Friday, February 3, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 3

Hello! Today is the third day of Inspiration from the Gina K Designs DT. The final stamp set we are featuring is the new Free With Three stamp set, Fresh Start. This sweet set comes free with the purchase of three other stamp sets!

There are more details about my card below, but for now be sure to cheek out what the rest of the design team has come up with...


  • Gina K
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jennie Harper
  • Jimmi Mayo
  • Lori McAree
  • Melanie Muenchinger
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Theresa Momber
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Vicki Dutcher
  • AJ Otto
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Donna Baker
  • Emily Giovanni


  • I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock with Spellbinders Labels 23 and sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves while still in the die.

    I stamped the potted flowers directly onto the background. To ink the image, I used my Memento Potter's Clay ink pad for the pot, then used Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves Memento markers to ink up the flowers.

    I used BV000 and BV11 Copic markers to add some shading to the pot and flowers.

    I cut a curve from a sticky note and used it as a mask. Then I sponged Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

    Removed the mask and added a shadow under the pot with N3 Copic.

    I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

    I layered with Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus, Pumpkin Spice and a piece of the new Casual Friday pattern paper. The card base is Creme de Menthe. I added score lines to the card base with my Scor-Pal.

    Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


    77 comments:

    Melanie said...

    ooh, terrific shading and love the little hill you made!

    (WHY didn't I get THAT die??) ;P

    Jennie said...

    Beautiful and love the sponging of the dirt...

    Olga said...

    Oh, it's like a picture Theresa. Thank you for the tutorial.

    Shawnee said...

    I love this look. Thank you for sharing with us how you achieved it. I am a new follower.

    Patricia said...

    This is outstanding! I love your shading. What a terrific card. Thanks for sharing.

    naoompje said...

    I love the orange and the green. Beautiful card.

    Tina Gilliland said...

    GORGEOUS and I Love the little hill you created for your pot!!

    Dee said...

    Thanks for the tip on how you made the little pile of soil for your plant. Your shadings are always so outstanding!

    Teri said...

    So pretty!

    Riette said...

    Lovely flowers - very nice how they "pop"

    Lee Reed said...

    I really love doing the shadow effect and you did it beautifully!

    dklessig said...

    Beautiful card, thanks for the tip on shading.

    Elizabeth said...

    Gorgeous card! That's an interest label shape, it adds such interest to your card. Beautiful work.

    Susan said...

    I just love your coloring. Though I must confess it makes me jealous since I cant do it at all!

    --Marcy said...

    Cool - looks real!

    Golda said...

    I love how you did all the shading and how you colored the stamp. Great!

    mermaid fenicia said...

    That's a lovely card ^-^

    Joyce T. said...

    awesome. I didn't even realize that little flower pot was on the set. Cool! Can't wait for mine now.

    ibalady said...

    such wonderful coordination of the colors green and orange. right off your color wheel and yet so much more in your hands . Truly awesome

    naneruth said...

    Beautiful!

    Susan said...

    Stunning card!!! You never fail to disappoint.

    Sue D said...

    Very pretty--great sponging and coloring.

    Julie said...

    Wow, this is gorgeous. Love all the sponging.

    alex said...

    Wow , stunning card, love everything about it :-)

    Margaret said...

    What a beautiful, beautiful card. I love the sponging.

    Kay S said...

    Beautiful! Love how sponged the "dirt" under the pot. As always, thanks for the great tutorial.

    jazy1m said...

    Beautiful card. The colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Gvendalen said...

    Gorgeous card! Love the design. Thanks for tutorial

    Kathy N. said...

    What a fresh idea on how to make a lovely, yet simple card. Thanks!

    Sharon said...

    Absolutely gorgeous! A great design and such beautiful coloring!

    Angie said...

    Just beautiful! Love the little hill and the coloring is awesome!

    Donna Phelan said...

    What a great little scene you created! Could be my backyard in oh about 6 months.....brrrrr! :)

    Georgia said...

    Great card. Love the colors and the tutorial. TFS

    Georgia said...

    Great card. Love the colors and the tutorial. TFS

    Krystal said...

    I love all of the designers, but you & Melanie, and of course Gina K. are my all time favs. I love how you layer elements with inks & markers! And you give tutorials!!!

    mitz said...

