Thursday, August 30, 2018

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Whimsical Wild Flowers and Thankful and Blessed

Hello! Welcome to the first day of our August Inspiration hop! Today we are showcasing new stamp sets by Hannah Schroepfer and Emily Loggans. We will give away a $50 gift certificate each day, so be sure to comment on the blogs as you hop through! Each comment counts as one entry!  Winners will be announced in the StampTV Big News forum a few days after the hops conclude.

I love the sentiments in Emily's new Thankful and Blessed set! It also comes with the wreath swags to perfectly frame each beautiful, handwritten greeting, and I noticed both the sentiments and branches were just right for adding to the circle window in my Holiday Frame! Yay! Love these new options!




After stamping the frame in GKD Dark Chocolate,  I stamped the wreath in GKD Jellybean Green on the edge of the circle. I used a marker to color in the leaves and above and below each swag.  I used the same marker to color in the rest of the frame s borders. Then, after cleaning the greeting stamp really well, and masking off around the frames middle belly band section, I repeatedly inked up just the GOOD from the scripture and stamped it over and over in the same colors to make my own background!  GOOD times 10! Any little open areas I filled in with just a bit from the leafy branch.  I also traced a few choice words from the verse with the green to make them stand out. Envelope is GKD Jellybean Green.

Next, I have a sample with Hannah's Whimsical Wild Flowers. I stamped the flower element on white cardstock in GKD Jet Black Amalgam, and then colored in the sections of the leaves with different greens to look more like stained glass (you know, since they're "whimsical"?!) I used a few Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to shade the flowers.  I tapped the darker marker a few items to splatter the background and then sponged on a bit of GKD Peach Bellini to match the card base.  I added a GKD Black Onyx mat and stamped the flower one more time onto the base to line up with the uncolored flowers at the bottom left.
I have a GKD Black Onyx mat and stamped the flower one more time onto the base to line up with the uncolored flowers at the bottom left. I stamped the greeting and cut it out with the oval from my Fabulous Label die set. This is popped up on foam squares.




Let's go see what the rest of the team made with these wonderful sets! Remember to comment for a chance to win a gift certificate!


Hannah Schroepfer- Illustrator of Whimsical Wildflowers


Melanie Muenchinger-you are here! Thanks for visiting!





108 comments:

  1. Melanie, love your cards! I love how you used the holiday frame with the Thankful and Blessed set!

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  2. Your color choices are perfect to show off your designs! Lovely samples .

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  3. Your cards are always beautiful and inspiring Mel

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  4. Wonderful cards and inspiration, TFS

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  5. Beautiful cards. I love how you used only the GOOD to make such a pretty background.

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  6. beautiful cards. I love the scripture verse from Daniel!

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  7. I see that Jellybean Green used in so many cards. Such a great color.

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  8. Your cards are so beautiful and inspirational!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  9. Beautiful cards and choice of colors!!!

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  10. Thanks much for sharing your wonderful inspiration! Your cards are beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful cards. I love how the sentiment works with the frame.

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  12. Love your cards!!! Very nice using the holiday frame set. and your coloring is so amazing on the floral card.

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  13. Love those stamps and your designs. Just lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Beautiful! I love this new floral set. Looks like fun to color!

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  15. Beautiful cards. Really amazing.

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  16. Very pretty! Love your whimsical leaves. :-)
    And the peach bellini color is coming to be one
    of my favorite colors. That's such a pretty card.

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  17. Do I need more flower/die cut sets?...I'm afraid I do! LOL So beautiful! Love that sentiment set!

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  18. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Very nice indeed! I love your variety of colors!

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  20. wonderful creativeness with these new stamp sets, Melanie!

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  21. WOW!! gorgeous cards!! love them!

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  22. I’m always afraid of doing a splatter on the background - worried I will ruin all my hard work. LOL Your cards are great!

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  23. A beautiful way to use your frame and all sentiments. I like how you did the leaves and colored the floral card. Wonderful cards.
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  24. Simply divine
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  25. Lovely cards! I like how you were able to use the words on the circle frame. The flowers are colored so beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. I really like how you did the card with the flowers very pretty design

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  27. I love how the wreath swags fit perfectly in your frame! Your cards are all beautiful!

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  28. You make the cards you made seem doable even for beginners!

