Friday, April 22, 2011

Gina K April Release Hop Day 1

Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team are showcasing two of the new stamp sets from our April release. All the new stamp sets, along with a bunch of new products can be found here.

I used both of the sets we are featuring today, Garden Silhouettes and Timeless Textures on the first card. More details on that one below.

For my second card, I stamped images from Timeless Textures on my white card base, using Memento Rose Bud and Grape Jelly inks. The dragonflies and sentiment are from my new set, Follow Your Dreams.

On this card, I used the iris from Garden Silhouettes and stamped it with Versa Mark ink. Then I heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. After embossing, I sponged Memento Grape Jelly ink. The sentiment is also from Garden Silhouettes.

For more inspiration from the design team, be sure to hop on over and visit the following blogs.


For the background in  my first card, I cut an oval using Spellbinders Oval Nestablities, then sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while it was still in the die.

I inked up the silhouette image using Memento Markers. I used Cantaloupe for the petals and added a touch of Tangelo to the edges of each petal. I inked up the stem with Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves. For the center of the flower I used Memento Potter's Clay.

I added a drop shadow using C3 and C1.

I used Timeless Textures to stamp on the larger panel, with Memento Cantaloupe and Bamboo Leaves inks. then I layered with Pure Luxury Sweet Corn and used a Fresh Asparagus card base.

Thanks for stopping by. We will be back Monday morning for another new release hop. Have a wonderful day!

192 comments:

emilymomto3boys said...

so pretty, Theresa! Love the spotlighting techniques (is that what it's called??) that you showed!

AJ said...

that sympathy card made my jaw drop Therea! Great stuff!

imastampin said...

I love both cards, but that emboss resist purple one is fabulouser! hee hee hee

Donna said...

gorgeous! love how we were channeling each other a little on the first one with the same colors! the purple is a majestic beauty!

Bloomin Rose said...

Love, love your dragonfly card - absolutely beautiful.

catdidit said...

All are so rocking T! I really lofe the dragonfly one, ho wyou did the squares on it, awesome idea!

iriseyes said...

All beautiful cards, Theresa! I love how you used the Iris silhouette on the Sympathy card - my favourite!

Teri said...

These are all so very pretty!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Beautiful cards! TFS =)

Joanne Travis said...

Really warm and beautiful. Thanks for the lovely shading tutorial, you do such fabulous work. Awesome samples!

Leigh M said...

So very beautiful. All of them...as usual. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Mrs Ham said...

Another wonderful collection of cards Theresa. The colors you chose are fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial.

Marie Gamber said...

Elegant, as usual!!!! You know I am crazy about your work. I can hardly wait to get my stamp set... ordered last night!!!!
Hugs,
Marie

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- Once again I am blown away! All are gorgeous creations!

Diana said...

The sympathy card is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

crafty1964 said...

Well done! So pretty! -TinaG

CraftyJo said...

Wow, three fabulous cards - stunning, each and every one.

Patti said...

really like the follow your dreams card

Happy Crafter said...

I don't know which card I love the most. The sympathy card has the perfect feel to it, and I really like the shadow stamping on the daisy it gives it so much depth.

Tina Gilliland said...

Aaaack!!!!!!!!!!! I SOOOO love ALL of these!!! Will you just admit you LOVE purple as much as I do!!! LOL And, if we're really sisters... why can't I sponge just gorgeousness as you do??!!! Great job!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

As always, your work is stunning. So sweet to show the steps too...thank you!

Joni said...

Love purple so the sympathy card really sparked my interest. So soothing and peaceful sure to cheer a sorrowful heart.

Karen said...

So pretty! Especially like the dragonfly card and the textured elements.

Valerie said...

Always such a treat for the eyes! Just beautiful, Theresa!

Nedlnut said...

Elegant and beautiful!

Dale said...

Your cards are just lovely and I liked them all. Really nice

Judy I said...

Your cards are always beautiful and I always appreciate your detailed tutorials. The iris with the emboss resist technique is absolutely fabulous

Sarita said...

I'm going to have to try your wonderful idea on the first card making a halo effect around a white flower.

inkyfingers said...

beautiful coloring!

Beastybunny said...

Oh, all three of these are beautiful! I love how you made small squares of texture on the dragonfly card. Just gorgeous.

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards, loved them!! Thanks for sharing.

RedGem said...

Your cards are always beautiful and I appreciate your detailed tutorials as I need all the help I can get. Tks for sharing!

Jackie W. said...

So I really, really need to go play now. I have got to master this CAS style. These are so simple, but so beautiful.

--Marcy said...

I could study your techniques for hours - wait - I already have! It is incredible how you can take a plain stamp and make it looked embossed, layered, or part of a whole landscape picture- and you share everything you do, each step of the way - if you had a penny for each Thank you you would still be a millionaire!

