Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gina K. June 2017 Inspirational Blog Hop: Day Two


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!


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:


Today I am going to start with Karen Dolphin.  My oldest daughter, Karen, is a swimmer at LeMoyne college. Their mascot is the Dolphins.  You are probably wondering why does a Jesuit school in Syracuse, NY have an ocean animal as it's mascot? According to their website The dolphin is the symbol and mascot of Le Moyne College. The use of the sign of the dolphin became common among Christians of the second century A.D. It was popularly considered to be friendly toward man and represented both love and tenderness. Noted for its grace and swiftness, the dolphin also symbolizes the desire for knowledge.

We have certainly fallen in love with the school and I wanted to continue the ocean themed sets with a few more creatures that were fun to color!






I love the little fish in this set - and they are so fun to color. You can color them with any color combination. For this card, the fish and bubbles were stamped and colored with spectrum noir in pinks and purples. 







The background is watercolored and dry brushed. The plants were hand drawn with some spectrum noir markers and a white gel pen.  The fish were colored with spectrum noir markers. The jellyfish were stamped on the background and then stamped again and cut out to pop them off the card with some foam squares. 
  


The whale fish and bubbles were stamped with black ink on vellum.  The images dried and then I carefully colored them with spectrum noir markers.  






For Claire's set I really wanted to use some fun colors. I used a combination of blue lagoon, ocean mist and turquoise sea.  The sentiment is moonlit fog on vellum. 





The image is stamped with lemon drop, sweet corn and dandelion.  I used some stick on gems and took a little of the ink and smooshed it  on the acrylic block, picked it up with a wet watercolor brush and then flicked it on the card.  The sentiment is in black ink.





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







Silke Ledlow


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!



all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted


56 comments:

  1. I love your adorable fishy cards!

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  2. These are so precious! I love this Dolphin set and all the little ocean friends in it too! :) <3

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  3. Your new set is just darling and I love the font of the sentiments.
    All of your cards are cute. Love the pink & purple fishies.

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  4. I love the sea water scene with such cute fun sentiments! All your cards are so sweet!

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  5. Cracking cards Beth, the wee jellyfish dudes are my fave!!

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  6. Such cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. School of fish are so cute! Love the lilies. Def. I'm gonna order this. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. I love the Dolphin stamp. Such cute cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  9. Really cute cards and as always, love the inspiration.

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  10. Great cards. Love the little fishies and that lily makes amazing looks.

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  11. I really love your fish cards! I did not know that information about dolphins. Thank you for sharing! Congrats to your daughter for loving swimming so much and continues to swim for her college.

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  12. Awesome cards, I really love those fishies!!!

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  13. So cute! Love the cards! And love the colors you used on the Lillies! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wonderful inspiration from your adorable set and also I love how you used the lilies too.

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  15. Love the dolphins - and thanks for the interesting information 😀

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  16. Cute underwater cards and beautiful flowers.

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  17. Cute cards....especially for summer stamping!

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  18. such sweet cards. Thanks for sharing them today:)

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  19. Love the little fish. Shows what you can do with one small part of a set.

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  20. Love the schools of fish on the nautical cards.
    The flowers are beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  21. Fun take on your new set! The Lilies are so pretty too!

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  22. The ocean cards are so cute!

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  23. The flowers are just so elegant they work for any occasion and the sea life set is a must have for everyone who has a child in their lives! Thanks for sharing your fun & exciting cards today!

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  24. The sea creatures are so cute! I love the "punny" sentiments :)

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  25. Such an interesting story about the use of the dolphin. Your cards are so cute and the flowers are gorgeous.

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  26. Love your cards! So pretty. Hard to believe one little fish stamped into a school of fish could make such a great card! You have opened my eyes to the possibilities!

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  27. I love the little fish with the bubbles, so stinkin cute!

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  28. Love those little fishes. Great cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring

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  29. Such adorable cards, and your lilies are gorgeous. Great use of those stamp sets, thank for the inspiration!

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  30. Congratulations on creating such a sweet stamp set with Karen Dolphin! It is adorable! Your lily cards are beautiful!

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  31. Your cards are lovely but my fave is those fishies!

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  32. This Karen Dolphin is just too cute for words.

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  33. Lovely Cards! That Lily set certainly does look fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. Cute fish! The instructions for layering the lilies will come in handy. Thanks so much!

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  35. Lovely CAS cards, Beth! I really love your sweet new Karen Dolphin set!

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  36. Well, you did it again, Beth. I had never been a fan of critter stamps, but your adorable menagerie has won me over. Karen does not disappoint! Love your backgrounds!!!

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  37. Such a cute set. Great cards!

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  38. Your new set is so cute. Love the dolphin and the sentiments. You lily cards are lovely.

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  39. Beautiful flower, love the pink fish card.

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  40. I love the lily stamp set. I would love to try the layering.

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  41. The Whale and Fishes one is very cute. All of them are very cool. I would love to try to do the Layering.

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  42. Beth, I am a big fan of your illustrations. Love this new set!!

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  43. Cute new stamp set and wonderful card inspiration

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  44. I am, unfortunately, always looking for ideas for sympathy cards. Loves the understated elegance of your card.

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  45. The fishes are so cute. Thank you for the ideas.

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  46. Cute dolphin in that set. Great cards. My daughter is also a water baby!

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  47. This is such a fun set and I just love your card samples

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  48. So nice...thanks for sharing your talent.

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  49. Fabulous new set and cards, Beth. I absolutely LOVE your new dolphin stamp. It's just darling!

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  50. Fantastic cards! Love all of your creations with the new sets.

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  51. Cute underwater scenes and I like the colors of the lilies.

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  52. Your fish are so cute and the flowers are lovely!

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