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  29. Beautiful cards. I love how the swag fits the frame. TFS

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  30. Your cards are beautiful. I particularly liked using the same image with color and then the outline on the bottom corner.

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  31. Your cards are so beautiful and unique. These stamp sets are lovely and the sentiments are wonderful.

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  32. Beautiful! As always thanks for sharing

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  33. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Oh what stunning cards. I love all the different designs from the same stamp set. Loving this new release too!!

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  35. Hope you are feeling better? The wait was worth it. Great ideas here.

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  36. Love how you showcased the sentiment on your first card. Love the balance of the stamped image with the colored image on the floral card.

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  37. Your cards are impressive. I love the pink flower card the most.

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  38. Love the pink card!

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  39. Your cards are beautiful. I especially like the pink one.

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  40. Gorgeous cards! Creative, beautiful and such lovely designs.

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  41. Beautiful card designs and verses.

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  42. I love the offset stamping on the floral card, and the color is beautiful.

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  43. Love your beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing

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  44. I love the sentiments and the way you incorporated them into your cards!

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  45. Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  46. Beautiful cards. I love the way you stamped the images on the base to match the flowers on the mat to get more dimension. Thanks fir sharing so many tips.

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  47. Very nice cards. It's great that some of her sentiments fit in your framed circle. I really like how you stamped off the 2nd card as well for added dimension.

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  48. Love how you just used the GOOD from the stamp to create the background

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  49. Beautiful!! Your second card just blew me away! I love the coloring you did and how you juxtaposed the colored image with the black outlined image in the lower corner.

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  50. So stinkin' beautiful, as always. You NEVER disappoint, I love everything about these. Thanks once again for the great inspiration!

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  51. Very unique use of the new sets. Have to try your techniques!

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  52. These are both fabulous, love how it goes well with your frame set. Then the flower card! <3 <3 <3 LOVE it! <3

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  53. Love your work! Your cards are so beautiful.

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  54. Beautiful! I would love to own all the stamps you have designed!

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  55. Beautiful cards! Love your designs.

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  56. As always, your cards are terrific!! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  57. Love the flower card. Great colors.

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  58. I am so happy I ordered this set. Love all these examples I am seeing with it.

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  59. Both cards are just beautiful! Very inspiring!

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  60. WOW! You really think out of the box. I love the idea of the door wreath.

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  61. Love the flowers stamped off the edges
    of the layers. Wonderful cards.
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  62. Your flowers are very pretty. I LOVE how you colored them. But the card that stands out the most is your encouraging card. Two women in my Bible study need encouraging--one: her husband just killed himself. Another: just found out she has stage 4 lung cancer. So I will be making cards for them, reminding them that God is still there, loves them, and is good...

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  63. Wow! The last card is just gorgeous!!!!!! Love those colors and, well, everything else about it too!!! The first card is such clever use of the sentiment! The way you use your frames to add to the use of the new stamp sets is so helpful to those of us who own them and sometimes forget to use them. Thank you!!!

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  64. I love both your cards Melanie but the second one is my favorite!

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  65. These are sweet. I love the "good" background for the sentiment on the first one.

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  66. You are such a talented artist. These cards are beautiful!

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  67. very sweet cards - love the sentiments:)

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  68. Stunning creations as always. Love your work and your ideas.

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  69. Really love your wildflower card with the extra flower stamped in black on the bottom.

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  70. Melanie, your word repeat background looks great with that wonderful sentiment on card #1. And, those wildflowers are just stunning. Clever way to add the black flowers in the corner of the top and bottom layers.

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  71. Beautiful cards! I love how the off the edge stamping adds interest without distracting from the coloured focal point.

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  72. Melanie, I love these. I'm especially nuts about the card using the Holiday Frame. Being relatively new to Gina K this is the first I've seen it. Amazing. I love the quote as well.

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  73. Such lovely colour palettes on these elegant cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  74. The skeleton leaves are simple yet elegant

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  75. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  76. Beautiful! I love your color choices and design.

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  77. Lovely cards! Beautiful colors and details!

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  78. Wow, simply gorgeous cards made with these amazing stamp sets! Thanks for inspiring us!

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  79. I love Emily’s sentiment set so much as well ! And I love what you’ve done with it !!’
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  80. These handwritten Thankful and blessed cards with branches circles window and whimsical wild flowers is very innovative and beautiful creation of yours.
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  81. Awesome cards, I especially love the lovely flowers on the second card!

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