Monday, April 30, 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! Today the design team are featuring two more new release stamp sets. First up is the set I illustrated for this month, Sweet Strawberries. This stamp set makes me hungry! I'll share the details on how I made the card above at the bottom of this post. 

And here is another sample using Sweet Strawberries. I just got home last week from a wonderful vacation to Jamaica and I have to confess I had just a few strawberry daiquiris by the beach, so I just had to make a card like this. I'll share the tutorial for this card a little later in the week.

Next up is such a cool new set from Tami Mayberry, called Vintage Notes. This will be a great set for creating not just cards, but fun little gifts and scrapbook pages, too! Tami designed this set to coordinate with the Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® Office Supplies die set. I don't have that set yet, so I had to improvise with a hole punch. After stamping the lined note image, I stamped some paper clips and added the sentiment. I placed the Tim Holtz metal frame over the sentiment and attached with brads. I created my own custom pattern paper using images and sentiments from Vintage Notes, then layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and used a Tan Leather card base.

For more inspiration be sure to check out what the rest of the team have created for you...





To start my card I stamped the strawberries with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, beginning withR89.

Added R29.

Then added R27.

Added R24.

Added R22.

Then filled in with R00.

I used G03 on the leaves.

Added YG23 to make them brighter.

Then filled in with YG97. After coloring, I cut out the strawberries and then covered them with Crystal Lacquer.

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock with rectangle Nestabilities and sponged Memento New Sprout ink.

Sponged Memento Cantaloupe.

Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

I stamped the silhouette strawberry plant with Memento Bamboo Leaves.

I cut a piece of GKD Petals and Wings designer paper with Spellbinders Labels 4 and sponged Memento Lady Bug ink around the edges.

Cut a another piece of pattern paper from the Petals and Wings collection and sponged the edges with Memento Bamboo Leaves.

I created the sentiment layer with Labels 4 also and sponged with Memento Bamboo Leaves. I used Pop Dots to pop up the image a sentiment layer and used Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus for the card base (4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches).

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another inspiration blog hop from Gina K!

72 comments:

heidi @ ggip said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your cards are great. Your design on the stamp set is so fun!

Melanie said...

awesome projects! love the lacquer on the strawberries and your beach scene! The top secret card is so cloak and dagger!

~ Jo ~ said...

Wow great cards!!! Thank you for the coloring tutorial! Your strawberries look so real!

Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Carolyn King said...

LOVE your amazing new set and the cards u created with it! GORGEOUS!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous set! Gorgeous coloring! TFS!

Teri said...

Great job! Love the coloring and the tutorial.

naneruth said...

All are great ideas and so very nicely put together.

tampatha said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for the tutorial on your strawberry cards. I'm learning to use my copics so any chance to learn how to color better is appreciated. I love the idea of the lacquer on the strawberries as well. Great idea. These cards are a great inspiration!
Tammy L

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Beautiful love the layering and the Blending of your colors is Amazing. love the fact that you showed us how to blend thanks for sharing this with us all.

Lee Reed said...

You always do such a great job. These strawberries are becoming one of my favorites.

Sheri said...

Just gorgeous. That card has such amazing depth. Love it.

Jacky said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for the tutorial also!

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous cards, T -- wonderful coloring on those strawberries make them look good enough to eat! Especially love your Cheers card -- such pretty colors!

Becky said...

Awesome cards Teresa.

Olga said...

So cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Oneofakind said...

Theresa,
I really love the "Sweet Strawberries" set and you always create images that are so realistic I could pluck them off the page. Your "Vintage Notes" card is great with the angles and layers.

alex said...

Adore your new set, the labels for my strawberry jam will be beautiful this year, love both your cards using this set, and your vintage notes card is really cool :-)

Sharon said...

Such pretty colors on the strawberry cards! Cute way to use the Vintage Notes!

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Bradford said...

What a beautiful strawberry set! Your card is so pretty and thank you for such a great tutorial on how the master colored her own strawberries.

Encouraging Words said...

Theresa, I am so impressed by your work. I am looking forward to getting this stamp set, as I think those strawberries are fantastic.

Laura

Tami B. said...

Mouthwatering is a really stupid adjective for a card but that's what your strawberries are. Beautiful job as usual!

catdidit said...

Oooo love your design on the 1st one especially...the gingham and sponging on it...and the piercing, well, just all of it! :D Your new set was so hard for me to put down!

rossi73 said...

I am convinced you have the sponging gene I lack...just beautiful!

reflections:0) said...

I am totally in love with the way you make your cards. I follow your blog in my google reader. Love that island drink card thank for all the step by steps I know it takes alot of time for you to do this for everyone.

reflections:0)

Dee said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial on the strawberry card. Love the stamp set with so many possibilities! Your cards are always creations of art--love them!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for the coloring tutorial too. I love when you share your coloring ideas.

