Friday, December 30, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop - Mountain Wilderness and Stately Flowers

 Hello and welcome to a Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop. Today the design team are featuring projects made with two new stamp sets, from Gina K Designs. First up is a is a set I illustrated, called, Mountain Wilderness. More details about this card below.

Next is a gorgeous new set from Melanie Muenchinger, the second in her Stately Flowers series. I just love these beautiful flowers! I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I colored with Copics, adding a drop shadow around the flower with Copics also.

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


For the Mountain Wilderness card, I started with a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock, cut to 3 3/4 and 5 inches. Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky at the top. 

Used a sticky note, cut with circle Nestabilities, as a mask and sponged lightly with Memento Danube Blue ink. 

 I removed the moon mask and added a new mask, again made by tearing sticky notes. I placed the mask over the sky and sponged Memento Danube Blue ink again.

Moved the mask lower and sponged more Danube Blue.

I removed the mask and tore a new mask at a steeper angle, placed on the side and sponged more Danube Blue.

I stamped the silhouette trees with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then did some ghost stamping to make some trees appear more distant.

Then I stamped the taller trees on one side, masking the bottom so it would match up with the smaller trees. 

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly along the top. 

Stamped the silhouette wolf with Stazon Black ink. 

I tore another mask to fit where the wolf is standing and sponged Memento Paris Dusk, below the mask and all along the bottom. 

Then sponged Memento Tuxedo Black. 

Moved the mask and sponged a little more Tuxedo Black ink.


I stamped the sentiment along the side and added some piercing in the opposite corner. I layered with Pure Luxury In The Navy and used a Baby Boy Blue card base. The finished size is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.

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


97 comments:

Patti J said...

Theresa, these are beautiful! You've designed another wonderful set. You are amazing!

alex said...

Stunning cards Theresa, adore your new set, I can't wait for it to arrive, the wolf is just perfect, and the card using stately flowers, just so elegant :-)

PS you have also inspired us to get a rescue dog in the new year, I will keep you posted!

Monica said...

Theresa..each set you illustrate gets better and better. I am always inspired by your step by step tutorials on how you create your cards. Stunning!

Martha galvez said...

WOW!!! My mouth is still on the floor! These cards are Amazing! Love the step by step pics. Thank you so much for showing us how. these stamps are great!

Jan said...

Your cards are amazing and such an inspiration!

Tami B. said...

I don't know of anyone's work I enjoy more than yours. I can't tell you how long I have been sitting here studying this card and how you did it. Thanks for the great tutorials you always post and the amazingly beautiful creations. I'm still going back and admiring the deer tags you made a few weeks back, (one of my all time favorites!)

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! Love the CAS flower card - the score lines under the sentiments really makes them stand out. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial on how to make the wolf scene. Love this new set for making masculine cards.

Dainty Diva said...

So stunning and I love the tut you provided.

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! Your flower looks 3D, gorgeous! And I love your Thank you card, so inventive, and the coloring and shading beyond compare! TFS!!!

Jessica said...

Absolutely gorgeous Theresa! I love the scene! It is spectacular!

Carla S. said...

Stunning cards, Theresa! congrats on another wonderful set!

Olga said...

Wow Theresa, this is so beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial!Very nice set!

Golda said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing! You do gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing how you did it.

Sharon said...

What a great set! And your card really shows that!
Also really liked the way you did the flower card.

Nana Donna said...

Awesome - love the mountain scene, you make me want to have this stamp set.
Your flower is gorgeous

marose6@comcast.net said...

Love love this set! I so need manly cards and images. can't wait to get this set! will save up for it to be next on my wish list! Thanks for showing how you made such a wonderful background. your a great artist! can't wait to copy you!

Liz said...

OMG! Now I really have to get this Mountain Wilderness stamp set. Your card is amazing. Thanks for the tutorial.

Deb said...

Amazing, Theresa...that's all I can say! I love seeing how you built this scene from background to foreground. Gorgeous!

