Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2

Hello! It's our second day of inspiration for the latest Gina K Designs stamp release. Today we are featuring my new set, The Northwoods and Becky Oehlers' new Poster Board Sentiments. The Northwoods is a set dedicated to trees (although I did sneak in two small deer). Step by step photos for this card are below. 

Next is a card I made using one of Becky's Poster Board Sentiments, along with a tree from The Northwoods. I also did the same dot treatment, using Lots of Dots, as on one of my cards yesterday. Technically,  I made this card first. After I was finished with it, I decided the dots were a tad too whimsical for a sympathy card, which prompted me to make that card I shared yesterday. I really love the look of all the sentiments in Poster Board Sentiments and there are so many ways to use them.

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
Theresa Momber – Illustrator The Northwoods
Becky Oehlers - Illustrator Poster Board Sentiments
AJ Otto
Beth Silaika
Carolyn King
Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Tami Mayberry
Valerie Stangle

 I started my forest card by sponging Memento Summer Sky ink on white card stock.

 Sponged Memento Bahama Blue ink.

 Sponged Memento Teal Zeal.

 Then sponged Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

 Then disaster struck as I was about to stamp the tree. I dropped the ind pad lid on my project. Yep, I did it again. I had originally planned to stamp the tree on the left, but fate wanted it on the right.

 I moved my mask over to the right side and stamped the tree right on top of the ink stain.

Then I stamped the smaller tree several more times.

The sentiment was stamped in the upper left corner and I used an N5 Copic marker to make some shadows. Then I added a bit of piercing to the lower right corner. I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a card base created with Pure Luxury Ocean Mist.

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

129 comments:

Golda said...

Oh, Wow! What you do with color always blows me away. Beautiful examples!

Sean Fetterman said...

This set is so much fun to create wonderful scenery. You, of course, have made the most incredible and gorgeous samples! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial! Hugs! Sean

Melanie said...

ooh that teal background blows me away!!! the shadows add so much

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards!!

Beth said...

SIMPLY STUNNING!

meemee48 said...

I love all your sets and techniques. That first card made me feel like I was in the woods.

catdidit said...

How stunning T! Makes methink of a moonlit walk in the snow on that first one...my fav! And love the stamping over the tree with that sentiment on the 2nd one!

JoanL said...

As usual, your cards are fabulous works of art.

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous, T -- your tree tutorial card looks like a stunning photo!

Lenoria said...

This is a gorgeous card and I love the stamp set! I have browsed your blog and your tutorials are wonderful, thank you so very much!!

Tosha said...

Really like this set and great card. Super job Theresa.

Teri said...

Beautiful - love them!

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Beautiful cards !!!

Kay S said...

Fabulous! Love this card! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I need to try this one when I get my set.

Pat said...

WOW! So Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

great technique. Love the stamps.
carolyn

Olga said...

Wow, the cards are super gorgeous!

Ava Gavloski said...

theresa, love the oooppsss dropped it onto my card...commentary!!!
beautiful as always and truly think this will be a # 1 seller for you and gina!!!
ava g

--Marcy said...

All I can say is WOW!

windinstarsranch said...

Talk about a work of art! Whew what a lovely thank you card. Gotta have this set.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am so anxious for my Northwoods set to reach my mailbox. I just am loving those images. What great man cards they will make and work into lovely scenes. And, love how you added the black board sentiment along with the tree image too. That looks gorgeous as well.

naneruth said...

Another beautiful card created and great tutorial. The sympathy card is very lovely too.

Anouk said...

love the first card, so beautiful

Marilyn from MI said...

Great save! Lovely cards as always.

Renee Richards said...

Just adore this card!! Great use of creativity when accidents happen. That's one of the great things about stamping. Even when something happens we don't expect, a little imagination can go a long way. Thanks for showing us the beauty of card & stamping!

GAZ said...

Beautiful card and set. Thanks for showing how you created this card. You are so creative!!! thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

Sylvia said...

Beautiful! You always inspire me.

Karr said...

Beautiful card! Love the teal color. Thanks for showing the steps.

mommamea’s Favorite Things said...

This is a must have set. I love tree sets. Can't wait to buy it. Your cards are beautiful

dsharp said...

Love the outdoors set and the step by step tutorial. Beautiful colors and beautiful cards. Excellent job!

Linda Loy said...

I really like this set. So many different types of trees to choose from and I love the deer.

Lagene said...

WOW!!! GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!

Kathryn A said...

I love these cards and I can't wait to get my Northwoods stamps!!

Anonymous said...

Truly remarkable. I can see how these stamps are so versatile.
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

Kathy Berger said...

I love the Northwoods set and can imagine it used so many ways. It is going to be a wonderfully versatile set to have! But I had never imagined it used as beautifully as you did in your Thanks card. WOW.

klarcher said...

always love your tutorials, and am really loving this set

Ann Lee said...

