Friday, March 18, 2011

"Stencilled Silhouettes" and "Celebrate in Style"

Hope you had a GREAT time at the party on STV last night and fun shopping in the store, all new products are AVAILABLE NOW! We're kicking off four more days of hop with the Gina K Designs Team to show you more ideas and inspiration for all our latest Gina K sets! We know the first thing a lot of people want to know is "what's free?!" and this month we have not one but TWO great freebie sets with purchase, in honor of 2 great years of StampTV! We also know have a lot in your cart and on your wish list so we want to show you some rewards you get with your orders and fun ways to use them! :) Without further adieu, let's see these sets!


The first is "Stencilled Silhouettes", bold images that are beautiful with the Direct to Stamp technique, get out your markers! :) This set is free this month only with the purchase of three stamps sets valued at 19.95 or above! Today I made two very simple CAS cards, these stamps make such crisps pop of color on a clean white sheet of Pure Luxury!

I also worked in this week's STV Color Spotlight challenge to create these cards: Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, and Green Grass. I used my Memento Markers to color directly on the rubber, "huffing" with my breath to moisten the ink and then stamping. Ribbon is Pure Luxury. Don't you love that font?? Fun but sophisticated! I also added a row of my "Bring the Bling" to lead your eye to the tulips and underscore the greeting, the bold dots work very well with these chunky stamps...


The next card I made the row going across my vertical card with the greeting below it. This is such a classic layout! I started by stamping my scalloped row from "Bring the Bling" then stamped each trio of inked up flowers above it TWICE, the flowers fit perfectly at the top of each "v", I was so excited to discover that when Gina previewed the set! You could also stamp the scallops upside down and then stamp the flowers into the "humps".



Next up is "Celebrate in Style", this mini set is free with ANY $35 purchase this month! You get this adorable frock on dressmaker form (so cute and trendy!) and a greeting that works for almost any occasion! I stamped the dress onto Basic Grey Lemonade DP and then again on vellum so I could add another layer of the skirt underneath. I didn't have any fabric or lace on hand, but in real life the vellum looks very gossamer and girly! :)
Lemon Drop layer is stamped with my "Bring the Bling" border, I tapped the stamp onto my Versamark pad before inking it up with cranberry ink, and then stamping. This layer of Versamark allows clear EP to stick to the image so after heating you can have glossy, dimensional embossing, just like real bling! (Be sure to do the Versamark FIRST so you don't get colored ink on your pad! ) I used the stamped border as a guide to free cut around it creating a fancy edge.

I love how these little bling dots look with the berries in the print! I also stamped a little bling flower onto the same DP and then just cut around the edge to make an embellishment. Ivory CS is Cuttlebugged with Victoria and base is Pure Luxury Lipstick Red.

Both sets here at "What's New?"! Please enjoy more inspiration with these stamps from our talented Gina K Design Team!



  • Gina K



  • Giovana Smith



  • Janice Whiting




  • Jennie Harper




  • Lee Murphy




  • Melanie Muenchinger




  • Michelle Woerner




  • Sharon Harnist




  • Theresa Momber




  • Tina Gilliland




  • Valerie Stangle




  • Vicki Dutcher




  • AJ Otto




  • Carolina Buchting




  • Cathy Tidwell




  • Colleen Schaan




  • Deb Felts



  • Thanks for hopping with us! I'd love to hear from you what you think of all the new sets! :)

    133 comments:

    1. Total gorgeousness! Love how you used the bling, too!

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    2. I'm with Theresa - the added bling finishes off each card wonderfully~

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    3. Great cards! Love all the bling.

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    4. Oh I love the way you have done these cards. The orange stripped ribbon on the one card is fantastic!

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    5. I cannot wait to get my stamp sets I ordered last night and get started. I love your cards and the beautiful new bling...gorgeous.

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    6. Like that vellum with the skirt - what a great idea. Lovely colors and so much fun bling. Awesome cards.

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    7. Wow!!! Every card is so gorgeous! Love the bling on every card ;)

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    8. Great Cards--love the bright colors. Bring on Spring!!!

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    9. Awesome Mel! I really love how you cut out that yellow with the bling on it, following the stamped image!

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    10. wow...great cards! it's great to know that the new stamps are available to purchase now!!! laura j

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    11. I love the first card and the ribbon knocks it out of the park.