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

Oh my, this is amazing...Thanks for the tutorial on how to do this, can't wait to try it!!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cards. Your coloring is just amazing. I wish I could come up with the scenery and color schemes you do so seemingly effortlessly.

Sue D said...

Beautiful wilderness scene and lovely flower.

Linda Palmer said...

Another beautiful card. Love your nature sets, they are my favorites even tho I do love all flowers. Beautiful scene. Thanks for sharing the directions.

Judy I said...

Your new set is awesome. Thanks for the detailed instructions. I also love the way you colored the Camellia on the other card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous and that scene is just outstanding. I hope that I can do justice to the set as well as it was ordered by me yesterday. I fell in love with it instantly. Thanks for a wonderful set.

Scrapalajen aka Jennyfer said...

Theresa, you never ceaze to amaze me with your artistry! It's stunning.

Crafty Lady said...

Beautiful use of color and masking! The photo and written instructions are ideal!

gobarb26 said...

I absolutely love this new stamp set! Your card with the wolf is beautiful!

Bev J. said...

Like the floral set but really like the Wilderness set-great for guys. Pretty card-tfs.

Colleen Holmes said...

Awesomely gorgeous! I have grown ten fold from watching your step by step instructions! Love this set and you bet I want it!! Hugz and Happy New Year!

Sherrill Campbell said...

Theresa,

I love this set! I am a big fan of scenic stamping and hope you will keep them coming!

Karen Skillelrn said...

I love to watercolor and you have showed me how to do it with stamps. I really appreciate your style.

NancyJB said...

Great cards. Thanks for the directions on makeing them. Always appreciate learning something new.

Making Jesus Famous said...

That is so pretty. You gave me some great inspiration! Thanks

Joan said...

Another great card using the the mountain wilderness stamps. I think that is going to be a gotta have set. Great job.

Robin Logue said...

These are so nice. Thanks for the great tips

Ravengirl said...

What a wonderful new set! I'm in love!

pqueenie said...

Such clever cards. Love the technique for the mountain, etc.

sandi said...

I just love this stamp set and as always a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely cards! I appreciate your tutorials...you explain your steps very well. Thank you.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! Your new set is fabulous and I can't wait til I can get it inky!

sandyh said...

i love this wolf! your cards are wonderful!
tfs, sandyh

Sharon said...

Wow! Your cards are stunning Thanks for showing us how to use these sets to the maximum potential. The nature card is like a beautiful painting

StacyC said...

Beautiful.... Thanks for showing us your process....

Dil said...

Beautiful stamps! And love the card you made. Great technique

Scrapacat said...

I love your scenes. Each one is unique, and beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Your cards are awesome and I love your new stamp set!

Evette K. said...

What a great job of designing Theresa!!! Another stamp set on my wish list. Happy New Year!! ekc

pamselinski said...

Your wolf card is beautiful. I love the colors and the silhouette of the wolf against the moon. Very Cool.

Trisha said...

Great job on both projects. The Mountain Wilderness scene is amazing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

adisaac said...

AMAZING! beautiful work!

Teresa said...

Oh wow this is brilliant! HAPPY NEW YEAR, hugs Teresa xx

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your sponging and coloring skills are just divine Theresa! Thanks for taking so much time and care to make these fabulous tutorials for us - I love each and every one. Hope you had a happy birthday despite the computer issues and hope they are fixed by now.
~Meredith

KonaRose said...

Oh, Theresa,
Your talent takes my breath away. I did try and copy one of your cards with masking off. I want to keep trying :) Thank you for the artwork, and your cards - Best wishes, Rosy

mtscrapgal said...

The wilderness set is so dramatic. Your scene card is very stunning. The clean & simple flower card is lovely too. Thanks

Lynn B. said...

Oh, wow, Theresa! You've done it again. You have a real gift for creating nature scenes. Thanks for the tutorial also! I couldn't do without them.

Susan Sieracki said...

Wow...you certainly never disappoint us with your card making Theresa. Your new Mountain Wilderness set just went to the very top of my list. Thank you.

Pat Jandacek said...

