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Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K April Release Inspiration Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K. Designs April Release Inspiration Hop!  We are excited to share with you two more stamp sets which were released last Thursday.  First up is Branching Out, illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger:

I used White, Black Oynx and Green Grass on this card which was very simply stamped and layered.  I used a white opaque gel pen to add a few white accents. 

The second stamp set we are focusing on today is Follow Your Dreams, illustrated by Theresa Momber:


I used Kraft card stock and kept this pretty monochromatic other than the patterned paper.  It would work well for a masculine birthday card.  Love the font of the sentiments in this stamp set...especially this bold birthday sentiment!

For even more samples of these new sets, please visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below and leave a comment. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have of winning!  Tomorrow Gina will announce on her blog the randomly chosen winners who will each win one of these fabulous new stamp sets!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Blessings,

170 comments:

Lusiana said...

Lovely cards, Jennie!

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Kary said...

Hi Jennie, these are lovely!! Love the white gel pen effect.

JaniceAileen said...

Beautiful my friend! Lovin' green and black!

Sheila said...

Love the look for both cards...eye catching. Also, the die that you used for the boat card hasn't appealed to be until now...your card has changed my mine.

emilymomto3boys said...

Love the white accents on the Branching out card - great idea!!

Susan said...

Great cards Jennie. I like the subtle use of the white opaque pen on your first card.

Joan said...

Great cards! Especially LOVE the green & black.

Su said...

I love the white accents on the leaves, really makes them pop. Lovely color combo.

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous cards, Jennie! That green one is so striking.

Kelly said...

Love your cards! I love the green, black and white--especially the white accents! Just striking!

Evette K. said...

Wow!!! Great job on these. I like your take on the birthday card and the green card is so simple but elegant. Love what u did.

judybob3 said...

Very nice.......thanks for the ideas!

jazy1m said...

Loved both of your cards. The green was is calling me. Thanks so much for sharing.

Joyce Thurston said...

very cool cards

Sue said...

Love both the cards. They are absolutely gorgeous and would love to have both sets as they are so versatile.

Teri said...

You did a great job on both of these!

catdidit said...

These are so awesome Jenn! I really love that one on kraft of course, lol!

Donna Phelan said...

Jennie, such beautiful creations!

MiMi63 said...

Wow - I really love the "branching out" stamp. Nice use of the green and white combination.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great cards, Jennie! I really like the black stamping on the green cs with the white accents. Very dramatic.

Leigh M said...

Really like the masculine card. I always have such trouble with those. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Gilliland said...

Very nice, Jennie! Love the green card... it just really stands out!

Marsha said...

Nice masculine cards.

Nancy R Grimes said...

Great ideas for masculine cards!!!

Debby said...

Jennie, the green and black colors you used for the first card are to die for. The second card is nice as well but I am smitten with the green and black..thank you

Rita said...

Beautiful cards! I luv your card designs!

Nana Connie said...

Love the way you combined the two sets in your first card. The CAS design on your second card is wonderful! These two sets will have to come live at my house for sure!

kflylo said...

I always have a hard time making a more masculan card so was very glad to see yours. Nice going ...love the card!

Lynette said...

Lovely cards!!!

JOYCE said...

Great use of color on these!

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the first one, the colors are great.

Bloomin Rose said...

I love this card! I love that you kept it more simple, looks elegant.

Valerie said...

Love when the focal image is stamped on a color instead of white or ivory - great cards, Jennie!

patski said...

like that you added the white to the leaves - it adds so much

Jill said...

I keep liking these sets more and more just love your cards

L8ybug2 said...

Beautiful! Love the green and black.

nannapat said...

Lovely cards Jennie. The white touch on the leaves is inspirational. Pat x

Nancy Abair said...

OOOHHH! and AAAHHHH!!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards Jennie!! Great idea for the green card, I haven't thought of that!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

I love the color choices along with the stamp set. TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Sharon Harnist said...

Love the green and black combo, Jennie, and your masculine birthday card is fabulous!

Geri said...

The cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us!

stamper said...

Beautiful job on both cards!

Rita said...

Really love the first one, but both are pretty. :)

Deanna C said...

Beautiful cards. Loving their compatibility with the Spellbinders, my go to tools.

JoanL said...

Super cards! Love the effects of the white accent pen.

naneruth said...

Great ideas!

gramig05 said...

Great cards Jennie! love the idea of the white pen. the second one looks like a great man card! thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Both cards are lovely, Jennie!

Bette said...

Very nice cards. I can see why everyone is loving the new stamp sets. I do too!

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely Jennie...like the simplicity of the boat...and the branches is wonderful!! Really like that stamp! You did a great job with the color coordination!!

Jenny H. said...

Very nice cards!

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards!! The white adds alot to this!!

Anonymous said...

great cards, thanks for sharing your talents!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Becky said...

