Friday, March 18, 2011

"Stencilled Silhouettes" and "Celebrate in Style"

Hope you had a GREAT time at the party on STV last night and fun shopping in the store, all new products are AVAILABLE NOW! We're kicking off four more days of hop with the Gina K Designs Team to show you more ideas and inspiration for all our latest Gina K sets! We know the first thing a lot of people want to know is "what's free?!" and this month we have not one but TWO great freebie sets with purchase, in honor of 2 great years of StampTV! We also know have a lot in your cart and on your wish list so we want to show you some rewards you get with your orders and fun ways to use them! :) Without further adieu, let's see these sets!


The first is "Stencilled Silhouettes", bold images that are beautiful with the Direct to Stamp technique, get out your markers! :) This set is free this month only with the purchase of three stamps sets valued at 19.95 or above! Today I made two very simple CAS cards, these stamps make such crisps pop of color on a clean white sheet of Pure Luxury!

I also worked in this week's STV Color Spotlight challenge to create these cards: Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, and Green Grass. I used my Memento Markers to color directly on the rubber, "huffing" with my breath to moisten the ink and then stamping. Ribbon is Pure Luxury. Don't you love that font?? Fun but sophisticated! I also added a row of my "Bring the Bling" to lead your eye to the tulips and underscore the greeting, the bold dots work very well with these chunky stamps...


The next card I made the row going across my vertical card with the greeting below it. This is such a classic layout! I started by stamping my scalloped row from "Bring the Bling" then stamped each trio of inked up flowers above it TWICE, the flowers fit perfectly at the top of each "v", I was so excited to discover that when Gina previewed the set! You could also stamp the scallops upside down and then stamp the flowers into the "humps".



Next up is "Celebrate in Style", this mini set is free with ANY $35 purchase this month! You get this adorable frock on dressmaker form (so cute and trendy!) and a greeting that works for almost any occasion! I stamped the dress onto Basic Grey Lemonade DP and then again on vellum so I could add another layer of the skirt underneath. I didn't have any fabric or lace on hand, but in real life the vellum looks very gossamer and girly! :)
Lemon Drop layer is stamped with my "Bring the Bling" border, I tapped the stamp onto my Versamark pad before inking it up with cranberry ink, and then stamping. This layer of Versamark allows clear EP to stick to the image so after heating you can have glossy, dimensional embossing, just like real bling! (Be sure to do the Versamark FIRST so you don't get colored ink on your pad! ) I used the stamped border as a guide to free cut around it creating a fancy edge.

I love how these little bling dots look with the berries in the print! I also stamped a little bling flower onto the same DP and then just cut around the edge to make an embellishment. Ivory CS is Cuttlebugged with Victoria and base is Pure Luxury Lipstick Red.

Both sets here at "What's New?"! Please enjoy more inspiration with these stamps from our talented Gina K Design Team!



  • Gina K



  • Giovana Smith



  • Janice Whiting




  • Jennie Harper




  • Lee Murphy




  • Melanie Muenchinger




  • Michelle Woerner




  • Sharon Harnist




  • Theresa Momber




  • Tina Gilliland




  • Valerie Stangle




  • Vicki Dutcher




  • AJ Otto




  • Carolina Buchting




  • Cathy Tidwell




  • Colleen Schaan




  • Deb Felts



  • Thanks for hopping with us! I'd love to hear from you what you think of all the new sets! :)

    133 comments:

    Theresa Momber said...

    Total gorgeousness! Love how you used the bling, too!

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    I'm with Theresa - the added bling finishes off each card wonderfully~

    Stephani said...

    Great cards! Love all the bling.

    Leslie said...

    Oh I love the way you have done these cards. The orange stripped ribbon on the one card is fantastic!

    debmiata2001 said...

    I cannot wait to get my stamp sets I ordered last night and get started. I love your cards and the beautiful new bling...gorgeous.

    Sherry Kushibab said...

