Monday, January 14, 2013

Gina K January Release Inspiration


Hi there! It's inspiration time at Gina K Designs! Today the design team will be featuring three of the new January Release stamp sets, along with some of the wonderful new Color Companions products. First up is a card made with Melanie Muenchinger's wonderful new Stately Flowers 6, the latest in her series of state flowers. I also used the new Gina K Innocent Pink ink pad on the sponged background! All the details for this card are below. 

Next is a fun new set from Beth Silaika, called Lovely Ladybug. This set is adorable! It has everything you need to make fun ladybug cards.  So many of the elements in this set are perfect for graphic designs, too. I was inspired to make a gear/cog type of background on this card.

My third card features an exciting new set by Carolyn King, Stamp It Big! I love the bold, chunky sentiments in this set. They are perfect for focal images and scrapbook pages. Plus, Carolyn included a bunch of fun graphic elements. The possibilities are endless with this set! The buttons and ribbon on this card are from the new Color Companions Buttons and Ribbons!

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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners checkthe Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.
Now lets see what the rest of the team has to inspire us!

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator Stately Flowers 6
Beth Silaika - Illustrator Lovely Ladybug
Carolyn King - Illustrator Stamp It Big
AJ Otto
Becky Oehlers
Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Michelle Woerner
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Theresa Momber
Tami Mayberry
Valerie Stangle

Here are the step by step photos for the Stately Flowers 6 card…

I stamped the Mountain Laurel image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then began coloring with Copic markers, starting with R89.

Added R29.

Added R24.

Added R22, leaving just a small bit of uncolored bits on each petal.

Then I used my blender pen on the highlight areas, letting some of the red leach into those areas to blend.

For the leaves, I filled in with YG25.

Then shaded with YG95.  After coloring, I cut out the image.

Using Spellbinders new Decorative Labels Twenty-two, I cut a piece of white card stock, then used Gina K Innocent Pink ink to sponge.

Next I cut another piece, using the larger die template from the Decorative Labels Twenty-two, from Gina K Love Letters pattern paper. I layered Pure Luxury Innocent Pink card stock, Black Onyx card stock and used a white card base. I threaded a piece of wide, black satin ribbon through the pattern paper. The flowers were adhered to the background using Pop Dots.

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

91 comments:

Misti said...

Gasp! Theresa your first card is STUNNING!!!!! WOWZA!!! I wouldn't have even recognized Beth's new set had it not been a part of the hop. You are so clever! Love how you scored the lines on your Smile card. :)

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome T!! LOVE your coloring of those flowers! Wonderful bright design!

Melanie said...

Dang, those aresome gorgeous dies, and look alk the more intricate wuth that do! Fantastic coloring and I love your CAS!

Tina said...

CONSTANTLY amazed at your coloring AND your designs! These are fantastic!!!

Beth said...

Your coloring toot is great - thank you for sharing! I love the gear card! Better get my butt in gear and make one of those too!

Betty said...

Great stuff and again, wonderful tutorial.

Sean Fetterman said...

You are the BEST at coloring and shading! I wish I had a fraction of the artistic talent that you do! I'm looking to learn a lot of you this year! Hugs! Sean

naneruth said...

All are beautiful as usual but I do like the blue CAS card. A fast and nice idea.

stamper said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the Copic tutorial!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and coloring with the flowers!And like the birthday and smile cards also!

Lynne said...

Great cards, coloring, scoring. Inspiring. Always appreciate your tutorials.

Judy Anderson said...

Thanks for the lesson on using the copic markers. I am still trying to master that. Love your cards.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Wonderful cards! And thank you for sharing all of the Copic colors you used to shade the flowers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

As always...your work is outstanding. I love those flowers and of course, the tutorial on coloring is always appreciated by me.

Casmiles said...

Great cards, Theresa - love the Thanks!

Mateja Povše said...

Wow! Amazing! I just lost my words :O

--Marcy said...

Nice - Is Lee's birthday coming up? LOL - I don't often see the pink hues in your demo's! Great job on a lll 3 sets!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I am always so happy to see your work-beautiful cards as always.

Luanna said...

Your cards were beautiful, as usual. I get so much inspiration from your tutorials. Thank you for sharing.

Beastybunny said...

Stunning cards! Great job!

mtscrapgal said...

As always yu dazzle us with your talents. Thanks, girl.

janet33234 said...

Wonderful cards. Beautiful work. Great inspiration.

Elizabeth said...

Love what you did with the ladybug set. It shows what else we can do with it other than create ladybugs. Very versatile set.

Margy said...

Exceptional, particularly the first one!

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards ^_^

Sharon Roselli said...

Wonderful cards! Love your coloring.the tutorial once again gives me the boost to try it myself. many thanks for those. the star card is great it could be manly without bow.I am always looking for those cards.Love your talent.

mamasue123 said...

Wow, lovely cards beautiful colouring!

Kathy Berger said...

Wonderful cards, and a terrific tutorial besides! Thank you for the inspiration.

Audrey said...

Your tutorial makes it look easy enough for me to try.

Marianne Barkman said...

All your cards are amazing, but your first card is also elegant. i love it. Thanks for sharing!

gramajackie said...

Wow, I like the love letters the best. The way you raised up the die cut and beads under the cut out flowers just makes that card elegant. Great job!

Susan said...

I really like the last 2 cards. They are nice and gender neutral, leaning toward masculine. I always have a hard time with masculine cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous cards- I always appreciate your step by step tutorials for coloring- your layout is awesome too- love the Pink color combo!