Great cards,love how you did the first one in green, very dramatic.

Beate said...

Lovely cards, Jennie!
Hugs and smiles

crotnem said...

Just lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

Really like the simplicity of these stamps!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love your cards.

Ciao Bella! said...

Love what you did with the leaves. very pretty indeed!

lisa808 said...

Great hop with lots of inspiration.

simplysandylee said...

Nice job. Love these sets!

patm said...

I love the shade of green, very nice card.

Ronda Archangelo said...

Love how well both sets work together! Your cards are terrific.

jan farnworth said...

very nice cards

Marsha said...

Great cards. I really like the black stamping on green cardstock.

imastampin said...

Thanks for showing how to use these images so simply. Love your creations.

Jo said...

Love these cards and stamp sets. The green color is great!

Mary Leeson said...

Nice job....love the monochramtic greens. Great stamp set!

paperfun said...

Jennie, these are wonderful. I really like the black on the green cardstock.

Donna said...

Jennie, love both cards, but really like the first one a tad better, and I think it is the color, but love all the little touches of the card, love both stamp sets!!!
Thanks
Donna Przy....

calamity jane said...

Thanks for showing a masculine card..I love it!

cstargard said...

Love your cards, especially the branching out one. Thanks for the inspiration. Christar

Peggy M said...

Beautiful

Melanie said...

this looks terrific on the green, i love the idea of just stamping it in black on any color and popping out those accents with the gel pen(gotta go order another one!)
terrific masculine design, DH owuld love a card like this!

Glamour said...

did not think I would like anything better than Hop #1 but I do! This is a wonderful design.

I need new stamps to get my mojo going!

Diane

Gerry said...

Amazing WOW factor with a clean & simple look. Wonderful cards

Di said...

It's amazing what an effect a little white gel pen can have on a card! Love it.

Di said...

Two very nice cards - giving me ideas! Thank you for your time and efforts!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Jennie- love the touch of white pen on the leaves! Very nice cards!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Fantastic, love that color green and how you accented the leaves, beautiful!!

sprgstn16 said...

Love the white accents!! Nice job!

Joy said...

Love the first card...of course, green is my favorite color! These sets are fabulous.

Auntie Marg said...

Great Cards..TFS

http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

sandyh said...

i love the color scheme on the green card! and i'm always on the lookout for masculine cards and yours certainly fits the bill!
tfs, sandyh

Bertha W said...

Ooh, love the way you added the white accents - gives it a brand new look! Thanks!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Oh my Goodness Jennie... the Branching out card is so simple and Beautiful!! I Love it!!!

I love the boat this way too... very simple stated. Great Card.

Faith

POSH said...

Great cards...especially like the boat card.
Thanks for sharing.

Joan V said...

Wow, very pretty cards. I love the green colored card. I think there is something to be said that branches are soothing. And your boat card is great. Keeping it simple is great for masculine cards.

Kris said...

Simple and lovely... my kind of cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

HandySandy41 said...

Both cards are great, simple and clean. thank you

Cathy said...

LOVE the new sets and ideas! Beautiful cards! TFS!

Patti J said...

Jennie, these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

Caity Sue said...

Jennie...your cards are beautiful and I love the masculine look of the birthday card.

Lynn B. said...

Hi Jennie! You've managed to inspire me once again! Thanks for stamping the image on colored (green) card stock. I'm always a little timid about doing it that way, but now you've emboldened me. And thanks for letting me see the boat image without coloring. Sometimes I'm confused about which part is the image and which part is the coloring, but now I can see the stamp as it is. That helps! When are we going to see a stamp set designed by you? I'll bet it would be beautiful!

DebbieM said...

Gorgeous cards Jennie! :)

sandi said...

I really like the green and black. Both cards are eye catching. Thank you for sharing.

kim said...

Your cards are beautiful. Everyone has used these in so many different ways, I love this new set.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

SherylH said...

Very nice -- love the white accents on the branches -- just the right finishing touch!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! I am always on the lookout for masculine card ideas!

Carol said...

Love the touch of white on the leaves....makes your card pop!

DebraM said...

Fantastic cards Jennie...love them and they are perfect.

Cheryl S. said...

These are definitely my style of card! My favorite is your green and black Follow Your Dreams card. I love how you used the white gel pen to accent the leaves!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I sooooo LOVE the stamping on the green cardstock and the white accents to the vine!!! You use Kraft so beautifully too!

Krystal said...

I love the simplicity of these cards, they could be generic, or masculine. I hope for the day I can have cards at the ready!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like how you used a white gel pen for accents on the first.

Sharon Mattingly said...

Loved the colors and simplicity of the first card.
The birthday card would be perfect for the men.

Penne said...

I LOVE what you did with the boat and water! Yes, I do. Thanks for the inspiration, Jennie.

bernietom47 said...

