Monday, January 2, 2012

Inspiration Hop Day 2: "Special Occasion Tags" and Free with Three "You've Got Style"


First up we have Special Occasion Tags by Tami Mayberry, trendy tags and greetings for so many events! I don't have the coordinating Spellbinders dies yet, so I free-cut one out with scissors, this one particular shaped tag, all I can see is "VASE" LOL! So I stamped that vertically and added some flowers from the True Love StampTV kit. DP is from that kit as well. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Black Onyx, White, and Turquoise Sea. I used Classic Scallop Edgeabilities to make a scalloped border to echo the curves around my new "vase". ;) I colored the image and tag border with Copics and added some black brads for accents.

Next up we have the new "Free with Three" set "You've Got Style" ! Purchase any three sets from Gina K Designs and get this fun fashion set for free, this month only! Now I will not be offended at all (lol!) if you never copy this very unconventional sketch, but please just allow me a nod to one of my favorite shows, this design was inspired by the sentiment in the set, "EVERY DAY IS A STAGE AND THE WORLD IS YOUR (Project!!) RUNWAY"
I used a Pure Luxury Black Onyx base and snipped a 4 x 5 1/4" mat with Cutterbee scissors to resemble that long fabulous catwalk! (Is it just me, or are these graphic black and white lines reminding you of that vintage gown Julia Roberts wore to the Oscars the year she won, too?? ...anyhow...) Shoes (colored to look like Louboutins, of course! Copics RV29 E53, 100 and T8) are cut out and popped up. TIP: For a tiny pop of red to match the heel reveal and peep toe, I stamped the sentiment again onto Pure Luxury Red Hot cardstock and cut out the two words I want to emphasize.
I can think of a few PR fans who would flip for this card! ;-P (FYI, PR All Stars starts January 5th!!)

Dang, I want those shoes...!

Now please go have fun hopping with the rest of our team! Be sure to leave comments along the way to give you more chances to win a grab bag of 12 stamps from Gina K Designs!

Thank you for visiting, and see you tomorrow for our last day of hopping!

92 comments:

Ravengirl said...

How much fun are these! Love the unconventional runway design!

Jennie said...

thud...leave it to you to see a vase in the tag. FAB!!! Great runway card too!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Really cool cards, Melanie! Would have never thought of using the tag as a vase-you clever girl!

Lisa Lynne said...

Love those cards! Especially that black fashion show card - really stunning!

Lynne said...

Love the way you used the scallop edgeability die to make the "circles."

elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness you are so clever. Love how you used the tag to create a vase! The the 3-d effect on the second card is just awesome. Love these!

Anne said...

Love your cards, especially the black and white one. Very dramatic looking.

--Marcy said...

How do you consistently come up with these great ideas? I am in awe!

Becky said...

What fabulously creative cards!
Happy New Year!

Olga said...

Great cards!

Theresa said...

Aweesome!!! Love that vase. Hee!!

Cynthia said...

It takes a true artist to see a vase in a tag! Enjoy seeing how the other side looks at shapes and things. Wish I wasn't so 'new vision' challenged!

joy said...

Love the colors of your first card and the second one - the shoes look so real!

Jann said...

The TAGS card is so out of the box it deserves it's own. The vase is a terrific idea and I can see, now, where you got it from. I like that you found ther die cut border to match the set. Who would have thunk? The SYLE card is great all spotlights to the shoes.

Sue Bridges said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Very cool designs!
Thanks.

catdidit said...

I just LOVE the way your brain works!! LOVE your 'vase' and your stage! Awesome Mel!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful and delightful cards you created. Very creative too.

Donna said...

Cute cards, Melanie! Love your layouts.

Golda said...

I absolutely love how you used the tag stamp as a vase! Had to call my husband in to show him and he thought it was really smart. Love your imagination!

Denise E. said...

I love your use of color. Thank you for sharing.

Barb May said...

wonderful cards - as usual

scrappinmommom said...

Two really cute cards. Love your runway with the shoes. Great colors.

Gayle said...

I enjoyed your graphic style ideas and will be trying a few of your ideas in my cards! Thanks for your inspiration!

CinBoopRella's Place said...

I am in awe of not only your cards, but your stamp designs as well! You are magnificent!

Robin said...

Thanks foe the new "vase" inspiration. Will look at tag stamps in a whole new way!

Jill said...

You did a fabulous job on your cards. Thank you so much for sharing...:-)

Tami B. said...

First of all, I've been to your page many times but have never noticed the wonderful quote you have in your header- (love it!) and I love these cards, especially the runway card. How imaginative and creative you were on both cards, just exactly what one would expect from an artist!

Linda S said...

Ingenius use of the label stamp to make the flower vase and the embellishment on the card. The "Project" Runway card is such fun....Thanks

naneruth said...

Great ideas!

dklessig said...

Great cards, the colors really pop.

Marianne said...

Loved the catwalk idea...too cute! Happy New Year!

Leslie Turner said...

Love both of your creations! The flowers and vase are gorgeous, and I love those black shoes, too!! I will have this stamp set!! :D

Bertha W said...

Loved the scallop circle trim. Thanks for sharing.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

nicely done. thanks for sharing

Making Jesus Famous said...

Melanie these are adorable!!!!
Love them!

Casmiles said...

