Friday, June 1, 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 few days after the hops!!

Hello! Today we are showcasing two brand new stamp sets from Gina K Designs. First up is Stately Flowers 4, illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. This is another gorgeous set of florals from Melanie's Stately Flowers series. Details about this card are below. 


Next up is a wonderful new stamp set by Tami Mayberry, called Ticket Trio. This is such a fun and versatile set and it coordinates with Spellbinders™ Labels and Tags. I'll be posting the step by step photos for this project soon. 

For more inspiration from the design team, check out these links…




 To begin, I stamped the smaller hibiscus flower with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored with Copic markers, beginning with Y17.

 Then I added Y11.

  I colored over most of the yellow with RV23.

 Added RV25.

 Then added R08.

 For the leaves, I filled in with YG25 and G03.

 Then I used a little W5 to shade the leaves.

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock, using Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities® and cut a mask using Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG. I adhered the mask with reposition able tape in the center of the rectangle. Then I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink, working from the oval then out, so the ink would be darker at the oval and get gradually lighter.

 Then I sponged Memento Morocco, one of the new Memento colors.

 Here you can see how, after I removed the mask, it created a nice frame in a frame.

I used my Spellbinders Foliage set to cut a branch from Pure Luxury White. Then I sponged, just using the residual ink left on the Cantaloupe and Morocco sponge daubers.

I cut out two hibiscus flowers and adhered to the frame using Pop Dots, then added the foliage, also with Pop Dots. The card base is Pure Luxury Just Peachy (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). I added decorative score lines to the card base using my Scor-Buddy. 


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

124 comments:

Maria said...

love it

Melanie said...

This peach card was my fave you did with my set! Love the reverse sponging and those sponged die cuts look flippin' awesome with these images! :)

catdidit said...

Wowza T! I think this sponging takes you to a different height, even HIGHER! LOVE it!! And the ticket trio, wonderful design!

rossi73 said...

Both of these are amazing! Love the use of the leaves and the cut out flowers!
Love the texture on the ticket one also

Joyousgirl80 said...

I love the sponged oval background! I think I'm going to have to try that technique. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

This flower card is my favorite of all you did - absolutely beautiful!
The Ticket Trio card is really nice - like the design and colors used.

Rae said...

WOW, WOW, This hibiscus card is stunning!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards T!! Love them both.

Jimmi said...

Beautiful cards! I can't wait to try to color the hibiscus the way you did!

Olga said...

Wow, the cards are fabulous!!!I just love your tutorials!

Lana said...

Так красиво!!!

naneruth said...

Stunning flower! Love the use of the dies and how you sponged the leaves. I'm going to have to get them there dies.

Joyce T. said...

love 'em both. great coloring, awesome sponging and really cool designs too!

Kris said...

I just love your coloring tutorials! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

alex said...

Stunning cards Theresa, love the hibiscus and thank you for a wonderful tutorial. The ticket trio card is awesome :-)

heidi @ ggip said...

Beautiful cards! TFS!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful cards--i was excited to see what you did with the flowers---you never disappoint. Sigh!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Love both cards and your awesome sponging. Thanks so much for taking the time to teach us how to do it

Lynn B. said...

Lovin' that cantaloupe color on your card! And the reverse sponging! I never would have thought of that. As always, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the coloring tutorial.

Victoria H. said...

Gorgeous and creative!!! Amazing work. Thank you so much for sharing.

Patti J said...

Theresa, these are incredible! I love watching you photograph your work - it's like the paper just comes to life! Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty in the peach color, but then again, I like the darker card too! Go figure~ :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are so fabulous, I love them!

Lagene said...

Amazing cards, thanks for the tutorial on the Gorgeous hibiscus!

MyAuntKath said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh.... I just love the hibiscus card! Love the photos and all the deets. The ticket trio card is one of my favorites of this set. As usual, Theresa, you rock!

elizabeth said...

Lovely and elegant first card and I love the masculine feel of the second card. Beautiful work as always :).

richardbreaks said...

Terrific coloring on those flowers. I have GOT to remember my scor-pal for scoring lines on my cards!

Chris said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa, as usual! Thanks for the step by step how-to info!

Susan said...