Kris in Alaska said...

Oh me oh my! Such lovely work!

Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome cards as always. Thanks for the wonderful detailed coloring instructions for the mountain laurel. Your smile card is great. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

verna garrison said...

I LOVE ALL YOU DO,,YOUR AMAZING; IF I CAN COPY THIS FIRST CARD AND DO 1/2 AS WELL I'LL TRY TO SEND A PICTURE...DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH!!

Carol said...

Thanks for a great hop and a look at the new releases. The whole Stamp TV Team rocks!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous flowers, T, and I love what you did with the ladybug set!

windinstarsranch said...

You win again. Most beautiful. Thanks..

EstherT said...

Your designs and the way you think outside the box for using your stamps is so inspiring - thanks!!!

Anita Braddock said...

How Beautiful is this. love all your cards the blending and shading is Awesome. the added bling ads that wow factor. thanks for sharing

Kristen said...

Love the faux gear/cog card. I was thinking there were a lot of elements in these sets! Love them!

usharon said...

Thanks for the tutorial; like that blue SMILE, too!

Doris W. said...

Love your coloring of the flowers! What a great idea making a graphic card with the ladybug stamps.

thebridgeamit said...

very adorable cards! i love to color flowers as well!

thanks for the chance to win!

Brenda Lee said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you so much for the tutorial on coloring the flowers. I can use all the help when it comes to coloring. :)

Connie Ludgate said...

Great job. Thanks for the tut on how to color the flowers.

Debbie Corbari said...

FABULOUS!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!! FABULOUS!!!! Love 'em all Theresa! And I always love your copic toots! :D

JoAnn P said...

Great coloring job on the flowers

jean w. said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa! Love each of them! Oh your tutorials are always the best!

Rosy Newlun said...

Sooooo Beautiful, Theresa! You always amaze me!
Love your coloring, sponging, layering, -- esp how your reds don't bleed like mine do :) Just incredibly beautiful!!!!

Susan Sieracki said...

Theresa, as usual, your cards just blow me away. You are seriously talented. Thank you for such wonderful tutorials.

Leslie - The Addicted One said...

Love the smile card. So fresh!

Leslie - The Addicted One said...

Love the smile card. So fresh!

PiscesGirl said...

Gorgeous as always. Love these flowers. All three of you cards are great. Thanks for your step by steps... :)

Laura's New Place said...

It was great to see some different ideas. Fantastic!

Gayle said...

Amazing flowers, coloring and dies and really love the Happy Birthday and Smile cards and their simplicity....

weechi2 said...

Your blue card would be great for a boy or teen . I could see me sending it for my cancer kids cards. Your first caqrd is so pretty too.

Sharon said...

Love all of these but really love the inspiration and unique use of Beth's set. Great colour tutorial:D

Tammy said...

Beatiful job!

Julie S. said...

Really like all your cards, especially like how you used the ladybug set to make a more masculine looking card.

Lucy Newton said...

Your floers card is pure inspiration, great for the tutorial!!!

Kitty said...

Your samples are lovely especially the mountain laurel

Blessings,
Kathleen

Golda said...

I am loving these! You always do such beautiful work!

Jean McGee said...

You are always inspiring me everytime I get on your blog. Thanks for alllll you do and share with us. Your cards are lovely.
Jean McGee

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful examples using all three sets. The Stately Flowers 6 card is really stiking! Love all the details & bling.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards and Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Ravengirl said...

Your cards look fabulous! I really love the beautifully colored mountain laurel!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Beautiful!!! As always, thank you for the awesome tutorial!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful cards,love your coloring thanks for the tutorial...

Madeleen said...

Theresa that flower card is just STUNNING! The wide ribbon adds to the luxurious feel! Thanks so much for the tutorial too - your blog is my 'go to' for colouring tutorials!

Lee said...

Just beautiful!!! Those flowers are so intense and stunning!!!

Mida Williams said...

Three beautiful cards.

Betty Neville said...

These are all beautiful, Theresa; but your flower card is amazing!

Jan 808 said...

Love all of them - especially the first one! WOW!

cosie said...

Theresa, you alwayscome up with the most amazing designs. These are superb.

Olga said...

Wow, the first one is so elegant!

Laurie in MN said...

Oh Gosh! Amazing cards. The time and patience it takes to give a card such detail must take forever. Stunning cards.

Karen said...

Just when I thought this hop couldn't get any better, I clicked over to your blog! Amazing!!!!!

ScrappyKsue said...

These are so pretty!!! Love the coloring.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous!!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the Flowers. Thanks so much for the tutorials it always help me. TFS.

Ann said...

Love your cards! The Mountain Laurel is stunning--thanks so much for the tutorial!

Caryn S said...

Not sure what else I can say about your projects that I haven't said before. They are always wonderful and I really appreciate your sharing the tutorials on almost every post.

Carla said...

Oohhh I like your smile card very much.
Wonderful card you have made with the new stampsets!

Sonya van Stee said...

Soooooooo pretty! Love your work!

Diana Evensen said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for using some of the new color companions products!

CASTOWNE said...

Thank you for another gorgeous card and helpful tutorial.

Sylvia said...

Awesome coloring on those flowers. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Julie S. said...

Really beautiful card. TFS .

marylouh said...

thanks for the coloring tips. I just got my markers and need to learn how to use them. Beautiful flowers.