Love your use of the soft sand cardstock, makes them look all natural. Beautiful creations!

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  9. I agree with you, I love the vertical sentiments. Your cards are great.

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  10. Very good, Michelle!Great works!

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  11. They are both simple and wonderful cards. Thanks for giving us such nice examples of what we can do.

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  12. Very pretty cards. The vertical greeting is a nice option.

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  13. Love the soft look of both your cards and I agree I love the vertical sentiments.

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  14. great Cards, I am liking the vertical words! mens cards yea!!!

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  15. Beautiful cards! I too like the vertical words.

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  16. Beautiful cards, think I'm falling in love with the Wilderness set!!

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  17. Beautiful and simple designs. Lovely.

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  18. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love the cards you created and besides ordering some of the sets, I also ordered that patterned paper. It is so delightfully pretty.

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  20. Beautiful cards.I love the delicate coloring on the Hawthorn.

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  21. Lovely cards...love both these new sets! Thanks for sharing with us.
    DonnaB

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  22. I particularly like the CAS card... both cards are very pretty.

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  23. Both cards are beautiful! Great job...

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  24. Love the colours and the CAS design.

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  25. Two beauties, Michelle. Love the top one with the twine down the side. Lovely neutral pallet too :)

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  26. These are great cards! I love to see how you finished the inside of the masculine card with the vertical sentiment. It looks really great there!

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  27. Great cards and thank you for showing the versatility with the new sets... Happy New Years!

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  28. These are so nice,can't wait to get these sets.

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  29. Cards are wonderful, but my heart always goes for the flowers!

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  30. great cards! i like using kraft c.s.
    good use of the nestie also!
    tfs, sandyh

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  31. Beautiful stamps! And love the cards you made.

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  32. I love these - the first is great for masculine use, but I think the second is even good for most men. Well done!

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  33. Your cards are beautiful! Love how you incorporated kraft into both of them.

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  34. Two GREAT cards Michelle. Really enjoyed the vertical "Happy Birthday" also. We need more vertical says. Happy New year! ekc

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  35. I do the same thing sort of using similar stuff in bunches. Your cards are beautiful. I like the use of the kraft paper because it gives them an earthy feel.

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  36. Love these cards so much--one masculine and one feminine. Don't see too many stamp set that work for me. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  37. wonderful cards. I love the vertical greetings!

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  38. Love the rustic feel of both of your cards Michelle, though the Wilderness one is my favorite of the two. Kraft cardstock is such a great base, I have to remind myself to use it more often!
    ~Meredith

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  39. Aloha Michelle,
    Yes, your cards did end up having similar elements, but the outcomes were different! I can feel the manliness and the femininity of each separate card! Funny how that turns out sometimes! But both - lovely!
    Rosy

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  40. I'm glad we have some "manly" images for masculine cards now. I like your subtle coloring on the flower. Thanks

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  41. I love the way you added the twine on your Wilderness card. And you're right about that die being perfect for the Hawthorn stamp. Both cards are just perfect.

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  42. These are great cards. I really like how subtly you colored the flowers.

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  43. Gorgeous cards, Michelle! Love the kraft cardstock - one of my favs!! :D

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  44. Beautiful cards. I love the vertical expressions in this set but had never considered using them for the inside...great idea!! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  45. Very classy looks, Michelle, your use of kraft cardstock is lovely.

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  46. Very classy looks, Michelle, your use of kraft cardstock is lovely.

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  47. Great way to use kraft, I really liked it!!!!!! Thanx for the inspriation......

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  48. Beautiful cards! Love the simple elegance of the outdoorsy card.

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  49. Simply elegant!!! I so look forward to your 2012 creations! Have a great New Years Eve!!!

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  50. Simply made with love, just my style ;-) Love them.
    Happy New Year.

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  51. Just love the new stamp sets! Happy stamping!

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  52. Beautiful stamps and cards. I need all the masculine ideas I can get.

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  53. Yeah, similar, but both awesome! :)
    Have to get the labels 22, I love what you did with embossing that circle inside, what a great look!

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  54. The combination of the flowers with the Spellbinder looks like they were made for each other-now I call that thinking out of the box!Love the soft colors. As for the tree card-it is so appropriate for men(which I find hard to create). Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Love your use of Kraft paper. Beautiful cards.

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  56. Lovely! I thought you planned them to look alike though! My fav set of this release is the mountain wilderness... maybe it's because I live in Alaska! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  57. Style is good and a nice creative work brown color is not matching with season.
    Plastic Gift Cards
    Gift Card Printing

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  58. Funny how they both turned out similar! Both lovely tho.

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  59. Very pretty, thanks for sharing.

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  60. I really like you pine tree card. The kraft cardstock and colour scheme are perfect for men's cards.

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  61. I love these cards! I have not used kraft paper much, but I definitely have to- you inspired me!!!

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  62. I don't use much kraft...but it's clear I should. These are great cards! TFS Happy New Year !

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  63. I love craft colored paper. I am formerly from Missouri so I especially like the flower here.

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  64. Now I have to check out another spellbinders die. Thanks! (Not sure if that is sincere or sarcastic!)

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  65. Very nice cards. I like how you used the vertical greeting inside, dressing it up. I also like how you used Blossom 4 Nestie with the pretty flower stamp, cool look!

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  66. Very sweet, love the flower and the coloring

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  67. Wow vertical greetings...haven't thought of that! Thanks for sharing your ideas and have a wonderful 2012!
    msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  68. The kraft layer is so lovely, and love what you did to accentuate the new stamps!

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  69. Beautiful CAS Kraft cards Michelle! Love all the little details you added to each!

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  70. Very nice cards. I am liking those vertical words.

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  71. Love the clean look of the HB card!

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  72. Oh wonderful!!! I love the Nestie shape with the flowers!

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  73. Both cards are beautiful! love the simplicity and cleanliness.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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