Monday, March 28, 2011

Spellbinders Blog Hop

Good morning and happy Monday! Today the Gina K Designs team is doing another thank you blog hop for Spellbinders, sharing more samples of cards we've made with our Grand Calibur gifts! If you are following the hop you should be arriving from Lee Murphy's blog, but you may start anywhere along the way and see everything, thank you for stopping here! The card I made for today, which also uses this week's StampTV's sketch challenge, uses 5 different Spellbinders dies and I was able to cut them ALL in one pass on my Grand Calibur, then flip and emboss all five on the second pass, love it! I stamped my daisy bunch from "Spring Basket" in Vivid Coffee Bean on the Long Rectangle panel and then framed it on Long Scalloped Rectangles die cuts from Pure Luxury Creme de Menthe and Chocolate Brown. After coloring my daisies with Copics G21, YG11, RV00, BV31, BV00, and V17, I layered these over a Petite Scalloped Circle from Lovely Lavender mat, both stamped with my "Bring the Bling" flourishes in Versamark, which I then covered with Liquid Pearls. Base and Fancy Tag are made with the new Gina K Pure Luxury Wild Lilac.
Greeting is from the new Free with Three set "Stenciled Spring". I hope you can participate in our sketch challenge this week!! Be sure to upload your card using this sketch to the STV gallery with the tag STVSKSP19, good luck winning a set of free stamps!
Now please continue the hop on Sharon Harnist's blog and check out more stunning samples with Spellbinders along the way from the rest of our talented Gina K Designs team! Enjoy the rest of your day and I hope to see you again tomorrow!

52 comments:

Sharon Harnist said...

So pretty and Springy, Mel -- love the colors!

JaniceAileen said...

Oooh, love all the layers, Melanie!

Darla said...

Gorgeous!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

So very pretty!!! LOVE all the layers and wow... I wish my Liquid Pearls came out as nicely as yours did. Mine always have points!!!!

Kathryn said...

Love the way you made all of those dies work together in that layout. Great design job!!

Sue D said...

Great card to showcase the dies.

Yone said...

Lovely card ! Purple shades are my favorite colors ! Hugs

joy said...

Beautiful card - love the little peek-a-boo pearl swirls!

Sharon Mattingly said...

Beautiful card - love the colors, the coloring, and the pearl bling!

pqueenie said...

Beautiful card!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a beautiful card design. It represents spring so well.

Ravengirl said...

This is really cute! I love how you have used this image vertically!

Dawn said...

Very pretty. I love the way you colored the flowers. Dawn

Theresa Momber said...

Stunning!!! Love the colors.

Robert said...

I like how you turned the flowers on end and is really shown off sitting on the lacy card stock.

Lisa B. said...

Love the card. Love the spellbinders fancy tags.

Mélyane said...

Your card is really really pretty! Great use of the sketch!

Parker said...

Five in one pass!! Wonderful. I'm looking forward to beginning my own collection of Spellbinder items.

Gladys R. said...

Beautiful card. Love how
you used the image vertically.
I must give this a try. I doubt
my pearls will look as neat and
perfect as yours.

normajeanr50 said...

Very pretty.

Caity Sue said...

Beautiful card with beautiful colors! Love it!

Darlene said...

I love the layers and layers of color!! Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Golda said...

Wonderful card. I'm looking forward to doing the sketch, as well.

Susan said...

Love the colors. Great card.

Gayle C. said...

Love that you incorporate more than one stamp set in your cards. Beautiful card and fantastic colors.

happy said...

The purple and green is a great combination.

snowbear said...

Very pretty card.. colors are great.. they so remind me of Easter..

SavedbyGrace said...

Cheerful shade of purple. Very sweet and pretty!! Iris, Saved by Grace

Tamara said...

Such a pretty card! Love the color!

Susan said...

What a unique and beautiful card. I'm envious of those people who have a Grand Calibur!

Penne said...

Love the color combo, mel. The card has such a "spring" feel to it. Thanks for sharing.

ddlady said...

Melanie, love,love your card. The purples are so beautiful!

Giovana said...

So pretty Melanie!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is a beautiful color combo Mel and I love the elegant touches--gorgeous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Luv 2 Create said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors and the design.
Marcie

Donna said...

Wow, wonderful job!! Love the purple flowers, the card is gorgeous.
Thanks
Donna P

Sonia said...

Beautiful! Purple is a favorite color in our household.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! Love those pearls!

Lala said...

Oh I love this cards. It has so much movement. All those dies in one pass...wow!

Andrene said...

Beautifully done. Love your color choices and of course the bling!! TFS

Judy said...

I love this sketch design. And I have to start using pearls, they add soooo much to the card.

Valerie said...

I love the flowers in the vertical layout! Whodahthunkthat?! Well you of course!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Mrs Ham said...

I love how you used the stamp on this card. Wonderful.

Kelly said...

Love the lovely pearl flourishes peeking out from behind!

sharman said...

Love Love Love. Beautiful Colors.

Karen Denson said...

Gorgeous. What detail. The card is amazing.

Carol said...

Melanie very nice card -- who you used 5 spellbinders on this one card and did that with one pass on the Grand Caliber and then did a second pass and embossed with the second pass. I'm impressed. Aloha from Hawaii.
cc

Peachy Wessels said...

Beautiful card - what a great way to use the flowers! I love this sketch!

Kary said...

It's a lovely card!!! I love the colours, the pearls & the layers. Sooo pretty!

Shelley said...

I love the purple, the stamps, the diecuts--the whole darn thing! Spellbinders are awesome!

Loretta Mak said...

Love the colors thanks for sharing