Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Inspiration Hop Day 2: Light Hearted Wishes, American Made and Stippled Nature

Good morning! Welcome back to our Gina K Designs Inspiration Hops with the design team! 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.

First up we have Lighthearted Wishes from Tami Mayberry. I love this light bulb! These open, graphic images work so well on a plain white base, so I kept it simple but added the sunburst from American Made inked up in Memento Dandelion with the top edges rolled in Cantaloupe. I love how the bulb, cut with the Silhouette cut file, looks positioned in the middle of these rays! I used Copics, R35, and FY1, Y19. and Y35 for the bulb. (I tried adding some rhinestones colored with yellow Copic for sparkle to the rays but decided I liked it better without. Michelle rocks the tiny sparkle bling so much better than I do!)
Next up we have Becky Oehler's American Made, so I made a Father design. Label is stamped on Pure Luxury White, matted on Cherry Red and card base is Tomato Soup. Sunburst is stamped in Morocco.
After cutting the label and mat with the Silhouette cut file and mat stack, label is stamped in Memento Summer Sky, with Father stamped and then stamped off for a shadow in Teal Zeal, and two step stamped words in Morocco. I used a penny attached with a glue dot for my "dude" bling and I really like how the aged copper element looks with this design centered over the rays. Embellishments don't get much cheaper than 1 cent! (Talk about "American Made", hee!)
This next sample uses Stippled Nature from our newest illustrator Beth Silaika. Love the spongy, distressed quality of these stippled images and the texture they add to your designs! I cut out lots of leaves with the coordinating Silhouette cut file, and then stamped in the matching leaves in several Memento colors to create a rich fall palette: Morocco, Peanut Brittle, Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, and Cantaloupe. The branch is stamped in Espresso Truffle on heavy wight white Pure luxury, and the bird and greeting are stamped in Teal Zeal. I used the cut file for the bird as well and then just snipped off his legs to better fit this design.
Last I added some adhesive rhinestones for an eye and to accentuate the greeting. Totally adorable sets!
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Enjoy hopping with the rest of the Gina K Designs design team for inspiration with these sets:

66 comments:

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like how you used the sunburst on the first two cards and the cute bird and colorful leaves on the last card.

Theresa Momber said...

Awesome cards, Mel! Love the way you colored the lightbulb!

catdidit said...

ha! LOVE that penny! Awesome embellishment! Gorgeous creations on all of them Mel!

Sharon Harnist said...

Amazing cards, Mel -- LOVE how you colored the light bulb (fabulous!) and giggled over your American Made penny card (brilliant!). And your Stippled Nature card is out of this world awesome!!

granmaknit said...

Love that light bulb! Great cards Melanie

Sharon said...

Such neat use of the sunburst on the first two cards! The bird and leaves is so cute!

Debbie Bradford said...

I LOVE the tone on tone with th sun rays and that penny was a great idea. Your cards are so pretty!

Olga said...

excellent cards!

Lori said...

I love all of your bright happy cards Mel!!! They put a smile on my face! :)

Pattie J. said...

awesome cards. love that red, deep and gorgeous.

Martha Shiflet said...

All the cards are great! Especially love your use of the sunbursts.

Golda said...

These are great! Love the colorful leaves on the branch, too.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^

Lagene said...

GREAT cards! Love the tone on tone sunburst on the red card!

Anita Braddock said...

Wonderful cards love the colors and the layering you ave blended your colors perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

--Marcy said...

Tone on tone - love it! sure is great!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are all wonderful but I must say I really like that bird and colorful foliage card the best.

naneruth said...

Love how you used the sun rays on the two cards.

alex said...

Wow your cards are gorgeous, love the sunburst on the first two and the lightbulb is wonderful :-)

Julie said...

What fun and bright cards. Love them all. :)

jennifer said...

cute cards

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful cards! Love what you've done with the Stippled Nature ;)

Jan Henry said...

