Thursday, February 13, 2014

You're Invited to a Party Tonight! Illustrator Hop

Good morning!  Today, the Illustrators have put together a little invitation hop for you! This hop features stamps that will be released tonight! So come hop along with us and don't forget to add a comment on each blog.  We will pick a random winner to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K. Design Goodies!!

 Today I have a new video for you coloring the iris in my Stately Flowers 8 set, it has always been one of my favorite flowers!  I hope you love this simple Copic coloring technique and card made with very minimal supplies. :)
 
 Tip: To color with a different shade (blue, purple, yellow, etc)  follow these exact same steps using two shades of your desired color instead of the red and pink you see here.  :)

Supplies used: Gina K Designs Stately Flowers 8
Pure Luxury Heavyweight White  Cardstock
Gina K. Black Onyx Ink
Copics: R27, R22, G21, G07
ahdesive pearls, red ribbon, pop dots,  die and die cutting machine

On Monday, I will be sharing another video during our hop using one of the frames in my Stately Flowers 8 Studio cut file, which you got a peek of at the beginning of today's tutorial, free for all of you starting tonight on the StampTV Freebies page.

One thing, though, I forgot to flip it over and show you the inside, no bleed through when you use the heavyweight cardstock. This is very important to remember if you are going to color with Copics on single layer card, it is the only paper I have used that doesn't bleed through. (Plus, it's not flimsy like layering weight, which you *want* when yo are layering to prevent unnecessary weight and bulk, but which I would never really use for a card base, unless I was OUT of cardstock. ;)

I hope you will join us tonight at our release party in the  StampTV Release Party Forum from 7-9 PM Central for full set reveals, contests, new samples, chatting and more!  All new products will be available for purchase at Gina K. Designs at 7PM Central. 

Now please check out more peeks from our illustrators with their newest sets!  Start hopping and be sure to leave a comment!!
Becky Oehlers-Folk Filigree

See you tonight!

137 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous! I love the coloring video. The embossed frame looks awesome!

Baroque duJour said...

Beautiful stamp and really appreciated the tutorial. Please can you tell me where to get the sentiment from corinthians? Thank you.

RedGem said...

Lovely color of the Iris. I love that flower and can hardly wait for its release.

Melanie said...

It is in the same set as the iris, Stately Flowers 8. Available tonight! Glad you like it!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gasp! That is absolutely stunning. The verse from my favorite passage from the Bible with my favorite flower. It doesn't get any better than that. Thanks for the great coloring tutorial - can't wait to try it out - and can't wait to see the rest of this gotta have set.

Teri said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous!

Emily Thubbron said...

Melanie, that card is amazingly beautiful. I love the vibrant colors. Thank you for the video, too.

Kristin said...

I love the sets you create.

Allie Gower said...

Another lovely set. Love!

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty iris.

Gayle said...

I love the iris flower, too and this set looks beautiful and I am always thankful when the cut files are available especially when you provide the frames. Your card and coloring seems so effortless but so beautiful.

Tami Priebe said...

stunning card, love it, thanks for sharing the video I am relatively new to copics, having a blast playing with them it certainly helps to see how others use them.
Thanks again

Judy Woodland said...

Your card is beyond stunning, I can't stop looking at it!! I'm so excited for the release tonight, the stamp sets look awesome. Thanks for the great video, and great inspiration!!

Brenda Beckham said...

Melanie, your coloring technique video is so helpful!! Your card is beautiful!

scrappinmommom said...

What an elegant card. I can't wait to see the rest of your set. I love the Iris and look forward to many variations of colors. Love your videos. Thanks

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

This card took my breath away. One of my favorite Bible verses, gorgeous stamp, an excellent tutorial. It just doesn't get any better than this!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! I love your coloring tutorials. Love this set too! (still waiting on Massachusetts! ;) )

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful set. Love your coloring on that gorgeous Iris. I can't wait till 7:00. :)

Rose Hackman said...

