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Friday, July 13, 2012

GKD July CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Hello there! Welcome to Gina K. Designs CSS Alumni July Blog Hop! This month challenge is a sketch that Melissa Cash so graciously  provided us with.
You should have arrived here from the very talented Cheri Weston.

For my card samples I used Theresa Momber's new stamp set "Tropical Nature" by Gina K. Designs.
When Theresa showed me her new set , I knew it would be a favorite of mine, I just love it!!
All three cards are the same in size and style, just different images and DP. The images were colored with Copic's and the card stock is from Gina K. Designs. Theresa has some great tutorials on coloring these images you can find here. I have this set in the clear (polymer) and I'm really liking it as it is so easy to place where I wanted my leaves to be as in the last card.
On my first and last card, after coloring the pineapples, I cut them out and embossed with clear embossing powder and used pop-dots. I did the same with the idols . The die's are from Spellbinders.



Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (July 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K.
 Designs Stamps! 
Next you will want to hop over and see Joy's gorgeous creation. If you get lost along

 the way , you can start from Stamp TV here.


Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!


141 comments:

joy said...

Your coloring is fantastic and I love the different shades of green.

Kay S said...

Wow! All three of your cards are fabulous, Geri! I especially like the the waterfall card -- your coloring is gorgeous!

Cheri said...

I wasn't sure I was going to buy this set, but yeah....between you and Brenda....I'm sold! Your cards are amazing and I love the creativity you showed with this fabulous set. Great cards, Geri.

Melissa Cash said...

Geri, all three cards are amazing. I love them!

Betty Neville said...

WOW Geri! These are amazing! Your coloring is so gorgeous!

Angela Shields said...

Amazing job of coloring these images! I love how each card has a different feel to it even though they have the same layout.

Rosy Newlun said...

These are super duper pretty - feel like right outside my door ;D aloha, rosy

Carolina said...

Such darlin' cards Geri! Love the tropical feel to each one...they should be framed!

Olga said...

The first one is a masterpiece!

Sheila said...

All three cards are just awesome. Loved the pineapples they look so real. Thanks for sharing.

rossi73 said...

I love that card...the subtle shading on the stamped panel , so nicely done!

Marthamh2 said...

Your cards are great. I love the shading. Thanks so much for sharing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

THUD! GOR.GE.OUS stuff there mf -- excellent coloring~

Feyren said...

Beautiful cards! the waterfalls look cool and relaxing! great job!

Lynne said...

Like all the cards but the Labels 16 card is really special and my fav labels die.

stampqueen said...

WOw - all 3 cards are just fabulous!!! Love the tiki one best though - when my DH turned 50 we had a surprise party for him and I had a wooden tiki made for him with a dew rag on its head like my DH (biker dude these days :)

Pam said...

The soft backgrounds on the pineapple cards really make it pop. They're all beautiful.

Bonnie32002 said...

Love them all but I have to say that the image on the first one really catches my eye!

Jan said...

These are all stunning. You have a great talent. I love the waterfall card. Probably my fave. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Pamela Selinski said...

Love the tropical theme and that second card is oh so cute.

windinstarsranch said...

I really like the color combinations. The Tiki masks are outstanding.

Robin said...

These are all so nice! Wheres the luau?

PatS said...

Great card designs...your coloring talents are impressive.

scraphappy4067 said...

Love all three cards!!

Nellie said...

Love those stamps, now if I could just go some where like that (dreaming)You did a wonderful job coloring your card, Love it!

Debbie Bradford said...

Your coloring is so pretty and the cards are all beautiful!

Judy Boyd said...

I really like the greens and brown color scheme you chose.

Julie said...

Beautiful. Love all 3 cards.

Anonymous said...

Love your cards and the colors you chose.

Anonymous said...

OH! I like them all.
TFS.
mary l.

Anonymous said...

Love them all.
TFS.
mary l.

Samantha Hacker said...

Wow.. What neutral colours.. I LOVE IT! <3

loly borda said...

Fabulou cards! Your coloring is perfect. Congrats
Loly Borda

Jessica said...

So Creative loving this stamp set!!

jean w. said...

Geri your cards are so great!

Becky said...

All 3 are fabulous Geri,your coloring is just awesome, as always :)

Big Auntie said...

Love all three! The tiki is my fav; love the printed grass background paper. I need this stamp set!