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    12. Love the cards. They do remind me that spring is right around the corner.

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    13. Your new set is fabulous! Can't wait to get my little paws on it! I love your sample cards!

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    14. Love them! I think I'm going to have to get some Memento Markers. Love how you used your bling set!

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    15. and I love, love, LOVE your beautiful cards. You never cease to amaze me.

      Thanks for sharing...

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    16. Great cards! And the bling adds so much!

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    17. WOW, beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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    18. I love the Celebrate in style card! Really really beautiful!!

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    19. Wow - your enhancements really make the cards dance!

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    20. Great cards! Love the new free sets! Lovely colors!

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    21. Beautiful cards--love the new sets.

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    22. Absolutely beautiful...so crisp and clean...your flourish dots really accent the images!

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    23. I really like the extra layer you added to the dress and the paper piecing you did on the dress.

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    24. Gorgeous cards! I love how you created the dress. Very feminine.

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    25. Absolutely beautiful cards, Melanie! I like how you snuck the Bring the Bling into both of the cards. It's a great way to see how all of the different stamp sets can be used together. I think that those of us who have shied away from bling will be starting to bling-it (oh, bring it!)

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    26. Gorgeous designs, Melanie! Great combo of sets as well.

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    27. They're all absolutely beautiful! Love your embellishments!

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    28. So pretty, Mel! And your bling ties in so wonderfully on all the samples.

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    29. Wow!! You did it all in one blog! Love the clean & simple cards (absolutely LOVE that ribbon!!), and then you blinged it up for the dress card!! I am LOVING All of these creations!!

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    30. beautiful, every single one of them. Thanks for making the bling stamps, I know I will have to get them. Love the simple cards you made too, sometimes I just need simple.

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    31. Great cards! Really love the details in the Celebrate in Style card.

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    32. Absolutely stunning cards! I really like what you did with the dress.

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    33. WOW WOW!! Absolutely LOVE your Dress card with the gorgeous bling and the silhouette cards are fantastic!

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    34. WOW WOW!! Absolutely LOVE your Dress card with the gorgeous bling and the silhouette cards are fantastic!

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    35. Love, love , love these cards, thanks so much for the tip about the Versamark before color to make the Bling shine

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    36. WOW!! Gorgeous cards!!! They are stunning!!! Amazing use of the bling!!! :)

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    37. Your cards are very pretty, nice work!

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    38. These are great Melanie - I love how you blended the colors with the stencils set and that striped ribbon was the perfect match for them. I like how you incorporated your bling set into the cards as well - don't you love how so many of Gina's sets work together like that?

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    39. I just love your colorful, simple, yet elegant card designs, you are such an inspiration!

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    40. Hi Melanie - I really love both cards! I noticed some of the bling from your next set - very pretty!

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    41. Incredible! I'm going to love every one of these sets!

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    42. Love how the stencil stamp set creates simple yet elegant cards.
      Chrissy Bornfleth

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    43. Fabulous cards! Great colors.
      Blessings Bernie

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    44. The colors I am seeing so far on the hop having me thinking spring...all so refreshing.
      crafty teacher

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    45. These are so cute! I love the vellum underskirt peeking out :)

      And those tulips are brilliantly colored!

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    46. Your cards are wonderful, Melanie! I can't wait to get my hands on the new GKD stamp sets. I'm going to have so much fun with them!

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    47. Love your cards - especially the tulips from Stenciled Silhouettes.

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    48. You do such Klean and crisp work!! Lovely!

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    49. Gorgeous work! love your cards... can't wait to get that bling set :)

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    50. the direct to stamp looks really good with the flower set

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    51. Great CAS cards and stunning dress card! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

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    52. Wow! Stunning card! I love all the details!

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    53. Such pretty cards. I love the bling.

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    54. Great use of the BLING....bring it on.

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    55. Your cards are just elegant!

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    56. Melanie, you have captured my heart with your cards!!! They are SO beautiful and breathtaking! What a talent you have!

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    57. Gorgeous, Mel! I love the combination of these sets!

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    58. There is no end to the wonderful stamp sets that come from the talent of Gina K and her designers. Well done.

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    59. Melanie, love love love everything and I'll go with the consensus the bling is a perfect finish.

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    60. Love your bright stenciled cards, Mel -- so Springy & cheery! And the Bling order on your Celebrate card is to die for!