These are lovely!! Love the color combo and the white gel pen effect on the first and I love the masculine look of the birthday card.
Blessings Bernie

Jean said...

These cards and designs are great for Mother's Day and also graduation. Of course they can be used for other occasions also.

Pat Jandacek said...

Wonderful CAS cards, Jennie! TFS

golf_meg said...

love the clean simple use of the boat, I need these frames

Sharon Hoecherl said...

Very pretty green/black/and white card, love the pop!

MyAuntKath said...

Jennie, the second card is just a perfect masculine card! Love the colors. The first card is so simple and elegant. I love them both.

Gayle said...

As always, Jennie, both are awesome. I really adore your Branching Out card using the Green Grass cardstock.

Sandy said...

Great cards. I especially love the green and black!

alienanessa said...

Holy smokes, Jennie!! Your branching out card is absolutely stupendous, my jaw dropped!!

tgtboswell said...

Jennie, your cards are so beautiful! I love the white accent! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards. I like the "spring" look of the green one. And I also like you masculine card - neeeeeed those. Thanks.
Jean McGee

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are both very pretty Jennie - I especially like how you used a colored cardstock in your first card and added highlights with the white gel pen, so classy!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What amazing card designs. All so lovely.

Glitter Fantasies said...

Oh I love how you showed the second card with the dragonfly's barely seen. Nice new idea for me to try!!!
TFS
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Oh Jennie this are gorgeous!! I love the little highlights you added to the first one and the simplicity and beauty of the second one.

Birds i View said...

Both cards are very pretty.

terri d said...

I love the simple but elegant look of your cards

Neesey said...

I love the look of this green and black card. Clean yet elegant. The second card is perfect for a masculine birthday. TFS

Brenda B said...

Really like the green card. Very striking.

Anonymous said...

Both are so lovely. The white gel pen accent is so pretty.
crafty teacher

Debbie Bradford said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Golda said...

Wonderful cards!

Darla said...

Great Designs!! Love the simplicity of these!

Parker said...

the circle nestability using the Branching Out and the Follow Your Dreams stamps is my fave and hope your inspiration has "bitten" me enough to create my own. Thanks for sharing.

jean w. said...

Love both the cards and the green one is my favoite!

coloradoleen said...

Really love the added touch with the gel pen.

Karen said...

From one Harper to another, very pretty!

Lorraine said...

Good clean lines. Very nice work

Lynne said...

Very simple, yet elegant cards.

Ms. Earlgrey said...

I like the color of the black and green and the layout of the boat.

Monica said...

Great cards! Love them both!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the highlighting on your leaves!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

you nailed it with that white accent on the green and lovin your boat card! both are truly inspirational...

sharman said...

Both cards are great. Awesome job on both....

Lindsay M. said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Wow!! Very inspiring!! Thank you!!!

Lagene said...

I love your Branching out card!!! And the row boat is great for a guy card!

Traci said...

Simple but nicely done. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Bonnie said...

Loved both of your cards. The clean and simple lines were great. I love that you didn't color the boat, really sweet.

bluemoon said...

Oh, I love that you did it in green! I never would have thought to do that! thx.

Karen said...

Beautiful cards. Love the masculine card possibilities too!

Giovana said...

Lovely cards Jennie!!

Sue said...

Jennie, you've shown how well these stamps can be used so simply. That you don't need to have lot's of great stuff to make them look great. Thank-you.

Kay S said...

Lovely cards, Jennie! I really like how you did the second card so clean and simple with just the outline of the boat.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Paulette Still said...

Jennie, I love how you highlighted the leaves with your white gel pen and your masculine card is great too (stripes/boat/bugs), perfectly boyish or manly! =D

Nana Jo said...

Love how you added the white lines to the first card. Great stamps.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Janeen said...

i wish summer would hurry and get here, your cards make me want to be out in the sunshine.

SandyK said...

I like the green and white. Nice!

Betty Neville said...

Great cards Jennie! The white gel pen is a super idea - emphasizes the leaves beautifully! Wonderful masculine card - love the dragonflies hovering in the background!

AJ said...

love your cards Jennie!!

Ravengirl said...

These are fabulous! I love the white accents on the black leaves. I love that you didn't color the boat and used dragonflies in the background.

sghay said...

Love that first card. Very pretty color of green and the little touches of white really pop.

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic work. I love the little touch of white on the first one.

jonim52 said...

Love the green on green, both cards are awesome!

Susan said...

Love the white highlights on the Branching Out card. Very pretty!

JessicaK said...

Way to rock that white gel pen on the leaves!

creativearts said...

Beautiful cards! Love the white gel pen on the leaves.

Diana said...

Beautiful cards, loved the touch of white on the branch leaves

Lorraine said...

These are beautiful! I love the stamping on green cardstock and your using of the kraft cardstock!

stampqueen said...

Great cards!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

FABulous card! I love how you highlighted with the white pen!