Gina K. Designs Blog Hop: Fruit of the Season

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Gina K. has outdone herself with this year’s holiday StampTV Kit, Fruit of the Season. I cannot get over all of the beautiful images in each of the sets! The sentiments in each set go perfectly with the images, and they are so unique.

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I love this giant poinsettia. It has the most amazing detail. The white space could be colored in, but I liked how it gave some highlights to the flower. I stamped the poinsettia in Red Velvet, but used Fresh Asparagus to do some extra inking. This technique adds so much to stamped images that are more solid.

I used the new Elegant Script background stamp to give a little texture to the Kraft cardstock. I distressed the edges a little bit and sponged Kraft ink over it to deepen the distress.

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This is the simplest little card, and it is just so cute! I stamped the Elegant Script in Kraft ink over Sandy Beach cardstock, which brings out the script more than if it were stamped on Kraft. You can see the difference between the two because my little greeting ribbon is Kraft on Kraft.

I am so into pine boughs and pine cones. I love that this kit comes with the dies to cut out these pieces to make Christmas cardmaking so quick and simple. Pairing this card with a Red Velvet envelope really makes it festive.

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These apples have such a vintage vibe, and I love it. I did the inking technique using Sweet Corn and Red Velvet for one apple flavor, and Red Velvet and Fresh Asparagus for the other flavor. I did use my Prismacolor pencils to add in a little more color to the white spaces.

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This card works beautifully for fall time (which is my all-time favorite time of year!). I love this greeting from a Bible verse, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love.”

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It’s a partridge in a pear tree! I absolutely love this card. I think it is just darling that there is a partridge and a pear (and a partridge in a pear tree greeting!) in this stamp set. I paired it with some pine boughs to create the tree part of the equation, and layed it all out over the wood slice from the “Something Good” stamp set featured in my last blog post.

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I used the Music Background stamp in Kraft on Kraft cardstock to add a little musical touch to the card.

I colored over the inked pears with my Prismacolor colored pencils to fill in the white space and also to add shading. I colored a little over my partridge as well. This card was so fun to create.

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Snowflake time! I used the new background stamp, “Delicate Snowflake” to stamp and heat emboss snowflakes on Kraft cardstock. I die cut a few of the snowflakes in the kit (also heat embossed over Kraft cardstock) and put them around my greeting that I heat embossed onto vellum.

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I added a little scalloped layer from a large scalloped rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. I just love white and kraft. I finished off my greeting with a couple little white brads. The greetings in this kit are some of the most unique I have seen in a StampTV kit. I absolutely love that! It is so nice to have stamps in my collection that are different and unique.

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And now, the winning greeting from the entire kit. “If hugs were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard.” This is the perfect card to make for winter! It is so versatile and downright the sweetest thing ever.

I used Sea Glass to stamp the Delicate Snowflakes background stamp over a sponged (with Sea Glass) piece of GKD White Heavy cardstock. I used a very thin piece of Tranquil Teal cardstock to back my card front. I just wanted that little bit of teal poking around the layer.

My snowflakes are stamped in Sea Glass and Tranquil Teal. These colors are absolutely amazing when paired up. We’re talking a peanut butter and jelly kind of pairing here.

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I used the same snowflakes to create a slightly different layout that is simpler without the sponging and background stamp. This card really lets the snowflakes speak for themselves. I love how chunky they are! I added a few little iridescent jewels for more sparkle.

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This card uses the same layout style as the first snowflake card, but I just stamped my greeting in Black Onyx at the bottom. A little Spectrum Noir sparkle to a few snowflakes really steps it up.

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I used the ink blending technique to create a fade of ink on some of the larger snowflakes to add interest. I love how this turned out!

Thank you so much for ‘hopping’ by! Make sure you comment below to be given a chance to win a $50 gift card to Gina K. Designs! The products I used are linked below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Debrah Warner (Guest Designer)
Emily Loggans – You Are Here!
Hannah Schroepfer – Up Next!

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81 comments

  1. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I thought each one I scrolled to was my favorite until I scrolled a little more and came to the next one! Just beautiful!

  2. Such beautiful cards! I have this kit on order and am so excited to begin playing. I may need to CASE a few of your designs 🙂

  3. I love the beautiful Earthiness of most of your
    cards. And those snowflakes, white on kraft or teal on white …
    they are just stunning.

  4. I agree with so many that all of your cards are awesome…but for me there were two stand outs…..the Partridge card…and that gorgeous snowflake card…..this release of the new kit is outstanding…and your work was stellar..thank you so much for sharing….

  5. OMG – you’ve outdone yourself! Thought the apple card would be my favorite, but the snowflake cards are so pretty, and I love the poinsettia card (the coloring is spot on).

  6. Beautiful cards! The way you used the background stamps really sets off your focal image. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I cannot pick out a favorite…. each time I came upon the next card, you made that one as exquisitely as the last. Fantastic job using Something Good and the other new ones.

  8. Awesome partridge in a pear tree. So beautiful. I love seeing most of your cards on Kraft paper. That is my favorite cardstock color. All of your cards are great, especially the snowflakes.

  9. Fabulous cards! Each one is prettier than the next, if possible. I love them all, but my mouth watered when I saw your snowflakes on Kraft because it reminded me of gingerbread cookies with white icing. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration! I especially love your snowflake cards…and especially the one on the kraft cardstock!! Not sure I’d have thought of using kraft but I LOVE it!

  11. It’s amazing what a rich warm feeling using the Kraft or Sandy Beach cardstock gives a card. All of your cards using these colors had a beautiful rustic vintage touch.

  12. Fantastic cards Can’t pick a favorite but especially like th the partridge in a pear tree and the Kraft snowflakes.

  13. WOW some great inspiration you have here, Love this snowflake stamp set can’t wait to get to play with it!

  14. Wow you really did make a blizzard of snowflakes! I love them on Kraft, so elegant and lovely. Beautiful cards

  15. Wow, I love your cards; the snowflake cards in the two different colors and really love the pine boughs and pine cones one. That makes a really nice Christmas card. Thanks!

  16. I love the words in this stamp that go with all the stamps. Many I thought to Venice in months past the holidays for birthdays. I enjoy stamps as this and creativity is so open even though the blog is wonderful for the cards shown. Thanks

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