Thursday, July 7, 2011

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: "Bold and Beautiful"

Welcome to our final day of the Gina K Inspiration Hop! Today we have this month's Free with Three from Gina called " Bold and Beautiful", boy, is it ever! I made a background by watermarking the butterfly in Versamark onto the the new Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry and then embossed with with black EP onto the same cardstock. I cut it out and filled in small areas with a blue Sakura Glitter pen for shimmer. I popped it up and create a little bling trail behind it with "Bring the Bling". Card also uses Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx and Ocean Mist.


Now please go see what the rest of our team has for you today with the "Bold and Beautiful" set! Thanks for visiting!

105 comments:

  1. This really pops with the black embossing against the blue--very pretty.

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  2. Love the handmade DP! I need to do that more!

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  3. Gorgeous! Bring the Bling is the perfect compliment to this butterfly!

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  4. Wow!! Love the butterfly!! The Bring the Bling stamp really adds a lovely touch. Love the Raspberry blue too!

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  5. Such a lovely card with that gorgious blue paper! Looks like your butterfly is about to take off

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  6. Very bold - I love it! I'm excited to get this new color in my hands. You give me such wonderful ideas - thank you!

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  7. This is a gorgeous card. The colors are outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  8. I love that you used the new blue cardstock. Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Beautiful. The black embossing adds so much.

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  10. I love the detail! Embossing the butterfly is genius!

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  11. Love how you combined Blue Raspberry with Ocean Mist here, Mel -- beautiful butterfly card!

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  12. Just love that butterfly. Thanks for the neat idea.

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  13. Beautiful card, Mel..I love that heat embossed butterfly.

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  14. Very pretty, love the bright colors, just love that butterfly.

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  15. Love the bling on this card. Can;t go wrong w/bling.

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  16. The combination of colors and technics give your to you card a special look. It's really beautiful! I love it!
    Petite Fleur

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  17. Perfect Mel! love it! those blues look so awesome together too!

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  18. I love this butterfly and your colors together are awesome.

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  19. Just magnificient. The butterfly is terrific.

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  20. Your card is bold & beautiful!

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  21. Oh beautifully done! I am in loe with that butterfly!

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  22. Beautiful Melanie! Your bling is just so appropriate here!

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  23. That black embsssing really makes it pop!!! NICE job!!!That butterfly is great!

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  24. Just as the stamp set says, your card is bold and beautiful!!Love that blue.

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  25. What a gorgeous butterfly! TFS
    Jessica

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  26. WOW Melanie! This is beautiful!!

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  27. Well doesn't this just go beautifully with your Bling set!!

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  28. Really beautiful card. I voe the way the butterfly looks like he/she is ready to take off and fly away. TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  29. nice tie in, beautiful color!

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  30. Just stunning, your butterfly is gorgeous!

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  31. Wow! What a stunning card. That butterfly is just amazing.

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  32. Bold, beautiful and bling all works wonderfully on your gorgeous card, Melanie.

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  33. Loved the bling trail for the butterfly. Great job.Thanks

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous card, Wow color combination.

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  35. What wonderful colors! Love all the shine, too.

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  36. This card give you the WOW factor. Love it Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. First impression when I saw this card was OOOHHHH!
    Lovely design!

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  38. Gorgeous!!!! love that blue! makes the butterfly pop

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  39. another beautiful card using that awesome blue with black. very striking.

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  40. Wonderful card, so great on the embossing and it really pops that butterfly, very pretty card!! Love it.

    Thanks for sharing
    Donna

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  41. Love the shimmer on your butterfly!

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  42. Just have to say - Beautiful!!!

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  43. Darnit - I can't find my heat tool - must find it or buy another. I love your card... beautiful!!

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  44. Bring the Bling and that butterfly-GENIUS!!!!

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  45. Beautiful! Love the colors you used!

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  46. The butterfly and Bring the Bling were meant for each other. Gotta get some of the Raspberry Blue.

