Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Inspiration Hop Day 4: StampTV Kit "Springtime Silhouettes"

Good morning and welcome back to our Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop! Today we are focusing on the new "Springtime Silhouettes" Stamp TV Kit. These are such a great value if you have never purchased one before, you can create so many projects with all the beautiful cardstock and supplies included, in addition to getting a HUGE stamp set, this has to be my favorite kit so far, the images are absolutely gorgeous! Unfortunately, time has gotten away from me this week and I have not yet had a chance to make a newer sample with the kit (one without bling! or at least show you a new way to use it LOL), but here is one I shared at our release party Thursday night. It was simple to make and I do like the way it turned out a lot, it's the very first card I actually made with these sets when my stamps arrived....

I'm not sure if I've ever put these colors together before, but Emily Giovanni's new 's Grunge Damask quarter sheet in this shade of peach really spoke to me, and is so unexpected with the red and black, which is sometimes the best way to create an impact! The grunginess and texture in the patterned flourish I thought would be gorgeous with the "Bring the Bling" flourish (quickly becoming one of my favorite stamps!)and the distressed beauty of the butterfly image. I stamped it in Vivid Brick on Pure Luxury Ivory and then cut it out and bent the wings for dimension. I embossed three little bling dots on each wing to tie in the embossed trail and have the black details bounce around the card.
Here's a close up to show you all the details and script in the butterfly and a bit of the shine on the black embossing. Sentiment is also from the kit and stamped directly onto the DP.

Enjoy hopping around for more inspiration with this new STV Kit, I'm confident you'll agree it is the most beautiful one yet! I know I will be creating LOTS more samples with the other images very soon and I hope you will come back to see what I make!

  • Gina K


  • AJ Otto


  • Carolina Buchting


  • Cathy Tidwell


  • Deb Felts


  • Donna Baker


  • Emily Giovanni


  • Giovana Smith


  • Janice Whiting


  • Jennie Harper


  • Lee Murphy


  • Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thank you for visiting!)


  • Michelle Woerner


  • Nina Brackett


  • Sharon Harnist



  • Tami Mayberry


  • Theresa Momber


  • Tina Gilliland

  • Valerie Stangle


  • Vicki Dutcher


  • PS Thanks again SO much for all your sweet comments this week and love for the bling! I can't wait to see it start hitting the STV gallery more when your packages arrive. I WILL be taking a few days off from using it I promise, don't want to bling you down! ;) (but then I will be back to using it soon becuase I am addicted! and have another tutorial in mind, coming soon!) :)

      100 comments:

      Kheila said...

      Lovely card. I was out of town for the release party, so I'm glad you have shared this again.

      catdidit said...

      This is one of my favorites Mel! Love that butterfly trail too!

      Jerry said...

      This butterfly is beautiful. Each person that used it on their cards did something different.

      Theresa Momber said...

      Love this color combination! Em's papers are gorgeous with the new kit.

      lisa808 said...

      Thank you for all your inspiration.

      Melody (lacyquilter) said...

      Gorgeous card.

      Ravengirl said...

      This is beautiful! I loved it the first time I saw it! I think the bling makes a fabulous butterfly trail!

      Tina Gilliland said...

      So so pretty and your "bling" is fabulous with this!!!

      Chris said...

      Beautiful card Melanie! Don't stop using the bling. You are inspiring me to try it out! I can't wait for my stamp set to arrive!

      Giovana said...

      Your card is beautiful Mel!!

      Clare said...

      Very nice cards! Love the colors!

      Barbara Colbert said...

      Nice job...lovely...like the bling butterfly trail too!

      Paula Laird said...

      Awesomeness! Those colors look wonderful together! Love that you stamped the dots on the wings, too. That's the kind of detail I don't always think about.

      Kaatje said...

      great combining of stampcollections

      Debbie Bradford said...

      So pretty! Love the butterfly trail.

      Karen (TLgirl353) said...

      You made grunge beautiful!

      Anita said...

      Stunning card!

      Nana Connie said...

      Love the combination of the butterfly and the Bling! Great kit this month!

      naneruth said...

      Oh so pretty and I love that bling stamped on there.

      jan farnworth said...

      love the bling with the butterfly

      Sue D said...

      Very pretty card and great color combo with Emily's paper.

      Stephanie said...

      Very beautiful butterfly and the swirl accent is a nice touch.

      StampinSher said...

      Beautiful color combination and using the Bring the Bling as the butterfly whimsical trail behind its flight is wonderful!

      Michelle VP said...

      Love the butterfly trail! :)

      RedGem said...

      Wow... the butterfly is beautiful and love the bling you added. Tks for sharing.

      Anonymous said...

      gorgeous butterfly, love the other elements of your card too!
      linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

      Beastybunny said...

      I am just loving this set! Great work.

      Anonymous said...

      So very pretty. LOve your butterfly.
      crafty teacher

      Donna Phelan said...

      Nice choice with that BG paper! Love your card, Melanie!

      Billie A said...

      lovely great card love the butterfly trail.

      Cathy said...

      Beautiful card! I love the paper you used for the background with the red butterfly - perfection!

      Lynne said...

      The butterfly makes the card.

      Miesje said...

      Lovely! I really like that and the DP is perfect!

      Sharon Harnist said...

      Gorgeous card, Mel -- love your Bling combined with this pretty butterfly!

