Monday, January 19, 2015

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day One: Stately Flowers 9 & Knit Wit Diva

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.



 Melanie's set includes wonderful sentiments along with beautiful floral images. This pink on pink design with a hit of white and bling! You know this is going to be Lee Murphy's favorite!

It is so hard to see the shimmer of the flowers on this clean and simple card. I used a watercolor brush with shimmery gold ink on the edges of the flowers. It sparkles so beautifully!



The shimmery ivory base of this card is not captured in the photograph (I have such a hard time photographing the white/ivory cards).  This is a simple design with the passionate pink sentiment cut out with the flower die. I thought it looked like a ball of yarn. I used beige thread and dyed it hot pink with a spectrum noir marker!



I used a distressed lines embossing folder on the base of this card. It reminded me of the fringy look of yarn.  Perfect for a card about knitting! The set had this basket of yard balls, so I added the sentiment and the knitting needles sticking out of the basket.  The thread is dyed blue to match the yarn on the card. I simply ran a spectrum noir marker over the thread and it dyed instantly! Only took a few moments to dry too!



This Diva was pretty easy to color.  I tried my hand at knitting last year during swim meets.  My knitting is still in my office - unfinished.  I guess I should bring it to the next 3 day swim meet and finish the blanket I started! HA HA!



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie MuenchingerIllustrator of Stately Flowers 9
Debbie CorbariIllustrator of Knit Wit Diva



all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




72 comments:

  1. Lol! The yarn ball die cut is very clever!

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  2. Great cards. I love the Black-eyed Susan's, soft and sweet! :)

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  3. How you use simple elements to create such stunning designs inspires. THANKS.

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  4. Oh my goodness, Beth, I'm in love with the pink tone-on-tone card! It's stunning. And the rest of them are great too. The distressed lines embossing folder made an eye-catching background on the turquoise cardstock. Excellent!

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  5. Great cards! Wonderful colors....thank you for sharing ♥

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  6. Love using the stamp just as a background , very nicely done .

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  7. Beautiful cards! The Best Wishes Pink card is fabulous and elegant, I can see the gold!

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  8. Great cards. The pink on pink is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Just love the clean and simple look on each of your cards. Lovely.

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  10. Great cards, thanks for sharing the clean and simple look.

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  11. Wow! Your stately flower cards are beautiful...love that first one..so classy! Your 2nd one is so soft and sweet! And that's pretty clever using the flower die as a panel for the sentiment on your first diva card! I like how you died the thread on both cards to match. You are like a crafty MacGuyver. I'm in love with that teal distressed close knit card. In love. And you rocked the diva! She's looking' mighty fine! Now..go knit me something bitch. ;)

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  12. Super cards. Love how you did the Stately Flower cards. Your knitting cards are very clever. Love how you did your yarn ball.

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  13. All the cards r beautiful . I think my favor one has to b the first one . And the closeknit card is pretty awesome too ! Thanks for sharing and giving us inspire .

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  14. Awesome cards, Beth! The first one really caught my eye. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration.

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  15. Great CAS cards, Beth! - love the way your have added just a touch of color around some of the images to make them - stand out. Nice techniques.

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  16. All of the cards are precious, you could do so much with this stamp set's

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  17. Your cards are so pretty, I especially like the teal one with the button - so cute

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  18. Great cards. I love clean & simple. I can't quite pull it off.

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  19. Super cute cards! Dang - you've been busy!

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  20. Love the cards! Clean and Simple looks so wonderful; I have trouble with them at times. I love the knitting Diva and you made her looks wonderful to work with. The flowers are great also. I love what you did with them.

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  21. O the top card the pink is my fav. It is such a classic and so elegant.

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  22. What a gorgeous array of cards you made with these sets. I love the CAS style of them. Just my style too!

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  23. Four lovely cards..I like the soft pink cards because I rarely use that color & it makes a beautiful card..need to think outside my comfort zone!!

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  24. So many fun clean and simple cards!

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  25. Great ideas! Especially like the pink on pink. Too bad the sparkle is not visible in the photo.

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  26. Great cards with these new sets.

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  27. I love the C&S cards. That's my style too!

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  28. Great CAS cards. Love how you paired the diva images with the sentiments.

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  29. Such versatile sets...cute cards.

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  30. liked the pink card and the turquoise one

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  31. beautiful cards, especially like the simple elegance of the pink on pink!!

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  32. I love the simplicity of your cards, nice and pretty. love the stamp sets.

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  33. Knit Happens......best line ever! lol Fabulous creations! TFS!!!

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  34. You have such a gift for simplicity that really reaches out and grabs my attention.

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  35. Beautiful and Simple! Love the tone on tone! You've done it again Beth!!

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  36. Lovely! Got some great ideas from these.

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  37. All of the cards are so cute - really like the clean and simple! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Really liked your first 4 cards. So creative.

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  39. Your close knit friendship will be perfect for my best friend.

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  40. Lovely cards! I have to say the pink is my fave too.

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  41. Love your CAS card designs, Beth!
    "Knit Happens" is the greatest sentiment ever :-)

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  42. I love your teal colored card it really pops with color. Love the distressed embossing!!

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  43. Super cute cards and stamps.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  44. Your cards are stunning, and super cute. I love them all!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

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  45. Your card is simply elegant, even though I couldn't see the shimmer.

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  46. All your cards are great, but my very favorite is the first one with the pink tone on tone.

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  47. Very nice cards. Pink one is my favorite also.

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  48. love all the cards, but the favorite is the first love the simple elegant look
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  49. Lovely cards! My favourite is the pink on pink one.

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  50. Love the clean and simple cards....great designs!

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  51. Great cards! You do clean and simple so well, I always enjoy your work!

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  52. I love how you make these clean and simple cards look so elegant.

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  53. So many cute cards. I really like the turquois card with the button.

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  54. Your cards are great, I love the CAS ones. I always enjoy your work. Thank you.

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  55. Your cards are so clean and elegant. Thank you.

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  56. Beth,

    All of your cards are really cute and inspiring. I especially like the "close-knit friendship."

    Linda B

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  57. Yeah, another hop and shop! Great stamp sets, wish I could get all of them! Thanks! Love them all!

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  58. Nice job on all the cards. The ball of yarn was a cute idea and yes I too think it looks likes like one.

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  59. I think you did a wonderful job on all the cards, and I really love these stamps!! TFS!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  60. cute the way you used the fibers on that one card.

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  61. All of your cards turned out so nice....I love the soft touch of your first card
    Well done on all of them.

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  62. your cards are really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Super cool cards, I especially love the pink apple blossoms card!

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  64. Don't you just love being able to use something like the flower die for a ball of yarn? I love mix-matching stamps and dies.

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  65. LOVE seeing flowers without color!! I often find they make their own statement! LOVE LOVE your cards!

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