Monday, October 29, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day One

Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team are blog hopping to share ideas using the new stamp sets from our October release. Today we are featuring two sets, Vogue Vases 2 and Stately Flowers 5. My first card uses images from Vogue Vases 2, a stamp set I illustrated as a follow up to the original Vogue Vases. More details about this card below. 

 Next up is my card using Stately Flowers 5. This is the fifth in a series of stamp sets illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger, showcasing the official flower of each state. The images in all these sets are stunning! I love this sunflower. I'll post the step by step photos for this card later this week. 

Be sure to check out the samples from the rest of the team!

Gina K
AJ Otto
Beth Silaika
Carolina Buchting
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Deb Felts
Emily Giovanni
Giovana Smith
Lee Murphy
Lori McAree
Melanie Muenchinger
Sharon Harnist
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber
Tina Gilliland
Vicki Dutcher


 To begin, I sponged Memento Summer Sky ink on Pure Luxury White card stock.

Then I sponged Memento Danube Blue ink.

Sponged Memento Paris Dusk ink.

I stamped the branch using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then stamped another image, using Memento Paris Dusk ink, but stamped off on scratch paper before stamping on my scene, to make the image lighter.

I colored in the flowers using V04 Copic marker.

Then I stamped the vase on Parisian Garden pattern paper, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then colored in the vase using BV13. 

And added shading with BV17. After coloring, I cut out the vase.

I adhered the vase to the background using Pop Dots. Then I layered with Pure Luxury In The Navy, Vibrant Purple and White. The 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch card base is Little Boy Blue. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and adhered using Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is fantastic!



79 comments:

Angi Rankin said...

What a beauty!! I always love reading your tutorials.

Angi Rankin said...

What a beauty!! I always love reading your tutorials.

catdidit said...

Love the blue/purple card, gorgeous as always with the sponging and how it just looks like it glows!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome cards T! Love your wonderful set and had so much fun playing with it.

Maria said...

love your card. did a great job

crotnem said...

Nice card. TFS

99scrapper said...

Sunflowers....can't get enough of them. Lovely cards!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

TOTALLY stunning!

Lori said...

Absolutely stunning T!!!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for the detailed tutorial on how you created the scene for your purple card. So stunning!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Gorgeous! I almost feel like I could be an artist with your tutorials!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous sponged background and cards.
Love your new set!!!
Hugs and smiles

Sherry said...

Love them both!! Your hello friend card looks like a painting what talent thanks for sharing

Colleen said...

WOW! You really created some beautiful masterpieces. Absolutely Gorgeous.
ColleenB.

Cathy Homan said...

Very cute cards. I love the colors.

Beastybunny said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the coloring on the firs tone. Just beautiful!

Olga said...

Thank you for the tutorial and wonderful cards!

Melanie said...

ohmygoodness, I love that scene! so serene! The piercing turned out great, I'd buy that vase!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your cards are so calming in their design and I love them!!!

bridget22868 said...

Theresa, I love what youve done with the "HELLO FRIEND" card! Thanks for showing instructions! And the "Happy Brithday" card is just OFF THE CHARTS AWESOME!!!! THANKS FOR SHOWING HOW TO MAKE THESE!!!!!

Betty said...

I just love your vogue vases set....it's definitely going on my Christmas wish list. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Lagene said...

Works of art!

Verna Angerhofer said...

The way you color your card designs is always so amazing. You are truly inspiring to me. And, after I see your artful delights, I always ask myself..."Now, why couldn't I think of something like that?" But I am glad you share always how you do things. I so appreciate it.

Robin said...

Beautiful cards! You always step it up a notch!

meemee48 said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Did I say beautiful? Thanks for showing us how to do it.

Marsha said...

Absolutely beautiful as always. Really like the leaves out of the box and the gem swirls are a perfect touch. Both cards just lovely.

Sonya van Stee said...

Gorgeous colours, gorgeous shading, gorgeous sponging... altogether GORGEOUS cards!!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Joan V said...

Theresa, as usual, your cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Em's Thoughts said...