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    61. Absolutely love the bling stamps!!! Just ordered them...thanks to you! Great cards Melanie!
      Jan

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    62. These are gorgeous Melanie! The bling is a great addition!

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    63. Awesome cards, love the ribbon on the first one matches perfect. How cute what you did with the dress love it!

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    64. Melanie, your cards are fabulous!! I love all the bling!!! Great inspiration!!!

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    65. You really pulled so many things together! Love it!!

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    66. Wonderful cards, both are just so awesome!!

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    67. Love the crisp clean style. Beautiful Cards!

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    68. Beautiful cards! Love the bling. TFS

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    69. Can't wait to go shoppin.g!! Great cards

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    70. I love the tulips! But, that dress is so cool! Thanks for sharing your fun creations with us.

      Chris R. from Iowa

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    71. As always.. your cards are gorgeous!

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    72. I don't use orange very often, so when I see cards like yours, it reminds me that I need to remember to be more open in my choice of colors. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

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    73. What beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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    74. I love the extra layer that you added to the dress. Nice touch! Thanks for sharing...

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    75. Love this new release and all of the creative inspiration! Fabulous!!!

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    76. Love your cards! I am loving your new bling set! Way to show it off!

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    77. I placed my order today and can't wait to get my hands on these new stamps so I can create beautiful cards like yours!

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    78. classy cards..thnx for sharing

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    79. Beautiful as usual!!! I love how you used the vellum on the dress!! So fancy!!!

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    80. All your cards are so beautiful.

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    81. Loved the orange stripped ribbon on the floral card. It really makes the flowers "pop" . Loved the pattern on the dress and the "bling" makes the card stand out beautifully!

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    82. I do love the font on the first card -- as well as the stencilled images. Love how the tulips turned out with your colouring techniques. Great cards!

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    83. I love the ribbon color coordination! TFS

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    84. Oh my my. I adore the yellow card. Very beautiful.

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    85. Oooooo I am sooo loving the BLEENG!!! LOL And the underskirt....looks like a shimmery petticoat!! How fun and pretty!!!

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    86. SO AWESOME! Love the bing and the extra layer on the dress too. It's all good!

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    87. BEAUTIFUL!! love the bling.

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    88. I just love all the detail that you use when you create. What a beautiful effect it has on the finished product.

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    89. OMG... your dress form card is really stunning!

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    90. I love all the elements in your cards- it really makes me want them all!!!

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    91. Gorgeous cards as always! You are so talented.

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    92. WOW!!! Your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!

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    93. Beautiful cards! Love the tulips!! Your dress card is total fab with all that pretty bling!

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    94. Beautiful cards! Love your tulips especially. Your dress card is total fab with all that bling.

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    95. OMG! Love all the detail and how you used the bling stamp!

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    96. The flowers in this set are beautiful!!

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    97. Love, love, love the softness of both of your cards, Mel. I can't wait to get my new sets.

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    98. I really like the second layer of the skirt, neat idea!! and with the swirl bling.. Fantastic.

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    99. Beautiful cards Melanie. I love that dress card. Such dimension and fun 'bling".

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    100. Love the idea of the silhouettes and nobody can get enough bling!

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    101. Wow - love the cards, the blog, and the new sets!

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    102. I do love that font! You are very creative with your cards. I really liked all of them!

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    103. What a great idea to have the vellum layer peeking out from the dress!

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    104. I love love love your cards!!! They are gorgeous!!! Now I know I want these stamp sets!! Thanks for sharing!!

      Debbie B

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    105. I love how your blingy stamp set added so much to the cards you made!

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    106. I really like that stenciled look!

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    107. Beautiful cards! Love the paper pieced dress and the stenciled flowers.

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    108. Your cards make me anxious to get my stamps! Hope the post man knows how eagerly I'm waiting for them -- thank you for your inspiration!

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    109. Ohh! Love the way did the flowers on the first card and the ribbon on it is on of my favorites! The dress is darling! He dpnis perfect for the dress and the added petticoat is so fun!

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    110. Such cute cards...love how you double layered the dress :)

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    111. The flower cards are darling!

      It's a good life!
      Terri E.

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    112. wonderful cards, thanks for the inspiration!
      linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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    113. Wow. WOW! I love these. Beautiful colors and perfect patterned paper choices. Lovely! ♥

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    114. Love this stamp set...and your card is beautiful!

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