Tuesday, January 20, 2015

{Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop!} NorthWoods 2 and Birthday Essentials Stamp TV Kit

Hi again!!!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Cast and Crew 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.

It's Stamp TV Kit day on the blog hop!  AND NorthWoods 2, which is SUCH a great masculine set.  Haven't the projects you've already seen been amazing???

I'm going to start with my Birthday Essentials Stamp TV Kit card.  My patterned paper pack is in the mail, so I pulled out an older pack - Red Carpet - for today's card.


And yes, that focal panel is a tiny bit unstraight.  Sigh.  I didn't notice until it was too late.  So just pretend it was supposed to be tilted, ok??? : )  My card was very easy to put together.  I cut out a white focal panel with my Spellbinders pierced rectangle dies, then stamped the balloons and sentiment in black.  I used the front cover of the paper pack to provide the little bits I used to paper piece the balloons.  Then I matted it with Red Hot cardstock and layered it on a piece of patterned paper from the pack, backed with a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock.  I wrapped it with red organdy ribbon before attaching it to a white card base.  I really, really like this paper pack.  You might be seeing more of it in the next few weeks.  Maybe for another Blast from the Past in the Stamp TV Kit Addicts group?  We'll have to see!!

My second card features Theresa's NorthWoods 2 set.  SUCH a cool set!


First I stamped the script stamp from Mel's Stately Flowers 9 set in Honey Mustard on a piece of Ivory Cardstock.  Then I stamped the tree and bear from the NorthWoods 2 set in Versamark ink and embossed them in white.  I used a sponge dauber and sponged Warm Cocoa ink around the edges, then inked up my sponge with Honey Mustard and sponged around the tree and the bear.  I attached my ivory piece to a mat of Warm Cocoa, then layered that on a larger piece of Prickly Pear.  I added a piece of ivory organdy ribbon and a Dark Chocolate button tied with twine to anchor my sentiment.  I matted it with Dark Chocolate cardstock and attached it to a card base.  VERY easy but with a WOW factor!  So fun!!


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Theresa MomberIllustrator of Northwoods 2


Thanks for stopping by!  See you Friday in the Stamp TV Kit Addicts group with another project from the new Birthday Essentials Stamp TV Kit!

Tricia

81 comments:

Melanie said...

I love the cards and what you did adding the script to the Northwoods 2 scene. (I was thinking of doing just that today before I hopped!)

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! The white embossing is awesome. Love the script background. Gorgeous cards!

scrappinmommom said...

Wow! I really like both cards, the first is so bright and cheery and the nature one with the bears is just so great. Always looking for masculine ideas.

Brandi R said...

What a fun birthday card and a simply stunning friend card! Love them both...thank you for sharing ♥

Ann Lee said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Hightower said...

Fabulous cards Tricia, I love the paper pieced balloons and the second card technique is perfect, Wonderful creations! :)

Heidi Stamps said...

Two very beautiful cards! TFS!

Joann6274 said...

Tricia,
Beautiful cards! I really love that birthday card, it speaks to me with all those gorgeous colors!
Hugs,
Jo
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Alma Dirpaul said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Nana Griffin said...


Just love the northwoods card. Another great way to use this set. The balloons card is bright and cheerful too.

Cindi Hall said...

Tricia-I love the yellow true friend one. Great use of embossing and stamps!

Robin said...

Love love both of your cards. And I will definitely be paper piecing those balloons! Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oh, your balloon one really made me smile.

Iris said...

Great card - love the embossing and the ribbons.
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Dee Earnshaw said...

Love both your cards. Love the vibrant colors and paper pricing in the first and white embossed Northwoods scene - it is 'such a COOL SET'. Thank you sharing your talents with us.

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Both your cards are beautiful, I love the resist embossing

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! I hadn't read the greetings up close in the new set, but I love the one you featured with the balloons. Love how you used the script with the trees and bears. Great cards.

Ro Donner said...

Both cards are great, but I simply adore the bear one!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I really like the color scheme on the bear card.

claudia said...

Beautiful cards Tricia! I just love the ballons' one, the colors are so bright and cheerful and the patterned paper balloons are such a nice touch, just fabulous!

Gaylene Clarkson said...

I really like your cards. I like the way you added the script to the Northwoods card. It looks great. I love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Wonderful cards!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards - love both of them. The Birthday is so bright and cheery and the other so soft! Thanks for all you do for us!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful cards, very inspiring - love you color choices!

Debbie Lou said...

Love the layering on the first card, and your use of ribbon on both :)

terrie said...

Beautiful cards and such great creations...
Well done on using the stamp sets

Sharon said...

Love these cards! The birthday one is so bright and cheery!

Susan Sheahan said...

I really like the script with the trees. Very nice!

Janeen said...

wonderful layout on the bear card, Tricia.

KT said...

