Monday, March 21, 2016

Gina K Designs - Introducing Handmade Botanicals

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special Inspiration Blog Hop featuring our new incentive stamp set called, “Handmade Botanicals”. These stamps would be a beautiful compliment to an existing Gina K Designs stamp set to add the perfect accent or to make a sweet card on its own. Plus, the
The “Handmade by” sentiment is wonderful to add your own personal touch! 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 $20 Gift Card!!! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

I had a lot of fun with Handmade Botanicals...



These stamps make quick and easy cards...




I made a fun set of cards using each of the botanical images and sentiments from Melanie Muenchinger's Year of Flowers 3.

Additional GKD Supplies: 
Ink: Grass Green, Turquoise Sea
Cardstock: White, Grass Green, Dark Chocolate
Patterned Paper: Delicate Essentials



I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers directly on the Botanicals image and added a sentiment from Beth Silaika's Genevieve Giraffe.

Additional GKD Supplies:
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: White, Dark Chocolate, Blue Lagoon

It's fun to break out lots of ink and other goodies to play with these stamps, too!



I used a variety of ink colors to stamp each of the Botanical images and paired it with a saying from Gina Krupsky's Scripty Sayings stamp set.

Additional GKD Supplies:
Ink: Prickly Pear, Dark Chocolate, Honey Mustard, Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Corn
Cardstock: White, Honey Mustard



I paired one of the Botanical images with patterned paper and Better With You stamps that were included in the Handmade with Love StampTV Kit.

Additional GKD Supplies:
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: White, Dark Chocolate




I stamped the Botanical images with Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then painted the background using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers. I stamped the Botanical images in Grass Green when the background was dry. Finally, I added a sentiment from Gina Krupsky's Scripty Sayings.

Additional GKD Supplies:
Ink: Grass Green, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Dark Chocolate, Ivory



I painted the background using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers. Once the background was dry, I stamped the Botanical images with Honey Mustard ink.  I paired the images with a saying from Gina Krupsky's Scripty Sayings in Blue Denim.

Additional GKD Supplies:
Ink: Honey Mustard, Blue Denim
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, White, Dark Chocolate


I hope you like these different ideas. This set is so versatile!
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!
Gina K
Allie Gower (You are here. Hi!)
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore

Theresa Momber

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 
Gina K Designs.

Thank you for stopping by!


68 comments:

  1. What a wonderful set and selection of cards! <3 Beautifully done Allie! :)

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  2. Beautiful cards, Allie! That card set is wonderful. My favorite is the green card. So much depth!

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  3. OH MY GOSH! You are an over-achiever today! HA HA!

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  4. I just love that one with the greens and emboss resist!

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    1. Thanks Melanie, it almost ended up just plain white and green, but something told me it wasn't done!

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  5. These are all so pretty Allie. You have shown how versatile this little set is!!

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    1. Thanks Susan, it is a fun little set. I love it with Scripty Sayings.

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  6. Wow, you have really been busy with this set! LOVE your cards! Hopefully I can get this set eventually, even if I miss it while it's free. :-))

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  7. You had a great time with this set! Such cute cards.

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  8. OMG, I loved all of your cards. What a versatile stamp set.

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  9. I love all the cards. The first set would make a great set as a gift for a friend or relative. All different, but also alike. You have really given us a good selection of samples. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful cards, Allie! Very versatile stamp set!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Love the set of cards you made, so great as a gift! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. You are so amazingly creative! Thanks for making all these great cards!

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  13. Fantastic cards. I love all the different ways you used the new set.

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  14. Wow, so many beautiful uses of these stamps! You are a creative genius!

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  15. Super cards. Love that you used brown on the stems of the stamp. Genius!!!

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  16. I love the natural look of these cards, so earthy.

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  17. I love all your cards. If I had to pick a favorite, I really liked the one using the pattern paper.

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  18. All of these are beautiful cards. I think my favorite is the square shaped with the scalloped edges. It's nice to change the shape of the card from time to time. Thank you for sharing!!

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  19. What super cards. There are so many possibilities with this set. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

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  20. I like all of the cards and you have used them in so many ways that this would be a wonderful stamp set to have. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D,

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  21. I like all of the cards and you have used them in so many ways that this would be a wonderful stamp set to have. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D,

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  22. WOW! Great cards. Didn't think to use the Scripty Sayings with the SB tags but it is perfect. Thanks for wonderful inspiration.

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  23. All of these are beautiful cards...I especially like the lovely emboss resist one.

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  24. WOW...Allie...you were on a roll! Beautiful cards and so many fun ways to use this set!

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  25. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  26. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  27. Lovely cards! I LOVE the card set!

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  28. So elegant... It makes everything look good!

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  29. Each card was a true inspiration to all of us who enjoy Gina K designs!!
    I could not pick just one but the set of cards and the over all "Green" card were especially lovely to me! Thank You!

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  30. Amazed at all the beautiful cards you made with this set! I'm inspired to get busy.

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  31. Wow Allie loved all the cards and how you used all the different stamps - so versatile! With love and prayers is my favourite, just adore the green TFS Liz

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  32. Love your cards, thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Love your cards and love this stamp set!

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  34. Love your cards and love this stamp set!

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  35. Great cards. Thanks for showing us so many styles.

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  36. Beautiful cards and the color choice are perfect.

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  37. Amazing cards you designed with these beautiful stamps. So many ideas and techniques. Wonderful job.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  38. Wow, so much variety with just one stamp set! I love the green card but the one with patterned paper is a close second :-)

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  39. Wow, you did a lot, I,love them all.

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  40. Gorgeous Allie! My fav is the one with the green and white greenery ( you know what I mean..)
    Really striking

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  41. So many nice, new card designs to choose from!!! How does one choose?

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  42. wow, You made a lot of cards. They are all lovely

    Kathleen

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  43. Wow so manyfabulous cards using one stamp set, I can already tell this is going to be a handy dandy set! Thanks

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  44. My favorite is the white emboss, colored background and green images. Very peaceful. Great for get well.

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  45. My favorite is the white emboss, colored background and green images. Very peaceful. Great for get well.

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  46. All of your cards were beautiful! I especially liked the 2nd and 3rd cards! You've given me some new inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

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  47. All of your cards are really nice!! I especially like when you pair up those stamps with the patterned paper!

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  48. Beautiful stamp set, and so versatile! They remind me of pressed flowers. Great designs.

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  49. Wonderful stamp set and your cards showcase the stamps so well. Especially like the card set.

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  50. Wonderful stamp set and your cards showcase the stamps so well. Especially like the card set.

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  51. wonderful variety of cards with this set.

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  52. All of your cards are very nice, but I especially like the green one (clear embossing).

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