Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Dashing and Holiday Frame


Welcome back, friends!  Inspiration from the Gina K. Designs team continues, today featuring stamp sets from myself and Theresa Momber! (Plus a few I couldn't help mixing in, as they all play so nicely together!) :)

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First up, I have a few cards with Theresa Momber's Dashing! I just love how gorgeous Theresa's image looks embossed in gold!  I colored her poinsettia with the Zig Clean Color markers, then cut them out and popped over the white circle I stamped and paper pieced back onto my frame. Card base is GKD Red Velvet.  I also used one of the red markers from the pack to color in the belly band border for a rich, tone-on-tone look.  
Sentiment is stamped in GKD Black Onyx.

Isn't this scene awesome?? The silhouette of the sleigh and reindeer are the perfect beginning and the trail of dust adds a bit of magic. I love how the greeting looks like it's stamped over a big ol' moon in this frame! I reverse masked Blue Denim into the Holiday Frame to create a cloudy, night and accented with my big Pitt White artist pen for falling snow and stars.  Frame is stamped in Moonlit Fog on GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White cardstock.

This next one was so fast!  I stamped the Holiday Frame and sentiment from the kit in GKD Dark Chocolate, then stamped the music background from the kit right over the frame in GKD Kraft ink. Just about a perfect fit to fill this frame in and perfect enough for me to use these two together a lot! :) I stamped my ornament topper above, colored with white and dotted on a string to hold it up, finishing with some adhesive rhinestones. Easy peasy!


Finally, I believe Gina shared this card in the after party broadcast, I am doing a video on this one! Just wanted to show you something fun with this set *without* the frame. The individual small elements will maker some great scenes on your cards. I love how leaving out his arms in the illustration allows YOU to add back in his arms and then pose him how ever you choose! :)  
What a silly little guy...! :)  
The great big greeting is from Theresa's Dashing set.

I'll be sharing some cards and videos using the wreath elements in this set very soon! And you can bet you will see more Holiday Frame in my samples tomorrow! I love not having to create a new sketch every time!

 Here are today's beautiful sets in full:


Ready for more inspiration? Please enjoy the rest of our team's posts made just for you today!  And be sure to check out the What's New section of the ginakdesigns.com store for any new sets or accessories you may have missed seeing.   
Thanks for visiting!

Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator of Holiday Frame
Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Dashing


85 comments:

Cathy Tidwell said...

Oooo I am totally in love with the one on kraft! All are beautiful as usual!

Karen Hightower said...

Oh My Goodness! Melanie, I love all of the cards, the Red w/ the poinsettias is beautiful and the gold is wonderful on the red! I love the second one with santa is really cute & I love the sky. Of course I love the kraft and your shadows on the greeting! And finally the snow men... they look like they are having a great time playing in the snow! LOL :)

Donna Idlet said...

Love all your cards Melanie! I love the Holiday Frames you designed!!

Becky said...

Great cards. I got my set yesterday (I accidently ordered two of the Holiday Frame sets - oops), so I will be a busy stamper. Thanks for sharing. I love them all.

Janie said...

Beautiful cards. Those snowmen are so fun.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow. These are fabulous and I hope to play with my stamps today!

El Ivens said...

You did it again, such beautiful cards. So happy I bought the Holiday Frames. You are such an inspiration, thanks.

ShelleyV said...

I love to see the different stamp sets used in combination. Your frames are always the perfect foundation to any card!

Kay S said...

Holy smokes! These are some amazing cards! I absolutely love the santa night scene! So glad I ordered both of these sets! Can't wait to start making cards with them! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

Dawn Begun said...

Wonderful cards! The frame stamp is so versatile and I think our frockling snowmen are adorable!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

OMG!! All these awesome options. Love how these sets work together, and the music background over the frame is positively wonderful. I'm still catching up at work after my two days off last week for Christmas in the Village and it was so worth it!), but I'm storing up the ideas in my mind for when I have a few minutes to play with all the new goodies.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

WOW! You can achieve so many different looks! And they are all awesome. You know I just had to have this one, the rest is on my Really Big Wish List! Thanks Melanie for the great inspiration.

Joyce Erb said...

Love all your cards, so fun and festive

Sue LD said...

Wonderful variety of cards you created!

Lisa K said...

Love all the cards you are making with this frame.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Melanie, these are awesome! Love the gold frame, and the kraft with the Music. Thanks for sharing!

cjgusloff57 said...

Wonderful cards! All different and so pretty and cute. So inspiring too!

lisa808 said...

Fab cards. Totally love the snowman one.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful poinsettias....love the rustic Kraft one.....and those FUN snowmen lol Too cute!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Your poinsettia card is so beautiful and elegant with the gold embossing! My fav...is the tumbling snow man...over the top cuteness!!!

Sue McRae said...

Very festive assortment of cards! I love the elegance of the embossed poinsettia card, simple and stunning.

Ann Dahne said...

Thank you for turning your own image on-end and sharing your ideas! So many choices!

ldiggs said...

Such a great variety of cards and great ideas!

Carole said...

Can't decide which I like the most. I love them all!

Patty Hawkins said...

Love the music stamp. The snowmen card is so cute!

Ladyj711 said...

OMG... Fabulous cards ...from fabulous stamp sets. Love the card with the sleigh across the bottom of the moon. It makes me want all of the new card sets. LADYJS711@yahoo.com.

