Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 2: Gina K Release Inspiration Hop


dogwood

So glad you’ve joined us for today’s inspiration hop!   

First up is my card using Dogwood and Butterfly by Theresa Momber.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I wanted to make a card using the spotlight technique on this card (makes it easier when you don’t want to color a whole bunch but still make a card’s image stand out!  I went with soft colors (Bubblegum cardstock) and added some light pink silk ribbon. 

purple & green

Next up is a set of cards I made using Tami Mayberry’s new set Label Borders.  This fun set coordinates with a lot of Tami’s other sets, so you can mix & match sentiments in the rectangle or use dies over the center to have a different look.  Check out the stamp reveal thread from the release party for Tami’s tips!

 

true love

I made monochromatic clean & simple cards for this card set.  I could have left well enough alone with all the white space but when I was creating with all the release sets, I was totally in a sponging mood so I sponged away!

 

white bloom

Lastly, this is my card (also sponged again) using Friends are Flowers stamp duo.  I used one of my favorite techniques kraft magic.  That is where you stamp on kraft cardstock and color in with colored pencils.  I used white & green prismacolor pencils. 

As you hop through the designer’s blogs, make sure you leave comments on each one for a chance to win a grab bag full of 12 stamps!! We will randomly choose two winners so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. Gina K will announce the winners on her blog.

Be sure to check out StampTV each week Monday and Friday we have challenges posted where you can win MORE free stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by – hope you come back for the last day of inspiration hops!!

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67 comments on "Day 2: Gina K Release Inspiration Hop"

Riette on 8:59 AM CST said...

Gorgeous Donna!!! Love how the label banners make easy sets.

Teri on 9:04 AM CST said...

Aw.....too pretty!!! Love them!

catdidit on 9:12 AM CST said...

SOoo gorgeous Donna, that white flower on the kraft, just love that! Wonderful spotlighting too!

alex on 9:20 AM CST said...

I adore the Dogwood card, and the clean and simple design using Tami's set is lovely. The duo card is stunning :-)

Becky on 9:22 AM CST said...

All of them are beautiful Donna.

Lorraine on 9:45 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards! My fav is the first one!

Susan on 9:48 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you spotlighted the images in the dogwood card.

Tami B. on 10:02 AM CST said...

You did a great job on all of these.

Luv 2 Create on 10:13 AM CST said...

Donna - the dogwood card is stunning and I love the friends and flowers card. Looks more like canvas then kraft cs. Super job.
Marcie

Emily on 10:20 AM CST said...

Love that last one with the folded corner!

Theresa Momber on 10:28 AM CST said...

Gorgeous, Donna! I love the spotlighting!!!

Nanette on 10:35 AM CST said...

Very nice. I like how you made that flower kind of pop in the first card.

mermaid fenicia on 10:38 AM CST said...

Those are really nice cards. ^_^ Now I really wish I had the money to buy those stamps.

--Marcy on 10:58 AM CST said...

Spotlights and corners! Nice ideas!

Giovana on 11:02 AM CST said...

Super pretty cards Donna! Love your dogwood flower creation card very much! and all the pink :)

Oneofakind on 11:16 AM CST said...

I have always wanted to create with the spotlight technique and always forget about it. It is so dramatic with black and white.

Sharon on 11:24 AM CST said...

Great cards! REALLY like the last one - such soft colors and cute design.

Anonymous said...

love these. thanks for sharing. Joyce T

naneruth on 11:29 AM CST said...

Great ideas and lovely!

Else49 on 11:38 AM CST said...

Great cards. Thank you for sharing.

Karen (TLgirl353) on 12:05 PM CST said...

Donna- Your spotlight card is fabulous and the last one is stunning. I like the turned edge!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 12:10 PM CST said...

Very pretty card set...and the dogwoods are amazing!

Maryu on 12:11 PM CST said...

Love the distressed kraft friends card!

Linda Palmer on 12:13 PM CST said...

Your cards are so pretty and such great ideas. Love them all.

Mullamy on 12:30 PM CST said...

Thanks for the inspiration

Bertha W on 12:37 PM CST said...

Thanks for sharing your Kraft magic technique -I was not familiar with it but will give it a try!

Anita Braddock on 2:19 PM CST said...

Awesome cards. love colors and they way you have shaded your colors. thanks for sharing and for the chsnce to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Payne Holler Cards on 2:20 PM CST said...

such talent! love how you spotlighted and colored on your kraft - they are all beautiful!

