Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Inspiration, Day 2: Tropical Tidings and Inspiring Poppies

Good morning! Welcome to Day 1 of our Inspiration Hop! Today we are showcasing Tropical Tidings and Inspiring Poppies.  Enjoy the cards and ideas from our design team and be sure to leave comments along the way-each one will give you a chance at wining a prize! We will give away a $50 gift certificate each day and they will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops conclude.

First, we have Theresa Momber's Tropical Tidings. There are many things to love about this set, but I started here, because I love how these butterflies are so realistic but have a touch of whimsy at the same time!



Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, Coral Reef, and Wild Wisteria. I used Grass Green and Jellybean Green for the shadow vines behind the Jet Black Amalgam stamped plant and butterfly image.  I stamped and colored and cut out the large butterfly to pop up over the arrangement. Nuvo Crystal Drops in Jet Black at the top echo the circles on the wings.
Next, I'm sharing a samples made with the new Incentive set Inspiring Poppies, free with an order of $75 or more! (It is not out of stock will be added to your cart automatically with qualifying order of $75 before shipping.)


I did a very simple watercolor with watercolor paper and Peerless Watercolors. The streaky background adds a little wabi sabi!  You can get that look by adding a lot of water and then just blowing it around until you are satisfied! Cardstock is Pure luxury Wild Dandelion and Black Onyx.

This next one I did with my This Girl Is in the background and beloved stamped on her top.  Color with alcohol markers and sponge a little GKD Sea Glass ink for a summery sky.  Grab a couple green markers and make some quick swipes to add grass! Base is GKD Pure Luxury Coral Reef.



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Thanks for hopping today! New video with This Girl Is coming up!
Let's go see what the rest of the team has with these sets!




Theresa Momber-Illustrator of Tropical Tidings



Melanie Muenchinger- you are here!


61 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards! Your water coloring and coloring is just so amazing! I especially love the top one with the butterflies!

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  2. Beautiful cards. I love how you did the butterflies. The poppies work great with the girl and your coloring is wonderful.

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  3. I love how you incorporated the poppies into the girl card. So pretty and colorful!

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  4. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the poppies with the beautiful background, love the blown out edges!

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  5. Fantastic cards.
    Love the colors on the first card.
    The butterflies are beautiful.
    The poppies are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing
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  6. Beautiful flowers and butterflies.

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  7. Awesome cards. The colors are so vivid they just pop right off the cards. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. Such bright and cheery cards!

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  9. All of your cards are so wonderful! Love the very first one with the butterflies, Love it.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! I really love, love, love the last one with the girl behind the flowers.

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  11. Beautiful cards. I love those poppies.

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  12. Lovely ideas. The poppies go wonderfully with the girl.

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  13. Beautiful! Love the butterflies. Gorgeous poppies by themselves and with the girl. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Beautiful cards! Love the vivid colors!

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  15. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ways of using those stamp sets. All are so very gorgeous!

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  16. Such beautiful cards.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  17. Such beautiful cards! I love how you put the girl in the background behind the poppies and the colors on the first poppy card are so vivid!

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  18. That water colored poppy card is fabulous!

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  19. Wow Melanie...you continue to impress me with your talent. These are fabulous. I’m loving the coloring of your poppies.

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  20. Your cards are so beautiful Melanie! I love your coloring on all of them!

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  21. What can I say that hasn't already been said. Mind blowing cards as always

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  22. Love how you put the poppy stamp with the girl stamp. Inspiring as always

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  23. I am in love with those, butterflies too, Melanie! Love how you used them. Love your girl in the poppies!

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  24. wow look at the fabulous colors on that Butterfly card! This card made my day!!

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  25. Combining the girl with the poppies is a great idea!

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  26. I love your cards. They are beautiful.

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  27. Beautiful cards, all of them. Nice to see This Girl stamp incorporated into the last card.

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  28. I am smiling as I enjoy your lovely work!

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  29. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I LOVE your work, Melanie!!! These are beautiful cards! Thank you...😘

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  31. Melanie,
    Your card presentation is just beautiful. You are very creative, thanks so much for creating, sharing and inspiring!

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  32. Beautiful cards! Love the butterfly and those poppies!

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  33. Beautiful cards, love the butterflies and also how you incorporate your this girl is set in the poppy card.

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  34. Always love your cards and videos. I especially love the first card with the 2 colors green and the colors you used on the butterflies. Thank you!

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  35. I always love your cards. Wish I was half as talented as you!

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  36. stunning cards - love how you used different sets to create the last card :)

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  37. Love, love! Thank you for the ideas!

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  38. Lovely as always Melanie. Would love to win to help cover costs to Australia x

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  39. I love the first card with butterflies. They are all lovely.

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  40. Such beautiful cards. My favorite is the first card with the butterflies - such vibrant colors!

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  41. Melanie, your cards are so inspiring ~ I have all four of these amazing new sets on my wish list so I can CASE these beauties ;-)

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  42. Melanie, beautiful cards. I love the butterfly card and the This Girl is card.

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  43. Oh my, you are so talented! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards!!

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  44. Beautiful cards! So wonderfully designed and I love the bold colors - so happy!

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  45. Love your poppies with the girl in it too. Great idea!

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  46. I love your cards! The butterflies are gorgeous!

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  47. Such a lovely idea adding the girl in your poppies cards, both cards are Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I really love your cards. Always have. You are such an inspiration.

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  49. I wouldn't have thought of using those beautiful poppies in the foreground of a scene like that - it looks fantastic! Great inspiration.

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  50. The graduated size butterflies is a very interesting. Gave me some good ideas. The girl with the poppy foreground is a cute idea also.

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  51. love how you matted your first card - wonderful design - fabulous cards, Melanie!!

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  52. pretty cards! thanks for sharing with us

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  53. Wow, just Wow, I loved how you used the girl and the poppies together

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  54. Your cards are beautiful - the colors, too. Love your videos!

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  55. Fantastic cards! I love your combination of the poppies with This Girl - absolutely gorgeous!

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  56. Oh wow! Your cards are amazing!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

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  57. Your cards are always so appealing to my eye....thank you for sharing your talents.

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