Laura Ruscetti said...

Love, love, love! You make the most striking cards and stamp sets! I always look forward to your releases and own many of them!

Sandy said...

Love the versatility of the holiday frame set

Rema said...

Love them all!

Pennie Glasser said...

Melanie, you are an amazing artist

Susan said...

I love these examples using the frame set! They are all so different and love that they are one layer!

Sissyc said...

Love all of your cards and designs

Monica Talbott said...

All cards really pretty!

Johanna said...

I love all these cards and chuckled at the snowmen as I found it really amusing. That frame is fantastic and I want it and the stamps.

Marge Burns said...

All gorgeous cards and can hardly wait till I can get items to try some

JR said...

Great cards. Love the sleigh and reindeer stamp

Sharon Tate said...

These cards are lovely, I really do love these stamp sets.

Debbie Bauder said...

I love all the cards you made. The red velvet card stock looks amazing. I need to add that to my list as well as these stamp sets. I'm looking forward to watching the video you'll be making with the snowmen and I'm in love with the silhouette of Santa & his reindeer in front of the moon. Very clever using the round part of your holiday frame as a moon.

Susan Wareham said...

Beautiful Cards love to see stamp sets used they make more sense that way. lol

Ruby said...

Melanie, I am so excited to work with your new set. Your cards are a great inspiration.

itsablingfling said...

The cards are so sophisticated and elegant!!!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful work and inspiration!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the Merry Christmas ornament on the Kraft.
It's plain and simple and so pretty.
The snowmen playing in the snow are darling.
All of the cards are great - hate to just
pick out a couple.
thanks for sharing.

Retta Lutte said...

Melanie, I love, love, love this frame stamp!!!!! I knew it would be perfect for flowers, but especially love the ornament card - and that "moon" is perfect! Love them all - and you, too!!!!

Ruth said...

Melanie, your cards always inspire me and your stamp designs are always favorites!

Sharon said...

Love the gold embossed flowers - they are beautiful!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie! My favorite is the framed the poinsettias with gold accents. Love your new frame set!

Bonnie said...

The Poinsettia card is absolutely gorgeous! Love all of your cards.

Gabi said...

So many wonderful cards! Love the poinsettias!

Lynn Cromrich said...

I love all of these cards. I must get this frame set!

Linda Gorun said...

The frame and musical notes card is SO classy, love it. The whole collection is very special.

Erica said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so fantastic. I can't pick a favorite as I love them all.

Julie Pluemer said...

Love these cards going to have to put the stamps on my wishlist

Golda said...

Love these gorgeous examples! Great way to make the circle into an ornament.

Laura's New Place said...

Always love your cards. The active snowman on kraft paper is my favorite.

Deanna Lauderdale said...

I love your cards and videos!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love the silly snowmen. But, I think my favorite is the ornament

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, you have created some extra ordinary cards which have given me so many ideas for cards. Thanks for sharing your talents with us:)

Gayle said...

I pondered and pondered over what to order....limited funds and finally decided on your new set, Melanie. I'm so glad I did after seeing these gorgeous cards. I need to CASE all of them....

Laurie Pickerel said...

Beautiful cards! I feel like pulling out my poinsettia stamp and doing some gold embossing with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

nelda machovsky said...

I love the holiday frame set. What a clever idea. Also, the snowmen card is so cute.

Debrah Binard said...

The cards are really creative! I love how versatile the frame is.

Debrah Binard said...

The cards are really creative! I love how versatile the frame is.

Luz Berenguer said...

I just received an email saying my set has been shipped out today. yay can't wait to start playing. so excited :-) All the cards are so pretty and how many which ways one can use this frame. Can't wait!!!!!

Bev Gerard said...

Wow, Melanie! Not sure where to begin ... Long-time fan of your florals, so the poinsettia stole my heart immediately! Then I realized you did some mixing and oh my word! Beautiful goodies ... well done indeed!

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the poinsettia card!

Caroline Pollard said...

Wow! Such awesome designs! Wonderful Melanie šŸ˜

Sherrie Johnson said...

These cards are gorgeous. I especially love that Holiday Frame die cut! And those poinsettias! Beautiful.

wackymama said...

Your cards are stunning! The frame you designed is amazing! I am so in love with all the ways to use it. So inspired after seeing your work. Thanks for sharing! :)

Sharon said...

Love them all but oh my goodness that little snowman is too cute!

Tami Priebe said...

All your cards are gorgeous, but I am especially smitten with the chocolate one!!

Barbara said...

Great cards.

Barbara said...

Great cards.

Krishna Mishra said...

I really like all the cards.. they are so beautiful

Jennie said...

Love the cards and the different ideas you came up with! Very Pretty!

Theresa said...

LOVE your cards!! The gold embossing is so beautiful. Each card is perfect!

Bonnie said...

Stamping in Moonlit Fog was such a great idea, and the magic just kept happening.

Nana Griffin said...

Love the santa and sleigh.

Rema said...

Love how you combined other sets with your own release. The tumbling snowmen make me smile. Can't wait for the video on that one. Thanks for the inspiration Melanie!!

Sandie said...

The red and gold poinsettia card is really beautful. Love them all!!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Four more beautiful cards. What a great release!

Clare said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and inspiring. I really love the snowmen

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful cards Melanie! It's hard for me to pick my favorite, but I love the one love your new frame set!