      Cheryl S. said...

      Lovely, lovely card.

      Lynn B. said...

      That bling stamp makes a great butterfly trail!

      Luv 2 Create said...

      Lov'in the digital grundge damask paper. So cool. A such a wonderful STV kit.
      Marcie

      Sue VanDeVusse said...

      Love how you put these colors together, gorgeous! Your new bling set has so many wonderful uses including that butterfly trail.

      seamom said...

      Fantastic!

      Penne said...

      Beautiful card, Melanie. Thanks for sharing.

      Janet Z said...

      So pretty!

      Birds i View said...

      I like the trailing tail. Nice card.

      Leslie said...

      What a beautiful card - it is so exciting and inspirational

      Susan said...

      Wonderful card. That butterfly is stunning - and of course I love the bling!

      Kary said...

      I love this card!! The butterfly is so gorgeous, and I love how you pair it with the bling stamp.

      jillemac said...

      Great combo of colors.

      --Marcy said...

      So pretty!

      --Marcy said...

      Very pretty!

      Lindsay M. said...

      WOW WOW WOW!! This card is stunning!!! Love that butterfly!! And Love how you used the bling stamp behind it!!! Great job!!

      Carol said...

      Awesome card! I have really been enjoying this blog hop!


      Carol B
      ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

      Carol said...

      Your card was really worth a 2nd look, I love it. Great bling trail.

      Gayle C. said...

      I can't believe how versatile your Bring the Bling set is...it's a perfect butterfly trail.

      Betty said...

      Great job.

      KVencel said...

      Wonderful as always, Melanie! This blingie thing is getting to us, too! Another gotta-have stamp set!

      Jenny McGee said...

      I love how you mixed a few stamp sets. Very pretty card.

      Betty Neville said...

      Beautiful card! The bling makes a perfect butterfly trail!

      Scrapacat said...

      I love these colors together - you make them rock! I wouldn't have put black bling in a different swirl over that background, but now, I'm going to try it! ♥ky

      Rita Kegg said...

      This is beautiful .... love how you are all doing this for more than one day .... it gives up more ideas to inspire us. Thanks! Blessings

      POSH said...

      Love the combination of colors!!! Beautiful card....thanks for sharing.
      http://posh-creations.blogspot.com

      DottyA Cards & Things said...

      Love this stamp set...and your card is beautiful!

      Bonnie said...

      Beautiful card. You gals are all so talented.

      Diana F. said...

      Such a gorgeous card!! I think the butterfly is one of my favorite stamps in this set and you have inspired me with your card.

      Judy said...

      Lovely card, love the butterflies bling.

      Mélyane said...

      Beautiful card! Great colour choice!!!!

      Tanya said...

      Oh this is beautiful! Love that butterfly, this set is amazing!

      Maxine #6215 said...

      Beautiful!

      Sherry Kushibab said...

      Beautiful colors and paper, that butterfly looks great sitting there.

      Vicki Dutcher said...

      OH just fabulous!

      Lorraine said...

      Neat color combo = came out beautifully!

      Casmiles said...

      As always - I love it - it's got a butterfly!

      Donna said...

      Very pretty card!! Terrific job.
      Thanks
      Donna J

      Marsha said...

      Such a pretty combination of the three product.

      carrie said...

      Wonderful butterfly card! Really like the bling on this card.

      Lagene said...

      Beautifu!

      Janeen said...

      i like how you explain the whys of things and I think some of this jargon is starting to sink in. :)

      Holly AKA KopyKat said...

      so beautiful, love the colors

      Sandra said...

      beautiful card Melanie - love the paper and the bling.
      Sandra ltb

      Cynthia said...

      Beautiful design, Melanie

      Bertha W said...

      I so like the butterfly and your bling stamps - thanks for sharing.

      Sharon Jones said...

      This card is so beautiful! I really like that color combo! Fantastic job with your design.

      Carole said...

      All your choices on this card came together so beautifully.

      Karen Denson said...

      The colors on the card are fantastic together. Sometimes you don't know if something will work and you put it together and Wow! Great card

      Jenny H. said...

      I love the cheerfulness of your card and the way you combined the various stamps!

      Golda said...

      Very nice card. The way you used the two sets together is great.

      Neesey said...

      I am so glad that I bought the bling set. I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. Beautiful card. TFS.

      Ashley Stover said...

      Such a beautiful card, I love the butterfly and that new designer paper.

      Amanda said...

      I love the black bling on the card it is awsome!

      joanieg said...

      Just beautiful. I love all the colors you used and the butterfly is gorgeous.

      Joanie

      Leanne said...

      Beautiful!

      joy said...

      Your card color make a beautiful impact and sophisticated statement!

      Monica said...

      Another stunning card Melanie! Can't wait to get this set!!

      JessicaK said...

      Bling and butterflies - great combo and lovely card.

      Jan Castle said...

      Yum...what a great card Melanie!!!

      Peggy said...

      So pretty and I love the Bling and the butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

      Sonja said...

      Lovely butterfly card.

      Teri said...

      Love the bling!

      Debbie said...

      Wouldn't have thought of this color combination but it works!

      Barb said...

      so pretty--love the colors!

      LindaS said...

      BEautiful card. Love the mix of colors and pattern. So elegant.

      Traci said...

      Very Pretty. TY for sharing. ;0)

      Traci Lord