Monday, August 1, 2016

Gina K Designs - July Release with Theresa Momber and Melanie Muenchinger

July 2016 Inspiration Blog Hop
Day One

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the July StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring two stamp sets by Theresa Momber and Melanie Muenchinger. 

The first set we are featuring is French Flair by Theresa Momber. Theresa has created this wonderful set that will leave you feeling like you may be in Paris or strolling around the wine vineyards in Europe! Merci! You will have fun creating with this stamp set. 

The second set we are featuring is Stately Flowers 10 by Melanie Muenchinger. Melanie is at it again! She has added another wonderful set to her Stately Flowers collection. This is set number 10 and what a wonderful set it is!  You will be able to use all of Melanie’s flowers sets to fill the seed packet in this set as an adorable way to send the perfect message!  The possibilities are endless for making beautiful cards for any occasion.

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

French Flair
Theresa Momber
Powder Blue Ink on a Powder Blue Base
Frame Dies from Gina K Designs
Several Stamps from the Collection stamped in a variety of colors, all Gina K Designs
Green Ribbon Border from Alison's Die Plate, available at Gina K Designs
Stately Flowers 10
Melanie Muenchinger
Flowers Stamped on Acetate, see TECHNIQUE below.

Flowers framed in Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic.
Thank You from the Massive Messages set, on Vellum.
Bonus Tutorial
Painted Acetate

For this technique, you need acetate, permanent Ink - like StazOn, and permanent markers like Spectrum Noir, Copic, Bic or Sharpies. You will also need some white acrylic paint. Of course, you could choose different colors!
For the background piece, you'll need watercolor paper and some watercolor markers. If you haven't any of those, you could always apply watercolor paint directly to your craft sheet or non stick surface.

Let's get started!

Stamp on Acetate using permanent ink.
You'll stamp on the top, but all other steps will take place on the BACK

of the Acetate.
Layer on Darkest Color

Layer on Lighter Color and Blend
Color Leaves
Color Centers and Stems
Begin painting on separate sections, one at a time.
Go with the direction of each piece for best results.
Finish painting. Additional layers will make your piece solid. This is a matter of choice, so check how things look with each layer against your background. If you have a busy background, you may want a thicker layer of paint.
I used two layers of paint.

Creating the Background
Scribble on a craft sheet or some aluminum foil using a watercolor marker.
If you don't have a watercolor marker, you can use a paint brush with extra water and paint.
Press watercolor cardstock onto your scribbled watercolor, picking up all the paint.

Note: To mount my acetate piece, I used glue dots on the centers of the flowers so that it wouldn't be seen.

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

  • Gina K 
  • Melanie Muenchinger Illustrator for Stately Flowers 10
  • Theresa Momber Illustrator for French Flair
  • Allie Gower - you are here 
  • Beth Silaika
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Claire Brennan
  • Karen Hightower
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Laurie Schmidlin
  • Sean Fetterman
  • Sheri Gilson
  • Susie Moore

  • Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at


    1. Beautiful cards, Allie! I love the wonderful backgrounds and fab tutorial!

    2. Wonderful cards Allie! Like the tutorial too! <3 :)

    3. WOW Allie!!! Great tutorial, I love how it looks, I also love how you did the one with the Inspiration Mosaic stamp, fabulous!

    4. Great tutorial! Love the cards! WOW!

    5. You are a master at backgrounds. All are such pretty cards.

    6. Fabulous cards! Thanks too for the tutorial. Kim Marie

    7. Great idea for the acetate. All pretty cards!

    8. Very nice cards. I haven't stamped on acetate in awhile, so I may have to drag mine out. Thanks for the inspiration.

    9. Love how you stamped the background on some of the cards.
      thanks for the idea about coloring on the acetate.
      Haven't done that in a long time - need to revive
      that technique.
      thanks for sharing so many wonderful cards.

    10. Love that acetate card although I can't see how the watercolour paint stays on the acetate without smearing or rubbing off. Will have to try something of my own to see what happens. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and for all the ideas.

      1. Sorry, I was unclear. For the acetate, I used acrylic paint.

    11. Awesome inspiration, Allie and thanks for the tutorial:)

    12. Allie, love your cards. Thanks so much for tutorial! Can't wait to try that background!!!!

    13. I love that DREAM card! Such a cool background tutorial! Thanks for some fun ideas!

    14. Fantastic cards and love the background. Never painted on acetate but will have to give that try sometime soon.

    15. Lovely cards! Thanks for the acetate tutorial!

    16. What beautiful Dogwood flowers! Reminds me of the ones in my yard back home in N.J.!

    17. So pretty! My favorite is the butterfly card.

    18. Nifty technique Allie, thanks for the tutorial! Cracking cards all!

    19. Beautiful Allie. There are some new techniques I look forward to trying with acetate.
      So you will answer any question? Ok... What city do you live in? Have you studied art?
      It's ok to not answer... Just curious.

    20. Loved all of the cards...and thanks so much for the added background technique...sometiimes, I forgot some of the simple things that turn out so beautiful and look so rich...thanks so much for sharing..hugs

    21. Kivekt cards,

      Lovely cards! Like the tutorial and looking forward to trying it out myself. Thanks.

    22. Lovely cards Allie, my fav is the one using the stately flowers. Thanks for explaining the technique. It's one I have not seen.

    23. I like all your fun backgrounds!

    24. Beautiful cards! Love the tutorial on how you did the background. Thanks for sharing with us!

    25. What super cards! Thanks for the great tutorial and all the wonderful inspiration.

    26. Your cards are fantabulous! I also like the idea of painting on the acetate too!

    27. Love the acetate card! Would love to see this in a video tutorial.

    28. What a lovely collection of cards, Allie! And thank you very much for the cool acetate tutorial. I was wondering how you did that :)

    29. Your cards are all lovely, love using the acetate. Must try that technique and the Dream card is wonderful.

    30. Lovely cards and a great tutorial! I love trying new techniques - thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

    31. Lovely cards and thanks for the tutorial.

    32. Thanks for all the lovely cards. The tutorial was very helpful.

    33. Thanks for the tutorial!! Lovely cards!

    34. These samples are gorgeous and what an amazing tutorial! xoxoxoxo Seanie

    35. I really like the purple grapes with leaves. Lovely card.

    36. Fabulous cards, Allie! Thank you so much for sharing the great tutorial with us!

    37. Truly inspiration - love the DREAM card very much! TFS

    38. Very pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

    39. Beautiful cards! They are a great inspoiration!

    40. Beautiful cards! They are a great inspoiration!

    41. I love the interesting layering you did. Very fun. The Dream card is so fun with those pretty colors.

    42. I think my favorite is the one with the Eifel Tower. But I truly love them all !

    43. Very nice job on all of the cards. Love how you colored the flowers.


    Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing what you have to say and will answer any questions.