Joyce T. said...

those strawberries look good enough to eat. love your masculine card design too.

Sharon said...

Awsome cards! I really appreciate how you always give us detailed tutorials, one can only hope to be as good as you one day! Love the sponging around the pattern paper, I have to remember to try that

elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. Love the different layering on the first card.

Paige said...

Strawberry images and gingham - a perfect pair! Love what you did with vintage Notes too!

mtscrapgal said...

LOVE YOUR CHOICE OF PAPERS FOR YOUR CARDS. AS USUAL YOUR COLORING IS OUTSTANDING. THANKS

--Marcy said...

I knew I would just love your cards! Always do! Congrats on another outstanding stamp set!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!

Lynn B. said...

Your first card is so beautiful. I love the colors you chose. And the twine on the top secret card is so perfect. I'll look forward to the tutorial on how to do that at an angle like that. And, as always, thanks for the tutorial. I really need it!

Donna Phelan said...

Can't wait to get a hold of my strawberry stamps (among the 3 I ordered!) but until they arrive maybe I will make a batch of strawberry daiquiris! Okay I may wait til 5 p.m. lol Wonderful cards!!!

Iin Aryanti said...

Waw, i love your color combo on strawberry card. And thanks, you giving tutorial too. Is excited because you are wearing a Memento ink and the Sponge Dauber, rather than Distress ink and blending tools. :-)

Laura's New Place said...

Great cards, by the time I finish with this blog hop, I am going to have to buy strawberries.

Jan said...

i have the Vintage Notes ordered can't wait till it arrives. Lovely work.

pamselinski said...

Those strawberries are oh so cute. Now that card with the notebook image is awesome. I like the distressed look of the card.

cjgusloff57 said...

Gingham and Strawberries! I just love that card! Vintage Note card is outstanding too! All your cards and coloring are outstanding. Tutorials --great! Thanks so much!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

wow, what elegant designs. your top secret blew me away, love the background

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous strawberries!!

Susan White said...

Beautiful Cards, and love the tutorial, those strawberry look so yummy!!

Robin said...

All adorable cards. Thanks as always for the tips!

ccathsoon said...

thankyou for showing how to add that little extra touch, beautiful.

Ravengirl said...

Your strawberries are absolutely amazing! Love them!

Caryn S said...

Thanks for another wonderful tutorial! Your card is just gorgeous.

Sylvia said...

How sweet the strawberry with gingham looks. Now, wouldn't mine being on the beach with the strawberry daquiri. Beautiful cards, great tutorial. Thanks.

KonaRose said...

You give me such endless ideas!! Love the paper piercing border on card 1, the simple but elegant scoring on card 2, and your angled twining on card 3. Thanks for your tutorials, always - :D

Sue D said...

Great cards--my favorite is the first strawberry card.

Sharon Jones said...

Both cards are totally awesome...love your tutorials!

Kay S said...

Fantastic cards! The strawberries look good enough to eat! Great beach scene and margarita!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa, Sweet Strawberries is on my wish list.

Ellen said...

Love the strawberry set! I am such a fan of your coloring! tfs

Kris said...

I just love your tutorials! Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Your strawberry designs are awesome. And so are your amazing card creations. Always love your coloring tutorials.

hugs
bobbi

Betty Neville said...

Awesome cards Theresa! The strawberries and daiquiri would make a good snack right about now - they look so real! And the metal frame embellie is perfect for your note card!

Karen Denson said...

Beautiful cards. I love the Strawberry Daiquiri. It makes me feel relaxed just looking at it. Thank you for the great tutorial.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow your cards are pretty. I love the different shades of colors. TFS AJ!

Wendy Thompson said...

Beautiful creations Theresa just love them. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Confiseries Papier said...

Your cards are just stunning!

Lindsay M. said...

Stunning cards!!! Love those strawberries!!! Thank you for the tutorial!!! Amazing!!!

Golda said...

What fun cards!

NJMullins said...

You take sponging to a full art itself. Beautiful cards

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are beautiful. I really like the vintage notes stamp set.

Jo-Anne said...

Lovely cards. I am always inspired.
Please keep up the tutorials, I love them.

Biitz and Bites Scrapin said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

CraftyMomFL said...

love the layering of the strawberry card. but i do have a quesion what is the crystal lacquer you used?

CraftyMomFL said...

thanks Theresa - I can't wait to get this set you designed - I ordered this at the release party (among a lot of other stamps and papers) Definitely going to try the crystal lacquer thanks for the link

smahrty said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful projects! I love that take note set.

Carolina said...

ADORABLE card T! Always love your tutorials and specially this one with all the mixture of patterns and sponging!

Your Vintage Notes card is shabby pretty - the random placed clips are the perfect touch!