Thursday, July 7, 2011

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: "Bold and Beautiful"

Welcome to our final day of the Gina K Inspiration Hop! Today we have this month's Free with Three from Gina called " Bold and Beautiful", boy, is it ever! I made a background by watermarking the butterfly in Versamark onto the the new Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry and then embossed with with black EP onto the same cardstock. I cut it out and filled in small areas with a blue Sakura Glitter pen for shimmer. I popped it up and create a little bling trail behind it with "Bring the Bling". Card also uses Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx and Ocean Mist.


Now please go see what the rest of our team has for you today with the "Bold and Beautiful" set! Thanks for visiting!

105 comments:

Sue D said...

This really pops with the black embossing against the blue--very pretty.

richardbreaks said...

Love the handmade DP! I need to do that more!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous! Bring the Bling is the perfect compliment to this butterfly!

Kary said...

Wow!! Love the butterfly!! The Bring the Bling stamp really adds a lovely touch. Love the Raspberry blue too!

Riette said...

Such a lovely card with that gorgious blue paper! Looks like your butterfly is about to take off

Scrapacat said...

Very bold - I love it! I'm excited to get this new color in my hands. You give me such wonderful ideas - thank you!

Linda said...

This is a gorgeous card. The colors are outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Jana said...

I love that you used the new blue cardstock. Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon said...

What a cute design!

Eric and Karen said...

Beautiful. The black embossing adds so much.

Alison said...

I love the detail! Embossing the butterfly is genius!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love how you combined Blue Raspberry with Ocean Mist here, Mel -- beautiful butterfly card!

Mary Strauser said...

Just love that butterfly. Thanks for the neat idea.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful card, Mel..I love that heat embossed butterfly.

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, love the bright colors, just love that butterfly.

crotnem said...

Love the bling on this card. Can;t go wrong w/bling.

Jolis papiers said...

The combination of colors and technics give your to you card a special look. It's really beautiful! I love it!
Petite Fleur

catdidit said...

Perfect Mel! love it! those blues look so awesome together too!

TN Granny said...

I love this butterfly and your colors together are awesome.

Charmane said...

Just magnificient. The butterfly is terrific.

lisa808 said...

Your card is bold & beautiful!

Beastybunny said...

Oh beautifully done! I am in loe with that butterfly!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful Melanie! Your bling is just so appropriate here!

Barbara Colbert said...

That black embsssing really makes it pop!!! NICE job!!!That butterfly is great!

Debbie D. said...

Just as the stamp set says, your card is bold and beautiful!!Love that blue.

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! TFS
Jessica

Giovana said...

WOW Melanie! This is beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well doesn't this just go beautifully with your Bling set!!

Bast said...

Really beautiful card. I voe the way the butterfly looks like he/she is ready to take off and fly away. TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

naneruth said...

This is gorgeous!

sharon g said...

nice tie in, beautiful color!

Shirley N said...

Just stunning, your butterfly is gorgeous!

elizabeth said...

Wow! What a stunning card. That butterfly is just amazing.

Gayle said...

Bold, beautiful and bling all works wonderfully on your gorgeous card, Melanie.

mtscrapgal said...

Loved the bling trail for the butterfly. Great job.Thanks

scrappinmommom said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Wow color combination.

Golda said...

What wonderful colors! Love all the shine, too.

jazy1m said...

This card give you the WOW factor. Love it Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn said...

First impression when I saw this card was OOOHHHH!
Lovely design!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Gorgeous!!!! love that blue! makes the butterfly pop

Barb said...

another beautiful card using that awesome blue with black. very striking.

Donna said...

Wonderful card, so great on the embossing and it really pops that butterfly, very pretty card!! Love it.

Thanks for sharing
Donna

Lillian Child said...

Love the shimmer on your butterfly!

Jan said...

As usual.....stunning!

Else49 said...

Just have to say - Beautiful!!!

Oh2bnor said...

Darnit - I can't find my heat tool - must find it or buy another. I love your card... beautiful!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Bring the Bling and that butterfly-GENIUS!!!!

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you used!

Virginia Wingo said...

The butterfly and Bring the Bling were meant for each other. Gotta get some of the Raspberry Blue.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderfully constructed and absolutely gorgeous.

