Friday, March 9, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1

 The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Hello! Today the design team are featuring two new stamp sets from Gina K Designs. First up is Wild Flowers illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  The bold lines and striking images in this set are perfect for techniques! It also coordinates with one of Melanie's previous sets, Wild At Heart. Details for this card are below.

On this card I used the butterflies from Wild Flowers to make a super quick clean and simple card. I stamped the butterflies with Memento Tangelo and Rose Bud and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black. Then I added score lines around the edge.


Next up is Masculine Tags, by Tami Mayberry. This set will be perfect for making masculine cards for any occasion! I used my favorite image in the set along with some of Gina's fabulous new designer paper, Pool Side. 
And here I used the same image to make another super quick clean and simple card, this time paper piecing with designer paper from Casual Friday.













For more inspiration, check out the rest of the design team blogs...




To make the top card, I started by sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then I stamped one of the flower using the rock & roll technique. I first inked up the image with Memento Cantaloupe, then I "rocked & rolled" the ink pad around the edges of the flower, creating a two tone effect when stamped.

I used the same technique with another flower.

I stamped the centers with Memento Tangelo.

I made a mask to cover the bottom image, adhering with repositionable tape. Then I stamped the stem & leaves using Memento Bamboo Leaves.

For the sentiment layer, I cut out a rectangle with a Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities die template. Then I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while still in the die.

Stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I stamped the two smaller flowers using the same rock & roll technique.


I layered with Pure Luxury Sweet Mango and used a Kraft card base. I added score lines with my Scor-Buddy and used a Fancy Tags die template by Spellbinders.

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


95 comments:

--Marcy said...

Incredible, once again! I am always in awe of your cards. What an inspriation!

Janice said...

I love the flowers with the rock n roll technique! Beautiful!!

Missy Owen said...

Beautiful!!!

Carolyn King said...

what an awesome assortment of cards. love your beautiful touches and coloring!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards as always. Thanks for the great tutorial for the first card. I love the paper piecing on the last card. Thanks for the great inspiration.

bridget22868 said...

WOW! These were awesome cards and I love that you show a step by step description on how to make them. Thanks for all the great ideas!

JoanL said...

Amazing! Thanks so much for your tutorials. I've learned so much from them.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very lovely cards you made ^_^

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning artwork and thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I love how you go into detailed instructions also to show us the way you did the flowers.

rossi73 said...

I check your site often because you are always sharing your talents....thank you very much!
As usual these are stunning loving the colours!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Theresa,
As always, your cards are AMAZING!!! I love how you sponged your backgrounds, and I really appreciate your photo tutorials ~ You're the BEST!!!
Have a great day...I can't wait to see what else you create with the newly released stamps and goodies!

Lagene said...
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Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards and thank you so much for the tutorial!

Debbie Bradford said...

These cards are all beautiful. I really like the way you angled the pieces of the Father's Day card. Very pretty

Margaret said...

As always, I love your cards. I especially like the clean and simple one.

Cheryl Winget said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I so appreciate you sharing these techniques.

Golda said...

Really like your cards! I love the offset look.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Wow you have been busy! Such beautiful designs
loving the new releases.
thanks for always sharing the steps

Susan said...

LOVE the butterflies! And I never think to emboss an edge. It's perfect!

Riette said...

Great stamping on the flowers! Gorgeousness!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ok I can't pick just one... love them all!!!

alex said...

Wow all stunning in their own rite, love the tutorial thank you for being so inspiring, love your work :-)

Melanie said...

Love these, great tutorial and love the colors and fancy tag mat with these images!

naneruth said...

Lovely ideas!Always appreciate tutorials, thanks.

scrapgram said...

Love the style of these!

Makiko Jones said...

All cards are fantastic!! I love your sponging and colors!

Lynn B. said...

All four cards are wonderful but I especially love those masculine cards!

Tami B. said...

All four are great cards. (Do you ever make a card that's not?) I also peeked at your craft room post- so neat and tidy.

Jan said...

Beautiful cards....I especially like the one with the flowers. The way you turned the tag die is really catching.

Penny said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Nice to know how something is done. I love the result. And also the masculine cards - simple but wonderful!

pamselinski said...

Your cards are amazing Theresa. I love the warmth and joyful feeling of the fisrt flower card. I also love all the texture in the first masculine card.

Sharon said...

What great cards! I especially like the first one - colors and flowers are so pretty.

Kay S said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the color you achieved by doing the rock and roll techniques. Your masculine cards are perfect. Any guy would like either of them!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your masculine cards are terrific! Love the use of the jute~

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! You ALWAYS knock my socks off!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous projects as always. My favorite is the last one for some reason. I guess I'm really enjoying the great use of that classic car image.

Joyce T. said...

awesome cards. love your color combos

Anita Braddock said...

Gorgeous Cards love love the way you make the flowers pop from your card. the masculine cards are perfect love the different ways you have shown us how to make them. thank for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Gayle said...