    Like that vellum with the skirt - what a great idea. Lovely colors and so much fun bling. Awesome cards.

    Kary said...

    Wow!!! Every card is so gorgeous! Love the bling on every card ;)

    Barb said...

    Great Cards--love the bright colors. Bring on Spring!!!

    catdidit said...

    Awesome Mel! I really love how you cut out that yellow with the bling on it, following the stamped image!

    carpediem said...

    wow...great cards! it's great to know that the new stamps are available to purchase now!!! laura j

    Marilyn B said...

    I love the first card and the ribbon knocks it out of the park.

    Stampin Cats said...

    Love the cards. They do remind me that spring is right around the corner.

    Naomi Armenta said...

    so cute....thanks for sharing!

    Karen (TLgirl353) said...

    Your new set is fabulous! Can't wait to get my little paws on it! I love your sample cards!

    Paula Laird said...

    Love them! I think I'm going to have to get some Memento Markers. Love how you used your bling set!

    Leigh M said...

    and I love, love, LOVE your beautiful cards. You never cease to amaze me.

    Thanks for sharing...

    Sharon Mattingly said...

    Great cards! And the bling adds so much!

    She's Crafty! Studio said...

    WOW, beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Mélyane said...

    I love the Celebrate in style card! Really really beautiful!!

    --Marcy said...

    Wow - your enhancements really make the cards dance!

    AJ said...

    cute stuff Mel!! :)

    Donna said...

    Great cards! Love the new free sets! Lovely colors!

    Becky said...

    Both of these are gorgeous.

    Sue D said...

    Beautiful cards--love the new sets.

    Debbie Yates said...

    Absolutely beautiful...so crisp and clean...your flourish dots really accent the images!

    stampandweave said...

    I really like the extra layer you added to the dress and the paper piecing you did on the dress.

    FrancineB said...

    Gorgeous cards! I love how you created the dress. Very feminine.

    Chris said...

    Absolutely beautiful cards, Melanie! I like how you snuck the Bring the Bling into both of the cards. It's a great way to see how all of the different stamp sets can be used together. I think that those of us who have shied away from bling will be starting to bling-it (oh, bring it!)

    Cynthia said...

    Gorgeous designs, Melanie! Great combo of sets as well.

    Collette said...

    They're all absolutely beautiful! Love your embellishments!

    Valerie said...

    So pretty, Mel! And your bling ties in so wonderfully on all the samples.

    Kimberly S. said...

    Wow!! You did it all in one blog! Love the clean & simple cards (absolutely LOVE that ribbon!!), and then you blinged it up for the dress card!! I am LOVING All of these creations!!

    Janeen said...

    beautiful, every single one of them. Thanks for making the bling stamps, I know I will have to get them. Love the simple cards you made too, sometimes I just need simple.

    carrie said...

    Great cards! Really love the details in the Celebrate in Style card.

    Katherine said...

    Absolutely stunning cards! I really like what you did with the dress.

    mollymoo951 said...

    Love your dress card!

    Lagene said...

    WOW WOW!! Absolutely LOVE your Dress card with the gorgeous bling and the silhouette cards are fantastic!

    Lagene said...

    WOW WOW!! Absolutely LOVE your Dress card with the gorgeous bling and the silhouette cards are fantastic!

    klarcher said...

    Love, love , love these cards, thanks so much for the tip about the Versamark before color to make the Bling shine

    Lindsay M. said...

    WOW!! Gorgeous cards!!! They are stunning!!! Amazing use of the bling!!! :)

    PJ said...

    Your cards are very pretty, nice work!

    Crafty Math Chick said...

    These are great Melanie - I love how you blended the colors with the stencils set and that striped ribbon was the perfect match for them. I like how you incorporated your bling set into the cards as well - don't you love how so many of Gina's sets work together like that?

    Ashley Stover said...

    I just love your colorful, simple, yet elegant card designs, you are such an inspiration!

    Miesje said...