What a beautiful iris stamp. Thanks for the great Copic coloring tips too!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- this is breathtaking- absolutely a great video and colored beautifully. Way to go!

Lisa K said...

Great card. Can't wait to see the new set!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Melaine, your card is so stunning! Love the embossing and the beautifully colored flower.

Laura Ruscetti said...

Love all tour sets! This one is just beautiful!

Sheri said...

This card is amazing! I absolutely love it. And the tutorial is pretty awesome as well :)

Faye said...

Gorgeous coloring! One of my favorite flowers. Thanks for the tutorial.

DustyandKate Heumann said...

I love all your flowers, but since I am truly an Iris fanatic, I fell in love with this with the first glimpse and have just been waiting to buy it. I'm so excited.

Carolyn said...

Oh, oh, oh!! I love this card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anne Slattery said...

Beautiful card, very inspiring video. I always learn so much when watching your videos. Thank you. My front yard is full of Siberian Iris' and always in full bloom for Mother's Day so I guess I'll be picking up this stamp set for sure.

Judy said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the Iris too. My favorite flower. Not seen it in the reds before. Stunning. Thanks for the tutorial.

Beth said...

HA HA! You can tell it's snow-stormin' because it's 10:45 and we already have 30 comments on our blogs! Great video -- love your iris set! AND THE BIG LARGE saying! LOL! XO

Marie Fyfe said...

the colors are just amazing! Thanks so much for the ideas

Lynne from NJ said...

I love the Iris - it looks so real! Your shading is perfect. Thank you for showing how to do this beautiful card.

--Marcy said...

The sentiment and flower go so well together. Same size scale. Bold and beautiful. Great combo!

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful card and loved the video. Your coloring and shading are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Carol Held said...

I can hardly wait for this release...your eye popping card is EXQUISITE , Sooo beautiful! Loving everything about these products...see you tonight!

Sheri Whitfield said...

Really beautiful. The iris is such a wonderful flower to have for coloring, with its endless color variations. Thanks for sharing.

Christine Macneil said...

Stunning card, Melanie! Irises are one of my absolute favorite flowers! Thanks for the great video tutorial on how you colored it. I can't wait to see the rest of the stamps in this set!

Karen McAlpine said...

Ohh! Lovely iris! I like how you added the dry embossing on the single layer card.

Brenda said...

beautiful - love the simplicity and nice video too

dskene said...

The iris, the sentiment, the butterfly and the embossing all go together to make a stunning card! Thanks for the video.

Susan White said...

Mel, you make the coloring look so easy. Thanks for the videos you make.Your flowers are beautiful!!

Nana Diane said...

You do amazing work!!! Thank you so much for sharing your artistic skills with those of us (ME) who are less artistic!!! Your video made me think, "Hey! I can do that!" :-)

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely! Another great video too. I am looking so forward to seeing the rest of this set tonight.

auntjen4 said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy said...

Just love this flower! But then again, I always love your flower design stamps!

Erika said...

I am new to coloring with Copics and a little intimidated but your video made it look so easy and pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Janeen said...

Melanie, your cards are always so gorgeous. Never would i have thought to color this beautiful iris in red. thanks for sharing all your talent with us.

Lee Reed said...

Melanie, all of your flower stamps are gorgeous. To see them colored in makes them spectacular! Another winner.

Diana E. said...

What more can I say that hasn't already been said....Wonderful, Beautiful, AND can't wait for tonight. Thanks for sharing your gifted talent with us.

Louise H. said...

Melanie, your card and stamps are just lovely. I think your designs are magnificent and so user friendly. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Kathy Berger said...

Lovely image and wonderful card! Thank you!

lamepaw said...

May very favorite stamps are the Stately Flowers. You do such a nice job with those stamps Melanie. Thanks for the inspiration.

Betty said...

Absoluteley beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

Absoluteley beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Melanie your card is so beautiful and I love the iris so much. Thanks again for great illustrations and wonderful video on how you did colored it.

Ann De Valk said...

Very pretty card. I love the versatility of those stamps.

