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Monday, January 27, 2020

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Embroidered Flowers and Happy Hearts

Be sure to visit each stop on the hop because the team has worked SO hard to give you lots of ideas, layouts and inspiration with the new products! As you go, please leave a comment, we so appreciate hearing from you, AND each comment is a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs.  
Gina will announce the winner on her blog. Good luck!!

First we are sharing my new set, and I have a new video for you! 


Super quick and easy, a little direct to paper technique to add texture like a distressed cloth or denim and some stenciling before you stamp the flowers and leaves. (I want to point out I did not use the MISTI or foam mat underneath my stamping like I recommended in my first video for the set which will show more detail in the stitches, I passed on using the cushion for this design since they were already layered over the swiping and stenciling. Either way..!) 


Supplies:
GKD White and Blue Denim cardstock
GKD Powder Blue and Blue Denim ink
Funky Flourish Stencil
white gel pen, acrylic blocks or MISTI

I'm going to come back with more videos with this direct to stamp technique, sharing how to make a pocket and also a shirt card, how fun would those be with some great embroidered designs?! 

(I haven't found a Gina K. stencil yet I don't love with these Embroidered Flowers!)

Like this one, for example! (Autumn Wishes Stencil) I sponged on some Stormy Sky ink with a Life Changing Blending Brush and then used the coordinating die set with Red Velvet and Grass Green paper.  I like how this shows you don't always have to die cut from white.  
 Both the tone on tone greens for the leaves (Fresh Asparagus ink) and Jet Black Amalgam and White pigment for the roses create really different but bold and interesting looks.  Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White, Stormy Sky, and Soft Stone. Also, I'm guessing you may not have "Love, Me" stamp in your collection (and if o its probably not embroidered!) I think this sentiment is perfect for all the cards you are making with your own hands and heart, for the front like you see here, for signing the *inside* because your person certainly knows who "me" is (in my everyday circle, I am the only one who makes handmade cards) AND for the backs of your cards, isn't that fun with the date?



This last one's just a stamped scene! Whether you choose to make it look "more embroidered" with the needle and thread or embossing or  or not, they are really versatile floral building elements. I used GKD Wild Dandelion and Prickly Pear inks direct to stamp for the flowers and Fresh Asparagus, stamped on and off for the leaves and stems. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White.

Thanks so, sew much for all the love and support you have already shown for Embroidered Flowers! I can't wait to see all the wonderful cards I know you will make once your sets arrive.



You will also see Beth's new Happy Hearts stamp set and dies showcased on today's hop!  I don't have this set or I've made a bunch of valentines, but I know there are plenty in store from our team!
Happy Hearts
Happy Hearts dies

Shop all the new products here.

Now let's continue the hop and see what the rest of our super creative design team has made with both of these new sets!

Next on the list is

Beth Silaika-illustrator of Happy Hearts

The full link list is on Gina's blog.

Thanks so much for visiting today! 
Which card is your favorite? Tell me in the comment section!

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117 comments:

  1. Hi Melanie—Thank you for another beautiful stamp set and for sharing your fun creations with us. It was hard to pick a favorite but I think the last one with the yellow roses won out. All of your cards are beautiful.

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  2. Your cards were amazing. I love how you used your ink pad and dragged it on the paper, then used a stencil and finally stamped the image. The card had so many layers and shades of denim.

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  3. Your cards are wonderful. I love watching your videos, you are so talented. Your stamp set is awesome. Thank you.

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  4. You never fail to impress and inspire! Beautiful! This set is just beautiful!! Thank you!!

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  5. I always love your cards! And, thanks for the video. I always forget direct to paper!

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  6. I love your technique with the Embroidered Flowers set (beautiful set!). I will be giving that a try myself. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. Melanie, your cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial on how to create the fabric look background. Too cool! Love how you did your stenciling and the way you stamped the flowers too!

