Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Inspiration Hop, Day 3; STVKit and Free with Three

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, and as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because  a few random comments will be chosen and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! 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 the new StampTV Kit, which comes with both of these awesome holiday sets, Merry Little Christmas and City of David!

I chose to work with City of David today.  This is a simple two layer card!  Stamp the greeting, image and the star above in Memento Tuxedo Black on Pure Luxury White. Next I cut a piece of scratch paper in a tall triangle long enough to cover my card.
I put the tip under star, then started sponging Memento Sweet Plum over both sides of the mask.  The I moved a bit and sponged on some Memento Paris Dusk, concentrating ink on the edges of mat, going off the sides.  Repeat on the other side.  Remove the mask.  Add some bling!
The masking really spotlights your sentiment. I added white dots randomly with a marker for stars.  Cardbase is Pure Luxury In the Navy.

 Next we have this month's Free with Three set Holiday Tags.  Very useful little set!!
 I went very literal this month and used them as ...yep..tags. :)  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Ocean Mist, Grass Green, Turquoise Sea, and White.  I also stamped the chevron from Pretty Patterns in Memento Love Letter and Bamboo Stalk to tie the separate tags together in the design. I love how those look nested together like that, like the pattern on a Christmas-y scarf or socks!  Piercing with the Scor-Bug around the edges of the mat "anchors" the chevron.
Ciircle punches are 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8",

And an even simpler one on Pure Luxury Red Hot.  Don'tcha love when your twine holds those bends and seems to defy gravity sometimes? hee!)
 
 ( PS I prefer spearmints to peppermints! num num num!)

 Please see the rest of our team for more inspiration using these fabulous sets!  Don't forget to comment to increase your chances of winning a grab bag!
    That's it for October Inspiration Hops! Of course, keep checking back with us for more fun GKD projects through the month!

66 comments:

Tami Mayberry said...

The spotlight design looks awesome :)

Tami Mayberry said...

The spotlight design looks awesome :)

Carolyn King said...

Awesome card as always Mel! Love what you did with the little tag images but that nativity spotlight card--wowza! Shut the front and back door---put the fire out---shut up...awesome!

Maria said...

love the cards

Theresa Momber said...

Fantastic idea with the spotlight! I really love the fun, whimsical designs of the Holiday Tags cards!!!

Donna Phelan said...

I can't get past your first card.....it's PERFECT!

Lori said...

Late last night I had a similar idea for City of David come to me. Hopefully tonight I can get it on paper! All are beautiful!!!

Riette said...

stunning shading idea!! LOVE that tag-card. So much fun.

Donna said...

Wow! Amazing cards, Melanie! Just love that card with the light shining from the star. All of them are perfect!

Judy Woodland said...

Love all your cards here. Your City of David card is genius....just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards. I like how you sponged color on the first one.

Olga said...

The first card remind me Silent Night song! Great cards!

Lagene said...

AMAZING Nativity scene! Love your cards!

Barbara said...

Sweet cards Melanie. I've got to get a ScoreBug, I love that look. Fun cards!

meemee48 said...

All of your cards are great, but I especially like how you made the star to shine on the manger.

cltague said...

I love everything you made, but that spotlight is perfect. Gorgeous.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What beautiful cards. I love especially your sponged nativity one. I really love the new TV kit and am so glad I purchased it for myself. I know it will be a well used set for years and years to come.

PiscesGirl said...

All three are wonderful, but I really love the way that the star shines down so brightly. Great job. :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie-you did an awesome job, as always my friend!

Em's Thoughts said...

Melanie, as always your work is gorgeous. I love that blue card.

cm said...

You've kindled my Christmas Spirit with your projects; they're beautiful and heart-warming. You've taught me something new with your Nativity card technique and your creativity with the cute litte stamps makes me smile. My day has definitely been brighened with a stop at your site - thank you.

nancy said...

My fav is Nativity card, the word Genius fits this card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome spotlighting - literally :)

Holly Annette Amero said...

Incredible talent! I love all the fin ideas and the striped twine on the tag card is such a cute accent.

Tina said...

TOTALLY adore your nativity scene!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards Melanie!! Your nativity card is perfect!! and the tag card is so cute!!

Carol said...

Another great blog hop today with loads of fab ideas, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Angie said...

Such gorgeous cards! I really love the city of David one so stunning! Thanks for the inspiration! God Bless you! Angie

Ravengirl said...

Oh my word! What brilliant sponging on your first card!!!

Sonya van Stee said...

Love love love the stunning effect with the star over the nativity scene! Stroke of pure creative genius that turned out AMAZING! I like the little stars, too! The other 2 cards are very cute, but the first is def my favourite!

Cathy Homan said...

Awesome cards. I love the Nativity!

naneruth said...

Love the spot light idea! It is gorgeous.

Betty said...

3 GREAT cards - -but City of David is my favorite!

Leta said...

I am in agreement with everyone...the starlight is totally awesome...another day of wonderful inspiration...tfs

Beastybunny said...

Great work. Love the background on the first one. Perfection!

Leslie S. said...

Oooh aaah! Outstanding!

Carolina said...

The spotlight design on your first card is just stunning Mel and love how festive your Holiday Tags cards are!!!

Unknown said...

love the color masking!
thanks
Holly

Sharon Harnist said...

Such sweet tags, Mel, and your City of David is breathtaking!

Shari said...

Love the colors on your cards but the "spotlight" on the 1st one is STUNNING!!

Marianne said...

i'm not used to coloring my background, but that looks great. Thanks for sharing

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful cards, LOVE how you spotlighted your City of David card! Wow!

Sharon said...

The nativity card is so pretty - what a great design! And such bright and fun colors on the others!

Dee said...

What a neat way to spotlight the nativity scene! The other two cards are creative with smaller images. Great set of cards!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards love the tags and the color are super. love the flower.

windinstarsranch said...

I really like these. Very nice job.

Golda said...

I LOVE the first one! The others are really nice.

Jill said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love all of them. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Jill said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love all of them. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Anita B said...

Love your cards. The masking technique looks awesome. I would've never thought of that!

Thanks!!

Sylvia said...

Awesome! Simply awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

Diana Evensen said...

I LOVE the way you did the star "shining" on the stable! Very clever.

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing, Melanie! Your spotlight effect is especially stunning!

Kitty said...

Wow what an awesome card.

Blessings,
Kat

Pam Westling said...

Wow!! The City of David card is really awesome. Your masking really makes it POP!

Snoopy said...

WOW! What a stunning effect you've made with the masking on the first card. The other cards are adorable. What great versatility!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
Snoopy's Homemade Fun

CraftyMomFL said...

I love how you did the spotlight design - just great!

Kris in Alaska said...

Love the spotlight effect!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your masking, buttons and tags!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Very cute cards!

Anonymous said...

Your city of David design is inspirational. Louise

ajax said...

What inspiration. Thanks for explaning how you did the masking and coloring on the City of David card. I love it. The look is awesome on the chevron card and the tags are too cute. Thanks

Butterflyjewel said...

Love, love love the nativity with the spotlight. Do you stamp a saying on the inside?

Susan said...

Great cards. Yours are always wonderful!

usharon said...

Your masking looks incredible!!! Thanks for describing your technique & colors.

Michelle said...

LOVE the Nativity card!