Becky said...

What a stunning card!

jeb said...

What can I say but WOW!! Such a beautiful stamp and card. I can't say that I blame you for the Iris being your favorite. Yours is just beautiful. Thank you.

Pat Jandacek said...

Your stamp sets are always so gorgeous and easy to work with because of the shading you present. The video is terrific and your card is absolutely gorgeous. The embossing was the perfect finishing touch. TFS

Doris W. said...

Beautiful iris! Love how you embossed with the die to add dimension! Can't wait to buy this stamp set!

Anouk said...

love all your beautiful flower stamps and your videos are awesome for coloring them in.

Linda Coon said...

LOVE the flower card. I think the Iris is also my favorite as well

Linda said...

Wow this is very very Love I love your coloring!

Kathy Krug said...

Iris is also one of my favorite flowers and it is fabulous in red. Thanks for the video. Watching others color really gives me some ideas and techniques,

Cammi said...

Melanie, you've answered a basic question for me in your video...do you color BEFORE you emboss?. Thanks for that! My first born daughter loves irises, I may have to gift her this set......hmmmm, maybe not...

Jan Castle said...

WOW, what a perfectly colored card...soooooo elegant!
Jan

Pattyb said...

Love your card and video! So helpful to see you co,or the flower. gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card! So elegant. Like your tutorials - they are so helpful.

jmur said...

Love this card, especially the coloring technique. Want to try it with the purple/blue combination with a touch of yellow and white. I'm recording Amer.Idol tonight so I can come to the party. Thanks

Cheryl Bux said...

Truly lovely - thanks for the video!

Cher Janzen said...

Gorgeous iris stamp, thanks for the coloring technique.
Cher

Vy Taka said...

Thank you so much for the beatiful card. I love that scripture.

Barbara said...

Absolutely beautiful and full of coloring inspiration.

Connie Ludgate said...

Irises are my favorite flowers. This is a gorgeous stamp. So many possible colors. Looking forward to tonight's party. Love when you do the videos.

Joyce Erb said...

WOW, absolutely gorgeous! love the red

Dee said...

Thanks for showing us your coloring technique on the iris. Beautifully done, looks real!

schristian said...

Beautiful card. Learned a lot from the video on how to color the Iris.

Sharon Harnist said...

Do I need to bring a Copic refill station to you, sweetie? :) Better yet, come visit me! Loved your video and of course, your gorgeous Iris -- it's the first thing I colored from this set!

Graciellie CH said...

Wonderful card!!! Great coloring!
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Disco Queen said...

Wow! Your iris stamp is stunning. Thanks so much for the video. Theresa x

MsJudyC said...

your iris card is absolutely beautiful and thanks for showing us how you colored it.

Sharon Kent said...

Beautiful card. I love the simplicity of this card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

This card is beautiful. Such vibrant coloring

Sue D said...

Very elegant and beautiful coloring.

Debbie T said...

Thank you for the awesome coloring tutorial. I'm new to Copics and it really helps to see how to blend like you do. This is the stamp set I'm waiting it's beautiful.

Iris said...

Great video and stunning card.
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Suzi said...

Beautiful! I love doing Scripture cards. This is so inspiring!

lindagrady said...

Gorgeous Iris card; loved the tutorial. Thanks for that and the tips offered in coloring with Copics.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous creation! Love the iris flower! Thank you so much for including another bible verse in your stamp sets I love it when you do! Have a Blessed day!

gobarb26 said...

Melanie, I am crazy for your stately flowers. I absolutely love the iris! ❤️

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Melanie,
Thanks for the great video on copic coloring the flower. I really needed that! Your card is so beautiful. The iris comes to life!

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh wow! The coloring is just so pretty! I love the embossing too!

Designs By Sky said...

beautiful Iris. Thanks for the tutorial

Linda E said...

Melanie, I love your state flower sets. Thanks for the tip on copic coloring.

Susan Sieracki said...

