Monday, March 4, 2013

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1

Hello! Happy Monday everyone! Today the Gina K Designs Team are sharing samples using some of the new release stamp sets. Today we are featuring A Year of Flowers 2, by Melanie Muenchinger and All Occasion Tags 2, by Tami Mayberry.

My first sample is with A Year of Flowers 2. If you've been a long follower of my blog, you know how much I've always loved the original A Year of Flowers and I'm crazy in love with the whimsical style Melanie used to draw these. I also used two other new release stamp sets on this car, All Occasion Tags (sentiment) and Lots of Dots (we will showcase this set later this week). Step by step photos below. 

Next up we have another wonderful follow up set, All Occasion Tags 2. This is one of those wonderful sets that can be used alone for a quick and easy card, or you can combine it with almost any set. I love the beautiful frames and lovely fonts that can be used for almost any style or occasion.

On this card, I stamped the frame on Pure Luxury Ivory card stock, using Memento Rich Cocoa ink, then stamped the sentiment with Memento Rhubarb Stalk. I used a R20 Copic marker to color in the outside section, then cut out the frame. Using Spellbinders™ Labels Four die template, I cut another piece of ivory card stock, then sponged with Memento Cantaloupe and Angel Pink to make a peach background. On the ivory card base, I stamped the branch, from Whimsical Spring, using Memento Rich Cocoa, then embellished with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Flowers, cut from Pure Luxury Just Peachy and Innocent Pink card stock. 


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.
Start hopping here...

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator A Year of Flowers 2
Tami Mayberry - Illustrator All Occasion Tags 2
AJ Otto
Beth Silaika
Carolyn King
Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Michelle Woerner
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Theresa Momber
Valerie Stangle

To begin my flower card, I stamped the image, from A Year of Flowers 2, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

It is hard to see in the photo, but next I masked off the first flower, using an image I had stamped on scratch paper and cut out. I held it in place with reposition-able tape, then I stamped the second flower, slightly overlapping the first.

I removed the mask, then stamped the stems.

Then stamped the leaves.

To color, I began with Y17 on the stamens.

Then started with YR07 on the main part of the flowers.

Then added YR04.

Added YR02. For the next step, I missed snapping the photo, but to finish the petals, I filled in with Y21.

 For the leaves and stems I used YG95.

Then filled in with YG03.

Next, I sponged around the edges using Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink.

Using a BV000 Copic marker, I made drop shadow around the flowers.

I cut a piece of base weight Ivory to form a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch card base, then stamped circles and dots, from Lots of Dots, using Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink.

I layered the flower panel with Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus card stock. The birthday sentiment, from All Occasion Tags 2, was stamped on ivory card stock, then cut using Spellbinders Standard Circles, and sponged with GKD Fresh Asparagus ink while still in the die template.

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

107 comments:

Beth said...

Theresa - these are beautiful! Love the beautiful coloring you did!

catdidit said...

How fun! Love the stamping behind the main focal image, really adds alot to the whole creation!

richardbreaks said...

I love the whimsy that the circles add to this beautiful card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Gorgeous coloring and shading as usual Theresa, I just love your tutorials! REALLY cool layouts for both of these beautiful cards as well!
~ Meredith

Olga said...

So beautiful! Love those lilies!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards!!

Melanie said...

I really like the addition of the dots with these lilies, perfect to emphasize the dotted centers!

Melanie said...

oh I meant to say that delicate design with the layered tags, you vines and the little blossoms is outstanding!!

joy said...

How creative to use the bubbles/circles as a background - the coloring on your tiger lilies is amazing!

Teri said...

Good job!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous coloring and gorgeous cards!!

dklessig said...

Lovely cards I like the simplicity of your cards.

Connie Ludgate said...

The lily card is very pretty. Thank you for the tutorial.

Sharon said...

Both cards are so pretty. Like the soft colors. And beautiful coloring.

Sean Fetterman said...

