Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: Primitive Blessings & Seasonal Labels

Good morning! The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to our final day of the Inspiration Blog Hops! 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!
 I used the Silhouette cut file to cut out my Seasonal Label, stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk.  Fun two step for adding the sentiment of choice and more color!  The label is layered onto a Lacey Circle die cut and white doily. I added some Pure Luxury Good as Gold  punched flourishes to tie in the gold embossed trees from Joyful Holiday.  I love this swirly tree as a background!  Dress it up with adhesive pearls to mimic the blingy stamped label.
This "Farm Fresh" image from Primitive Blessings is a perfect thank you for our neighbors who have a few chickens in their "urban garden" and brings us eggs sometimes.  I had to use an Oval Nestabilities (to represent an egg of course!) and matted it on a Labels 10.
  Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Tomato Soup.  DP is Gina K Casual Friday and Sun Kissed Autumn.  I pinched slits in the end of the Label die cut and added  a bit of twill from a past StampTV kit and some button brads to embellish.
 

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Gina K  - Illustrator Primitive Blessings & Seasonal Labels

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59 comments:

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Christmas card with the doily, love it! And love that ribbon treatment on the 2nd one!

Gayle said...

Wow, Mel, always amazed at your work. Really adore the chicken card.

Sue D said...

Very elegant first card and love the chicken card as we raise chickens.

Beth said...

WOW! LOVE IT! I love all the little elegant details on the first card and the PUNCH of colors with the second!

Tina said...

The tree is perfect with the Christmas card, Mel!! LOVE the rooster card! I can't wait to use that image myself.

Tina said...

The tree is perfect with the Christmas card, Mel!! LOVE the rooster card! I can't wait to use that image myself.

Louise (Mamilou) (Ontario) said...

That chicken card is adorable. Love all the details

Susan said...

The layering and colors made great card designs. You are a true artist!

Olga said...

Love that chicken with eggs! and little buttons =)

Sue Bridges said...

Love love the Christmas card, and also your primitive card. You always show such innovation!

naneruth said...

Lovely ideas!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards Melanie. Love the way you used the tree from Joyful Holiday, cute layout.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards! I love the way you turned the tree on its side and used it as a flourish - great idea. The chicken card is too too cute.

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Love the embossed trees and the sentiment on the doily!

meemee48 said...

Your Christmas card is so elegant and I love your background paper choices for your other one.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love your "out of the box" thinking -- awesome way to use the tree!

stampndeb00 said...

Both cards are just wonderful. I especially like the "Farm Fresh Eggs" so cute. Thank you for sharing your designs.

Joyce T. said...

sweet cards Melanie. thanks for sharing

mermaid fenicia said...

Cute cards ^_^

Elizabeth said...

I love how elegant the first card is and the second one is so adorable. I love it!

Kathryn A said...

Super cards! I'll have to remember that Christmas tree as a background.

Shari M said...

love the chicken card. It is so cute. Thanks.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Awesome cards, Melanie!

Colourful Hands said...

i love ur 2nd card! :)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Christmas card - such pretty design and details. And the second is so cute - great colors and design.

Ravengirl said...

Love both of your cards! The holiday card with all of it's flourishes is so pretty. I really like the hen and eggs too!

Unknown said...

the swirly tree does make a great background! and I love the freshness of the egg-laying chicken
thanks
Holly

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Love these!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I just know I need, NEED, I say, these sets and love that chicken on the nest. I will have to beg and plead and see if we can place an order soon. LOL

Judy Scott said...

Great looking cards

Jan Castle said...

Both cards are wonderful Melanie....even the primitive card is elegant - LOL!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

mtscrapgal said...

kove both of these jewels, Melanie. Thanks for your extreme creativity.

NancyLynn said...

I love the Christmas card!!

Hobbit girl said...

Love you cards, Melanie. Specially liked the one with the embossed swirly trees. Really pretty!

PiscesGirl said...

Beautiful christmas card, and I love the little chicken and eggs. turned out so cute.

Angela Shields said...

Love how you used the tree stamp on it's side for a swirl effect, so pretty! I absolutely love your chicken card...that is my favorite stamp out of that set and I was hoping someone would use it in their projects!! Thank you!

Pat Jandacek said...

I appreciate the creativity in using elements that add so much to your pieces....the Flourishes as part of the label on the first card and the method for attaching ribbon and using button brads on the second card are fine examples of this. TFS

Linda said...

always amazed at your chicken card.

Barb May said...

Two great cards - you always do such great work

Cheryl S. said...

Two terrific cards Melanie.

Donna Phelan said...

Love how you added that doily! Very pretty cards full of inspiration! Well done!

Golda said...

The first one is really pretty and the second is quite cute!

Dee said...

That Christmas card is elegant with the gold flourishes and swirly trees. The primitive card is cute with the hen on the nest. Love the color combinations and its simplicity. So primitive-looking.

sabbycat said...

Love all your work. I am loving the doilies lately and that card is wonderful.

Judy Doudera said...

Cute cards! Love the embossing!

Nanette said...

Gorgeous Christmas card...love it!

Betty Neville said...

Such a beautiful and elegant Christmas card! And your egg card is SO cute! Love how you did the ribbon too!

Billie A said...

Both cards are great. Love the elegant Christmas card and the dear stamp on the other is just too cute. Love both.

sandi said...

Stunning! Thank you for sharing

Kitty said...

I love the addition of the doily and I also love the farm fresh eggs one

Blessings,
Kat

windinstarsranch said...

Aren't those curlie trees useful and fun. So many great ideas. Thanks

Luanna said...

The Christmas card is so elegant. Love the primitive's chicken card.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Such sweet cards, very nice

Julia Smallbetter said...

I love your cards.

Sharon said...

Love both cards!

Marsha said...

Your farm card is sooo cute!

Barb B. said...

As usual, your cards are stunning!

Dodie said...

Both cards are so cute.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Your Christmas card is beyond beautiful. Love the rich gold and red.