Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2

Tuesday, April 11, 2017



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Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator 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 the stamp sets Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika, Cottage Garden by Claire Brennan and the Botanical Blocks - Incentive set.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

 Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika

 Cottage Garden by Claire Brennan

Botanical Blocks - Incentive set


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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 are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:





GKD Products Used:
Stamps: Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Distress Inks tumbled glass and salty ocean
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock - Heavy Weight White,
 In the Navy, Layering White
Tools: Scor-Buddy
Other: Foam Tape, CottageCutz double stitched square, Sequins
Copics - R81, 83, 85, R46





GKD Products Used:
Stamps: Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Distress Spray Mermaid Lagoon
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock - Heavy Weight In the Navy
Specialty Paper:  Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper
Tools: Scor-Buddy
Other: Foam Tape, Koi Water Colors,
 Copics YG21, 23, 95, 99, YG03, 17, 67, E35



GKD Products Used:
Stamps: Cottage Garden
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock - Black Onyx, White
Specialty Paper:  Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper
Tools: Scor-Buddy, Mini 
Other:  Koi Water Colors




GKD Products Used:

Stamps: Botanical Blocks Incentive Set

Ink: GKD Night of Navy

GKD Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

Paper: Pure Luxury Cardstock Layering White, Ocean Mist & 

Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- In the Navy


Tools:  scor-buddy


If you missed the release party on Thursday, here are the cards I featured using the stamp sets  Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika, Cottage Garden by Claire Brennan and the Botanical Blocks - Incentive set



GKD Products Used:
Stamps: Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, GKD Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock - Heavy Base Weight - In the Navy, Layering White
Tools: Scor-Buddy
Other: Foam Tape, Heat Resistant Acetate, Sequins


GKD Products Used:
Stamps: Cottage Garden
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock - Black Onyx, White
Tools: Scor-Buddy, Mini Misti, CottageCutz double stitched square dies
Other: Copics



GKD Products Used:
Stamps: Botanical Blocks Incentive Set
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green and Turquoise Sea, layering white
Paper: Pure Luxury Cardstock in Wild Dandelion, Grass Green and Turquoise Sea
Tools: CottageCutz double stitched square dies, scor-buddy, Mini Misti
Other: mini rhinestones

Beth Silaika  - Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!


43 comments :

  1. Donna, just love your cards! My goodness you have been busy creating so many lovely cards!!!

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  2. Love the many ideas! That octopus is so cute making center stage on your card.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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  4. So many pretty watercolor cards!

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  5. Great cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  6. Fantastic cards.
    Love how you combined the incentive
    set into one design.
    thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow! So many ideas and wonderful cards...my favorite is the shaker mermaid card! Adorable!
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  8. Lovely cards. I really like what you've done with Cottage Garden. I really like the card set with the Botanical Blocks matching the card base.

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  9. Wow! So many cute and pretty cards! Loving your Mermaid set ones with the Octopus and Seahorse--super cute!

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  10. Fun, beautiful cards, Donna! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Super fun cards today Donna! I love that water colored background on the second card!!

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  12. Super cute cards! Loved the colors and the embossed backgrounds.

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  13. Love them all - I totally missed the release party card - glad to see it here! <3

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  14. One fantastic card after another. Your work is amazingly beautiful always!

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  15. The white on navy is so classic! But there's something beautiful about each card. I love the octopus on the blue "smooshed" background; that is if it was smooshed.

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  16. Great work on all of these. I have to say, my favorite is the fun mermaid shaker, as the shaker looks like a porthole. Love it.

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  17. Your cards are so beautiful! Those sea scenes are adorable:-)

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  18. Great cards Donna I love that shaker card on the navy wavy card and your Sea you soon card Tfs Liz

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  19. Great cards! My favorite was the incentive stamp using white ink on black. Just stunning!!!!

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  20. Adorable cards, Donna! Love them all!

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  21. Love the botanical blocks and all of the cards.

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  22. Wow, your COLORING! Look at that red roof with the reverse shadow effect! Madly in love with your work. Thank you for sharing! ♥

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  23. YOu do some wonderful work and everything is so inspirational.

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  24. Adorable Cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Awesome cards, I love them all. As always, thanks for the great inspiration!!! Well done!

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  26. So darn sweet! Love them all, Donna!

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  27. Love the monochromatic colors and the mermaid card.

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  28. All your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  29. Pretty cards! Love your adorable mermaid shaker card, and the pretty cottage scenes! Awesome release!

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  30. I don't know where to start commenting because each card is so fabulous! I love the one using the incentive set on the navy card base. It looks like a print that should be framed and hung on the wall! Also love the mermaid shaker card. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

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  31. Donna, I love each one and what wonderful designs. You have been busy! 😊❤️

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  32. Wow! These are beautiful! Love the scenes! And the slider/spinner is fabulous!

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  33. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
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