Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gina K New Release Blog Hop Day 3



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 is the final day of blog hops for the latest Gina K Designs release and we have two more new stamp sets to show you. First up is The Good Life, from Gina K, a fun summer stamp set that will be perfect for fun cards and scrapbooking all your favorite summer memories. More details about this card below...


Next up is the new Free With Three stamp set, Assorted Greetings, which you can earn for free simply by purchasing three regular stamps sets. This set has a nice variety of greetings for multiple occasions! I added a few images from Tropical Nature and Pretty Patterns, too.


Here is a look at the inside of the card. Don't you love that verse?! I'll post the tutorial for this card in a few days. 

For more inspiration from the design team, check out the following links...




  • Gina K
  • AJ Otto
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Deb Felts
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jimmi Mayo
  • Lee Murphy
  • Lori McAree
  • Melanie Muenchinger
  • Suzanne Dean
  • Theresa Momber
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Vicki Dutcher



  • For the trees, on my The Good Life card, I colored with Copic markers, starting with G03.

    I blended into the highlighted areas with G21.

    Then added G28 to shade.

    For the trunks, I used E59, then used my blender pen to soften the highlights, by letting the dark brown bleed into the blender solution. After coloring, I cut out the trees. I colored a second set of trees and cut those out, too.

    For the campfire, I began with E39.

    Then added E33.

    For the flames, I started with Y17.

    Then added YR07. I cut this image out, also.

    Next, I cut most of a circle, using the largest die template in Spellbinders™ Classic Circles LG Nestabilities®, then sponged Memento Summer Sky ink. 

    Sponged Memento Danube Blue ink.

     Sponged Memento Paris Dusk.

    I cut a curve in a sticky note and masked the sky, then sponged Memento Paris Dusk.

    Then sponged Memento Gray Flannel.

    Then I made a starry sky by making dots with my opaque white gel pen.

    The sentiment was cut out with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen and sponged with Memento Danube Blue ink while still in the die template. I adhered the trees and campfire with Pop Dots, then layered with Pure Luxury In The navy and White. The card base is 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches and made using Pure Luxury Baby Boy Blue.  


    Thanks for spending time with me. I hope you have a happy day! 





    94 comments:

    Melanie said...

    Omgosh that campfire scene is amazing! And love how you mixed the different patterns with the tiki!

    Kathy said...

    Oh your coloring is always so amazing! And thanks for showing the inside of your card...gives me great ideas:)

    Renee said...

    Wow - thanks for the copics tut! I have a bunch of the markers, and need to practice the blending. Adorable!

    Carolyn King said...

    wow theresa..your amazing coloring brings every image you touch to life. amazing!

    Teri said...

    Wow. Drop dead gorgeous!!!

    Vicki said...

    What can I say besides Awesome!!!! the campfire scene is perfect. I feel like I am seeing into someones perfect night. The thank you card did bring a smile to my face.

    Jimmi said...

    your campfire is SO fabulous!!
    and the tiki card is perfect :)

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Amazing coloring! That tiki is gorgeous~

    JessicaK said...

    Awesome scene creation with that campfire card and thank you for the tutorial; I love learning more about how i can use my copics bettwr.

    AJ said...

    both cards are awesome- you make your coloring look so easy!! and i just LOVE that tiki guy! I want to stamp him on EVERYTHING!! :)

    Dee said...

    Your camping card made me feel like I was looking through a telescope. Your trees with their shadows, a crackling fire and star-filled sky--ah, that's a good life! Also liked your tropical card with the mask and foliage on the zig-zag background is beautiful. Special, as always!

    jean w. said...

    Wow as always you make the best cards! Love the sky scene! Thanks for sharing how to make the stars!

    jean w. said...

    Wow as always you make the best cards! Love the sky scene! Thanks for sharing how to make the stars!

    Sharon Jones said...

    Wow, both your cards are a delight!! And I love that you stamped the camping scene at night...so creative, you are!

    richardbreaks said...

    I just love the night sky, and surrounding it with black...perfection!

    Katherine said...

    Wow! Your campfire scene is amazing . . . thanks for the detailed instructions! Simply gorgeous cards! TFS!

    Joyce Evans Erb said...

