Sunday, August 1, 2010

STV Blog Hop for Melanie





Tonight Melanie Muenchinger has several designing friends sharing samples they created using some of their favorite sets from Melanie.  I have been a guest designer for Melanie several times and was happy to participate. My two favorite sets are "A Year of Flowers" and "A Year of Leaves".  I have created two projects so I could use both these stamp sets.

The card was created using "A Year of Flowers".  The card was inspired by all the  beautiful lilies I have growing in my yard right now.  The Apple Green card stock is from GKD.  It was embossed with the "Victoria"  Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The lace background was created with a Martha Stewart corner punch and then the center scored on the ScorBuddy.  Large green rhinestones were added to each corner.  The flowers were colored with Copic markers and cut out and arranged adding green leaves to fill in.  An embossed tag was added.  The greeting is from the same stamp set.

The Gable Box was created following a tutorial on SCS.  The card stock used is GKD "Pumpkin Spice".  Sorry this box did not photograph the rich colors on this box.    The leaves and acorns  are from Melanie's "A Year of Leaves" stamp set and were stamped on glossy card stock.  The color was added to the leaves by sponging on different colors.  The acorns were colored with Copic markers.  The verse is also from the same set.  The background paper is from "Me & My Big Ideas" paper pack and has metallic copper in it so I added some copper cording above the handle.  A Velcro dot holds the box closed.   
 
Be sure to check out the links below to see other cards and projects  created with Melanie's stamp sets:

Brenda Turner
Carla Suto
Carolina Buchting
Geri Utterback
Karen Knegten
Libby Hickson
Linda Payne
Melissa Shultz
Selma Stevenson (you are here)
Sharri Seffens
Sue Van DeVusse
Tina Gilliland


19 comments:

tlgirl353 said...

Great job on both, Selma!

Theresa Momber said...

Those are my two favorites, too! Gorgeous projects, Selma. Love that little gable box.

Melanie said...

wow, I love the dimension of all those cut lilies, I can almost smell them!!
your blotchy coloring on the fall leaves is so special, lovely staging too I must say! wonderful box!
hugs, Selma, thank you for sharing today!

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS designs, Selma!!! LOVE the little boxes around the Lillies!! That box is FAB!!

Sue W said...

Both beautiful projects Selma! The colours of your gable box are delish and so remind me of Autumn at home! Spring comes to mind with the beautiful lilies and soft colours.

Lagene said...

Selma, gorgeous card...love that boarder/corner punch! Wonderful bag also!

Carolina said...

What an adorable card...love the lilies and the box is just too cute for words Selma! Hugs & Smiles!!!

Olga said...

I love the lilies, they look so real, gorgeous!

redwasher1 said...

Both are just fabulous!! Love that lace boxes! I just tried that a couple of days ago. Pretty cool!

Payne Holler Cards said...

your cards are always gorgeous! love how you did that background on your card and your lilies are flawless!! havent done a box in forever - maybe will try now - love yours!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous projects, Selma! The first one with the lilies is stunning! I love all the punching and scoring, too! The gable box is beautiful!

Cheri said...

There's so much gorgeous detailing on your card, Selma! I think I can smell the frangrance of the bouquet, it looks so real. I've never made a box, but what a great gift package idea.

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful cards Selma. Especially love the way you've popped and colored the Lilies. Our back yard is filled with beautiful lilies like these.
"Hugs" Carol

Sharri Seffens said...

Selma, gorgeous! Love the lace squares behind those beautiful lilies and that gable box is so pretty!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful cards Selma. I love the gorgeous yellow flowers!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Those lilies against those beautiful die cuts makes one stunning card. That box is so pretty, the twine is a nice touch.

Brenda said...

Oh Selma both of these are gorgeous!!! You always do such beautiful creations and I am always inspired by your work.

Libby Hickson said...

These are both really gorgeous - especially love those lilies! So pretty!

Donna said...

beautiful creations, Selma!

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