Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jute Twine Frame Card Video and Tutorial

Hello! Today I have a card featuring images from By the Sea from Gina K Designs. There is a lot going on in this card - Copic coloring, a sponged background with Copic highlights, and a jute twine frame.

Here is the video, but if you prefer to watch directly on Youtube, just click here.

Stamp the lighthouse image, from By The Sea, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring using R27 Copic marker on the stripes.

Add R24.

Fill in the stripes using R02.

For the other areas, start with W5.

Add W3.

Fill in with W1 and use Y17 for the light.

For the ground, start with E35.

Fill in with E31, then deepen the shading at the base of the lighthouse with C5. After coloring, cut out the image with scissors.

 Cut/emboss Spellbinders® Classic Ovals #7 (with #1 being the smallest die template) from white cardstock, then sponge using Gina K Sweet Corn ink.

Sponge around the edges with Gina K Warm Cocoa.

Sponge around the edges with Gina K Sweet Mango.

Place a sticky note over the top of the oval and sponge below using more Gina K Sweet Mango.

Remove the mask and the die cut from the die template. Stamp the birds using Gina K Black Onyx.

Add ripples to the water with an opaque white pen, then use E31 to shade. Create wispy clouds using E31, then use E33 to shade. Use the blender pen to soften the clouds.

Wrap lengths of twine around a 3 ¼ by 4 ½ inch piece of Honey Mustard cardstock, layered with a piece of Rich Cocoa cardstock, to create a frame. Assemble all layers and add sentiment.

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

Finished Card Size 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches


By The Sea Stamp Set and Vogue Vases 2 Stamp Set/ Gina K Designs

Classic Ovals Nestabilities - Spellbinders

Pure Luxury Cardstock (white, Honey Mustard, Rich Cocoa, Sandy Beach) - Gina K Designs

Black Onyx, Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Warm Cocoa Ink - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Copic Markers (E31, E33, E35, W1, W3, W5, C5, R27, R24, R02)

Jumbo Sponge Daubers - Gina K Designs

Jute Twine - Gina K Designs

Craft Glue


Self Adhesive Foam Squares

Friday, August 15, 2014

Floral Hugs Card Making Video and Turorial

Hello there! I have a new card and video to share with you today, featuring images from Vertical Greetings 2.

Here is the video I made and if you prefer to watch on Youtube, just click here.

Start by stamping the flower image, from Vertical Greetings 2, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color in the center of the flower using Spectrum Noir marker CT2.

Begin coloring the petals with Spectrum marker CR8.

Add CR10.

Add OR1.

Then fill in with CT2.

For the stem and petals, fill in with CG2 and then use DG3 to shade.  After coloring, cut out the image.

Trim white cardstock to 4 ¼ by 11 inches and score at 5 ½ inches, but don't fold on the score line yet. It is easier to work on a single layer card if you keep it flat, but having the score line in place helps you line up the different elements you may want on the card.

Use sticky notes to mask off the bottom left corner.

Sponge lightly along the mask using Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink with your Jumbo Sponge Dauber.

Turn the card base over and line up a die template, using Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics A, securing with repositionable tape, then emboss. This will create a raised frame on the front of your card.

Stamp the sentiment, also from Vertical Greetings 2, using Gina K Black Onyx ink.

Cut and emboss Spellbinders Sprigs die template from Jelly Bean Green cardstock. Then sponge the tips of the leaves using Fresh Asparagus ink. Adhere the branch and flower image to the card base, then fold on the score line. Finished card size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches.

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


Vertical Greetings 2 Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Fresh Asparagus, Black Onyx Ink - Gina K Designs

Pure Luxury Cardstock (Jelly Bean Green, White) - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Sprigs & A2 Matting Basics A Die Templates - Spellbinders™

Spectrum Noir Markers (CT2, CR8, CR10, OR1, CG2, DG3)
Copic alternatives (Y21, R5, YR04, YR12, YG23, YG95)

Jumbo Sponge Dauber - Gina K Designs

Adhesive Foam Squares

Craft Glue


Scor-Buddy - Gina K Designs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Birthday Butterfly Card Making Video

Hello! In today's video I'm showing you how to do a reverse stencil technique. It's basically the same as regular stenciling, but instead of sponging the inside of a shape, you sponge around the outside. It's a very fun way to spotlight an image.

Here is the video, but if you would rather watch directly on Youtube, you can find it on my channel by clicking here.

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

Finished card size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches


Signs of Spring Stamp Set- Gina K Designs

Standard Circles LG (#3) Nestabilities - Spellbinders®

Black Onyx Ink - Gina K Designs

Memento Ink (Rose Bud, Tuxedo  Black Ink)

Spectrum Noir Markers (BP1, BP2, BP6, IG5, Blender) - Gina K Designs
Copic Alternatives (RV19, RV17, RV13, N3)

Pure Luxury White Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Jumbo Sponge Dauber - Gina K Designs

Self Adhesive Gems



Adhesive Foam Squares

Monday, July 28, 2014

Spellbinders Summer Sneak Peek & Giveaway - Day #1

Hello there! Welcome to the first day of Spellbinders® Summer Sneak Peek and Giveaway. I’m so happy to get to share with you a new addition to Spellbinders Classic collection called Labels Thirty-nine.  You’ll have a chance to win a fabulous prize by clicking the link at the end of this blog post.

Spellbinders Paper Arts Supplies:
   S4-462 Labels Thirty-nine (1, 3, 4, 5)
   S2-073 Flutters (solid butterfly, ornate butterfly)

Preferred Partner Companies:
   IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®  Memento™ Dye Ink (Rose Bud, Rich Cocoa, Cantaloupe), Jumbo Sponge Dauber
   JustRite® Papercraft – Large Fancy Sentiments and Fancy Garden Stamp Sets

Cross Promotional Partners:
   Xyron® - Mega Runner Adhesive
   Scor-Pal® - Scor Buddy

Other supplies:  
   Cardstock (white, green, pink, yellow)
   Pink Twine
   Self Adhesive Pearls


 Nest Labels Thirty-nine #3 & #4 (with #1 being the smallest die template) and cut/emboss from pink cardstock, using Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine with the magnetic spacer mat.

Cut/emboss Labels Thirty-nine #1 & #5 from white cardstock.

With the die cut still in the die template, use an inked applicator tool to sponge yellow ink onto the raised/embossed edges of the larger die cut.

 With the die cut still in the die template, use an inked applicator tool to sponge pink ink around the edges of the smaller die cut.

Stamp the sentiment onto the smaller die cut.  

 Cut/emboss Flutters ornate butterfly from pink cardstock and solid butterfly from brown cardstock. Remove ornate butterfly and clear the negative pieces from the die template using Spellbinders Tool ‘n One.

Use an inked applicator tool to sponge the edges of the butterfly with pink ink.

Adhere the ornate butterfly directly onto the solid butterfly.

Create a 4 ½² X 5 ½²  card base from white cardstock. Trim pink cardstock to 4² X 5² and layer with a piece of brown cardstock, trimmed slightly larger. Adhere to card base and then adhere the largest die cut onto the pink layer.

Use adhesive foam squares to secure the pink die cut frame and sentiment layer, tucking looped pink twine under the sentiment.

Stamp and cut out flower images and adhere to the frame. Add the butterfly and embellish flowers and butterfly with self adhesive pearls

For more chances to win hop on over to Debbie Olson’s blog to see what she has to show you.

This contest is now closed. 

For official rules, click here.
 Questions?  No entries will be accepted at this email address.

Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your day!