Your wilderness example is fabulous and your tutorial much appreciated. Liked the floral, too, and think underlining the expression is brilliant.

Leslie Turner said...

OMG! This is absolutely stunning! You just make everything look so darn easy!! Thanks for sharing your tutorials! :D

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

awesome projects thanks for sharing

Gayle said...

Another beautiful design on your Mountain Wilderness set and wonderful card for Stately Flowers 2

Monica Depung said...

I really love the look of this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna said...

both of your cards are gorgeous, T! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! hugs

cdjcape521 said...

This reminds me of my camping days w/the kids (who are now 40 & 33!) TFS!

Anonymous said...

W O W ! ! ! Your mountain scene is wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial. Gotta try this.
Jean McGee

FrancineB said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for showing how to make the wolf/scenic card.

Robin K said...

Just love the new stamp sets! Happy stamping!

Nanette said...

Very nice and thanks for the great tutorial on the wolf card. I can't wait to try this.

Donna said...

Beautiful card! I love that wolf and the scenery in your set. Can't wait to get that one!

Fernanda said...

Wow so much beautiful details on your wolf card-it is so realistic looking-I love it!

Melanie said...

Tried to leave a comment this am, don't think it took; I love the many layers of ink and stamps you added to create that scene, fantastic!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeeks! just have to repeat what we all know - amazing talent!!!
so wish I could layer ink like you...

n said...

I've never bought a Gina K set before, but this beautiful scenic card you created has inspired me to make this set my very first. Love your site : )

Neesey said...

beautiful card. I love the way you mask.

Kris said...

In a word... GORGEOUS! My fav set of this release is the mountain wilderness... maybe it's because I live in Alaska! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

naneruth said...

So awesome is the scene with the wolf. Nice flower card also.

Carol E said...

What beautiful cards, thank you for creating and sharing them.

Grace Baxter said...

Beautiful! I love the way you layered the various components of the Wolf scene.

Debbie Rogers said...

Awesome cards Theresa...Thanks for the great masking tips!

Sonia said...

Beautiful cards! I love the simplicity of the flower and then the lovely scene you created goes over the top- but in a good way- love it!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, Theresa....your new Mountain Wilderness stamp set is absolutely fabulous! And, of course your cards are stunning!

Thank you so much for always sharing your beautiful projects with us, and for providing the details as well!

I wish you and your family and happy and healthy 2012!!!

Bobbi Miller said...

I have a HUGE e-mail file of your tutorials. This one is going in it as well. I love your masking technique and these cards are stunning! What an artist you are! Makes my heart ZING when I see your cards! TFS Happy New Year !

ntsisterz said...

WOW! You take stamping to a whole new level!

Sheahasu said...

I am such a fan of your torn paper backgrounds! Love this card!

Oneofakind said...

I cannot get enough of your step by step instructions on how you make your beautiful cards. Once again you have created some really great cards.

Janine said...

Another great card - thanks for the hard work on the tutorials.

Pati said...

Very nice wolf card, I love how you sponge & mask, looks realistic!

zehra said...

Gorgeous, I fell in love in the explanation just in the first layer, this is stunning

Michele from MS said...

Happy New Year Teresa! Thanks for sharing your techniques ~ haven't thought of using sticky notes to capture only a portion of a stamp! Keep up the good work ~
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Rae said...

Loved seeing these beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing them and the techniques you use to color them. Looking forward to what you share in 2012.
Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours.

--Marcy said...

You are an amazing, gifted illustrator, and your stamp sets are always a must!

Carolina said...

The scene you created with your stamp set is breathtaking! Serious skills Theresa!!!

Love the coloring on the flower in your second and the CAS design is just perfection!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is a wonderful set. Thank you. Also love the tutorial. The card looks so realistic.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer job with the wolf! Love the hillside~

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh just stunning of course!! That wolf scene is absolutely realistic!!

ocean-dreamer said...

Simply gorgeous!

Buddy said...

What a stunning card with the wolf scene. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

Luanne said...

both are beautiful and stunning work of art. love how you made the first card. Learned something here.

Luanne
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