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  47. Wonderfully constructed and absolutely gorgeous.

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  48. Exciting work! Love the "bling flight" pattern!

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  49. So BEAUTIFUL! Love those colors

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  50. Your butterfly and bling trail are stunning. Butterfly sure pops out on that blue raspberry paper.

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  51. Interesting detail. Great colors. This equals delightful!

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  52. Very pretty card.

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  53. So glad you provided a close-up of the butterfly so we could appreciate it in all of its sparkly glory!

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  54. LOVE how you designed this, Mel!! The embossing really makes the butterfly pop and I love the bling with it!

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  55. Melanie, your bling sure makes a nice butterfly trail.

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  56. That Sakura glitter pen adds a wonderful glitz. Great card

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  57. I love blue and you've made this butterfly image soooo gorgeous! Love the Bring the Bling trail!

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  58. Oh how I love that Raspberry Blue!

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  59. Oooo fabulous! I love the butterfly trail!!!

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  60. I really do love this card! Your bling stamp pairs up so well with the butterfly.

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  61. Love the black with the blue. And your bling stamp makes a great butterfly trail.

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  62. Very pretty..loved the watermark stamping as well as the cut out butterfly.(and your choice of colors)

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  63. Bling and beauty...and love the blue raspberry paper.

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  64. Beautiful! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love the colours you used, and how you used the butterfly both as the focal image AND the background! Great work! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  65. Totally Gorgeous! Love the bold blue!

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  66. love the sparkly black on the vibrant blue...very nice

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  67. Very pretty card. Love the blue raspberry paper.

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  68. Beautiful combination that blue and the black, the butterfuly just pops!

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  69. Gorgeous card Melanie!!! I love the way the butterfly pops against the blue raspberry.

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  70. This is gorgeous. I love this color combination.

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  71. The layering is beautiful and I love the tail you added to the butterfly!

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  72. Beautiful Melanie! Love the bold black against the blue background!

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  73. Melanie, I absolutely love your color combination. It just pops with the turquoise!

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  74. Striking colors! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  75. Gorgeous...definitely bold & beautiful!

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  76. Love this beautiful blue butterfly embossed in black.

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  77. As usual you show us what an amazing artist and designer you are a true inspiration

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  78. Gorgeous card! Love the black embossing on the blue. :)

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  79. Stunning colour combo, the card really pops!

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  80. Absolutely gorgeous. Ove the colours the black embossing, well love it all really! Love Sheila x

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  81. Fantastic card, the Blue Raspberry card stock works so well with this stamp it makes the butterfly just fly off the page. Thanks for sharing this design.

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  82. Melanie, great, great color! As bold as the butterfly! SUPER!

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  83. The versamarking on your card really put a great spin on the finished product. Thanks.

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  84. what a pretty combination. thanks for sharing

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  85. Blue definitely IS one of the colours that work so great with this stamp set! Amazing job you've done! This is such a beautiful card!

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  86. A really stunning card Melanie, love everything about it...hugs Kath...

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  87. Melanie. This is a terrific card. That blue is soooo dramatic. I love it!

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  88. Beautiful card. Love the watermark, the detail of the trail, and the embossed butterfly. Gorgeous.

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  89. I love the color...Beautiful

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  90. The blue raspberry with black embossing is so pretty. also like the paper stamped with the butterfly

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  91. I love how the butterfly is just taking off the page, and the tone-on-tone image - gorgeous

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  92. Loved the color combination - the butterfly is beautiful in any color!

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  93. Beautiful card; butterflies always remind me of my mom and this one is gorgeous. Love the shine of the embossing and the sparkle of the glitter pen.

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  94. Beautiful buttefly, embosses very nicely. Great job.

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  95. Stunning card Mel and love how you incorporated your set - it's the perfect touch!

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  96. Gorgeous card Melanie! Love the color choice! Beautiful stamp set too!

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