Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Vine and All Occasion Tags Inspiration Hop

Hello there! Today the Gina K Designs Team is blog hopping with inspiration for two of our newest stamp sets from the release this past week, The Vine and All Occasion Tags. My first card features images from The Vine, a set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. The gorgeous images in this set are so beautifully detailed and you know how much I love nature stamps! I'll share the step by step photos for this card in a few days.

Next up is a fabulous new set from Tami Mayberry, All Occasion Tags. The images and sentiments in this set are designed to coordinate with Spellbinder's Grommet Tags Shapeabilities dies. What a great set that can stand alone or combine with your favorite focal images!

For more inspiration, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has to show you...


To make the tag card, I stamped the dotted tag image with Stazon Jet Black ink.

Then I cut out the tag with my Cutterbee scissors and sponged with Memento Rose Bud ink.

Stamped the sentiment, also with Stazon Jet Black.

I cut an layer with my Labels One Nestabilities and sponged with Memento Rose Bud while it was still in the die.

I stamped the silhouette branches, from Whimsical Wishes, with Memento Rose Bud, but stamped off once on scratch paper before stamping on my background, to make the image lighter.

For the next layer, I again sponged Memento Rose Bud ink.

Then I stamped the swirly image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to make custom pattern paper to match my card. I didn't worry about filling in the center since I knew it would be covered up with another layer.

I layered the tag image with Spellbinder's Fancy Tag die shape, cut from Pure Luxury Passionate Pink. Doesn't it work so well with this set, too?! That went on top of the Labels One layer. The custom pattern paper was layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and the card base is Passionate Pink.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic day and hope to see you again for tomorrow's hop!

92 comments:

Riette said...

Thanks for showing us how you made the tag! I ave the Fancy Tag die but not the grommet ones and this is brilliant!

Melanie said...

love love love the purples and how you just used part of the ivy, great layout!

Jana said...

Lovely Card. I too love that you used the fancy tag die.

Mrs Ham said...

Theresa, your cards are just wonderful. I love the colors you used, and you really worked those stamp sets.

Deb said...

gorgeous, Theresa! Love these rich, vibrant colors!

FrancineB said...

Wow, your cards are wonderful! The rich beautiful colors took my breath away.

Laura's New Place said...

I love both cards especially the lavender/purple one. Georgious!

richardbreaks said...

GORGEOUS!! I am a HUGE fan!!

Penne said...

Love these vibrant colors, Theresa. Great stuff! Thanks for showing how you made the tag! : )

Ravengirl said...

These are wonderful! I love how clean and simple they are and how easily they appear to have come together.

Alysha said...

As always your projects are just fabulous, thank you for your inspiration. love Aly xxx

Debbie D. said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful... I always drool over your talent and am so inspired by your work.

Shirley said...

Your cards are gorgeous and the way you did your die cuts is just amazingly beautiful!

Tamara said...

I love that birthday card!! PINK Forever!!

Billie Dee said...

I like the color coordination. Both cards are gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally fabulous as usual!

catdidit said...

ooooo that purple looks so awesome! the embossed folder is a perfect touch...and love the design on that pink one!

Catherine Kraft said...

Love, Love, Love your vine card. Everything works so perfectly together!! Your pink and black birthday card is so perfect for a teen girl......girly but not too girly!! Great job on both cards, love every detail.
Blessings~
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Bertha W said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for showing how you shaded.

naneruth said...

Love how the vine card came together! It is very lovely and very nice pink and black card too.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards as always!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Love these cards! thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

Really pretty cards I love with this set that the sentiment becomes the focal point

Susan said...

Theresa -- two new gorgeous cards plus a tutorial! Thank you!

Sonya van Stee said...

WOW! Fabulous cards and GREAT descriptions (& photos) of how you did it! Thanks so much for sharing that insight into your creativity! I for one enjoyed dropping by your page here :) Keep up the fabulous work!!!

Cheri said...

Theresa, I love the softness you created for the vine and the angel trumpet flowers.

Donna said...

stunning!!!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the new stamps!!

Diana said...

Beautiful card and thanks so much for the tutorial

Granny said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

miatagal said...

Beautifully created cards, Theresa. Color selection fantastic!Love checking outyour blog almost daily.

Diane said...

Your cards are beautiful. The purple one is so soft and the pink is nice and bright! Great idea to sponge while the paper is still in the die! I'm going to have to try that one!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. I am always so thrilled to see your tutorials as well. You are a great teacher and inspiration!

Barbara Jay said...

Both cards are lovely, however my favorite is the one using The Vine

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Theresa! Love your pink card and the way you created patterned paper! Also beautiful job on The Vine, your card is gorgeous!!

sandi said...

