Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Foil-Mates Summer Release


Good morning and welcome to a fancy summertime hop! Thank you for hopping with the Gina K. Designs team today as we share new Foil-Mates products and inspiration for Gina's new release plus other great products in the store! As usual, we have fun prizes!  The prizes will be THREE $50 gift certificates chosen from all the comments on the blog hop, one per winner. Gina will choose the three winners and announce them on her blog on the original post from today on Thursday morning.  Good luck!  
We got 4 new sets of Foil-Mates tags and greetings to play around with, so I made three cards today.  I mixed in some previous background packs and foils to make these cards.  The tags are so fun for adding stamped images and sentiments!

This sentiment fit so nicely in the Fabulous Label die, so I decided to cut it out after foiling it with Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil and then stamp in some of my Fabulous Holiday Fillers. The belly band ends are Bubblegum Pink and the little star (to match the foiled sentiment) is GKD Turquoise Sea ink to match my foiling.  

I put this over a polka dot foiled background from the Polka Party Foil-Mate pack (foiled with Silver Sequins Fancy Foil) and stamped in those stars from the Fillers set to make the pattern more coordinated and even fancier!  Base is Turquoise Sea.


I used the Labels Borders Foil Mates set and coordinating Decorative Label dies with the Grass Green Fancy Foil to make two gorgeous borders for my Stately Flowers 1 poppy and sentiment. 


I colored the flower with Spectrum Noir markers (CG3, CG4, JG6, FL1, CR11, DR4) and stamped the mat in GKD Coral Reef ink with the Rose Lace rubber background. Card base is GKD Pure Luxury Coral Reef.

Finally, I made this fun Life is Better card using one of the new Better with You Foil-Mates sentiments, a medium size label and matching die from Label Borders and another Polka Party Foil- Mate background.  I foiled these three Foil Mates elements with Passionate Pink Fancy Foil for the sentiment and Wild Dandelion  Fancy Foil (such a  pretty gold!) for the label and dots.  
If you don't recognize the label border now, I snipped the die cut in half to make it longer and accent my die cut oval (also from Fabulous Labels) Finally I embossed some leaves and a daisy in gold embossing powder from A Year of Flowers 2 stamp set on GKD Passionate Pink and Lucky Clover Pure Luxury cardstock, and then cut them out with the coordinating dies.  This card makes me so happy!

Ready for more lovely samples and ideas? Let's go see what else the team has! Remember, more comments more chances!  We love creating for you and hearing from you!

Gina K.
Bethann Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Lisa Hetrick
Melanie Muenchinger-you are here, thanks for visiting!
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

Have a fabulous and fancy (foil) day!

112 comments:

  1. Loving your color combos along with the new foil mates!!!

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  2. Melanie! Love how you incorporated your stamp sets with the foils! My favorite is the Stately Flower set!

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  3. Beautiful cards, Mel. Your poppies are gorgeous in that frame!

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  4. Your poppy is gorgeous and I love the better with you sentiments!!!

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  5. The foilmates really enhance the beautifully-colored flowers on your cards. I especially love your poppy!

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  6. OMG what wonderful samples. I've been playing with the Rose Lace background today but not with the Coral Reef. It makes a gorgeous background for your wonderful poppy. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  7. Great cards as usual. Your belly band die is so versatile.

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  8. Melanie, I love all your cards. Your added flowers are the perfect touch to all the sparkle & shine! <3 :)

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  9. Love your cards. The Foil Mates justnadd the right touch to make them look fabulous. What a great ide, now I have to purchase more of them.

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  10. I love the colors of the first card. Just beautiful

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  11. Melanie- Gorgeous creations and a fabulous way to get us motivated to be creative too!

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  12. There is just something classy and classic about polka dots! Top of the wish list!

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  13. Gorgeous cards! Love how you are using the foil to accent your beautiful stamps and dies.

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  14. I like that God Bless stamp!!! All the cards are really nice, excellent job!

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  15. Fabulous cards! Love the foil mates line!!

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  16. Look how pretty these are! Love the added oomph that that gorgeous foil adds. Beautiful cards ♥

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  17. WOW! - Again! Your cards are awesome! Love the pink and turquoise - thanks for sharing!

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  18. stunning cards - LOVE the one with the red poppies!!!!

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  19. They're all gorgeous. And I love your idea of cutting the label border and stretching it wider across the card.

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  20. The polka dots look great. I like foil when it is semi-subtle like this...

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  21. You are all just killing this release, beautiful work!

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  22. Gorgeous cards, Melanie! Love them! ❤️

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  23. Amazing cards! Beautiful layouts and I love the elegance, shine and fun the foil brings to the cards.

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  24. Wow! All of your cards are sensational! I especially love the poppy card. I have several sets designed by you on my wish list and this is one of them. Your designs are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Beautiful cards Melanie, as always you make it look simple :)

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  26. Melanie,
    As my friends would say double snaps up! The floral addition really make your cards pop! The pink and blue card is so feminine, clean, sparkly...brings on a happy smile! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! All are just beautiful!

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  27. Beautiful cards and your flowers are amazing.

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  28. Your cards are amazing! Love all of them.

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  29. Fabulous cards! I love the way you added the stars in the first one though. I will have to remember that.

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  30. Those Decorative Labels are beautiful. I have just discovered foiling. Can't wait to add some of your beautiful designs to my collection.
    thanks
    Ang

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  31. They are beautiful and fun! Will do this too! Thank you for sharing. 😃

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  32. The large label is just the perfect size and shape to highlight a focal image or sentiment!