KonaRose on 2:42 PM CST said...

Hi, Donna, I will have to look up how you did that spotlight technique. I also love how you stamped right on the kraft paper :) I have learned a lot from your creations!

Rae said...

Your cards are very nice. The dogwood card is so pretty. The spotlighting is a very nice touch.

Donna Phelan on 3:03 PM CST said...

Pretty, pretty cards, Donna. Love the techniques you used, the spot light one looks fab, and I don't think I have ever seen/heard of that Kraft technique.....how'd I miss that? :)

Lynn B. on 3:08 PM CST said...

That spotlight is absolutely perfect! Great work!

Angie on 3:16 PM CST said...

I LOVE your use of "spotlighting"!!! Gorgeous cards all of them!!!

Pam~ on 3:51 PM CST said...

Hi Donna, Your cards are beautiful! Great job with the spotlight technique! I've always adored that look! Have to admit, your last card is my favorite! I like the look of the edges and the folded corner with the button ... awesome!!!

terrie on 4:00 PM CST said...

Great looking cards...they all came out really nice..tfs...sincerely, terrie

zullu26@aol.com

Pauline on 4:59 PM CST said...

Gorgeous creations! You certainly have a way with ink! Thank so for sharing on the hop today!
Pauline

Golda on 5:39 PM CST said...

Fantastic cards! Love the white petals on the kraft.

jazy1m on 5:57 PM CST said...

Love your cards, and your ideas rock. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia on 6:18 PM CST said...

Kraft and white go so well together! Love the CAS with the Label Borders.

Elizabeth on 6:19 PM CST said...

Love the dimension you created in the first card with the flowers. Very interesting.

Dee on 6:23 PM CST said...

Donna, you are a true artist! Your spotlight card is stunning, as are the others. Love the kraft paper card with the button tab. Lovely!

Lagene on 6:47 PM CST said...

Lovely cards, I especially love the dogwood!

Gayle on 7:19 PM CST said...

Gorgeous cards, Donna. Love the monochromatic and the shading.

Anonymous said...

Allll of the cards are pretty, pretty. Your CAS cards are WOW!!
Jean McGee

sharon g on 8:29 PM CST said...

I like how your corner is turned down...

Mary D on 8:49 PM CST said...

Terrific cards. Thank you for sharing.

Marie on 8:51 PM CST said...

nice cards just pretty, thahkfd

janey on 8:54 PM CST said...

I like the spotlight technique and really enjoyed your cards.

Marie on 8:57 PM CST said...

lovely cards,thanks

lisa808 on 9:51 PM CST said...

Love all the soft colors you used.

Susan on 10:35 PM CST said...

Love the cards. Very pretty.

NJMullins on 10:42 PM CST said...

I love the spotlighted dogwood! beautiful!

Melanie on 10:58 PM CST said...

love the spotlighting!

pamselinski on 12:07 AM CST said...

I love all 3 cards but I particularly like the colors of the dogwood card and the highlighted pop up in the center

Betty Neville on 12:44 AM CST said...

Wonderful cards Donna! Really nice effect with the spotlight; and I must try the kraft magic technique!

littlestamper on 2:04 AM CST said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing them.

Kay S on 9:05 AM CST said...

Love the spotlight on the dogwood bloom. The border labels made some great CAS cards - thanks for sharing yours.

Sheahasu on 12:36 PM CST said...

Yet another reason to finally make the investment in kraft paper!

Carol on 1:00 PM CST said...

Such beautiful images in these sets! I love the versatility of them and really enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects that are possible!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pati on 2:25 PM CST said...

Wow, I love your Kraft magic, the colors, layout and stressed edges. Nice set of cards using the Labels set, great versatility! Pretty colors on the dogwood card, neat spotlight effect. I will have to remember that to try it when I don't want to color a whole image, which is often so many of my stamps are just not used. This would be a great techy for me to try!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards. I love what you did with the dogwood.

Ravengirl on 3:21 PM CST said...

Very cute cards!

TrinaM on 8:29 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards. Love the design and colors that used on the cards with the Label Borders set.

Kris on 12:49 AM CST said...

My favorite is the cards set! Simple and lovely! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue D on 8:45 PM CST said...

Great cards--I like the label set.

Miriam Prantner on 6:16 PM CST said...

These are just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

JanLM said...

Wow! You do beautiful creations & love all the cards & card sets.

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