Monday, March 4, 2013

Inspiration Hop Day 1: All Occasion Tags 2, A Year of Flowers 2

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 for our newest 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 grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the winners, check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

Today we are sharing samples with my new A Year of Flowers 2 and Tami Mayberry's All Occasion Tags 2.   Here are some cards I shared at the party...


I added one of the Free with Three Petite Borders for interest and because that border went so well with the petals on these flowers.  (Yep, I hand wrote the "for you" stamp..wait for it, just... "for you"! :)

Since they are sets of primarily greetings in one and images in the other, I've been using them together on most every sample.  I made a new video showing how to create the tulip scene with some of the different elements in my set, using the same simple coloring technique as may previous video, fast and loose (hee!) but this time with the tulips and different leaves. I also wanted to show  stamping in a similar shade that you'll be coloring with when you want something more subtle, instead of stamping your images in black. I had so many of you mention how much love purple in my previous post, so here is a purple field of flowers! (plus another card with a different color palette I have not yet photographed...)

Here are the full sets so you can see all the stamps you get in each!

So many techniques still to demonstrate!
 
You will see this set popping up again and again with my flower sets and others for its versatility, beautiful sentiments, font and tags!   So many ways to use these, with dies, cut files... or just fussy cut (which I actually did on my samples today, have the dies, have the cut files...but just felt like cutting!




  Now please check out more designs and inspiration from our team for these new sets!
Remember to leave comments for more chances to win the prize from Gina!

133 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

These are gorgeous! So bright and springish. Love your new set!

Beth said...

this set is so easy to work with! <3

Susan White said...

Love this new set Melanie. Like the quick and east brush stroke technique you use cannot wait till I can get this set to give it a try.

catdidit said...

So awesome Mel! Love how you color those flowers! So gorgeous!

meemee48 said...

When I saw your new flower set, I wasn't sold on it until I saw all the beautiful examples. Now it is a must have!

JoanL said...

Gorgeous!! I'v got this set ordered and can't wait till it gets here!

Sabrina said...

What gorgeous cards and thank you for the tutorial!

Olga said...

wow, they are simply gorgeous! Love the first one!

joy said...

I love your style, so feminine and bright! - Reminds me of some of the colors I'm seeing in the stores for spring!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I really like this sketchy new style Melanie. I mean, your exquisitely detailed illustrations were lovely too, but I really liked your tutorial on coloring this new set. And you have the prettiest handwriting!!

Teri said...

Beautiful job on these!

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards and I like your coloring techniques in the video.

Connie Ludgate said...

Very pretty cards and thank you for the tutorial.

dklessig said...

Beautiful cards. Can't wait until my set arrives.

dsharp said...

Beautiful cards. Enjoy the video presentation with the brush stroke.

shopgirlstudioB said...

beautiful. thanks for the inspiration.

BeverlyBL said...

Wow! I love those cards. Your flower stamps are beautiful and your coloring just makes them perfect. What a wonderful gift set these would make. Thanks so much.

piskey said...

These stamps are so versatile and I love the way you used the tulips

Sharon said...

LOVE these flowers! Beautiful cards!

Mama said...

Thanks so much! I'm ready to try your technique with markers. It's hard to get a pic that's realistic. So off to practice!!

Em's Thoughts said...

Melanie, I love your cards. Especially the sunflower. Thanks for giving us such great inspiration.

AJ said...

Mel- I am totally digging on those flowers!! love them! fab cards!

Temckinney said...

I love how you colored the flowers on the first card...love the whole design

ET said...

I love your inspiring card ideas and stamp sets which I hope to be adding to my collection soon.

Shelia said...

These are so pretty. Love the coloring on these. Thanks for the video, it really helps!!

NancyP said...

WOW, those flowers are striking!! Thank you for sharing!
NancyP

Betty said...

Can't wait to get mine in the mail so I can play.

Momofsixkids said...

Both sets are fabulous. Great detail.

Scrappin' Hugz,
Dee

Carrie K said...

Beautiful! You make it look so easy!!

Anouk said...

what a beautiful set

Donna said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for the video. I just love your coloring tips.

Carole said...

Lovely cards. I have the original set of these flowers and can't wait to try using them together.

cathy said...

Love your videos and flower sets. Your cards are beautiful.

Ava Gavloski said...

wonderful presentation of the stampset

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are just gorgeous. I can hardly wait for my new sets to arrive in my mail box so I can try them too. Thanks for the sharing of your talents in so many ways. Have a super day!

Kathy Berger said...

Wow! Love the cards. The flower set is so versatile that I believe it has just made my list of "must have" stamps! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful card! You have open up all kinds of ideas with that video. Thanks.

Kathryn A said...

Love this stamp set and thank you for the excellent video!

Donna Phelan said...

Sooo Pretty! Loving the way you colored the images! Happy Spring all over! :)

Debbie Corbari said...

Melanie..I am in love with your set! These cards are BeeUtiful! <3

Donna said...

Love your new set, beautiful. Your video was very informative. Thank you.

Donna C.

Sue Bridges said...

Wonderful stamps, and beautiful work!

Janet Matthews said...

Love it

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovey spring-cards ^_^

Dara Hoffman said...

love the "freshness" these cards portray. thanks for sharing the techniques with the copics too!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love both cards! I could sit and watch you color all day long. You make it look so easy. Can't wait for my set to arrive.

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous~

scrappinmommom said...

They are both lovely, ready for Spring. I love how you are making your stamps appear like watercolor. Must try that.

Barbara said...

I LOVE YOUR NEW SET OF STAMPS!!! The watercolor technique used is such a fresh look. Beautiful!

--Marcy said...

Love the video! Thanks - Love the new flower stamps too! The clear stamps are totally great!

Barbara said...

Wonderful video Melanie!

Diann S said...

Love the coloring technique, you make it look so easy but yet so elegant.

Jackie B said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the video on how to partially color the images in. I love this idea.

Rita said...

I love how simple and beautiful your cards turned out. I just recently discovered Gina K. I don't know where I've been?????? How did I miss this website. Melanie I love to watch you color the flowers. I tried this and I can not believe how simple and beautiful my flowers turned out. Thank you or taking the time to share with all of us out here in internet land.

MyAuntKath said...

These cards are so lovely! I can hardly wait to get mine home to try! BTW I just downloaded your book on my Kindle! Just love it. Love videos. Kathie

Unknown said...

very lovely cards! hope your wrist starts to feel better- thank you for the video- it always helps me eto see how you do it
thanks
Holly

Wendy said...

WOW! These are gorgeous and elegant, yet you made the tulip one look so simple to create. I hope I have that type of success.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful technique for those who suffer with arthritis.

crafty1964 said...

You are so creative! Enjoyed the tutorial video. So fast and, yet so elegant.

Rosy Newlun said...

What a spring-y new floral set, Melanie! Thank you for the video and card samples!!!!

naneruth said...

Lovely cards and a great job on the video. Can't wait to get my set so I can try this.

Jane Talbott said...

Love your use of Copics. Can't wait to create something.

muscrat said...

Both sets are wonderful!

Terry said...

What complimentary sets! What possibilities cas to detailed, embellished, and layered! Way to go M and T with Gina K! Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamper atyahoo

Judy Woodland said...

so super Melanie. I'm really in love with your stamp set and the technique you use to color it. Thanks for all the inspiration, and great job on the video!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are beautiful!

Patti said...

Love the newest stamp collection and bright colors. Spring is in the air!

Michele Clay said...

Oh, Melanie! These flowers are a MUST HAVE!!! Even your little sentiments are perfect! Loved your video, too!

Tammy said...

Love the flowers. They make my mouth turn up on the ends.

lakergirl said...

Just LOVE your newest set of flowers! So Sketchy & beautiful! I really think this is my favorite set- if that is possible!

Ann Lee said...

Luv luv luv your cards! Thanks for the video!

Lisa K said...

I love the flowers. I enjoyed watching the video and seeing how you colored the flowers. Love to see more videos. Thanks.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

I reaaaaallllyyyyyy love this set! The Tulip is especially wonderful and sentimental to me...

Elvira said...

Can I say how much I love these new stamps!

Donna Simonson said...

Love these two cards...and the stamp set! Can't wait to get them and try the technique from your wonderful video. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!

Pam Zirbel said...

Great simple cards melanie!! I always stamp in black and well..I might even try a colred ink. I did purchase the 2 set and already have the first one so it will be great fun to put them together as well!! Great video!!

Brenda Lee said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colors you used. Great versatility with both sets.

Pattie J. said...

gorgeous images, with gorgeous coloring. love these flower, and tags.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous set! I love this new set... beautiful!
DeniseB

Divinity said...

wow!! so pretty :)

Pat Jandacek said...

The set is wonderful, Melanie, and your coloring is so effectively simple. Beautiful cards!

San said...

I love the flower set and I so appreciate the tutorial.

Janice Jerolymack said...

Love the watercolor effect.

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards! I like the tutorial very much. Thanks

Mickey said...

I love your two video's I actually think I can use the stamps better now. The cards are beautiful and sweet.

joy said...

This coloring technique is just so soft and pretty - thank you for your video and the inspiration!

Lee said...

Mel...you knocked another set outta the park!!! These are so fun to color...so artistic!!

Dawn said...

So pretty and elegant. Love this set!
Dawn
DeeGeeScraps at gmail dot com

Oneofakind said...

Thanks for doing the video. I got a lot out of seeing the set in action. Lovely tulip cards.

Linda Peterson said...

Love, love, love these stamps and cards you have made!

Ralph Singer said...

Which do I choose---flowers or frames? Your color choices are wonderful.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. Love the new set.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh my! Now I do want copics! I can't afford them but I do want them. And that lovely stamp set. How beautiful!! Wonderful tutorial:)

Kay said...

Love these sets. Stamping the flowers with purple ink is such a good idea.

Jean McGee said...

OOOOO Thank you, thank you, thank you for another video, for another flower set and for inspiring me.
Jean McGee

Ravengirl said...

These look amazing! I love the sort of coloring/tentative coloring you are doing with these images!

Julie S. said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to getting both of these sets.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Gorgeous Melanie!!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie, I'm so glad that I ordered your newest set.

Marj said...

Love the video, and the technique you showed turned out so pretty! Love the cards!

Raquel Rodriguez said...

Your cards are very beautiful.

Sandy said...

Love the cards. Can't wait until I receive the stamp set.

Lagene said...

Love your new stampset! Thanks so much for the great video showing this fun technique of coloring!

zehra said...

Beautiful cards, loved ur video, great set

Glenda J said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the bold colours on the white backgrounds!

Glenda said...

Thanks for your wonderful video! So quick and easy you make it look!

Betty Neville said...

So beautiful and vibrant! Thank you for the video and the tips! I think I need these sets!

Kitty said...

Just gorgeous. Minature works of art.

Kathleen

calamity jane said...

So lovely! I love this new stamp set!! Thanks for another great video too!

Cynthia Clark said...

Love the new stamps.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous cards. I love both of these sets, but the flowers really tug at my heart. Thanks for the always awesome inspiration!

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous flower set! Can't wait until I get my set to try some watercolor on the flowers.

canadian_liner said...

Lots of possibilities for making theses flowers "your own." I love your water-colour version, and embossing in white on kraft, as Gina K has been hi-lighting, would be great, too.

Golda said...

You are funny! Beautiful work, as always.

nancy said...

Love love your flowers, can't wait to order them.


DebbieG said...

Absolutely beautiful cards !!!

Marianne Barkman said...

Another stunning set of cards, Mel. Thanks for sharing.

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

freetimegone said...

I love the bright colors and it certainly brightened my day.

Nanette said...

These are the most beautiful one layer cards yet! Can't wait to try this technique!

Louise H. said...

Melanie, i really like you line art flowers. I love to color in my stamping, but I recently realized most of my stamps are solid. So I really appreciate your set. Thanks, Louise

Nana Diane said...

Beautiful stamps, beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

Habs fan said...

Beautiful stamp set and beautiful cards.

Designs By Sky said...

Love this new stamp set. Beautiful cards! TFS

Marilyn C. said...

You are the FLOWER LADY and a beautiful one at that! Love your work.

Robin said...

Great Cards! I might be able to do that.

Patti Rogers said...

I just loved the card you made with the Northwoods stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Anna Jernigan said...

These flower cards are absolutely stunning. I love that watercolor look, and the layouts. Well, they are your stamps, and you know how to use them to blow me away! I can NOT wait to get my order. I want to play!!! Thanks for the lovely tutorials and video!

Cheryl O said...

Your cards are beautiful, I can hardly wait to get the set and try them out! Love the techniques you used! Don't have the machine to do the cuts, but love the flowers.

mandalj said...

Beautiful flowers! You make colouring look so easy!

Carole Haas said...

I loved your blue flowers "With Gratitude" card. Great work!

CraftyRia said...

Again, those are beautiful cards, Melanie! I love the way you color the flowers.

Carolina said...

Beautiful cards Mel and thank you so much for the great video, it's great to see the step-by-step. Thank you also for another beautiful set!!!

sandi said...

Thank for sharing your techn. Love the stamp set.Please keepnthe videos coming.