Thursday, June 2, 2011

Inspiration Hop, Day 4: Vintage Chic StampTV Kit

Hello, and welcome to the final day of our May Inspiration Hop with the Gina K Designs team! We saved the beautiful new "Vintage Chic" Stamp TV kit for last, and it is simply fantastic! I fell in love with the whimsy of this image, with all those adorable balloons and her skirt billowing up, so I popped up the die cut piece she was stamped on at an angle to look like it's about to rise off the card, isn't that fun?Card uses Pure Luxury White, Innocent Pink, Key Lime, and some of the new beautiful black and white printed paper included in this kit! The classic patterns are beautiful on their own, or paired with any color for a bit of drama, or can be customized so many ways, here I've used the same Copics to color in the stripes as I used for coloring in the image. The stripes on her skirt and balloons are what helped me choose this striped pattern for my card, I seldom choose a print just because I like it, but because it ties in to my focal point in some very specific way. Have fun choosing which colors and where they will go!
I also added a few of the new rhinestone "Border Bling" to the corner of the mat and covered them with a little Crystal Lacquer and just the tiniest bit of clear glitter before it dried. The facets in the image look so fun in real life! :)

Thanks for hopping with us! Please enjoy more samples now from the team, and be sure to leave comments for a chance to win a free set!


Have a great day!

81 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! At first glance I thought it was dp that you had, that you matched colors to. Then I read that you had personalized it! Love it!

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  2. FABulous, GF!!! LOVE love the matching of the stripes!!!

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  3. Wow, now I never thought of that!!! I am still going direct to paper crazy with mine, lol! Cool striped dp and love your design. Definitely need to order more of this dp :o)

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  4. What a fun card! Love everything about it!

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  5. OMG that is awsome. Unique and gorgeous
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  6. I like how you colored in the stripes.

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  7. I like the way you used the colors of the background paper for the skirt. Such a striking technique!

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  8. OOoo LOVE how you have added the colors to this Mel! Simply AWEsome!

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  9. So bright and cheery! Love i!

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  10. Another wonderful creation, Melanie, and what a fun image! Thanks for the inspiration! (Have I mentioned that I love coming here? lol...)

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  11. OMGoodness! I really, really love this card! Absolutely love it!

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  12. What a fun and bright card!

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  13. Great colors and fun coordinating background paper. Love it!

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  14. There is so much to love about this. Such a cool technique too, and that rakish angle of the ribbon grabs my eye. Adorable!

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  15. Fantastic card Mel!! The colors are so bright and cheery.

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  16. Oooooh- how pretty! Really like your card, Melanie (as always!) Love the new StampTV Vintage Chic stamp kit... you all are so inspiring with your projects! Great job!

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  17. I absolutely love the colors you chose on this! I'd love to wear the kind of dress this little lady is wearing! Nice coloring job!

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  18. This is just fantastic--what a chic look love the colors--WOW

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  19. I absolutely LOVE how you personalized these beautiful papers and stamps! So, so pretty! Thanks for the how-to, and...Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for a chance to win some goodies!!!

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  20. Love how you colored the black and white paper to match your other colors! Great card, so bright and fun.

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  21. Love the bright colors Mel...stripes, stripes, everywhere!

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  22. WOW!!! Melanie, I love this card!! It's a great design & fun, and I love how you coloured the stripes. Awesome!

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  23. A great card, with wonderful colors.

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  24. your colors really Stand Out! Love how you colored the skirt leaving a bit of white so pretty.

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  25. I love how you colored in stripes on the patterned paper and balloon stripes and layers of the lady's dress with markers - such a simply technique that really packs a punch of color! Looks terrific!

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  26. Fantastic and colorful too.

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  27. This is such a bright festive card! Love it!

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  28. Very colorful girl to highlight ths great set. Great coloring. Thanks

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  29. Love the bright colors for this card!

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  30. Oh my goodness I thought you did paper piecing! Beautiful copying of the dp!

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  31. Love the gorgeous card.I really love how you made the lady com eout with those stripes.

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  32. This is really wonderful, great card.

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  33. WOW, love, love, love those colors. REally makes the card pop.

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  34. Love bright cards. This just looks "fun"

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  35. Wow, what a fabulous use of colour! You can just see the fun movement in your stamped image.

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  36. love the layout and all the great colors on this card

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  37. LOVE the colorful design!!! I also love matching my Copics to dp!!

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  38. Clever girl, Melanie. Love those matching stripes!

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  39. Melanie, that looks great, coloring the dress and balloons to match the paper, that looks awesome.
    Great job.
    Donna Przy.....

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  40. Cute card. I love the colors! I also love this stamp kit. TFS

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  41. wow! really like this one with all the colors. black & white is nice but it gets boring after awhile.

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  42. Very creative!! Love the design you created. Thank you for sharing.

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  43. Awesome card, Melanie. I love the colors and the whole happy feel to this card.

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  44. Ooh la la! Took me a minute to realize that you colored the background AND the stamped figure. Brilliant!

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  45. Fun, fun, fun!!!!! Love your creative ideas.

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  46. Oh my Gosh! I absolutley love how you matched her skirt to the paper and I love how you used the paper FANTASTIC card!

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  47. Wow! Pretty with the added colors. It gives it such a different look.

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  48. This card is so awesome. The colors are a great big wow factor. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Great job! That gives me something else to try. Coloring the stripes, great idea.

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  50. WOW! The green on this card is amazing! Fabulous job Mel!!

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  51. Fantastic....I love those colors and that patterned paper...WOW!

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  52. Wow, your card is wonderful...love all the vibrant colors.

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  53. You are amazing. Personalizing the paper WOW. I love it

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  54. Love this card! The colors and stamped image are so fun!

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  55. This is fabulous! I love the fun stripes. So inspiring!

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  56. This is fabulous. I love all the colors on her dress.

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  57. Wow -- you have made a beautiful card with all of these colours, and the coordinating paper is fabulous.

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  58. Wow! Awesomeness! Love the matching skirt and dp!

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  59. Your card made me smile! It's cheerful with those beautiful stripes.

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  60. Gorgeous card!! Love the way you
    used the copics to match the paper.
    Very outstanding!

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  61. Awesome card, I love the colors! I love seeing all the new release stamps in action.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Melanie fun and inspirational as always. Thanks
    Raels

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  63. Fantastic color inspiration and coordination. What a fun and fresh design!

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  64. Love, Love, LOVE the vintage look!! Great sets-awesome projects!! The colors are Ooh-La-La TFS!

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  65. I love the stripes in this card.
    An awesome card, for sure.

    Joan
    MN
    gjgarlough@aol.com

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  66. Wonderful card! Awesome colors! Love how you customized the dp!

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  67. What a clever idea to color in one of the stripes to match the card stock!, thanks for "thinking outside the stripe"!

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  68. Great idea! Very unique card! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  69. Marvelous match of all the great colors

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  70. WHOO-WHEE, look and see! I love the Vintage Chic stamp and how you've applied your creativity to it. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Beautiful job as usual!! I love how you matched the stripes in her dress with the stripe in the paper!!

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  72. LOVE the bold colors! What a take on the whole concept!

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  73. Love the Card Melanie, You have not posted anything in six days I hope you and your family are all ok.

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  74. I just love your card!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
    Thanks for this chance to win.

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