Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Year of Flowers Hop


Thank you for hopping along today with the Gina K. Design Team!! If you arrived here from Cat’s blog, then you're right where you should be. You can always go to StampTV to start from the beginning to make sure you don’t miss any of the inspiration along the way. 
The inspiration for today's hop came from Melanie Muenchinger's new book called, A Year of Flowers While you can make every design in the book with Melanie’s all occasion “A Year of Flowers” set (AYOF), today’s samples showcase her coordinating florals, which can also be used with the book's tutorials and designs, and provide endless options and more value for your money.
AYOF hop
We are excited to share cards and projects we created using some of our favorite flower sets designed by Melanie! We love her new book and know you will too - don't miss out on getting your very own copy which you can purchase HERE!
My sample uses Pressed Flowers, the bold stamp companion to AYOF.  I used Melanie’s February Lattice Technique she shares step-by-step in the book.  It was easy to follow and just by changing up the colors I used (she used red, white and black), I made mine into a Cheerful Get Well Soon card that I sent off to a friend last week who was recovering from surgery!  I hope it brightens her day.  Pure Luxury cardstock used: white for card base and what roses are stamped on, layered onto Soft Sand and Bubblegum Pink.  My sentiment is stamped on Bubblegum pink and die cut with Spellbinders labels 17. I stamped the roses with Memento inks: Dandelion, Angel Pink and Lulu Lavender.  Then I added subtle shading with prismacolor pencils.  It sure made a difference (wish I had thought to take a before picture to show you)
Hope you're finding some great inspiration and wonderful designs to get your creativity jump-started!  You can find the newest stamp sets and lots of wonderful accessories in Gina's Store.  And then join us on Stamp TV for the challenges and surprises and crafty videos galore!!!

Leave comments along our hop today to enter to win one of Melanie's coordinating floral sets of your choice. The more comments you leave the more chances to win! Melanie will draw a name randomly from one blog and post the winner tomorrow morning.  She is also giving away her Crazy Daisy digital patterned paper FREE if you link Gina's video or her post, please see Melanie's blog for details! Good Luck!

Be sure to check out Emily’s blog, to continue the hop!


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66 comments on "A Year of Flowers Hop"

Melanie on 8:21 AM CST said...

Ooh, I love it in the pastels, completely different look, great idea to add the Prismas too!

Tina Gilliland on 8:35 AM CST said...

So very nicely done!! They almost look truly pressed!!

Becky on 8:36 AM CST said...

This is so soft and lovely Donna.

Payne Holler Cards on 8:39 AM CST said...

lovin the pastels - so real looking!

Lori on 8:45 AM CST said...

So very pretty Donna!!! It will definately cheer up your friend!!

Carolina on 8:53 AM CST said...

How ever darlin' Donna! Love the colors you went with and your friend will be delighted to receive this beauty!

Anita Braddock on 8:55 AM CST said...

Beautiful Card the Colors and Layering is perfect. Love the soft colors. thanks for sharing.
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Teri on 8:56 AM CST said...

Very pretty!

--Marcy on 9:10 AM CST said...

Such beautiful roses!

Sandy on 9:26 AM CST said...

Lovely colors. So pretty.

alex on 9:31 AM CST said...

I love the card, you chose the first one I CASED from the book, for a calendar, your interpretation is simply beautiful :-)

laurie on 9:40 AM CST said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. Great ideas here. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa Momber on 10:07 AM CST said...

Oooh, this is so pretty!

marose6@comcast.net on 10:11 AM CST said...

love your flowers the shading is awesome!your card is very bright and cheery.

Verna Angerhofer on 10:20 AM CST said...

That is a grade use of the solid floral stamps. Your coloring is awesome.

Caryn S on 10:21 AM CST said...

Beautiful! Seeing all of the techniques being applied makes me really want to get my hands on this book!

Lee Reed on 10:24 AM CST said...

My first reaction was "soft and gentle". What a great card for a get well card.

Jessica on 10:37 AM CST said...

Lovely card. Great fussy cutting. TFS

Amanda on 10:54 AM CST said...

Very nice card. I really like the colors you chose to use.

ibalady on 10:56 AM CST said...

you'll have to share the lattice technique for those who have not as yet purchased Mel's book. beautiful card.i prefer punches or dies rather than all that cutting . great job

Carole on 10:57 AM CST said...

These flowers are gorgeous. Love the colors.

mermaid fenicia on 11:02 AM CST said...

That's a lovely flower card ^_^

crotnem on 11:04 AM CST said...

