Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gina K Designs March Inspirational Blog Hop Day 2!!!

Hi everyone!  The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs 
Welcomes you to Day 2 of our fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! 
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 few random comments and those stampers 
will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! 
To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum 
at StampTV a few days after the hops. 
Today using Theresa Momber's new set:
Elegant Floral's
I made this one using Gina K. Designs 
Pure Luxury Card Stock in Kraft and stamped 
the open leaf image with versa mark then stamped 
the solid image & sentiment with Gina K.'s Black Ink, 
added images to the inside & bling. 

Last week I was inspired by the video where Melanie
showed the Bokeh technique. I thought this would
 be a good image to try it on. I made several panels
 until I got one or two that worked. 
The base of the card is Grass Green & DP from the 6x6 
paper pack Shabby Spring & One of the panels that 
has the Bokeh technique on it. I added a piece of acetate 
for the front cover and attached the second panel, 
and Gina K. Designs Bubble Gum Pink Twine.
 The charm was a incentive gift!
Fussy cut the Flower & popped it up! 
The Bokeh backgrounds are done in Gina K Designs 
Powder Blue, Bubble Gum Pink, Grass Green, & White Inks.
The flower is colored with Spectrum Noir Markers & Pencils! 

Using Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock in Heavy Base & Layering
 Weight -White, Tomato Soup, &Kraft. 
Inks are White, Black, Tomato Soup, Sweet Mango, & Sweet Corn, & Fresh Asparagus. Black Onyx Gingham Ribbon. 
 For the image, I used the Kraft card stock, stamped the flowers in White,
 then tapping the ink pad in the lid to get a little color,
 I used a small brush and a tiny amount of water and colored
 in the flowers & steam. Using the different colors, layering
 them as they dried! Went back with white and highlighted
 the flowers. Using a sponge dauber I applied white around
 the flower panel. I used a embossing folder on the Tomato Soup Layer, & used a punch to cut out the Vellum. Added the bling! :)
Elegant Florals 2

Thank You so  much for stoping by! 
Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win 
some goodies from Gina K. Designs!   :)
I know you are ready for some more awesome creations! 
*Happy Stamping*
Just click on the links below for more from the 
Illustrators and Design Team!!

Gina K 
Theresa Momber Elegant Florals 2
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Karen Hightower < You are Here
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Tricia Traxler


Theresa Momber said...

Karen, these are so beautiful! I love your coloring. I think my fave is the CAS. So striking!

Melanie said...

That red designs with the colored pencils is fantastic!

Macimbalo said...

I love all 3 - the 3rd card is such a pretty layout and love the colors!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. I love the tulips with the bokeh background the best (tulips are one of my favorite flowers). Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

All 3 are stunning Karen.

Kathy Berger said...

U absolutely LOVE the bokah technique on this card. It is simply stunning. I am going to have to give the technique a try! But the flowers really stand out on the page, too, because the background is stunning but simple, allowing the flowers to be the star. Gorgeous card, beautiful tulips.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards with gorgeous coloring!
Especially like the CAS design - simple and elegant.

Julia said...

Love the simplicy of your cards.They are all gorgeous. \Thanks for sharing!

Dawn S. said...

These are beautiful! Love the versamarked background and the painted flowers.

Tami Priebe said...

OMG love them, that black pops off the card!! The tomato soup one is awesome :)

Lisa K said...

Lovely cards.

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with these cards. They are awesome!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

These are all lovely samples, Karen!

Talitha Wright said...

These cards are just lovely.

clavell said...

Lovely designs!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful cards - love the simplicity of the first, the background on the second and the elegance of the third. wonderful inspiration:)

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so beautiful and amazing! But I really love the black on the kraft with the watermark background.

Sharyn said...

All 3 cards are wonderful. The "Thinking of You" is just striking!

Rushd Lady said...

Love all your designs! The Bokeh one looks so spring-like and I'm ready for spring, aren't you? The simply one layer card is so elegant, but quick! We all need designs like that from time to time!

m weimann said...

your bokeh card is stunning love it

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL! All of the Kraft one, love the tulip and little charm one, LOVE your last one, the colors are wonderful and I am on a Vellum kick! Awesome!

Nikki said...

Love all three cards but my favorite is the Tulip. love the colors.

Jan Castle said...

WOW...each card is a treasure!!! Sooooooo pretty!
Paper Hugs,

Christina Young said...

Beautiful cards!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful cards. I love the Bokeh effect with the pretty tulip.

Joann6274 said...

Really beautiful cards! I love that bokah style card... so pretty!

Theresa said...

Love your cards...s many great ideas!

Linda B said...

*Three* more pretties (and techniques too!) to drool over.

Beth said...

i simply adore the black on kraft one - so pretty and clean!

Kathy Bosi said...

Great job!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I really like the kraft card with the branch.

Marianne Barkman said...

you definitely raised the stakes with your cards, Karen. I love the technique you used. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!


Judy Woodland said...

Just gorgeous! Love the CAS kraft, love the bokeh background and love the sponging on the last card. Great coloring too - thanks for the inspiration!!!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love all 3 ♥

Annie C said...

Love love love the tomato soup card!

Nana Griffin said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous. Wonderful job.

BeckyH said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the elegant simplicity of the first card and the joyful kinda playful look of the last one

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. My fave is the first one.

Rosy Newlun said...

What gorgeous cards Karen! Now I feel the need to try a pastel large bokeh background because yours is so inspiring!!!

Jen said...

Simply beautiful! I love all the wonderful ideas you shared.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Beautiful cards great job.

kittykat3308 said...

Just beautiful


Sharon Underwood said...


Patti S said...

All 3 are so beautiful.I especially like the tulip!!

Gayle said...

So elegant.

miatagal said...

Karen, The name of your blog is such a misnomer; NO mess here, your cards are absolutely beautiful!! I really love the flowers made with Theresa's new floral set.

Sean Fetterman said...

These are awesome! Especially the vellum one! :) Hugs! Sean

Sean Fetterman said...

Love these! Hugs! Seanie