Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Inspiration Hop Day 2: Light Hearted Wishes, American Made and Stippled Nature

Good morning! Welcome back to our Gina K Designs Inspiration Hops with the design team! As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.

First up we have Lighthearted Wishes from Tami Mayberry. I love this light bulb! These open, graphic images work so well on a plain white base, so I kept it simple but added the sunburst from American Made inked up in Memento Dandelion with the top edges rolled in Cantaloupe. I love how the bulb, cut with the Silhouette cut file, looks positioned in the middle of these rays! I used Copics, R35, and FY1, Y19. and Y35 for the bulb. (I tried adding some rhinestones colored with yellow Copic for sparkle to the rays but decided I liked it better without. Michelle rocks the tiny sparkle bling so much better than I do!)
Next up we have Becky Oehler's American Made, so I made a Father design. Label is stamped on Pure Luxury White, matted on Cherry Red and card base is Tomato Soup. Sunburst is stamped in Morocco.
After cutting the label and mat with the Silhouette cut file and mat stack, label is stamped in Memento Summer Sky, with Father stamped and then stamped off for a shadow in Teal Zeal, and two step stamped words in Morocco. I used a penny attached with a glue dot for my "dude" bling and I really like how the aged copper element looks with this design centered over the rays. Embellishments don't get much cheaper than 1 cent! (Talk about "American Made", hee!)
This next sample uses Stippled Nature from our newest illustrator Beth Silaika. Love the spongy, distressed quality of these stippled images and the texture they add to your designs! I cut out lots of leaves with the coordinating Silhouette cut file, and then stamped in the matching leaves in several Memento colors to create a rich fall palette: Morocco, Peanut Brittle, Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, and Cantaloupe. The branch is stamped in Espresso Truffle on heavy wight white Pure luxury, and the bird and greeting are stamped in Teal Zeal. I used the cut file for the bird as well and then just snipped off his legs to better fit this design.
Last I added some adhesive rhinestones for an eye and to accentuate the greeting. Totally adorable sets!
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Enjoy hopping with the rest of the Gina K Designs design team for inspiration with these sets:

66 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards. I like how you used the sunburst on the first two cards and the cute bird and colorful leaves on the last card.

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  2. Awesome cards, Mel! Love the way you colored the lightbulb!

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  3. ha! LOVE that penny! Awesome embellishment! Gorgeous creations on all of them Mel!

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  4. Amazing cards, Mel -- LOVE how you colored the light bulb (fabulous!) and giggled over your American Made penny card (brilliant!). And your Stippled Nature card is out of this world awesome!!

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  5. Love that light bulb! Great cards Melanie

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  6. Such neat use of the sunburst on the first two cards! The bird and leaves is so cute!

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  7. I LOVE the tone on tone with th sun rays and that penny was a great idea. Your cards are so pretty!

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  8. I love all of your bright happy cards Mel!!! They put a smile on my face! :)

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  9. awesome cards. love that red, deep and gorgeous.

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  10. All the cards are great! Especially love your use of the sunbursts.

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  11. These are great! Love the colorful leaves on the branch, too.

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  12. GREAT cards! Love the tone on tone sunburst on the red card!

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  13. Wonderful cards love the colors and the layering you ave blended your colors perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

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  14. Tone on tone - love it! sure is great!

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  15. Your cards are all wonderful but I must say I really like that bird and colorful foliage card the best.

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  16. Love how you used the sun rays on the two cards.

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  17. Wow your cards are gorgeous, love the sunburst on the first two and the lightbulb is wonderful :-)

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  18. What fun and bright cards. Love them all. :)

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  19. Beautiful cards! Love what you've done with the Stippled Nature ;)

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  20. I really like your contributions to this blog. Your use of the penny was a cute addition that added an interesting look. The colors you used in your "bird" card were great!

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  21. Fantastic cards as usual Mel!! Love them.

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  22. I love all your cards. The sunburst is great and it looks so good with the light bulb.

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  23. There's the bird again! Love the autumn tree it is in.

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  24. Great cards, love the Father card.TFS

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  25. I love the sunburst coming from the light bulb, great way to combine those two stamps. The other two cards are also gorgeous.

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  26. you're creations are always amazing!

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  27. love the penny card. Very cute and imaginative. Thanks for sharing

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  28. Lol at "man bling!" I will have to remember that one. :) It seems I always have pennies hanging around. Beautiful cards as usual Melanie, so many great ideas!

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  29. wow, love all three cards, the coloring on the bulb, the red card and the bird one is gorgeous

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  30. hahah! Great minds. nearly fainted when i saw your card---love it. The penny accent is awesome and i love the colors in the stippled bird card! Fabo, Mel!

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  31. Love all your cards. Awesome.

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  32. I love the colors on your thinking of you card they make the card so striking

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  33. So much inspiration! Thank you!

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  34. I liked the different way you used the sunburst, so clever. I love that bird, cuye!!

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  35. Wow, Melanie, totally love these cards! The colors are so beautiful and vibrant! I am inspired!

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  36. Oh I love the side rays -- Wonderful samples!!

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  37. Very fun! I love the lightbulb with the rays!!

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  38. Beautiful cards! I just love that sun ray stamp! It's so versatile!

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  39. Ooohh fabulous colors and love the father card...delish

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  40. the color on color sunburst is inspired!
    thankjs
    Holly

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  41. Adorable cards! Love the penny as an embellishment and the autumn leaves! You're always so inspirational! Thanks.

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  42. Great cards. Love the rays of sunshine. It is almost like the card is saying "TA DA!"

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  43. Very lovely cards, love the colors of that lightbulb--it POPS!

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  44. Awesome card. Love the use of your colors. Wow love the sun rays coming from your penny. My fav is your last card. Love the leaves screams fall to me. And fall is my favorite season. TFS AJ~

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  45. All the cards you gals show us are simply beautiful and I love ALL of Gina's stamp sets.

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  46. Hi, Melanie!
    Wow, what vibrantly colored cards! They just energize me !!!! Love your touch of red with all the yellows in the lightbulb card!!

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  47. These are just GREAT! I am REALLY thinking of that Cameo.

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  48. Stunning as always! One thing is for certain, Tammi and Becky's set definately make the perfect mariage!

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  49. Super job using that penny! And definitely American made! Love the bird card too!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  50. Great cards! Beautiful colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. What wonderful cards you have created. I love the sunburst on the Father's card. TFS these great works.

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  52. Great cards; love the lightbulb card. Thanks for sharing

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  53. The use of the sun burst is very effective. Thanks for sharing :)

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  54. I love your card using the suns rays in red on red on the side! Also the birds card--adorable.

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  55. Each one is outstanding. The heart in the lightbulb is so cute. The red sunburst on the red card is perfect. And I always love birds on mine also. Thanks

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  56. Love that red sunburst. Very cool cards.

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  57. I love your cards. The designers are ALL so talented.

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  58. very unique cards. Alway like the light bulb cards.

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  59. I love the bird in the trees. It looks like a fun card.

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  60. I really like your clean and simple style. That lightbulb sure "pops".

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  61. love the tone on tone sunburst! subtle and wonderful!

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