Roses are always a welcome gift card or otherwise!

PJ on 11:14 AM CST said...

Great card, very imaginative!

Jennie on 11:31 AM CST said...

Stunning Donna! Love the soft hues.

Olga on 11:41 AM CST said...

Nice card!

Joyce T. on 11:43 AM CST said...

awesome. Roses are everybody's favorite aren't they?

Sue D on 11:53 AM CST said...

Great technique and I like the colors you chose.

Patricia on 12:08 PM CST said...

The flowers are so cheerful. I'm sure your friend will get a lift from your card.

Mama on 12:17 PM CST said...

I'm needing to make a get well card and this is so cute!

Cheryl Winget on 12:18 PM CST said...

I love the subtle flower stamp on the sentiment label. The soft colors you chose for the flowers is so pretty. TFS

Bast on 12:57 PM CST said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors!

TFS

KimMJ
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ntsisterz on 1:24 PM CST said...

Lovely card design. TFS!

Donna Phelan on 2:07 PM CST said...

The colors of your roses are so beautiful! Love how you can see all of the detail!

Sharon on 2:22 PM CST said...

What a cute design!

Giovana on 2:29 PM CST said...

Beautiful, softly colors are my favorite :)

Betty Neville on 2:30 PM CST said...

This is beautiful Donna! Love the soft colors and the way you've accented the roses!

Laraine R on 2:42 PM CST said...

Gorgeous card!!

Angie on 2:52 PM CST said...

Beautiful card Donna! Love the pastel flowers so elegant!

Dawn's Craft Place on 3:05 PM CST said...

Such a beautiful design, love those flowers

Pat Jandacek on 3:07 PM CST said...

Pretty colors - and you're so right about how much difference shading makes to a design! TFS

KonaRose on 3:32 PM CST said...

Hi, Donna <3
Your pastel take on Melanie's February card makes me smile and is definitely going to bring smiles to your post-op friend! I need a tutor for lots of things, but shading is definitely one of them! Love the colors you chose :) TFS, Rosy

Judy I on 3:50 PM CST said...

Beautiful card. I love the technique.

LORRAINE p on 4:02 PM CST said...

the more I see, the more I think I have to have this book

Lindsay said...

Wow, that technique looks fascinating. Love to try it!

Ravengirl on 4:58 PM CST said...

Those roses look gorgeous! That shading is just the ticket!

Vicki Dutcher on 5:33 PM CST said...

Fun card!!

Lynn B. on 5:46 PM CST said...

What a great technique! Thanks for demonstrating it. You created a gorgeous card with it!

Golda on 5:51 PM CST said...

That is a beautiful card. I love the colors you used for the flowers.

A Margery Card on 6:00 PM CST said...

I can't believe how unique and different all the cards are so far - yours is really beautiful and the muted colors you used are perfect for a get well card. Of course I just put in an order for the book today and am anxious to try this technique. Thanks for showing us your beautiful work.

elizabeth on 6:19 PM CST said...

Love the texture on this card.

Gayle on 6:52 PM CST said...

Beautiful and inspiring, Donna.

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' on 6:59 PM CST said...

Gorgeous!! i have had this set like 3 years and just love it!!!! Great work on this card!

naneruth on 7:02 PM CST said...

Love your card!

Dee on 7:19 PM CST said...

What an interesting combination of colors you used--and it came out nicely.

Linda on 7:36 PM CST said...

Simply beautiful

Linda Drozd
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gobarb26 on 7:44 PM CST said...

Very soft and elegant...nice.

Leta on 9:03 PM CST said...

such a beautiful card Donna..I am sure it brought a smile to your friend which of course plays a role in the healing process by making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside..

Kris on 9:20 PM CST said...

I'm sure you're friend was very cheered up by that lovely card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Denise Bryant on 9:41 PM CST said...

Very pretty get well card!
DeniseB

Sonia on 9:55 PM CST said...

Beautiful card! Your friend should get well quickly after receiving this.

Wendy Thompson on 10:11 PM CST said...

I am sure this will do wonders for your friend. Thanks for sharing

Gladys R. on 11:18 PM CST said...

Beautiful card. Love the shading
on the flowers.

ktfabian on 4:12 AM CST said...

Your card would certainly brighten MY day! Thanks for sharing.

DJreflections on 7:05 PM CST said...

Your layout was different and I like different ideas. Love the textured look.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 11:58 AM CST said...

Ohhh your lattice technique is just stunning!!

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