Monday, October 23, 2017

Merry & Bright StampTV Kit

Good morning, and welcome to our hop for the new Merry & Bright StampTV Kit from Gina K. Designs!

Please enjoy our ideas and stamping inspiration for the new kit, created with you in mind by our talented team, and as you visit each blog, please leave a comment with some love for each designer, which will also enter you for a chance at winning a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate!  To find out who won, check back the Big News Forum on StampTV a few days after our hop.

There are so many great bold images for two step stamping and building a gorgeous layout! I didn't have the dies yet when the stamps first arrived for creating our party samples, but I found something fun: you can use the Fabulous Rose Frame die as a fancy looking base to stamp those flowers leaves, needles and pine cones into! The one above I used GKD Red Velvet ink for the poinsettias in the corners and followed with GKD Jellybean for the leaves. Sentiment is stamped in Black Onyx and centers are dotted with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black. I just love making new floral or bold frames with this die cut as a template, and then having that extra layer to pop up! So fun how our GKD products play so well together!

On this card I die cut the rose frame from GKD Pure Luxury Jellybean and stamped in the different needles to fill out those cut areas. pretty close match!  Next I stamped just a few pine cones in GKD Dark Chocolate and the greeting in the center, and dropped on just a few berries with Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo Crystal Drops. I used a white gel pen to highlight the scripty Christmas to really make it pop off the green, and popped up the die cut on GKD Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus to match the stamped pine neeedles.  Next I want to try one with the kit's holly image!

This next card I wanted to put this fabulously detailed ornament on a clean white base. I stamped the greeting first, and then inked up the ornament and just top and bottom part of the hanging string to make a gap around the greeting. I colored with 3 shades of Spectrum Noir reds to really make it glow and appear dimensional, and traced around the sentiment as well. Make sure you use a heavy cardstock like Gina's Pure Luxury Base Weight White to prevent the alcohol coloring from bleeding through. It's hard to tell from the pic, but I swiped Wink of Stella glitter over the ornament for a velvety shimmer.

I'm going to recreate this card again, but next time do sponging around it or some of those gorgeous branch images, but here I really wanted the ball to be the focus and always love a clean snowy white card base at Christmas!

Be sure to check back through the next two months for Christmas inspiration with this kit, because I just received the the new dies that come in the kit and am eager to use them!  I think I'll be mixing up this kit with my Fabulous Holiday Labels stamps,too, in a few videos, so stay tuned! :)

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69 comments:

Lisa K said...

I like how you mixed the frame die with the set. I looks great with the poinsettias and also the greenery. I like the berries popping up in the greenery. I should check those crystal drops out soon. The ornament card is so pretty and I like the two-toned greeting. Love the inspiration!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

You are amazingly creative. So many ideas in your head!

scrappinmommom said...

Melanie your green card is something I would like to try. The other two are just as pretty, but I just was really inspired with the pine needles and pine cones. Lovely

El Ivens said...

Beautiful cards. Love the way you cut out the frame. Thanks for sharing you talents with us and inspiring us.

Kay S said...

Love how you used the rose die cut as the background for the first two cards. Love the clean look of the Christmas ornament!

Kathleen Bingham said...

Love the cards- Am getting my kit in the mail today and can't wait to use it!

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful cards!

Moira Galarneau said...

The cards are so different but each so unique!

Judy said...

Melanie, your cards never fail to inspire me. I love the green tone on tone card. Absolutely gorgeous.

Donna Knipfer said...

So creative as usual. I’ve learned so much from watching you. These are beautiful designs.

Deanna Lauderdale said...

I love the way you cut out the frame! Beautiful!

Kym Maxwell said...

All of tour cards are gorgeous, but the ornament one is absolutely stunning!!!thank you so much for your fabulous inspiration!!! Big Hugs!!

Sandy said...

I love the way you used the rose frame to cut out the card stock. What an ingenious idea! Thank you for the description of how to make each card.

Judy Inukai said...

OMG you are always thinking out of the box, or in this case out of the die. I love how the Fabulous Rose Frame die works with the kit - especially with the pine needles and pine cones. WOW! The card with the red ornament is really stunning. Thanks for always provide amazing inspiration.

Robin said...

Love these cards. All are beautiful. Great way to use the die.

Golda said...

These are all great examples. I really like the shadowing you did.

Joy Meadows said...

Very pretty cards! LOVE this kit and all of the wonderful things that can be done with it.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Beautiful cards! And so many great ideas! Love all of them! Thanks for sharing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning cards today love them all😍

Retta Lutte said...