    Hi Melanie - I really love both cards! I noticed some of the bling from your next set - very pretty!

    naneruth said...

    So pretty! I love these sets.

    Nana Connie said...

    Incredible! I'm going to love every one of these sets!

    chrissy said...

    Love how the stencil stamp set creates simple yet elegant cards.
    Chrissy Bornfleth

    bernietom47 said...

    Fabulous cards! Great colors.
    Blessings Bernie

    Anonymous said...

    The colors I am seeing so far on the hop having me thinking spring...all so refreshing.
    crafty teacher

    Ravengirl said...

    These are so cute! I love the vellum underskirt peeking out :)

    And those tulips are brilliantly colored!

    Big Anne said...

    Your cards are wonderful, Melanie! I can't wait to get my hands on the new GKD stamp sets. I'm going to have so much fun with them!

    Barbara Hale said...

    Love your cards - especially the tulips from Stenciled Silhouettes.

    pat said...

    lovely cards

    Tamara said...

    You do such Klean and crisp work!! Lovely!

    Wide Eyed Stamper said...

    Gorgeous work! love your cards... can't wait to get that bling set :)

    Melanie Sue Jerome said...

    the direct to stamp looks really good with the flower set

    DebbieM said...

    Great CAS cards and stunning dress card! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

    peggy wainman said...

    Beautiful and fun!

    Anita said...

    Wow! Stunning card! I love all the details!

    Colorado Crafter said...

    What great cards!! TFS!!

    Jessica said...

    Such pretty cards. I love the bling.

    Carol said...

    Great use of the BLING....bring it on.

    mdog said...

    Your cards are just elegant!

    Sharon Jones said...

    Melanie, you have captured my heart with your cards!!! They are SO beautiful and breathtaking! What a talent you have!

    Deb said...

    Gorgeous, Mel! I love the combination of these sets!

    Lynne said...

    There is no end to the wonderful stamp sets that come from the talent of Gina K and her designers. Well done.

    Gayle C. said...

    Melanie, love love love everything and I'll go with the consensus the bling is a perfect finish.

    Sharon Harnist said...

    Love your bright stenciled cards, Mel -- so Springy & cheery! And the Bling order on your Celebrate card is to die for!

    Jan Castle said...

    Absolutely love the bling stamps!!! Just ordered them...thanks to you! Great cards Melanie!
    Jan

    Betty Neville said...

    These are gorgeous Melanie! The bling is a great addition!

    Nana Donna said...

    Awesome cards, love the ribbon on the first one matches perfect. How cute what you did with the dress love it!

    redwasher1 said...

    Melanie, your cards are fabulous!! I love all the bling!!! Great inspiration!!!

    Sue Bridges said...

    You really pulled so many things together! Love it!!

    Melody (lacyquilter) said...

    These are wonderful.

    Detra said...

    Very pretty cards. tfs.

    Donna said...

    Wonderful cards, both are just so awesome!!

    Missy Owen said...

    Love bling!! Gorgeous!

    HandySandy41 said...

    Love the crisp clean style. Beautiful Cards!

    Judy said...

    Beautiful cards! Love the bling. TFS

    Laurie said...

    Love both samples!

    sandi said...

    Can't wait to go shoppin.g!! Great cards

    Nancy said...

    Wow, beautiful cards!

    Anonymous said...

    I love the tulips! But, that dress is so cool! Thanks for sharing your fun creations with us.

    Chris R. from Iowa

    Monica said...

    As always.. your cards are gorgeous!

    Carey said...

    I don't use orange very often, so when I see cards like yours, it reminds me that I need to remember to be more open in my choice of colors. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

    Marsha said...

    What beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

    Penne said...

    I love the extra layer that you added to the dress. Nice touch! Thanks for sharing...

    Cathy said...

    Love this new release and all of the creative inspiration! Fabulous!!!

    Kelly said...

    Love your cards! I am loving your new bling set! Way to show it off!