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  8. First I want to say that I really love the Embroidered Flowers set. I cant wait to give it a try. Thank you so very much for sharing your tutorial.. That technique is something I will also have to try. he card is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  9. Melanie I love all of your stamps and these samples are amazing!

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  10. Love this release! Absolutely gorgeous samples! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Such beautiful cards! Wonderful release and great video!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. A M A Z I !N G!! Melanie...I am in love with this stamp set! This release is absolutely wonderful and the creative inspiration is incredible...thanks for sharing the is technique!! Easy and stunning results!!

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  13. LOVE the blue toned card! Reminds me of vintage china patterns

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  14. Beautiful cards. Love the new set.

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  15. The inspiration is beautiful. Thank you. Lovet blues used by Melanie. I didn't realize there were tutorial books. Now I have to look for those... You are such an inspiration to me.

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  16. I am loving your new set. Loved today's video. Looks so fun to use!

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  17. What a beautiful set of cards! Loving your new set :)

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  18. I am so VERY impressed with the content on the site. The cards are incredible! The products are all very creative and professional. Todays new set is fabulous!

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  19. Lovely, versatile set--can create so many different looks (something that I look for when buying stamps, dies, et al).

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  20. I love the denim look you gave the card. Another beautiful set you created. Thank you.

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  21. I love the tone on tone technique. Beautiful card. I like this set.

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  22. Beautiful card! I really love your embroidered flowers set!

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  23. I especially like the blue. Gorgeous!

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  24. I really like the denim look but the red on the flower was just beautiful!

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  25. I love the uniqueness of your new set. The flowers are beautiful. Thank you for the reminder of the technique as well. There is so much to learn and I sometimes forget what I've seen.

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  26. That red velvet texture is absolutely dreamy. Strong work 💕

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  27. beautiful cards and the red roses look so real!

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  28. I love the new set. All of the cards are beautiful - my favorite is the blue, with the direct to paper technique

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  29. Love your cards - especially the one with the yellow flowers!

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  30. Beautiful cards and an awesome new stamp set.

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  31. Beautiful cards! Love the blue on blue!

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  32. Wow! Love the stamp set, favorite card is the blue.

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  33. Awesome creations,ll I love these new stamps and love the stencil!

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  34. Beautiful cards, Melanie! I especially love your Prickly Pear card! You hit it out of the park with another beautiful floral set!

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  35. I absolutely love the powder blue ink with the stencil.

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  36. I love the mono chromatic card, so classy. Great technique for masculine cards using feather images

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  37. The embroidery flowers are beautiful on the soft stencil background.

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  38. I am a "blue" person! Any shade of blue is wonderful! I have the blue denim ink so will try the first card above. However, my favorite is the card with the ever so subtle gray background. It is lovely.

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  39. I absolutely love your denim card.

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  40. Wow...this looks like it was done on my babylock!!!

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  41. Love how simple, but how stunning this card is I see new products in my future

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  42. Pretty cards, Melanie! I need to use my stencils more. Thanks!

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  43. Wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing. Cheers.

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  44. Thank you for sharing your video and the direct to paper technique. I often forget about the basic cardmaking techniques.

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  45. Love the tone on tone card and great video! Great new release - thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  46. Beautiful cards! Too difficult to pick a favourite!

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  47. This is a beautiful release. Your cards are all beautiful. I love the blue tones on the fist card. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Your cards are all so beautiful Melanie. Great video too!

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  49. Beautiful cards Melanie. I love your flowers.

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  50. Great stamp set! Your cards are all beautiful. I love the black on the red cardstock for the rose!

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  51. Beautiful stamp set I love it so much I'm so excited to get my hands on it. What a wonderful idea you had here Melanie!

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  52. These cards are just gorgeous! Love the colors and the stamp set design.

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  53. Awesome!Love, love , love your cards!!

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  54. That last scene card is so gorgeous!!! Love Embroidered Flowers, such a beautiful set!

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  55. I love monochromatic cards. Besides not having to think about what color will work with what color you end up with gorgeous cards. Yours are awesome.

