Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gina K October Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3

 Hello! It's our third day of blog hopping and today the Gina K Designs Team are featuring two more wonderful sets. First up is the new Stamp TV Kit, Merry Little Christmas. I adore the happy snowman I used from the kit. This kit has two stamp sets included, Merry Little Christmas and City of David, 24 sheets of Pure Luxury card stock, ribbon, brads and exclusive patterned paper. More about my card below. 

Next up is the new Free With Three stamp set, Holiday Tags, which is free when you order three stamp sets! The images in this set are perfectly sized to making holiday tags. I made a little snowman tag, which I then adhered to a card, embellishing with Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendants and a sponged background. I added glitter with my Quickie Glue Pen and iridescent glitter.

Be sure to follow the links below for more inspiration using the new stamp sets. 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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.


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


 For the Merry Little Christmas card, I started by forming a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch card base, using Pure Luxury Kraft card stock. I also cut scratch paper to 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches and used a die template from Spellbinders Matting Basics A to cut out the center. 

 I placed my scratch paper mask over the card base and secured with re-positionable tape. Then I cut a wavy line in a sticky note to mask the top of the opening. I sponged Stazon Opaque White ink along the wavy cut line.

 I moved the mask and sponged again.

 Moved the mask again and more sponging.

 Then I removed the sticky note and sponged a bit all around the edges of my frame mask. After sponging, I removed the mask.

 To create the raised embossing on the front, I turned the card base over to the inside and carefully positioned a larger die template, from Matting Basics A, and secured it with painters tape. Then I embossed, using my Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Machine.


 Turning the card base back over, I stamped the snowman image with Memento Espresso Truffle. To make the snowbanks stand out a bit more, I used a BV00 Copic marker to add some shading along the edges of the masked snowbanks. I also added some BV00 along the edge of the snowman.

 To make the outer edge of the masked framed area, I used BV00 again to draw a fine line all the way around the rectangle. I used my Stardust Glitter Pen to add some shimmer to the snowbanks, although it doesn't really show in the photos.

 Next, I stamped the snowflake again, this time on white card stock and added some shading with E53.

Then used E51 to blend the shading into the white. After coloring, I cut out the image.

Then I adhered the snowman to the card base. I used an opaque white gel pen to make the stamped snowflakes white, then added more dots for even more flakes. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle.

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



67 comments:

Tami Mayberry said...

Awesome as always. Love the Kraft design

Maria said...

love the cards

Carolyn King said...

Love that fabulous framed Kraft snowman card, T! Awesome--love the hills. The snowflake tag card is so cute! Love how u used the tag!

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh your snowman, LOVE him! I know today is Halloween, but if it snowed I don't think I would mind! :)

Melanie said...

Oh that is super cute on the Kraft! I love how you pieced him!

Lori said...

Doesn't that snowman just make you smile? Gorgeous projects!!!

Selma said...

Love these snowmen cards - I especially like the one on Kraft cs . Your tutorial is great, as usual.

Riette said...

amazing positioning! such a nice card :)

Olga said...

So gorgeous! Love the tutorial!

Judy Woodland said...

Your snowmand card is inspired. That's all I can say. Using the kraft is genius. Thanks so much for the great hop!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the blue & black card! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

meemee48 said...

Both cards are absolutely wonderful!

cltague said...

I love how you used the kraft, how inspiring.

Barbara said...

Two more amazing cards and another wonderful tutorial. You are such an inspiration, thank you.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and I so love that you showed how to sponge the snow background for that cute and darling snowman.

PiscesGirl said...

OH MY, I knew you would make something fabulous,and both of your cards are. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Em's Thoughts said...

Amazing as always. Love the snowman card. It's so striking.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love love love that snowman card!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Really beautiful! We both used that snowman :-) I love the snowflake pendant set, I wish I got that one!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love the snowman -- he is so cute!

nancy said...

Love your masking ideas, they make great cards.

Holly Annette Amero said...

Love it! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing with us.

cm said...

Beautiful projects plus tutorials = a most wonderful treat!! Thank you for showcasing the kit and tags in such special ways.

