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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Year Of Leaves Blog Hop

Today I have the honor of creating a few cards for you with Melanie Muenchinger's newest set from Gina K Designs entitled, "A Year Of Leaves". With Fall coming fast, this is the perfect set for Thanksgiving, Halloween, Get Well, Manly and even Sympathy cards!! But, just as the season changes, so do leaves. Have you ever seen a Golden Pin Oak tree??? They keep most all their leaves ALL year long... even in winter... they are just a beautiful golden yellow. My first card combines Melanie's "Year Of Leaves" with her last release set, "Inspiration Mosaic". I stamped the grid with white craft ink and again with Momento Tuxedo Black on Gina K's layering weight Pure Luxury White CS. I then stamped my leaves so they would have the grid lines going thru them. I colored them with my Copic markers and cut them out. I carefully placed them in the white craft grid to correspond with the black grid lines going thru the leaves. On my next card... I again used Melanie's "Inspiration Mosaic" stamp set, the dotted lines. I colored my leaves with my Copics and added them using Pop Dots. I also used Gina's self-adhesive nail heads. I think these go wonderfully with the colors of the leaves!
For even more inspiration, please visit our Illustrator of the Year of Leaves stamp set, Melanie Muenchinger's blog. You'll want to leave a comment on her blog because she is hosting a drawing for her gorgeous stamp set there tonight! Melanie has asked her two guest designers to join in on her blog hop too: Selma Stevenson Karen Knegten Also showcasing Year of Leaves stamp set samples tonight are these GinaK Designers: Gina Krupsky Carolyn King Donna Baker Erika Martin Jessica Fick Kurtis Amundson Lee Murphy Theresa Momber as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Designers: Geri Utterback Shelly Wilson Tina Gilliland Enjoy the "Year Of Leaves" Blog Hop!!! Signature

18 comments:

shelly said...

Very Cool cards Tina!!

Lori said...

Great cards Tina!!

Theresa Momber said...

Tina, these are gorgeous! Love the way you used the dots to create your dancing leaves. Beautiful cards!

karen@knegtens.com said...

Tina- Wow, a super job on both cards. Don't you just love this set?

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Tina!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous cards Tina!

Melanie said...

such cute cards, love the way they pop off the black and your dotted trails! had to go Google golden pin oak, LOL! :)
hugs!

JessicaK said...

Oooh, cute "falling" leaves!

NinaB said...

Great choices on your background papers. They really make your leaves stand out. Excellent job, Tina!

buggin2stamp said...

Fabulous fall cards Tina. That black background is stunning.

Patti said...

Wow Tina! Both cards are simply amazing!

Donna said...

ooh, the leaves on the black are so stirking! I love the falling leaves too

Selma said...

Beautiful cards Tina. I don't think I have seen a golden pin oak tree.

CraftieConnie said...

Love what you have done with this set TIna!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful job! i love the dramatic look to the first and the clever leaves off the rhinestones on the second!!! Fantastic!

Maria Levine said...

Fantastic job! Love what you did!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMG GF!!!!!! You totally just ROCK out any and everything you ink up!!!!!!!

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