Monday, July 10, 2017

Gina K. Designs - Illustrator Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess!
We are so glad you have joined us today in celebrating the New Stamp Sets 
by two of our Illustrators, Melanie Muenchinger & Theresa Momber. 

Melanie has come out with a Pressed Flowers 2 that is a perfect pairing with her 
Pressed Flowers and Fabulous Flowers stamp sets! 
What fun this set is and so many possibilities. 
You will be creating cards with beautiful flowers on them &
There is a Die set for this stamp set that also goes with 
Year Of Flowers 2 stamp set.
Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and 
then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! 
To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. 
Ready for some inspiration? 

Theresa has a New Scene building set in her 
Framescape series, called Tropical Skies. 
It will defiantly have you dreaming about a Tropical Vacation !  ;) 


Thank You for joining Gina K. & Team
 for this months Illustrator Blog Hop Day 1.
We hope you enjoy the cards the Team has made up and 
get a little inspiration along the way! :) 


 So I'll start with 
Pressed Flowers 2 
by: Melanie Muenchinger




Here is my card using the Tulip:
 On this card I stamped the stem in Black Onyx & the tulips in Red Velvet three times on my panel. I also stamped it 3 times on a piece of scrap and stamped the leaf 3 times using Grass Green Ink. Then cut out the flowers and leaves!
*Stamp Set - Pressed Flowers #2
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Base (White Heavy Weight) cut at 4 1/4" x 11"  Scored at 5 1/2"
           Red Velvet - 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"  White Layering Weight  Image Panel - 3 3/8" X 4 5/8"
           Red Velvet & White strip for greeting
*Patterned Paper Pack - Petite Patterns
*Premium Dye Ink - Red Velvet, Black Onyx, & Grass Green
*Black & White Twine  Bling from my stash


I am so excited to have The New Die Set - 
A Year Of Flowers 2 & Pressed Flowers 2
Here is my card made:


Gina K. Deigns:
*Stamp Set - Pressed Flowers 2 By: Melanie Muenchinger
*Die Set - Pressed Flowers 2 & A Year  Of Flowers 2
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy   Base & Layering Weight, Red Velvet &     Black Onyx
*Patterned Paper Pack - Petite Patterns 
*Premium Dye Ink - Red Velvet, Black Onyx, & Grass Green




On this third card I used the Sunflower image in this set and 
did a little marker to stamp Watercoloring! 
 Starting with
*Stamp Set - Pressed Flowers
*Pure Luxury Card Stock -White Heavy Base  4 1/4"  X 11" scored @ 5 1/2"
                                         Wild Lilac 4" x 5 1/4"   die cut Wild Dandelion and Wild Lilac
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
*Black & White ribbon and Spectrum Aqua Markers



Next up is:
Framescape- Tropical Skies
By: Theresa Momber




Makes me want to take a nice vacation by some water!  :) 
*Stamp Set - Tropical Skies - Theresa Momber
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Blue Lagoon, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion, Honey Mustard 
*Spectrum Aqua Markers and Zig Clean Color Markers






 It would be nice sitting in a hammock watching these two dolphins play in the moonlight!  :)

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Tropical Skies  By: Theresa Momber
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Edible Eggplant card base 4 1/4" x 11" scored @ 5 1/2"
                           Lovely Lavender  3 7/8" x 5 1/8", White Layering Weight cut down after
                                         I stamped the frame out.
*Premium Dye Inks - Edible Eggplant, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac & Black Onyx
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
*Versa Mark,  Heat tolerant Velum, Added some pearls, and white gel pen.

Thank You for stopping by and remember to comment for your chance to win!  <3 


Are You Ready for some more inspiration!?! 
Just clink on Laurie's link below. 
Have fun and Happy Stamping.  :) 

Are you ready for more Beautiful creations and inspiration? Just click the link below that is up next!  :) 

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Stamping!  :) 
Find a little time to get inky!  <3



68 comments:

Beth said...

Great samples but in love with the purple one

Lisa Moore said...

Nice cards. I love the purple beach one

Gayle said...

Gorgeous colors, the red velvet card is spectacular.

Melanie said...

I really like the watercolored sunflowers and your purple scene is magical!

Mary Kay Werry said...

I love all your cards. My fav is that purple scene - just so beautiful.

Mary Reiner said...

Lovely cards Karen! Your sunsets are stunning and I really love all of your pressed flower cards♥️

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Karen- More wonderful creations! Love what you did creating the beach scene!

Ann Lee said...

Love the colors in your first framescape!

Linda Peabody said...

