Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Peace & Joy

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 and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! As you hop through our 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. 
 Today we are showcasing Theresa Momber's Peace and Joy Christmas set!  I stamped the bird tone on tone on some Pure Luxury Grass Green cardstock and then stamped it in again in GKD Black Onyx ink on white cardstock and colored.  I cut out the circle with a die and colored with Spectrum Noir markers (DR2, DR3, DR1, OR1, CG4, GG4, EB3) I sponged a little around the edges with GKD Moonlit Fog ink to make it look rounder. I popped it up over the green mat to spotlight the image but also to look like a an ornament.  I stamped my straight snowflake border from new Fabulous Holiday Fillers to "hang" it from and then made a double bow with some of the GKD gold cording.  I alsofree cut a little topper for the ornament from some GKD Good as Gold cardstock. Finally, I sponged the edges of the mat with the matching ink before adding the GKD Black Onyx mat. Cardbase is Pure Luxury Red Hot.

Peace and Joy- CLEAR
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Theresa Momber - Illustrator of Peace and Joy






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Joyce Evans Erb

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62 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

This is such a great design! Gorgeous coloring. Love this idea so much! Great pairing of stamp sets, too. :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love how you did the pretty cardinal and your fabulous coloring.

Sue D said...

Beautiful vibrant colors!

Lisa K said...

Love how you turned this into an ornament! So pretty.

PAT PHILLIPS said...

This set is stunning! I love to see the cardinals at Christmas. Beautiful coloring job on your card!

cmarie said...

Just lovely.

Cammi said...

Really pretty card, Melanie. I love the little touches that make this card stand Part, such as the embossed borders, the touch of gold, etc. thanks!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I had been wishing someone would make a cardinal image and so happy that Theresa has done so. It is gorgeous and you used it beautifully on the card you created. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol Hodgkins said...

This is an awesome card! I love the way you made it an ornament and the sponging really does make it look more round!!

Debbie Lou said...

Absolutely fabulous! I am still squealing with delight.

lindarhea said...

Love the colors you choose for your card, very pretty and lively. Love it!

Tami Priebe said...

Awesome depth and color, very beautiful card.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a jaw dropping card! I love how you created the ornament and hung it from the snowflake border, with the gold cord. Thanks for the great details. Can't wait to get my stamps!

Becky said...

Very pretty card. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

The green background on this card gives the finished card a rich look, and the "ornament" is awesome! I love the way you made it look rounder. Gorgeous!

Sandy M said...

Gorgeous card. And you managed to get one of the Fillers in it too.

Judy Woodland said...

Using the image to look like an ornament is genius!! The light sponging on the circle really gives it some dimension - kinda looks like a white pearly ornament for sure. Thanks again for the great inspiration!

clavell said...

Gorgeous card and love the deep green!

Deena Sheranko said...

Lovely card from a lovely set!

Donna Phelan said...

PERFECT ornament, very clever and creative.....may have to CASE this! TFS!!!

Dawn S. said...

Love the contrast of the cardinal and the green background. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda S. said...

I love how you left the end of the cardinal's tail and the end of the branch uncolored on your green mat. Very clever, and would not have looked right without it. TFS

Linda Anderson said...

Such a beautiful ornament card!! Love your coloring.

Linda

Helen F. said...

Oh, I would love to have this Beautiful ornament on my tree. Great coloring and awesome design, Melanie

Kay S said...

What a fabulous way to make an "ornament" card! Beautiful!

lois said...

Great idea to make a Christmas ornament!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautifully designed card. So vibrant with the green, red and black color combination. The gold cording makes this look like a hanging bauble. VERY PRETTY

Karen Hightower said...

Gorgeous card! Your cardinal is beautiful and I really like the ornament. Thanks for inspiring! :)

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is beyond beautiful! You are so creative! What a fabulous image for an ornament!

Beverly Perdue said...

Just beautiful! Such vibrant colors. I love your cardinal ornament and how you stamped the image behind the ornament! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kendra said...

Really GORGEOUS!!! I love it!

auntbubbels said...

What a beautiful xmas card

Kathy E. said...

What a pretty layout...and handsome card. Thank you for you lovely work!

Nana Griffin said...

Oh wow! I am going to have to make a few of these for my Christmas cards. So very pretty and I like the ornament touch. Thanks for listing all the details, Mel.

mtscrapgal said...

The grey shading on the outside of the circle really makes the piece look like an ornament. Beautiful! Thanks

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Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome card - love the background - and the snow flake border to hang the ornament - how creative! Love your ideas! Thanks for all you do for us!

Joni said...

Gorgeous card. I love the cardinal and the colors used are beautiful.

Talitha Wright said...

Love the coloring on your card. So pretty.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous coloring, love your card!

Loretta Rush said...

beautiful card! I especially like the top on the Christmas ornament. Great card!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love that you made it an ornament! And the coloring is stunning!

Kathy Krug said...

What a beautiful ornament.

Jeanne Elenbaas said...

Beautiful! I think this might just be my favorite.

Jan Castle said...

Lovely design and coloring!!!
Jan

Gayle said...

Love your color selection and the coloring of your cardinal.

Jean Bullock said...

this is darling and it DOES look like an ornament. I love the glorious green of the card. And the pine needle stamping adds an extra nice touch. Very cool.

Sharon Fontenot said...

Amazing how real the ornament looks.

Emilou said...

I love your card!! Beautiful green and red, such wonderful Christmas colors. Thank you for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

Debbie Bauder said...

Wow, beautiful card. The colors are so vibrant. I like tone on tone stamping. The ornament is so cute and I also like the embossed border around the image and sentiment.

Cheryl Depler said...

Really eye catching! Thank you!

Debbie Corbari said...

Soooo Clever and Creative! And so completely festive! LOVE!

Kelly O'DONNELL said...

Gorgeous! Love the use of both stamp sets. Is that an embossing folder? Or completed with a score buddy?

Janeen said...

i like the way you brought the pine cone boughs in

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and coloring! Love the cardinal!

Nanette said...

Beautiful...TFS!

Pegmarie Dills said...

Very unique to have set in an ornament. Just gorgeous.

Emily Thubbron said...

Melanie, this card is phenomenal. I love how you can see the cardinal's tail underneath the ornament. Not using patterned paper makes this card very unique. TFS

Crafty Math Chick said...

Beautiful! The cardinal looks that much more vibrant against that green background, so pretty!

claudia said...

Beautiful card, love the cardinal image and the coloring, so vibrant!

Joyce Woodhead said...

I love the beautiful colors you used in this card. It is so pretty.

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