Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gina K. Designs October 2017 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 (Noelle Mouse, Purrfect Christmas & Scripty Holidays)



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!






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 is the project I have created for today’s hop:


I am starting with Chris' set - This clean and simple design shows two of the cat images in the set. I stamped the mouse asleep on the back of one of the cats!  Ha ha!

 Another clean and simple card using Chris' set - I stamped the images in black and colored with spectrum noir. The ornaments and star were stamped with a gold pen.



Noelle is named after my niece!  She is a cutie pie and so is this stamp.  For this first card, I used a super wet watercolor brush and some white ink.  It wasn't dark enough so I sprinted on some white embossing powder and then it popped off the card like a snow splatter. I stamped the mouse, the hat and the candy cane. They were fussy cut and colored with spectrum noir markers. The sentiment was stamped and cut out, then adhered with a foam square.

This card was created with watercolor paper. I stamped Noelle first, then colored around her with watercolors and used a white gel pen to create the stars. Looked like a night sky to me! Noelle and the holly were colored with spectrum noir markers.


This clean and simple card was fun to color. I love Noelle peeking out from the top corner. The tree is super easy to color too!


This clean and simple card uses the sentiment from the new stamp tv kit and the present is from the Noelle Mouse set. The card possibilities are endless with the different stamps in the set!


Finally, I wanted to showcase the Scripty Holidays incentive set. This is a great set of four sentiments which pair so well with images from the Noelle Mouse set. I love the thought of sending a handmade card to my kids teachers during the holidays. I also have teacher aides, music teachers, select chorus teachers, bus drivers and swim coaches to make cards for.  While I love the multi layer cards - the extra time and effort it takes to make them is mind boggling when you take into account the amount of cards I would need to make.  I also like the idea of having my kids help out, so using a clean & simple design is the way to go.  For the next two cards, all you need is black ink and a pre-folded card (kraft or white). 

Stamp the sentiment and image in black and use either watercolors, markers or gel pens to color in the image. 

For this first card I used a kraft base and used spectrum noir markers to color in. 


This second card uses the sentiment from the Scripty Holidays incentive set. I used the ornament balls from the Noelle Mouse set and "hung them with care" right under the sentiment. I colored with spectrum noir markers in greens and reds. I left a small space to use a coordinating sparkle gel pen to "attach" it to the script. 

Both these examples could easily be replicated, especially using a misti!  Projects like these are also portable to swim meets, basketball tournaments, (insert weekend long sporting event with your kids).  


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out the entire stamp and die set as well as all of the new stamp sets by the illustrators from this month in the “What’s New” section!

Now it is time to hop!




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