    ...luv that die.. luv your color choices.. wow mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

    Caryn S said...

    I love to see your use of ink and stenciling. Beautiful image and great card.

    Sheree said...

    What a beautiful card Theresa! Once again... another gorgeous creation!
    Hugs,
    Sheree

    Anonymous said...

    This card is gorgeous. The colors please the eye. Thanks. Julianne

    Ravengirl said...

    Wow, the act of simple shading gives that image so much more vitality!

    Nanette said...

    Awesome card! I love how you made the little mound for the flower pot.

    Trisha said...

    Beautiful card, Theresa. Your colors and coloring are wonderful. Thanks for the instructions. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

    Jennifer said...

    Holy Cow! Love your shading, the die you used and everything about this card!
    Hugs,
    Jennifer

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for the coloring tutorial. I do like the die you chose. Very nice card. TFS ! !
    Jean McGee

    Tami B. said...

    Another beauty as usual!

    Crafty Math Chick said...

    I am always so in awe of your shading Theresa, you are the true master.

    Gayle said...

    I really love how you can take a simple image and turn it into a masterpiece, Theresa. Beautiful

    Judy I said...

    Great card as always. Love the details you always provide.

    lisa808 said...

    This is gorgeous! The image, your coloring, and the die cut are perfect.

    Karen (TLgirl353) said...

    Love this! The depth of the whole image is amazing-perfect shading for your 3 D effect.

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Way to color!!

    Linda Grady said...

    Such a pretty card with those soft colors you used. Just love it!! And the die -- it is to die for!
    Sure wish this stamp set was available to buy individually - love those sentiments.

    Pat Jandacek said...

    This is really stunning. Your tutorials are always appreciated, too. TFS

    Angi Rankin said...

    Wow! Your card is stunning. I can see right now that I must have this stamp set and the dies, as well as the cardstock. Well, you get the picture...I need it all!

    Billie Dee said...

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    Marsha said...

    What a beautiful scene you made with this.

    zehra said...

    Lovely, the dirt sponge is great

    Wendy Thompson said...

    Just love the card Theresa you always do such amazing work

    Cheryl Winget said...

    I love the drama this card exudes with your expert coloring and shading. Thanks for the tips. I'm trying to learn and so appreciate tutorials like this. Your card is beautiful and I love it!

    ddlady said...

    Theresa, your card is beautiful. I love the shading with the greens.
    Great job!

    Lagene said...

    Lovely card! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    Kris said...

    I just love your tutorials! They help newbies like me so much! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

    Pati said...

    Pretty card, love the colors and how you coordinated everything.

    Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

    As usual...simply gorgeous! Love the 'teachings' of your coloring! That is such a ginorouw help! Well done ! Love this stamp set!

    lakergirl said...

    You are definately "The Queen of Shading" lol Beautiful set & I love the Label 24- will be ordering this one real soon! GORGEOUS- but...all your work is! KIm

    Melody (lacyquilter) said...

    this is absolutely gorgeous!

    cjgusloff57 said...

    Pretty, pretty card! I really, really like it! Your coloring is beautiful as always!

    Anita Braddock said...

    Beautiful card love the way you have Featured the Flowers and pot its great the way you have Blended your Back ground is perfect. love the colors and the Spellbinders die is cool thanks for sharing.
    abbraddock@msn.com

    KonaRose said...

    Hi, Theresa, I always learn new art techniques here. Your card is just exquisite. Will come back to study some more :) thanks! Rosy

    CTgirl said...

    This is fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial! So inspiring!

    wanda said...

    Wow!!! your 'stuff'... well it is amazing!! thanks for the teaching shots too... really appreciate your talent! thanks

    Designs By Sky said...

    Absolutely LOVE this card. You do such great work, Thanks for the tutorials!

    marose6@comcast.net said...

    you are so talented! the coloring is just great! love the orange and green.

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    You have such a wodnerful way of shading and coloring your images so that they are instantly brought to life. I am always amazed at your talent.

    Debbie Rogers said...

    Always the best coloring techniques Theresa. Lovely card!

    Betty Neville said...

    It's beautiful Theresa! The image looks 3-D!

    Anne said...

    As always, another great card!! Just love it when you share ideas. Thanks again