Friday, July 23, 2010

GKD CSS Alumni Inspiration Blog Hop


WELCOME  Happy Saturday! Wanted to invite you to a fun blog hop being hosted by members of StampTV’s Center Stage Alumni. The goal of the hop is to share a variety of cards and projects featuring Gina K. Stamps. The plan is to hold two blog hops a month with a different theme every time and I hope you'll finish the hop and be inspired to pick up your Gina K. stamps and get creative!  If you've arrived here from the very talented Carolina's blog, you're going the right way.  


Each hop will launch right here from StampTV and then take you on a creative journey from blog to blog until you end up back here at StampTV.
This hop is an Inspiration challenge.  The photo below is from 1-800 Flowers and it is our inspiration point.    



I created two cards for this hop and this is my first one.  




I had so much fun playing with this new "Fun Year Round" stamp set designed by Melanie Munchinger so I made both of my cards using it.

My inspiration for the above card came from the colors and the circles in the inspiration photo.  

Card recipe is:  GKD Pure Luxury CS, White and Sweet Mango.  After stamping the image with Memento Black Tuxedo, I colored the background areas of the circles  with Copic Markers.  I then used various Vivid and Memento inks to stamp the flowers within the circles.  I had these Prima flowers "forever" so, I thought they might look great if I stacked them and added those gorgeous GKD flowers on top of each stack and adhered them with assorted brads.  

My second card was also inspired by the colors and circles and this time I drew inspiration from the "celebration" flavor of the photo.  All those goodies and party favors.....I couldn't resist.


 

Card recipe:  GKD Pure Luxury White and Turquoise Sea.  The GKD stamp sets I used were "Fun Year Round" and "Sweetest Blessings".  I colored the image with Copic Markers.  Nestabilities round scalloped circle was used to cut the focal image.  Beads and Sakura Gelly Roll pen for embellishments.  The frilly thingy behind the image was made by cutting ribbon into strips....I wanted to try and recreate the party favor blow out things (I can't think of what you call them, LOL).    

Thanks for stopping by, 
Cheri
Now hop on over to the very talented Giovana Smith's blog....she's waiting to show you her gorgeous creation.  

19 comments:

Giovana said...

Cheri, your cards are so festive and fun! Love them both.

Sharri Seffens said...

Cheri, I love these! They are so bright and fun! Great job!

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card Cheri! I love all of the bright, happy colors you used. Both cards made me smile!

Joan Ervin said...

Your circle stamp is just perfect for today's inspiration, Cheri...I'm lovin all the circles!!Both cards are sooo fun and fabulous....love all the pretty details you added, too!!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

OMG! this is so cool how you and Carolina were on the same mojo train LOL
these are wonderful!

Betty Neville said...

What fabulous cards Cheri! Love the colors and the stacked flowers on your first card and the second card is a perfect birthday card - bright, colorful and cheerful!

Carolina said...

Talk about great minds thinking alike...love, love, love what you did with Mel's set. You nailed the inspiration piece perfectly! Hugs & Smiles!!!

qvande said...

I love the way you used the Year Round Fun in both of these cards. I love the way you layered the flowers on the first one and the second one is just so bright and fun.

Olga said...

both cards are so bright and fun!!

joy said...

With those circles, you have made a fun card. Love the polka dotted flowers! Those are terrific!

Lori said...

Fabulous and fun cards Cheri!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fantastic cards, Cheri! Love your takes on the inspiration photo! The bright colors and bold shapes would put anyone in a happy place! Great job!

Lindsay M. said...

I love those circles!!! What amazing cards!! Love the colors!!

Frndly1 said...

Your cards have put me in a good mood. Loving the all of the colors.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh these are both beautiful. Love the circles.

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

both cards are adorable, but i have to say i love the flowers on the first one.

Clare said...

Cheri, your cards are GREAT! So "Happy"!

cheerios said...

beautiful cards

Natalie said...

Someone is ready for a party! Cute card.

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