Jennifer said...

Love the 3D pineapples!!

Jan Hagenbuch said...

Great cards--love how you used the pineapples!

Anonymous said...

Great coloring-all very tranquil effect.

verna garrison said...

Three cards !!i'm doing good to make one and it's copied ..lol
i love your's thank's ..

Phyllis S said...

Lovely cards Geri! I love the soft backgrounds and the stamp of the waterfall!

--Marcy said...

Love those new stamps! Great job!

Linda said...

I love them all I cant pick a favorite ... very talented

nannapat said...

Three fabulous cards, tfs Geri. Pat x

Conniecrafter said...

these are great, especially love the first one, the pineapple with it is a neat touch!

Kike' said...

All are simply marvelous!

Terri Fox said...

love your coloring, I must get some copics.

Evelyn said...

great use of greens and browns. I like what you've done.

Anonymous said...

the waterfall card is lush and gorgeoyus!
Thanks
Holly

KraftyKim said...

I love them all too - especially the pineapples - made me a bit peckish looking at them they are coloured so realistically!

Vicki Padgett said...

Waterfall card makes me want to jump in. Love the use of string and twine.

Anonymous said...

Great cards , all of them, Beautiful shades of green

Marsha F said...

great cards!

Penny Reed said...

Great use of fabulous DP. Love them all!

Brenda Spa Gal said...

lovely cards! Thanks for sharing!

KYCrafter said...

These tropical cards were so great!! The colors were perfect!! Great work!

Lisa Hunt

shensen said...

Great cards. Would love to be able to color like you do!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Waht beautiful and colorful masterpieces you have made with these images. I love them and your coloring is so perfect.

Anonymous said...

Greaaaat coloring on all three of your cards. Very nice...
Jean McGee

Anonymous said...

wonderful!

eileen me_ei_r@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Love the cards and especially like the pineapples. The coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Anonymous said...

These cards keep getting better and better. Love this hop.
Barbara Campbell

Judy Scott said...

Lovely cards

Judy Scott said...

Lovely cards

Diana said...

Love all of your cards. They are beautiful.

Barbara said...

Your card are lovely, but I love the coloring and design of your pineapple card. Very pretty.

dj1952 said...

Gorgeous cards and take on the sketch. I love how you incorporated the pineapples in with the waterfall. Hugs, dj1952

Melanie said...

These are all fabulous, love the sponging around the waterfall, gives it such a misty feel, amd the triple tikis and pineapples look terrific!

Judy Hall said...

This tropical set is great. I love your great coloring. The pineapples are outstanding!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing and love your fox.
tish
cattish@verizon.net

Laura's New Place said...

All three are the greatest.

Sandi's Samples said...

I love your pineapple looks real and yummy.

Kathy Bosi said...

You haave such creativity. Very nice.

Holly Hickman said...

The stamping is beautiful. The pineapples look so real.

Kathy said...

All three a wonderful cards, but I really like how you did the 3rd card!

itzamitzi said...

I like how different the three cards look, even though you used the same basic sketch. I also like the way you tied the pineapple image into two of them, and those masks rally "pop" off that background paper. Good work!

rakosturik said...

Great cards

Pat Smith said...

Such elegance! Makes me want to sit in the sun, sipping pineapple juice. Now I need a waterfall.

gobluektb05 said...

I really like the earthy colors. Beautiful cards.

Diana E. said...

Green being my Favorite Color I would naturally like, but it is a fabulous card. Who wouldn't like these cards.

Judy Woodland said...

Love your tropical theme Geri. And I also love your coloring. Gorgeous cards, every single one of them!!

Marianne said...

Geri,
Your 3 cards are great. They really sent the mood for a topical getaway. Thank you for sharing.

Lagene said...

Love your cards with 3 very different looks!

Vicki said...

fantastic cards!!!

Kathy Gorrell said...

These are great! So wish I would have had these for my Hawaii 5-0 party!

Terri S said...

Such delightful cards! Love all three!

Doris W. said...

Great cards! I especially love the tiki guys!

Brenda said...

Three FABULOUS cards Mom!!! I can't believe how close are cards are with out us seeing them first!! I love how you hung the tiki's, I will have to do that.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. Love those pineapples.

Unknown said...

yup i need to go on vacation! seeing all of these wonderful tropical summer cards makes me want to go on a tropical vacation! Ok love love love the cards and colors work so well with them. TFS Laura Smith

gobarb26 said...

