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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Day 2 Inspiration Hop: Elegant Asters Kit, Hugs and Wildflowers, and More

Good morning! Welcome back to our April release!  Today we are showcasing Gina's Elegant Asters Kit, Hugs and Wildflowers from Lisa Hetrick, and other wonderful new goodies!  We hope you are inspired as you hop through our team's links today, we've worked super hard to share our ideas and creations with you! Please leave comments with your feedback for chances to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs!  It is not required to comment on every blog, but the more you do, the more chances you have to win!  Winner will be announced on Gina's blog April 19th.

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Here is everything you get in the Elegant Asters kit! These colors and images will take you right from Spring into Summer!


 Here are 4 cards I made by putting the flower in the MISTI and stamping it out four times in Jet Black Amalgam, on 4 squares of colored cardstock from the kit cut the same size  3 1/4" square. Next, cut them all in half and then half again, and piece them back together for four different focal points! I used both the stamped greetings, Smile stamp from the new mini kit in the same font, and the new scripty "hugs" die to make these. Such great colors in this kit! (I know I already said that, just..!) I used a white gel pen on all the centers and to make the script on the colored cardstock pop.


Next, I wanted to add the kit's gorgeous butterfly and greeting from the kit to my Open Book frame. Cardstock is GKD White and Tangerine Twist. After coloring and shading one to look like an illustration on the page, I die cut the second one to really take flight from the book.

Next up we have Lisa's lovely Hugs and Wildflowers !   I love two step flowers so my vision was to do those line art images in Prickly Pea like a gold, with clear embossed bold flowers over them to resist the blue ink and show those delicate yellow details of the flowers. 

Unfortunately, last embossing sesh I must have put the clear powder cap on the white EP jar, ooooops, and it covered up the line art when heated!  (In my defense the powders look pretty similar!)  Anywho, although the card didn't turn out quite how I planned, but it was pretty close, enough to keep going! I sponged on the Sea Glass and Blue Raspberry ink, then added a few more silhouette stamps in the blue inks or a more layered look. I did an ombre on the greeting inking in Wild Dandelion and Prickly Pear to look like shiny gold,and although pretty, it was abit hard to read in the yellow, so I stamped offset with the Jet Black Amalgam.  Love the contrast here! 

I noticed this stem-y border was the perfect length to stamp in my Triple Play Frame, so I stamped the border in GKD Jellybean on the Soft Stone stamped frame. I added the two- and three step stamps in GKD Jet Black Amalgam, Dusty Rose and Coral Reef, then inked the leaves in Jellybean and rolled in Fresh Asparagus.  

The circles in the frame spotlighting her greeting and help me place remaining floral elements for a balanced design.  Cardstock is White and Coral Reef. 
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Here is one with the new mini stamp set, Hugs and one of my puppies!



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Here is a sample with another new mini set, Spring Joy! The way the animals are rendered reminds me of stuffed animals or squeaky toys, so I just had to give another one of the pups, colored like my friends beagle, something to play with!  Cardstock is Lemon Drop, Black Onyx and White.


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Spring Joy

Now let's go see what the rest of the team has for all these fabulous new products! Shop all the new goodies here











Melanie Muenchinger- you are here! Thanks for visiting!




57 comments:

  1. the puppy card with the toys is super duper cute! love them all

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  2. All so wonderful, love the one with the puppy toys-very creative!

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  3. Love that card with the book and butterfly! Very pretty.

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  4. You are so talented! I love your cards and your stamps!

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  5. I liked the colorful cards you did in the misti, Melanie. Also the wildflower cards are so cute. Lots of good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love all your cards ... the Sending you hugs with the cherry blossoms is very elegant!

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  7. I love them all but I think my favorite is the card with the butterflies on the book. So lovely!

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  8. So many great cards. Love the puppy
    with the "doll" - hope he's not going
    to be in trouble. the flowers on
    the four squares is simple but so
    pretty. thanks for sharing
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  9. Love all your cards! The Puppy with the rabbit and chick, stole to show for me! Clever and Pawsome! ;) <3

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  10. Very cool!!! Like the dog holding the stuffed animals! All are great cards!!! Lucky people who get to receive them!!!

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  11. Beautiful cards and I love how you double stamped some of the greetings to make them pop more. That is a great look!

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  12. Very pretty cards, thank you for sharing

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  13. Love your cards, but especially love that last one, with the "toy" hanging out of your puppy's mouth! Really neat idea!!

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  14. Beautiful cards! Love the flowers and puppies.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  15. A beautiful collection of cards!

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  16. Lovely cards! I love how you stamped in four colors than used those squares in several ways. Love the diversity of ideas you always have and showcase.

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  17. Awesome cards. Some cute some pretty. Just nice all around.

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  18. That poor bunny:)! So Cute!!!! Love how versatile your sets are and how you are able to use your existing sets to add so much to the new sets as they come out. The butterfly card is lovely. Your coloring of the butterfly is amazing! Beautiful cards, as usual!

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  19. Love the Hugs and one of my puppies! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This is cute. Perfect for my pet sympathy cards!

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  21. I'm in awe of your creativity and wonderful inspiration, Mel...I'm having such a hard time deciding what I want to purchase...OYE!

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  22. Great cards! LOVE the last one with the bunny. That is really clever!

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  23. I like the cuteness of the puppy holding the little stuffed animal. Great job.

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  24. I love how you gave the puppy something to play with! The different colors together with 1 image over all is a great idea, too.

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  25. Love the color block idea. Love your cards.

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  26. Amazing cards. This first one is so unique -- love the colors and the layouts.

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  27. Your coloring on these is awesome! I love the flower ones!

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  28. I love the four blocks of color on the asters cards, and your puppy cards are absolutely adorable. I have some new ideas. Thank you.

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  29. Love everything. I was so excited today to show my husband your puppy card with the stuffed bunny in his mouth. So resembles my life right now. Love it!

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  30. Since I have the Open Book set, I guess I'll need the butterflies to make that super card. What fun with the squeak toys!

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  31. Really like the new release!

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  32. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards with us, I have to admit I'm totally in love with the wild flowers set and the card kit looks awesome!

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  33. Love the colorblock effect with the Elegant Asters set.

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  34. Love what you did with the butterflies in the book!

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  35. Love them all. you are so talented.

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  36. The puppy and bunny are just TOO cute! Thank you for sharing all your designs with us and inspiring us!

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  37. Color block cards...love them! Well, ALL of your cards...LOVE them! You are so talented and inspiring!

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  38. your cards are so stunning!! love them all so beautiful!!!

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  39. Such beautiful cards! I love the ones with the puppies, and the ones with the flower on the colored squares.

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  40. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  41. Great cards! I really like the puppy with the toy in his mouth.

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  42. I do love your cards!!!!! I absolutely love those new Hugs, Smiles, etc dies!

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  43. Love them!!!!!!!!! What a great discovery to find out that the stem element fit in Triple Play. :)
    Happy Easter!!!
    Shala

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  44. Awesome cards! Really lovin' that cute pup!

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  45. Very pretty and perfect for springtime.

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  46. All of your card designs are awesome! So many wonderful things in this release.

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  47. You are so creative! So funny putting the bunny and chick with the puppy! You're color blocking with the Aster is really cool too, thank you for sharing!

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  48. Beautiful cards. So Excited for the new release

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  49. Oh what fabulous cards! Super fun and creative puppy stamp design, so cute. I love the color blocking design.

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  50. Gorgeous cards Melanie! My favorite is the one you did on your triple frame.

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