Monday, December 12, 2016

Gina K. Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Holiday Frame Fillers, Framescape-Winter Trees, and a Video!

Hello and welcome! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for December by our illustrator team! 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 stamp sets Holiday Frame Fillers, (by moi!) and Framescape- Winter Trees by Theresa Momber. You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release, so fun and versatile!


Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from our 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 some inspiration? Below are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop. (I used the Holiday Frame in all these samples for Holiday Frame Fillers, because there is SO much you can do with them together, but scroll down to the following post if you want to see some without it.) :)


Here is a video I made using the circle arcs and the two new sequin images.  (Now these are some fillers I will never get enough of! It was hard not to add them to every card I made today, but I resisted, lol!) I also show in the video how to create more than 30 wreaths with the different seasonal arcs in the set!  Here is the link to the pdf and on our StampTV Freebies page.


Isn't this Gold cardstock so pretty? And doesn't the stamped and stamped off Prickly Pear ink look shimmery, too? Love the illusion!

Next, a sample using Holiday Frame Fillers' new banner, dotted arc and scalloped border (don't you love that going all the way around?! Fancy!), plus some bits like the ducky and heart from Fabulous Holiday Fillers to fill in the little flags! And see the tiny triangles in between stamped in Ocean Mist? Just one of the FIVE two step elements in the Holiday Frame Fillers to accent the banner, so fun!

I colored in the Holiday Frame borders with Spectrum Noir markers and pumped up the dots with Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops. Cardstock is Gina K. Pure Luxury Peach Bellini and White.


And here is some Valentine inspiration with the bows, bears and the straight "pinking" border again, from Fabulous Holiday Fillers, to mix with the new pinking arc in the Holiday Frame Fillers so you can go all the way around the belly band! (stamped in GKD Red Hot) Just mask off the sides of the frame before stamping the long straight border. Cardstock is Pure Luxury heavy Base Weight White and I colored with Spectrum Noir markers PP6, BP3, DR2, BG5.


Last, I just had to share a flower wreath, this time with the Holiday Frame portrait style. Pretty self explanatory! I will demo one in a future video. Cardstock in GKD Pure Luxury Wild Wisteria (with coordinating ink for the frame and flowers) and White.  I filled in the flower centers by just dotting in a yellow marker, stamped the leaves in GKD Jelly Bean Green and added some Glass White Nuvo Crystal Drops for a bit of subtle shine and texture.  Greeting and bow are stamped in GKD Black Onyx.

Can you tell how inspired I am by all these coordinating sets? I was going to show a masculine design, but, I gotta save something for later. ;) Speaking of, here comes some masculine with ....

Theresa Momber's first Framescape-Winter Trees ! Well, you know I always love a frame stamp. :) This one won't leave my desk. I added in her mountains, rower and pond, and then sponged in some Fresh Asparagus and Blue Raspberry. I added some simple shadowing to the mountains with a Spectrum Noir IB2 marker. Last add the greeting. Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx.

And here is the one I showed at our release party, frame in a frame!  Oh, snap, they fit! Begin by stamping the Holiday Frame stamp FIRST. (Always stamp bigger to smaller.) Then nest the  Framescape- Winter Trees  frame inside. (You may get a teensy overlap at the edges but this will resolve when color the borders.) I made the square intersections of the frames slightly darker to resemble arts and crafts stained glass. I  thought this scene was perfect for that!  Finally I did some very simple sponging with GKD Ocean Mist and Fresh Asparagus to suggest sky and grass (no masking, the colors blended with the border coloring), and added the deer silhouette and greeting in GKD Black Onyx. Easy peasy!

I have so many ideas and sunrises and sunsets planned for this wonderful new set! More to come! Fantastic frame, Theresa!

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.


Holiday Frame Fillers

Thank you for stopping by! See you back here tomorrow, same time! :)



45 comments:

Theresa said...

I love all you great ideas! This set is awesome. Beautiful!!!

Cathy Tidwell said...

I totally love this filler set, so many ways to go with it! Your creations add more ideas in my head! Totally rocking! AND love the ones with Framescape too! Especially the one with your set, perfect!

Macimbalo said...

Gorgeous, love all the ways you used the frame so each card is very unique and the designs are amazing!

Anna Adkins said...

Just absolutely beautiful. Such wonderful ideas

Chris Handy said...

Love your winter trees cards.

Lisa K said...

Wonderful ideas! So many choices with these sets.

Cindy M said...

Watched your video at 6 oclock this morning on you tube because I'm so excited about these stamps, you give great inspiration!

