Friday, June 19, 2009

"A Year of Flowers" Blog Hop! Come join the fun!

Hello! Today I am pulling out a favorite set I have not had time to work with in the past few months since I've been so busy with all our other new release Gina K Designs sets: "A Year of Flowers"! (blog hop info follows sample) I've been meaning to make "a dozen roses" for awhile now, glad I saved it for today, this is my first stair step card!

Score a 5 x 10 1/2" piece of baseweight Pure Luxury White at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6", and 8 1/4". Fold. Now stamp out three rows of roses on another piece of CS in Memento Black, masking them to fit within 5 1/2"(so it will fit in your A2 envelope) and mask in the leaves. Here you can see my scrap mask covering one rose so I can stamp the leaves. I did 3 in my bottom row, 4 in the second, and 5 in the third for a total of 12. Gotta go for the full dozen! :) Masking will save a lot of time in just cutting the three orws and not having to cut out and adhere 12 individual flowers!
I only used 4 Copics for this card, 2 greens and two reds: Grayish Olive and Lime Green for the leaves, and Lipstick Red and Cardinal for the roses. Coloring went very quickly. Then I cut each row out and adhered to each step. You can go back in and adhere some more leaves behind the layers if you want a fuller bouquet.

Here's what it looks like pulled out, I used "for you" and "with love" from the same set. I love how it turned out , much cheaper than sending the real thing LOL! (you can buy all the supplies to make this again and again for less than you can send a dozen roses!!)


NOW! Please come join me in a flower blog hop as I try out the Mr. Linky for the first time! Please share your new creations (cards , pages or 3D items) made with "A Year of Flowers", through June 22nd, and we'll hop around and watch the flowers bloom all weekend! ( I think by now just about all of you have this set, right, show of hands??) Only requirement is incorporating this set, links that do not follow the challenge or are found inappropriate will be removed, thanks in advance for following these simple rules!

I will pick one winner to receive a copy of my new set (and you WILL want it, NEED it!), which is releasing June 25th from Gina K Designs. Winner will be announced here June 24th, the day we peek the new set in our design team blog hop!

Just post your creation to your STV or SCS gallery or blog and then add your link to it by clicking on the Mr. Linky below, thanks for joining, should be a beautiful couple of days, I can smell the flowers already... :)
If you don't have the set or can't participate, you can still get a chance to win a copy of "Sporty Accessories" OR "A Charmed Life", your choice, by visiting the blog links in the hop and then leaving a comment on this post. Good luck!


34 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Melanie! I have had this stamp set sitting on my desk so I will use it to make a card but I just haven't had the time or inspiration, but I think this just may kick me in the bud and get me going!!!

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  2. I can't wait to see your new set. I love A Year of Flowers.

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  3. Oh Mel!! This is just absolutely Stunning!! LOVE it!!

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  4. Wonderful card!... and what a great idea to mask and not cut all the flowers out! Never would have thought of that one. As always, your work is stunning!

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  5. Beautiful card Melanie! I am looking forward to creating with this set :o)

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  6. OMGosh, Melanie! Your dozen roses stair step card is stunning! Amazing coloring and masking! Off to pull out A Year of Flowers! You know it's a fav of mine!

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  7. I'm one of the few who doesn't own this set. But I'd love to win a new set! Being unemployed isn't fun!

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  8. Beautiful! Lovely colors and what a great look! I wish I had this set... would blog hop with you in an instant. :o)

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  9. oh Melanie, how beautiful. heavy sigh, I do not own that set yet ... on my wish list ... with a few of your other stamp sets .... if only I was independently wealthy!
    thanks for sharing!
    Sandra

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  10. These are stunning!!! I love the deepness of the red! I really need to try this layout sometime. Great card!!!

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  11. What a beautiful bunch of roses! We'll see what I come up with, I love this set.

