Thursday, June 2, 2011

Inspiration Hop, Day 4: Vintage Chic StampTV Kit

Hello, and welcome to the final day of our May Inspiration Hop with the Gina K Designs team! We saved the beautiful new "Vintage Chic" Stamp TV kit for last, and it is simply fantastic! I fell in love with the whimsy of this image, with all those adorable balloons and her skirt billowing up, so I popped up the die cut piece she was stamped on at an angle to look like it's about to rise off the card, isn't that fun?Card uses Pure Luxury White, Innocent Pink, Key Lime, and some of the new beautiful black and white printed paper included in this kit! The classic patterns are beautiful on their own, or paired with any color for a bit of drama, or can be customized so many ways, here I've used the same Copics to color in the stripes as I used for coloring in the image. The stripes on her skirt and balloons are what helped me choose this striped pattern for my card, I seldom choose a print just because I like it, but because it ties in to my focal point in some very specific way. Have fun choosing which colors and where they will go!
I also added a few of the new rhinestone "Border Bling" to the corner of the mat and covered them with a little Crystal Lacquer and just the tiniest bit of clear glitter before it dried. The facets in the image look so fun in real life! :)

Thanks for hopping with us! Please enjoy more samples now from the team, and be sure to leave comments for a chance to win a free set!


Have a great day!

81 comments:

Ravengirl said...

This is fabulous! At first glance I thought it was dp that you had, that you matched colors to. Then I read that you had personalized it! Love it!

Tina Gilliland said...

FABulous, GF!!! LOVE love the matching of the stripes!!!

Jennie said...

Wow, now I never thought of that!!! I am still going direct to paper crazy with mine, lol! Cool striped dp and love your design. Definitely need to order more of this dp :o)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

What a fun card! Love everything about it!

thekolbes said...

OMG that is awsome. Unique and gorgeous
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Sue D said...

I like how you colored in the stripes.

margaret said...

I like the way you used the colors of the background paper for the skirt. Such a striking technique!

catdidit said...

OOoo LOVE how you have added the colors to this Mel! Simply AWEsome!

Teri said...

So bright and cheery! Love i!

Patti J said...

Another wonderful creation, Melanie, and what a fun image! Thanks for the inspiration! (Have I mentioned that I love coming here? lol...)

Miesje said...

OMGoodness! I really, really love this card! Absolutely love it!

Anita said...

What a fun and bright card!

Donna said...

Great colors and fun coordinating background paper. Love it!

Scrapacat said...

There is so much to love about this. Such a cool technique too, and that rakish angle of the ribbon grabs my eye. Adorable!

Giovana said...

Fantastic card Mel!! The colors are so bright and cheery.

The Vannoy Family said...

Oooooh- how pretty! Really like your card, Melanie (as always!) Love the new StampTV Vintage Chic stamp kit... you all are so inspiring with your projects! Great job!

Clare said...

I absolutely love the colors you chose on this! I'd love to wear the kind of dress this little lady is wearing! Nice coloring job!

Jill said...

This is just fantastic--what a chic look love the colors--WOW

Sue Bridges said...

Love the colors!

Barb Ghig said...

I absolutely LOVE how you personalized these beautiful papers and stamps! So, so pretty! Thanks for the how-to, and...Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for a chance to win some goodies!!!

naneruth said...

Love how you colored the black and white paper to match your other colors! Great card, so bright and fun.

Debbie Rogers said...

Love the bright colors Mel...stripes, stripes, everywhere!

Kary said...

WOW!!! Melanie, I love this card!! It's a great design & fun, and I love how you coloured the stripes. Awesome!

Mrs Ham said...

A great card, with wonderful colors.

lisa808 said...

Love the colors/stripes.

Carol said...

your colors really Stand Out! Love how you colored the skirt leaving a bit of white so pretty.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love how you colored in stripes on the patterned paper and balloon stripes and layers of the lady's dress with markers - such a simply technique that really packs a punch of color! Looks terrific!

harrahx2 said...

Fantastic and colorful too.

Lagene said...

This is such a bright festive card! Love it!

mtscrapgal said...