DebbieM said...

Very pretty cards Theresa! :)

jazy1m said...

Loved your Birthday Wishes with the oval and the colored flower. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cheri said...

Wow! Love each and every one of these, Theresa! Your emboss resist is stunning.

patski said...

love the purple one - it makes an elegant card

DebraM said...

Theresa you NEVER fail to deliver the most amazing cards...they are all beautiful.

ladybug3484 said...

I love what you've created.

Billie Dee said...

Wow! All 3 cards are up for C.A.S.E.ing! Thank you!

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

Fantastic color choice for the daisy!!!! Well done!

lisa808 said...

Three stunning cards.

jan farnworth said...

so pretty love the accents with the ink

gale.sewell said...

pretty and beautiful cards, thanks for sharing

Sheila... said...

these texture stamps sure go great with anything. your cards are beautiful!

babdu said...

Follow your dreams uses the texture stamps in a very artistic way. Bravo!

Stacy said...

As always Thersa, love your style!

Glamour said...

Another inspiring hop! Thanks for all the creative ideas, now I need to sit and do something with the ideas.....new stamps would really inspire me......LOL

Diane

Marion said...

Theresa, your cards are just stunning and I love them all. Also thanks for the great tutorials.

Karen said...

I just can't pick a favorite, I love them all

GAZ said...

Awesome cards..all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your techniques too!

Miesje said...

Oh how I love the simplicity of this one! Thanks for the tutorial on this too. I will use it - as soon as my stamps arrive in the mail!

Cathy said...

Beautiful creations! TFS!

Jackie said...

Your work is always so awesome - I wish I had a fraction of your creativity. The drop shadow on the first card is so pretty, I thought the flower was cut out until I read the description. The other two cards are just gorgeous - love what you did with the textures on the second one and the sponging on the last one. Perfection!

pqueenie said...

Beautiful cards.

Lynn B. said...

I keep trying to learn how to sponge even 1/3 as well as you do. I'd be happy with that! But I just don't seem to be able to master the technique. I'm going to keep practicing though!

Pat said...

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely. Your use of Timeless Textures is super. You make Garden Silhouettes stamps turn a card into a stunning creation.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

These are beautiful, thanks for the how to!!

gwhite said...

WoW I loved your cards. They are so soft and beautiful I bet in person they look even better if that is even possible. You are very talented thanks for the tips.

Geri said...

I love the elegant simplicity of your cards. Thanks for a great tutorial.

LyndaG said...

Loved your cards. |Beautiful texture and colors. Loved the grape jelly texture stamp. Gotta get this set.

Clare said...

Very nice! Fantastic color choice and just plain pretty!

Sharon Hoecherl said...

Simply beatiful!

Sharon Mattingly said...

Each card so beautiful! Such great designs and techniques!

Golda said...

Beautiful cards. The "Follow Your Dreams" is fantastic.

Die Cut Lady said...

Thanks for always leaving us some great techniques!

debbie said...

Both cards are beautiful in their own way.....I can't pick one over the other for a favorite!

Kelly said...

All of your cards are beautiful Theresa! For some reason, the dragonfly card really sticks out for me! I love the colors on that one! :)

Arlene said...

Very nice!! More ideas to try. Thanks.

Mary said...

I love the way you used the texture stamp.

Janet L. said...

Love both cards and I can't decide which one I like the best! They're both so pretty.

firstgrandma6 said...

Beautiful use of color! Great cards!!

joy said...

I look forward to seeing your cards. I consider you a very talented artist and love each one of your creations.

Sandy said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

luizepootje said...

Wow, I love these stamp sets, and more, what you have done with them!

Scrap Happy said...

Your colouring is so perfect. I love your work!

Catherine Kraft said...

Love, love, love your cards! I would never had thought to sponge while still in the nestie...and the colors you used to brighten each petal is gorgeous. Dragonfly card is fun (love the purple!!) and the sympathy card is simple, elegant and just perfect for the occasion. Thanks for adding the tutorial. Those textured stamps are something else.
blessings~
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

scrappinmommom said...

Loving your card and always appreciate the explanation of how you made it so beautiful.

coolnana72 said...

Very, very nice--I love how you chose the Timeless Textures to make a border

Anonymous said...

All are beautiful but the first one in yellows is really calling out to me!!
crafty teacher

Becky Yo said...

All your cards are lovely, but the iris in purple is stunning!

peggy wainman said...

Gorgeous cards! My fave is the first one, love the colors1

Glitter Fantasies said...

First off love the idea of how you created a border look with the stamps and different colors!
Now, I notice you use Memento's and Copics - what are the differences??

