Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gina K Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 {Todd Turtle & Perfect Poinsettia}

Hi Everyone!


Today, The Cast and Crew for Gina K.Designs welcomes you to a blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by the illustration 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 Todd Turtle & Perfect Poinsettia.

Here is Todd Turtle:
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And here is Claire's Perfect Poinsettia


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First, Claire's set was fun to work with, despite the fact that it is still summer here in New York.  I used versamark and the Foliage art stencils on the background. I stamped the flower portion on the red card stock.  Then I added some gold glitter to the center. The leaves were stamped on white card stock with the pine ink. 





Here is my first card using Todd Turtle. I absolutely love turtles and when we were in Hawaii, one of my favorite memories was swimming with the turtles.  They are so beautiful and graceful! Here is my first card.  I stamped the turtle with black ink on ocean mist card stock.  I added a layer of black to make it pop! 



This card was super fun to make - using glossy paper and alcohol markers. I made this a blue crab, even though he isn't blue <wink> anymore! He was mounted to the card with some foam squares after I fussy cut him out!





Nothing could be a more perfect fit that the Water Droplets stencil  with my last three stamp sets: Vicky Mermaid, Karen Mermaid and now Todd Turtle.  It was easy to use a dauber on the background with the ocean mist, blue lagoon and turquoise sea inks.  Those colors, now that I think of it, are made for these sets too! The tag is stamped with back ink and tied off with some twine for a nautical look. I used a white gel pen on the dots for some dimension. The starfish was colored with spectrum noir markers (just a hint of color for some depth). 


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I used some glossy paper on this main image - with alcohol markers and black ink on the floral bunches and sentiments. I love the background so much!






Start Hopping Here: 

** Beth Silaika ** {featured illustrator}
Claire Brennan {featured illustrator}
Cathy Tidwell




And stop by the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” category at: http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




51 comments:

Melanie said...

I agree, that really is a great background!!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love these two sets of stamps! Todd Turtle is so cute. Fun cards you created

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your Poinsettia card was BETH-taking!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Beth, these are great cards, you have been busy! (Love your turtle set, these creatures would make some beautiful under water scenes.)

Lisa K said...

Lovely cards! The turtle is super cute. Love sea creature stamp sets.

Susan Wareham said...

Love that background on the last card great inspiration

Jane M said...

Great cards! Love your backgrounds and techniques! Love that pointsettia!

Rema said...

Love the background on the last card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All the cards you made are awesome. That is a cute stamp set too. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

LOve the silhouette branvches

Robin said...

Adorable cards. Love both stamp sets.

El Ivens said...

Beautiful cards,love the backgrounds on all of them. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Laraine R said...

Great cards! Love the backgrounds!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful poinsettia and silhouette cards and cute critter cards.

cjgusloff57 said...

Your new stamp set Todd Turtle is so cute. Great projects!

Mary Jane Blahnik said...

Loved all your card creations.

m fountain said...

Beth, beautiful cards, the poinsettia with the stenciled background is a nice technique, will have to try it when I'm finished hopping. Always look forward to the stamps you create they are always so cute. Thanks for sharing

Beth Queen said...

The designs and the cards are fabulous. Love them.

Bevb said...

I am totally in love with your turtle. I really like the cards you have made. Thank you.

Retta Lutte said...

Love all your backgrounds, Beth! Your stamp set is just darling!

Sheila said...

Love your cards

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beth, this set is so cute. I particularly like the crab and sentiment What the shell. So fun. Great cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely cards:)

Carol Thelen said...

Thanks for sharing: I love the combo of the stencil with the image!

Nana Griffin said...

A wonderful selection of cards. Nicely done.

Debbie said...

Very nice cards. Like your use of alcohol markers on the card featuring the incentive set.

Gayle said...

So cute. Great backgrounds!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the turtle and the crab.
Nautical creatures are always
so cute.
thanks for sharing some
great cards.

Avra Williams said...

I love Todd Turtle :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your Poinsettia card has such beautiful color and an elegant design. Love the your beautiful creation today!

Carol said...

Great new sets! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration.

Carol B
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rocknutzgemcrazy said...

Those little sea creatures are soooo cute!

Diane Harris said...

Cute cards - thanks for sharig

Francine D said...

I love that pointsetta set.. Wow.. that will make some beautiful holiday cards.

Tracy A said...

What a wonderful assortment of cards. Todd Turtle is so cute.

Angela Walters said...

All of your cards are great! Todd Turtle is adorable! :)

Diane M said...

Very pretty cards!

k ostgard said...

Very cute cards. With turtle.
Thanks for sharing.
Kimberly

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards with lovely backgrounds! :)

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Very pretty poinsettia, and adorable sea creatures. Thanks for sharing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Great set of cards!!! Beautiful and sweet!!!

mendo.dre said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the typeface used in the Todd turtle stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lydia Hallum said...

The water color effect use with the Nurturing Blooms stamp is different.

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards, Beth! I love your new Todd Turtle set...too stinkin' cute!!

D.Ann C said...

Your Todd Turtle set is so FUN! Love your terrific projects!!

Jan Arnold said...

Adorable cards! These stamp sets are amazing!💜💜. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Pegmarie Dills said...

Todd Turtle is so adorable, but the poinsettia card is just gorgeous. I love the pine green and how it works so well with the red. It's just beautiful.

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, you went to town with these sets! Great job!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Great cards with very interesting color combos.

Lauri Bacalzo said...

The stamps are so stinking cute! I love the vibrant colors you used!

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