Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gina K. Blog Hop: The Northwoods & Poster Board Sentiments


 


The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!


 The sets which we are featuring today are 
The Northwoods
Poster Board Sentiments


Gina and the Design Team 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 Stamp TV a few days after the hops.
Here are the samples I made with the sets:

Looking back at all the samples which I created for the month, I now realize I was on a blue and green kick. Next month I will have to spice things up with some other colors! :)
This one allowed me to use a coloring technique from the Master herself (Theresa). I used a nestability to die cut the main image, left it right in the nestie and sponged it! Super easy!
The Northwoods & Lots of dots

I am going to have a great stash of birthday cards in my basket! This one has a masculine feel, don't you think?
The Northwoods & Lots of Dots
 I have never done the chalkboard technique and really wanted to try it! Here it is with the great poster board sentiments set! I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and versamark. Once the sentiment cooled, I sponged the black cardstock with a dauber dipped in white ink! I lightly smudged the white ink all over to give it the "wiped chalkboard" effect.

Poster Board Sentiments & Lots of dots
 This card was so simple and easy to make with some designer paper and some buttons!

Poster Board Sentiments


 Swing by the blogs of the other design team members!



Tomorrow is Dots & Diva day! Swing by!!!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted


blue thinking of you
stamps: The northwoods, lots of dots
paper: powder blue, white
ink: powder blue, chocolate
misc: gina k. blue ribbon, thread, button, nestability die


green tree birthday

stamps: The northwoods, lots of dots
paper: asparagus, white
ink: asparagus
misc: gina k. green sheer ribbon

pink chalkboard card
stamps: poster board sentiments, lots of dots

paper: black onyx, passionate pink
ink: white, versamark, black
misc: white embossing powder

red sympathy
stamps: poster board sentiments
paper:white, gina k designer paper
ink: red hot
misc: buttons





90 comments:

Golda said...

These are all wonderful! I have to say, I love the look of the Northwoods in blue.

Theresa Momber said...

Wowza, Beth! Your samples are stunning. My fave is the second. Love the simplicity and that dotted background. Wonderful designs!

Anonymous said...

These are spectacular! You are awesome! :)

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the blue thinking of you!

Melanie said...

love the white and green card!

catdidit said...

All are so awesome Beth! I really love those trees in the blue!

Teri said...

These are ALL so gorgeous!!!!

Pat said...

Great cards. The first two cards are my favorites.

DebbieG said...

Beautiful cards, my favorite is the Northwoods card in blue

Ava Gavloski said...

great cards beth, love all the color tones selected

--Marcy said...

Great inspiration!

Olga said...

The cards are very gorgeous!

windinstarsranch said...

I love these trees. Nice work as usual.

Karen Denson said...

I love your cards. I too have never tries the chalkboard technique, but your card is so beautiful, I really want to learn it. And, personally I love blue. The sympathy card (the last one) is beautiful, and what a fast, easy card to make. Thank you for sharing.

Marilyn from MI said...

Really great ideas for us once again.

Anouk said...

beautiful cards with the trees

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards! I love your trees in blue!

naneruth said...

A wonderful selection of cards. Love the first two and can't wait to try this out.

mommamea’s Favorite Things said...

Love your cards. The blue tree one is awesome and love the chalkboard looking one too

dsharp said...

Very nice cards. My favorite are the first two being the blue and the green cards. Very pretty!

Kathryn A said...

Great cards! The dots as a background work surprisingly well!!

Kathy Berger said...

Beth, I just LOVE your style. These four cards are all absolutely fabulous, but I especially love the blue "thinking of you" card and the red sympathy card.

Marianne Barkman said...

Breath-taking cards, Beth. i love the moods they create! Thanks for sharing.

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Ann Lee said...

Simple is better! They certainly don't look simple- I can make these cards too! Luv!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards....each and every one of them. You rock!

June Sefscik said...

Beth...love all your ideas and cards. Thank you for sharing...love the ideas for the sympathy card.

Nana Diane said...

Simply gorgeous! I'm feeling the need to create! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards!

Pam Zirbel said...

Beth! I love these cards! I dont do much in the way of dots...but love it!!! And yes, that IS a masculine card! LOL

klarcher said...

wow,wow,wow and wow, I'm always in need of guy card ideas and you have really inspired me

Sue D said...

Very nice tree cards and love the chalkboard technique.

Em's Thoughts said...

Beth, your cards are beautiful. I have been inspired.
xEmilyx

LORRAINE p said...

Beautiful projects. I am a slave to pink, really loving this. I have not yet tried the chalkboard technique, guess it's time to dive in.

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards ^_^

freetimegone said...

Awesome cards. I love the look of the chalkboard so I probably should check it out.

Nanette said...

Love them all, but that blue tree card is my fav!

elizabeth said...

These are all so pretty! Beautiful work.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great cards! I'm really loving the Northwoods card in blue....so stunning.