    Debbie said...

    I placed my order today and can't wait to get my hands on these new stamps so I can create beautiful cards like yours!

    aol.com said...

    classy cards..thnx for sharing

    Geri said...

    Beautiful as usual!!! I love how you used the vellum on the dress!! So fancy!!!

    Marsha said...

    All your cards are so beautiful.

    ddlady said...

    Loved the orange stripped ribbon on the floral card. It really makes the flowers "pop" . Loved the pattern on the dress and the "bling" makes the card stand out beautifully!

    Julie said...

    love your cards.

    Susan said...

    I do love the font on the first card -- as well as the stencilled images. Love how the tulips turned out with your colouring techniques. Great cards!

    maryhansenrn said...

    I love the ribbon color coordination! TFS

    Neesey said...

    Oh my my. I adore the yellow card. Very beautiful.

    Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

    Oooooo I am sooo loving the BLEENG!!! LOL And the underskirt....looks like a shimmery petticoat!! How fun and pretty!!!

    Nancy said...

    SO AWESOME! Love the bing and the extra layer on the dress too. It's all good!

    Shirley said...

    BEAUTIFUL!! love the bling.

    Isabel Z said...

    I just love all the detail that you use when you create. What a beautiful effect it has on the finished product.

    Fab and Sassy said...

    very pretty

    inkyfingers said...

    OMG... your dress form card is really stunning!

    Sonia said...

    I love all the elements in your cards- it really makes me want them all!!!

    StampinDi said...

    Gorgeous cards as always! You are so talented.

    Donna Phelan said...

    WOW!!! Your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!

    irishgalkelly said...

    Beautiful cards! Love the tulips!! Your dress card is total fab with all that pretty bling!

    irishgalkelly said...

    Beautiful cards! Love your tulips especially. Your dress card is total fab with all that bling.

    Lisa said...

    OMG! Love all the detail and how you used the bling stamp!

    pqueenie said...

    The flowers in this set are beautiful!!

    Cheri said...

    Love, love, love the softness of both of your cards, Mel. I can't wait to get my new sets.

    scrappinmommom said...

    I really like the second layer of the skirt, neat idea!! and with the swirl bling.. Fantastic.

    buggin2stamp said...

    Beautiful cards Melanie. I love that dress card. Such dimension and fun 'bling".

    Barbara said...

    Love the idea of the silhouettes and nobody can get enough bling!

    Casmiles said...

    Wow - love the cards, the blog, and the new sets!

    firstgrandma6 said...

    I do love that font! You are very creative with your cards. I really liked all of them!

    Bonnie said...

    What a great idea to have the vellum layer peeking out from the dress!

    Debbie B said...

    I love love love your cards!!! They are gorgeous!!! Now I know I want these stamp sets!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Debbie B

    FibreJunky said...

    I love how your blingy stamp set added so much to the cards you made!

    Barbara Colbert said...

    I really like that stenciled look!

    Lorraine said...

    Beautiful cards! Love the paper pieced dress and the stenciled flowers.

    joy said...

    Your cards make me anxious to get my stamps! Hope the post man knows how eagerly I'm waiting for them -- thank you for your inspiration!

    Kay S said...

    Ohh! Love the way did the flowers on the first card and the ribbon on it is on of my favorites! The dress is darling! He dpnis perfect for the dress and the added petticoat is so fun!

    Die Cut Lady said...

    Fun card with the dress!

    Carole said...

    WOW. What more can one say.

    Sandy said...

    Such cute cards...love how you double layered the dress :)

    Shannah said...

    So so pretty!!

    Terri E. said...

    The flower cards are darling!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

    Anonymous said...

    wonderful cards, thanks for the inspiration!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

    jan farnworth said...

    really pretty

    Scrapacat said...

    Wow. WOW! I love these. Beautiful colors and perfect patterned paper choices. Lovely! ♥

    DottyA Cards & Things said...

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