Monday, November 3, 2014

Remembering Gina K. Favorites Mini Hop!


Good morning! 

Today some of us from the Gina K. Designs team are showcasing some past favorite sets from Gina K. illustrators Debbie Corbari and Beth Silaika.  Another mini hop to start your Monday right, we hope it inspires!  Grab your cuppa'!  We also have another prize today: the Fleece Navi-Baa stamp set by Debbie Corbari!  So be sure to comment on the blogs as you hop through for more chances to win!  Winner announced Tuesday in the StampTV forum.

Here is a little card I created with Let's Talk by Debbie Corbari! It is super simple, using patterned paper and the colors from the paper. I used a fun angle on the pattern paper layer. Bubble words were stamped and gently trimmed, then adhered with foam dots!

I am also showing you some cards with my Fleur de lis stamp set. I can honestly say that this set has become one of my favorites.  I took a little stamping break, cleaned off my desk and found some supplies which I had not used in a while (watercolor brush). I started playing with the set and created some cards which I love. Sometimes I am my harshest critic.  I can honestly say I made these cards and I was GRINNING! It has been a LONG time since I have been happy with a
stack of cards.
  

This first flour de lis card was stamped with a pice of ivory base, along with a piece of die cut Gina K. Ivory. This is the key, I stamped the flour de list image with black ink and used clear embossing powder on it immediately, heat set it and it gave a raised embossed look. Then, I used ink pads and a watercolor brush to blend the background. I washed the card with blues and greens (ocean mist, artichoke, turquoise sea) simply picking up the color on the brush.  I added some extra deep color inside the our de lis image. I dried it with my heat gun and then added the sentiment and some gems.


I created the next card the same way, adding embossing powder to the black stamped image to make it slightly raised. I used the watercolor brush to color in the images.  



While the cards are clean & simple, there may be some of you who say that they are techniques that hard to do! Next week the Gina K. Design team will host another mini hop and I will actually share a fun technique which will allow you to use this stamp set to achieve some unique results! 

So dig into your supplies and pull out your watercolor brush! That is all you need! See you Friday!


Now please continue to enjoy the hop and have a fabulous day!
Beth Silaika <= you are here!

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted



51 comments:

  1. I really need to get both of these sets! Love the outline embossed! Unexpected way to use the stamps with watercoloring, and very fresh!

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  2. Love the colors and clean, fresh designs of your cards!

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  3. Lovely cards! I love a clean look and you achieved that wonderfully! Can't wait for your Friday sharing.

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  4. I love clean and simple cards. And i do have a watercolor brush that i have not used yet(need to find my desk first,lol) Your cards are so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Great job Beth, showcasing "Let's talk" and Fleur de lis stamp sets.

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  6. Funny thing, I just cleaned off my desk too. I found all kinds of things I want to try. I love the cards and have always wondered how to use these stamps in a card. Thanks.

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  7. Oooh your colors are so vibrant and beautiful! Perfect! TFS!!!

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  8. Great cards! I too am having fun playing with watercolors!

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  9. So inspiring to see how you used these magnificent sets of stamps. I have both and so I can use all the suggestions!

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  10. Love the colors and the way your colors just pop. I hope to learn this technique! Beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful and simple cards - I love it!

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  12. The colors are beautiful. The style is simple yet so much work went into it. Beautiful! Looking forward to Friday!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    1. Debbie - We decided that we should feature the technique video with another round of cards next week on another mini hop! Quadruple the ideas in one day - It will take place on Nov 10th! Tune in that day!

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  13. Love the mini-hop! Love all the inspiring ideas!!!

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  14. So nice to see the stamp sets from the past used in a hop. I have a tendency to use the new sets and forget about the older ones. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Great ideas for CAS cards - Thank you for sharing, Beth

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  16. I love the watercolored look. I need to get mine out and play.

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  17. Wonderful cards! I love the water coloring you did! :)

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  18. LOVE the hello card - that is so pretty!

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  19. looking forward learning these new techniques

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  20. I like the fun design on your miss you card. Great job! How fun are your Fleur De lis cards using water colors. The embossing does help keep the paint where you want it. Fabulous CAS cards.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  21. Very nice cards. I love the way you used the talking balloons. Looks like a crowd of people standing around shouting without seeing them. I don't know if I would have thought to use them like that. But then I am not as creative as you.

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  22. Love how different stamp sets can totally change one's style. Thanks for the great examples!

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  23. I love the simple look of both cards, yet they are so beautiful.

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  24. Lovely cards, I really like the watercolor technique you used.

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  25. Beautiful creations! Love your color and image choices!

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  26. Love the clean and simple look to these cards! Fabulous!

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  27. Cute cards. Great job on the watercolor.

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  28. I can't choose which one I like the best. The fleur de lis in the middle just gets it for me. Cheers from Aussieland.

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  29. Neat cards. Love the water coloring. Thanks.

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  30. Cute cards.
    I need to try some watercoloring on my cards but never seem to do it.
    thanks for sharing.

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  31. Hi this is Kim Hadad - I can't figure out how to change my profile from Stamping Dog mom as I haven't used that forever! LOL
    I love your clean & simple cards and you are so right - sometimes those are not so easy to do!

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  32. I love your use of the fleur de lis stamps on these cards. I find it difficult to come up with designs for elements like these so I appreciate your creativity!

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  33. Love your cards - so much inspiration. Really great colors!!

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  34. Great looking cards and
    love the techniques used.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. I like the colors on both of your cards.

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  36. Wonderful cards, I especially like the first one with all the conversational bubbles, very cute...:-)

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  37. Lovin' the bold colors! And the dp angle is so cool on that first card!

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