Very colorful girl to highlight ths great set. Great coloring. Thanks

crotnem said...

Love the bright colors for this card!

Riette said...

Oh my goodness I thought you did paper piecing! Beautiful copying of the dp!

scrapalajen said...

Love the gorgeous card.I really love how you made the lady com eout with those stripes.

mimucardartist said...

This is really wonderful, great card.

Shari said...

Absolutely love it.

Jenny McGee said...

WOW, love, love, love those colors. REally makes the card pop.

Sally said...

Love bright cards. This just looks "fun"

Sandy said...

Wow, what a fabulous use of colour! You can just see the fun movement in your stamped image.

Sandy said...

Great stripes.

stampencamper said...

love the layout and all the great colors on this card

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

LOVE the colorful design!!! I also love matching my Copics to dp!!

Donna Phelan said...

Clever girl, Melanie. Love those matching stripes!

Donna said...

Melanie, that looks great, coloring the dress and balloons to match the paper, that looks awesome.
Great job.
Donna Przy.....

Designs By Sky said...

Cute card. I love the colors! I also love this stamp kit. TFS

Joyce Thurston said...

wow! really like this one with all the colors. black & white is nice but it gets boring after awhile.

sandi said...

Very creative!! Love the design you created. Thank you for sharing.

Chris said...

Awesome card, Melanie. I love the colors and the whole happy feel to this card.

Carol said...

Wow, brilliant!!!!!

Diane N said...

Ooh la la! Took me a minute to realize that you colored the background AND the stamped figure. Brilliant!

Cheri said...

Fun, fun, fun!!!!! Love your creative ideas.

Sharon said...

Oh my Gosh! I absolutley love how you matched her skirt to the paper and I love how you used the paper FANTASTIC card!

Golda said...

Wow! Pretty with the added colors. It gives it such a different look.

Trish Klemann said...

Love all the color

jazy1m said...

This card is so awesome. The colors are a great big wow factor. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

sueraley said...

Great job! That gives me something else to try. Coloring the stripes, great idea.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! The green on this card is amazing! Fabulous job Mel!!

Gayle said...

Fantastic....I love those colors and that patterned paper...WOW!

DebbieD. said...

Wow, your card is wonderful...love all the vibrant colors.

pamselinski said...

You are amazing. Personalizing the paper WOW. I love it

Vickie Merrick said...

Love this card! The colors and stamped image are so fun!

buggin2stamp said...

This is fabulous! I love the fun stripes. So inspiring!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous. I love all the colors on her dress.

Susan said...

Wow -- you have made a beautiful card with all of these colours, and the coordinating paper is fabulous.

Kay S said...

Wow! Awesomeness! Love the matching skirt and dp!

Sylvia said...

Your card made me smile! It's cheerful with those beautiful stripes.

Joanna McDonald said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the way you
used the copics to match the paper.
Very outstanding!

Carol said...

Awesome card, I love the colors! I love seeing all the new release stamps in action.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Raelene said...

Melanie fun and inspirational as always. Thanks
Raels

JessicaK said...

Fantastic color inspiration and coordination. What a fun and fresh design!

Jaclynn Marie said...

Love, Love, LOVE the vintage look!! Great sets-awesome projects!! The colors are Ooh-La-La TFS!

Anonymous said...

I love the stripes in this card.
An awesome card, for sure.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful card! Awesome colors! Love how you customized the dp!

mjensen602 said...

What a clever idea to color in one of the stripes to match the card stock!, thanks for "thinking outside the stripe"!

Kris said...

Great idea! Very unique card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Marsha said...

Fabulous design.

--Marcy said...

Marvelous match of all the great colors

Parker said...

WHOO-WHEE, look and see! I love the Vintage Chic stamp and how you've applied your creativity to it. Thanks for sharing.

gerissman said...

Beautiful job as usual!! I love how you matched the stripes in her dress with the stripe in the paper!!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

LOVE the bold colors! What a take on the whole concept!

Susan White said...

Love the Card Melanie, You have not posted anything in six days I hope you and your family are all ok.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love your card!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
Thanks for this chance to win.