Thursday, June 4, 2015

Gina K. Designs Flowers & Frames Inspirational Blog Hop!!!


What a Wonderful Thursday!!!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs Welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!
This blog hop is for the new StampTV kit, Flowers and Frames.!!

"We are hopping up and down with excitement that you will be 
able to order the fabulous new Flowers & Frames kit again!
StampTV Kit and other sets will be in stock 8 AM Central Friday, 6/5.
 Enjoy samples from the team today and browsing the store for other crafty items you need so you'll be ready to put them in your cart tomorrow morning and head directly to checkout! " 

  (And did you know we have a special group that you can join if you are a member of StampTV?  It’s called StampTV Addicts!  Tricia has all kinds of good advice and inspiration in there too!)

  Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a  random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see who won check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Here is the first card I made with the new Kit:
Flowers & Frames
I enjoyed water coloring & making this card!!! 
I used the Pure Luxury Card Stock in:
Cherry Red, White Layering Weight
Gina K. Inks : Black Onyx, Powder Blue, & Fresh Asparagus
Patterned Paper is: Floral Essentials
Twine - Red Hot
I used water color paper & Spectrum Noir Water Color Markers for
the flowers,  Mason Jar, & the window sill. 
The background is done with the Powder Blue Ink & water
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Up next is this little 4x4 card made with the Awesome Die
 that matches the Frame Stamp in this Kit!
Using Pure Luxury Card Stock: Heavy Base & Layering Weight White & Cherry Red
Patterned Paper - Floral Essentials      Ink - Cherry Red
I cut the frame out of the Layering Weight White Card Stock, & the PP
Glued the White & PP frame layers together. 
The White Layering Weight piece I cut the frame out of, I embossed with the folder.
Taped down the Red Cherry CS, added the White embossed layer. 
Stamped & taped down the sentiment.  Popped up the frame.
Added the Patterned Paper that I used to cut the frame out of to the inside. 
That way I still have a space to write a message on!
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 I did the 3 steps with the Large Rose…
I stamped the Rose with Gina K. Designs Inks in: 
Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, & Tomato Soup on White Layering Weight Card Stock
The Leaves in Fresh Asparagus Ink on Jelly Bean Green Card Stock
Die cut both out with the dies in the kit.
The Background was made by sponging & splattering Powder Blue Ink 
on a piece of Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White Card Stock.
I added a piece of the patterned paper from the Floral Essentials Patterned Paper Pack.
Stamped the Sentiment in Black Onyx Ink. I also use some of the same PP with some Powder Blue Card Stock to the inside. Added some Black Onyx Twine. I also added White Gel Pen to the Rose for Highlights & some of the White Pearls from Gina K. Designs. 
I added a white dot from my stash to the bottom corner to finish it! 
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For my Last Card  
I used the Square Die to cut out this Gorgeous Frame & the inside.
I sponged the inside square with Fresh Asparagus Ink & stamped the sentiment in Black Onyx Ink.
The Frame is Embossed with Gina K. Designs Black Embossing Powder.
Before mounting, I used Gina K.'s  Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight - White Card Stock, 
& stamped the two different sized flowers. I colored the flowers with Spectrum Noir Pencils. Then added the Sentiment & Frame
I stamped 3 more flowers on a smaller layer & colored them the same way! Layered that on a piece of Black Onyx Card Stock and mounted it to the inside. Added black pearls & some bling!  :)

This kit along with other Dies & Papers are all available at: 
Remember to leave a message for your chance to win
Thanks so much for hopping by! Have a Great Day & Happy Stamping!!!  :)
Are You Ready for more awesome creations?!
Just click on the links below for more from the
 Illustrators and Design Team!!!

Karen Hightower - You are Here!  :)



89 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Karen!!! These cards are amazing! I can't tell which I like best. I love the coloring on the first one and the patterned paper frame and the cool splatters and wonderful twine treatment and the bright flowers against the black. Your work with this kit is fantastic!!!!

Sue Martin said...

