Monday, September 23, 2013

Gina K September release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs DT Inspiration Blog Hop where we hope to inspire you with many beautiful ideas for the sets released in September! As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each because we will choose a few random commenters and they will win a grab bag of Gina's products!! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.

Today we are spotlighting 2 sets:
  Let it Snow, designed by Theresa
Winter Blocks, designed by Tami
First up is a card I made with Let it Snow.  I love every thing snowflakes (except in real life), they are so beautiful and delicate.  There are 8 stunning snowflakes in this set and I stamped 2 on my card in using Ocean Mist and Turquoise Sea Color Companion inks.  I layered Labels Sixteen shapes in White and Ocean Mist Pure Luxury cardstock.  Lastly, I added some stickles around the white label and added a snowflake sequin w/pearl and done!  Flat and easy to mail = 1 stamp mailing!!
 My next card uses Winter blocks. For this card, I tried to pull off the super popular chalkboard look I'm seeing everywhere.  I stamped the image with white ink on black pure luxury cardstock.  Then I drew in some lines with green, red and white colored pencils and a ruler, and I lightly sponged ink around randomly.  I just love poinsettias and thought a small felt one would be the perfect accent to this card.  It is still relatively flat and will fit into an envelope easily.  I probably won't mail this, but it's easy to give out in person.

 Ready for the hop?  Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration: 
  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the hop!  Come back tomorrow where we showcase 2 more new sets!  Here are a couple close up pictures.



Photobucket

60 comments:

  1. That first snowflake design is so perfect for mass production! And thanks for reminding me how sharply a colored pencil border will pop on black, great job!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So pretty, Michelle! I love the sparkle you added to the first card. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful cards!!!Great stamps!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great cards hun, love how effective that wee bit of sparkle on your 1st card is. Hugs xNx

    ReplyDelete
  5. LOVE the sparkle on the first card -- just a hint - but perfect! Love the chalkboardy look on the second card too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love them both....love the center of the snowflake and how sparkly it is!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Both cards are fantastic. The second one has the "Wow" effect when you see it. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful cards..love the sparkle.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very pretty cards. Fun and festive.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Two very different but equally pretty cards!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The Happy Holidays card is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your chalkboard snowflake card, Michelle! And your beautiful blue CAS snowflake card is just stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lovely! Love how you put the sparkle around the one edge on your first card and the gem on the second one.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such pretty cards...as another comment put it "just stunning" :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I Love the chalkboard look with the snowflake. Very pretty cards.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Both cards are gorgeous. Love the chalkboard look the best.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the simple elegance of the white and blue card and the chalkboard effect of the second card!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Michelle, these cards are absolutely smashing!! LOVE the white and blue - gads that is a sharp looking card! The chalkboard is unique and sweet! Nicely nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Pretty cards. Love the chalkboard idea.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh how pretty these are. I really love the simple beauty and ease of the first, and SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Chalkboard for Christmas? Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like both of these- you did a beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love them BOTH, Michelle. The chalkboard one is really fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great use of glitter and sparkles!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love the blue snowflake card. The sequins are a nice touch.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Super Awesome cards love the stamp sets and the layering is perfect. love the color choice and the added bling lets the snowflake pop thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Just Gorgeous! The first one would be sooo easy. I'm pinning it!

    ReplyDelete
  27. These cards are beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on these sets. THANKS!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Awesome cards. It's soon going to paper snow at my house. I'm getting lots of inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Two fantastic designs!! Love the CAS and the chalkboard!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love your blinged out snowflakes! The very feminine aqua is a very pretty colour choice and the red one is so rich and elegant.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love how the snowflakes are the stars of your cards (no pun intended!) :) TFS!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great cards! Love the chalkboard technique.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great cards. I love the sparkly snowflake.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love these creations! I see some new colors in my future! Very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Beautiful snowflake in blue and love the chalkboard one, too.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh, what wonderful cards. Both are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love the icy blue treatment on the first card and the layout of the second. The addition of the poinsettia is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Just love both of these cards with those big gorgeous snowflakes as the centerpiece.

    ReplyDelete
  39. These are so beautiful. I am so enthused now for making winter cards.

    ReplyDelete
  40. So pretty. Love both of your cards

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love the chalkboard look.Going to try this soon.Your cards are so lovely.Thanks for sharing and hugs:)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I LOVE the chalkboard look for the green/red holiday design! I totally have to try that! And the simple blue and white is just so snazzy with the sparkle added!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Both designs are fabulous. Love that glitzy blue snowflake.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Pretty cards Michelle!! Great stamp sets too!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Beautiful cards, I especiallly loved the blue & white card!

    ReplyDelete
  47. You blinged up the snowfaakes so perfectly! How could i choose a favorite? Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Scout

    ReplyDelete
  48. These cards are great! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Very pretty cards

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

    ReplyDelete
  50. These are both beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Labels 16 is one of my favorites and you have made a very pretty card with it.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Michelle, my darling you are SOOOO talented! I love everything you do my friend! These are so fun! I'm ready for the holidays! Hugs! Seanie

    ReplyDelete