Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gina K Blog Hop Day 2

 Hello! Today the Gina K Designs team of designers are blog hopping to share inspiration from our latest stamp release. Today we are featuring a new stamp set, illustrated by me, called The Wetlands.

Here is a video I made to show you how to make this card...

Here is a a card I made last week for our release party.

And here is a video for this card...

Next is a card I made using The Wetlands, combined with a wonderful border stamp from Melanie Muenchinger's new stamp set, Triple Play Fillers.

And here is one more card using The Wetlands stamp set.

For more inspiration from the design team, check out the links below...

Gina K
Theresa Momber – Illustrator of Elegant Florals 2
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Tricia Traxler

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gina K New Release Blog Hop - Elegant Florals Video

Hello! Today the team at Gina K is having a blog hop featuring my new stamp set, Elegant Florals 2. Here is the card I made for today's hop.

Here is a video so you can see how I made the card. If you prefer to watch on Youtube, you can find it on my Youtube channel, here.

Here is another card I made, this time using the tulip image from Elegant Florals 2, along with Melanie's new Triple Play Frame image. I also used the small fern image from Triple Play.

I also made a card with Beth's new Delicate Damask stamp set. I embossed the small damask image twice using gold embossing powder.

For more inspiration from the design team, check out the links below...

Gina K
Theresa Momber – Illustrator of Elegant Florals 2
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Tricia Traxler

 Start by trimming white cardstock to 3 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches. Then sponged around the edges, working inward using Gina K Powder Blue ink.

 Sponge the edges a bit darker with Gina K Blue Denim ink, then stamp the large Queen Anne's Lace image using Gina K Black Onyx.

 Stamp the smaller Queen Anne's Lace image twice with Black Onyx.

 Stamp the silhouette foliage image using Blue Denim ink, but stamp off onto scratch paper first to make the image lighter. Stamp the image a second time the same way.

Use an opaque white gel pen to add some highlights to the Queen Anne's Lace images.

Layer with a piece of Pure Luxury Black Onyx cardstock and adhere to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch Powder Blue card base. Stamp the sentiment on a narrow strip of white cardstock and adhere to the card using 3D Foam Squares.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Finished card size 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches.
Elegant Florals 2 - Gina K Designs
Powder Blue, Blue Denim, Black Onyx Ink - Gina K Designs
Pure Luxury Powder Blue, Black Onyx and White Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Xyron Mega Runner Adhesive

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gina K Designs Release Day

Hello! I'm so happy to share with you a sneak peek of my latest stamp set for Gina K Designs, called Elegant Florals 2. This is a follow up set to the original Elegant Florals set from a few years ago.

I used the orchid image for this card, along with a silhouette background branch image. The flower was cut out and then adhered to a sponged background. The sentiment is stamped on vellum. I'll be posting a video for this card on Wednesday when the whole team participates in a blog hop featuring this stamp set.

Be sure to hop on over to Melanie's and Beth's blogs for an advanced peek at their new stamp sets, too! And I'm sure Gina probably has an invitation for you to come to our release party tonight, so don't forget to pop on over to her blog, too!

I hope you can join us at the release party, tonight, at StampTV.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop - Two Videos

 Hello and welcome to another inspiration blog hop from Gina K Designs. Today we are featuring my latest stamp set, The Northwoods 2 and Gina's new StampTV Kit, Birthday Essentials.

I thought it would be fun to make two cards almost identically, changing out the color and stamp images from The Northwoods 2. I have videos for both cards. On this first one, I used a monochromatic blue palate and the evergreen fir trees with the bear.

 On this card I used a pink palette and the oak tree. The layout is the same and I masked the same way in pretty much the same places, but I used a bigger circle for the moon in this card. And I kept the horizon line more level instead of hilly. You can find both videos a bit lower on this post.

I also have a card made using images from one of the stamp sets in the Birthday Essentials StampTV Kit. I love that the new kit has matching dies. I used the coordinating butterfly stamp and die template on this card.

For more inspiration from the rest of the Gina K Team, be sure to check out the rest of the blog...
Theresa Momber – Illustrator of The Northwoods 2

Here is the video for the blue moonrise card.

And here is the pink moonrise card.

If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, you can find both videos on my channel here.

I have step by step photos for the pink card below, but I'm afraid I don't have step outs for the blue card.

Start by trimming a piece of white cardstock to 3 ¼ by 4 ½ inches. Place a circle slightly above center to serve as a mask for the moon. Sponge all around using Gina K Bubblegum Pink ink.

Switch to Gina K Pink Passion ink and continue sponging.

Remove the mask and stamp the oak tree, from The Northwoods stamp set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Use scissors to trim a slightly wavy link in sticky notes to mask the sky. Sponge along the mask edge.

Switch to Memento Tuxedo Black ink and continue sponging, but, be sure to tap off most of the excess ink onto scratch paper, to create gray rather than black on the card.

Color in the tree trunk and shade the foliage of the tree with Copic Marker N5.

Switch to N2 and fill in the foliage. Use this marker to also add some shading below the tree. Use a blender pen to soften the look of the shading.

Use a bit more Tuxedo Black ink to sponge around the edges of the cardstock. Once again, be careful to tap off the excess ink.

Stamp the sentiment, from the Birthday Essentials StampTV Kit, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Layer with a piece of Gina K Black Onyx cardstock and adhere to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch Bubblegum Pink card base.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wispy Willow Video and Tutorial

Hello there! Yesterday was the new Gina K release party. My new set, The Northwoods 2, was one of the sets released last night and this card was made using images from it.

Here is a look at The Northwoods 2.

And here is a video to show you how I made the card. If you prefer to watch over at Youtube, just click here to go to my channel.

Start by cutting and embossing white cardstock using Spellbinders® Oval Nestabilities. With the die cut still in the die template, sponge around the edges using Gina K Powder Blue ink, mainly toward the top.

Switch to Gina K Ocean Mist and continue sponging along the bottom.

Remove the die cut from the die template and stamp the weeping willow image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring some of the darker areas under the tree using Copic marker YG97.

Switch to YG95 and blend out from the previous color, also adding color to the tree foliage.

Fill in the remaining area under the tree and foliage using YG25.

The green under the tree was still a little brighter than I wanted, so I wend over that area with YG93 to tone it down a bit.

For the tree trunk, using E37 to shade, then fill in with E31. Use the blender pen to push in some lighter areas to the ground.

Use B02 and B23 to add some color to the water.

Trim Gina K London Fog cardstock to 3 ½ to 4 ½ inches and layer with a piece of Black Onyx, trimmed slightly larger. Stamp the sentiment at the lower, right corner. Tie silver cord around the layers. Use self adhesive foam squares to adhere the oval to the layers and then adhere all the layers to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch white card base.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a great day!


The Northwoods 2 Stamp Set- Gina K Designs

White, Moonlit Fog, Black Onyx Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Turquoise Sea, Powder Blue Ink - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Copic Markers (YG93, YG95, YG97, YG25, E31, E37, B02, B23)

Self Adhesive Squares - Scrapbook Ashesives by 3L

Mega Runner Adhesive - Xyron

Oval Nestabilities - Spellbinders®

Jumbo Sponge Daubers - Gina K Designs

Silver Cord