Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2

 Hello! It is day two of the Gina K Designs inspiration hops for our November release. I have a card featuring my new set, Elegant Florals. This is a sympathy card, but the sentiment is stamped on the inside only. I'll show you the step by step photos for this card on Friday.

 Next up is Beth Silaika's newest, Sentimental Holiday. I love the elegant images and greetings in this set! I love the elegant images and sentiments in this set and how easy it is to make a quick, elegant holiday card.

 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 few days after the hops.
Start hopping here...
Gina K
Beth Silaika – Illustrator Sentimental Holidays
Theresa Momber – Illustrator Elegant Florals
AJ Otto
Becky Oehlers
Carolina Buchting
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Deb Felts
Emily Giovanni
Giovana Smith
Jimmi Mayo
Lee Murphy
Lori McAree
Melanie Muenchinger
Sharon Harnist
Suzanne Dean
Tami Mayberry
Tina Gilliland
Vicki Dutcher

 To make the gold card, I started by cutting and embossing Pure Luxury Ivory card stock using Spellbinders™Nestabilities® Matting Basics A. Then I cut a curve on on a sticky note to mask and sponged Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

I moved the sticky note a few times, sponging more Rich Cocoa ink, to make snow banks. 


 Then removed the mask and sponged lightly around the edges of the die template.

 I stamped the tree and star using Versa Mark ink. Then I sprinkled Ranger Superfine Embossing Powder over the images and heat embossed.

 There were a few places on the bottom of tree that I hadn't stamped well and didn't have great coverage of from the embossing powder, so I used my Versa Mark pen over those places and added more embossing powder. I love the the Versa Mark pen for fixing those little mistakes!

 I added a little shadow under the tree with my W3 Copic marker.

Gina's Pure Luxury Good As Gold card stock matches the Superfine Embossing Powder so perfectly! I used a piece for my card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). To embossed a frame on the card base, I secured one of the Matting Basics A die templates on the inside of my card base, using small pieces of painters tape, then embossed. By placing the die template on the inside of my card base, it creates a raised frame on the outside. 

I adhered the focal layer to the card base, using Pop Dots and added a bow, using Gina's gold lined ribbon. The sentiment was also heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then cut out and embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Tags One.

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



64 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa! Love that elegant flower and the gold embossed beauty using Beth's set--wowza!

Melanie said...

terrific layering of the images and die cuts for your set, it rocks! I love the bold scene, too, though the shadows on the hills were gold ink too at first!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh wonderful! Your golden card is amazing~

Card Crafty Club said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Your technique is always so perfect! :)

Beth said...

Emboss-erriffic!

Sharon Harnist said...

AMAZING gold tree card, T -- so elegant! And that peace lily is just gorgeous! This is such a fabulous set!

Lindy said...

both of your cards are elegant beauties and I love your new stamp set!

M Luddy said...

So many nice elements to this card!

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards Theresa!! I may CASE your creations :)

Cynthia Clark said...

I love that calla lily stamp. So beautiful.

Divinity said...

great tutorial. love both cards -- so pretty!

Marcee Rodgers said...

WOW! Jaw dropping!

Lagene said...

Simply elegant! Thanks for the tutorial!

Connie Gage said...

Love this, love how you made the hills on this card.

Lee Reed said...

My first reaction to both cards was: "How elegant and warm!" You've used a color scheme I didn't think of using for these occasions...and I really like them. And as always; Beautiful work, Theresa!

Cindi Hall said...

Theresa-you are the queen of card makers! I love everything you do-you are so talented!

Debbie McIntyre said...

These cards are stunning! I especially like the embossed frames for both cards. I definitely need to add that to my ever-growing wish list.

Deb said...

Love the cards.

Love the use of Spellbinders (or any dies) and copics. (two of my fave tools!)

Thanks for the step by step. I can learn even more techniques from your blog..


Kathryn A said...

Both cards are lovely (as usual-grin), but I especially love the gold one. Thanks so much for the tutorials!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards! Can't wait to see the details on the floral card. It looks so 3D! How do you like the spellbinders layering tool? Haven't seen too many tuts using it yet.I love to use gold for Christmas, well done!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Once again your cards are beautiful and elegant. You never cease to amaze me with your talents.

Melissa Green said...

Wow! I learned so much from your little tutorial on the gold card. I'm just starting out and love all I learn from these hops.

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

HOLY SMOKES!!! These cards you made are amazing!!!!! Well done....AGAIN!

--Marcy said...

Just perfect! Love the stamps, love your work, love the inspiration!

mermaid fenicia said...

I love those cards ^_^

dklessig said...

Gorgeous cards, so elegant

Beastybunny said...

Wow! So elegant and classy! Love these cards!

Joyce T. said...

great cards.love the gold one!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Both cards are awesome. Your tutorial is great. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Parker said...

This card is quite thought out and looks like fun to do.

Carol said...

These cards are gorgeous and elegant. Thanks for the ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy K. said...

You always seem to amaze me! I love both cards. The gold Christmas tree card is so elegant, I will have to borrow your idea.

Vanna B said...

Stunningly detailed card-- you took such time and effort to add the additional effects. WOW!

Ravengirl said...

These are both breathtakingly beautiful cards! I adore the gold card with the Christmas tree!

Sharon said...

Just beautiful! The Christmas card is so elegant!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS cards! Man oh man! :)

Lori said...

These are so incredibly gorgeous!!!

Rebecca Currey said...

I absolutely love this card! I also learned something new. The versa mark pen. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card!

jean w. said...

Such gorgeous cards Theresa!

Rosy Newlun said...

Way to create, Theresa! Love your sponged snow, and I just used your calla lily and sentiment for a sympathy card. Many hugs (& sunshine your way) rosy

Penny Odell said...

Amazing cards! Love these stamp sets.

Marsha said...

Pure beauty. Thank you for another wonderful tutorial.

Sylvia said...

Stunning!

Cheryl Wright said...

Both these cards are amazing, Theresa! They are absolutely stunning, and oh so elegant!!

Thank you so much for sharing your techniques, and of course your talents - it's always appreciated.

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa, the gold embossed card is stunning.

mtscrapgal said...

The cards are both gorgeous. Great tute for us too. Thanks, Theresa

Sue D said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

lisa808 said...

Two beautiful cards.

Sherry Butcher said...

TFS your cards and the step by step instructions for the gold tree card.

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous cards!

Anne Molberg said...

Once again,AWESOME!! love the stamp sets!!

Mida Williams said...

Both beautiful cards. My favourite is the Christmas card.

ajax said...

Both of the cards are so elegant and beautiful. I love the way your team is going simple, yet elegant this Christmas. Thanks for all the instructions too.

Deb E said...

Thank you so much for your tutorials. I particularly love your stamps and the shading you do. I have learnt so much.

Lee said...

Sigh.....serious elegance just makes me want to stare all day! Absolutely gorgeous!

Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love them both

Blessings,
Kat

Barb said...

love these stamp sets.

Susan Jacobs said...

beautiful!!!

Elizabeth said...

Two absolutely stunning cards.

Jo4Him said...

Gorgeous cards-both are very elegant. TFS

Pat Jandacek said...

Both of these cards are just gorgeous! Your tutorials are always appreciated.

Karenladd said...

What elegant cards...and thank you so much for the snow bank masking tutorial! Such a lovely effect!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the colors you used.

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Kris in Alaska said...

So glad I"m on your email list to get these tutorials! That tree card is inspiring!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com