Monday, March 12, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2

 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 and happy Monday to you! The Gina K Design Team are hopping today with more inspiration featuring two more new stamp sets from our release this past Thursday. First up is the new set I illustrated, called Wild About You. This set has images of tranquil African animals, both line are and silhouette for a variety of techniques. For my first projects, I made a gift bag/box. The details for this projects can be seen below.

On this card, I again used images from Wild About You. This is also the sample card for a challenge I am hosting at StampTV. I would love for you to play along. I'll be posting a tutorial for this card later in the week. (probably Friday) BTW, there are a bunch of fun challenges for you to play along with in celebration of StampTV's 3rd Anniversary. You can find them all here.

Next up is a super adorable stamp set from Rupa Shevde, called Blooming With Blessings. The images in this set are so cute and fun. They will be perfect for spring, kids and even all year. I will be posting the tutorial for this card early next week.











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





To make the Wild Birthday Bag/Box, I first stamped the giraffe on a bit of Pure Luxury White. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp, then colored with Copics, starting by filling in with YR000.

I began my shading with E53.

Then more shading with E35. I wasn't worrying about staying in the lines, since I planned to cut out this image.

Next, I began coloring in the spots, again using E35.

Then I added some more color to the spots with E37, using it more liberally on the body and next, and leaving the spots on the legs alone.

Finally, I added E59 to deepen the shading on the spots on the upper body, back and neck. After coloring, I cut out the image.

For the background, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory using Spellbinders Labels 4 Nestablities Die Templates. Then I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while still in the die template.

Sponged Memento Desert Sand at the bottom.

Then sponged Memento Potter's Clay, heavier at the bottom and very lightly around the top edges.

I placed a sticky note to mask the top and sponged lightly with Memento Rich Cocoa to create a horizon line.

Removed the sticky note and stamped two sizes of the grass along the ground. I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink, but I stamped off on scratch paper after inking to make the image lighter.


I stamped the tree and silhouette giraffe using Memento Tuxedo black ink, but again I stamped off on scratch paper to make the image lighter.

I placed Pop Dots on the back of the giraffe head and upper body.

Then I adhered the giraffe to the background. I adhered the legs directly to the background, letting the head and upper body pop out thanks for the Pop Dots.

I created a layer of Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, trimming the corners with the same Spellbinders Labels 4 die template that I used for the background. I cut the layer to slightly less than 3 by 5 inches, then placed a corner into the die template and ran it through my Grand Calibur machine. Then I place another corner and so on until all four corners were trimmed.

To create the box, cut a sheet of card stock to 8 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. I used Pure Luxury Tan Leather for my box. Then score the 9 1/2 inch side at 1 1/2, 4 1/2, 6 and 9 inches.

Rotate and score at 1 1/2 inches. Then you need score at 6 1/2 inches, but only score the narrow sections, leaving the wider sections unscored. You can click the images to see them larger.

Now we need to score some angles so the box/bag top will pleat to close later. Above the two small score lines you just made, score the angled lines as shown. This is a little complicated to do because you can't see to line up the score lines. You just have to estimate it to get the scores to be like an inverted V. It doesn't have to be perfect, but having the score lines there will make it easier to close up the box/bag later.

After all the scoring is finished, crease all the score lines, Then make some cut lines as shown. You can trim away the tiny section on the side. These sections will for the bottom of the box.

Add some Scor-Tape or other strong adhesive to the narrow side, then adhere to the other side.

Then you can close up the bottom.

When finished, your bag/box should look like this. The pleats at the top allow the front and back to come together, like a bag or milk carton.

I used my Crop-a-dile to punch some holes in the top, keeping the bag closed while punching the holes, so they would line up.

Then I added eyelets to the holes.

I used some jute twine to snug up the opening. The tag was cut using Spellbinders Circle die template and sponged with Memento Cantaloupe and Potter's Clay. The sentiment is also from Wild About You.

Come back tomorrow for another fun inspiration blog hop. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!



125 comments:

alex said...

Stunning projects, love the new set, and the tutorial is brilliant, thank you :-)

catdidit said...

