Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Inspiration Hop Day 3: Sun Kissed Autumn STV Kit and Fall Foliage

Good morning! Welcome to our final day of 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.
The first sample shows the Fall Foliage Free with Three set, purchase any three sets this month and receive this beautiful set of fall leaves and sentiments free! This month only! I created some cut leaves with the Fall Foliage Silhouette cut file out of white cardstock and stamped the leaves inside. TIP: Be sure to use layering weight Pure Luxury when cutting with your Silhouette, unless you need a very sturdy cut out, the machine has to do less work cutting through this thinner paper and the blade will last longer! Each of these I inked up with two Memento pads: one in Morocco and then rolled the edges in Rhubarb Stalk, the other in Peanut Brittle and Toffee Crunch. At first, I was going to do at least three leaves but then chose two to go with this sentiment, and the greeting balances them out as a third element. I pulled my adhesive pearls off in strips to make the drifting trails behind them just pressing down as I went to create the curves. I thought pearls would give it a very precious quality to go with the "blessings". Patterned Paper is GKD Sun Kissed Autumn. Greeting stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle. Card base is heavy weight Pure Luxury White.
Next we have the Sun Kissed Autumn StampTV kit. This owl and greeting are so stinking cute! Yeah, I know he's a little big for this tree the way I stamped it, but I love the whimsy of it! love how this image can go from tree to branch easily depending on your design and intent! Tree stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle and leaves in Memento Pistachio (which by the way, is a terrific match for the new Pure Luxury Dusty Sage! Card base is Pure Luxury Tomato Soup, I adore this new color! Owl colored with Copics E97, E94, E87, YR18 and BG000.
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Enjoy hopping with the rest of the Gina K Designs design team for inspiration with these sets:

82 comments:

Beth said...

LOVE BOTH CARDS! That owl is so adorable!

Theresa Momber said...

Mel, these are beautiful! Love the pearl trails. Your owl is fantastic. He pops right off the card!

catdidit said...

LOVe the pearl trail and the owl, too cute! I tried putting him in the tree, but thought he looked too fat, lol! But he dont on yours! He looks more like he is flying off the tree.

Sherry said...

I just love the leaf card the touch of pearls makes it so elegant

Katherine said...

Sweet cards! Love the pearls on the first one and the beautiful CAS design on the owl card!

Sue D said...

wonderful cards--love the owl and the pearls on the leaf card.

Tina said...

OMGosh LOVE the leaves and pearls! The owl is simply adorable and I like how you did the "o"s.

--Marcy said...

The leaves are so pretty - Nature gave us such a wonderful gift with Fall Colors! And the GK papers and stamps really inspire the creativity to capture a bit of the splendor!

lisa808 said...

So pretty with the pearls.

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I especially like the fall leaves card.

Barbara said...

I can just feel the leaves falling! The coloring on both is wonderful, but the owl is so cute.

Anita Braddock said...

Both cards are Amazing and Beautiful love the papers and the layering. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Kathryn A said...

Love the owl up in the tree ;) and good use of the DP! I will have to try that.

Martha Shiflet said...

Love the stamp combination in the second card and the warm fall colors in the first.

Janet said...

Cute little owl guy stuck up in the tree, cute and clever. Love the pearl trails.

Tammie Lien said...

love the added pearls and the owl:)

Deana Carpenter said...

Love your designs. So inspiring :-)

Victoria H. said...

How super cute is your owl card....love the colors.

alex said...

Wonderful, love the pearls and that cute owl is adorable
:-)

Doris W. said...

The owl in the tree is adorable!

daisystitcher said...

I love your cards! The fall colors really make them pop.

Carolyn King said...

hehe! love that big ole owl in that tree! So whimsical and fun!

Sharon said...

WOW! The foliage card is beautiful! And how fun to put the owl up in the tree!

Olga said...

Nice CAS cards! Love the owl!

Debbie Bradford said...

love both cards! The pearls with the leaves were such an unexpected element and the owl in he tree is so cute!

terri feierabend said...

Love your cards! The owl one is sooooo cute

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are nice autumn cards ^_^

Julie said...

Great cards, especially like the leaf card and how you did the pearls, great idea. :)

naneruth said...

Lovely! Great idea with the pearls they add so much.

Kris said...

