Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 3

Hi there! It's the third and final day of Gina K Inspiration Hops for our May release. Today we are showcasing three new stamp sets from Gina. First up is the new Hello Sunshine Stamp TV Kit. I love all the beautiful images in this kit! More details about this card below. 

Next up is the new Free With Three stamp set, Life's A Beach. You are going to love the fun beachy images in this set. To see how you can earn this set, click here. You even get to choose if you want rubber or clear! I'll post the tutorial for this card later this week or early next week.

My third card uses images from a wonderful new sentiment set called Birthday Greetings. The birthday sentiments in this set are so versatile, you'll be able to use them with any of your other Gina K images. I combined a Birthday Greetings sentiment with my new set, Under The Sea on this card.
There are also wonderful verses that can be used for both the inside and outside of cards. I stamped the inside of my card with one of the Birthday Greetings verses and then added a fish stamped in blue. I'll be posting the tutorial for this card later, also. 


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!!

For more inspiration, check out the following designers…




 I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock to 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches and sponged Memento Summer Sky ink.

Sponged Memento Danube Blue ink.

Sponged Memento Paris Dusk.

Next, I stamped the silhouette flower image, from the Hello Sunshine Stamp TV Kit.

Then I stamped a silhouette branch, using Memento Paris Dusk, but stamped off on scratch paper first to make the image lighter.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx. The 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch card base is Pure Luxury Baby Boy Blue. I used my Score-Buddy to score some decorative lines in two corners. The sentiment was stamped on white and cut out, then adhered with Pop Dots. 


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




92 comments:

Melanie said...

gorgeous designs! I love seeing your coloring on the castle scene, a different style for you but still terrific, looks like watercolor!

crafty1964 said...

Lovin' the sponging! So pretty!

Teri said...

You are certainly the coloring queen! You put such great effort into every card. I always love your work!

heidi @ ggip said...

Very pretty. I love all the scoring.

Parker said...

I love seeing your use of daubing. It creates an exciting look to your card.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Gorgeous. love the colors and the way you have blended your colors and the Shadow affect is super amazing. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Deb said...

You are amazing! I love every single one of these...and always especially enjoy seeing what you do with the stamp sets you design.

Alice H said...

Beautiful cards - love the added work you do on the backgrounds, one of my favorite things to do. Thanks for including a tutorial on your techique.

Lee Reed said...

Your sponging gives such depth to your cards...sets the mood and really pulls one into the sentiment.

Tami B. said...

Head slap time. Why didn't I ever think of using my dies backwards for embossing a frame? I love that idea! Wonderful cards and wonderful ideas from each one.

Mary-Anne V said...

love how you dry embossed on your cards for added details.

Glenda said...

WOW!!!

Kathryn said...

LOVE how you shade with ink!

Marie-José B said...

Awesome cards!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! Your coloring is always so pretty!

Patricia said...

All 3 cards are so lovely. Love the inking and shading on the first one. Very classy! Love the fishes too! Great job!

Jeanette R. Graves said...

You do such beautiful work. You make it look so easy.

Debbie Bradford said...

These are really very pretty. Thanks for the tutorial!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

fantastic sponging! love these stamps! thank you for tutorials.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards you made. ^_^

Olga said...

The cards are simply beautiful. Thank you for the tutorials. Your ideas are great!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous, but I must say that black flower against the sponged blue background is my very favorite. I love it.

Carol said...

I have got to say that I just LOVE the first card!!! Thank you for the tutorial. The background in it is so nice to look at. That is a card someone would keep on the mantle to show off to people for a long time.

Marcy Bennett said...

You are amazing! You can make simple look so gorgeous! Always an inspiration!

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Awesome cards. Great coloring.

rossi73 said...

Lovin them all as usual! I love the blue tone on tone with the sponging when i do it its not as wow!

Carolyn King said...

GORGEOUS cards! Love your beautiful coloring and the way you brought the sand castle to life. These cards are stunning!

catdidit said...

Oooo I love how you castle one looks! Stunning! And of course the others are too! :D

TammieRD said...

Love the fish card. All your cards are nice. thanks

windinstarsranch said...

Oh my goodnesss I love this card. The score lines lend a formalness that really makes it feel complete.
What a difference a good score can make..;-)

AJ said...

amazing shading on your cards again Theresa!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful sponging as always.

Keri said...

Gorgeous! These are absolutely stunning!

Natalie said...

Can't decide which one I like best. They are all lovely.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

I am such a fan of your style. I absolutely love your coloring. Amazing how a bit of ink can transform a scene :-) Great job once again.

Divinity said...

WOW!!!!! absolutely amazing cards! :)

Ravengirl said...

These are amazing! I love the way you created depth by stamping off the leaves first. They look as if they are in the background, in shadow!

Anonymous said...