Awesome T!! Love the tutorial for the bag, can't wait to try it too!

Deb said...

I love your tutorials, Theresa! Fabulous projects! That little froggie is adorable, but I just LOVE your Wild About You projects...such beautiful images and rich, dramatic colors!

Lisa H. said...

Fantastic tutorial, as ususal! Your Wild About You set is so cool, congrats!

Marie Gamber said...

You are just so super creative Theresa! I I have this stamp set on order..... I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!
Hugz,
Marie XX

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS!!! Love the bag. Thanks for the instructions! Great way to show different stamps with the same card design as well!

Sharon said...

Great pieces - especially the giraffe bag/box - that is stunning!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Your gift bag / box is stunning, and I'm in absolute awe of your shading and coloring skills. Gorgeous work!

Teri said...

I never expect anything else but simply gorgeous work when I go to your site! Awesome!!

Paulette Still said...

Your art work just makes my heart leap! My daughter is having a baby soon and the baby room is in earth tones and the jungle theme. She keeps asking me, don't you have an elephant stamp? Well, I do, but it has a party hat on! LOL I need your set. ;)

Bonnie said...

This set will be perfect for my sister. I love your tutorials and can't wait to try this out for myself.

Dianne Beans said...

Love you new stamp set as always. I learn so much from your instructions.

Bonnie said...

This set will be perfect for my sister. I love your tutorials and can't wait to try this out for myself.

Tami B. said...

I don't think I've said this in the past few weeks so it's time again- Man, I love your posts and your tutorials. Another beautiful project.

Joan said...

WOW!! absolutely fabulous. Love your beautiful coloring and shading. Thank you for the great tutorial. Terrific job.

Becky said...

This is awesome Theresa!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful art projects but especially love the bag you created. That would be wonderful for a little boy or man...hey, even the gals too. Thanks for such great instructions!

MSTEELADY said...

I really like your coloring and shading on the giraffe gift bag. Very nice!

Marj said...

Wonderful coloring tutorial! And I seriously love the giraffe! Thanks for sharing this!

Carole said...

Fabulous bag, great tutorial and such a cute frog.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the sunset feel to the bag and the card, cute spring card with the frog! Tfs tutorial!

scootingranny said...

Fabulous bag...love the shading and images and the sentiment you used just made me smile!

JoanL said...

Fabulous cards and a great tutorial, as usual. Thanks!

Joni said...

Beautiful work but a bit too intricate for a one handed stamper.

Crafty Math Chick said...

From the moment I saw your newest set and that ADORABLE ellie Theresa, I was a goner and could not get this set in my cart fast enough. Now this AMAZING tutorial too?!! Man, your coloring skills are off the charts!! I love this bag - I want to make one! Thanks o much for always putting so much time and effort and dare I say love into all of your fabulous tutorials for all of us. You are one talented lady and such an incredible inspiration for us all!

mermaid fenicia said...

Lovely items that you made ^-^

Olga said...

What cool ideas they are! Wonderful!

scoutingmom said...

Oh my word!!! I am so in love with this I can't wait to try it! I love your colors and the shading!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO Thank you sooooooooo much for showing how you cut the brown layer in the die - very interesting. Your coloring is wonderful. Thank you sooooo much for sharing your talent/gift with us.
Jean McGee

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome projects and tutorial as always. The coloring on the giraffe is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your talent.

Unknown said...

lovely tutorial!
Thanks
Holly

Lilyzee said...

I'm wild about the Wild About You set. Just love it.

bridget22868 said...

You have soooo much talent! These are awesome! Thanks for a step by step!!!

Elizabeth said...

Love how you create scenes with these stamps. Beautiful work.

naneruth said...

Love both projects!

Oneofakind said...

Love the giraffes in the new set. Great use of direct to paper and cute gift bag!

Lynn B. said...

I've always avoided buying wild life stamp sets because they're just not "me". But I absolutely MUST HAVE this one! You've demonstrated so many fantastic ways to use it that I can hardly wait to get my hands on it! THANK YOU!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous projects and great tutorial. Love the giraffes and your little frog is so cute!