I love all 3. Such a great stamp set with so many great ideas!

Payne Holler Cards said...

You so nailed the sketch! Love your coloring...embossing those images really has them popped!

Anonymous said...

wow, so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Loved all of them as I live in Fl and this is a must have set for me.

Heather said...

Great coloring!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards using this sketch--I really like the waterfall.

Mama said...

Beautiful use of stamps and colors!

Dee said...

Your cards all have a completely different "feel", from the waterfall with its beautiful coloring to the colorful masks tied with raffia to the pineapples in a more formal application. Beautiful--all three!

Dee said...

You have done a fabulous job of coloring! I like the way your colors blend in the background and compliment the images used. Beautiful!

Pat Jandacek said...

What a delightful trio! The pineapples sure look good enough to eat, I love Theresa's waterfall image, and I'm beginning to warm up to liking the masks. Great cards and TFS so generously.

Kathryn A said...

Oh wow! I really love them all! I just may have to order those tropical stamps, after all... What an inspiration!

Connie Ludgate said...

Very cleaver use of the stamps. Pretty cards.

CatherineM said...

3 beautifully created cards. Love the colouring and those pineapples! they looked YUM YUM YUMMMMMY!

zehra said...

Wow, gorgeous cards, love the waterfall and the pineapple, awesome coloring

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Gorgeous coloring! I really love that waterfall image!
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards

Blessings,
Kat

Joni said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful. You have quite a talent at coloring. Great job.

Rosa M. Vasquez said...

Gorgeous colors. The depth of your shadings make everything look real.

NJMullins said...

These are all phenomenal! I really want the tiki stamp!

Kris said...

I wish I could color like you do! Fabulous!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Ginger said...

Great cards.

Ginger said...

Loved your cards

papercraftnut said...

Great colours and images. Love all three cards!

Sonia said...

Love your cards! Your backgrounds really make them pop!

Golda said...

These cards are all fantastic. I love how you cut out the pineapples and masks. Great work!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors used! And your coloring is so good!

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! I LOVE your waterfall one and the placement of the pineapples complete the scene! Just wonderful!

Joyce T. said...

awesome "nature" cards. thanks for sharing

Elisabet said...

Hi Geri,
I love all 3 of your cards and your coloring is amazing! Now I want to go on vacation to the tropics! LOL!
Hugs,
Beth P
P.S. I love that fox photo in your header...

sghay said...

I love the colors and shading of your cards..absolutely stunning!!

Sharri said...

WOWZERS! Geri, all three of your cards are amazing! I love them all and your coloring is fabulous as always!

SandyK said...

Fantastic cards and Coptic coloring

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Great cards. Nice coloring. Love the waterfall.

naneruth said...

Wonderful cards and I love that die on the last one.

Penny D. said...

They say "great minds think alike" so you and Brenda must have a connection. I love that you showed us how to create such different cards from just one set. Thanks!

Miesje said...

THese are awesome! Your coloring is incredible - I see where Theresa gets it from! :-) Great cards!

Shirley Fong said...

Beautiful cards. Very creative. Nice color combination. Thank you.

Shirley Fong said...

Excellent cards. Very creative. Nice warm colors. Thank you.

Loretta said...

Love the fun in the sun card. Great color choice.TFS

Jennipher said...

Very very nice! These are all great takes on the sketch and such fun summery cards.

Marsha said...

Wonderful cards. Love the pineapple ones and what beautiful coloring and papers.

ddlady said...

Geri, yours cards are just awesome. You do a beautiful job of coloring!

Gayle said...

Great cards; I especially love the tiki card. I must get this set.

Jan said...

Both tropical cards are lovely. It is so amazing how you can use different papers, using the same stamp and just get a different feel for what the card represents.

Great job

Roselass55 said...

Such lovely cards, my favourite is the pineapple one. They all make me want to start my holidays. TFS

Pattie J. said...

love all your creations. that pineapple looks good enough to eat. well done.

mtscrapgal said...

Superior coloring,girl. Thanks

Linda said...

I love all your cards and your coloring is masterful.

DC DESIGN said...

Love them so beautiful

Natalie said...

Fabulous work, Geri! Your cards are fantastic!! And wow, look at all the comments, holey moley!!