I HAVE ALL YOUR STAMPS CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS ONE!

--Marcy said...

How very pretty! Your sponging techniques are always a winner!

daisylover said...

Thank you for tutorial. Your cards are so pretty. The vine card is my fav!

Janeen said...

thank you for patiently showing us how you do things. Much appreciated.

Sylvia said...

Beautifully made cards. I appreciate you teaching us how to get such beautiful results. Will practice, practice, practice. Thanks.

Janell said...

Pretty color combination. so talented!

RuthAnn said...

Beautiful, so great with the fancy
tag die cut, these are so great, and love the colors also. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Great cards. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Jan said...

Very pretty cards!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Golda said...

What gorgeous work. Thanks for all the details on how you made your cards.

Gayle said...

Theresa, both very creative and beautiful.

Eric and Karen said...

Love these cards!

Deb said...

Love the step-by-step instructions - awesome card!
Hugs,
Deb T.

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards, thanks so much for sharing with us.

Lisa T said...

beautiful! I especially like the purple card!

Lynette said...

Such lovely cards.

Scrapacat said...

Really love the layered tag dies!

Sheila said...

Very elegant card. Love the different die layers combined with the pink and black - gorgeous.

Oh2bnor said...

LOVE the pinks... so pretty.

Monica said...

Two beautiful cards! Your creations always leave me in awe! Gorgeous!

Charlene M. said...

Very pretty cards and thanks for the tutorial on your tag.
southernMrs
at verizon dot net

Karen said...

Beautiful cards as always. Love all the elements you used with the tags.

Eric and Karen said...

Love these cards and the beautiful colours you used.

sweetmarie said...

Gorgeous shading on your cards, love the colours you chose!

Di said...

Theresa....always exciting to see what you'll come up with...and these are no exceptions! Thank you for more ideas!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Donna said...

I just LOVE both of your cards! I like that you used the vines embossing folder on your card base on the first one - very clever! I love your "home made" designer paper on the second one.Very lovely.
Donna G

Kelly said...

Lovely cards as usual. I love your mostly monochromatic themes!

rose said...

Can't decide between the two! Both are stunning!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Gorgeous cards. especially the lilac one. Thanks for showing how you made your card too. Love Sheila x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Always such beautiful designs and coloring! And look...PINK!!! I adore the pink! =)

Pat said...

Beautiful, beautiful just beautiful. Colors are fantastic too.

DebbieM said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them. :)

Diane said...

Stunning cards once again!!! Love all the sponging you did...it adds so much....and the first card is beautiful!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful! And, my favorite colors--purple & pink.

kathr said...

Fabulous card and great tutorial, thank you...hugs Kath...

Kary said...

Hi Theresa! Your samples are gorgeous!! Love them! As always, Thank YOU for the tutorial too. {hugs}

alex said...

Such lovely cards, you are an amazing inspiration to me, your work is just beautiful.

Please can you tell us what stamp set the "swirly image" is from as I can't see it on the vine, or all occasion tags.

Peachy Wessels said...

What a great mini tutorial - nice tips! Your cards were cute and fun!

scrappinmommom said...

Lovely colors, thanks for always sharing your instructions.

Miesje said...

Beautiful! Where do you get all of your ideas? Such cute cards!

Donna Phelan said...

Theresa, love the color hues on each of your cards. Your shading/sponging is PERFECT!

Barb Ghig said...

As always, your cards are absolutely STUNNING! Thank you so much for showing us "How-To" achieve the same results...it's so helpful!

Have a great day,

Barb

Theresa Momber said...

Hello. In response to Alex's question, the swirly stamp is from All Occasion Tags. Thank you!

JaniceAileen said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Theresa!

stampqueen said...

Love both cards but am always partial to purple :).

Tina Gilliland said...

Aaack!!! A TOTALLY FABULOUS purple card!!! (AGAIN?! for me?? LOL) LOVE the way you showcased the tag as well. Gorgeous with the leaf sticking out!

mjensen602 said...

Wonderful layouts! Thanks for the tutorial, from which I learned a lot!

Scrapacat said...

Gorgeous!!

Beastybunny said...

Lovely cards. Great job.

Isabel Z said...

I just love your attention to detail.

Susan said...

Love these cards.Beautiful colours and composition.

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

awesome cards! tfs

Giovana said...

What can I say!! AWESOME!!

Bast said...

Your creations are just absolutely beautiful!
Cannot wait to spend some time here to see more. TFS and thanx for the tutorials!

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Carolina said...

Such adorable cards - love all the purple in your first card, really makes the vine pop; the second is so darlin' with your hand-made DP and all the shading. LOVE them both!