Becky said...

I ordered both sets, and I can see they are going to quickly become some of my favorite stamps. I love the sequin stamps, and will use them frequently, for sure. And the fabulous holiday fillers will get a lot of use, also. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Hightower said...

Oh Wow! I Love all your creations! I don't even know where to start! <3 Love the sequins (going to watch when done here!) The baby one is just to precious! I love the teddy bears with the valentine one too! :) The birthday one is sweet and I love how you colored the bow! :) Your scenes are beautiful as well! :) <3

Kay S said...

All of these are fabulous! I especially love that adorable baby card! I'm pretty sure I see a Frame Fillers set coming to my house in the near future! :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oh my- such creativity, Mel!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Such gorgeous cards!!! I really love the very many ways you can use these sets! I really love these cards!
Happy Holidays!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Bonnie said...

Still awh struck with how you colored the two frames, green and brown. Love it on Thur. night and even more now with a closer look.

ShelleyV said...

I love the versatility of all the elements in this set. I also love your frame with Theresa's set as well. You always have soooo many excellent ideas to inspire us!

Beth said...

Amazing and inspiring projects - Love the green and blue mountain scene - and the use of the sequins in the Happy New Year card!

Psychomak said...

I love the landscape with the sequins, All of the cards ar wonderful.

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful cards Melanie! Every card you used the Holiday Scene is just awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

Golda said...

These are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration. Love the one where you used your Holiday Frame with Theresa's frame.

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

YOUR WORK IS ALWAYS SO GOOD . LOVE ALL THAT YOU DO

Johanna said...

Fabulous as usual. I get so much inspiration from your creations. Thanks.

Janie said...

Wonderful cards. I really like your new filler set.

Retta Lutte said...

Just can't say enough about the Holiday Frame set! Using it with Theresa's set is just perfection!!!! That baby card is just too cute.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, Melanie you have come up with some great ideas for using these stamp sets. Really love how you put both yours and Teresa's set together in your last card:)

El Ivens said...

For a long time your Inspiration Mosaic was my go to stamp set, now I am so confused, I think I am going to have to have a go to Melanie and a go to Theresa set or maybe sets. Your cards are gorgeous, so anxious to play around with the stamps in this release.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card designs and much inspiration.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome cards. Love them all. Your new filler set really expands the possibilities. It is great to have wedding and graduation sentiments. The two sets really work great together. Can't wait until mine arrive. Thanks for all the freebie wreath ideas.

Susie Moore said...

Oh my goodness. So much beauty in these cards. Your new set it's just amazing too.

sandy g said...

love the cards and ideas. the colors are great. thanks Melanie.

Ladyj711 said...

Love it all, Melanie!! Damn...you are good! I just picked up your book, "Fabulous stamped frames". I saw it at Annie's when she was having a sale and I had seen you reference it in numerous videos. I was really pleased to discover it uses a few stamp sets of yours that I already have! Like the one with the tulips, pretty cool! LDYJS@outlook.com

Angelique Vela said...

Great cards!

cindy lou said...

Melanie, your cards are just absolutely gorgeous! Love your stamp sets, Gina K ink and paper. Thank you for sharing your talent. God Bless and Merry Christmas.

Nana Griffin said...

Cool ideas. I love the deer scene.

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards, Melanie! Love all the great ideas you came up with!

Natalie Godfrey said...

OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
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Sissyc said...

These cards are all amazing!

Deb said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love your cards, and love the mountain one the best with the lake. :-))

Dawn S. said...

I love all the different looks with both of these stamp sets! Thanks for the tip sheets.

Mitzi Manthey said...

Clever idea to use the pennants as a clothesline! And I love blue, so the birthday card really caught my eye.The deer scene is the other card I really like.

melissa kompkoff said...

You are amazing in creating such versatile and expandable sets Melanie. Your cards are so lovely and your tutorials are always so clear and easily followed. Thanks for all you teach us artistically challenged folks.

Rema said...

Gorgeous cardsMelanie! Love the Holiday Frame Fillers!

Lynn Cromrich said...

Awesome cards! I hadn't noticed the sequins on this stamp set. I must get this one after Christmas.

Cherri B said...

I love your framescape cards! And would love to see a video of how you did the frame within a frame sometime! Thank you for the beautiful ideas and your cute Frame Fillers set!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

WOW! Melanie, you have created beautiful cards featuring both stamp sets. I'm so inspired.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards Thank you

Kathleen

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!