Monday, August 29, 2016

StampTV Kit, Day 1: Painted Autumn

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you 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 one of the stamp sets from the kit, Painted Autumn. In this set, you will find beautiful floral and leaf images where you will be able to create the 3 or 4-step stamping technique! You can create one floral image or an entire bouquet of gorgeous autumn flowers. This set will be great to use all year long!


This is a the first card I made. I just grabbed a stack of pads that coordinated with the colors Gina chose for the kit and went to town! Flowers are stamped in GKD Ocean mist, Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Cherry Red, leaves in Fresh Asparagus, (full strength and stamped off) and outlines and branches in Dark Chocolate. Fabulous flowers! Fabulous!! Cardstock from the kit is Pure Luxury Ivory, Ocean Mist, Sweet Corn, and Dark Chocolate. I traced a drop shadow on a couple words (always grateful) that I wanted to stand out, along with the flowers and leaves to make it pop.  Pierced a few holes at corners  and bottom to tie in the stitched ribbon. I love adding teeny details like this, to go with a sentiment like, "There is always something to be thankful for". Pick your fave element and enjoy!

This next card I wanted to show in some colors that aren't in the kit, since these images can be used year round, and two-, three- and four step stamping looks amazing in so many color combos, even unexpected (or unintentional) ones! Now the lavender, lilac, eggplant, was intentional, the Black Onyx on the leaves was not, I grabbed the wrong pad, ack! Let's just say, I am "so thankful" this card worked out! (Since you know I hate to start over) ;) These painterly flowers really do look good in any color.  Base is Ivory and I added some Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearl accents to tie in the champagney-colored Kraft stamping on the leaves. (That also didn't quite turn out like I was expecting, was going for kind of shabby chic country look, but I think it turned out okay!)*


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 a few days after the hop.


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


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.

Thanks for visiting!


* Don't ask me how to get that beautiful pinky purple two step color on the top flower, I can't recreate it! I forgot to clean my stamp after using Cherry Red on the previous card, so that's what stamping it onto the lavender (or lilac??) did. Try at your own risk!


48 comments:

Cathy Tidwell said...

So gorgeous Mel, both of them1 I really love the liquid pearls on this, add so much!

Karen Hightower said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. I really like how you did the line art and the 3 step stamping on the one card and then the way you changed up the colors on one of the purple flowers. Both are Beautiful! <3 :)

Lisa K said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that pinky purple flower that was a mistake. Great color.

Beth said...

Simply beautiful creations Mel

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the color of the "mistake" flower! Sometimes those accidents great pretty things on cards!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I really favor the purple one but both are super!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous cards, Melanie! They both have a beautiful clean design!

Deb said...

Both of these turned out great! Looking forward to playing with the kit myself...should be here today!! :-))

Dawn Begun said...

Gorgeous cards as usual. Always enjoy reading your blog, watching your videos and simply admiring your work.

Judi said...

Just love, love, love the purple/lavender card.

Judy said...

Lovely cards Melanie. Each stop on this blog hop has shown me some really wonderful ideas on this kit. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

Sharon Meyer said...

beautiful!

ktmoore1960 said...

Gorgeous Melanie. Love the purple and the black on the leaves works! The shadowing on the sentiment is perfect! Just wonderful

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards! Love both of them! Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Love both of your samples. The purple card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy M said...

Mixed colors seems to be the thing today, I might have to stop cleaning my stamp! I like how you did the drop shadow, Your cards are so pretty! Thanks Melanie

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Beautiful cards, love that first one.

Sharon Underwood said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie! Love the one with the Fall colors, especially. Guess I'm finally getting in the mood for a new Season!

Robin said...

Beautiful cards. The colors are so pretty and great for all year long.

Lynn Cromrich said...

Your work is always terrific!

Gail said...

Stunning cards - I like how you covered the card with the flowers on the first creation - TFS

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors of flowers on your cards. Love your accident color you created.

Golda said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gayle said...

Beautiful just am loving the gorgeous purples.

El Ivens said...

Beautiful cards. Glad to hear other people grab the wrong ink. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards. Love the purple one - nice save after grabbing the wrong ink pad.

Retta Lutte said...

I love both cards! What a versatile stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Nana Griffin said...

Just so lovely!

cjgusloff57 said...

Pretty Cards! Thanks for sharing your talent! I am really loving the fall ones...think I am tired of this humid weather we have been having in northern Illinois.

Talitha Wright said...

Love both cards, especially the one with the purple flowers.

Rosy Newlun said...

What a happy accident! And these are both fabulous! I can't get enough flowers so my heart is smiling for these!!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love all the detail with these beautiful flower stamps! Awesome kit!

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful

Kathleen

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards and colors!

eemel said...

Those layering flowers are so beautiful!

Donna Idlet said...

Gorgeous cards, Melanie! Love the colors you choose for your flowers.

Sherry said...

love, love, love those flowers!! both cards are beautiful!!

Sherry said...

Great cards just ordered this kit can't wait to play!

Johanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous and the colouring is perfect.

Silke Ledlow said...

Two gorgeous designs! I always adore your take on new stamps!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great shading on the flowers.
Beautiful cards.
thanks for sharing

Monica said...

Gorgeous flowers & cards! I love the details & colors you chose.

Fran Smith said...

These cards are just lovely.

Macimbalo said...

Amazing job on the flowers and I really love the first one with blue flowers - how cool is that to use blue. Beautiful!

The Altered Paper said...

The color of the flowers is simply beautiful! gorgeous work!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Both of your cards are GORGEOUS. Love how you colored in the flowers and made them look 3D:)

Sherrie Johnson said...

These cards are gorgeous. Love, love this layered flower stamp. And your color combinations are beautiful. Very pretty!

Zelda C said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used... especially the lavender :)