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  33. Ho my word all card stunning! But I Love pink flowers And foil on the saying and gold around pink flower.

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  34. I always love seeing how foiling can be used to make elegant cards, as well as bright fun cards. Your cards are beautiful!

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  35. Oh my goodness....everything is soooooo cute....loving this whole release...how the heck did you all keep it quiet is all I want to know LOL! GREAT JOB!

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  36. Your cards are lovely, what a lovely way to showcase your poppies.

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  37. Wow! Great work! All are so very beautiful.

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  38. love this new release and your pretty cards show it off so well

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  39. All of your cards are beautiful but I particularly love how you used the label border die to highlight the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  40. Just beautiful, Melanie. Love your beautiful stamps with a touch of foil. The beautiful rose background looks stunning with the foil frame!

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  41. Gorgeous cards Melanie! I can't even pick a favorite, but the Poppy on the label die is beautiful.

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  42. Oh Miss Melanie. !
    Your cards are stunning! Each one has a touch of "wow" and each one is a gift in itself!

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  43. Wow, you knocked it out of the ballpark!

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  44. Love your cards, it's impossible to pick a favorite! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. So many beauties and such inspiration. Thanks

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  46. How pretty! Love what you have done with those beautiful foils, thanks for the great inspiration! That green really makes those poppies POP!!!! lol

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  47. Your cards are lovely! My favorite is the first one with all the stars :)

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  48. Beautiful cards. Love what you did with the label die. Thank you

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  49. really beautiful cards!!! These are awesome stamps and foils!!!!

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  50. Love the poppy card! So bright and festive

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  51. Poppies win with me everytime! Love the foil labels, too! Your designs are always a fave! <3
    Kim Marie

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  52. Love, love foil. Your cards are so pretty and I love all the color choices.

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  53. Taking a look at the foils for the first time.

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  54. Gorgeous cards. I am so loving the poppy from Stately Flowers. I so want that Set. The foiling and colors used are beautiful.

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  55. Love the layered tags using the sparkle.

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  56. Such beautiful cards! Love your designs. Thanks for sharing..

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  57. I'm always amazed at your beautiful cards! You are so talented. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  58. These are so pretty! Love the colored flowers framed in!

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  59. Stately a!foer..amazing!!!

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  60. These new foil mates look like so much fun. Your projects are very nice.

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  61. As always your cards are beautiful

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  62. Thanks for sharing your pretty creations! I really love the color and shine.

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  63. Thanks for sharing your pretty creations! I really love the color and shine.

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  64. It's amazing how those little touches of foil just make them POP!

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  65. That is the best belly band ever! I can't remember if I already commented on this. Oh well, I also wanted to tell you that I started going back through your videos to the very start so that I could find all of them that worked with the stamp sets of yours I just bought. I got the impression Mosaic and Wild at Heart. Thank you for having easy projects for them. Cheers!

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  66. You are so creative!! Your cards are just gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration:)

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  67. So many years have passed but as i fip my toes back into the craft waters i see youre still creating fabulosity!

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  68. I love your cards! Using things from previous releases reminds me to use items I already have in new ways. This release is great.

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  69. Beautiful cards. I like how you combined some of your stamps and the foils. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. pretty cards.love the gold on your pink flower.

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  71. Gorgeous cards! I love the one with the poppies.

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  72. Wow! Your cards are really gorgeous!!!

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  73. Wow! Wow! Your Cards as always just gorgeous!!!!! I have foils and to this day have not used them. Need to check out the videos to update myself on how to use them. Have very little time to play..... Melanie you are very talented. you inspire me, Thank you! God Bless!!!

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  74. Your cards are lovely! I love the colors and especially the flower that has foil on it.

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  75. All the cards are just beautiful - thanks for sharing

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  76. I did not think I needed the rose background stamp until now. I love that card. That is the perfect color with that stamp. Now another thing to add to my next order. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  77. The turquoise and bubble gum colors are perfect together for your first card. I love the rich look of the Grass Green Foil frame in the second card. WOW!

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  78. Melanie, I love the cards you did with the foil elements. I also love the way the fabulous label die works with the larger phrases! I love to watch your videos too :)

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  79. The scripts are so lovely on these elegant cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  80. the poppies are gorgeous.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. Melanie, I love how you encorporated so many different techniques along with the new foils!

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  82. Awesome release! Have to go shopping!

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  83. luv all of the mixing and matching and all of the components still work together

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  84. I love how you use the labels as frames...great idea

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  85. Gorgeous cards! The use of the labels is so fun! Adds a touch of simple bling. <3
    --Phaline Mays

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  86. Love your cards. Love the polka dots!

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  87. Clever...cutting and extending die....lovely cards...

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  88. Holly Cannolies.....you did some terrific cards....Thank You!!!

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  89. These are so beautiful! I still have to attempt to color that gorgeous poppy - thank you for using it. : )

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  90. Great job on these cards. Really shows off the new products. Thanks for sharing these.

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  91. Beautiful Mel. All of your samples!
    I love that mirror finish on the label! Woohoo.
    I am "into" shiny things, can you tell?

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  92. Wow !! Your set of cards is really beautiful !!
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  93. All these designs are absolutely gorgeous !!

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  94. Pretty cards! Love the addition of the foils!

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