Luv 2 Create said...

Theresa, Just love "Wild About You". Your images are so realistic. Super projects and tutorial. Love this set.
Marcie

Charlene Engel said...

LOVE your coloring. Your tutorial is fabulous!! Great job!!!!!

janet33234 said...

Beautiful colors. Love the bag tutorial. I will be trying this very soon.

MezzoKat said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for the tutorials.

Nanette said...

Beautiful projects! I especially like the giraffe. Thanks for the tutorial also.

Michele said...

Gorgeous stuff! Can't wait to try the bag project.

marose6@comcast.net said...

you always inspire me! I can't thank you enough for your explantions of your coloring. thanks to you I am practicing lots more coloring with my copic markers.your cards are great!

Wendy Thompson said...

Fantastic projects, thanks for such terrific instructions.

Hester said...

You've captured the Africa sunset. Its Lovely and made me wish that I was home.

Janice said...

Love the work you've done on this item. The giraffe is very realistic. Nice job.

carrie said...

Oh wow! Love what you did with the giraffe stamp. The gift bag and card are wonderful.

donna said...

this is really WILD! I love it!!

Making Jesus Famous said...

Totally love these...and thank you so much for the tutorial. It really helps!

Joyce T. said...

awesome cards. love the coloring on that giraffe.

Jimmi said...

Beautiful cards and I ALWAYS learn something from your tutorials, they rock!

Susan Sieracki said...

Wow Theresa, your box and cards are really awesome. Thank you for the wonderful tutorials. I loved reading how you created the giraffe and box.

jazy1m said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing. You Rock girl.

Margaret said...

I love your cards, but your bag card is especially "sweet". Wow, I love the dimensional look.

mitzilynn said...

Love the giraffe gift bag! Always on the lookout for manly idaes!

miatagal said...

Love your artwork, Theresa. Thanks so much for the fantastic tutorial. The gift bag project is wonderful.

lakergirl said...

Love everything about your new set and the cards are GORGEOUS! Kim

Krystal said...

I had NO IDEA that you could cut corners of a square with the Nesties, that is something I will certainly try!

mea5798 said...

geeeez theresa...what an outstanding project! thankyou for showing how you did your coloring with your copics! thank you for sharing!
marie

amyvonachen said...

I love the details you provide in your tutorials! I am going to start following your blog. Beautifully done!

Sheila said...

Wow! What beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing all of this with us.

mtscrapgal said...

Theresa, these stamps are terrific. I feel like I could go to Africa just by stamping. Your cards are so great & your tutes are outstanding. Thanks

Billie T said...

I love this wild thing set. Thanks for the instructions and the inspiration.

ktfabian said...

Wow! These are all fabulous! I really love the animal stamps and you've done great projects with them.

Monica said...

What beautiful projects. I'm so impressed on how your coloring really brought the stamps to life.

Cheryl F said...

This is not just "crafting"....this is art. Beautiful !

Aixa M. said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing! I also like your bag project. : )

Janine said...

Love your projects and the African set is great.

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome Love the colors and the Stamp sets are Beautiful they way you showed us how you shaded is prefect thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

janet said...

What a fabulous tutorial! I'm planning on trying it out!

Gayle said...

Theresa, A stunning project and another stunning stamp set.

Sylvia said...

Great projects, love your tutorial. I can't wait to try this. Thanks.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome giraffe and excellent coloring (no surprise) great tutorial on the box too!!

scrappinmommom said...

I always love your cards and projects, but your giraffe bag is phenomenal!!

Golda said...

What great projects! I love all your circles. Love the sets.

Scrapacat said...

I love this set and I don't even have it yet. Your projects are so pretty! I'll be stalking your blog this month... :o)

Designs By Sky said...

LOVE YOUR PROJECTS, but adore the wild about you card. an't wait for the tutorial. Thanks Theresa!

jp10 said...

Hi! beautiful bag !! that was a lot of work!! hope someone appreciates it!!

Angie said...

Stunning cards Theresa! Love the new set's and thanks for the tutorial on the card and the box! God Bless You!