OMGoodness. Theresa, you are an amazing artist. I love your cards. And your new stamp set holds so many possibilities. TFS

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards Theresa!!

--Marcy said...

Do you ever have a bad day at card making? They are always consistent WOWS!

Sharon Harnist said...

Stunning sunflower card, Theresa, and I love the vase you created for your pretty double flowers! Such inspiration!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards - and beautiful coloring!

Snoopy said...

You never cease to amaze me with your artistry. I just love the way you color and shade. Your cards are beautiful!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Unknown said...

lovely blue card! and I always appreciate the step by step tutorials!
thanks
Holly

Anonymous said...

Love your coloring on the vase. Louise

BevB said...

What rich beautiful cards you make. thanks

AJ said...

amazing, as usual!

Carol said...

Great projects! I love the new sets, they are so pretty!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

fidjet23 said...

Theresa,
Fabulous cards!!! I love both of them equally!!! Thank you for showing us how you did the first card. So very inspiring!! They are just gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us!!!
Barb

nancy said...

wonderful cards....

Riette said...

Thanks again for taking the time to make the tutorial. Your cards are always amazing. I really need to remember I can shade stamped DP!

Rosy Newlun said...

Both of your cards are glowing Theresa -- like you are shining outward ;) Brilliant way to use that pp, coloring it and paper piecing it!!! I love learning from you!

naneruth said...

So lovely! I like how the vase is stamped on the dp paper.

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS!

klarcher said...

gorgeous cards, thanks for the tutorial

Melinda said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you stamped on pattern paper then colored, looks amazing! Great job.

PiscesGirl said...

Two wonderful cards. Both very pretty. I love your sponging, and your tutorials.

Marianne said...

Just beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, wow, wow! The highlights on your sunflower are amazing!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Gorgeous cards and thanks for the tutorial!

itzamitzi said...

Such professional work! Those cards look like they are photos.

Barb B said...

I am always looking for new ways to use my Distress Inks. Love the colours you used and the paper for the paper piercing.

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh Theresa, I want to be YOU when I grow up! Or at least have a fraction of your talent! I just adore your coloring! thank you for taking the time to give us a tutorial on how you colored your card!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous coloring--love the sunflower card.

Anita Braddock said...

Super cool love the way you have showed what to do. Beautiful job. thanks for sharing

Joni said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous cards. I love the way you shade the background. Thank you for showing how you did it. You make it look so easy. I keep trying but they never turn out that nice. Thank you for sharing.

NJMullins said...

Stunning,and so elegant. Your sense of color and shading is stellar!

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Sharon said...

Truly inspirational samples, absolutely love your hello friend card, you are the master of the shading sponging!

Golda said...

These are so beautiful! Thanks for the info on how you did it.

Dee said...

Love the purple paper pieced vase on that gorgeous blue sponged background. And the sunflower card is so elegant with the bling added to it. Both are stunning!

Mida Williams said...

Two beautiful cards. Thanks for the tutorials you always leave with your cards.

Jan Castle said...

Especially like the purple vase card...but both are wonderful!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Diana Evensen said...

Beautiful cards. I LOVE the colors on the vogue vase card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and amazing tutorial. Thank you Theresa.

Lee said...

Theresa these are so stunning!!! I ADORE that blue and purple combo...I have to try that!

Pam Westling said...

You definitely have the sponging and shading down to a fine art. This really steps the whole look up a notch. You did good!!

Joni said...

Your cards always amaze me. I am a card maker. You are an Artiste. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous details.

Deb said...

So gorgeous, Theresa! The blue and purple together are so so beautiful!

Trisha said...

What amazing cards. And, thanks for the tutorials.

windinstarsranch said...

so pretty.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Very beautiful cards! Wonderful instructions!

Marianne said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorials for your awesome cards. i am a new follower

Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. You are so very talented.

Blessings,
Kat

Kris in Alaska said...

Love this and the instructions as well!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Betty Neville said...

So beautiful, Theresa! Really love your gorgeous vase!

Carolina said...

Ahhhh, stunning! The colors, the inking, the layouts are perfection!!!

cjgusloff57 said...

Pretty, pretty, cards! Really like the Sunflower card!