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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Day 2: To the Moon and Back and Wonderful World

Welcome back to another Gina K. hop!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday's ideas and got all the stuff on your wish list!  There's more in store, today we are featuring To the Moon and Back and Wonderful World by Hannah Shroepfer. Be sure to comment as you hop through for more chances to win a $50 shopping spree at Gina K. Designs!  Winner announced a few days after hops conclude, good luck!

For this first card, I stamped the moon in GKD White Pigment ink onto the Black Onyx cardstock and then stamped on the two step craters in  Soft Stone ink.  I doodled a little border with white gel pen and heart arrows to show the direction to bring you around and back again to the sweet sentiment. (The Guess How Much I Love You? book has a *very* special place in my heart) Greeting is stamped in Jet Back Amalgam on white cardstock and cut to look like a little cloud or though bubble.  I stamped and cut out a couple hearts from Open Book with Red Velvet for a little love and "pop".  base is the new GKD Soft Stone Pure Luxury cardstock, such a soft gray.

For my first  I used the earth image with the globe stand (stamped in the new Soft Stone ink, perfect for a "silver"), and grabbed the long solid bar from Emily's Cake Toppers  set again. (I liked how it turned out yesterday, so why not try it again?)


  I stamped it across the GKD Jet Black Amalgam globe in Red Velvet, Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green, Tranquil Teal and Wild Lilac.  Just a fun and unique way to fill it in, and easy additions color to your design!  I cut it out and popped it up on my mat and then added the greeting. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White.

For this next card I stamped the flowers in Jet Black Amalgam and noticed the details were sooo small I was going to need to pull put my Zig Clean Color markers with the pointy tip! (My eyes are changing, ugh, no fun!) I would have used watercolor paper if I'd planned ahead, so it didn't blend as well as I'd hoped in some places, but oh well!  I fully intended to use this with the globe base stamp, but then noticed it was just the right size to go in the new Heart Circle die.

I decided to pull out the purple and pink from my coloring and created a background using the smackin' acetate technique and the 4"x 6" acrylic block and Plum Punch and Passionate Pink ink cubes and a mister. (I did use watercolor paper on this mat allow for the colors to blend and move)  I think it's really fun to mix up something more modern and messy like this spray paint effect with the delicate floral, unexpected and packs a punch! I love how you see all that gorgeous color through the heart cut outs, really makes you notice the detail in the die. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, and Passionate Pink.




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Now let's see what the rest of the design team has with these beautiful sets!

Melanie-you are here, thanks for visiting!


64 comments:

  1. I'm first to comment again this morning!! Woo Hoo for me! LOL Melanie...cards are incredible!! Love each of them!

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  2. Great cards. Love your designs.

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  3. Fabulous cards. Love the first one with the moon.

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  4. Love all your cards Melanie! You are so creative, Each card is unique! Love them! :) <3

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  5. Melanie, Love the moon one especially since I remember watching the first moon landing on 7-20-1969. This will make such beautiful cards!

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  6. I am loving those flowers wow!! Your process is fun to read. I wing it too, more fun that way.

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  7. The flowers and heart shaped circle die is BEAUTIFUL.

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  8. Beautiful flowers! The cake topper on your card is a wonderful idea. Very nice.

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  9. wow, Melanie - your cards are amazing - love them all BUT the last one is my fav with all the gorgeous coloring:)

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  10. Love those cards using those beautiful flowers !

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  11. I just love your cards! I have always enjoyed your artwork. I like how you combined elements from different stamp sets onto one card. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

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  12. Love how you combine different stamp sets into a card.

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  13. Love your cards. You inspired me by coloring a rainbow across the globe. I never think of doing cards like that because I always go for details. Working on "channeling" your style!

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  14. Melanie! Stop making so many wonderful cards at one time ! I can't keep up with the comments. OKay, I luuuuuuuuuv the moon and the doodles on the first card. And I am enchanted by the rainbow on the other card. That will be great for Pride Day, or a birthday.
    xo
    Shala

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  15. I always love your beautiful cards and these are no exception. My favorite is the Wonderful World set. It's so versatile and the sentiments are perfect.

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  16. I love how you colored the world stamps.

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  17. The floral "world" is just beautiful nestled in the heart die. I think it is colored beautifully, Melanie!

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  18. Beautiful cards! I love the design of the first card!

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  19. Love the stripes on the globe.
    A simple design but so pretty.
    Just thought of Andy Gleason -
    he'd be tickled with this set.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. ALL ARE STUNNING! But I love that rainbow globe! Great job!

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  21. Melanie - Your cards are beautiful! I particularly like how you combined the stamps from the cake topper set with the wonderful world set. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  22. Love your cards Melanie. Love the rainbow globe!!

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  23. Such wonderful cards. I really love the first one, so gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  24. Melanie, your cards are amazing. I can't pick a favorite because they are all so beautiful!

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  25. I love all three of your cards Melanie! That last card has the slightest lead as my favorite!

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  26. I love your cards! Especially the smackin acetate background effect, I’m loving the messy look for backgrounds lately! It sets off the flowers perfectly!

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  27. Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Super cards I love the Rainbow World

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  29. Great new products! Great projects! I especially love your To the Moon & Back card!

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  30. Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Your projects are just stunning - the moon image on the first card is amazing. Also love the floral bouquet with the heart frame. Wonderful!

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  32. Fabulous ideas. Love the rainbow colored globe.

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  33. So pretty. The coloring on the flowered globe is fantastic.

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  34. Love the way you mixed the sets! Pretty cards!

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  35. Beautiful cards, love the floral one!

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  36. Love your beautiful cards! You did a nice job on these.

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  37. Melanie, You have inspired me so much! These cards
    are beautiful!! Tfs!

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  38. Wow! Love how you combined the cake topper with the globe, and the floral card is stunning!

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  39. Gorgeous cards! Your moon is so realistic. TFS!

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  40. I love all the cards you made. And, great doodling for making that frame.

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  41. Wow!! Your cards are stunning, fantastic job!!

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  42. Omg! These cards are so different and amazing!

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  43. Such fun creations! Great work.

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  44. Wow, such striking cards! Beautiful, playful, vibrant and stunning!

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  45. Very pretty, love what you did with the moon card.

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  46. Mel, you are amazing and love your fresh ideas, how you blend in other stamp sets and of course your amazing rainbow world card.

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  47. Dear Melanie
    Wow all the cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. tc stay blessed Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

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  48. I love all of these cards, especially the rainbow world!

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  49. Beautiful cards from this release. Love your creative ideas for these stamps.

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  50. So beautiful!! The butterfly piece has stolen my heart!

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  51. I love the colors you choose! The thank you one is just beautiful

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  52. I love the colors you choose! The thank you one is just beautiful

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  53. Hi Melanie :) I simply love your "world of thanks" card!!! The colors across the world are just perfect! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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