Fabulous video Melanie. I have a very difficult time with a one-layer card. Your card looks amazing! Thank you for the coloring tips too.

mtscrapgal said...

Beautiful stamp and gorgeous coloring. I'm always anxious to see your new stamps, Melanie. Thanks

Pam T. said...

So lovely! Iris is one of my favorites too. I like the embossing although I didn't recognize which die set that is from. I'll have to go look it up.

Leslie said...

OMG - this is just stunning! I’m so excited about tonight and really looking forward to hanging out with you all! Hugs!

Rosy Newlun said...

Melanie, what bold and beautiful flowers!!! Congratulations on another awesome set! And thank you for working with reds for us. They always leak out of the image lines for me :'( so watching you may help me I hope. Aloha ♥

Oneofakind said...

Amazing! The Iris is one of my favorites as well. I used to have the deep violet ones in my garden several decades ago and they are very nostalgic for me. Cannot wait for the release tonight.

Julie S. said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see the rest, I'm a big fan of your flower sets!

sghay said...

Just gorgeous!! I love the brightness of the red against the white card..the flower really pops!

Terry D. said...

Just BEAUTIFUL !!!

Rita C Jackson said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. The flower looks like it is made of velvet.

Kim Haygood said...

This is just gorgeous! The flower, the embossing, the coloring, and the sentiment--just a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janet L. said...

What a beautifully elegant card! Love it all!

itzamitzi said...

WOW! That is the most stunning card! That iris looks as if you could "smell" it.

Alliesmem said...

So beautiful. So much talent

Lagene said...

Fantastic iris stamp & card! That is my favorite flower in all the world! Thanks for the video, the embossing brought it up a notch!

jean w. said...

Melanie such a beautiful card. I love all the elements on it! Your tutorial was very helpful, thanks!

Joe Last said...

i can't wait to get this beautiful stamp

Judith Andino said...

Love this. This stamp set is going in my cart.

jcobb said...

What an amazing card! The iris is one of my favorite flowers and the coloring is perfect. This will definitely be a favorite stamp set!

Shari M said...

Beautiful one yet again, love it

Luanna said...

Melanie, I love your flowers -- every last one of them! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial on how to color the iris. I can hardly wait to try it out for myself.

cjgusloff57 said...

Oh, so beautiful!

Sharon said...

Loved watching your colouring technique, the card is just stunning, the embossing was the perfect touch

Gayle Greathouse said...

Such great ideas, always new and exciting.

karenajo said...

Simply elegant card - love the iris and the coloring !!!

mandalj said...

Love the sentiment in this new set! Your colouring is superb!

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card. Watched your excellent video and left a comment on youtube.

Terri said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love all the Stately Flower stamp sets.

Deb Clark said...

Super elegant card! Love it!

marypat27 said...

Love the reds

Tracy McBee said...

Stunning Card!!! I am new to copics and your videos are very helpful. Thanks!

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, my goodness, your card is so lovely! I adore that iris. That was my mother's favorite flower, and it has become one of mine, too.

Trina said...

Beautiful card. Love how you colored the flower.

Mrs B said...

Hi Melanie. I love this card, it is stunning. The iris stamp is gorgeous. Thank you for the video, it is so helpful. Have a good day. Can't watch the party as I am in the U.K. : ( Take care.

aileen (mum) said...

That has to be the most eye catching card I have seen today. Just perfect

Eileen Lucas said...

Gorgeous gorgeous flowers. Your coloring is exquisite, it looks so real. Love that butterfly too.

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Oxford Mom said...

The iris is my favorite spring garden flower. You really do a good job with your coloring.
Thanks & Great job !!!

Betty Neville said...

WOW Melanie! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love your new set!

Sherri said...

Loved watching you video. Thanks for the inspiration

melissa kompkoff said...

I have learned so much from your cooring tutorials and techniques. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with those of us who may be lacking in that department but have gobs of good intentions and drive. Beautiful card as always!

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This card is beautiful! I learn so much from your videos. Lost power , couldnt post due to the storm.

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