Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3

 Hey there stampers! The Gina K Design Team are blog hopping and sharing samples created using the new release stamp sets, now available at Gina K Designs. Today we are showcasing Debbie Corbari's new Darling Divas, Beth Silaika's new Lots of Dots and the new Free With Three set, Petite Borders.

I used Debbie's new Day At The Park Mini Diva set on my first card. I always love these adorable mini sets. More about this card below…

 Next I have a card with Beth's Lots of Dots stamp set. As you may have noticed, I'm having a lot of fun with all these dots! There are just so many things you can do with them. For this card, I stamped the images with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to resist ink. Then I sponged Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Potter's Clay inks. The sentiment is from Tami's new All Occasion Tags 2. 

For my final card, I used the new Free With Three set, Petite Borders. I heat embossed the border on this card, too, then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa ink. A simple sentiment, also from All Occasion Tags 2, stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle along with a bow and some bling, finish the card. This was a super fast card to make!



As you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment for each designer 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.

Now let's hop...

Gina K
Beth Silaika – Illustrator Lots of Dots
Debbie Corbari - Illustrator Darling Divas
AJ Otto
Carolyn King
Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber
Valerie Stangle

 To make the first card, I started by cutting and embossing white card stock with Spellbinders™A2 Matting Basics A, then sponged Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink while still in the die template.

 Then I sponged Gina K Powder Blue ink.

 I stamped clouds on a white card stock scrap and shaded with C3 Copic marker. After coloring, I cut out the images.

 Then I stamped the kite on scrap paper, using Copic markers R24, YR07, Y17, YG25, B24 and BV13. After coloring, I cut out the kite, too, leaving the string behind. I like to fussy cut, but I try not to be fanatical about it.

 Next, I stamped the kite on the background, so it would have the string dangling.

I adhered the clouds to the back ground, placing one over the kite image, so they would overlap just a bit. