Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Always Autumn and The Simple Things StampTV Kit

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas, and 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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

First, here is a card I made with Theresa's set Always Autumn, using her gorgeous pumpkin arrangement and sentiment.  I used my Fabulous Frame Fillers set to create the framing around the pumpkins, stamping the flourish three times in Gina K. Dark Chocolate ink, then adding the fleur-de-lis to the middle of each, stamping some clusters of leaves at the corners and around the words, and finally stamping the scalloped border on either side of the sentiment.  I love how it turned out, and it is so fun just getting creative with these stamps and making up what works for your layout as you go!  These hand-drawn elements coordinate so nicely with Theresa's hand-drawn images.
Supplies: Spectrum Noir markers: CG2, DG3, GB3, CR10, GB9, OR1, TN6, TN9, BG3 (Copic: E07, YR04, YR07, YR18, Y17, Y15, YG97, YG95, W3)
Gina L. Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and Ivory cardstock (from the StampTV kit)

Next, another card with the new StampTV Kit The Simple Things. I am especially loving how well they coordinate with my Fabulous Frame Fillers set, I am so set for Fall! I shrieked a little when I found that both my oval borders fit into this gorgeous label in the kit *and* on the new Vintage Cuts. Eek!

 Cardstock is Gina K. Pure Luxury Tomato Soup and Ivory, both included in kit.  Stamping is done in Gina K. Tomato Soup and Dark Chocolate inks. Stitched line goes across the bottom and top with no masking, but add a sticky note to each end when doing the long sides, stamping the border twice on each side.
Spectrum Noir markers: TN6, TN3, FS3, EB5, BG3 (Copic: E35, E08, E95, E49, W3)




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64 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

So, so gorgeous!!! Your coloring is out of this world. Love how your set works with every other set ever made!

Karen Hightower said...

Gorgeous Melanie. I really love how you framed those pumpkins and of course I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing. :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love to see how everything all works together! What great cards - and coloring, too!!!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! That's all I can say. Beautiful!

Dawn S. said...

Love how you made your own frame around the pumpkins. Thanks for the inspiration.

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~ Connie said...

I am soooo loving this new release! I want it ALL. Every day you are tempting me with these gorgeous ideas; and how they all work together so well.

coolmommaweed said...

Love those pumpkins! Your coloring is awesome!

nzillingworth said...

NICE TO SEE A BRIGHT AUTUMN CARD. VERY CLEAN AND FRESH NICE JOB. OWL IS STILL MY FAVORITE STAMP

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

So happy to see your fabulous work!

jeb said...

I want that owl card. Love, love, love it.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love the pumpkins with the elements from the Fillers Set. Thanks for including the Copic numbers in addition to the SN numbers. Can't wait for my sets to arrive!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Always look forward to seeing your creations - Coloring is gorgeous on both the pumpkins and cute owl. The frame around the pumpkins works so well. Thanks for the inspiration

Daylene said...

Wonderful stamp sets! I love your work and watching your tutorials - thank you! You have beautiful art.

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Melanie, you need to add another choice to the reactions at the end of your post! I would have checked the "completely amazed" box! You have such an incredible ability to design a card that is both simple/doable but yet rich in details! And your coloring is amazing!

Judi said...

Love the cards! The frame is beautiful. Your shadowing on the images is perfect!

Tami Priebe said...

Looking at your gorgeous cards makes me even more anxious to get my goodies in the mail and start creating :)

Rose Hackman said...

I love your frame around the focal image on the first card!

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful cards! Your creations are always perfection!

Sandy M said...

Love the owl on the tomato soup paper. Very cute. Your cards are always great.

Helen F. said...

So very beautiful! WOW, your coloring is outstanding and your cards are a work of are, Melanie!
Love your 'Fabulous Frame Fillers'

Loretta Rush said...

Beautiful!, love how you made your frame, and absolutely love your coloring. Thank you so much for inspiring and sharing.

clavell said...

Love the elements in the Fillers Set! So glad I have it on order!

Iris said...

Great cards - love the Fall images and colors.
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Verna Angerhofer said...

I absolutely love both of your cards. Thanks for showing how wonderful these sets can be put to use.

Parker said...

Darling "Owl" card. Good job.

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Lisa K said...

Loving the owl! I love seeing you mix the stamp sets together getting more out of the sets.

Carole said...

Love both your cards. Your coloring is fabulous. Also, Melanie, thanks for including Copic matches for the Spectrum Noir pens.

Nana Griffin said...

That first card I just love but then when I see your next one I like that idea too. Thanks for the copic list as well. Are the colors always in order, substituting each for the same spot in the row? I hope your set is back in stock soon!

MsJudyC said...

Love the pumpkin card, so classy.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Love how you framed the pumpkin!

Heidi Mitchell-Sanchez said...

Lovely cards! I love your use of bright colors in the owl card. Thanks for sharing!!

Golda said...

These are great!

Kathy Krug said...

You always inspire me to try to think out of the box. Great cards.

Anouk said...

love your work, so beautiful

Sue D said...

Love framing on both of these lovely cards.

Cheryl Harms said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like how you framed the pumpkins. I just love the versatility of the frame filler stamp set!

mtscrapgal said...

You worked your magic with the frame fillers around the beautiful pumpkins, girl. The owl is framed perfectly in the 2nd card too. Thanks

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love all the stamp sets!

Cammi said...

Melanie, I love all your inspirations....I am anxious to try so e of these for myself!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Beautiful cards Melanie, again, I'm inspired and can't wait to try out all the ideas you and the others have shared.

Gayle said...

Beautiful blending of stamp sets...more options to take in.

Debbie Bauder said...

I agree, I love the look of your 1st card and how you used pieces from both stamp sets. Very pretty single layer card & super coloring job! Your owl is too darn cute. It's hard to believe both ovals fit so perfectly and the flowers above and below the label are adorable.

Ann De Valk said...

Beautiful cards. I like them all.

Julie S. said...

These are both very beautiful cards Melanie! They go great with your new set!

lindagrady said...

Both cards are gorgeous; colored beautifully. These are awesome stamp sets. Gotta put those Frame Filler sets on my wish list!

Lynn said...

The pumpkin card is lovely. The OWL card is my favorite though of the two. Everything is just right. The colors, the frame, the black stitching and the shadow under him. I also really like his rosy cheeks :o]

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards - always inspiring. Thank you.

Jeanne Elenbaas said...

Your coloring and shading on the pumpkins give them such dimension. I would expect to be able to feel the roundness.

Helena Wilde said...

I love all your cards. Beautiful.

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh, your coloring is so beautiful - look at the owl's cheeks!!! Saw-wheeet!!!! And very pretty layering in the background!!!

Janice Riedel said...

I never know what to do with border stamps. Thanks for showing me the pretty ways to use them.

Cheryl Depler said...

Wow, another beautiful set of cards! Thanks!

Joyce Casaldi said...

So beautiful? The red is awesome!

Sharon said...

Love the pumpkin and sunflower! Your coloring is always so beautiful.

Denise Bryant said...

Love those beautiful pumpkins, and that owl is so sweet! Gotta get that set!

jandbspiegel said...

Great cards - your coloring is out of this world.

Leta said...

Absolutely wonderful Melanie. So excited how all the stamp sets go together. Your frame fillers are one of my favorites because of the versatility.

Carol said...

Love the new stamp sets and the collection colors! Thanks for all the inspiring crafting ideas!

Carol B
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Beth said...

love how the set you made works so well with others - it plays nice in the stamping sandbox!

Becky said...

beautiful cards..

Judy said...

These are fantastic cards. Really, really love the pumpkins & the owl. Beautiful design with the scrolls.

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