Thursday, April 14, 2011

StampTV Technique Highlight Blog Hop

Welcome to our Gina K Designs technique hop, highlighting some of favorite techniques from past StampTV videos! Hope you enjoy hopping today and get inspired to try a new technique or revisit an old favorite! You should be coming from Sharon Harnist's blog, but you can start anywhere and make the full loop! Today's sample uses "Bring the Bling" and the Pullin' Pastels technique. I've most often seen this technique done with pastels on black cardstock but I had some navy on my desk so I rubbed the In the Navy CS with powder blue chalk and stamped with with the bling, it gave it a really pretty faded jeans feel. It may appear to be paler blue stamped with navy, but in real life you can really see the chalky texture! ( It also has a feel similar to the bandanna technique, I thought about adding some white dots but wanted to focus on the pastels.) The casual feel of the new background loaned itself to some other casuals colors and details like the Soft Sand and White, embossed piercing the Scor-Bug. Stitched ribbon is Pure Luxury. Be sure to watch Gina's video, it's super easy rubbing the chalk and then stamping n images with your Versamark to pull the pastels away, no matter how many times you do you're always kind of amazed at how crisp the image is that pops out! :)
I'll admit I was having some trouble finishing this card off (I'd had such high hopes about having a relaxing evening of stamping after I put the kids to bed, but I'm afraid I am coming down with strep now, too, yuck!) but I just happened upon this flattened glass marble in my drawer and thought it would like kind of cool magnifying the dots in the center of the blingy flower. Unexpected things (and I sure wasn't expecting it!) can sometimes really make a card (or distract you from the so-so-ness of a card, I'm sorry everybody, feel like I let you down today! Hope I am back "on" soon, I am super happy with all the RELEASE STUFF I got done a few days ago, come back for that, hee hee!)


Next please visit Lee Murphy's blog! Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy hopping!

54 comments:

  1. Great color combination and sketch! Love the pastels on the In The Navy!

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  2. Beautiful card, Melanie - that navy is so elegant! Hope that you feel better very soon - strep's no fun, especially in the spring!!! Happy Thursday!

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  3. What a beautiful background you created, Mel -- love it! Hope you are feeling better.

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  4. Beautiful card Mel!!! Hope you feel better soon. HUGS!!

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  5. Oh this looks gorgeous on the navy, I used that before too! LOVE it Mel! And I used a glass pebble like that, but Blake decided he didnt want it on my card, lol!

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  6. oh, and hope you feel better soon...yucky strep!

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  7. Oh Melanie - I hope you are not getting strep! no fun when the momma is sick, take care!
    Sandra ltb

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  8. I love jeans, so this card speaks to me! Feel better soon!

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  9. great card! love that marble, just makes the flower pop! :)

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  10. Wonderful card Melanie. I love the colors.

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  11. Melanie, you did a great job. I think this card is striking. And I just love the colors. TFS
    Jessica

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  12. Beautiful card. I hope you are feelling better now.

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  13. I had forgotten this technique - thanks for reminding me how versatile it is! Very nice card!

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  14. It's a great card! Hope you feel better soon!

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  15. Another technique left in the dust for me, I haven't done it forevah! It turned out great, Mel. I hope you're feeling better today.

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  16. I hope you feel better soon Melanie. Your card is lovely and I am just loving that flower you created. I would love to try this technique.

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  17. I think your card is great! Hope you feel better soon!

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  18. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    I love your card and the technique is so pretty! My little brain is buzzing with things to try it on!
    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  19. This is a fabulous card, and I hope you are feeling better real soon!!

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  20. Melanie, that background turned out really cool! And I like the effect from the flattened marble. Feel better soon, my friend.

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  21. Wonderful cardd - love the background. Praying that you feel better soon.

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  22. Very pretty!!!
    I really like the navy with this technique :)

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  23. Beautiful card, Melanie...but then your work is always lovely! Thanks for sharing; and get well soon.

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  24. Love the colors you used. What a fun technique....Hope you feel better soon.

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  25. Melanie, beautiful card. Hope you are feeling better!

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  26. Cute card Melanie...never used navy...will certainly give it a try as I like the combo!
    Jan Castle

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  27. That card is awsome look at all the sparkles on your love card!

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  28. Everything is lovely - even on a sick day you are totally impressive! Feel better soon, and love the flattened glass effect - I thought you found something that you sewed on.....always a trick up your sleeve!

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  29. Wonderful card with this technique!

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  30. So sorry, to hear you aren't feeling well, hope you are better soon. This is not by all means meant to be rude, but it's nice to know that even talented people like you have days, that things don't turn out the way you wanted them too. In my opinion, you could make a blank piece of paper look good!

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  31. Gorgeous card. Love the colors. Hope you feel better.

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  32. Beautiful card. So sorry you are feeling bad, hope by now you are feeling some better. Love the card.

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  33. Sorry you're not feeling well. Take the time to rest and heal. It is a wonderful card!

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  34. You didn't let me down, Mel! I love this technique and how you did it so well on the blue. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  36. LOVE it!!! It does remind me of faded jeans or a bandana look! Great design! Feel Better!!

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  37. Such a neat card! Love the colors!

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  38. I hope you feel better soon. Your card is stunning!

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  39. Very Pretty card! Melanie, even when you think you're off....You're ON!

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  40. Bling a Bling Bling!!!! You can create gorgeousness sick or not! I sure hope you feel better sooooooon!! HUGS!!

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  41. Love the look and your color choice, thanks for the reminder about this , will have to do some experimenting!!

    Thanks
    Donna Przy....

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  42. Love the card and technique. The bling stamp set is so versatile.

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  43. love your color combo! another technique I must try. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Melanie-- please don't think you've let anyone down. I love the colour combination of your card and the marble on the flower. Hope you will soon be feeling better!

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  45. Great colors and sketch. Thank you

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  46. Hope you are feeling much better by now. You would have never known that you were feeling poorly when you made this beautiful card. This is a completely new technique to me. Definitely one I want to try. Thank you for sharing.

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  47. Beautiful cards.. cute little guy to.. Thnx for sharing all.
    Hugs,
    Dottie

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  48. OMG I just love those stamps, I wish I had a million dollars I would spent it all at stv. lol. I love your work I like the hands on of designing, the cutting and glueing. you know it never dawned on me to use my hot glue gun till I visted you guys. Thanks for all the ideals that you guys put out there you are the greatest.

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  49. I love what you guys do. You give me such great ideals. It never dawned on me to use my glue gun till I visted stv. Now stv is my go to site for ideals, I evean use these in making scrapbook pages. I wish I had a million dollars I would spend it all at stv. lol

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  50. I love your "ray of sunshine", Melanie. You use such wonderful creativity in all of your cards!

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