Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1


 Hello! Today the Gina K Designs DT are bringing you projects using two of the newest release stamp sets. First up is another stunning set in Melanie Muenchinger's state flowers series, Stately Flowers 3. Everyone loves flowers and these are so gorgeous! more details about my card below...


 Next is a beautiful set from Rupa Shevde, called Mehndi Wishes. These wonderful images are Mehndi art inspired and just so beautiful! I stamped the bird image directly on Kraft card stock and colored with Copics. I used a grey Copic to add a drop shadow. The border was created by tracing around a rectangle Nestabilities die with a black marker. Then I stamped the curvy flower image, using Memento London Fog ink, to create a decorative element in the corners. 


For more inspiration, check out what the rest of the team have to show you...





I stamped the Forget Me Not flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I began my coloring with B00 Copic marker.

Added B23.

Blended with B21.

Then added B26 to deepen the shading.

For the branch, I used E27 and E35.  After coloring, I cut out the branch.

I cut Pure Luxury Ivory card stock with the largest of the Labels 24 Nestabilities and sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Another piece of Pure Luxury Ivory was cut using Lacy Circle Nestabilities and also sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink.


The card base is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 and made with Pure Luxury Sweet Corn card stock. I adhered the layers with Pop Dots and added a satin ribbon bow. The sentiment is also from Stately Flowers 3 and the accent scoring was done using my Scor-Buddy.

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

98 comments:

catdidit said...

OOOoo what gorgeous colors on the frist one T!! LOVE!! And of course, be still my heart, of the kraft one! :D

Melanie said...

Love the contrast of the blue with the peach! Your Mehndi card is so different for you, but terrific!

Alina said...

Lovely cards and the color combination!

alex said...

Adore both the cards, and the tutorial is wonderful, thank you for the wonderful inspiration :-)

Lori said...

I'm speechless Theresa, they are both out of this world!!

Kary said...

So, so Gorgeous, Theresa!! Both cards are fabulous, and I really LOVE the Forget-me-not card. Great colouring and the blue looks so lovely with the sweet corn colour. {hugs}

Olga said...

Great color combo. Thank you for the tutorial!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - that blue against the corn yellow -- GORGEOUS! Well done as usual my friend!

Becky said...

Wow Theresa, this is so simple yet so gorgeous girl..:)

Judy I said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the great coloring details on the forget me not.

Nanette said...

Great job! Thanks for the detailed directions.

Tami B. said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! It makes me want to bang my head against the wall the way you (and the other ladies too) can take something that normally wouldn't appeal much to me and make it gorgeous.

--Marcy said...

Beautiful! When you look at the picture the shimmer of the satin ribbon is totally captured in your coloring. Always amazed!

Teri said...

Absolutely flawless - as usual!!

sprgstn16 said...

Just gorgeous!! Your color choice for the first card is awesome, and I totally love how you used a hint of color in the second card...so dramatic! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love your cards! beautiful!!

Sally said...

as a Copic learner, I appreciate your site soo much!

ShariD said...

love your cards, and again no exception, the floral is absolutely stunning. The shapes just add so much to the colours as well.

The bird one is also nice., love the elegance of the background and the colours as well.

karen prosser said...

You sure know how to design beautiful stamps my dear....you have a wonderful God given talent....your work is stunning...your cards are very beautiful...thanks also for the direction on coloring them....

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

ADORE the colors of the first one~ but then all your work is always awesome! :)

Giovana said...

Your cards are always beautiful and elegant!! Fantastic!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both simply beautiful. I love the colors you used and the layouts. TFS.

StampnInkLady said...

Beautiful Cards Theresa! I love your choice of colors, layout, design and scoring! Thank you! Hugs Lori R.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very lovely cards ^_^

Billie Dee said...

I think I would recognize your style anywhere. Both cards are awesome but that first one is just WOW!

AJ said...

as usual, amazing coloring Theresa!

Dorothy E said...

Beautifully done card!!

glim said...

Beautiful cards, did a great job coloring the flowers.

Julie said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous.

Gvendalen said...

awesome both cards!

Lenoria said...

Both these cards are so beautiful! I love the peacefulness of the second one.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how gorgeous are your cards. Love love how you have layered with the Spellbinders die's. love the layering of your flower and adding the Beautiful Ribbon adds that special touch and your Sentiment is great. and Love your last card the colors on your Bird are Beautiful thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Cherie said...

Love, love, love the orange and blue!! Thank for leaving such wonderful coloring instructions for us to follow.

Kristen said...

Very inspiring - lovely cards!

Sharon said...

Your flower card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the shape and shading.
And the bird is so neat - I see now that it could have lots of possibilities.

Georgia said...

Love, love, love the forget-me-nots. Being a newbie, thank you for the coloring instructions.

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love how you let the Mehndi design stand out against the gray background. Truly stunning!

Margaret said...

Ooooo Ahhhhhh. I just love the way you make the stamps pop out on your cards. I appreciate the instructions on how to colour them as well.

SusanMV said...

These cards are simply gorgeous I love that you tell how to do these. I don't love that they NEVER look as good when I try to follow your directions. Just know it's the student here, NOT you the teacher, I'll keep practicing...LOL Thank you!!

Rhonda Z said...

Beautiful projects. The orange and blue are great together. The coloring is awesome on your cards. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jackie said...

Wow these are great. The colors are so nice. Thanks for the tutorial on the coloring is great. TFS :)

Miesje said...