I'm loving those tickets. Great for masculine cards, which i never seem to have when I need them.

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards. Love the colors.

crafty1964 said...

Wow! Thanks for the tutorial on coloring with Copics!! Absolutely, stunning!

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful peachy hibicus. It's gorgeous. I love it that you shared the copic colors. Thanks so much. Now to go practice! :-)

Anita Braddock said...

wow how Beautiful love the colors and the layering. the Blending of the colors are Amazing thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Lynne said...

Ah!now that is a beautiful card with fab colors.

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS cards! That flower just comes to life in your tute.....crazy! Love the leaf sponging too, perfect accents!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards and love the frame look for the flower card.

Tami B. said...

Both cards are beautiful especially the peach one. I finally took the plunge and made 2 cards this week using your sponged background technique. I've got a long way to go, but it's a start.

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Karen said...

I love your cards, very stunning.

Paulette S said...

Gorgeous cards. I enjoy your blog so much. Your stamping, coloring and die cuts and sponging are always works of art. Love your tutorials too. I have got to get my hands on some GDK designs stamps.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful Melanie!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great cards!!

TracyP said...

some great ideas - thanks for the tutorial for the hibiscus card

Sharon Harnist said...

Holy thud yourself, T -- your hibiscus are a gorgeous color, love them! Also like the added die cut leaves -- great touch! Too funny we used the same ticket greetings -- darling card!

Helen F. said...

GORGEOUS, Theresa. Love the State Flower sets and your coloring is amazing!

zehra said...

Gorgeous card and awesome tutorial

Lori said...

You blow me away every single time Theresa!! Awesome cards!!

pitchoune said...

beautiful card, I love it, bye from France

Kitty said...

I love the colors you choose. Just beautiful

Blessings,
KathleenR

JPScraps said...

Fantastic cards!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty cards...thanks for showing us how you colour.

janet said...

Oh wow!!! Fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous cards.

Marie-José B said...

Great cards!
Your coloring and sponging is fabulous!

Debbie Bradford said...

Yor birthday card is so fun and the other is very pretty. Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing your creativity.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very nice cards ^_^

Keri said...

Stunning! Thee are both such beautiful cards!!

Robin said...

Beautiful cards!

Kathryn said...

I love the hibiscus card, and I really appreciate the step-by-step directions. Thanks!

Golda said...

These are such cool designs! Love them.

Regina said...

The flower card is just beautiful! I really like how you did the ticket card. I can see how that stamp could be very versatile. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

jean w. said...

Love both of your cards Theresa! The peach is a beautiful color!

Susan Gosman said...

Just Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for you great instructions on how to color with copic. Love your cards
scrappingbug@aol.com

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful coloring!!

Janice said...

Beautiful
!!

sghay said...

I always love your cards, Theresa. They are both gorgeous.

Andrene said...

Everything about the flower card is PERFECT....awesome job. Love the masculine ticket card and all the embellishments you added to it. TFS.

Lindsay M. said...

wow!!! truly stunning cards!!!! thank you for the wonderful tutorial!! great idea! You are super talented!!

Debbie said...

I just love both of your cards. Somehow, you just seem to be able to always have just the perfect colors and blend of color that makes your cards so amazing!

Diana E said...

I appreciate your step-by-step coloring tutorials. That ticket card has more to it than most of the other bloggers today. Thanks for sharing.

Diana E said...

I appreciate your step-by-step coloring tutorials. That ticket card has more to it than most of the other bloggers today. Thanks for sharing.

Pam D said...

Both cards are awesome! Nice coloring, TFS!

quiltea56 said...

Beautiful colors. Great cards.

Teri said...

Love the softness of the peach card!!

Angela Shields said...

Thank you for showing how you made your card, I love seeing the process. Really beautiful cards!!

Anonymous said...

The coloring on the flower card was gorgeous. Julianne

windinstarsranch said...

Thank you for the interesting ideas and sharing how too's. The cards are great.

Sheila said...

So beauitful and thanks for the tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

itzamitzi said...

You do feminine and masculine equally well. I love both cards, but must admit the hibiscus one is my most favorite [and I don't usually like orange tones]. Beautiful work!

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, my gosh, what a wonderful job you've done with both of these. They are terrific. TFS

Patricia said...