Thanks
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

lakergirl said...

Yet ...more beautiful cards from you!
Love all of the designs & sets that were released! You ALWAYS amaze us...
Kim

Donna said...

Gorgeous as usual, Theresa. I love that textured look with the backgrounds, particularly on the dragon fly card. Simply stunning.

bernietom47 said...

Stunning cards! The sympathy card knocked my sox off! Love it!
Blessings Bernie

POSH said...

absolutely stunning cards!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Patty said...

Love the dragonflys and the texture stamps. Pretty colors. Impressive cards.

Kris said...

I love tutorials with cards! Lovely work! Purple is my fav! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

My Angel said...

Beautiful Cards!!

Lynne said...

Very pretty card with great shading.

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. I love the shading and textures. The dragon fly card is a fun card. Thanks for sharing.

sghay said...

I love the soft colors and shading of all of your cards, Theresa..all are gorgeous.

Marie said...

I love the idea of using the texture stamp to create the illusion of another layer with out the bulkiness!
Thanks for sharing!
Marie

Linda said...

Your card so pertty I love it!

nannapat said...

What gorgeous cards. The sympathy card is just sooo tasteful. Pat x

Jimmi said...

Very pretty, elegant cards!
thanks for the tutorial :)

Baukje said...

I am a huge fan of your beautiful work Theresa and your stamp sets are the best.
Therefore I adore both of these cards. That daisy looks as if its popping right of the card.
Hugs.......Baukje

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous creations! The last card is my fav! Stunning!

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful cards! I really like those dragonflies! Putting that stamp set on my list!

Donna Phelan said...

Both of the cards are beautiful in their own way. I love your tute's Theresa, you make me feel *as if* .....thanks for sharing!

naneruth said...

Lovely cards!

Gayle said...

Beautiful Theresa. I love all but the dragonflies are gorgeous.

KVencel said...

So beautiful! I love these stamps!

Frankie said...

Beautiful simply Beautiful!

Nana Connie said...

WOW! Just love the sponging on the clear embossing powder to make the iris stand out! Fantastic. I'm definitely going to try that technique. Also think the dragonflies are about as spectacular as you can get. Such incredible stamps this release!

Trena in Naperville said...

Theresa,
Love your set this month! I already ordered it. :o) I dig these cards you made. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

jgrady24 said...

I just really love the first 2 card. I am a sucker for anything with dragonflies. I may use that card creation for a niece that is graduating this June. Thanks

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a breath-taking trio of cards! I love how you used the textile stamps to make geometric patterns and love the layout of that CAS card. Thanks for another stunning tutorial too, thanks for taking the time and care to make those for us all to improve our skills and enjoy. :)

Cindy Lou said...

Stunning! Your use of the textile background stamps is perfect. Your cards themselves are breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks you for sharing!

Sharon said...

Wow these are absolutely stunning! I love love love how you did the Iris but I love the birthday card too and the little dragonflies are just beautiful too!

Peggy Abram said...

I love all three of these cards. they will also go on to make list. Thanks for sharing.

Pat R said...

Your card are so warm, soft, and lovely!

Denise said...

Very pretty cards!
DeniseB

Dee in N.H. said...

Over-the-top gorgeous! Love them all!

buggin2stamp said...

Gorgeous Theresa! I love the shadow effect.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

So lovely!

Nancy Abair said...

Just love the simplicity!!!

Rita said...

Pretty cards. I especially liked your simple, but effective idea for the texture stamps on the dragonfly card! :)

Barb said...

gorgeous cards and wonderful stamp sets.

Vicki Dutcher said...

OUTSTANDING!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the way you stamped the squares on the dragonfly card.

jazzle24 said...

Thanks so much for your instructions! Love the card.

creativearts said...

Love the way you stamped the squares with the dragonflies. Have always loved your sponged cards!

Misti said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa!!! You make the sponged technique look so amazingly simple! *sigh*

cal8007 said...

Theresa, using the shadow on the flower stem makes it look so 3D, love that technique; I'm also loving the textures - gotta get them!

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Lagene said...

OHHhhhh Theresa, your cards are FABULOUS!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Bertha W said...

Loved the way you showed your adding color to the edge of cards - thanks for sharing.

Giovana said...

Beautiful creations as always Theresa!!

Brenda B said...

Very pretty cards. Like your designs and color choices. Thanks for your detailed instructions and sharing your talent with us.

Lori said...

WOW Theresa!! I am practically speechless, your cards are stunning!!!

W. Rohlfing said...

I love that dragon fly card! Amazing!

Jennie said...

Stunning Theresa and LOVE the way you inked that flower. Just beautiful designs.

Brenda said...

