Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Gina K. Designs & CardMaker Blog Hop!




Hello! Today several designers from the Gina K. team are joining up with the Cardmaker Blog Design team to showcase the newest StampTV Kit from Gina K. Designs, Home for the Holidays!  I am excited to participate and eager to see what everyone has done with the fabulous goodies in this kit!
Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit

I made two cards today, both using the kit's "Music Background" stamp and the "Holiday Greenery" set with it s gorgeous trees, elemental winter foliage and greetings!  I stamped my Holiday Frame stamp on each Kraft card base first in Gina K. Fresh Asparagus ink to create the two sketches, and then added the other stamped elements.  Music was reverse masked into the frame with GKD Kraft ink. All other details are stamped in GKD Black Onyx, Faded Brick, and Charcoal Brown.

White gel pen accents for the snow, wreath highlights and drop shadow on the fun hand-lettered sentiments make everything pop!

Love this one especially! (I *might* be persuaded to do a video next week...) ;)

Next stop on the hop is Daniela Dobson! (Full link list is on the Cardmaker Blog)

Thanks for visiting today!

Fun addition, breaking news! After you finish the hop,  Gina K is releasing a brand spanking new Incentive stamp...free with $75 purchase! It's called Handmade Goodness...is a picture of the set:

  AND one more thing...Gina is going to give away a Gift Certificate to the store!  Here is what Gina says on her Blog:

Leave a comment on my blog here and I will choose a random winner who will receive a $25 gift certificate to our online store!  I'll announce the winner back here on my blog on Friday morning! Stay tuned!

Time to shop! Glad I hadn't finished out my order and left my stuff I need to stock up on(cardstock, foil etc) so I can get this set! Fun!


45 comments:

Brooke said...

I love the white accents on these cards---makes them pop! Thanks for being a part of the hop, Melanie!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wonderful cards. Love the elements on the Kraft CS. The are wonderful in the circle of the frame. Yes Yes, a video on this one please. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie, These are fabulous but I absolutely love those trees!

Sherry said...

I just bought this kit and am loving it. Your cards have inspired me in a new direction. They are so elegant. thanks for sharing

Donna Idlet said...

Wow beautiful card Melanie! I love how you accented the sentiment and all the elements on your card in white. The trees look so real. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gina K. said...

Melanie,
These cards are so amazing! I love how the stamps work so well with the Holiday Frame set too! XOXO

Sue LD said...

Lovely cards. I like the use of kraft and the white gel pen.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your second card - the white on the Kraft really makes a stunning impact:)

Melissa said...

You never disappoint. Love these!!!

Becky said...

I'm in love with both these cards. The white gel pen makes them pop. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie! You rocked these one layer cards....thanks so much for the inspiration!

Mary Anne said...

Melanie, love your use of craft cardstock for Christmas cards. Really makes them stand out, and of course, your stamping is wonderful. Thanks for the design tip on using the music background.

Lisa K said...

I love both cards! I may have to purchase this new set your yours to make my card making that much easier. Would love to see the video on that second card.

KellyJean said...

Such vintage goodiness!!! Love'm!!!

Cathy Tidwell said...

oh i love the white accents, how you did that! Awesome creations Mel!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love your cards! Will look forward to the video next week!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simple beautiful cards Melanie!

Lois said...

I love the kraft background on these two beautiful cards.

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your cards! The kraft background is awesome!! TFS

Karen Hightower said...

I am Lovin' both of these cards! I love the kraft and both the focal images are awesome! I Love the Tree card and I'm so loving the white gel pen accent on the letters! May I borrow that please! ;) <3 Love your work! <3 Yes Please! A video on this! <3

Chris said...

Beautiful! Your cards are always so elegant!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

What beautiful cards....I cannot wait for my kit to arrive....Love those beautiful trees....and the selection of the Karft card base was so lovely and soft looking .....beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing....Happy Holidays!!!

Donna Phelan said...

I {heart} Kraft Holiday cards! These are gorgeous! Your tree one is so pretty, so serene....so magical!

Jennie said...

Beautiful designs Melanie and love the use of Kraft cardstock! The white hightlighting on the Christmas sentiment just pops!!

Rema said...

Hi Melanie! These cards stamped on kraft are fabulous! I must case these...

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful kraft cards. My favorites. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pennie Glasser said...

I hope you do videos on these

Jackie B said...

I love the way the trees look in your fame. The touch of white makes it look so nice.

Juliana Michaels said...

Oh wow! These cards are just gorgeous! And now I need that Holiday Frame set!

Debbie Vasel said...

The Christmas ornament is just so gorgeous!
A perfect card!

Natalie Godfrey said...

OMG! Love how this stamp set can be used in alot of different ways.

quilt4fun2 said...

Beautiful cards...not sure how you did the Music Background, it does not look just masked. A video would be fun to see! I love the white accents...so pretty!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the pretty ornament and the beautiful trees!

kittykat3308 said...

Love your cards

Kathleen

kc said...

I am glad this stamp set is back in stock. I have been trying to order it for a bit now. Love all the different cards in the blog hop.

Designs By Sky said...

I always love your cards... but that tree one in circle frame is my new favorite! TFS

Retta Lutte said...

Melanie, I can't tell you how much I love this stamp set! Love, love, love these cards!!!!!! Heading to my craft room RIGHT NOW!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the use of the kraft paper.
Beautiful cards.
Looking forward to a video for
making them.
thanks for sharing.

BunnyD said...

What stunning cards! Love your amazing work on the kraft cardstock. Really beautiful!

reeree62 said...

Love these cards done on kraft card stock!!
The new freebie set is adorable!!! Always enjoy your work, Melanie!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so pretty! Love the circles and layout design!

Ladyj711 said...

Hi Melanie, I miss the blog, but I still wanted to see what you guys had done with the new kit. I do want to encourage you to please do a video of the second card I want to see how you made your snow it looks really really good. I was looking at a car that I had done last year and I had made snow on it Too and I cannot remember how I did it this is so irritating so maybe you can help. Thanks Janie
Ldyjs@outlook.com

Karen L K said...

Very nice cards. Love the coloring on kraft and the nice designs!

Lynn Atchley said...

Please do a video. I love them both!

Vanessa Yu said...

I love the second Christmas card with the trees. . .maybe that's because we lack pine trees here, and that is why I have a pine smelling candle in winter :-)

You ALWAYS make awesome cards!