    Holy moley, these cards are gorgeous! Makes me want the camping one now:-) The chevron card is gorgeous too, I need to case it:-)

    Tami B. said...

    I never get tired of your creations. They are always fabulous.

    Jessica Strider said...

    Beautiful cards. I really love the night time forest scene you created for the first card.

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    I love the cards you created with these sets. Both cards are just wonderful!

    alex said...

    Wow Theresa what stunning cards, love the Tiki greetings card, and the camp scene and tutorial are brilliant, thank you so much :-)

    Debbie Bradford said...

    The campfire card is amazing and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Janice said...

    Such pretty cards. tfs!

    --Marcy said...

    The night scene is perfect! Your cards are always such an inspiration!

    Kyla said...

    love, love, love the camping card.....out under the big bright moon....beautiful!

    Yolie said...

    Wow this is such a cute card. Love the tutorial.

    MyAuntKath said...

    These are just great cards! The scene one is just beautiful!

    Billie Dee said...

    Beautiful cards. And thanks for the coloring hints - you're a master!

    Sharon said...

    Outstanding cards! The coloring on the Relax card is beautiful! The colors and chevron design on the Thank You really pop!

    Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

    WOW, I love your card and am really glad you have such a nice tutorial to follow. Wonderful coloring!!

    naneruth said...

    Love the night scene!

    terri feierabend said...

    Absolutely beautiful job on your camping card. Love the work you put into it.

    Patti Rogers said...

    Theresa, I really love the way you did the fire and the sky. I hope to be able to use your techniques on some of my projects!! Thank you.

    windinstarsranch said...

    Oh what a great card. Love the evening affect.

    Julie said...

    Great cards, love all the detail

    Joyce T. said...

    love your coloring. thanks for the tutorial

    Sandy (Cheesy) said...

    BOTH of your cards are awesome. I adore your campfire scene in that circle. Thanks for the tutorial on making it. All the details are special.
    And I really like the tiki card. Your are right, I do like that saying!

    Lori said...

    Oh Wowza Theresa!! I'm sure I have said this before, you amaze me!! Love them both!!

    Kristen said...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE both cards! But really love the coloring on the first. Thanks for the tutorial BTW did I say I loved your cards? Because I do!

    Olga said...

    Beautiful cards!

    Maxine #6215 said...

    That campfire looks so inviting!

    Sylvia said...

    The campfire card reminded me of a time we went camping upstate New York. The night was so clear and full of stars, we laid down looking up and reached up thinking we could touch the stars. Great time, wonderful card. Thanks for the tutorial and the walk down memory lane.

    Kelly said...

    Some more AWESOME from you! These are both beautiful cards! Love your coloring on both of these. You just bring everything to life.

    Anne K Biesterfeld said...

    Great cards. Love that campfire scene.

    Sharon Harnist said...

    Holy smokes, Theresa, your campfire card is spectacular -- so vivid and I love the night sky!

    Kay S said...

    Oh my! I love your night time camping scene! Thanks for the great tutorial on how you created it.

    Ravengirl said...

    Mmmmmm, love the nighttime scene! So sweet! And your tik guy goes perfect with that sentiment!

    gobluektb05 said...

    OMG, your Good Life card is amazing!!! Love the shading and colors. Thanks so much for the tutorial too! The tutorial makes it look easy, like even a beginner like me could do it!

    Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

    You really are a master colorer! Beautiful cards!

    Sheila said...

    Both cards are awesome but love the night camp scene the best. Thanks for sharing.

    Julie L said...

    Love the scene. Thanks for sharing the colors you used to make it.

    Judy Scott said...

    Great looking cards love them

    Anonymous said...

    the camping card is so gorgeous! and thank you so much for the detailed tutorial
    Holly

    NJMullins said...

    OMG I love your Camp scene, and your "smile" card is hilarious! Thanks :)

    Julie said...

    OMG! your camp fire card is gorgeous. Love to see how you bring the scenes together. Thanks for sharing.

    mtscrapgal said...

    Thanks for the cards and the tutes. Great job on both. Thanks

    ajax said...