I totally love the pearls added to the leaves! And that owl is ADORABLE!
Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

oh the pearl trails! and I love how the owl is perched up in the tree!
thanks
Holly

Joyce T. said...

always great cards. love the bling!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. I would not have thought to use white pearls in that way on an autumn card. But it works!

KYCrafter said...

The pearls on that first card were unexpected and yet just perfect!

L.H.-Frankfort, KY

Queen-of-Cards said...

the pearls are such a cute touch

Jan Henry said...

Melanie,
You've done it again...two terrific cards. I particularly like the big owl in the little tree! Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Love those cards! And, how cool is the pearl trail you created. Really blings it up right!

Linda Beeson said...

I always love fall colors, love those leaves.

Kathy E. said...

The owl in the tree is too cute! Pretty colors in the first card and nice layout!!!!

Diana E. said...

Loved your cards and especially liked the background paper you used. The owl made me smile ! Thanks for sharing.

BevB said...

I absolutely love your stamp sets and all the beautiful cards that you create.

Joni said...

Both cards are awesome but the owl is just too cute. Thanks.

windinstarsranch said...

love the owl and your autumn card also. So cute with the owl in the tree.

Susan F. said...

Oh Wow! I love the leaf card. The pearl effects are pretty.

Kitty said...

Both of your cards a gorgeous but I especially like the little owl.

Blessings,
Kat

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous cards, Mel -- we were thinking alike on our rock 'n roll leaves and sentiments, weren't we?!!

Lisa K said...

I love these cards. The owl is cute and the leaves are great. They look like something I would find outside.

Rosy Newlun said...

Melanie - you did it again! Those PEARLS!!!! Wow. And when I saw the owl, I laughed out loud. Thanks for that <3

zehra said...

pretty cards, love the pearl trail

Sheilda said...

The fall colors are super - I love birds so the owl fit right in. Good job!!

Pattie J. said...

super color, lovely designs, lovely cards...thanks for sharing

Anne Molberg said...

Great designs as always...love the owl!!

Jean MacNaughton said...

LOVE the leaves card!

Tracy said...

Oh, really pretty was my response the the pearl card! The owl is too cute!

Jan said...

WOW..love the idea of the pearls, very dramatic. The owl is darlin'.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh what a great idea using the pearls on the leaves!

MyAuntKath said...

Love these cards!

wanda said...

wow...love the pearls...just so elegant.. thanks wanda

ajax said...

The beads showing the falling of the leaves is great. And the owl on top of the tree is too cute. Thanks

Lisa H. said...

The pearl accents add even more elegance to this set. Lovely! That owl is beyond cute - I think I need to seriously consider adopting him!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun is the owl in the tree! :) Cute samples today~

Golda said...

What cool cards! Love the pearl trail for the leaves on the first and the adorable owl in the tree on the second is great. I really like how you added color to the "o"s.

Donna Phelan said...

Whoooo loves that owl? I do! :) Great creations!

lindagrady said...

Great cards; like how you embellished them.

Luanna said...

Love both cards. Thanks for the ideas.

Jo4Him said...

Very cute cards; love that owl! Thanks for sharing

Robin Kay T said...

You are so talented! Thanks for sharing...love the owl!

Lainee said...

That little owl is so adorable. Hope that was one of the sets I ordered! Loved both your creations, Melanie :)

Robin said...

Soooooo wonderful!

Gayle said...

love, love, love these cards most especially that little owl.

NJMullins said...

I love the pearl with the leaves! great cards!

Valerie said...

The Gina K design paper really matches those stamps. Well done.

Lagene said...

great cards! Love the bling on the leaves card!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards, Melanie! Love the bling trail, and your cute little owl!

Lorianna said...

Your cards are both very beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents and all the inspiration!
Hugs
Lorianna

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I love the gems showing how the leaves are falling. And you owl in the tree is so cute. TFS AJ-

Kay S said...

Beautiful fall leaves card.The pearl trails are a great touch. Love that cute owl up in the tree!
Made me giggle!

Becky said...

What great cards Melanie. I love the gorgeous colors of the first one, those pearls are a great touch and the second one is just plain adorable! :)

Jimmi said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!!
those pearls are gorgeous and that silly owl in the tree is darling :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love the pearl detail on the 1st.

terry said...

These are so cute!

Sharon said...

Your cards are unique and wonderful!