Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gina K October Release Inspiration Hop Day 2


Hello! Today the GKD Design Team are sharing projects made with three more of our October Release stamp sets. First up is Tami Mayberry's fabulous new set, Simple Snowflakes. I love the wonderful images in this set. So perfect for winter or holiday cards! More details about this card below. 


Next up is Mistletoe Memories, a fantastic new set from Becky Oehlers.  I love how you can build up the mistletoe as full as you want with the different leaf clusters Becky designed. So fun! I'll show you how I made this card with step by step photos next week. 

Next up is Beth Sailaka's new stamp set, Deck the Halls. All the wonderful ornaments in this set are so beautiful and elegant! I stamped the ornaments with Memento Bamboo Leaves and Love Letter. Then I used Copic markers to add a touch of shading. I stamped the ornament hanger parts with Versa Mark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The ornaments were cut out and popped up with Pop Dots.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful projects from the rest of the team. 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
Tami Mayberry - Illustrator Simple Snowflakes
Beth Silaika - Illustrator Deck The Halls
AJ Otto
Carolina Buchting
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Deb Felts
Giovana Smith
Jimmi Mayo
Lee Murphy
Lori McAree
Melanie Muenchinger
Michelle Woerner
Sharon Harnist
Suzanne Dean
Tina Gilliland
Theresa Momber
Vicki Dutcher


To make the Simple Snowflakes card, I began by stamping the snowflakes on white card stock, using Versa Mark ink. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the snowflakes and heat embossed the images.

Before I stamped, I rubbed my embossing buddy on the card stock to help prevent stray bits of embossing powder from sticking where I didn't want it.

Next I sponged Memento Summer Sky ink. The embossed images resist the ink.

Then I sponged Memento Danube Blue ink.

I stamped more snowflakes, using Memento Danube Blue ink.

I cut and embossed a snowflake from Spellbinders™2012 Snowflake Pendant, then sponged Memento Danube Blue very lightly. 

I stamped the large snowflake using Memento Nautical Blue.

The snowflake was adhered with Pop Dots. I added self adhesive gems and a silver twine bow. I layered with Pure Luxury In the Navy on a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch white card base. 


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



69 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oh I do love these and I am always loving Christmas cards!!!

Melanie said...

these are great, i love the ornament card best with your stitched border!

Tami Mayberry said...

Beautiful as always! You are the sponging QUEEN!!! Love the warm feel of everything :)

Carolyn King said...

You totally breath life into stamps with your beautiful coloring/sponging! Love these all....still gasping at the snowflake...but when I recover...I will get to the others too! :)

Betty said...

Beautiful work. I especially appreciate the way you show step-by-step how you create! Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

The bling on the ornaments is a wonderful detail! That snowflake is so elegant! LOVE The blue!

Cathy Homan said...

Beautiful cards. I think the snowflake card is my favorite.

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful tutorial
ColleenB.

squonks said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for showing the step by step instructions. I have gotten so many ideas for cards today. Thanks again.

PiscesGirl said...

Absolutely fantastic, All three are gorgeous. Love them.

BevB said...

What beautiful cards, you have such great ideas. Thanks for sharing

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

dude! These rock. I love the extra bling on the ornaments and that snowflake combo with the SB die is perfection!!

Em's Thoughts said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love that snowflake die.

Judy Woodland said...

GORGEOUS cards Theresa. And, as usual, thanks for the instructional tutorial. So helpful. And thanks for the inspiration as well!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! and great tutorial!

naneruth said...

Beautiful! That snow flake die goes perfectly with that stamp. The ornaments are gorgeous and look so dimensional.

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous cards. Love the vintage look to all of them. My favorite style!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so lovely. My favorite is the ornament one though I think. But all are indeed extremely well done and beautiful!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! I especially like your beautiful double snowflake stamped & die cut!

Mama said...

Beautiful cards!

Harriet said...

Thank you for explaining how you made your great cards.

Deb said...

Stunning, Theresa! As I said to Mel regarding her blog, I will say to you....I always leave here with my jaw hanging open!

