Good morning, welcome back! The design team has a new inspiration hop for you showcasing the new stamp sets Just Because, Kindness Wreath and Woodland Whimsy. We hope you get tons of ideas today and as you hop, be sure to leave comments along the way, we love hearing from you and each one is a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K. Designs store!
Gina will announce the winner a few days after the hops.
You should be coming from Karen Hightower's blog.
Your next stop will be Mindy Eggen's blog.
First up we have the Kindness Wreath set from Hannah Drapinski. This was so much fun to color. She has several sentiments that will fit inside the circle and I love how the flowers placement allows you to turn it in different directions for your layout.
For this next card, I wanted to use the individual branches for making a custom arrangement. After stamping them in Grass Green, I added the yucca flowers from Stately Flowers 13, in that same green ink colored with just a touch of yellow. Sentiment is stamped in Jet Black Amalgam.
Next up we have Emily Loggan's Just Because set. What gorgeous scripty greetings! And so different form ones you may already have. The scale and beauty of these really make a statement, pardon the pun. For this card I added the Stately yucca flower again in Soft Stone to match the card base and spattered on some black.
Although I love monochromatic cards, this one feels a little unfinished to me so I am going to add color when I decide who exactly I am sending it to--their favorite, of course! This is a tip or having the stamping and cardmaking done when you need it, but allows for that personalization! OR, if THEY like to color, invite them to do when they get it! :)
On this next card, I used my Cherokee Rose from Stately Flowers 13. Cardstock is White, Black Onyx, and Tomato Soup. I know I am going to love all these new greetings with all my flowers and other sets as well. They are both timeless and on trend.
Unfortunately, I do not have the Woodland Whimsy set, but I love it and know Lisa and the team will show you awesome things with it in our hop! (AND, I think it's going to work very well with my set coming out next release! So I will be playing with it and the two together for sure!)
Ready for more inspiration? Next on the hop is Mindy Eggen!
Thanks for visiting today!
Your cards are amazing! Love them all. Thanks for sharing! P.S. I wish I had one-tenth of your talent!!ReplyDelete
fabulous cards - love them all especially the design on the first cardReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous cards, love them.ReplyDelete
Your cards are always right at the top for me. Your coloring and eye for detail is amazing. Also...really enjoy seeing you on Gina's videos.ReplyDelete
More beauties! That wreath set looks amazing! Your Love And Kindness card is gorgeous! Another beautiful day to Hop!ReplyDelete
There is no end to our imaginations is there? Nicely done!ReplyDelete
Great designs and coloring. Love that wreath card.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards to highlight these gorgeous sets!ReplyDelete
Great cards! Very pretty wreath card.ReplyDelete
WOW, your designs are stunning and colored so beautifully, you certainly have done justice to these new sets!!ReplyDelete
Love your designs. Also love the color used in the last card--coral red tone. It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing your designs!ReplyDelete
The wreath cards!!! LoveReplyDelete
I love the kindness wreath and your coloring.ReplyDelete
I like all your ideas. Hard to pick a favorite.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing all of your cards. I loved them all!ReplyDelete
I Love them all. I can't even pick a favorite. This is such a great release with so many great stamp sets, especially Stately Flowers 13. Thanks so much for creating and sharing.ReplyDelete
Love the new stamp sets.ReplyDelete
I love your card designs and colors So beautiful and inspiring!!ReplyDelete
Love love love the kindness wreath stamp set and what you did with itReplyDelete
Melanie...what incredible cards you have created! Absolutely gorgeous-ness!ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards. Your coloring is beautiful. I love how you used your flower stamps too.ReplyDelete
Great cards. I love how you paired the kindness wreath with the yucca flower.ReplyDelete
I love the way you color - always enjoy your videos. Love the cactus flowers.ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards, Melanie! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Your cards are all just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Always love your projects and videos. I have so many of your stamp sets from some time ago when I was stamping and now that I am back at it, am looking forward to checking out these Stately Flowers sets.ReplyDelete
The green is such a nice choice. I will try it rather than black...thanksReplyDelete
Your cards are beautiful and your coloring is amazing. Great showcase of this wonderful release.ReplyDelete
ALL beautiful examples as always! Thanks for all the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Wow! You always inspire with your creations. These are no exception....simply stunning ♥ReplyDelete
Such lovely cards!ReplyDelete
All your cards are beautiful Melanie! I love your idea of not coloring the one card yet.ReplyDelete
Lovely and creative, Melanie.ReplyDelete
Very nice cards. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards and wonderful coloring.ReplyDelete
Amazing cards Melanie ! So stunning and so simple. Big inspiration ! thank you for sharingReplyDelete
I like the way you combined set to come up with your original design. What lovely cards-and I can think of many occasions to use them.ReplyDelete
Love your creations!ReplyDelete
I love the red one and what you did with the kindness wreath!ReplyDelete
Love the card that combines the two stamp sets. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tip about having the card stamped and adding color later!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your card you created using the kind of strength. So colorful and beautiful. Definitely signs of spring.ReplyDelete
Melanie your projects are always so lovely and beautifully showcase these new additions.ReplyDelete
Splendid card display. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Beautiful cards with these lovely floral sets! Awesome sentiments too!ReplyDelete
Your cards are gorgeous. The sentiments are beautiful and the words are perfect for all occasions.ReplyDelete
Great inspiration. ThanksReplyDelete
Oh my, the watercolor pinks are so gorgeous.ReplyDelete
The cards are gorgeous! I love that Kindness stamp set.ReplyDelete
Stunning cards Melanie and your colouring is awesome!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing your stunning inspiration and have a wonderful day.
By looking at your lovely examples of the stamp sets I realize it's okay to leave some "white" showing. You are such an inspiration!ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous cards! Love all the new stamp sets and how you showcase each one. Wonderful creativity...ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing...
You are very talented and your cards are so pretty!ReplyDelete
Melanie, your cards and creativity continue to blow me a way! You are so talentedReplyDelete
What great cards! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
All are so lovely, but my favorite is the green stamped branches with the green outline flowers. the sentiment is wonderful as well.ReplyDelete
The floral wreath card is gorgeous--the stamp set is so cool. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Marisela Delgado said: Such wonderful cards. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I like the idea to leave the card open to color at a later time.ReplyDelete
What beautiful work you do!ReplyDelete
Wow, gorgeous cards! Such beautiful coloring and creative designs. I LOVE the green card - lovely colors, beautiful coloring and flowing composition.ReplyDelete
who would of thought to bring macrame back. classic!ReplyDelete