What beautiful flower cards. They make me think of summertime. I love that big ole' dauber. Gotta get me some of those. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Gayle
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

ktfabian said...

Please don't ask me to pick a favorite from your line up of cards - they're all fantastic! Great job! I look forward to seeing more of your designs in the next few days. Thanks.

joy said...

Beautiful colors! I love how you have placed the butterflies!

Elaine Sauer said...

love the offset card

Caryn S said...

Great CAS cards! I always enjoy seeing your process.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the luminous peach tones on your floral card and BOTH of your masculine cards are SPECTACULAR! I really love those plaid and cane patterned papers!

scrappinmommom said...

Every time you amaze me with your style and beautiful cards. I am ever so grateful for your sharing your techniques.

jp10 said...

Hi! love your cards!! and the colors are beautiful!! THANKS!!!

KonaRose said...

Hi, Theresa...striking my heart and soul again. The florals are ethereal. The masculine cards are classic, elegant. And thank heaven for your tutorials.

Gayle said...

Fabulous cards, Theresa, love your work.

Leta said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! I also LOVE your tutorials...what amazing talent you have

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I love the bright colors of the flower cards! And the tag and sentiment is so cool flipped vertically!

Scrapacat said...

Cool! I love all the beautiful details, and that tilted panel is wonderful.
~ky

lisa808 said...

I am always amazed by your cards and tutorials!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! ! !
I LIKE alllll of your cards and thanks for the tutorial. I always enjoy them.
Jean McGee

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Fantastic! All of them are great!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your cards are all wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Theresa, your cards are all so incredibly beautiful. They're all like works of art. I love the way your sponging looks.

Regina Hardy

Olga said...

Very nice cards!

Angie said...

Just gourgeous! Love your cards they are always amazing! Thanks for taking the time for putting together the tutorials just love them ! God Bless You Always Angie!

Brenda said...

Awesome cards!!!

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! So many gorgeous cards to drool over! Really like how you turned the tag sideways on that first card. ALL of them are beautifully creative--as always! :)

Mama Milly said...

Thank you for sharing the tutorial as well as your art. I am a step-by-step person!
Beautiful!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards T!!! Love how you did the flowers and the titled panels on the Masculine Tags looks great. I am so OCD about tilting and need to let loose ;)

Lisa H. said...

Your cards are just terrific! Thanks for sharing your creativity and giving us a tutorial! You're awesome!

jazy1m said...

Your are an inspiration to all. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing. WOW

Payne Holler Cards said...

love em ALL ! absolutely cannot pick a fav ..and don't want to LOL

Luanna said...

I love both of your cards. It's really nice of you to give detailed instructions on how you make them.

Deb said...

Wonderful cards....

Wendy Thompson said...

Love the cards and thanks for the great tutorial

Joan said...

Wonderful cards. Thank you for the tutorial. Terrific job. Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine said...

Your cards are always so gorgeous, Theresa! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards.

TrinaM said...

TFS such fantastic cards. Thanks for the step by step.

Great colors on the first 2 cards and very cool masculine cards as well.

zehra said...

Gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial, beautiful card

Kris said...

Superb work as usual! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

~ Sharon ~ said...

Love the colors and the soft, subtle technique of the background on the wildflower card. Thanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

Love these cards! I really love what you have done with Melanie's new set!

Sonia said...

Love your cards! So clean and simple, yet elegant. Thanks for the tutorial- such an easy way to get depth, but we don't always think of it. Love the sentiment and the flowers and butterflies. Your masculine cards are a wow, too. I love that you have placed the papers at different angles- so pleasing to the eye. I love the colors you chose as well. Great cards!

Sylvia said...

Awesome cards! I admire your work so much. I lke the way you layered one of the masculine cards, it gave it a nice twist.

Nanette said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you used the Spellbinders Fancy Tags as a mat.

Betty Neville said...

Awesome cards Theresa! Beautiful sponging and designs!

isabelle said...

as beautiful and so well made ​​map.

Mary Jo said...

What a cool blog! Love your work!!!

patm said...

You are so talented, amazing cards. Thanks for sharing.

Yolanda said...

Incredibly talented. You give me inspiration.

Yolanda said...

Incredibly talented. You give me inspiration.

Arlene K said...

Another great job! I love your work and blending of colors.You are very gifted. Thanks for sharing.

mtscrapgal said...

The rodk and roll flowers are so pretty. Thanks

Monica said...

I love the masculine stamp set & these great cards make me so anxious to get my order:)

Cheryl F said...

Just love these..... thank you so much !

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards, love the rock and roll technique

Marsha said...

Love all the cards. Really like the petals in the flower.

Carolina said...

Beautiful use of Mel's set...love how you were able to achieve such different looks with it.

Your cards with Tami's set are amazing! Perfect masculine cards!!!

Jennifer said...

What gorgeous new stamp sets! Love your cards--thanks so much for your tutorials.

Hugs,
Jennifer

Pat Jandacek said...

Each of these is just great, especially the masculine cards. TFS

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so great. LOVE the old time auto. too cute.