    The good life card certainly makes you want to be in front of that fire on a cold winter night. All it needs is a sick with hot dogs roasting. Thats what my husband likes about a fire. And, I love the 2nd card with the mask on front and the sentiment inside. Funny! Thanks

    Linda R. said...

    Great cards! Love your coloring and thanks so much for showing us how you did that!

    Golda said...

    Love the nighttime camping scene! It's so pretty and makes me want to relax and stare up at some stars.

    Diana Evensen said...

    I LOVE the way you colored the "Good Life" card. So peaceful and beautiful. Thanks

    Donna Phelan said...

    Your woodsy scene is awesome! Love the moon AND the way you made the tree shadows.....you're always thinking!!! WOW!

    janet said...

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial--always helpful!

    Leisa said...

    Wow! Thanks for the step by step instructions on making your gorgeous card :)

    Lynne said...

    Time to Relax could also be redesigned as a great Christmas card.

    Evelyn vasquez said...

    Ah! the night scene brings back some great camping times

    Jo4Him said...

    Awesome cards, love the campfire card. Thanks for sharing how you "built" the scene.

    cjgusloff57 said...

    More great cards! More great coloring too...really like how realistic everything always looks.

    Sharon Roselli said...

    wow your coloring is awesome!love your campfire scene. great card and how to. tiki is cute too.

    Pam littledott said...

    Love you camp site...so so cute. Pam

    Paulette S said...

    I LOVE this night time camp fire scene. I love the shadows and stars, all the little details. So fun! I enjoy your coloring tutorials so much. I know it takes a lot of time to do them and edit/post them. Thanks so much!

    Victoria H. said...

    Amazing...I love the starry night camping and the fun tikis!

    Indy said...

    Love both cards, but the nighttime camping scene strikes a cord in me! Thanks for the step-by-step instructionson your coloring! This is an area I want to improve! Hope you don't mind, but it's being added to my Pinterest to remind me of your great work!

    simplyhuffman said...

    Your cards are perfection. Thanks for sharing the Copic coloring tutorial, too!

    Joni said...

    WOW!!! What a great camping cards. Thank you for the great tutorial for it. Your thank you card was awesome. Thank you for sharing.

    Pati said...

    Great campfire card, cool scene with the shading. Makes me want smores...I might just have to microwave some tonight :)

    Rosy Newlun said...

    Aloha, Theresa! Your cards...well, you know - they just get me :D Love your coloring techniques, your sharing them with all of us, and your stamps!!! Rock on!

    Carol said...

    Beautiful project, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

    MsJudyC said...

    Beautiful gals, beautful stamps and beautiful cards.

    verna garrison said...

    i wish i knew how to save this blog i need too sit and go step by step with you..thank you

    Sue D said...

    Gorgeous woodland scene and funny sentiment on the second card to go with that face.

    Mida Williams said...

    A beautiful card. I like the step by step tutorial so we can try along too.

    Lagene said...

    Wonderful campground and Tiki cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Jennifer said...

    I love how you did the pine tree shadows! Great new stamp collections!

    Kathryn A said...

    What a great campfire scene! And I'm really loving the zigzag stamp as a background.

    Deborah said...

    I can hear the owls hooting and the fire crackling lol!

    Betty Neville said...

    Love that peaceful scene, and the cute thank you card! Always so beautifully colored!

    Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

    Your cards are awesome as always. I love the waterglobe look of the camping scene.

    Michelle said...

    That night scene is gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial on how you built your scene. The colors are just beautiful and I love the shadows from the trees.

    itzamitzi said...

    A night camping scene was a clever idea, and the card turned out sweet. It does seem relaxing. I really like the way your decorated the inside of the second card to match the outside.

    Mama said...

    The cuteness of these card is a favorite!

    Gayle said...

    Love those little trees and camp fire. Just need Santa flying overhead and it would be adorable for Christmas, too.

    Kay said...

    They're both beautiful. Love the unique thank you card!

    Lisa said...

    Your tutorial is fantastic! You make it look so easy, which makes me want to try something new...thanks for that!

    And I just love that mask..and how you combined the sets..the sentiment inside is perfect, as that mask is grinning! LOL

    Karen Roth said...

    Oh, goody, a midsummers night dream!
    Looks fabulous!