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Friday, October 25, 2019

Gina K. Blog Hop, Day 3: Warm Winter Wishes Card Kit

Hello, and welcome to our final day of the October Holiday Blog Hop!  We are so glad you're back to see our ideas and art with you today, 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 Karen's blog.

I stamped these cuties and my popcorn string from Pallet Christmas and then colored with Arteza Everblend markers. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White, Red Velvet, and Kraft.
Next I used one of the beautiful snowflakes and a greeting, for the sentiment, ink in Turquoise Sea then Tranquil Teal for the ombre effect.  Adding a stencil to snowflake takes it to a 100, really pumps it up! Be sure to center it with the center of the snowflake stamp for more impact, like a bulls eye. I used a life changing blending brush, and i'll be honest , this is what happens when you grab one that is the wrong color or you forgot to clean, there's a lot of green and brown in there, when I was only using Sea Glass but it gave such an aged vintage look! Even better!  Stencils usually look more interesting with at least 2 or 3 shades. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Turquoise Sea.


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87 comments:

  1. Your cards take these stamp sets to the next level! Your popcorn string really gives the snowmen purpose and the Snowflake mistake was the perfect addition. I thought you had cut out the stencil and set back the smaller snowflake. It gives the card so much dimension! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your process!

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  2. I love you added the popcorn to the card super cute..
    The snowflake love the way it pops..
    Beautiful cards..
    Thanks for sharing and inspiration...

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  3. What wonderful cards Melanie! <3 I love the Snowmen with the popcorn and the Snowflake is Beautiful! I love when we have happy accidents, your turned out for the best! <3

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  4. I love your cards. The snowmen are so cute.

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  5. I especially love the chubby snowman. NICE job coloring everything

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  6. I'm really loving the Folk Art stamp set. This card is beautiful!

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  7. love your honesty, we all have used a not so clean blender brush...yours turned out gorgeous though, I love the depth of this card.

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  8. Your cards are beautiful! Love the snowflake mandala!

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  9. Great cards! Love the snowmen, and your snowflake card is beautiful.

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  10. Your cards are beautiful Melanie! I'm loving the snowflake card and will have to borrow that idea.

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  11. Love your snowflake. It looks lovely with the blended ink colors.

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  12. sweet cards - LOVE how you have given the snowmen the illusion of depth with your coloring - thanks for the inspiration

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  13. Love the snowmen with the popcorn string. So cute! The snowflake is gorgeous and the accidental colors in the stenciled snowflake are perfect. Sometimes accidents are happy ones!

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  14. Oh my gosh I love Love LOVE them both!!! One so cute and one so elegant :) Hugs...Janie

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  15. Oh my gosh! SO lovely! I love the snowflake card especially!

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  16. Wonderful cards. I love those fun snowmen!

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  17. The first card Melanie is so lovely, those sweet snowmen are so cute.
    The second card is elegant and stunning, that Snowflake Mandala stencil is so awesome! This is my favorite that's for sure.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration during this three day blog hop. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Two lovely cards!! The snowflake mandala is awesome! :)

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  19. Lovely cards. I was going to say the same as Karthikha !! I love this stencil !

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  20. Loving those snowmen! So cute. The snowflake card is just amazing!

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  21. Great cards. The snowflake one really wowed me! The snowmen were wonderful in the blending.

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  22. Your snowflake card is stunning!

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  23. These cards are so beautiful as well as professional-looking. I am inspired!

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  24. Love your fun snowman card and the beautiful snowflake stencil card too!

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  25. OMG! I LOVE the snowflake stencil soooo much!

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  26. A M A Z I N G!! Cards are absolutely OVER THE TOP!! So beautiful! I am absolutely speechless to the inspiration and creativity!! Am totally in LOVE!!

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  27. Wonderful cards Melanie. I can see so many possibilities with the kit.

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  28. Your cards always inspire me, Melanie, and these are no exception.

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  29. Wowzers! Those are amazing Cards.

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  30. OMG! So cute! I love the snowmen!!! And the little heart on a string.

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  32. I always love your card designs. The snowman card is so sweet!

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  33. I love the blue that was used on the card. Wow

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  34. Beautiful cards! Love the snowflake design!

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  35. The card with the snowmen is just adorable and your 'happy accident' with the ink blending makes that card fabulous!!

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  36. Love the snowmen card! I liked how you used Pallet Christmas stamp set with the snowmen! Too cute!

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  37. I love snowmen and your card is awesome!!!

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  38. I love the stencils that come in the kit. Thanks for posting.

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  39. The snowmen with the popcorn string is adorable, and the snowflakes are so pretty!

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  40. Wonderful cards! Love the adorable snowmen.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  41. Love your cards, Melanie! That snowman card is just so cute and the snowflake card is really lovely! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

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  42. So beautiful! Love the coloring!

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  43. Love that popcorn strand with the snowmen. The snowflake mandala card is beautiful.

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  44. Dear Melanie
    Love both your cards to the moon and back be it the coloring, sentiment or the card per say I simply love your magical creations. With gratitude. Blessings to your home from mine

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  45. The cutest snowmen! And you are so creative at putting the different stamp sets together!

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  46. Awesome cards! Sweet snowman in such a lovely scene and I absolutely love how you layered the snowflake stamp on the snowflake stencil - genius!

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  47. Oh my gosh! The addition of the popcorn string was genius. LOVE that card. Just super. And the snowflake card is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  48. I love the snowflake card...so pretty!

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  49. CUTE snowmen and popcorn string, very MERRY! But your snowflake card looks AHMazing!!!

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  50. I love snowman! Having said that, the beauty of the snowflake just captured this photo!. I love blue for Christmas. Specially paired with snowflakes.

    TR

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  51. Awesome creations, love the beautiful "mistake" blended colors on the mandala background!

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  52. Hi Melanie :) Your cards are heartening and graceful!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  53. All are adorable but the blue card is my favorite

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  54. Beautiful cards! Cool that you added the popcorn. And funny that you grabbed the wrong brush because it turned out perfect with the different shades of ink. Excellent work!

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  55. Love the snowmen with their
    paper chain. Cute card.
    thanks for sharing
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  56. Your cards are so lovely! I love the darling snowmen with the popcorn string! Really cute!!

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  57. Love the snowmen with their popcorn chain and the wonderful sentiment! Great cards - thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration!

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  58. I love the large CHRISTMAS sentiment!

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  59. Those darling snowmen and their popcorn string is just too cute. Love how you emphasized one snowflake! I’m in love with this kit so hope to win a GC. Thanks for the great release and fun hop!

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  60. I love the CHRISTMAS sentiment...... stunning!!

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  61. fabulous cards! Darling snowman and beautiful snowflake!

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  62. Oh what pretty cards! I love that snowflake card! So pretty!

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  63. I really love the snowflake card...so elegant and simple

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  64. All of these are great, but especially liked the snowflake card. Those snowmen are adorable

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  65. The string of popcorn is awesome!

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  66. Awesome cards! Love the way you colored the snowmen!

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  67. Love your snowflake card. Such a beautiful stencil!

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  68. Love the snowman. The popcorn garland is cute. 🎄♥

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  69. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the snowflake stencil! Your cards are awesome!

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  70. Love the gray and blue for the snowflake!

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  71. This is my favorite collection. I LOVE EVERYTHING about it! Your cards are so yummy!

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  72. while I hate the cold I love the winter colors and stamps... something peaceful. I have this kit and have made a couple things, ready to try and case yours. thanks

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