I love these! That blue ribbon on the first one is gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

My goodness, these are both so beautiful!

Riette said...

I always love "watching" your shading. It is just so beautiful.

Susan Sieracki said...

Just when I think these samples can't get any better, I come to your blog. I love love love the way you create your cards and how you color. If I've never said it before, thank you so much for always providing so much information for us to learn from.

Jennie said...

LOVE your first card...so beautiful and those layers dies...wow!!! Your Mehndi card is so fab with the scoring too!!

Sue D said...

Great coloring and sponging.

Kay S said...

Totally loving your forget-me-not card. The color combo is gorgeous! The Mehndi card is lovely - the frame you created is great and sets off the sweet bird.

KonaRose said...

I don't know what to say because your cards amaze me like that...speechless. I hope I can at least tie a bow like you do. Thanks Theresa!! Love everything you do.

marie said...

Great work

Denise E. said...

Beautiful colors! Beautiful cards!

Monica said...

Beautiful coloring & design.

Lagene said...

This is soooo GORGEOUS! I love your coloring & color combo!

Lynn B. said...

One of my all time favorite color combos is blue and peach. It's so rich looking! Thanks, once again, for the coloring tutorial. And I even own all of those colors of copic markers, so I can actually do it. YAY!

Angie said...

Gourgeous cards! Love the magnolia one my favorite and thanks for the tutorial!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful coloring again. So lovely to view.

Donna Phelan said...

Now that first vard is so fabulous, the blue just jumps right off the screen. LOve your rainbow bird against the kraft card stock, really sets the colors off nicely!

lindagrady said...

WOW, this floral card is awesome; love that image. Your 2nd card is nicely done, too.

zehra said...

The flower card is gorgeous, seriously gorgeous, love the square on the other card, I am so going to try that one

Annie C said...

Gorgeous, stunning, I love the colors of the forget me not card. Very elegant card!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards. Beautiful flowers and thanks for the tutorial.

wanda said...

Love your site... the detailed instructions are great. The shading you did on the blue flower is especially nice..and the pearl..nice touch!

pamselinski said...

that forget me not card is GORGEOUS

Payne Holler Cards said...

crazy for this color combo!
this is a gorgeous card!

lisa808 said...

I am always in awe of your coloring.

Golda said...

What beautiful cards! I love how your colors really pop.

Jo4Him said...

Fabulous cards, especially the forget-me-not card-LOVE the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Rae said...

As always your cards are WOW. Thank you for your detailed coloring instructions. They are wonderful.

Cheryl Winget said...

Thank you for the step-by-step tutorial. Your cards are so beautiful!

naneruth said...

These are gorgeous!

FrancineB said...

Love the forget-me-not card. Your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for the tutorial.

Pati said...

Very pretty Forget-me-nots! Love how you accented the Mehndi art card in the corners with the stamp and with the embossing!

Betty Neville said...

So gorgeous Theresa! Beautiful designs, and beautiful coloring!

Sandy said...

Oh my Theresa...your cards are so stunningly beautiful!!!!!! Your colouring skills are 'to the moon'!!! I love the nesties with the flowers. The frame with the bird...wow. AND THEN the embossed lines...girl you are inspiring!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Jandacek said...

mmmmm-that blue and orange is luscious, and I really like the layout of the mendhi card.

Susan said...

Love the cards and your coloring tutorials rock!!!

stamper said...

Very nice. Especially like the colors on the 'Thinking of You' card.

Anonymous said...

W O W ! ! ! Your flower card is a W O W ! ! The color of the flowers are soooooooo close in color to the ribbon. Greaaat job.
Jean McGee

Jennifer said...

Both are so so lovely! Great tutorial too! TFS, Jennifer

Donna said...

Wonderful cards Theresa, first one is a stunner, and the second is also oh so very pretty.
Thanks for sharing
hugs
Donna

Kris said...

Simply lovely! Looks like the real ones up here in Alaska!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Wendy Thompson said...

Lovely cards thanks so much for sharing

Sunny1972 said...

Love how you have coloured the forget me
Nots! They look so real! And the mehndi stemmed bird is so pretty coloured in!! The framing is fab! Love them

naoompje said...

Love those colors together its a very beautiful card.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are gorgeous.

Debbie Rogers said...

Both so different...both so pretty. Your flower card is just stunning!

Caryn S said...

They are both gorgeous! Your inkwork is really nice to see!

Patricia said...

This is such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it. It has all of the elements a card should. You're very talented.

Trisha said...

Oh my gosh!! These cards are so beautiful. Love how you colored the bird. Thanks for all your instructions. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Making Jesus Famous said...

Theresa I love these... I also love that you give a picture tutorial on these.

Designs By Sky said...

Gorgeous Cards! I love them. (thanks for all the tutorials also)

Sharon Harnist said...

Love how you colored the die cuts and bird on these, Theresa -- gorgeous cards!

Kay said...

Wonderful cards...love what you did with the mehndi stamp!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your tangerine and bright blue floral card is MAGNIFICENT Theresa! My husband was looking over my shoulder and said "Wow! Why can't you make cards like THAT?!!" LOL!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, I really like the mehndi bird card.

Linda said...

Great cards, love all your ideas.

Susan said...

What a great idea for the corner images on the Mehndi card. Love it!

CTgirl said...

Just SO lovely! Like the second card with the colourful bird on the b&W card! Very striking!