Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January New Release Blog Hop- Day 2

Hello, everyone! Welcome to our first day of hops with the design team for our January release stamp sets! Today we are featuring sets from Theresa Momber, Claire Brennan, and our brand new illustrator, Lisa Hetrick!  Be sure to comment on each of the blogs as you hop because we will be going away three $25 gift certificates to Gina K. Designs, one each day!  Comment for more chances to win! Check StampTV Big News Forum a few days after the hops conclude where the winners will be announced. Here we go!

The first set we are showcasing today is Theresa's Framescapes- Enchanted Forest. How I love these fairy tale images!


This is the first card I made with this new framescape.  I free cut a large round moon mask and then sponged over some GKD Lovely Lavender for a dreamy, evening sky and grass green below.  I intentionally didn't mask a horizon because I wanted them to run together.  The tiny star/fairy dust image is great for adding some rising/falling pollen/magic, take your pick! After coloring, and adding a few vines and the bold grass in GKD Fresh Asparagus, I covered the fairy's wings with some of the new GKD Crystalline Drops and dusted them with Gina's Frozen glitter before it dried.  Enchanted, indeed! I curved the sneitment on my block to go along the tree root and outlined parts with a white gel pen so it was easy read next to the stamped grass.


There are a LOT of ways to use this set, but pardon me while I focus on the perching fairy for awhile, I just love her!  I realized later I totally could have used the bold grass image under the mushroom, but it is easy to make a little patch of your own, too!  Dandelion is stamped in GKD Jellybean. I thought this pair would be sweet with one of the greetings "Hey Soul Sister"  from the new Incentive set "You Get Me". Finally, just add a little pixie dust! (GKD Innocent Pink) Card base is GKD Pure Luxury Red Velvet.
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Next up we have this lovely set of wreath, floral elements and stylized greetings called "You Are", from our newest illustrator, Lisa Hetrick! So many combos to make and fun bits to color and watercolor! 

 Here I stamped the wreath in Jellybean, and then filled few of the leaves with a bold leaf in GKD Applemint. I added a heart, flower and greeting in Memento tuxedo Black and did some simple coloring with Spectrum Noir markers.  Keep your coloring loose and your markers look like watercolor!  I stamped the berry clusters in Red hot and added a few dots of darker red to them as accents. last I added some Crystalline Drops for shine and dimension. Card base is GKD Wild Dandelion.
Love these big "you are" greetings!  You can stamp them just about anywhere on a clean white base, add a few of the sketchy images, and bam! Your card is good to go!  I stamped on a few of the dot trios after coloring and accented with GKD Crystalline Drops. Love Lisa's style and look forward to more sets from her!
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Finally, we have Claire Brennan's Geo Thanks, and I am really feelin' the chunky bold and delicate outlines in this geometric set!  I had to use all the hearts! I stamped a little rainbow of the bold heart in GKD Red Hot, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Jellybean, and Turquoise Sea, then tamped the outline over two of them in Versamark and embossed in gold.  Lots of different thank you greetings to put together, this was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

 For this one, I used both the large and mall heart and stamped them in  GKD Red Hot, Bubblegum, and Peach Bellini, then two step stamped their outlines in Memento Tuxedo Black. After adding the large "Thanks" and the smaller conversation heart sentiments to the centers, I added lots of GKD Crystalline Drops and glitter! Super sparkly in real life!

Awesome set, Claire!  I'm inking up the feathers next! :)
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Ready for more inspiration? Let's see what the team has for us!

Theresa Momber-Illustrator Framescapes-Enchanted Garden
Lisa Hetrick-Illustrator of You Are
Claire Brennan-Illustrator of Geo Thanks
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Gina K.
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger-you are here!
Rema Deleeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Guest Designer Sean Fetterman

67 comments:

  1. WOW! These are amazing! Love the fairies too! The rainbow hearts embossed with gold are so pretty!

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  2. What a great release! Beautiful cards!

