Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 (Vertical Greetings 2 & Keep Calm)



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, 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.


Today I am featuring cards from Vertical Greetings 2 and Keep Calm (My latest set) 

 Theresa's set is fun to work with! I stamped the leaf bunches in white ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged turquoise sea and ocean mist inks over the paper and sprayed them with a variety of glimmer mist colors.  The strip of blue looks like the caribbean sea in the sun.  It sparkles even more with the addition of sequins and gems. 



Here is my lame attempt at coloring.  I made this with gina k. black ink and the spectrom noir makers. The designer paper really popped against the christmas pine base.

This pink card was super simple to make and a hint of gems reallly makes it sparkle!

 I stamped the cupcake in black and colored it in with Spectrum Noir markers. Then I used a versamark pen on the "frosting" and added some clear embossing powder to give the cupcake a shiny raised look.


This is a super simple inspirational card! Do you know anyone who just needs a pick me up? This one will surely do the trick!

The Ang & Me designer paper cut into squares makes a great focal point on this card.  My oldest, Karen, gave this to a friend who was recovering from wisdom teeth extraction (ouch!).  Clare loved it (at least that is what she tweeted). 

Sometimes clean and simple gets the point across - a scrap of the Ang & Me designer paper just pops off the kraft base. I added the sentiment from Keep Calm and some black gems! Love this card! Sometimes a little note prior to a big day is the perfect way to communicate with a teenager!

This card was super fun to make - using the spectrum noir colors - I get as much variety as the local cupcake shop!  My daughters bought this cupcake for Xavier - so I used it as a prop before he scarfed it down!  
 This was one of my favorite inspirational sentiments! I think that sometimes this card would make people realize that you just need to give it up to prayer and let Him take care of it!

I used these sentiments in combination to make a graduation card for one of the Seniors on the swim team.  The card can easily be customized for any school color and is PERFECT for the graduate from any school, whether it be kindergarten to college! 


That was a LOT to digest - thanks for looking at all my samples!  

To order Keep Calm, click here- Keep Calm
Find my complete collection here- Freckled and Fun Designs by Beth Silaika


 Hop on over to the other blogs to see what they have in store!



Gina K
Theresa Momber - Illustrator Vertical Greetings 2
Beth Silaika - Illustrator Keep Calm
Debbie Corbari

And our Guests:




all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




57 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Beth, your samples are beautiful! Love the coloring on the flower. I love all your ideas with your new set. So many ways to use it!!

Patti J said...

Beth, these are incredible! I cannot choose a favorite! Wowza, you did such a wonderful job! I've enjoyed working with you and with your wonderful stamps! Thanks for welcoming us so nicely!!! Hugs...

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Great cards, Beth! I think my favorite is the Stay Strong card, but it is hard to choose!

janicefj said...

Wonderfully done. Love it!

Carol said...

Love, love, love your renditions of every set...I'm afraid a big BITE would be missing from that cupcake however...giggles...thanks for all the inspirational card idea's Beth!

Sharon said...

All great cards1 I think your coloring was pretty - very bright and cheerful. And liked the fun paper on the Stay Strong card.

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful cards, and I love your stamp set. It has been fun working with it. Thanks for your inspiration.

Lisa K said...

Great cards! I love the cupcakes!!!

grandmato20 said...

Well I think your colored flower card with the striped background paper is just beautiful - and I love the card with the huge green bow :)

Lee said...

I LOVE this wonderful set you designed Beth!!! You KNOW I gotta have sparkle and cupcakes together! ;) A wonderful assortment of designs that catch the eye!!

Laurie Saenz said...

Great ideas! Really sparks the creativity here.

Kitty said...

Beautiful

Blesssing,
Kathleen

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very versatile set. I can see myself using it a lot. It really has been a lot of fun to work with. Love all of your examples!

Brooke said...

Beth, I think you did a great job. I love this set.
hugs,
Brooke

scrappinmommom said...

Thanks for so many examples of your work. Great use of the set. Very nice!!

Taunya Butler said...

All, simple attractive cards that any crafter would be proud to give - Love the cupcake one!! Thanks for sharing SOOOOO many ideas with us!

Dawn S. said...

Wow, so many nice cards! Thanks for all the inspiration.

Cammi said...

Beth, I really like your sentiments, and the examples you gave will make me think out of the box! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love this stamp set.

Diane said...

I love your new stamp set Beth! I especially like the Keep Calm Trust Him. You made some beautiful cards today. I love your inspiration.

Carrie said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I like the fact that your cards are very simple and clean. Enjoyed all your cards made with the two new stamp sets.

Rosie Guiher said...

Very nice and simple cards. I make more cards like these then others. Thanks for the inspiration and the vertical message love that.

Sherry said...

WOW!! gorgeous cards!!!

Joni said...

Wonderful cards. All of them are so clean and simple.

Sue D said...

You have been busy making great cards!

Carole Renneker said...

This is a great stamp set Beth and thanks so much for all the lovely inspirations.

Julie S. said...

I always enjoy looking at all your cards, you do wonderful work.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What super projects! This really is an awesome set and the sentiments work for so many occasions. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Rushd Lady said...

I think my favorites are the watercolor card for its technique and the pink and black card just for the color combination. Love the sentiment also = Keep Calm and Sparkle On. That's a good one for us of the red-hatters age! :)

Donna Simonson said...

Wonderful CAS cards! Lots of inspiration for these stamps!

jules said...

Beautiful cards; the first one is very calming with the gorgeous caribbean colors!

Nancy said...

Beth, You have some wonderful cards here! All of them are so clean and simple and so eye catching! Nice job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome card designs and I love the many various ways you used these sets. Your work is outstanding and I am really loving viewing all of it.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beth, You did a great job on ALL the examples! Good job, my friend.

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous, I love seeing the many ways to use the new products.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nana Griffin said...

A wonderful selection of cards! Nicely done.

nancy said...

WOW -- what a variety of great cards! Thanks for sharing so many ideas.

Donna Phelan said...

Wonderful creations! So many fabulous cards! VERY inspirational!!!

Judy Woodland said...

So many wonderful cards, thanks for all the great inspiration!

Mama said...

Clean and simple, that's what I'm about! Thanks

Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards are so beautiful and so many ideas from these two stamp set. I can't wait to try them for myself.

Kathy Krug said...

Your CAS designs are striking.

Nanette said...

Very nice! I like the CAS look.

clavell said...

I love your clean and simple looks...very striking!

catdidit said...

These all ARE totally amazinglike you Beth! LOVE that bg you created especially with the ocean mist and turquoise sea!

ktmoore1960 said...

Beth....thank you for putting together such an inspirational and lovely set. These cards are so lovely and elegant. I love the cupcake....I'm still hungry and craving a cupcake from the other night's release. Time to go bake....well after the hop of course. : )

Lagene said...

Cool cards!

Gayle said...

Amazing cards! wonderful style

Queen-of-Cards said...

especially love the vertical layouts!

Rosy Newlun said...

Your coloring IS beautiful ♥ as well as all of your cards. Congrats on your latest wonderful stamp set!!!

jandbspiegel said...

Love your clean and simple cards - and your coloring is beautiful!!

Kristen V said...

Love the cards and the colors!

Debbie Corbari said...

Woowee...digest indeed! You have been busy! Your set is DA BOMB...love it! Your sponging is totally fab and coloring is fantastic! I want that cupcake.

Cynthia said...

Thank you, Beth, for sharing your message stamps - Be Calm and Keep ... Designing!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Beth I just love your clean style. This is a great set!

Jan Castle said...

Great cards!!!
Jan

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Really nice set of cards

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