Stunning cards Theresa!!

Linda T said...

Birthday wishes card is great. Loved the inking in the die idea.

Linda T said...

Lovely birthday card with the Timeless textures.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards.

Susan said...

Theresa -- your cards are beautiful. I love the details that you add to your cards, yet they never detract from your focal image. My favourite card today is your dragonfly card!

1jmass said...

I love the way you combine so many techniques. Very nice.

Debbie Bradford said...

Beautiful. I love how the background looks like ribbon.

luvhymns said...

Love the highlighting around the edges. It always gives that warm welcome look.

Debi said...

I'm glad this isn't a competition. Each card is more beautiful than the next. I wouldn't be able to pick. Gorgeous. Thank you

Andrene said...

Love the blending and shading you use on all of your cards. The colors and designs are fabulous. Love those dragonflies!!!!!

Barbara Colbert said...

So lovely...love them both...really like the stamps too!

wfmom06 said...

Beautiful coloring techniques on grat stamps! Thanks

Fab and Sassy said...

beautiful cards

Kary said...

Hi Theresa, Love all the cards you've shared. Beautiful!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow, wow, wow! Each one of these deserve a "Wow"! Beautiful cards!!!

gramig05 said...

Your cards are absolutly beautiful!

jean wilson said...

Theresa all three cards are so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Super cute cards!!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

You always make beautiful cards Theresa... I love the Birthday wishes and especially the Follow your Dreams dragonflies!!!

Kathryn said...

You did a wonderful job on all of your projects. The textures are something I would love to do!!

Donna said...

All 3 are stunners Theresa , then again I don't think that I have ever come to your blog and seen anything that I did not like.
Happy Holidays

Donna Przy...

Parker said...

So pretty and soft. thanks for sharing your creativity. You sure make Timeless Textures and Garden Silhouettes look superior together.

Sharon Harnist said...

LOVE your uses of the texture stamps, Theresa! And the dimension you drew for the sunflower is amazing! Beautiful cards!

Carol said...

All of your cards are so beautiful.

Leonie Castro said...

I love love love your cards! The use of scallops, the tutorial everything just comes together so beautifully! I hope to be as good as you someday with a lot of help from you! Thank you soooo much!
God Bless you and Happy Easter!
hugs,
Leonie

stampqueen said...

What a great bunch of cards - bright and springy!!!

Helen F. said...

Your Sympathy card is so stunning,Theresa! TFS the techniques you used too.

Beverly S. said...

So many pretty cards to look at and be inspired by. :) Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

OMG~ WOWZERS<<< Super beautifu l cards, each & every one of them.
Colors, tecniques.. Kimmiek

Leisa said...

gorgeous cards - especially liked the sympathy card. thanks for the instructions :)

stamper said...

Love the colors!

janice moss said...

I am just learning to use copics. I really thought that you had somehow used some stenciling paste on your flower until you told me how you colored it and gave it a shadow...very dimensional! Do you have any tutorials? I am new to your site and will definitely be back. Happy Easter!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Theresa! I have fallen in love with the new Timeless Textures stamps!

Marilyn said...

I have to say I am loving those backgrounds. I am feeling a need!

Traci said...

I'm in love with that color combo on the Best Wishes card. So pretty. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord
3team3lord3@comcast.net

Penne said...

As AJ said... absolutely jaw dropping sympathy card! TSF

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful Theresa! Love how you used the texture stamps in place of dp; and your iris just pops!

Janeen said...

you can never go wrong with CAS and I thank you for the tutorial.

Wendi K said...

Beautiful creation.. Thanks for sharing.


Wendy K in Chicago

JaniceAileen said...

Gorgeous as always, Theresa!

JaniceAileen said...

Gorgeous as always, Theresa!

Charmain said...

So pretty, and very effective. Nice shadow and shading :^)

Ravengirl said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous!

Nancy Abair said...

Love how you use color!

patm said...

Just Great, beautiful job.

naneruth said...

Wonderful!

BYT said...

LOVE the box. I'm making it later when I get home. LOL.

Joan V said...

Love all the cards. I am really loving the texture stamp set. So many ways to use it. Thank you for the tutorial on your birthday card.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the textures to make faux layers and that embosse resist is gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so beautiful and refreshing.

Becky said...

All of these are just beautiful!

JessicaK said...

Oooh, sponge work is fabulous. And loving the effect of the timeless textures.

bluemoon said...

I love your work and ideas. Pretty too!

Marsha said...

Fabulous cards. The dragonfly card really caught my attention - just a little different. Like it.

Verdy said...

Beautiful ideas!! Thank you!!

Diana said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for the tutorial

Anonymous said...

I like the color shading in your cards. Lory