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  3. Great designs! Love the whimsical flowers and hearts!

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  4. Cute scenes and love all the heart cards.

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  5. You are amazing - I totally love your cards! I really like the one with red mushroom - it popped out at me.

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  6. Great inspiration! I like the rainbow of hearts. The conversation hearts are so pretty. Maybe I need to shop.

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  7. Your cards are beautiful and unique. I love the Enchanted Forest and Geo Thanks sets.

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  8. Thanks for the inspiration. It's hard to choose a favorite.

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  9. Love the "Soul Sister" faeries. They are great. You never disappoint in your cards. Love them all.

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  10. hard to pick a favorite out of this group. I do love your fairy cards - you could let your imagination go wild with that stamp set
    thanks for sharing your creativity
    Barb Housner

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  11. such lovely cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  12. All the cards are beautiful. They are wonderful.

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  13. All your cards are beautiful as always, but I really like your Thanks for being there card! Diana O

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  14. I adore the first "fairy" card. I love so much how you curved the sentiment. Nice touch!

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  15. Beautiful use of the stamps! Your work is inspiring.

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  16. I loved all your cards. I can't pick a favorite this time. Thank you for your wonderful designs with these stamp sets.

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  17. Awesome card designs. I love all the ways you used these sets.

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  18. Super cards! I really like how you curved the Believe in Magic sentiment to fit the tree. The fairy on the mushroom is so cute. I really like your multi colored hearts too.

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  19. Those fairy soul sisters made me laugh out loud. So cute! All your cards are wonderful!!

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  20. All the cards are nice and pretty.

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  21. Love, love, love that fairy set and what you did with it. beautiful cards as always Melanie.

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  22. I really like all your great cards but the "Soul Sisters" is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

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  23. Hi, Melanie. I love your heart cards. The card with the red hearts is my favorite.

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  24. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  25. All your cards are incredibly lovely !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  26. You are amazing - I totally love your cards! And I love the hearts card!

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  27. Those hearts and feathers are speaking to me. So bold and love your designs. TFS!

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  28. These are lovely cards. I really like the shadowing you did on the sentiment on the "you are loved" card.

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  29. Gorgeous....love the soul sister fairy card....so very creative and lovely.

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  30. Love the landscapes with the fairy on the mushroom and done with lavender, how can you go wrong with this combination? Great variety in your cards.

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  31. All of your cards are always so spot on!

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  32. Wowzer! I love what you have done with these sets, especially the curving of the magic sentiment.

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  33. You are so amazing in your designs. I am in awe!! Beautiful cards!

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  34. Love your ideas and creativity! Great cards!

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  35. Great release and your cards are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  36. Great cards. I love the rainbow hearts!

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  37. Wow, These are all beautiful! <3 I love each one of them! :)

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  38. Beautiful cards! Fabulous release!

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  39. Those are very pretty. I liked the heart on the wreath.

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  40. Wow, Melanie, your cards are beautiful....I love all of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. Each of your cards is a beautiful creation. Love them all

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  42. You are so inspiring with each beautiful card you make! Wow! 💗

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  43. Oh my goodness these fairy cards are just amazing!

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  44. Wonderful! I love how you sparkled the fairy wings.

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  45. Beautiful cards and designs! I love the purple and green in the first card and the fabulous colours in your first Geo Thanks card!

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  46. Wow! I am in sensory overload with all this gorgeousness!

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  47. How fun is that soul sister card?!! And I'm loving those gorgeous geo hearts!

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  48. More beautiful projects using the new sets. So pretty and inspiring!

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  49. I love the "You are amazing" card you made! So neat. :)

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  50. Very nice designs! Love all the new sets.

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  51. Such awesome sets and such pretty cards.

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  52. Fairy and gem love! Thanks for sharing your talents with these great cards!

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  53. Love watching you do your back grounds and stamping. Wish I was as good as you are with the sponging technique.

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