Monday, April 18, 2016

Inspiration Hop: Sending Love StampTV Kit


Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Sending Love” StampTV Kit. We hope to inspire you with a variety of different techniques and styles used by our Design Team featuring the stamp sets and patterned paper pack from this new kit and that
that you enjoy these beautiful card projects as you hop along today!
Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV on Thursday, 4/21.

The first set in the kit is called, “Art from the Heart”. Art from the Heart features an eclectic variety of images and  greetings depicting crafts, art, shopping and Gina's little Village Paper & Ink Shop! I used Red Hot, Black Onyx and Grass Green for the blocked background.  I colored the petals and stem and leaves with red and green markers before stamping, and then lifted a little GKD Grass Green and Red Hot ink from the ink pad lid for a more blended look with my water brush. 
Forgive my poor attempts at "quilling", but that's where I was going to make a little heart to match these pretty petals! To do the curls, well, you need longer, thinner strips of paper, I just used heavy Red Hot GKD cardstock. I first created two tear drops the way you make a quilled heart, but they kept popping apart (needed some better adhesive) so in the end I just folded one strip in half, rolled the ends and pinched the middle to a point. it's custom, not perfect, but definitely "handmade" with love! 

Get out your real pencils  (Spectrum Noir Essentials collection) for some doodling at the ends of the pencil image and then color the barrel of each pencil to match! I love it!

I better never lose this pencil stamp!  Too many fun things to do with it. Sunshiny day! :)

The second set is called, “Sending Love”. Sending Love features spring flowers and butterflies, perfect for watercoloring, Copic markers, colored pencils and more!
 The only thing that makes this corner vine flourish better, is this flourish times 2!  Corner to corner like this makes a wonderful background for framing up all your greetings, big ones in this set included! GKD Turquoise Sea, Black Onyx and White cardstock are included in the kit. I used Gina's stitched oval dies and the inverted scallop oval dies to make the label.
It also has this fabulous huge border for coloring, embossing or stamping tone on tone three times like I did here, almost like a gorgeous Cuttlebug background!  Love these tiny vines with the buds as an accent, and always, butterflies!  Make a matchy match envelope by stamping it on the flap!



This kit also includes beautiful coordinating cardstock, patterned papers, colored envelopes and pre-printed greetings and patterned cardstock sheets for die cutting, coloring etc! The new “Sending Love” StampTV Kit is now available in the “What’s New” section of the Gina K. Designs store.  Be sure to get your kit before it sells out!

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast :




Thank you for stopping by!

67 comments:

Allie Gower said...

Melanie, your cards are so pretty. I love all the colors you used and how you added a quilled embellishment!

Tricia T said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Mel! I'm not sure which is my favorite, but I'm leaning toward the daffodils or the flourish... Beautiful work as always!

Cindy M said...

You always inspire, Ireally like how you used the daffodil as a background stamp!!

Bonnie said...

Your cards are always straight out of the most current magazine. And you make it look like it was no trouble at all.

Lisa K said...

Wow! I love all of these cards. I can't wait for my kit to arrive.

catdidit said...

These rock, everysingle one! And I had the same thoughts about the quilling, but didnt not finish it up, lol! That green one...like I said, you make being green easy!! (Kermit says it aint easy being green! haha!)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- these are fabulous!

Beth said...

The pencil card looks like a sun! So fun! Love all the cards and the coloring! Great color combos!

Heidi Stamps said...

That flower does remind me of quilling, and I think your heart is darling. Thanks for sharing!

Daylene said...

What fun cards using the pencils and gorgeous floral cards! The further I go through this blog hop the more I am convinced I need to get this floral set. LOL! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Bevb said...

I knew that you would create beautiful cards as always. Thanks for sharing your talent and making us want to mimic your cards.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! What magnificent ways of using the images from the kit. I really love them all. I hope I can order mine soon too!

MsJudyC said...

Your cards are just beautiful and I love the quilled heart, too!

Becky said...

I love your "quilled" heart. Actually, I love all your cards. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sissyc said...

I love how you used the daffodil in the background stamp.

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the corner stamp and the tone on tone daffodil and the pencils with all the colors!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Beautiful as always.....you are such a talented lady....thank you so much for sharing....hugs

Johanna said...

Oh my! Melanie you are a true inspiration and your creations are awesome. Quilling is a crafting skill requiring a lot of patience - not one of my qualities that is for sure. You can get pre-cut quilling strips which make it easier than using card stock. You improvise well with your little heart embellishment and like you said it is handmade and made with love. Thanks for all your tutorials. I get tons of ideas from your designs.

Keeral said...

I echo what others have said here about the loveliness of your samples. One tip about quilling: cardstock is much too stiff to work well. I recommend paper that is roughly printer weight. I bought a ream at the office supply store of multi-colors and I cut strips using a hand-cranked paper shredder. I also sometimes buy pre-made quilling strips from the craft store, but the printer paper is a great inexpensive option. :-)

Patty said...

WOW!! I LOVED your first card with the black/red/green panels & then I kept scrolling down and saw so many more fun & gorgeous cards!! I believe the Blessing On Your Special Day card is my favorite!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards - all of them! I love that pencil also! So many ideas from all the designers - you are all amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Irene S. said...

