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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Gina K. Blog Hop, Day 2: You Being You and You Warm My Heart

Hello, and welcome to day 2 of our Holiday Blog Hop!  We are so happy you are joining us again, and thankful you are making time for it.  Please be sure to leave a comment on each blog letting us know you were here and what you enjoyed. This feedback not only helps us plan for future hops for you, but you might ALSO win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs!  One winner will be selected randomly from all the comments and announced on Gina's blog a few days after hops conclude. The more you comment the better your chances. Good luck!

You should be coming from Emily's blog.


For this first card, I used Lisa's leaves to make butterflies.  The 2 leaf clusters lend themselves to front and side views.  I also sponged on a bit Wild Dandelion over the Snowfall Stencil and it makes the perfect dusting of happy glittery wonderful. Cardstock is GKD White and Turquoise Sea and ink Tangerine Twist, Wild dandelion, Turquoise Sea and Plum Punch. I drew the little bodies and antennae with a black pen, easy peasy. Highlighting parts of Lisa's pretty handwriting with a yellow marker makes it pop.

This uses Lisa McClelland Hetrick's You Being You hoop, a sentiment from Emily Loggans's Christmas Script, and my little houses from Pallet Christmas, they went so perfectly with the "our home" sentiment! After stamping all of the above in Whisper Amalgam, I traced the images with dashes in metallic gel pens to create stitching, the metallic ink looks like shiny embroidery thread. A gray alcohol marker for shadows of the folds and wavy trim create the illusion, finished perfectly with the NEEDLE from my Twine Time stamp set! Embossing in gold or silver would be even better but I was a stamping blur and my powder was on the other wise of the room! (I was going to add my scissors too, but had to move on to next card!) I also drew in the bit of thread and added a shadow and the "pokey hole". I loved making this card, and all these sets together 

I don't have the You Warm My Heart, but I am blown away by the samples and I'm sure you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Next stop on the hop is Beth's blog.

75 comments:

  1. These are STUNNING! I LOVE that sentiment!

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  2. Awesome work! I love the embroidery hoop one, it looks great with the 3D effect! :)

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  3. what a great idea to use a stamp in a new way, i.e. leaves becoming butterflies! Very clever! We should all look at our stamps that way! thank you!

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  4. The second card is so unique - love the stitched look!!

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  5. I love the card with the butterflies. Butterflies are my favorite
    Just beautiful.

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  6. Love your card. It really looks like you embroidered this on a piece of fabric. Great job on this card.

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  7. Before I read about the stamping I sat and tried to figure out how you did the embroidery fabric. Excellent job.

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  8. The 'pokey' holes are so perfect for this card! Love the wau you use parts of other sets to make a whole design.

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  10. So creative! Thanks for the inspiration. Can hardly wait to get my order!

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    1. Not sure why it says unknown....I'm Desert Stamper (Kay Furnish)

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  11. At first glance I thought you had stitched the second card!! Both cards are so fun. Thank you for sharing and showing how you incorporate several stamp sets to get the look you want

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  12. Love the butterflies you've added! How clever of you!

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  13. Very Nice cards! Love your creativity. Thank you.

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  14. Great cards. I will look at leaves a little differently from now on. Love them.

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  15. A M A Z I N G!! So beautiful!! Flutter-bys! How awesome is that????

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  16. Beautiful cards as always! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

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  17. The embroidery looks so realistic! ❤️

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  18. The tree set of stamps is great. Your cards are as always wonderful

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  19. Beautiful cards!!! Had to do a double take on the hoop one.

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  20. All so different, but all so wonderful. I love the embroidery...

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  21. How very creative... love your ideas for using these stamp sets! Beautiful job!

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  22. your ideas are so brilliant. Love the stitched hoop and how inspiring the leaf butterflies are!!

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  23. Love the simplicity of the hoop card. Was probably a little time-consuming but it was worth it!
    TR

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  24. I did a lot of stitching and love
    the embroidery hoop. Your use of
    it is great. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. butterflies came out really nice

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  26. Love your cards! Always love your cards!

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  27. Such gorgeous cards! Love how you created the butterflies!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  28. How creative you are!! Love your idea with the butterflies ;)

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  29. I just love your outtake Of Lisa's set into Butterflies Melanie! What a genius idea and yes I will copy it.

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  30. I love the way you use odd stamps to make something else. Like the butterflies from leaves. The embroidery hoop is gorgeous.

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  31. Can't wait to get all these stamps.
    such beautiful cards and inspiration..
    Thanks for sharing...

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  32. LOVE the hoop. Hope it is still there next month. It just touches my heart

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  33. Oh what fabulous cards! Fun and whimsical and the embroidery card is so wonderfully creative - WOW!

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  34. What a great idea to use gel pens to make stitch lines! I love the butterfly card too! Out of leaves...who would have thought! Just beautiful!

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  35. Love your inventive, creative ways to use these sets!

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  36. I want to get my embroidery project out and finish it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. Love the unique cards you created! So pretty!

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  38. Wonderful originality - butterflies and stitching! Love both your cards and thanks for the great inspiration!

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  39. Dear Melanie
    Dear lady You are super duper talented and is a perfectionist. Your creativity is par excellence and these two cards are real proof. You think of all the minute details and i am sure you can create anything to a masterpiece with your creativity. Leaves into butterflies what a cool idea. The second card i honestly thought you have stitched it. Love to sit at your feet and learn some things. May you and your family be blessed wiith good health and happiness always

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  40. Such pretty cards! That is exactly what I thought of when I saw the embroidery hoop! Of course I'm sure yours is far better than I could do! I never would have thought of making butterflies out of leaves but they turned out so cute! Love it!

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  41. Your colorful butterfly card is fabulous! Your demonstrating other ways to stretch the stamp set is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Clever use of the leaf stamps! Lovely cards!

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  43. You are ingenious. What a gift to be able to see leaves as butterflies and a circle as am embroidery hoop. Always look forward to what you envision with stamps and ink.

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  44. Beautiful cards. I love the first one using the You Being You set -- so colorful and fun.

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  45. Love your embroidery hoop card! It looks so real. The pink trees really pop. Great idea.

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  46. Sweet cards....wonderful work :) Hugs...Janie

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  47. OMGosh...The Embroidery Card just blew me away!
    And...I just adore the Butterfly Card that you made from the leaves. Brilliant!!!

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  48. Love the clean and simple card but I especially like the faux stitched 3d style card!

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  49. Who would have thought to make butterflies from the leaves! I love all the details in the embroidery card, too!

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  50. So clever to turn the leaves into butterflies! Awesome!

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  51. Awesome cards! Love the sentiment and clever butterflies! Great colors too! Pretty embroidery card also!

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  52. Beautiful butterflies! OMGoodness! I actually thought you did embroider that!!! Very clever and creative, Mel! WOW!

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  53. Oh my goodness Melanie :) These cards are fantastic!!! I love how you used a leaf to make a butterfly in the first one and the details and the way you pulled things together from different sets on the second card are just amazing! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  54. Colorful leaves to butterflies. Aren’t you clever? Your embroidery hoop with little houses and that sentiment are a match made in Heaven.

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  55. What great cards! That hoop one is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. The stitching is solo cool! Love 💘

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  57. Pretty butterflies and love the embroidery hoop design.

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