Love the dp color combo on the balloon card!

Sherry said...

pretty cards! I especially like the bear one!!

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing your cards. They both are very creative.

Denise

Cards By Betty said...

Really nice cards but especially like the card with the bear and trees can't wait to get stamp set

jules said...

Two wonderful and dear cards for a true friend! Love the earthy colors in the North Woods 2 scene.

Kathy E. said...

What great color choices...the bright and cheery red and yellow (the tilt just looks like flight!), and the soft, but not pastel, warmth of the second...Thanks You....

Dawn S. said...

Love these two cards. The paper piecing is great on the balloons and I love the colour combination on the second card.

Becky said...

I really like both cards, but the northwoods one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

Love the colors of your first card and the technique you used on your second! Well done, thanks so much for sharing!

Sheila said...

Sponging over the white embossed..nice touch! Love the color combination...very peaceful card.

Donna Simonson said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the script behind the embossing and your paper piecing.

Lagene said...

Super cool cards, I especially love the bear scene card!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love your white embossing and your card design!

crafterab said...

Beautiful cards--I especially love the technique for the bear card. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Joanie said...

The first card is so fun! And I love the idea of embossing the images on the second card.

Sandra Schroeder said...

I love your choice of colors for your cards. Your balloon card is just so cheerful and the golden colors are just so unexpected for a card with trees.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially love the way you used the Northwoods set with the script too. That was so clever and love the color choice of ink on that too!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Beautiful cards Tricia. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jim Burton said...

I want to make cards as impressive as what I have seen yesterday and today!!! Somehow I will have to find a way to squeeze my schedule. Unfortunately, squeezing the budget is much more difficult!!!

nzillingworth said...

WOW FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE BEARS. I THINK I AM GOING TO HAVE TO GET THESE STAMPS. THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE how you paper pieced the balloons, Love how you used emboss resist on the North Woods card. Just beautiful - thanks for the great inspiration!

LAURIE VAN PARYS said...

White embossing makes such an impact on that card - I don't usually think of ideas like that! I just LOVE the colorful birthday card too!

Debbie said...

love the resist embossing on the last card
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Ann Nethercutt Powell said...

Beautiful cards. I've enjoyed every site.

Louise H. said...

Wonderful cards! The birthday card is a perfect combination of color. Thanks.

Barb A. said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and creations with us.

Jeanne Elenbaas said...

Very pretty background paper on first card.

Tami Priebe said...

Love the cards. Especially love the way you did the trees and the bear, gorgeous!!!

Kay said...

Love both of these. Would not have thought to add the script background. It really adds to the card.

Rosy Newlun said...

Great job with these! I agree how the white embossing and brown sponging with script added to dark panel POPS the whole card. Really lovely designs!!!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the paper pieced balloons and the embossing.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Gorgeous cards!

Devy Collins said...

Beautiful cards!

Kelly said...

Great cards! I LOVE your emboss resist card!

Gayle said...

Awesome cards. Gorgeous Northwoods card with the script.

Loretta Rush said...

Beautiful cards! I love the happy birthday card with the red bow. Thanks you for sharing! Very anxious for my order to arrive!

Judy Shuck said...

I wouldn't have even noticed that your focal panel was a little off if you hadn't mentioned it. I'm really glad you did though, it makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one. It is still a great looking card, but your northwoods card is absolutely stunning!

AnnieD said...

I enjoy the bright red of the balloon card. It seems true red is seldom seen in homemade cards. But it's so cheery!

Loster said...

Tricia, Wow! What great cards. I love the paper piecing idea for the balloons - I keep forgetting to use that technique.

Cheryl Depler said...

Lovely! Thanks!

BeLinda Andrews said...

I so loved the (True Friend ) one it was WOW ! Thanks for sharing . This was a Great Inspirational hop .

Kathy Bosi said...

WOW! love your Northwoods card.

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards! I love the embossing and the details!!

Julie S. said...

These cards are great! I really like that paper you used on the first one, I would have never noticed it wasn't straight! These blog hops have made me want to purchase everything from the "what's New" section of Gina's store!

Susan White said...

I love the true love card!!

Helen F. said...

Tricia, the added script to the forest scene is brilliant.
And, brightly colored balloons always make a birthday more fun :-)

Dawn B said...

I am such a sucker for the NW2 stamp set and the card you made with it is one of my very favorites on this hop! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Linda said...

Awesome cards and the first one is outstanding. Love the bright colors
and the DP. I had to really look at the card to see that it was not straight. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Parker said...

Love the look you gave to Northwoods. Very eye-catching, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of the paper pack you used in the other card.

Janice Riedel said...

Lots of inspiration for when my kits come in the mail. Your cards are eye-catching. Fabulous use of color.

Cammi said...

Nice cards, Teicia, I love you strong colors!