Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: Winter Cheer StampTV Kit


Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to our final fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop this week! 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.


Don't you love this new Winter Cheer StampTV Kit?  It is such a great way to go for all those cards you need to make for the holidays, matching supplies boxed and ready for you!  I decided to use all of these wonderful stylized greetings to make a subway art card.  Inks are GKD Cherry Red, Grass Green, Ocean Mist and Prickly Pear and cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Ocean Mist.   I began in the middle with the large red "Wishing you..." wanting that prominently featured, working my way out with the different greetings, not wanting any two colors to be right next to each other, and finally filling in spaces where greetings didn't really fit with the beautiful snowflakes.  I buy Christmas wraps for our gifts similar to this almost every year because I just love how festive all those different celebratory ways to say merry Christmas look together.  Like happy, shouting carolers at your door!  I used some of the kit's ribbon and gold cording and bell as a simple accent, not wanting to cover too much of the stamping.
Winter Cheer StampTV Kit

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62 comments:

Gabi said...

What a great way to use all of those wonderful sentiment stamps! Really great and cheerful card!

Janeen said...

beautiful look, so many elements and not crowded looking. i love your placement and the look of your own designer paper. well, tee-hee-it IS your own. :D

Karen Hightower said...

This is so wonderful! I love how you used the sentiments & snowflakes. The ribbon & bells just finish it off nicely. :)

Becky said...

I love the subway feel and the non traditional colors you added. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Johnson said...

Wow, that is a really cool and colorful card. Thanks for sharing.

Joni said...

Very pretty and colorful card.

catdidit said...

Ha!! Indeed we have like minds! LOVE it! And i tried to put that little bell on mine, but it was being ornery!

Lisa K said...

Great idea! Love this non-traditional subway art card.

cmarie said...

The use of these stamps to create the subway art is outstanding. And its nice to see friends thinking alike. Me and my bestie always do.

Debbie Lou said...

Love the variety of colors you chose for the sentiments! Great blog hop!

Dawn S. said...

Even though it is similar to Cathy Tidwell's card, it has a completely different look. Both cards are great! Love your colour combination and the little bell.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! I love that background with all the wonderful sentiments. Girl, you have all the holiday wishes covered with that and love the great colors you used on it too. The card resulting from your work is fantastic!

Debra Zachrich said...

Falling out of my chair--this is just TOO CUTE! Made me immediately look at my inks to see if I had those colors (darn, no Prickly Pear) to be able to make this! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

very_inky_fingers said...

This is such a wonderful card. I love all of the colors. The bell on the bow..great addition!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Beautiful, love the great colors

auntbubbels said...

I love how you used all the stamps together

Sharon said...

Such a cute card - looks vintage with all the different stamps.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Great Card. Love the way you have included all the sentiments together to create a unique background. Looks like fun. This would be a very quick card to make if I need some extra Christmas cards in a hurry. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Shan said...

Your card is so adorable and festive! Love this new stamp set. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautiful day.
Hugs,
Shan

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Totally awesome. I love the way you've used so many sentiments. The colors are gorgeous. Love the little bell attached to the ribbon.

Tami Priebe said...

Wow what color, beautiful :)

Tammy Downhour said...

Pretty

Lagene said...

Love all the greetings!

Donna Phelan said...

lol now I get your 'great minds' comment from Cat's Blog! Gorgeous colors and lovely design! Fantastic!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love the look of this one Melanie. Your design is wonderful!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great card - you and Cat think alike! But such a different feel - her's is cute, yours is sophisticated! Thanks for sharing.

Pegmarie Dills said...

I love this layout. I don't ever think to group or collage my greetings together but I will now. Thx
Hugs
Margaret D.

Sandy M said...

Never would have thought to stamp all the great word stamps and made a cute card. Great job!

Sharon Fontenot said...

Perfect card to someone that just received a new stamp set. A chance to use all of the new stamps right away. Love the randomness of it.

Nanette said...

Very nice! I like all the colors.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Love love love the look of this card!

AnnieD said...

Darling subway art card!

Wendy said...

Nice color combinations.

Debbie Bauder said...

I think you covered all the sentiments on your card and the bell is a cute embellishment.

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful idea using so many sayings.

Emily Thubbron said...

Melanie, I love the subway art feel of your card. The images are so crisp and vibrant. TFS

MsJudyC said...

Very cheerful card....pretty.

Crafty Math Chick said...

You stamped each of these sentiments and images?!! I thought it was patterned paper from the kit! LOL! Looks terrific Melanie, I really love the colors you selected!

Lynn said...

A very clever way to say Merry Christmas to family & friends! Beautiful!

Judy Woodland said...

I just LOVE this idea. What a great way to use all those stamps on one card, and with all that color. Just gorgeous!

Carol Hodgkins said...

Great card!!

Gayle said...

Really loving this card with all the greetings and color combos.

Jeanne Elenbaas said...

Very nice. I would not have thought to use all the greetings on one card that way.

clavell said...

Love it...the collage of greeting works! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dee said...

Such a bright and cheerful card using only sentiments! Love the colors and the little bell added to your ribbon. Very cheery and Christmasy!

lisa808 said...

OMGosh!!! Love it!

charlsie smith said...

Never thought of using sentiments like that. Beautiful Thank you

Sue D said...

This is so fun and colorful!

Deena Sheranko said...

Great card!

Betty Neville said...

Really fun card! Great way to use the sentiments!

lindarhea said...

I just love the way you stamped this card using the various colors and the clean look of it. Terrific Job!

Linda Anderson said...

This subway art is genius!! Such stunning colors, I love it!

Linda

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you made a collage out of the sentiments.

claudia said...

Awesome Posterboard card! Love the design and the various colors!

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Melanie, Beautiful card! Just love how you stamped all the sentiments in different colors.

Loretta Rush said...

Love your card and all the wonderful colors you used. Thank you for sharing.

Helen F. said...

FUN comes to mind with your card, Mel...LOVE how you used all of those fabulous sentiments. Great Winter Cheer kit!

Cheryl Depler said...

Wow, lots of colors in that card. Looks great and festive! Thanks!

Ann W said...

You have so many fabulous ideas...I love your videos....

Lyn Roberds said...

Melanie - I tell you all the time that your cards are beautiful and you are truly inspiring. Love the card you made using the Fabulous Holiday Fillers and the dotted border from Fabulous Frame Filler - a simple card truly neat. Also the eye is very deceiving in the top cards - they do look like they are multi layered - please keep producing - you give me so many ideas and what you do with ink is special.

Betty McDougal said...

What a great card.

Tammy Downhour said...

Nice card. Great idea.