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  12. Melanie this card is so beautiful. I absolutely love your "Year of Flowers" set. It is the most used set I own. I have added a link to the card I made today on Mr. Linky.
    http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/

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  13. Melanie, your card is gorgeous. I don't own this set. Gasp! I am not very good at coloring flowers, so I haven't bought it YET. I am sure after seeing all the amazing work of your followers I may be enticed to do so. ;o) I will be camping this weekend and will try to take a look at everyone's cards next week. Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love this card! My sorority's flower is the yellow rose - I'm so lifting this idea and sending a bunch of yellow roses to my sorority sisters! Thanks, Melanie, for all your great ideas! Looking forward to your new set!

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  15. WOW! What beautiful red roses. I posted my card to Mr. Linky I hope I did it right this is a first for me. When do we start hopping? LOL Geri

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  16. Oh WOWWWWWW! Melanie! I'm LOOOOOOVIN' this!! Awesome idea to make a stair step card with all those roses masked together. Gorgeous coloring too!

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  17. What a gorgeous card, Melanie! I've added the link to my card to Mr. Linky... I hope I did it right. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. This card works so well - roses are the perfect choice for the format. Beautiful!

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  19. Enjoyed the blog hop and will check back again for more! I had seen these cards in the StampTV gallery earlier and thought they were all beautiful! A Year of Flowers is such a fantastic set -- you are such a blessing with your wonderful stamp sets!

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  20. Love your card. I love using that
    stamp set. It is an all time
    favorite.
    Gladys R.

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  21. Hi Melanie! I was so excited to hear about this blog hop. I think A Year of Flowers is one of my most used sets. I just love it. Your card is amazing. Thanks for the blog hop. I love to be inspired by others and just think of all the cases from a beautiful stamp set that I already own. Have a great weekend. I've added my link to Mr. Linky.
    http://indianainking.blogspot.com/2009/06/year-of-flowers-blog-hop.html

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  22. St├ęphanie B.June 20, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    I love this set and its gorgeous flowers. Your card is simply stunning...I might copy-case it for my husband grand'ma , I'm sure she'll love it. Thank you for the tutorial too...it's going to be handy!

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  23. Melanie you card it gorgeous!!!! What a wonderful idea for a hop I just finished my card and added it to Mr. Linky. I can't wait to see your next set and what you will do with it.

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  24. Your roses are stunning! I can just picture your image in yellows or salmon colors as well! Your creation is a real motivator!

    Teri
    nanastamper@msn.com

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  25. Hi Melanie! I finally got a chance to make a card for the Blog Hop! A Year Of Flowers is my favorite floral set of all time so I couldn't miss the chance to play along! I linked my card just now. Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  26. Your card is beautiful. I wish I could join your blog hop, but I do not have this set. I plan on getting it after seeing all the gorgeous cards in your blog hop. I love flower stamps the best. You can never have too many in my opinion. I will keep checking the blog hop for new posts. Thanks for designing such wonderful stamp sets.

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  27. All of those roses on the stair steps look beautiful! This is my absolute favorite set and can't wait to see your new one.

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  28. Love your card! I don't own this set but I sure enjoyed seeing what everyone else made on your blog hop. Mr. Linky worked just fine.

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  29. Woohoo! I made my card and linked it to Mr. linky. I hope it worked. Can you believe this was my first time inking up my sunflower from this set? CRAZY!

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  30. OOPS! I linked it to my Papercraft planet page, not my Stamp tv page. I don't know if you'd be able to see it so I redid it to link to my Stamp tv page, and now it's on there twice! So sorry! I can't figure out how to take one of them off.

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  31. I just love your card! You make it look so easy! Just beautiful.

    Looks like there's more and more people participating in your blog hop! Myself included! Just in case Mr. Linky didn't work, here's my post: http://fancycraftyme.blogspot.com/2009/06/year-of-flowers-blog-hop.html

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  32. HOLY MOLY, Melanie! This is beyond gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for letting me know about your blog hop, too. I LOVE A Year of Flowers and am looking forward to seeing your new designs!

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  33. Some major talent out there Melanie! I saw lots of very beautiful cards and even a layout! WTG girls!

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