These cards are spectacular!! Very hard to choose a favorite :)

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! I especially like the watercolor card! Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Johnson said...

Wow, I love these cards. The thank you cards are my favorites. :)

Christie said...

Great cards! Love them all.

Bonnie said...

You always inspire and really know how to show off the versatility of these stamps and dies. Way to go, Karen!

Cindyloohoo said...

These cards are beautiful. Love love.

Loretta Rush said...

Great cards! I am glad you showed the rose leaves on the green paper. That was on my play list for today.lol Thanks for sharing!

Donna Leinberger said...

Water color is one of my favorites, too. Thank you for the beautiful idea.

Linda Cole said...

Oh, I love these, especially the blue one! Good work!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow- All are terrific, but the first one is my favorite!

Beth said...

they are all so pretty but my favorite is the white base with the yellow flowers and the framed sentiment - so gorg

Deb said...

Love all your cards!! I especially LOVE the one on the diagonal...gotta try one of those myself!! Thanks for the inspiration!

sjkrueg said...

I love all these cards. Great inspiration for me since I have the kit!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh WOW!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all your cards - using that die to cut the frame from patterned paper is genius!!!! I can't wait to get out my kit now - thanks for the AWESOME inspiration!!!!

Cammi said...

Lovely, Karen! And FOUR beauties, too boot! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa K said...

I can't choose a favorite. Your flowers pop off of the pages. I will be looking at your cards for a while.

Tami Priebe said...

OMG amazing, can't even decide which one I like the most!! I am going to my scrapbooking room this afternoon, so excited to use your great ideas :)

Joni said...

WOW! Four cards and all are great. I like the watercolor effect but great job on all and thank you for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! These are all so super fantastic. I love them all and cannot pick a favorite as with each one I saw pop up I just had to gasp with joy to see them.

kraftyiam said...

Colors truly pop and the stamps are gorgeous - great job

Becky said...

Wow! All I can say is wow. I love all 4 cards. They are all amazing. They just pop! Thanks for sharing. I am in love with water coloring right now, but I really love all 4.

Carol Hodgkins said...

I love all of these!! I can't pick a favorite because I love something on each one of them! Thank you for sharing all of hem.

mmolynn1030 said...

Very beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Macimbalo said...

So many beautiful cards! You have really inspired me with all the ideas you used!!!! Thank you!!!

Amy A said...

Wow! These are all stunning. Love the vibrant and fun colors palettes and pretty designs.

Connie D. said...

So pretty, Karen. Thank you for reminding me to use my coloring pencils more.

Linda Anderson said...

WOWZA!!! Can you say amazing!!!!! That's what these cards are! Perfect and beautiful!

Linda

Cheryl Harms said...

Your cards are all just beautiful. Each one brought a smile and would be welcomed by any recipients!

Card maker in sunny Florida said...

Beautiful cards, love your work. Thanks for the inspiration.
Sharron S.

Connie D. said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS. I am hard pressed to pick a favorite. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Susan said...

I think your shading is among the best I've seen!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Amazing Karen!!! Your cards are just gorgeous and so very different. Particularly love the birthday , splattered effects and the flowers in the vase cards - so inspirational:)

Lizzie said...

I hope no one asks which one I like the best, I love them all. I'm nuts over the one one with the mason jar and also the blue HB with the splattered background, but the Thank you are awesome! Karen you do wonderful work.

Joyce Erb said...

You have been busy! Love, love, love your cards! I like how you die cut the patterned paper, the angle on the birthday card and paint spray.

Sharon Underwood said...

Love ALL your cards, Karen! You always do such an outstanding job. I particularly love the red one. It's gorgeous! My sister loves red -- maybe I'll have to CASE that one for her. :)

Linda said...

wow you been busy! there all so full of life, and very pretty!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super cards. I really like the DP cut with the die. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

Laura's New Place said...

Four great cards! I'm liking this kit more and more.

Beverly Robinson said...

Love the combination of patterned paper & embossing on the square thank you card. The colors make it pop.

Sharyn said...

