Thursday, September 12, 2019

Day 2: Autumn Splendor Card Kit

Welcome back to our September inspiration hops, it's Day 2! As usual, Gina is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter! Thank you in advance for your comments as you hop along, and best of luck in winning the GC! 
You should be coming from Susie's blog.

Today we are showcasing the new Autumn Splendor Card Kit

For these first cards I enjoyed using some fall colors for the greetings and leaves, Faded Brick, Prickly Pear, I can almost hear them skittering down the street looking at these beautiful prints! On the card on the left I used Gina K. Embossing ink and Rose Gold embossing powder for the sentiment and top layer of the leaf. This color  powder looks gorgeous with an autumnal pallete.Looks so elegant! The one on the right I used the colored inks for a gradient, Pure Luxury White is the perfect clean backdrop.
Next, have fun with these two step leaves and a Wreath Builder template!  Leaves are stamped in GKD Sea Glass and Tranquil Teal.
These images look beautiful in any color, so I really wanted to show something nontraditional, enjoy them year-round.
Finally, to go with this *awesome* greeting, I thought I should do some next level coloring on this flower!  Why stick to one color for petals? I used alcphol markers and cardstock is Black Onyx, White, and Sea Glass Pure Luxury.  I lightly blended on some Sea Glas ink with a Life Changing Blending Brush to suggest a blue sky. The wony offset layers are appropriate with this flower that dances to its own drum. :) 

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Your next stop is Mindy's blog.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Day 1: Majestic Peony and Happy Fall

Good morning and welcome to our September inspiration hop! As usual, Gina is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter! Thank you in advance for your comments as you hop along, and best of luck in winning the GC! You should be coming from Rema's blog.

First up, we have Majestic Peony. So many ways to color and use these huge flowers! On this first one, I used GKD Skeleton Leaves Amalgam ink to stamp the image on watercolor paper and colored them with Watercolor pans and water brush. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Kraft and greeting is Jet Black Amalgam stamped 3 times with the MISTI so it's nice and crisp.

 This next card was inspired by my friend who had an unexpected pregnancy at 40, and is in love with her new little man, but still struggling with the big change of having a newborn. She told me she heard an analogy this week, about when "transplanted" to a new pot, the plant and roots go into shock for a short time, until the roots spread and go deeper, and then the plant can really grow.  This sentiment was perfect to encourage her to stay the course, blooming into something richer and more beautiful as her life and family has been enlarged. I did a spotlight technique and colored just the new part with bold alcohol markers. I tore the edge where the image overlaps to represented the uprootedness from the former life.  Cardstock is Warm Glow and White. Ink is GKD Amalgam Jet Black.

  For the last sample with this set, I did just a bit of coloring with two alcohol markers to really pop with the red greeting.  The gray shadows really emphasize the form and just one flower draws you in.  Sometimes simple is best! The absence of blending really creates a beautiful contrast. Cardstock is GKD White and Tomato Soup.

Next we are showcasing Happy Fall.  I did some stenciling (from the new Autumn Splendor kit) with GKD Tangerine Twist and a Life Changing Blending Brush for some pops to swirling leaves before stamping the old leaf in the same ink plus GKD Dark Truffle Amalgam.  I did an ombre effect with the two inks on the greeting and then traced I with a white gel pen.  I added some white dashed paths for the leaves for movement and popped one up for more dimension. Cardstock is GKD White and Kraft.

Next, I wanted to use the bold banner in the set a different way.  Trim off the hanging V and turn it into a pocket!  GKD Blue Denim ink tapped lightly onto the image allows for some texture from the surface to the pad, just like jeans! I used Wild Dandelion, Lucky Clover, and Tangerine Twist for the leaves. Cardstock is White, Blue Denim and Tomato Soup.
For the last card, I stamped Emily's beautiful greeting onto my boards from Perfect Pallets and cut them apart to split up the sentiment for something more unexpected. Stamp the greeting again over Red Velvet cardstock an cut out a little heart, then line it up over the first sentiment. Cardstock is Black Onyx, Kraft, and White. 

Next on the hop is Sheri's blog.

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Thank you for visiting today! Which card is your favorite? 
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Come back tomorrow for ideas for the new Autumn Splendor kit!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

StampNStencil Mix N Mingle Blog Hop

Hello and good morning friends, new and old!  
We are hopping with the Gina K and Therm-O-Web team for some fun new fall and winter  holiday products, I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen so far!  
You should be coming from 
Hannah's blog.  
I am the last on the list and very much appreciate you seeing the whole hop through, as I loved making today's cards for your inspiration and getting in the holiday spirit! If you are just now joining, you can go back to the beginning starting with 

Two random winners will be chosen from all of the comments on the hop today, so the more you comment, the better your chances! Entries are closed on Monday night and winners will be announced by September 11th at 10 AM Central.  
Good luck to you!

First up we have the Autumn Wishes collection, I so love making fall cards and look forward to it every year!

 Autumn Wishes

Lots of happy little trees and happy little leaves make me very happy! Tree and greeting are stamped in GKD Dark Chocolate and leaves are stamped in GKD Tangerine Twist.  Add some depth and texture with the gorgeous coordinating stencil and a Life Changing Blending Brush in GKD Kraft and dark Chocolate ink. Trace some white highlights with a gel pen for extra pop, and don't forget to glitz it up with the new Pumpkin Spice Glitz Glitter gel and stencil.  Cardstock is Gina K. Pure Luxury Kraft and White.
Pumpkin Spice Glitz Glitter Gel

Next is the Wishing You Joy Collection!

Wishing You Joy Collection

Love a lot of clean white space to go with these bold images! I used the GKD ink cubes Red Velvet, Passionate Pink, Lucky Clover to two step stamp the ornaments and holly and then did a direct to stamp ombre effect with Sea Glass and Tranquil Teal for the greeting, hangers and falling snow.  Holiday Pine Glitz Glitter Gel and the matching stencil make the ornament and holly sparkle! Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Sea Glass and Lucky Clover envelope.

Holiday Pine Glitz Glitter Gel

...and that's the end of our hop! 
I hope you enjoyed it and will also check out our teams' 
TOMORROW at 10 AM Central 
for more samples with these sets, stencils, dies and glitz!  
Two more winners will be chosen from all comments on the Instagram hop as well, so plan on joining in the fun and maybe walking away with a wonderful prize!

Thanks for visiting and I truly appreciate your comments! 
Which is your favorite?