Your work is amazing! I just love the way you create so much depth with all the shading and beautiful colors. The tutorials are so helpful. Thank you so much.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Dude! Those fish ROCK! Mwah!

Mary said...

Beautiful dimension acheived through sponging, your card is exquisite. Love the fishes and the Beach card too :)

Joyce T. said...

awesome cards. love the coloring

Marie said...

What a card just nice, loved the colors

Linda R. said...

Just love all those blues. Thanks for sharing the pictures showing how you made that card.

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS cards! Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial!

Lynn B. said...

Each of your cards makes such a statement, Theresa! I love each of them for different reasons, but I have to say that the one using your fish is my favorite. I love the way you suggest a gentle fishie wake with the pearl embellies. Awesomeness!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE that first card -- color combo is the bomb! :)

sandi said...

All I can say I LOVE all you designs. Thank you for sharing.

Angela Shields said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing how you create your cards!!

Jan Castle said...

Wow, love the designs on your cards....especially like what you did with the flowers!!! Perfect!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

terri feierabend said...

Great selection. I love the time you took to make each card so nice

shirley said...

Love the cards and thanks for the details of how you made the Flowered card, think I will have to give this technique a try.
Shirley x

Anonymous said...

love the shadowy background leaves!
and the pearl swirls too
thanks for the tut
Holly

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the wonderful tute. Your cards are beautiful.

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--I like the pearls on the fish card.

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful cards.

Golda said...

These are all, "Oh, Wow!" cards!

Carol said...

Great projects! I love seeing the new releases in action!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

carmen said...

love your cards!!!! amazing.....
massey1982@aol.com

Regina said...

the coloring on the cards is just fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial. I always like to see how other people do things. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Theresa, I sure do LOVE your sponging techniques! These are fabulous (I'm always prepared for gorgeous right before I click on your link LOL)!

Donna Phelan said...

YOWZA! To all 3 of your cards, all so beautiful, different and creative!

naneruth said...

Lovely! I am anxious to see the other card tutorial too. You do such a wonderful job coloring always.

MyAuntKath said...

I love your cards--the blue floral just knocked my socks off. I am so glad you give us tutorials to know how yu work your magic!

janet said...

I so appreciate the tutorial on the first card! Magnificent cards!

Victoria H. said...

Amazingly beautiful...what a great job on both these cards!

Donna said...

I just love your style, Theresa! Beautiful cards!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

Wendy Thompson said...

Great cards Theresa thanks for the colouring tutorial

Marilyn from MI said...

I LOVE your card using the Hello Sunshine Stamp TV Kit. The colors and then the black flowers gave me a feel of the tropics.

Lynne said...

Beautiful cards and enjoyable tutorial.

Gayle said...

Beautiful silhouette and adore that sand castle card.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful!!

Helen F. said...

Love the sponging technique...looks like a piece of art when you finish!!

Chris said...

Great cards, Theresa. Love the extra scoring that you did on them.

Diane said...

Incredible cards! Love how you do the shading. Thanks for the tutorial!

Dee said...

Loved the blue card with the contrast of black flowers on it, but also the fish card and the inside sentiment with the fish. As always, fresh inspiration to try some ideas of my own to use. Thanks for sharing!

Betty Neville said...

So beautiful Theresa! Love these!

Sharon said...

As always you spoil us with beautiful cards and amazing tutorials!

Kelly said...

Beautiful cards! Love the fish with all the bling!

Susan Gosman said...

What a wonderful color sense you have!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous cards.

Pam D said...

Nice combo of the different sets. Love the handmade background and colors, TFS!

Mida Williams said...

I love the black silhouette flowers against the blue background. Just stunning.

Carolina said...

These are just ever so stunning Theresa! They should be framed and thanks for another great tutorial!!!

Kris said...

So glad you did a tutorial on this card because it's my favorite one yet! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your cards are awesome. I LOVE the fish card and hope you've got a tutorial for it coming up soon.

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful cards, T, I especially like your sweet sandcastle!

alex said...

Stunning cars Theresa, I just don't know how you keep coming up with such wonderful ideas, love your new set, and the way you have teamed it with birthday greetings is gorgeous, your sandcastle is brilliant and your tutorial is so inspiring, thank you so much for all you do fro us crafters, you are truly a bright star :-)

Cathy C said...

Remarkable set of cards! Your design in each of the cards is Magnificent! I love how classy the Hello Sunshine card looks, the coloring of the sand castle in the Life's a Beach card is amazing, and the bling and dimension in the Birthday Greetings Card is awesome! Thank you so much for the tutorial is great to see how everything comes together. Thanx for sharing your talent and your wonderful ideas with us!

Pat Jandacek said...

Love your sponging/blending on all of these cards and the embosses framing on each. Gorgeous cards...TFS.

Jan Henry said...

Thank you so much for your instructions as well as your beautiful cards.

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a lovely card! I LOVE the silhouette branch...so pretty!!!