Love, love these. The tropical skies colors are beautiful

freetimegone said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards Karen. I love the colors in each one, but purple is my favorite.

Cheryl Miller said...

Cool cards, I love them!

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! Your beach looks so inviting.

jeannieob said...

Just ordered my summer kit. I get so much inspiration from all your blogs! All the cards on this blog hop are just gorgeous!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous cards. Your beach scene is wonderful. Love the sunny sunflowers with the lovely gingham ribbon.

Becky said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

vinita jain said...

I love the detailings on both tropical scenes, stunning creations!

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

Tulips are my Favorite...They just say HI.... Thanks

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, awesome cards! Your tropical cards are colored so beautifully! I really love the first card as I just love that color combo of red, black & white. And the flowers make the perfect pairing.

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards! Love the black and white with a splash of color! Your water scenes are awesome too! Can't wait to get my Gina K order, should be here any day! So excited!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Karen! That purple scene is amazing.

BarbLibrarian said...

My favorites are the daisies and the very purple sunset. That is gorgeous!

Judy Woodland said...

Such beautiful cards, I love every single one of them. Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!!! You never disappoint!

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! love these new stamp sets and seeing what everyone is doing with them.

Eileen Michaud said...

I love all of your cards, but I think the tulips is my favorite!

Rema said...

Stunning creations Karen!

Barbara Rosen said...

That purple really pops!

Creative Lady said...

Karen, you really have inspired me! I love all your cards, I can't just pick one.

Pam Sparks said...

Pretty card designs! TFS!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards, Karen! Love the tulips, and the water scenes are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Elise Smith said...

Beautiful cards! The sunflowers are my favorite :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG, Karen. Your cards are simply stunning. LOVE both your tropical scenes. The turquoise water is gorgeous :)

Deb said...

Lovely cards!! That first one with the tulips is calling me the most, but like all of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

The last card is fantastic.
I love the colors.
I have to have that set.
Your flowers are so pretty too.
thanks for sharing.

Peg Y said...

Very creative! Thank you for the inspiration.

Frances Thorpe said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing

Verna Angerhofer said...

All the cards you created with these sets are so super amazingly beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me and getting my muse going again after a long weekend.

Sharon Mattingly said...

Beautiful cards! Especially like the tropical ones - such pretty colors!

Shirley Hutchins said...

I so love your creative mess. So inspiring.

Golda said...

Love your beautiful examples!

Sandy said...

Stunning cards, but I love the purple beach one!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow these are amazing Karen, I adore that watercoloured sunflower card especially!

Linda D said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Karen! I really love all how you brought the Pressed Flowers 2 set alive...great job!

Macimbalo said...

Just love your style Karen! So many gorgeous creations - you are an inspiration to all!

El Ivens said...

Wow, I thought each one was prettier than the next one. The purple sunset blew me away. Thanks for sharing with us and inspiring us.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

I am not a purple person but that card you made in Purple is so outstanding. I love it. They are all wonderful and your very talented to come up with such great inspiration!! Thank you.

Barbara Baxter said...

Such pretty cards! But I especially love the first one with the black and white checkered paper and the black and white twine plus the black dots as stamens and then with the black sentiment. The pink and green of the flowers add just enough color. Beautiful!

Robin said...

Awesome beautiful cards.

Luanda said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flowers and the tropical sunsets.

Dawn S. said...

Such pretty cards!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely! Wow the purple scene.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I am loving these new stamp sets. They aren't like anything I've ever seen before. I am new to Gina K as of today and am figuring my way around but so far I've seen a ton of beautiful cards by the DT.

Pam AKA: picnic said...


all of these cards are just WOW!!! love the stamps

Retta Lutte said...

Your cards make me smile, Karen! Love both of your skies. So different and so lovely!

Shari Winterstein said...

Lovely cards!

Sue LD said...

Pretty cards made with these new sets.

Janis said...

Great cards! I love the tulips- can't get enough red and black and white!

Kim said...

These cards are beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolute beautiful cards Karen!

Melitta Ball said...

One thing I love about this hop is that the talented artists have made sure to showcase ALL of the elements in each set!
Blessings,
Melitta

Susan Wareham said...

Great inspiration pieces, this is a great new release and blog hop

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are gorgeous!

Johanna said...

Oh WOW, So many wonderful ideas and your creations are amazing

Stacey Kowbel said...

Stunning cards!

Avra Williams said...

Fantastic cards, Karen!

Penny Whitlock said...

Your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

That purple scene is incredible!! So very pretty.

D.Ann C said...

Wowzers! Your tropical cards are AMAZEBALLS!!!