I really like your contributions to this blog. Your use of the penny was a cute addition that added an interesting look. The colors you used in your "bird" card were great!

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards as usual Mel!! Love them.

Joni said...

I love all your cards. The sunburst is great and it looks so good with the light bulb.

Joni said...

There's the bird again! Love the autumn tree it is in.

Loretta M said...

Great cards, love the Father card.TFS

Elizabeth said...

I love the sunburst coming from the light bulb, great way to combine those two stamps. The other two cards are also gorgeous.

Joyce T. said...

you're creations are always amazing!

my three sons mommy said...

love the penny card. Very cute and imaginative. Thanks for sharing

Angela Shields said...

Lol at "man bling!" I will have to remember that one. :) It seems I always have pennies hanging around. Beautiful cards as usual Melanie, so many great ideas!

zehra said...

wow, love all three cards, the coloring on the bulb, the red card and the bird one is gorgeous

Carolyn King said...

hahah! Great minds. nearly fainted when i saw your card---love it. The penny accent is awesome and i love the colors in the stippled bird card! Fabo, Mel!

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Love all your cards. Awesome.

Sherry said...

I love the colors on your thinking of you card they make the card so striking

gobluektb said...

So much inspiration! Thank you!

Janet said...

I liked the different way you used the sunburst, so clever. I love that bird, cuye!!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Melanie, totally love these cards! The colors are so beautiful and vibrant! I am inspired!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I love the side rays -- Wonderful samples!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Very fun! I love the lightbulb with the rays!!

Lisa H. said...

Beautiful cards! I just love that sun ray stamp! It's so versatile!

Gayle said...

Ooohh fabulous colors and love the father card...delish

Unknown said...

the color on color sunburst is inspired!
thankjs
Holly

Victoria H. said...

Adorable cards! Love the penny as an embellishment and the autumn leaves! You're always so inspirational! Thanks.

meemee48 said...

Great cards. Love the rays of sunshine. It is almost like the card is saying "TA DA!"

Donna Phelan said...

Very lovely cards, love the colors of that lightbulb--it POPS!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Awesome card. Love the use of your colors. Wow love the sun rays coming from your penny. My fav is your last card. Love the leaves screams fall to me. And fall is my favorite season. TFS AJ~

MsJudyC said...

All the cards you gals show us are simply beautiful and I love ALL of Gina's stamp sets.

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Melanie!
Wow, what vibrantly colored cards! They just energize me !!!! Love your touch of red with all the yellows in the lightbulb card!!

Robin said...

These are just GREAT! I am REALLY thinking of that Cameo.

Sharon said...

Stunning as always! One thing is for certain, Tammi and Becky's set definately make the perfect mariage!

Kris said...

Super job using that penny! And definitely American made! Love the bird card too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sylvia said...

Great cards! Beautiful colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

Em's Thoughts said...

What wonderful cards you have created. I love the sunburst on the Father's card. TFS these great works.

Jo4Him said...

Great cards; love the lightbulb card. Thanks for sharing

Lainee said...

The use of the sun burst is very effective. Thanks for sharing :)

Nancy James said...

Love them all.Nancy

MyAuntKath said...

I love your card using the suns rays in red on red on the side! Also the birds card--adorable.

ajax said...

Each one is outstanding. The heart in the lightbulb is so cute. The red sunburst on the red card is perfect. And I always love birds on mine also. Thanks

Valerie said...

Love that red sunburst. Very cool cards.

Betty Neville said...

Love these bright and bold cards!

Kitty said...

I love your cards. The designers are ALL so talented.

Blessings,
Kat

DJreflections said...

very unique cards. Alway like the light bulb cards.

Lisa K said...

I love the bird in the trees. It looks like a fun card.

Luanna said...

I really like your clean and simple style. That lightbulb sure "pops".

NJMullins said...

love the tone on tone sunburst! subtle and wonderful!