Just love your use of the big die for layering! So glad I made the investment!!!! Can't wait to try this!

Robyn Marshall said...

I love all of them, but the green one is my favorite.

Karen Hightower said...

I Love how you used the frame die to create a Christmas layer for your card! All of them are very pretty! <3

Patti Visaggio said...

Melanie, you never cease to amaze! You have such an amazing eye for color and ideas for mixing it up! Other than sentiments, mixing stamp sets isn't usually my first thought, but here you've made a practice of it. Simply beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

REally gorgeous work and I love how you got that ornament to just glow the way you colored it.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards!

Sue LD said...

Love these pretty Holiday card designs with this kit.

Creative Lady said...

Melanie, your cards are gorgeous, I love how you used the fabulous frame with the kit images.

Jane M said...

Very creative cards! Your red ornament is gorgeous!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this gorgeous red Christmas ornament! It has such a beautiful dimension and shadow to it that makes it look truly unique! LOVE this!

Tammy C said...

Very nice. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Johanna said...

Love your work Melanie. your creations amaze me so very often.

Four11Lady said...

Such wonderful cards......so creative! Thanks for sharing. :)

JAS424 said...

The frame die sure was a wonderfully-sized item for showing off the poinsettias and the evergreen & cones. I'm inspired by the double colors used for the sentiment of your ornament card.

Mary Ann said...

I love what you've done with your cards. I just ordered your fabulous frames and holiday labels sets yesterday. Can't wait to get them. Love how you are adding sets to the existing sets. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Marianne said...

Melanie, your amazing talent inspires us so much. TFS

Patty said...

Three fabulous cards!! I am loving all the wonderful inspiration on this hop!!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the card with the red ornament!

laurie said...

Your cards are amazing! Love those stamps!

charlsie smith said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you

Gayle said...

Love that gorgeous ornament card and your vision in incorporating and mixing stamp sets.

Mary Anne said...

Melanie, your ornament really does glow! Can you tell us which 3 Spectrum Noir markers you used, please? Really a gorgeous card.

Carole said...

You're right! That die is the perfect complement to this kit. Great cards.

quilt4fun2 said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Very clever to use the Fabulous Rose Frame to stamp on for a new look! I like how you highlighted the Christmas...it really stands out and the berries are so pretty. The ornament card is a wonderful design and you nailed the 3D shading.

MsJudyC said...

Very pretty.

Heidi Stamps said...

Lovely designs!

Lagene said...

Awesome cards, I especially love the ornament card!

cindy lou said...

You have made some wonderful stamps and dies Melanine. I am so excited for this release.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a nice showcase of the new products, wonderful work!

m fountain said...

Melanie,

Exquisite holiday card display, nice touch and great imagination in using one of your new dies. The green Merry Christmas card is just splendid. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Roberta said...

Wow, all your cards are stunning on this post. Thank you for sharing.

Tracy A said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the ornament card. The coloring is wonderful.

Deborah Kaye said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really like the decorative die cut you used on the first two and your ornament card is beautifully colored.

Susan Gonyo said...

Very pretty cards.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that beautiful ornament and your pretty pine cone card!

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful cards....just perfect !

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

This is a gorgeous set of Christmas spirit cards !

Sharon said...

Love how you used the die for a pop up layer! Just beautiful!

Lydia Hallum said...

I always learn something new when I read your Blog Hop. Using the Fabulous Rose Frame Die with the Merry and Bright stamp set is a interesting idea.

Sharon Meyer said...

so pretty!.. love the ornament!

Auntie Em said...

You have just gone to the next level with the die cutting! I love the way you used the rose frame die to create the cut out for the poinsettias and the pine boughs. I was looking at the bough card and thinking 'I don't remember seeing that die in any of the other pages'. Sooo important to read first! lol
The ornament is so lovely as a CAS card front. Putting the image in the middle of the cord is a great way to tie it all together...no pun intended! lol
Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful creations! I am going to go look at some of my dies now in a new way. :D

Iris said...

Such pretty cards - love the poinsettias.

Cheryl Miller said...

I liked how you used the die from your flower set on your cards. Very cool cards!

Jan Brazier said...

Love your bauble, Melanie! Love how you create! Thank you for always inspiring me!

sentsue said...

Beautiful cards. The green one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

the life and times said...

I love the simplicity of the ornament card. Thank you

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!! They're so festive!!!

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful cards!!

amymwz said...

Love the simple and elegant one layer card!!

Ruth said...

You always inspire me Melanie! I particularly liked the Godiva wrappers. Made me smile.