Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Inspiration Hop, Day 4: Believe in Yourself and Great Sayings


Good morning! The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Get ready to be inspired with many beautiful ideas for our newest stamp sets and papers. As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners, check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.

The first stamp set we have is the limited edition stamp duo "Believe in Yourself", available for free this month in honor of 3 year anniversary of StampTV, when you place an order of $35 or more through March 31st! Don't ya just love free stuff? And how easy Gina makes things to get it? ;)
I loved this Parisian Garden print so I stamped the butterfly on it several times at angles to create a border, then filled in small sections of the wings with Copic RV89 for extra pop.
The I stamped the butterfly on White Pure Luxury and used the shades form the DP to color. Trace these areas with a little coordinating glitter pen for extra sparkle.

Greeting is stamped on Lovely Lavender and base is Black Onyx. (Yes, I totally want to redo the "BE YOU" part to be like Gina, lol!) Butterfly is adhered with pop dots.
Next we have the Free with Three set "Great Sayings", I just love big quotes for cards! This set contains three large greetings and a versatile happy flower, great for making clean and simple designs.

Here is my sample (unfortunately on the sample I made last week, I used the only sentiment in the set that had a little typo, oops! haven't redone the card yet, but rest assured per Gina's post everyone who earns the free set will have the correct quote, see the full set above for corrected quote! :) I used the damask patterns from the Petals and Wings I used the previous two days, and I just love how this pack contains both whimsical, cutesy prints and but also delicate and elegant ones like on this card!
Card also uses Pure Luxury Black Onyx and White, and is accented with rounded corner punch and Pure Luxury button.


Please check out all the amazing designs and inspiration from our team:And that concludes this month's inspiration hop! We hope you enjoyed it and are getting busy stamping! :)

61 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you colored/popped up the butterfly!

Riette said...

LOVE the butterfly! And you can always say you "Frenched it up" on the miss-spelled one LOL

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous with the butterflies stamped like that! Love it Mel!

Crafty Math Chick said...

You know, I never stamp on patterned paper like that Melanie, I don't know why not, it looks beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration... want those glitter pens too...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous coloring on the bfly~

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like how you colored the butterfly.

roxz said...

Just love your website and all the great ideas and instructions/tutorials you have
thanks for sharing

Olga said...

Lovely sweet cards!

naneruth said...

Very lovely!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Lovely cards! I just love the way you created the butterfly background. So pretty!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful. Love the Cards the colors and papers are Great. love the Butterfly and the Blending is so Great. love the Back grown stamp. the flowers are Awesome. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Tami B. said...

To answer your question, yes, free stuff is good, but honestly the fantastic ideas and inspiration we/I get from you ladies is every bit as good. Today's "wowzer'- your butterfly background.

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful Mel.

Cheryl Winget said...

Lovely, lovely cards as usual. I love that butterfly image and the inspirational sayings. Wow!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! Love the total design on the butterflies!

Linda R. said...

Great background choices and I love the butterfly border.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- the butterfly card is fantastic- so pretty!

Luanna said...

Great cards. I love the shading that matches the background paper on 2nd card. I'm really getting attached to that little flower!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS purple! Love your second just as much, they are both delightful! :)

alex said...

Stunning cards, love them both :-)

Sharon said...

Both are beautiful cards! Especially the butterly one - stamping the patterned paper was so pretty!

mermaid fenicia said...

I love those cards ^-^

Janice said...

cute!

amyvonachen said...

Gorgeous! I am intimidated by DP but your 2nd card has inspied me to try using it more!

KonaRose said...

Mmmmmmelanie! You could make newsprint look like a Rembrandt! If I could just color like you....then I could make a butterfly look like stained glass, and simple flowers & leaves look like water colours. Some day, some day.... blessings to you & yours!

Susan said...

Lovely. As Always!

Anne Biesterfeld said...

What beautiful cards.

Scrapacat said...

Oh so pretty! Love the butterflies stamped over the patterned paper. So delicate!

Jennifer said...

I am LOVING the purple!!!

Regards,
Jennifer

Lorraine said...

Beautiful creations! Love the colors!

janet33234 said...

Beautiful cards. Gorgeous colors.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful coloring on both. I love the purple butterfly and the way you've popped it up. The coloring on the second card is so delicate and pretty. It just says 'SPRING'

Unknown said...

be still my heart- purple on purple! that is gorgeous!
the pastel card is lovely too
Thanks
Holly

Joan said...

Both cards are great. I love the coloring on the floral card - ver, very pretty.

Trisha said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie. Your colors are so awesome. Purple is one of my favorites.

scrappinmommom said...

Absolutely gorgeous butterfly card, your second card is so very feminine and pure. Just love it.

Angie said...

Gourgeous cards Melanie! Love that purple paper and second one so elegant!

Leta said...

Fantastic cards as usual Melanie..love them both

Robin said...

So beautiful as always!

Caryn S said...

Both of these cards are lovely.

Pat Jandacek said...

So very pretty - and I have enjoyed the wealth of ideas and beauty seen the last few days on the hops. Great stamp sets!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are gorgeous.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love the way you colored these.

Gee Sauvageau said...

Great cards! I love what you did with stamping the butterfly on the background paper. Nice idea!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wowsa, these are so fabulous, love them both

Luv 2 Create said...

Stunning Mel !!!!!!!!!
Marcie

Sharon said...

Both your cards are gorgeous thanks for your fantastic inspiration

StampinSher said...

Oh my gosh! I love what you designed with the butterfly and just like always, you shared a lesson on how to do it. Thank You! BTW, any shade of purple is my favorite color! This card is amazing. You have me (thinking) creating and all I have to do is get the stamp set! TFS!

zehra said...

Amazing, beautiful cards, love the tutorial, pretty butterflies

Wendy Thompson said...

I love your cards Mel thanks for sharing

Nanette said...

Beautiful cards! I like how you stamped the butterfly as a background.

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you colored the butterfly!

FrancineB said...

Both cards are fabulous, but that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!

Kris said...

Oooh purple and butterflies go so lovely together!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot ocom

Marsha said...

Love these sets.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my! Both are so beautiful. I really love the dimension you gave too by popping the image.

Lisa H. said...

Love the way you made the butterfly border in the background, then popped a butterfly image. So creative!

mtscrapgal said...

Lovely cards as usual, Melanie. Your butterflies are excellent. Thanks

CinBoopRella's Place said...

Absolutely beautiful! Melanie, you are an uber talent!

Gayle said...

beautiful, beautiful cards, Melanie. Fantastic work.

Jo4Him said...

Adorable cards; especially love the butterfly card. Thanks for sharing.