Love how you used the patterned paper and dies. All the cards are inspiring!

Carol Hamm said...

Love your cards. Such good ideas.

Gabi said...

I just love your cards, Karen. You're such an inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing these.

Tammy J said...

The cards are awesome but I really like the two thank you cards. They are gorgeous.

catdidit said...

Ohhh my Karen! Each one of these are a beauty! LOVE them all!

Christine Kiehl said...

So many cool choices! You did a great job and I thank you for your time and effort~

Dawn B said...

What a nice variety of cards and ways to use the kit. I really like the first and last cards. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Caroline Pollard said...

LOVE LOVE AND LOVE! REALLY LIKE THE IDEA OF PP AS DIE CUT ON YOUR THANK YOU CARD :)

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning cards,I am inspired to go and create some of my own with my Gina k products.

Pam Cameron said...

Love all the cards. Thanks for all the ideas.

Nandini said...

Awesome cards! Your coloring is amazing!

Stamper Gyrl said...

I love your cards. You are so creative!
Tracy

Jeff Towers said...

I can't believe all the different looks. I really like the blue card and the splatter technique.

Angie Billerbeck said...

My favorites so far of the hop!

Lyn Roberds said...

Love the cards - thanks for the ideas - my favorite was the red Thank You - that is true inspiration. I will be one of the first to get the set as soon as they are available!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. I love the vibrant colors on all of the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Dixie Parsons said...

I really love that cherry red paper with the thank you card! I have to make two thank you cards so I will be sure to try this design.

Zelda C said...

WOW! Fabulous cards Karen. Love them all! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda S said...

Very pretty cards. The blue background is my favorite, although the last one is a close second.

Nana Griffin said...

What a wonderful selection of beautiful cards! Great job.

Sherry said...

love all your cards!! sooo pretty!!!

NJMullins said...

I like the dp frame. Cute idea!

MsJudyC said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I LOVE the red and white combination.

ckeller219 said...

Very pretty cards. Love the use of the designer paper.

Christina Young said...

Fantastic cards! Love 'em all!

ShelleyV said...

Your cards are so pretty, inside and out!

Sean Fetterman said...

Beautiful work Karen! Love them all! Hugs! Seanie

Joan Garza said...

I really love your style. These cards are great.

Sheila said...

Such a varied array of cards. Kudos to your creativity!

Annie C said...

All of these are beautiful cards, but the two white ones are stunningly sweet!

Queen-of-Cards said...

beautiful cards! I am feeling inspired :-)

Debbie Lou said...

All of these cards are magnificent!
What talent! Thank you for sharing :)

Brooke Berger said...

So many ideas and so little time!

Shelley Bennett-Shoreland said...

I love the water color of the first card

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

WOW! Great cards!!!!

kittykat3308 said...

Gorgeous cards

Kathleen

JAVAGIRL said...

Incredible love all of it
beautiful work

September Whisenant said...

So many great cards! I can see myself case-ing all but the watercolor one. Don't get me wrong, the watercolor one is gorgeous but my attempts at water coloring look more like a kindergartner did them so I won't be attempting that one. Thanks for participating in the hop!

Sharon said...

Wow Wow Wow these are absolutely stunning!

kals said...

I'm going to try them all. Loved how you cut the frame from patterned paper. Makes a great wreath.

Joe Last said...

never would have thought of using pattern paper for the wreath idea. cleve

Dawn S. said...

So many beautiful cards!

Cheryl Hudson said...

Amazing cards. I want to make all of them!

Sharon said...

Such beautiful cards! And love how you continued with design on the inside.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for so many lovely cards. The frame die is really beautiful.

Nancy Lynn said...

Karen, as always, I love, love, love your cards. Very creative using PP to cover the frame die! What I love best about your cards is you always put in that final touch by completing the inside of the cards as well.

Thanks for all you do!

Sue D said...

Beautiful variety of cards!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Karen, all of these cards are awesome! Love your creativity! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

karen habeck said...

All of your cards are beautiful. But I must say I'm partial to the watercolor.