Barbara said...

Wow! You have done so many card and with different techniques too. Great hop.

MyAuntKath said...

Nice cards!

Kathy Bosi said...

Truly cool! Love them all.

Connie Ludgate said...

All the cards are very pretty. I like the trees.

Sharon said...

Great cards! Love the trees.

Unknown said...

love the soft mistiness of the first card!
thanks
Holly

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Beth - what a gorgeous selection of cards to show! Love your color choices and the designs of each one!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super cards. Love the blue trees.

Pat Jandacek said...

Thank you for the wealth of beautiful specimens! Especially love the CAS tree treatment with the dots behind the image.

itsablingfling said...

Beth, I love what you did with your Northwoods stamps. Both cards are really sweet looking. When I first saw the Northwoods stamp set, I thought, "That's nice," but now that I've seen the DT creations using these stamps, the stamp set went from just being "nice" to being amazingly awesome! I don't have the set yet. I've already spent my crafting budget for March & April, but as soon as I can, I will be purchasing this set to see if I can capture the same beauty in my cards as you and the other DT have done. Awesome work Beth!!!

joy said...

The Northwoods set is just so pretty and I love both of your cards using those stamps. The poster board sentiments are so versatile and I like your chalkboard rendition.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

The poster board sentiment stamps really lend themselves to the chalkboard technique. Love your trees also - I like how you combined some different trees on the first blue one for a more realistic effect.

Tammy said...

I'm just going to say "wow!"

Lee Kendel said...

really loved the first two tree cards. The 2nd one would be good for a guy card

Judy Woodland said...

Perfect use of the stamps, I love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jean McGee said...

Very nice cards. I esp. like the first one....blue is my fav color.
Jean McGee

Pat Kenoyer said...

These are such pretty cards. I have got to try the chalkboard technique.
Love the blue card but each card has it's own beauty.

Wendy said...

I love the detail in both tree cards. Very nice.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

I love these cards! I must get these stamps!

Designs By Sky said...

love all the cards, but I really like the simplicity of the green card birthday. TFS

Oneofakind said...

The tone on tone are my favorites especially the blue with the trees.

Lynne said...

the trees are amazingly versitile and your cards are wonderful. the new sentiments just the best.

Julie S. said...

All your cards are great! I especially like the blue one.

Doris W. said...

Love your Northwood cards! Especially the soft blue one.

Becky said...

What gorgeous cards!

Donna said...

Fabulous cards, I love the colors you used. Thank you

Donna C.

Robin said...

These are so pretty! Great inspiration!

Kitty said...

All of your cards are beautiful

Kathleen

fuzzylover said...

I love polka dots and the first two cards are my absolute favorites - especially the first one.

DJreflections said...

There is nothing like the beauty of a single tree on a card. That is my favorite.

Raquel Rodriguez said...

All your cards are beautiful. But I specially love the blue one.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful cards.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors you chose for each one!

Donna Simonson said...

Beautiful cards! Loved the chalkboard technique!

Anna Jernigan said...

Okay, well, you had me at the dots...LOL I love the Dots stamp set, couldn't buy it fast enough. Now, it just can't get here fast enough!! LOL Love your creations. Love the dots set, and how you used it with the other sets. That is so great, more bang for my buck when I can use more than one set on the same card. I am anxiously awaiting all the sets I purchased!! Even bought the cut-files. I am seriously into these sets! LOL Thanks for the inspiration...this entire hop has given me so many ideas! Just need those stamps! Just like Christmas! Ha!

Chermaine c said...

Loved the dotsy card and chalkboard effect!

Angela B. said...

Lovely cards!

Cynthia Clark said...

OMGosh, love the blue one!

Gayle said...

another beautiful variety of cards.

Photo Gift Lady said...

the blue card is my favorite. It's so serene.
Sherry aka Foreveraftercrafter

Luanna said...

Your cards are beautiful. I especially liked the two using Northwoods and Lots of Dots.

Jan Castle said...

All 3 projects are wonderful Beth...like the blue tree the best!

BeverlyBL said...

I especially like the "Birthday Wishes" card, but they are all very nice.

Ravengirl said...

These are all really pretty! I like the green and blue theme.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow all the cards are so beautiful thanks for the inspiration and Love the green and white one best.

JessicaK said...

So beautiful, and wow that chalkboard card - so awesome

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful assortment of cards! Great job with the chalkboard technique!

Kris in Alaska said...

Love how you paired the dots and the trees!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lee said...

Stunning tree designs!! That blue card looks like a winter wonderland!! And I also love pink and black! Perfect!

Lisa said...

Love the unique designs you came up with using these sets. You are so creative!

mandalj said...

Really like the chalkboard card!

Carolina said...

Beautiful cards Beth - love the monochromatic approach you took to The Norhwoods set and the polka dots detail is the perfect touch. Your chalkboard technique card is amazing!

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