Exceptional!

Betty said...

OMG, that is one great card. The colors are amazing.

Diane Dupont said...

What a gorgeous card! Nobody would have known there was an "oops!" Thanks for sharing!

Bev Chapman said...

Great ideas thanks for the inspiration.

Pam Zirbel said...

LOVE IT!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I do the same, IF it can be done...when i drop the top also..or drag the paper across because I forgot to put the top on!! You rock and your stamp set is outstanding!!!

Ken Peterson said...

Theresa, these cards are beautiful. The first one reminds me of my backyard complete with the deer. I'm new to card making and your samples are a big help. Thanks much!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sigh, your sponging skills amaze me Theresa. Spectacular! Not to mention your illustrating skills as well, LOL! Another beautiful set to add to your collection!

Marianne Barkman said...

i love your cards and stamps. So stunning and inspiring. i love in the northwoods, so special to me. Thanks for sharing!

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

LORRAINE p said...

Wow- what truly beautiful cards. The tutorial is very clear. I think even I can do this. Thanks so much.

Em's Thoughts said...

Theresa, I love the card. You did an amazing job on it. I wish I had your talent.
xEmilyx

Sue D said...

Beautiful tree cards!

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards ^_^

Nanette said...

What you can do with a stamp set! Gorgeous

Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your tutorials!

Elizabeth said...

Ok this is definitely a WOW!!!. What absolutely stunning cards these are, especially that first one.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very impressive:)

Kathy Bosi said...

love it! Love it! Love it!

MyAuntKath said...

lOVE THESE TREES! wHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A LITTLE INK AND STICKY NOTES, AND STAMPS! wOW.

Barbara said...

I knew when I saw this set that it was a "must have." Can't wait to get mine.

Anonymous said...

This is breathtaking. Rose

Connie Ludgate said...

Love your cards especially the shadow trees.

Lizzie said...

I am always blown away by the cards you do Theresa, but I dare say this one with the trees is extraordinary!
The colors are perfect and the scene is breathtaking. Your tutorials are so appreciated. Thanks you for sharing your talent.

Heather Herrmann said...

Beautiful background blending to compliments the gorgeous stamps!

Unknown said...

lovely trees! and I so appreciate your demo of how to do it
thanks
Holly

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! The scenes you create are always so pretty. You are a very talented lady!

Louise H. said...

I love your Northwoods set. It is lovely, and your card is wonderful.

piskey said...

what a stunning card

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Love both cards. Reminds me of my hometown in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Thanks for sharing.

Rosy Newlun said...

Another fantastic stamp set Theresa - congratulations!!! I love your tutorials and sponging ♥ Thanks so much for sharing!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

So many possibilities for this set - can't wait until mine arrives. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Pat Jandacek said...

Beautiful cards! The poster sentiment goes very well atop the tree. On the Ocean Mist card base is the scoring an embossing folder? It makes a most beautiful framing for your scene. If it's hand-scored you have my applause and even MORE admiration!

Mama said...

Thanks for the insiration!

itsablingfling said...

Wow Theresa! Your Northwoods set is fabulous. My family loves the outdoors -camping, hiking, geocashing, etc. and I see lots of possibilities using this stamp set. Your card exhibits serenity at its best. You've captured the essence of God's beaautiful creation. Thank-you.

Victoria Dent said...

What an inspiration this stamp set is and your artistic style that I have come to really enjoy and use. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

Love this set! I have this thing about tree stamps, weird, huh? I just love how they look stamped on a card, and your samples are very pretty.

joy said...

Trees are one of my many favorite images to use when stamping. These are just so gorgeous. As are both of your cards. Thank you for the tutorial, Theresa!

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Was especially looking forward to seeing this part of the blog hop as I LOVE the new Northwoods stamp set. Your trees are just gorgeous. Can't wait to hop along and see all the different projects using them.

Wendy said...

This is so gorgeous. I love the colors.

Lee Kendel said...

absolutely loved the first card. It looked better than a photo and so nice of you to give instructions on how to achieve that result, hopefully.

Judy Woodland said...

Your cards are over the top gorgeous Theresa. I love how you have created that scene with the snow. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jean McGee said...

My first reaction to the tree card was W O O W ! ! ! It is bee-u-tee-fuuulll. Thank you sooooo much for the tutorial - accident or not it turned are wonderfully.
I reallly like your second card and I see no problem with the dots/circles in the background.
Greaaaat job and TFS.
Jean McGee

Pat Kenoyer said...

This card is absolutely beautiful.
Love the colors you used. The shadows add an extra special affect.

Sharon C said...

Beautiful card. Stamp set can be used for many different occasions.

Anonymous said...