Maria said...

very cute

Priscilla said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for the lovely tut too! I so want the ornament set. Thanks for all the inspiration.

meemee48 said...

My, oh my, oh my. What beautiful cards. and then you show us how to do this. I know if I keep trying I will get good at this some day.

Maria said...

very cute card

Olga said...

Fantastic snowflake card! The second one is great too! Love them!

bridget22868 said...

Its not often I see a card I JUST HAVE TO COPY, BUT YOU HAVE IT HERE! The Merry & Bright card is an awesome card!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa, love how you've used the stamps in each one.

Misti said...

Gorgeous cards... as always, Theresa! Your snowflake card is very eye-popping!

Giovana said...

Fantastic creations Theresa!

Trisha said...

Beautiful. Love this pretty blue card with all the snowflakes.

Kris in Alaska said...

Going to keep this tutorial and try it! Thanks!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I love all of your cards- very nice use of color- thanks!
Holly

Leta said...

love Christmas cards and have always LOVED your tutorials..tfs

Snoopy said...

Gorgeous cards! Wow! I wish I could color like you. Fantastic!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
Snoopy's Homemade Fun

cm said...

Thank you for sharing such clear instructions for your cards; they are STUNNING!!

Lori said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

windinstarsranch said...

very nice. Such great ideas thanks for the inspiration.

Caroline said...

Beautiful designs. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Ravengirl said...

Lovely cards! I'm a sucker for snowflakes and blue!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

So cute! I love the last two cards especially - the color combinations are perfect!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards!

Golda said...

Such pretty cards! I love the touch your bows give to each.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

All of the cards are gorgeous. The snowflake is wonderful, thanks for showing us how to do it

Marianne said...

i love how you used riboon in sthese. Thanks for sharing

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Very beautiful cards!

marci said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Thank you for telling me how you made the snowflake card! The Deck the Halls ornaments with bling are just too pretty! I must do this!

Springbaby425 said...

Beautiful cards. Great job. I really loved the snowflake card..

Carol said...

Having a great time on the blog hop, thanks for all the great ideas! I love the new sets, especially the Ornaments!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Riette said...

Gorgeous ornament card with Deck the Halls. Love the little bling.

Donna Phelan said...

Awesome snowflake, beautiful cards!

Kitty said...

Your cards are simply gorgeous.

Blessings,
Kat

Mida Williams said...

Three fabulous creations

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful selection of Christmas cards!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

usharon said...

You have an incredible way with that blue that shines beautifully yet has a glow. All of your cards are beautiful but the ones with blue stand out.

Melanie-Jane said...

This blue Christmas card is stunning. I love it and can't wait to make a similar card, with my new Gina K. Stamps.
You are such a great inspiration dear Theresa. Love looking at your tutorials.
Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas.
Wish you a nice day.
Hugs, Melanie-Jane

--Marcy said...

So beautiful - you have taught me so much!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful! Love the edge sponging~

Holly Annette Amero said...

Love it! Thanks for all the detailed instructions! Way too much fun.

Sonya van Stee said...

Where do I start... GORGEOUS projects you are sharing with us! Your sponging always amazes me - you get it so beautifully even and with such depth! Your cards have a very crisp, clean look about them, even though they have a lot of different elements in/on them! Your work never disappoints! Thanks for sharing with us!

Carolina said...

The colors and all the little details on each is just outstanding. Beautiful in every way!

Stampin_melissa said...

I love how all three of your cards have such a warm feel to them! You always amaze me!

Anita Braddock said...

Amazing cards love the way you ave showed s. and the colors and the added Bling adds that wow. factor. thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

They are all fab but I am really loving the 3rd one! Very elegant, yet still vibrant and fun! I can't tell you how much I love the tutorials you always do for us must take you a ton of time so thank you!

Diana Evensen said...

Three TERRIFIC holiday cards! Love the colors on each. Thanks for the tutorial!

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful cards! Nice colors. Wish they were in my Christmas card stash.