GKD Blog Hop: Here comes the Sun!

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 ONE winner and the prize is a Grab Bag of fabulous Vintage Cuts and Shapes that match the Here Comes The Sun STV Kit plus some other embellishments and goodies that match the kit!!!! To see the winner, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Holy Smokes things have been whirlwind kind of crazy in my world and I am SO HAPPY to get back to crafting and creating.  This StampTV kit, Here Comes the Sun is one of my most favorite sets of all time.  I kid you not.  There are not enough hours in the day for me to ink this set up…

Doodle Designs for Gina K. DesignsCheck out the patterned paper!  The boat!  The sentiment!  Ahhh..all from this kit.   I love how the paper reminds me of a swirling storm.  I stamped the boat in GKD color companions white ink and then embossed it using Ranger embossing on Vellum.  I stamped the sentiment in GKD white on GKD kraft and created a pop up banner using my scor-pal.  I knotted up some twine from Home Depot and there ya have it!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere is a simple card using GKD ivory heavy weight card stock and GKD kraft card stock.  I stamped the flower image 3 times in GKD color companions ivory ink and colored in with my YR15 copic.  I randomly stamped the circle image from the set in GKD ivory (I meant for it to look kind of uneven and distressed).  The sentiment is stamped in GKD sweet mango on GKD ivory and popped it up on dimensionals.

That’s is from me today..I can’t wait to see what everyone else has done!

Check out the inspiration the Design Team has for you:

Gina Krupsky

Beth Silaika

Cathy Tidwell

Debbie Corbari

Karen Day Hightower

Laurie Schmidlin

Lee Murphy

Sean Fetterman

Tricia Traxler

Thanks for stopping by!


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    Karen Hightower says

    Wonderful cards Debbie. I love the look of the embossed vellum, and the colored kraft is very pretty. :) Love them.

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    Debbie V says

    What a super look of the ship on the vellum — gorgeous card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Karen Hightower says

    Debbie, forgive me, I was enjoying all the wonderful cards, I wanted to say that I am very excited to get this opportunity to work with you all and create cards with your great stamp sets. I love your Diva’s… :)

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    ruth ann smith says

    Debbie, love the first card with the vellum, knots and kraft. Awesome! Your second card has that simplistic style that I like, great card.

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    Verna Angerhofer says

    Beautiful cards. I love how you used the white on your cards. Looks fantastic!

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    Karen Knegten says

    These are fabulous! As I sit here anxiously waiting for my kit to arrive—- impatiently I might add. Super job!

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    Corine says

    You are THE best! What a cute cards. Love them. Can’t wait to start my projects.

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    Daphne Baker says

    Beautiful cards! Wow, I LOVE the one with the twine. I wish I could come up with these ideas! Good job!

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    Dee says

    Lovely use of vellum and the knotted ‘rope’. Really inspirational
    Thank you

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    Cathy says

    Really nice cards. I know they will put a smile on some lucky soul’s face.

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    Mary Gable says

    Really liked the accents you used. The knots in the twine make it all “tie” together!

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    Sue D says

    I like the use of vellum and twine on the first and the white on kraft on the second.

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    Love love, love that boat card. Great sentiment and that paper is great and looks all so good on the craft card stock and the rope is perfect

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    Cammi Engelhard says

    Gorgeous!,(said in a singing voice). I really like the idea of the white ink embossed on vellum. Looks bee yew ti full

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    These are absolutely stunning! I love anything with vellum, and those knots are an awesome touch! And I love the CAS kraft floral design! So pretty!

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    Andrea says

    Hi Debi! I like the way you stamped the flowers in ivory, and colored them with markers. It’s a nice contrast to the paper.

    – Andrea

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    Glenda Lee Nutting says

    I’m never sure what to do with vellum. This card is a beautiful answer to my question!

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    Diana Scott says

    Very nice cards – love the white on the vellum. They are all a great inspiration. Thank you.

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    Louise Hull says

    I absolutely love your first card. The sentiment is perfect as is the design paper behind the image. The entire card is perfect. Thanks for the outstanding example.

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    Weel, there you have it. Two wonderful cards made by a talented women. Great cards Debbie. You stamped in white ink and then embossed? got to remember that, it is awesome.

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    Debbie the Diva strikes AGAIN! These are so freakin’ fabulous!!!!!! I can’t decide which I love more! Love them equally! You rock girl! Hugs! Seanie

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    Becki says

    Love both cards. I’m especially partial to all things nautical so guess which one I like bestest!

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    Julie S. says

    Love these cards, especially the second one! I really like that image and what you’ve done with it.

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    Judi says

    Love all the cards…and the chance to win some real great items. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jamie says

    Very nice cards! I like your use of vellum. I need to do more with that. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Marty Keil says

    Great cards. I love vellum, but never know quite how to use it. Very nice.

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    Debbie Saunders says

    I ordered my kit and I am waiting patiently for its arrival. I love all of the layouts.

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    Barbara howell says

    The vellum, stamped and embossed and placed over the pattern paper is just stunning. Love your design.