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  56. I just love your monochromatic card! Thanks for sharing the technique! Can't wait to try it!

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  57. I love the black stamped on the red- gives a really different look than I usually get! Thanks for the idea!

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  58. Pretty cards with this set! Love the Embroidered Flowers! Beautiful color combos on your cards!

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  59. You know what a fan I am, Melanie! This set is one of my all time favorites!!!!! Beautiful cards!!!!!!!

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  60. Gorgeous cards, the blue/white cards reminds me of Delfts-blue (ceramics). Gorgeous!

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  61. Oh my! Those Embroidered Flowers are simply stunning - really love what you did with them, so elegant!

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  62. Marisela Delgado said: Great cards. So pretty. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  63. Gorgeous job with these flowers! I LOVE them in yellow! So beautiful!

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  64. Absolutely beautiful. Monochromatic and stunning.

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  65. Love all your cards- just beautiful! Thank you!

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  66. I really like this style of card, but especially like the floral with blue denim cardstock as well as denim ink....

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  67. Great denim card with that beautiful embroidered flower set! Thanks for the video. So fun to learn from an expert!

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  68. Gorgeous! I love your denim blue cards!

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  69. LOVE the embroidered flowers on the colored paper! A great way not to have the white edge all around the flower when die cutting! Genius!
    Lu C

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  70. Love that dragging technique. I'm gonna try that! Love the cards you made. The colors are so vibrant. TFS!

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  71. I've never tried direct to paper but you made it look excellent

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  72. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing

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  73. Mixed media, elegant and sunny...that's your cards...all lovely!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  74. So many lovely cards! Those flowers are gorgeous.

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  75. Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing your video!

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  76. Beautiful cards! I love monochromatic cards. So simple and so impactful.

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  77. Beautiful stamp set. I love how quickly you created your pretty one layer card with fun techniques. I am going to try doing this soon! Beautiful projects!
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  78. Always forget the direct ink to paper technique but love your results. The Embroidered Flowers look very versatile as you’ve shown here.

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  79. Thank you for the video on the beautiful cards! Love that blue! I need to try the direct ink to paper technique!

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  80. The embroidered flower images are gorgeous! Stunning cards and I LOVE the monochromatic blue cards - amazing!

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  81. Wow! You always blow me away with your beautiful stamp sets and cards. I think this set might be my new favorite. As for the cards I tried to pick witch one I like the best but just can't. It's a draw. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  82. Love your cards, especially the blue ones!!!

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  83. Melanie, your cards are beautiful! So hard to pick a favorite and I won't. Just love them all. Thanks so much for the wonderful video.

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  84. Love the fabric look on your blue card. What an interesting monochromatic way to create a card! Loved it!

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  85. Beautiful cards. I Love the blues and how this technique makes it look like faded denim. TFS!

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  86. Really enjoyed your video,and seeing you create that gorgeous blue denim card. The Love, me card with the fabulous red flower is a stunning card!

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  87. I love the colored flowers!!!

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  88. I love the red velvet rose card - so beautiful!

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  89. Love the cards, I'm amazed how you come up with so many ideas.

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  90. Beautiful and different. Thank you!

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  91. Love all of your cards. The first one in blue really looks great!

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  92. Love the blues - remind me of Delft.
    The red flower is gorgeous. All
    are wonderful. thanks for sharing
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  93. Just when I think I have seen all there is to flowers, you come along with this awesome stitched idea with stencil.
    Thank you..very lovely
    Tish

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  94. Just ordered the stencil and inks. Love the technique.

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  95. Melanie I absolutely adore these flowers!! I think I have every flower stamp set you have made - most others too! I really like this - so pretty.

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  96. Beautiful cards. I especially love the hearts!

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  97. All of your projects are beautiful but the blue cards are breathtaking.

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  98. Oh my Goodness! Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

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  99. Very pretty--I like your choice of colors.

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  100. Love the direct to paper technique. It is quick yet the yield is so beautiful.

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