NJMullins said...

absolutely wonderful, and the tutorial was great!

Penny Reed said...

Awesome cards and thanks for the coloring tutorial. How-to's are always welcome!

Robin said...

Great Cards and thanks for the tutorial !

Lorraine said...

Stunning coloring as always! Love your new stamp set!

Leta said...

As always Theresa...I love your creations and your tutorials..thank you so much

Mary Guikema said...

I love this. Thank you for showing us the step-by-step.

Jo4Him said...

This stamp set is wonderful; LOVE itl Your projects were great and the tutorial was great. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn B. said...

Love this set! Great tutorial! Would love to win!

cjgusloff57 said...

Your coloring is beyond perfect! I can never hope to achieve it, even if I did have all the Copics! I do appreciate and admire what you do though and like the tutorials that you do on each of your card projects! Thanks You so much!

Sharon said...

All your cards and the bag are awesome, thanks for the fantastic tutorial too!

Sue D said...

Beautiful projects and thanks for the bag instructions.

Phyllis Oviatt said...

I love the new WILD stamp set!
It is so beautiful and I can think of many ways to use it.

crotnem said...

Both are great, but my fav is the giraffe!!

Peggy Wood said...

I just placed my first order and I ordered this set. I love it. Can't wait to see what else you do with it.
Thanks

Janice said...

gorgeous!

Marsha said...

Fabulous. Really like the giraffe in the distance.

Betty Neville said...

Awesome projects Theresa! You've created such gorgeous scenes!

lisa808 said...

OMGosh, awesome bag!

zehra said...

Absolutely gorgeous and amazing, great tutorial, love the cards and the tf bag is amazing.

Debbie Bradford said...

These are great cards with a fantastic tutorial. Thank you!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love the sunset cards.

Jill Cantell said...

Just love your designs and colouring. Relaly inspirational

Kris said...

Wowsers! Superb as usual! Thanks for the many tutorials today! I must save these for future use!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Carolina said...

Wonderful projects and thanks for designing such a great set! I can see many uses for it!!!

Thanks for another wonderful sets of tutorials - your are so amazingly talented!

Sonia said...

Wow! Love all of your projects! You definitely made the giraffes come to life; great scenes. The frog is cute and looks very contented sitting on his lily pad.

Patti H said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful tutorials! Can't wait to get these sets and start to create.

Riette said...

The giraffe is probably my favorite wild herbivore :D You card projects are beautiful! And I'm so impressed with these since I'm from South Africa!

Katherine said...

Absolutely stunning projects! Thank you so much for the tutorial. Can't wait to get this wildlife set - I see so many uses for it!

Jennie said...

Love your bag and label Theresa! The sponging is gorgeous and your frog card is adorable.

Barbara said...

awesome... Thanks for the tutorial too.
TFS,
Barb S (FL)

Susan said...

All of these are great. Makes me want to go order the sets right now!

Sharri said...

Stunning Theresa! I LOVE the giraffe bag and your new set! It's on my list!

Jennifer said...

Gosh! I your LOVE your Wild About You set! Such talent! I have really been interested in Safari type stamps lately too!
Blessings,
Jennifer

Pitchoune said...

I love this card! beautiful work!A+

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Beautiful cards.

Ravengirl said...

I am blown away by your new set! Love those animals!

FrancineB said...

Wow! Love your projects especially how you colored the giraffe.

Donna Phelan said...

I'm a sucker for a giraffe, anything at all to do with them! Love that little box/bag you created!

Pat Jandacek said...

The African pieces are breathtakingly beautiful - and the frog is just as cute! TFS

rossi73 said...

I love how you did the layer for the card...will have to try this!

Lagene said...

OHHH my GOODNESS! AMAZING! Thank you so much for the tutorial for the box!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You've done it again! Your new Wild set is simply stunning!! What a fabulous tutorial....one of these days I'm going to do EXACTLY what you show and see if I can get the hang of it! ;)

Caryn S said...

WOW! It is so amazing to see all of the techniques you used on these cards. I admire your inking prowess!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

You are amazing, this is fabulous!