Friday, June 29, 2012

New Stamps Available Now!


Hello! So fun chatting with you all yesterday at the release party! Thanks for all your terrific feedback and support of the new Pretty Patterns set (clear, get the clear!!) All the new stamps are now available for purchase at Gina K Designs! Our hops won't be until after the 4th of July holiday, but if you came to the party, you know I've already cranked out a lot of samples with this set! What can I say, it's fun and they are so easy and FAST! So I'll be sharing them again here in the meantime with you, along with tips for how I designed and stamped each. Right now, you can see a few of them in the StampTV gallery.
Here is a monochromatic design i shared at the part, using just one color ink! Memento Danube Blue stamped and then stamped off for the lighter shade. Cardstock is Pure Luxury White, Calypso Purple and Carinval Blue. Trimming around the stamped chevron on the blue layer in a zigzag to match the chevron adds interest. Greeting is from Versatile Verses.
Now truthfully, I hadn't thought for a second about scoring these images when I designed, but look how fun that is!! Skinny scores for the chevron just living up the V over the tracks in your Scor-Buddy, or intersecting scores around the plus pattern to create a tile look! LOVE!!

Back in a bit, just have to ask, which is YOUR favorite pattern in this set so far or one you can't wait to get inky?? (and if you wish, tell me your favortie sample with it so far) Let me know below! :)

17 comments:

  1. Well I can't wait to try them all so I'm not picking a fav!!! But.. my fav card at the party was the rainbow zigzag with the balloons!!!! Wow... just the perfect set for those new clear stamps!!!

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  2. I love them all and am anxiously awaiting their arrival in my mail box. I think I am so far partial to the scalloped one, and loved the sample you and Gina both created using that set. And, I ordered them in clear too. Wow! I am really glad I finally found clear that I can say is outstanding.

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    1. Awesome, Verna! Can't wait to see what you make!

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  3. I think my favorite is the circles with the lines....so many possibilities.

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    1. Oh, good those were fun to make and stamp, glad that one made the set if its your fave!

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  4. Melanie this are so much fun! The possibilities are endless!
    Hope you are having a great summer so far!

    Blessings and hugs,
    Mary

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    1. Oh thanks, Mary! We are, hope you are too!! (But hot, pant pant!!)

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  5. Im love all of the patterns so far. If I had to choose just one it would be the half circles Gina used them on her card and it looked easy to line up and turned out beauitful. Thank for making such great backgrounds. saving up for them.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon, I love the scallops, too!

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  6. The chevron is very hot right now. In fact I'm afraid they might become over done before too long. I think the plus sign has lots of potenial. Terrific addition of the score lines, Melanie. As I commented on the chat yesterday, I liked the rainbow chevron card. It is fantastic with the double stamping you created.

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    1. I agree it won't always be as popular as it is now, but think it has a timeless, classy look! Also love how subtle it was in Ginas video tone on tone for a more subtle chevron. Thanks for your comments! :-)

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  7. Melanie I love this set and see so many possibilities with it. The chevrons are my favorite so far, but it may change when my set gets here and I have time to play! Your cards are all gorgeous!!!

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    1. You're gonna love it, Brenda!!! :-)

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  8. There are several that remind me of an Asian flair...my favorite. Thanks for the Blitsy tip...just got my Memento Inks order today!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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    1. Hi Melanie your new set is great. Reading and will start stamping again before long! Karen. I miss you!

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  9. Melanie I love all of your stamps. Can't wait to get this set and try the scallops, however I really like the chevron too. Will let you know when I have tried them all.
    Thanks!

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