Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day 3 Inspiration Hop: Sentimental Cala Lily and Happy Mail

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from Gina K Designs! 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 by Chris Dayton and Gina K.  Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 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? 

First up, we have Chris Dayton's Sentimental Calla Lily!  Love these elegant stems and greetings!  For this first design I made a simple single layer on GKD Heavy Base Weight White and stamped the sentiment and calla lilies in Black Onyx.  Flowers are colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I traced a drop shadow on Congratulations with  GG2.

Next, I mixed in some GKD Kraft and Black Onyx to pop up on the white for this quiet sympathy design.  I used the same Spectrum Noir markers for the stem but used a white gel pen for the lily. Again, I traced the greeting for just a little shadow.  Welcome to the illustration team, Chris, and congrats on this beautiful first set!
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Sentimental Calla Lily

Next up we have the darling Happy Mailfree for a limited time with your purchase of $75 or more, and I love the theme, fonts and words for inside and out, both cards and your envelopes!

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Is this darling, or what? I, for one,  am super excited to stamp "Not a Bill" on *everything*, and pair these fun sentiments with my postage frame and cancelled postmark from Stately Flowers 11! :)  Here are a couple ideas for your inspiration with this fun, free set!
Happy, happy, incoming!!  Letter image  is stamped in GKD Ocean Mist, Warm Cocoa, and Peach Bellini.Greeting is cut with one of the Gina K. Single Stitched Circles dies.




Here I used one of the sentiments with images from my new Pressed Flowers 2 framed up inside the postage Frame from Stately Flowers 11 (back in stock!) It is going to be so fun using all these big postage themed greetings with my big postage frame!!  I added one to the flap of the envelope and a few more flowers to match. Floral elements are stamped in GKD Red Hot, Peach Bellini, and Fresh Asparagus.

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

Chris Dayton - Today’s featured illustrator

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!

59 comments:

Lydia Hallum said...

Your use of color always inspires me. The simple cards are the best.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your lily cards are gorgeous. The one with the single stalk is so elegant and makes a big impact. Love your happy mail cards and how you've used your wonderful postage frame.

El Ivens said...

Gorgeous lily card. Happy mail is cute, love the color combos. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Lydia Hallum said...

I just read the Quote on your blog; how inspiring and encouraging. It really shows how you came up with your name.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- More wonderful creations from you!! Love them!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful lily card and the happy mail card is really sweet. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas..

Linda Davis said...

Beautiful cards!

Eileen Michaud said...

I always love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

vinita jain said...

Such beautiful and inspiring creations, love them all!

Mrs. Kenco said...

Love the card with the single lily.

Hope Mitchell said...

Your cards are always so spectacular. Especially like the tasteful sympathy card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Sweet cards. Love how you added the shadows to the sentiments to make them almost 3D

kelly532 said...

I LOVE your shading!! It's so beautiful!!
The ideas are just great for both sets!

Susan Eliot said...

Love them all, but the white on kraft is my favorite. Beautiful!

Lisa K said...

Love your calla lily. The sympathy card is gorgeous and perfect for that occasion. Love the white on Kraft. Your envelopes are so inviting for the recipient. Love that little envelope that keeps taking center stage on this blog hop.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love your cards! Using with the postage frame is a great tip! Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

They are all lovely.

freetimegone said...

Beautiful cards and they would be great to receive.

Luanda said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Your cards are always so beautiful.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful floral cards and I like the colorful envelopes.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome designs and I love how you made the Calla Lily. Making a white lily is extra hard I think but I love the way yours look.

Christy J said...

Gorgeous lily! TYFS

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are gorgeous!

Ann Lee said...

Inspiration PLUS!

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful cards

Avra Williams said...

Wonderful cards!

Tammy said...

Love the shading on the Cala lily card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous work with the new release!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic.
Love the sentiment on the side of the
card. The lilies are beautiful.
The happy mail brings a smile to your
face.
thanks for sharing.

Creative Lady said...

Beautiful cards Melanie, I especially love how you put the shadow on the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janis said...

Beautiful cards - sometimes the hardest ones to make - these are great!

Deb said...

Love your cards! I NEVER think to put the sentiments sideways like that...gotta remember it still looks cool that way if I can't fit it the other way! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila said...

Love the cards thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Your single calla lily sympathy card is utterly beautiful.

Elise Smith said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you combined the happy mail and pressed flowers 2 set :)

Sharon Mattingly said...

All beautiful! Amazing on the flowers!

Janice Woll said...

Lovely.

Kim said...

These are all so pretty!

Talitha Wright said...

I am loving this calla lilly. Your card is beautiful.

Dawn S. said...

Lovely cards! I like the first one with the sentiment on the side.

Penny Whitlock said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Johanna said...

I just love to see what you create and I get so many wonderful ideas from you. Thanks

Lynn Atchley said...

You are such a talented woman. These are beautiful.

Sharon said...

All fabulous Melanie but that sympathy card just knocked my socks off😮

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie!

Mary Reiner said...

Lovely cards. I love the lily sympathy card.

Retta Lutte said...

That lily makes such elegant cards, whether filled in or just use the line art. Love your color choices for the envelopes!

Chris said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie. Love the white lily!!

Sherry said...

your cards are GORGEOUS!! love them all!

Linda S. said...

the drop shadows on your sentiments are beautiful!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, your cards are stunning. LOVE what you have done with that lily, and the Happy Mail cards are so stinkin' cute! I am really liking the kraft.....gorgeous! Thanks for the great inspiration once again!

Debbie B said...

Gorgeous lily card! Im getting a kick out of how great that little envelope and the sentiment makes a card! Cant wait to get mine. Love your color choices! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Davis said...

Thank you for your beautiful cards that you have shared. Your lily is gorgeous.

Bea Connor said...

As always beautiful cards. You are so talented.

Susan Wareham said...

Great Cards, this is a lovely stamp set.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! The happy mail card is too cute.

D.Ann C said...

Love the elegant lily cards and sweet happy mail cards!

Golda said...

Love the fun details on your cards!

Vicki Sopcak said...

I love the new stamp sets and your samples. Thanks for sharing