Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Take Note, Wicked, and You Say Goodbye and I Say 'ello

Good morning! The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas four our newest stamp sets, and as you hop through their 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 Gina K. Designs Grab Bag that could have anything from stamps, to paper, to embellishments! To see the list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!
These note cards in Tami Mayberry's "Take Note" set are so fun for the kids!  I saw the happy and sad face and decided to show my son he made the "nice list" this year.  (But I'll wait til the week before Christmas to let him know just in case, squeeze out some more good behavior!) I had some of this fun DP from last year to layer under it and showed the boys' names checked off! (I didn't have the heart to say any real person we know was naughty, so I put "Mr. Krabs" from...do you know?) :) Last I trimmed and punched out some choice bits from Fresh Asparagus CS embossed with the Cuttlebug Congrats folder. ("so proud" and "you did it!") I hope William likes....Base is Kraft and mat is Cherry Red.
 

The "You Say Goodbye and I Say Ello" cut file is so cute with Becky Oehler's images, and when colored or paper pieced, they look already matted!  The cut file is also handy for flipping the word bubbles when you want them going a different direction for your design. Note I didn't stamp the word bubble for "Bonjour", just flipped the cut out from the file.

The "You Say Goodbye and I Say Ello" cut file is so cute with Becky Oehler's images, and when colored or paper pieced, they look already matted!  The cut file is also handy for flipping the word bubbles when you want them going a different direction for your design. Note I didn't stamp the word bubble for "Bonjour", just flipped the cut out from the file.  I used a Decorative Edgeabilities on the lacy patterned paper, and then used the tiny pieces that fell out to make some hearts (dabbed with red Copic). Cardstock is Pure Luxury White, Kraft and Black Onyx.

 
Absolutely adorable, Becky!

Next, Beth Silaika's Wicked silhouettes are perfect for creating spooky scenes!  I started with Pure Luxury White cardstock and sponged on Memento Cantaloupe ink.  I clear embossed the star pattern and the sponged over Rich Cocoa at the top and bottom.
Create a full moon by masking as are with a circle cut out and sponge on more ink. last stamp greeting, fence and spookies.  Add rhinestones on the ghost and make cat eyes.  Finally, Yowl at the moon! Such a fun set!


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Check out the rest of the design team creation for more inspiration:

Gina K
Beth Silaika – Illustrator Wicked
Becky Oehlers – Illustrator You Say 'Ello
Tami Mayberry – Illustrator Take Note
Have a great day!

48 comments:

Jennie said...

Eeks, cute cards Mel!! Love each and everyone my friend :)

Theresa Momber said...

Totally rocking' designs! That spooky scene is fabulous!!!

Barb May said...

Fantastic cards - as usual - (have you EVER made a "bad" one - love all your work

Wendy C said...

I love the cards and I love the sets. Great "nice list" for Christmas :-)

Lori said...

Love them all Mel, they are all fabulous!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Wonderful card for your son, Mel, and I love your Wicked card!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh in addition to needing "Ello" and "Take Note" I now need those cute Cuttlebug congrats folders! Great cards:)

Colourful Hands said...

the first card is my fav.!!

Barbara said...

Love that big full moon you created on your "wicked" card. Love that technique.

Judy Scott said...

Just great

meemee48 said...

Love all the inspiration on your cards. These are really versatile stamps.

Marcy Bennett said...

Wow - you sure made fun cards! Love the varity of stamps used!

Sharon said...

Great cards! Hard to pick a favorite - but I think it would be the Halloween one! Such great techniques and designs on that one.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun samples -- love the half moon~

Julia Smallbetter said...

Love your cards!

Sharon Jones said...

Absolutely awesome cards, Mel!! I love ALL of them!

Susan Jacobs said...

I am so loving these halloween cards

naneruth said...

All are wonderfully done! Love the spoke scene.

Joyce T. said...

over the top as always. thanks for the inspiration

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards, nicely made ^_^

Louise (Mamilou) (Ontario) said...

That Happy Halloween is really my fav. But all the others are just fab.

Jan Castle said...

You show the potential of these new stamp Great cards!sets sooooooo well Melanie!

Cindi Hall said...

melanie-u r my favorite of all the designers! I luv ur style.

Valerie said...

Love Love Love your Take Note card for your son!

Gayle said...

Wonderful cards, Melanie, always laugh and feel inspired by you.

Sue D said...

Great cards using these cute sets!

Unknown said...

very creative use of the stamps-love how everyone has their own ;flavor'
thanks
Holly

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am so thrilled with all of your cards. You did a fantastic job on all of them.

Judy Doudera said...

Really cute! You all are getting me in the mood today to create!

ginalovesdave said...

I LOVE the Christmas theme card and I LOVE, LOVE your Halloween card!!

Lagene said...

Really CUTE cards!

Dee said...

Wonderful and creative cards! Love the Brit/French card with its side embellishment, and the coloring of the Halloween card is awesome!

Tammie Lien said...

Wonderful cards and just can't pic one as my fav I love them all:)

Linda said...

your layout are super cute, great take on your cards.

Ravengirl said...

Amazing cards today! I really love the spooky scene today! So much fun!

Doris W. said...

Love your bonjour ello card! So cute!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Awesome cards Melanie!

Donna Phelan said...

WICKED cute Halloween card. Love the christmas one too! Okay love 'em all! :)

Elizabeth said...

I absolutely love your Halloween card. Totally spooky.

Shari said...

Agaim,great cards. Really like them

Angela Shields said...

Well as usual, you did AMAZING work!! :) Love how you used the cut file and flipped it for the word bubble!

Debbie said...

Oh my, the way you set up the Take Note card is really neat. That really is a must have set in my opinion.

I"m so loving your latest Basket set. I already hinted to hubby that it would be a perfect birthday gift next month. LOL.

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards, Melanie! Love that card you made for your son; and that is some cool sponging!

Kitty said...

I love all of your cards especially the Halloween one.

Blessings,
Kat

Pat Jandacek said...

Wonderful ideas - I especially like the Halloween card.

PiscesGirl said...

3 awesome cards, great ideas. Love them

Nanette said...

Great cards...especially the Halloween card!

Beatrice Lawson said...

The layered color on the |Halloween card is fantastic! I love that full moon.