--Marcy said...

Exciting work! Love the "bling flight" pattern!

~ Connie said...

So BEAUTIFUL! Love those colors

Diane said...

Your butterfly and bling trail are stunning. Butterfly sure pops out on that blue raspberry paper.

Joni said...

Interesting detail. Great colors. This equals delightful!

Marsha said...

Very pretty card.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

So glad you provided a close-up of the butterfly so we could appreciate it in all of its sparkly glory!

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE how you designed this, Mel!! The embossing really makes the butterfly pop and I love the bling with it!

Janeen said...

Melanie, your bling sure makes a nice butterfly trail.

babdu said...

That Sakura glitter pen adds a wonderful glitz. Great card

Susan said...

I love blue and you've made this butterfly image soooo gorgeous! Love the Bring the Bling trail!

Penne said...

Oh how I love that Raspberry Blue!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo fabulous! I love the butterfly trail!!!

Vanessa said...

I really do love this card! Your bling stamp pairs up so well with the butterfly.

Lynn B. said...

Love the black with the blue. And your bling stamp makes a great butterfly trail.

Judy Averill said...

Very pretty..loved the watermark stamping as well as the cut out butterfly.(and your choice of colors)

Scrap Happy said...

Bling and beauty...and love the blue raspberry paper.

Sonya van Stee said...

Beautiful! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love the colours you used, and how you used the butterfly both as the focal image AND the background! Great work! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lagene said...

Totally Gorgeous! Love the bold blue!

Andrea said...

love the sparkly black on the vibrant blue...very nice

Arlene said...

Very pretty card. Love the blue raspberry paper.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful combination that blue and the black, the butterfuly just pops!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Melanie!!! I love the way the butterfly pops against the blue raspberry.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is gorgeous. I love this color combination.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Very pretty!

Celina said...

The layering is beautiful and I love the tail you added to the butterfly!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful Melanie! Love the bold black against the blue background!

ddlady said...

Melanie, I absolutely love your color combination. It just pops with the turquoise!

Kelly said...

So pretty! Love that blue!

Kim said...

Striking colors! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Joan said...

Gorgeous...definitely bold & beautiful!

Carrie said...

Love this beautiful blue butterfly embossed in black.

alex said...

As usual you show us what an amazing artist and designer you are a true inspiration

DebbieM said...

Gorgeous card! Love the black embossing on the blue. :)

Jenni said...

Stunning colour combo, the card really pops!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Ove the colours the black embossing, well love it all really! Love Sheila x

Roselass55 said...

Fantastic card, the Blue Raspberry card stock works so well with this stamp it makes the butterfly just fly off the page. Thanks for sharing this design.

Donna Phelan said...

Melanie, great, great color! As bold as the butterfly! SUPER!

Parker said...

The versamarking on your card really put a great spin on the finished product. Thanks.

Yvonne said...

Great card!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

what a pretty combination. thanks for sharing

Happy Quilling said...

Blue definitely IS one of the colours that work so great with this stamp set! Amazing job you've done! This is such a beautiful card!

kathr said...

A really stunning card Melanie, love everything about it...hugs Kath...

firstgrandma6 said...

Melanie. This is a terrific card. That blue is soooo dramatic. I love it!

dklessig said...

Beautiful vibrant colors

FrancineB said...

Beautiful card. Love the watermark, the detail of the trail, and the embossed butterfly. Gorgeous.

Monica Depung said...

I love the color...Beautiful

Leisa said...

The blue raspberry with black embossing is so pretty. also like the paper stamped with the butterfly

JessicaK said...

I love how the butterfly is just taking off the page, and the tone-on-tone image - gorgeous

Bertha W said...

Loved the color combination - the butterfly is beautiful in any color!

Casmiles said...

Beautiful card; butterflies always remind me of my mom and this one is gorgeous. Love the shine of the embossing and the sparkle of the glitter pen.

Monica said...

Beautiful buttefly, embosses very nicely. Great job.

Carolina said...

Stunning card Mel and love how you incorporated your set - it's the perfect touch!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card Melanie! Love the color choice! Beautiful stamp set too!