Carol said...

Another great blog hop today with loads of fab ideas, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Giovana said...

Your snowman is fantastic!! Your tag card is so pretty, the big snowflakes are the perfect accent :)

Tina said...

The Kraft is my fav but the other is adorable as well!!! Fabulous!

Ravengirl said...

Whoa, love that krafty snowman card! Sooooo cool!

Cathy Homan said...

Love the kraft snowman. What a great idea!

naneruth said...

Love them both!

Betty said...

These are wonderful. Thanks again for the step-by-step on the snowman card!

Leta said...

another day of wonderful inspiration...tfs

Beastybunny said...

That background on the joyous snowman is just fantastic! Great job!

Jan Henry said...

Your tutorials are always so helpful. It's great to know just how you put together you wonderful cards.

Sonya van Stee said...

More fabulous projects to ooh and ah over today! I just love how you created the snowy rolling hills for your snowman to sit on! And the framing looks amazing! Really sets off the image, even though it's all technically one layer! Great tag card too! I love the colours you chose and how you put the layers off-centre.

Sharon Harnist said...

I adore your sweet snowman, T!

Carolina said...

Love these winter beauties!!! The textured and scene on your first card is just beyond stunning!

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards--I really like how you colored on the kraft.

Unknown said...

I love your style! and he is a happy snowman-isn't he?
thanks
Holly

Shari said...

Just love looking at your cards...you give it that extra kick. That snowman on the Kraft is just fantastic!

Marianne said...

Thanks for your tutorial. Very clear and precise. The cards look awesome. Thanks for sharing

Stampin_melissa said...

You are just so very talented! Wow!

Sharon said...

Both great cards! Especially like the first with the frame effect and coloring. That is the cutest snowman.

Dee said...

Awesome as always! LOVE that snowman on kraft paper! That's my favorite this time...

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your snowpeople! The first one looks SO joyful!

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome cards love the new stamps they are all amazing. love the colors and the details thanks for sharing.

Tameko said...

Simply beautiful. Great tutorial!

windinstarsranch said...

This snow man is my new best friend. He is so cute and you made him even better.

LindaS said...

Amazing coloring. Love the snowman and background.

Golda said...

What fun cards!

Anita B said...

Thanks for the tutorial. LOVE the card~

Sylvia said...

Awesome! I always love your cards and am greatful for the tutorials. I learn so much. Thanks.

Natalie said...

Thanks for the step-by-step, this is so cute and I love it on the kraft! Fabulous!

Angie said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love the snowflakes one! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jill said...

Awesome job on your cards. I love them. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Diana Evensen said...

Very fun card. I love the snowman basking in the falling snow! Thanks for the tutorial.

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing, Theresa! Love that kraft card - thanks so much for the detailed tutorial!

Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards. You are so talented.

Blessings,
Kat

Snoopy said...

WOW! I love the way that snowman pops on the kraft background. Gorgeous! The snowman tag card is adorable.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
Snoopy's Homemade Fun

CraftyMomFL said...

thanks for posting the step by step photos - definitely want to try this technique - simply great!

cjgusloff57 said...

Cute snowman card! I love snowmen.
Thanks for another great tutorial on making this card.

Jan Castle said...

Your snowman is adorable!!! Thank you for sharing how you put it all together!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Kris in Alaska said...

So glad you gave the snowman card tutorial... it was the one I was hoping to know how you did it!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sarah Biswabic said...

Love your cards! So beautiful!

ajax said...

The kraft card is so pretty. The happy snowman really looks happy to see the snow falling. The tag card is very pretty also. I haven't made any tag cards this year; but you have inspired me. Thanks

usharon said...

WOW. Love how you did that snowman. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

Hello Tami! Gorgeous work on your StampTv cards! Question: How do you get those 'frames' on the cardstock with out cutting it? I forgot how to..is it that you put the rubber mat next to the CS instead of the hard plates? I guess I will have to play until I get it unless I hear from you!! Thank you!! ....Pam

Beate said...

I LOVE this card. Simply gorgeous.
Hugs and smiles