I adore trees and this card was the height of wonderfulness! Thanks Julianne

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Gorgeous! You took the oops and made it amazing!

Designs By Sky said...

Beautiful cards as always! Thanks for the tutorials

Oneofakind said...

The new Northwoods set is going to be a favorite I can tell already. I cannot wait to get mine and play. Great cards. Love the technique.

Lynne said...

Your thanks card is breathtaking and the smpathy card is pretty good as well. Love your tutorials. Wish I was better at duplicating your efforts.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful cards, I especially like the scene you created on the first one!

Doris W. said...

Love what you did with your first card! Its gorgeous! Beautiful colors!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Theresa!

Raquel Rodriguez said...

I love cards with sponging techniques they look awesome.

Gail Burgo said...

Wow...Wow...Wow - I love Pine trees and the masking to create hills - beautiful!!

Donna said...

I live among the forest trees, so I love your new stamp set. Both of your cards are beautiful. Thanks

Donna C.

Kitty said...

Your card is just gorgeous despite the mishap.

Kathleen

Dancin'Pammie said...

Such a beautiful card almost like a painting with the different colors of ink! Good tutorial!

Luanna said...

Love your cards. I think both sets would be easy to use for so many occasions. Thanks for the coloring tutorial.

Patricia L said...

I love anything snow and trees, and your technique is amazing. Come payday, I am ordering this set. Thank You!

Dawn said...

Amazing cards. Thanks for that tutorial. I'm in love with that first card.
Dawn
DeeGeeScraps at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing the tutorial for you beautful card!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Robin said...

Just beautiful!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the Northwoods set!

Donna Phelan said...

Fabulous, just fabulous!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful cards.

Donna Simonson said...

Love both cards! The colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity and techniques!

Mare said...

I love this stamp set AND this card....OUTSTANDING!

Anna Jernigan said...

All of the cards are wonderful, but, my fav is the Thanks one. I loved the tutorial and boy, the final look is so classy! Great colors, and shadows. I like how you guys are using more stamp sets together, that's so handy for me, also. Always see something that goes with something else, and yet it all works, if you get my meaning? LOL Nice job!

Victoria H. said...

What a gorgeous accident! I adore your new set.

Laraine R said...

Awesome cards! Love the new new stamps!

Rita said...

Great card! I appreciate the step by step instructions.

Jan said...

I love trees! and your new set! What a beautiful card. Thanx.

Chermaine c said...

The gradient background is stunning! Love the forest in the bluish night sky

Cynthia Clark said...

Beautiful!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful new stamp set...boo hoo it was out of stock when I placed my order.

Photo Gift Lady said...

I was so happy to see that you pros do things like dropping the lids onto your projects as well. I love the results of fixing those kinds of mistakes. Some of my best work has developed out of my mistakes. Thank you for sharing yours.

Sherry aka Foreveraftercrafter

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful cards...and I like the dots!!!

Angela B. said...

Love the deep background color with those pines! Stunning!

Kris in Alaska said...

Fabulous! I just love your tutorials!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

usharon said...

Love the calming scenes you portray on your cards!

Karen Denson said...

Your Northwoods card is absolutely beautiful. I love the tutorial on how to ink the card. It is absolutely amazing. I also love the poster board sentiment card. Once again, the inking around the edges of the card is amazing. These are beautiful cards.

Ravengirl said...

I think all the trees of this set are gorgeous. The set is really timeless.

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards, Theresa! Your scene is simply stunning - I am in awe!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

OMG this is gorgeous!!!! I love it. And I love this Stamp as well. Wow I have to have this one on my wish list.
Linda k.

JessicaK said...

Wow, your shading and scenery building amazes me again!

Mida Williams said...

I want to come back in my next life as you, so I can make beautiful cards too! You have so much talent. In the meantime, thank you for your tutorials.

Lee said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! OMGosh that forest is just amazing T!!!!! I attempted some sponging inspired by you....you are just fabulous!

Marion said...

Theresa, you always make me want all the stamp sets with your beautiful samples. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

shopgirlstudioB said...

this is just lovely!

Andrea said...

This is so neat the effect mades this card pop love it

Debbie B. said...

I am new to stamping. Looking at your blog site really inspires me! I must get the Northwoods stamp set. I've seen you use it several times and your cards are really gorgeous!

mandalj said...

Love both the cards and I'm glad to see I'm not the only clumsy one! Great save on the first card - it's so beautiful!

Debbie said...

I think fate did you a wonderful thing. I love the way trees this way. The colors are wonderful. Another fantastic project Theresa!

Carolina said...

Stunning scene on your first card and thank you for another wonderful set! I love that each set gives you the opportunity to create beautiful landscapes. The second is also darlin' - love how you stamped the sentiment over the image.