Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gratitude Blog Hop with Gina K Designs


Welcome to another Gina K. Design Team blog hop. Today we're featuring cards with a Gratitude theme to them. If you came from Cat’s blog Cat’s Creations, you're at the right place. If not, make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.
red & orange blooms
This time of year especially, we may need more Thank You cards than usual with dinner parties, gifts and other acts of hospitality that may be extended to you or your family so we can show some gratitude with a handmade card.  So I made a set of Thank You cards to have on hand, actually I needed some to send out that are long overdue so this was the perfect theme for me this month!  I used the new Nature’s Greeting stamp kit which I love (especially this whimsical bloom). 
yellow & purple blooms
I thought it would be fun to make a set of cards using some Basic Grey Indie Bloom papers which I just got from the Gina K store! Believe it or not, these cards came together in about an hour because I kept them simple, using the same layout and putting them together mass production-style. Here is what I did: 1. picked out all my pure luxury cardstock colors (red hot, pumpkin spice, sweet corn and lovely lavender), cut them and scored them. 2. Picked out my matching ribbons, buttons and pattern papers. 3. Stamped all the flowers and greetings, colored them (prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits) and cut them out. 4. Cut all the layers at one time. 5. Assemble all layers (focal image is popped up with foam tape) 6. Placed liquid pearls in the flower centers.
purple bloom close up
I just love the centers of the flowers!
I want to extend a special thank you to everyone hopping with us today and for those who stop by my blog…I appreciate you!!  P.S. I apologize for the quality of my photos – I cannot find my camera so I had to use my phone. 

Please head on over to Giovana's blog to see what she's sharing with you today! Pin It

49 comments on "Gratitude Blog Hop with Gina K Designs"

Theresa Momber on 8:03 AM CST said...

Love this set, Donna! Gorgeous coloring.

Melanie on 8:07 AM CST said...

awesome sketch, these all turned out so beautiful, in every color!

catdidit on 8:11 AM CST said...

Oh those perfect pearls are PERFECT for the centers! Love these Donna!

Teri on 8:21 AM CST said...

Very nice!!

Tina Gilliland on 8:26 AM CST said...

What a wonderful set, Donna!!

alex on 8:41 AM CST said...

What a beautiful set of cards, thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Donna - I am a new follower and just love your work. Can't wait to try out some of the things you've already inspired me to do! Cheryl W.

Riette on 9:07 AM CST said...

THese are amazing!! Much inspired :D

Becky on 9:26 AM CST said...

These are so cute. Love the colors.

Anita Braddock on 9:48 AM CST said...

All your Cards are Beautiful love the flower and that you used them as the focal point. what blending Tequnique great job. the papers you chose wor great with the flowers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

The "Crafty Diva" on 9:49 AM CST said...

Your cards are beautiful. i love the shading/blending technique you used. TFS!

juelmarie on 9:51 AM CST said...

I'm loving this stamp set!!

Helen F. on 10:04 AM CST said...

BEAUTIFUL set of cards, Donna! Love the flower centers, your PP combos and the gorgeous colors.
PS: I need to take lessons from you on making multiples instead of re-inventing the wheel with each card I make :o)

Kathy E. on 10:14 AM CST said...

Lovely cards and a great idea to do...You are right, the flower centers just pop!!

Anonymous said...

Joyce T.

Love all the color combinations!

Verna Angerhofer on 10:29 AM CST said...

All the cards are wonderful and so enjoyed seeing how you used different color combinations to create a new look with them. Your flowers are awesome.

Sharon Harnist on 10:35 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards, Donna -- love the layouts and pretty colors!

Michelle on 11:35 AM CST said...

Beautiful set! I like how they're all unique, but cohesive.

Susan on 12:04 PM CST said...

What a lovely set of cards -- I especially like the purple!

Donna Ellis on 12:21 PM CST said...

Your cards are beautiful! And so is the photography LOL - love how you designed them to be identical, but unique in the coloring! The prisma colors look GREAT! Thanks for sharing a great idea to create multiple cards which look unique!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 1:10 PM CST said...

Beautiful set Donna...love the colors!

NJMullins on 1:29 PM CST said...

beautiful colors and paper coordination. Simple elegant card.

Caity Sue Treadwell on 1:36 PM CST said...

The colors all come together so well...and I love your coloring job! Thanks for sharing!

harrahx2 on 1:51 PM CST said...

Great card set and great color combo!

Ravengirl on 1:59 PM CST said...

Wow, what a gorgeous set! I love the bright colors!

Giovana on 1:59 PM CST said...

Fantastic cards Donna!!!

scrapaholicaef on 2:07 PM CST said...

Just love the richness of these cards. scrapaholicaef@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the centers of the flowers.

Nancy Nguyen

KonaRose on 2:19 PM CST said...

Aloha, Donna,
I love your website. I am a cherry blossom 'Sakura' girl and my favorite word for years is Serenity. It is also the name of my nursing business :) Girlfriend, we must be related, yes?

I love your cards. I wish I could make one as good, let alone two at the same time? Whew, you go girl!

Aloha,
rosy

Lynn B. on 2:54 PM CST said...

Thank you for describing the process you used to mass produce your gorgeous cards. There are days when I just can't think clearly enough to figure out what order to use when mass producing. This way, I'll know!

Golda on 3:50 PM CST said...

What wonderful cards! It's nice when you can pull a few that are the same, yet different, together at once. Great work!

pamselinski on 3:58 PM CST said...

Donna you blow me away. I love the idea of a set of cards with all the same everything but different colors. Awesome.

Carol E on 4:06 PM CST said...

Your cards are stunning, very beautiful, thank you for sharing them.

Vicki Dutcher on 5:27 PM CST said...

WTG using this image!! Gorgeous cards~

Joanne on 5:44 PM CST said...

My favorite kind of card - simple and stunning! Beautiful job, I love the flowers and they look FAB with you color combos. IO think I like the blue and purple best!

scrappinmommom on 6:18 PM CST said...

What a wonderful idea, just changing the colors, etc. May have to try that look. Lovely cards.

kim on 6:20 PM CST said...

beautiful

Jan on 6:46 PM CST said...

I Love these cards. They may have come together quickly but they are beautiful!

Nana on 7:12 PM CST said...

Espectaculares quedaron, al ser de diferentes colores has tomado en cuenta el otoño y los diferentes estilos de personas en el mundo.

Donna Phelan on 9:05 PM CST said...

Great cards, beautiful flowers, lovely colors!

Jill on 9:53 PM CST said...

What beautiful cards. I love how you colored them different colors and used different papers on each card.

Donna on 11:48 PM CST said...

Wonderful pair of cards Donna, great design that can be applied to any color scheme, would make a great gift set!!
Thanks for sharing
Donna

Emily on 2:08 PM CST said...

Very pretty, love the pearly accents.

Payne Holler Cards on 6:47 PM CST said...

BEEEE... YOUUUUU... T... FUL !!
love this inspiration (-:

Barbara Bryant on 5:05 AM CST said...

Gorgious Donna

Lagene on 1:21 PM CST said...

Gorgeous!!!

Rose Ann on 10:13 AM CST said...

These are so gorgeous, and I love your variety of colors!! I love the Liquid Pearls as well!! Hey, your phone takes pretty good pictures (I think).

SandyK on 7:11 PM CST said...

Beautiful set of cards.
Sandy

Engagement Party Invitations on 10:15 PM CST said...

I just love to look at the entireity of the whole picture of the cards. I love the accented accessories. I am planning to make a thank you card.

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