Tuesday, August 30, 2016

StampTV Kit, Day 2: Give Thanks




Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you back to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Painted Autumn StampTV Kit! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the second set in the Painted Autumn StampTV Kit, Give Thanks. In this set, you will find fun and cuddly critters, acorn, leaves and fun sentiments to make the most adorable card projects!  There are so many possibilities with these sets!

Here is one from the release party. I love this little guy! I noticed the pumpkin trio was the perfect width to perch on top of his tail and prized acorn, fun! Had to grab some of the kit's coordinating pumpkin paper and I stamped colored and cut out the single acorn for an embellishment. The oval shadow stamp is so very versatile, as you will see below...



....Ginormous petals!! And a ginormous center to go with, using that circle frame in the set! Good stuff! Base is GKD Sweet Corn and ink is GKD Cherry Red , stamped full strength and stamped off in between for the lighter color. Circle and sentiment are stamped in GKD Black Onyx.  If the letter looks a teeny bit dimensional, I shifted the stamp a hair after stamping and stamped off! Love it! I also used my BG3 Spectrum Noir marker to trace a little shadow on the sides of the stamped petals. Love this single layer design!  beautiful with any color on Pure Luxury White, but I wanted to use some of the pretty colored cardstock included in the kit.


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 a few days after the hop.






Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


Thank you for stopping by!

48 comments:

Karen Hightower said...

Melanie, I love your squirrel and the balancing act he is pulling off with the pumpkins! LOL And what a wonderful Ginormous flower! :) <3

Golda said...

These are both so fun. Love how you think and put things together in such unique ways. God has given you a great gift that I'm so very glad you share.

eemel said...

These are so fun and creative!

Donna Idlet said...

Melanie, what a creative idea to use the little shadow stamp to make the "Ginormous" (as you put it) petals! It is gorgeous! I don't know if mine would have been so even. Love the squirrel card too, doing his balancing act with the pumpkins.

Happy Stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous sun!!!! That one card made me want to run and buy the new inks immediately!!!!

-Irene
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

Cindy M said...

What a creative idea, never would of thought to use that stamp to make a flower! Fabulous cards!

Sherry said...

love the squirrel with the pumpkins, lol!! and the big flower is very pretty also

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards, Melanie! Love how the squirrel is balancing the pumpkins & acorn in your first card!

Sue D said...

Very creative use of the shadow stamp to make a flower and love the cute squirrel.

Becky said...

Love your balancing squirrel, but that big flower is just great! A great way to use stamps outside of the box. Thanks for sharing.

Renee Thompson said...

Love your creative placements!

El Ivens said...

Oh My Gosh I love that little squirrel balancing the pumpkins--but that "starburst" is so awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn Cromrich said...

Love both cards but the flower card is really neat.

Barbara said...

You always come up with the best cards

KT said...

Melanie, Your cards are always so gorgeous and creative. I would never have thought to use that stamp to make a jumbo flower, love it. Who couldn't like that cute squirrel balancing pumpkins and acorn. Thanks for great inspiration.

Sherry said...

What super cards thanks for sharing your ides. I can't wait for my kit to come so I can play too!

Beth said...

Love the squirrel doing an amazing job balancing - clearly it is not a monday! And he isn't drunk on acorn wine!

Lisa K said...

Love the bear! He is so cute juggling the pumpkins. The second card is quite eye-catching. I would not have thought to use that stamp for sun rays.

Nana Griffin said...

Both of these are great ideas. How clever using the shadow for petals.

Johanna said...

such cute critters and designs. Wonderful cards and many thanks for all your hard work.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- Your coloring is always fantastic!

Kay S said...

Love that fun little squirrel doing the balancing act with the pumpkins and acorn! Very cute! The huge petals are such a fun, clever design element.

Rosy Newlun said...

Now these are some fun cards! Love the squirrel teetering pumpkins on his tail, and I never could have thought to use the shadow stamp as flower petals!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Love how you always think outside the box....two awesome cards!!!

Robin said...

Cute cards but the juggling squirrel is fantastic.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Very versatile squirrel - balancing
pumpkins and an acorn.
The petals make wonderful rays for
the sentiment. Fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Great balancing act on the the first card and an amazing layout on the second! TFS

Monica said...

Super sweet designs & cards!

Retta Lutte said...

That little critter is darling! The colors in your second card are beautiful! You never disappoint!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! That little critter is just too, too happy with his pumpkins! LOL! Your card with the BIG flower is so neat. I never would have thought of doing that! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Fran Smith said...

I just love these cards and the beautiful warm colors.

Penny M said...

I just love the squirrel! Just too cute! Thank you for sharing your talent!

m fountain said...

Melanie, your cards are beautiful. That squirrel looks like he is happy and thankful for the fall season and the goods he has gotten! Thanks for sharing!

Gayle said...

Ha Ha love your juggling bear....too cute. Made me chuckle out loud.

ktmoore1960 said...

Hi Melanie
That squirrel is just darling and so talented with the pumpkins and acorn! I love the flower. The colors are perfect! Great cards as always!

Deb said...

I do love the first card and how happy it looks...but that 2nd one is cool! I would never have thought of that, but I love it!

Macimbalo said...

Wow, your cards are fantastic...juggling acorns and the 2nd one, the sentiment is so great. Love how you make it look dimensional!

Talitha Wright said...

That little squirrel is so happy! Love the coloring you've done.

Denise Bryant said...

Great fall cards! Love that cute squirrel!

The Altered Paper said...

Stunning cards! Lovin the beautiful big flower! Gorgeous work!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

The juggling squirrel is so cute. I love how you created the sunburst/flower. I wasn't quite sure what the stamp you used for the petals was for. Thanks for the great inspiration. Love the colors you used.

Ladyj711 said...

Love them Melanie... Especially the ginormous flower. I do not notice the shadow when I look at it I just think it looks great and then when I go back and I look for the shadow I realize how important it is that it was there. I keep learning from you Melanie I'm a slow learner but I keep learning .
LADYJS711@yahoo.com

Juls said...

Fun autumnal card, love it xx

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love these Fall cards - The first card is so cute and inspirational:) with the slanted panel and the little acorn:)

Sherrie Johnson said...

Love these cards. That squirrel is the greatest! And the petals around the "give thanks" sentiment are beautiful!

Zelda C said...

So creative! I'm always amazed at how you always find different ways of using stamps - love it!