Super T! These are so AWESOME! You are my hero!!!! Hugs! Sean

BeverlyBL said...

Beautiful cards and thanks so much for the coloring tutorial.

Betty said...

You always blow me away and have such wonderful tutorials. Thanks

Shelia said...

Amazing coloring skills!!! Love the background you created with the lots of dots set!!

Bev Chapman said...

Love the lilies. Simple but elegant.

shopgirlstudioB said...

this is just beautiful. thanks so much for the monday inspiration.

Momofsixkids said...

Love, love, love, love your cards. That is all I can say.

Scrappin' Hugz,
Dee

Anouk said...

beautiful blog

dsharp said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for the tutorial!

NancyP said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful directions! And thanks for sharing.
NancyP

cathy said...

Pretty birthday card.

Gabi said...

Gorgeous,gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial on the beautiful flowers!

Mama said...

Your cards are beautiful!!

Ava Gavloski said...

you are the best sponge inker on the planet....lololo

Donna Phelan said...

GASP! I lose my breath when I see your cards! WOW!!!

Kathryn A said...

Awesome! Just awesome!

Kathy Berger said...

I love your cards, and really appreciate the step-by-step instructions! I think these two sets are on my must-have list!

Verna Angerhofer said...

My goodness! Such beauties. I also love how you showed the way you colored the flowers. That card is especially gorgeous!

Barbara said...

The cards are, as usual beautiful! Thanks for the much appreciated tutorial.

Debbie Corbari said...

Your cards are always so amazing Theresa! Both of these are equally stunning! I can't decide which one I like most! I wish I had a smidgeon of your creativity!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^

scrappinmommom said...

You never let us down, your cards are always such an inspiration. Love the use of the dots, circle, etc.

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and love your tutorials! Gorgeous.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wow! Love both cards! So grateful for your great tutorials. I need all the help I can get with coloring. Your cards are beautiful!

--Marcy said...

Those little circles are great! All your examples are superb, but the little circles seemed a bit our of the box for your usual style! Very fun!

Rita said...

Love the card. Great idea adding the circles.

Dara Hoffman said...

all i can say is WOW. the color combos are very nicely done along with the layout.

meemee48 said...

What gorgeous examples, giving them the "Momber" touch.

sghay said...

I always love your cards. I know the shading will be gorgeous, as will everything else.

Unknown said...

the circles and dots add such a pizzazz to the lilies! and the get well card is so softly elegant- restful...
\thanks
Holly

Susan Sieracki said...

My goodness Theresa, your cards get better and better every day. These cards are gorgeous!

MyAuntKath said...

Oh Theresa. these are so pretty! Love love

crafty1964 said...

So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane Talbott said...

LOVE IT.

Lee Kendel said...

your first card literally took my breath away the moment I saw it. Love it and thanks for the "how to do it" segment on your blog.

naneruth said...

Great cards. Love the first one.

Rosy Newlun said...

Such pretty cards Theresa! Amazing tutorial, too! I love how you stamped the dots on the background, then layered on top - gives it so much dimension, not over the top, and lots to absorb!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous cards.

Judy Woodland said...

Lovely Theresa, and love your tutorial. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Tammy said...

You did such a beautiful job on these cards. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Michele Clay said...

Love the way you used both these GORGEOUS stamp sets! Thanks for the tutorial, too!

Kay Merryman said...

Amazing how much the dots add to this already beautiful card!

Ann Lee said...

So luv your cards and the directions are wonderful!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

I am just loving it all! Your coloring, your designs...outstanding!

Elvira said...

Love the flowers! Actually I'd like all the new stamp sets :-)

Susan White said...

Beautiful card and wonderful tutorial!

Pattie J. said...

Theresa, two absolutely gorgeous cards. always impressed with your technique and layouts. these are simply beautiful, no exception.

Divinity said...

beautiful coloring

Lynne said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Pam Zirbel said...

