Welcome to our 2nd day of inspiration hops for our April release. First up today is Melanie’s set, Branching Out which coordinates with classic circle and oval nestability dies. I used the image with the circles on my card. This set also coordinates nicely with several cuttlebug folders (used Leafy Branch here). I also used a black pen to create a shadow beneath the leaves since I stamped them with such a light color green ink. I love how it makes them stand out.
Next up is a simple no layer card I made for Mother’s Day. I stamped the circle directly on the card base and stamped the red flowers to create some color. After I added some red gingham ribbon, I felt like the card needed a little something more so I grabbed some red & green scraps and made stripes on the bottom.
Here is the stamp set at a glance; click on the picture to see it in the store. The possibilities are endless with this stamp set – Melanie will have a ton of inspiration on her blog in the weeks to come, including a tip sheet!
Our next set is by Theresa Momber called Follow Your Dreams which is lends itself to beautiful scenes! On my first card, I used just a few stamps: cattail silhouette, smaller dragonfly and sentiment by Ghandi which I love! The card base is our awesome new accent color Key Lime! This is the card I sneaked a peek of last Thursday, so if you didn’t make it to the release party and see it there, now you can see it all.
Next up is a scene card I attempted to sponge and I am no Theresa Momber when it comes to this, but I certainly tried! I hope you like it too. I love that a lot of her sets can be made masculine so it is a Father’s Day card!
Here is the set at a glance and as usual, you can easily mix with other Theresa sets!
Now be sure to visit all the designer’s blogs and leave a comment on each one to increase your chance of winning a free stamp set of your choice ($23.95 value!) 4 winners will be chosen! The winners will be posted on Gina’s blog along with the next inspiration hop.
Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your kind comments, I appreciate each and every one!
- Gina K
- AJ Otto
- Carolina Buchting
- Cathy Tidwell
- Deb Felts
- Donna Baker (you’re here!)
- Emily Giovanni
- Giovana Smith
- Janice Whiting
- Jennie Harper
- Jimmi Mayo
- Lee Murphy
- Melanie Muenchinger
- Michelle Woerner
- Sharon Harnist
- Suzanne Dean
- Tami Mayberry
- Theresa Momber
- Tina Gilliland
- Valerie Stangle
- Vicki Dutcher
Stamps: Branching Out, Say it with Flowers
Cardstock: White, Crème de Menthe, Black Onyx Pure Luxury
Ink: Memento New Sprout, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White, Black & Green Buttons, Leafy Branch Cuttlebug Folder, Black stitched ribbon
Stamps: Branching Out, Notes to Mom
Cardstock: White, Key Lime, Red Hot Pure Luxury
Ink: Wild Lime Vivid, Ladybug Memento
Accessories: red gingham ribbon
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams
Cardstock: Key Lime, White, Black Onyx Pure Luxury
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Aqua Vivid, Wild Lime Vivid
Accessories: black brads
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams Special Fathers
Cardstock: Kraft, Turquoise Sea, White Pure Luxury
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Cottage Ivy, SU! Soft Sky, Cool Caribbean, Vivid Straw
Accessories: Copic markers, cloud template