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!
Illustrated by Beth Silaika
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:
I love this crab! Beth Silaika has designed the next set in her series, Todd Turtle, and it's adorable. I used the crab, stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloring with Copic markers How fun is this cute birthday sentiment with it! I used the fun wavy patterned paper from the Fishy Fiesta paper pack.
Now, I must have been hungry the other day when I made this one.
I think this sentiment is hilarious. And I pictured the crab saying that as he is about to be cooked. So at risk of hurting crab feelings around the world, I decided to sketch out my hunger.
I stamped the crab in Memento ink and colored him with Copic markers. I then sketched in the large crab boil pot beneath him lightly with pencil. I colored it with cool gray Copics, then erased my pencil marks.
I used the beautiful Perfect Poinsettia layers designed by Claire Brennan to create this dimensional card.
I stamped my first solid layer with Innocent Pink, then stamped both the second and third layers in Dusty Rose. The flower center was stamped with Lemon Drop, Honey Mustard and Prickly Pear. I hand trimmed the flower and used foam dimensional tape to give height over the many leaves that I stamped with Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus ink. I added the sentiment strip embellished with the pretty patterned strip from Nordic Winter and used patterned papers from the Delicate Essentials and Softly Spring paper packs to create the background.
This card uses the outline images from Perfect Poinsettia. I very loosely stamped the leaves around the floral image using Versafine ink, then used Dr. PH Martin Radiant watercolors to color the flower and background. Once it was fully dry, I used a piece of light copy paper to trace the stamped image, then cut it out for a mask, so I could stamp the Music Background stamp over the image to create the background. The greeting was added in Black Onyx before adhering to a Kraft mat and a Fresh Asparagus cardbase.
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!