What beautiful cards! You're a whiz with those Copic markers! Great job!

RuthAnn said...

Such a beautiful card and coloring,
this is such a great stamp set.
Thanks for sharing, take care.

MitBem said...

Love both of the cards. Also appreciated you showing how to color the flowers. Thanks so much.

Mama said...

Thanks for the lesson on Copics. Mine never looks as good as yours. I'll have to keep trying!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

The hibiscus is gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

Audrey Cooper said...

Thanks for the step by step, not everyone thinks to help out a friend. Love them

Carol said...

I really enjoyed both of your cards, you did so well on both of them. Thank you for posting them and the instructions for them. :-)

Kathy N. said...

Beautiful. You always have great ideas of inspiration.

shensen said...

I love the peachy card. You are an excellent artist

carmen said...

love the way you did the shading...what a beautiful card!!!!
massey1982@aol.com

Aixa M. said...

Beautiful. Your coloring is awesome, as always!

Angel said...

Love both your cards, can't wait to see your details on the second.

jodyleblanc said...

What beautiful flowers! your cards a great! ;)

Anonymous said...

love the color palette of the ticket birthday card-
Thanks
Holly

silverilex@gmail.com

Judy Averill said...

Beautiful cards--especially like the hibiscus one--colors were gorgeous!

Mary said...

Your Hibiscus card has taken my breath away. Clever use of the tag images on the second card

CrafteA said...

WOW! What lovely cards. TFS

Crafty Lady said...

Both cards are stunners. Great colors.

Lee Reed said...

You have so inspired me...thank you for sharing such beautiful cards. These stamp sets are so much fun.

Sonia said...

Love both of your cards! Beautiful flower on the first, and I always love that you add a tutorial. You also gave an elegant twist to the ticket card- I love the way you put all the elements together together.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

The hibiscus card is GORGEOUS! Love the way you did the sponging and it's always fun to see crafters do the coloring on their images. Nice tutorial! TFS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning cards. And, again, love the tutorial showing how to color too. Your designs are top notch!

mtscrapgal said...

Both your cards are works of art. Thanks

Lesley Greenlee said...

Great cards, thanks for the picture tutorial. Have a great day.

Lesley Greenlee said...

Great cards, thanks for the picture tutorial. Have a great day.

ddlady said...

Theresa, you did a wonderful job on both cards but, my favorite is the hibiscus card. It was absolutely gorgeous. Great job!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow, thanks so much for the photo tutorials! I love those and your card is beautiful!

Sylvia said...

You always inspire me! Beautiful hibiscus card, peach is my favorite color.

Valerie said...

Always, always, always love your designs and grateful for all you teach us. Love them both!

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing Theresa! Love your beautifully coloured and sponged hibiscus card; and that cool design of your ticket card! Thank you for always including a tutorial - I'm sure that takes a lot of time; and it is much appreciated!

Kelly said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful! Love them both. Those hibscus are amazing!

Barb Ghig said...

What a STUNNING set of cards! I really love all the shades of peach on the hibiscus card, and your design is just lovely! As always, I really appreciate your step-by-step tutorial!!!

Karen B said...

Awesome cards, you make whatever you do come alive. Beautifl and I love the tutorials.

Anonymous said...

Love the cards! I am working on trying to learn how to shade properly. You do a grand job. Looks great. Love the new sets.

Sharon Roselli said...

really love the texture on the ticket card! the ribbon or webbing with the stars etc. You are so creative.Thanks for sharing.

miatagal said...

Love your creations, Theresa! Great tutorials. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects with tons of fun ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kary said...

Beautiful!! My fave is the hibiscus card, it looks Amazing! TFS.

Ravengirl said...

Lovely cards! Your hibiscus is delightful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Both are wonderful....your flower card is stunning! And that ticket design is uber cool!!

Linda R. said...

YOur cards are just beautiful. Thanks for shring them and the instructions.

Wendy Thompson said...

Beautiful Theresa thanks for the tutorial I find so much inspiration from your blog.

Rosy Newlun said...

Can truthfully say that your peachy card with hibiscus, the subtle embossing and scoring - is heaven sent. Thank you <3 Rosy