Fun cards, I love the shoe card!! And the colors.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you made the stamp into a vase. So creative.

StacyC said...

Great cards..

mjensen602 said...

Nice and different cards...interesting...thanks!

~ Connie said...

love the "VASE" idea! I wouldn't have thought of that; and your catwalk shoes are FAB!

Sue D said...

Very clever vase and runway!

Shari said...

Every stop on your blog is a learning experience. Thanks so much,

Lindsay M. said...

Whoa!!!!! How awesome is that cat walk!!!!! Haha! So clever!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Patti J said...

Your creations are always so much fun! Thanks for sharing another wonderful post!!!

NJMullins said...

I love the shoes, too, LOL. Great design!

mtscrapgal said...

I bet Tami didn't realize one of the team would make a vase out of tags. Very clever to give us more ways to use the new stamps.Like your runway on the style ccard too. Thanks

KonaRose said...

Hi, Melanie,
Your flowers on card 1 are very nicely colored, as well as paper color combo's. Your runway on card 2 is fab, and so are the shoes. But man, what JR wore or which designer shoes these could be - swoosh, beats me :) Lovely cards!

Veronica said...

How clever! Love your cards. TFS.

Nanette said...

Two cute cards. What a clever use of the label stamp on the first card. TFS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job on that run way!! Very creative~

Sylvia said...

Melanie both cards are so creative. Love your "Project Runway-ish" card best. Thanks.

sghay said...

Very pretty! All of you have very different runway shots and they are all gorgeous. Yours looks like the runway with the curtains in the background.

FrancineB said...

Fabulous cards! Clever use of the tag stamp.

Gayle said...

I want these shoes too. You are too much Melanie and I love your creativity and your unconventional way of thinking. You Go Girl!

Anonymous said...

Such a clever way to use the shoe stamp!!! Love it!!!

Geri

Lynn B. said...

How brilliant to switch the direction of that stamp and make something completely different out of it. I need to learn to step outside my self-imposed "box" and see things the way you do!

jean w. said...

Great cards Melanie! Very imaginative!

Pam said...

Super cards! Very inspiring.

joanieg said...

Very cute and original cards!

Joanie

Margaret said...

How cute. Love your cards.

Trisha said...

So sweet. Great job on your cards. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

ktfabian said...

Really great cards!

stampandweave from SCS said...

How creative to use that as a vase!

marose6@comcast.net said...

not my style but inspired to make for someone else who likes that show too.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

I am in awe of all these wonderful runways, fabulous designs on both cards!!

Terry Duncan said...

Love the runway! Very creative.

TrinaM said...

Love both cards, especially the crisp black and white design of the You've Got Style card.

Karen Denson said...

Great cards. Love the runway.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh these are so STYLIN'!!! I love the runway!!!

Serena said...

Great cards! Love your "vase!"

Sandy said...

So smart, turning the tag on its side to create that vase. I'm with you I want those shoes...actually I want the younger body that would let me to wear those shoes! Thanks for the dreams.

Judy I said...

Great cards. Your runway is awesome.

reflections:0) said...

Love, love, love what you did with that new label stamp.

reflections:0)

Joan said...

great cards. Love both stamp sets and how you used them. Great job.

Andrene said...

OK - the runway just cracks me up - awesome thought process!!! Love the colors on the first card. I dont know if I ever would have thought to combine them but they are just STUNNING together.

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Super cards. Love the runway and the colors are very striking.

Sheahasu said...

I did not even realize that you had used the tag stamp until you mentioned it. Fabulous!

Stamping in Asia said...

Love your 2 cards esp. the "Project" Runway one -so very inspiring! I am a great fan of Project Runway. Can't wait to see the show!!!.....Anne

Cheryl Wright said...

I love what you've done with these stamps! It took a while before I realised the vase was the tag stamp turned on it's side. Very inspirational!
I love visiting blogs because they give so many ideas and often, usual ways to use stamps.
Fabulous!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are AWESOME Melanie! WOW! So creative - I LOVE what you did with Tami's label, turning it into a vase like that is inspired! (and the floral element matches that DP so nicely too) and the layout for your runway card is wicked clever too!

Crafty Caring Friends said...

Melanie! I really like your style. I'm going to be returning just to see your artwork. Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year to you...

Rene said...

WOW, very creative.. love your cards! TFS

Pati said...

Wow, very cool & creative turning the label to make a vase!! TFS!

Caroline said...

love the black and white... so elegant

Sonia said...

You certainly let your creative muse show with these cards! I love the vase and what a neat runway! Just think- with this stamp you can own ALL the priciest shoes!

Dil said...

Beautiful stamps and what lovely cards you made. thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Kris said...

Fabulous cards! Love your unconventional use of stamps and layout! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Neesey said...

These are such great cards. My fav is the runway card. Great use of the stamp. TFS

ocean-dreamer said...

I am always inspired by your stamp designs and your beautiful work!

Donna Phelan said...

Love that single sentiment......HAPPY! Says it all doesn't it? FUN runway you created for your 2nd card, can't wait for AllStars, should be good! (oh and I forgot to mention how beautiful the cover of your book is, GORGEOUS!)

Luanne said...

Beautiful cards! and great layout

Luanne
myfootahead at gmail dot com
craftersreference.blogspot.com