I am sooo loving this card! First...Lilies are my FAVE and second..love those 'bubbles' and the second card..LOVE that you put the leaves BEHIND the frame!!! Good idea!!

Brenda Lee said...

Awesome cards! Love the YOF2 card. Thank you for the tutorial .. I need all the help I can get when it comes to coloring. :)

Donna Simonson said...

Love this card with the beautifully colored flowers and the use of circles and dots on the base! Thanks for sharing your creativity and techniques!

Parker said...

Love how you used both wonderful stamp sets, along with the circles which gave the card a great "flow" for the eye. Great job.

Lee said...

Wow T!!! I LOVE that dots bg!! The layouts are so artistic and gorgeous!!

joy said...

Thanks for the tutorial - those dots are fabulous! Love this simple but eye-catching design.

Dawn said...

Very sweet cards. I love your coloring tutorials!
Dawn
DeeGeeScraps at gmail dot com

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely cards! I like the addition of Lots of Dots. Your cards are always wonderful!

Marilyn from MI said...

Love your cards and the tutorials help so much. Thanks

Ravengirl said...

So pretty, both of these! You make coloring look so easy too. Thanks!

Oneofakind said...

Great cards. Love the tiger lillies. I also like the addition of the 3d roses.

Casmiles said...

omg - great cards as usual, but I ESPECIALLY LOVE the first one - LOTS OF DOTS does it for me. Can't wait to see more of that set.

Ralph Singer said...

Beautiful hardly describes your work. Your directions are much appreciated.

Julie Allen said...

Love your cards, and the great instructions. They really help those of us who are new to this wonderful hobby.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome coloring on the lilies. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Kay said...

These are stunning! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

Donna said...

Awesome cards! Sympathy cards are so hard to make but you make it look simple. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa, you are amazing.

Julie S. said...

Your cards are gorgeous, as usual!

Sandy said...

Great cards. Thanks for the tutorial.

zehra said...

Beautiful cards, love how u show the process

Jean McGee said...

BEE-U-TEE-FUULLL cards. I always enjoy your tutorials - thanks for taking the time to do them.
Jean McGee

Laraine R said...

These are gorgeous! Love them both!

Carole said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the coloring tutorial.

Pat Jandacek said...

These are gorgeous....love the layout of the lilies card and your coloring is so beautiful! And the roses on the second card are magnificent - your color selections are super!

Betty Neville said...

So beautiful, Theresa! Love your coloring and how you stamped the backgrounds!

Luanna said...

I love the circles you used for the background. Thanks too for the coloring tutorials you provide. I learn so much from them.

Kathy Bosi said...

Your cards are beautiful, as always. Really like your stuff!

Kitty said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. I especially like the way you did the new tag set

Kathleen

Doris W. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the bitty blossoms on the second to help frame the sentiment!

Cheryl Wright said...

I love both your cards, Theresa, but I especially love the first one. Stamping the circles and dots has really set that image off! The whole project is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing your techniques, it's much appreciated.

nancy said...

You are such a good illustrator, and a good teacher.

Golda said...

I love the layout on these! Beautiful work!

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning cards. Thanks for sharing.

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Nanette said...

Love your technique.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Love seeing these flowers used in so many different ways.

Wendy said...

Thanks so much for leaving these step by step instructions on how you made these beautiful cards.

Nana Diane said...

Lovely cards! Thank you for the tutorial, too! You make me want to be brave with ink! :-)

Raquel Rodriguez said...

Your cards are really cute. The one with the roses is very pretty.

Robin said...

Fantastic!!

Jan said...

Amazing card, as always. Love that Gina K. fresh asparagas sponged! thx.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

all your cards are amazing. Love them all. Like that color of ink from Gina K too.

mandalj said...

First time visitor and I'm glad I hopped over! Love the step-by-steps you've given.

Carolina said...

Ahhh T your pink card is just precious and love how you added the dots on your first card - another beautiful color combo!