The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.
These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!
Karen Dolphin - illustrated by Beth Silaika
Lovely Lilies - illustrated by Claire Brennan
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? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:
Beth's latest set, is simply adorable. I love the ocean theme and this dolphin is the CUTEST!
I stamped and colored my dolphin with Copic Markers, leaving a stripe of white of my cardstock exposed so he looked shiny and as if he is glistening with water. I added him to a white card base, which was layered with three equal sized pieces of patterned papers from the Softly Spring paper pack. I used flag of a contrasting unknown variety of paper from my scrap drawer to create a backdrop for my hoop-jumping dolphin. My hoop is cut with circle punches from Peach Bellini cardstock.
The card I shared at the Stamp TV release party features the whale from the Karen Dolphin set.
I stamped the whale and colored it with Copic markers. I then trimmed it out with a scissors and added it to a Cherry square layered with the wave patterned paper from the Pool Side paper pack. It was adhered to a white cardbase and the sentiment was added in Cherry Red ink. The tiny red heart was trimmed out after stamping and added as well.
Claire Brennan's new Lovely Lily set is amazing. It's a multi-step layered set that is just gorgeous!
Here, I have stamped the layers in Peach Bellini, Sweet Mango and Tomato Soup, and added the dots and flower stamens in Dark Chocolate and Charcoal Brown. I loved how elegant this flower looked, so I wanted it to stand alone. I hand trimmed the bloom.
I assembled my card using a white heavyweight card base, and a strip of black cardstock and a piece of the pretty green striped patterned paper from the Spring Parade paper pack. I had trimmed a bit of grass green cardstock for a stem, adding the layered stamped leaf to it. I also trimmed just a tiny piece of Peach Belllini inked cardstock to have a slight flute of the flower to which to attach my stem. I then added the flower to the top, popped up with foam squares.
I also made a card using only the outline image of the lily that I originally shared at the release party.
I used the flower outline, leaf and stamen stamps to give me a outline to watercolor. I painted the flowers and stems with Daniel Smith watercolors, added a strip of coordinating patterned paper from the Delicate Essentials paper pack, stamped the thanks greeting in Black Onyx and added a few sequins.
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:
Beth Silaika - Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
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!
Such pretty creations, love the elegant floral image and super cute sea images!ReplyDelete
All of your cards are lovely. I really like the CAS whale card. I struggle with CAS, but you do not! Love the florals.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards Chris! LOVE what you did with the lilies!! :)ReplyDelete
Both of your Lily cards are really beautiful and the whale card is so cute. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great cards - the whale and dolphin are so cute - and the lily is amazing.ReplyDelete
Such nice cards. Love the Whale and Dolphin stamps. Thanks for sharing....ReplyDelete
What wonderful cards and great ideas for using each set. Very partial to the Lily cards.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love that dolphin and whale.ReplyDelete
Great cards! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Super amazing artwork on all the cards you made with these two sets. I really like them.ReplyDelete
Such lovely samples!ReplyDelete
Love all of them! The flowers look great!ReplyDelete
Very cute and pretty cards.ReplyDelete
such sweet cards. Love them all especially the darling dolphin jumping through the hoop lol!!!!ReplyDelete
Great cards! Pretty lilies and cute dolphins.ReplyDelete
The first cards are simple butReplyDelete
The flowers are wonderful.
thanks for sharing.
Love the simplicity. Less is more.ReplyDelete
The dolphin cards are so sweet! Beautiful take on the Lilies too!ReplyDelete
You did both sets justice again & I love that dolphin jumping through hoops!ReplyDelete
Love your cards! The sea creatures are super cute and the lilies are just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Great cards! Like your designs and paper choices.ReplyDelete
Great job, love your cards!ReplyDelete
Your cards are wonderful! All of them! Loving this hop with so much talent and inspiration. Thanks for sharing yours!ReplyDelete
Such adorable cards, and your lilies are gorgeous. Great use of those stamp sets, thanks for the great inspiration!ReplyDelete
Love your creativity on your cards!ReplyDelete
Awesome designs and so much inspiration it is mind bogglingReplyDelete
Wow! Your dolphin and whale cards are so cute! I love the patterned papers you used to accent the images. Both of your lily cards are gorgeous! I especially love the orange one!ReplyDelete
Beautiful CAS lily card.ReplyDelete
I do love your lily cards, that set is calling my name, may be a while before I can get it, but...think I want it after seeing everyone's cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the Copic hints. They really are appreciated. Love those lilies!ReplyDelete
Lovely cards, Chris!ReplyDelete
What pretty cards! Love your color combinations!!!!ReplyDelete
Adorable sea scritter cards and beautiful lilies!ReplyDelete
Your lily cards are gorgeous. I love how you colored the dolphin and taught him to jump through the hoop.ReplyDelete
The dolphin cards are so cute. Love the one jumping through the hoop. The lily cards are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Love the floral cards but the dolphin and whale are just too cute. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.ReplyDelete
Love the yellow watercolor lillies~!ReplyDelete
Chris, your cards are always beautiful. Love the flowers!ReplyDelete
I love the new Lovely Lilies stamp set. The blog hop is a great way to see different ways of using the same stamp. The simple flower with different backgrounds is wonderful.ReplyDelete
What a delightful design, beautiful card.ReplyDelete
The Karen Dolphin stamp set speaks to this Florida girls heart!ReplyDelete
Fantastic cards these are great stamps setsReplyDelete
Chris, love your cards!ReplyDelete
Very nice. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
These sets are so on trend and I just love what you did with them!ReplyDelete
Beautiful thank you for sharingReplyDelete
Cute dolphin and whale card and lovely lily cards.ReplyDelete
Those lilies are just lovely and the sea critters are cute!ReplyDelete
These are all great, but the dolphin jumping through the "hoop" is my favorite.ReplyDelete