Monday, July 23, 2018

Day 1: Just a Little and Grand Garden

Hello and good morning!  Let the Gina K. design team start your Monday off right with some projects to get you even more excited about our pat 2 of the Hot Summer release! Be sure to comment as you hop through the blogs, because we will give away one $50 gift certificate each day and they will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops conclude. One entry per comment! :) 

The first set we are showcasing today is Just a Little by Lisa Hetrick. The watercolored stripes in this set are so fun! I stamped this block of stripes twice in GKD Sea Glass, which was just the right size for a little 4 inch square background.  I stamped a little of the large floral element to the corners in Jet Black Amalgam, and added a few of the solid flowers in Peach Bellini. I stamped one more line art flower and colored that just a bit darker than my stripes. I accented all the flowers with sequins and cut out a little stamped butterfly, inked in Sea Glass and rolled in Tranquil Teal.  I popped up both layers on foam squares.




I showed this sample during the party. After stamping the floral image in Jet Black Amalgam ink, I sponged with Lavender and Peach Bellini and colored with alcohol markers. I finished with a little GKD Rose Gold embossing powder and some  Crystalline Drops. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Sea Glass.

Here are both cards. I am lovin' this colors for summer! Fresh and clean!  Great set, Lisa!




The next set is Grand Garden by Alicia Krupsky. I stamped the flower in Jet Black Amalgam, and then again in the corner using the new Coral Reef and Tangerine Twist ink cubes.


I used just three markers to color this! Spectrum Noir CR1, CR10, and IG4 for the shadow.  I tapped my CR10 marker hard several times to create the spray. I chose not to color the leaves to make these vivid coral colors pop!


Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Coral Reef. I love how this card turned out.



Let's go see what the rest of the team has for us today! 


Lisa Hetrick- Illustrator of Just a Little
Melanie Muenchinger-you are here! Thanks for visiting!
Susie Moore

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73 comments:

  1. Soooo gorgeous Mel! Loving how you colored that last one especially!

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  2. stunning cards = love how you have used these new sets - so inspiring:)

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  3. Your cards are so beautiful! What wonderful stamp sets.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  4. Love the soft blend of colors on the lavender & peach Card!

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  5. love the coral card! Really beautiful colors!

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  6. Your cards are just wonderful! Love the Just a Little set
    and how you used them. The purple on the 2nd card ... love!
    Just gorgeous.

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  7. These cards are so well designed and I love the stamps too. Thanks for sharing your ideas on using them.

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  8. Your cards are just gorgeous and love the coloring.

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  9. Beautiful cards! Love the coloring.

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  10. GORGEOUS cards! I especially love the placement and coloring on the last Grand Garden card!

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  11. Gorgeous cards, Melanie! Love the sponging on your second card!

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  12. Melanie - your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Your coloring on your last card is beautiful!

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  14. I've already commented on Facebook that I believe your second card is my all time favorite ever. Just perfect!!!!! Love the striped card, as well. Love the coloring in your last card. I wouldn't have thought of that color, but it is gorgeous!

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  15. Great cards. Thank you for sharing

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  16. I love your color choices on both cards!

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  17. Awesome cards. I think I love the lavender card the best. The huge flower on card #3 is grand enough to stand alone on a card front. Beautiful cards.

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  18. The florals are so pretty! Love your cards!

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  19. The rose gold adds a nice touch! Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas!

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  20. I love your red flower. Will have to try those white tips.

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  21. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Gorgeous cards, as always. Beautiful stamps, beautiful styles, beautiful colors.

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  23. Gorgeous cards! I love all the colours you used - such great combinations!

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  24. Your cards are absolutely beautiful thank you for sharing

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  25. Beautiful cards. The colors are amazing.

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  26. Love your cards -- especially the second one with the lavender and peach bellini sponged on it. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas.

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  27. I love the colors on those flowers! These are beautiful!

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  28. I love both your cards Melanie. The colors are definitely summery.

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  29. Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talents

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  30. I love your gorgeous creations.
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    1. Patti , I have no idea why you are getting that! Will look into it, first I've heard anyone having trouble with commenting today. What browswer are you using?

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    2. Do you mean sign in on StampTV? I would email Gina!

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  31. your creations and the new stamp is gorgeous. I love the colors and the distress look. well done.

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  32. Delightful cards--I especially like these new flower images!!!

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  33. Melanie,
    Stunning cards. The Just Because card is exquisite, the embossing really is a stroke of genius!(: Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration.

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  34. The grand garden is such a gorgeous set!!! Love your cards!! 💜🌵

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  35. Lovely! I especially like the way you used the outline image in the third card.

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  36. Such beautiful cards! I love the pop of vibrancy you include in your designs, draws you into the design. Gorgeous!

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  37. I love your cards, especially the purple one :)!

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  38. The big bold flowers are beautiful. I like the one with the stripe background and the delicate butterfly.

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  39. Always amazing and love the lavender.

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  40. I like how you colored in the Grand Garden flower with coral colors but then also stamped in the coral outline in the opposite corner. Love this flower.

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  41. Beautiful ink blending on the Just a Little card. I can't believe how much detail you achieved in the Grand Garden flower using just 3 markers. Gorgeous.

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  42. I always enjoy your work and look forward to your entries in the blogs.

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  43. Lovely cards, especially that last one! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. I like the colors on these sweet, pretty and beautiful cards.

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  45. These 2 stamp sets are awesome! Love what you created with them. So pretty!!

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  46. What bright and summery cards! You truly inspire me!

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  47. it amazzes me what you all are doing with the just a little set.

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  48. VERY BEAUTIFUL cards! The coloring and colors for each card is simply fantastic!

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  49. Love these stamp sets and the beautiful cards which you have created!

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  50. I always look forward to seeing what you have done with new stamp sets. You never disappoint! These cards are beautiful.

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  51. Great cards! Love the color combos.

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  52. Your cards are so beautiful !! I love your choice of color for each and everyone of them. And on the last one, I love how you left the tip of the petals in white. Beautiful job !!
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  53. Beautiful sets and beautiful cards! Love your color combos.

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  54. WOW! These cards are soooo beautiful!

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  55. Love the striping in the first card.
    The butterfly is so pretty. Great card.
    The second is bold and vivid and
    beautiful. thanks for sharing
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  56. Beautiful cards very nicely colored.

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  57. your blue just a little card looks so summery and beachy with the stripe!

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