Melanie, you are so talented! I Love all the cards, so I'm happy to not have to choose a favorite!

Caroline Pollard said...

Very nice

ShelleyV said...

The stamps in this kit and your talent combined to make such fun and elegant cards! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards as always, not sure which I like the most....think I may have to go with the daffy's cause they are my favorite thing in the kit, but that swirl card is beautiful too...and the pencil cards are neat, I agree there really is a lot you could do with the pencil! LOL

Rettarae said...

Melanie, your colors are amazing. Love the Jelly Bean Green card, especially. Thanks for he ideas for the pencil stamp. Wasn't sure what to do with it.

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards, Melanie! Love how you brought the Sending Love kit to life with each of your cards! So excited to be joining such a talented DT!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your cards, Melanie. Your coloring always inspires me and the way you create the 3D effects, are amazing. Thanks for sharing your talents with us:)

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie. Loved looking at them.

Macimbalo said...

Pretty cards Melanie!!!

Sue D said...

Very creative and beautiful cards. I really like the flower on the first one.

Talitha Wright said...

So many ideas! Just love all these cards.

Sabrina said...

So stunning and so gorgeous!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

These are so beautiful Melanie! Your quilled heart is adorable! I can't wait to receive the kt and use the pencils like that :) The entire kit blew me away and I love your samples. Thank you for all the inspiration!!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards. I love what you've done with the pencil. Your quilled heart turned out very nice. I really like the way you did that card and will have to try that technique. The daffodil card is awesome.

Golda said...

What fun ideas for using these sets!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie. As always, you have hit it out of the park!

Tami Priebe said...

I think your quilling attempt is adorable & those flowers turned out beautiful. Those pencils are awesome, so many neat ways to use them. Love the coloring on your Blessing card, the stitching on the ovals definitely adds character. Gorgeous butterflies on the sending love card. Thanks for sharing!!

Mary Holshouser said...

All the cards are wonderful.
I especially like the first - with the
partially colored flowers and the little heart.
thanks for so many ideas for using the new sets.

KT said...

Melanie, I just am in awe of your cards. Your designs always inspire me. The turquoise card is gorgeous and the colored pencils scribbles so cute and quirky. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Kay Werry said...

Great cards. Wonderful ideas to use when we get the kit. Thank you.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Fabulous cards Melanie. I can see how that pencil image will be used a lot. Thanks for the inspiration.

Zelda C said...

Fabulous cards Melanie! I always look forward to seeing what you come up with. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beverly Perdue said...

Melanie, your cards are amazing! I love all of them! The Blessing on Your Special Day card is so lovely -- just love how you stamped two of the corner vines and the pencils with the ink colors is awesome too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gayle said...

Always inspired by your beautiful cards, Mel. The butterflies are just gorgeous and the colored pencils look so real....like they are laying on the page.

Linda S said...

Melanie: Thank you very much for these five new card ideas, I can see myself using each one. I especially like the first one because I like many kinds of crafting, so I am always looking for ways to use them.

Ladyj711 said...

Melanie, I love them. That green one with the daff's as background...Wowza!

Silke Ledlow said...

Melanie, these are all totally awesome ideas! The pencil cards are so fun and the other two are so elegant!

L.A. De Valk said...

Very pretty cards!

Lagene said...

Great cards! I especially love the swirly flower corner stamped card!

CraftyMomFL said...

Melanie! OK, you can stop showing off, LOL! When I saw the little pencil stamp I was wondering now how can I use that? Well, now I know! Thanks so much for the inspiration - you cards are amazing - always!

melissa kompkoff said...

So very bright and vibrant. Always a joy to view your card creations

Sharon said...

Of course! Amazing as always Melanie! All of them are fabulous and I love your little quilled heart but the butterfly on the last one stole the show for me

Angie said...

Such beauty!!!! What a treat to stop by and visit you tonight. The pencil art is such fun! Love the color blocking and your quilled heart on the first card! Your florals are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

jeb said...

All of your cards are great as usual but the last too are outstanding. I love them. /thank youl

Susie Moore said...

As always, you knocked it out of the park with this release. All of your cards are so terrific and you never fail to impress me

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

Cheryl Depler said...

What great cards. Such great ideas. Talent in abundance!
Thanks!

quilt4fun2 said...

Heavy cardstock does not quill well but I bet you could do a super job with thinner strips and paper. Your card is beautiful and I like the quilled heart! I like the fun pencils with doodling...what a fun idea. You always have fabulous ideas for your cards! I love the flourish flowers also...can't wait...and the butterflies are awesome! Beautiful job on all.
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Cortney K said...

Thanks for sharing

Devy Collins said...

Fantastic projects! I loved the tone on tone. Mostly because I love daffodils!

Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the stamps in this awesome kit!

Sharon eggleton said...

Love the red co l ors in the cards. Make them stand out.

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Sue Bouch said...

Love the electric variety of cards! Love how you used the pencil stamp that I'm really looking forward to. Thanks!

Mitzi Manthey said...

LOVE your cards! I htink the quilled heart is a great touch and looks just fine. Those pencil stamps are really catching my attention; seem so versatile. Your floral cards are so stunning [and I usually don't do bright green but I just love that one!].

redheadworking said...

Great cards, thank you for the inspiration!
Penny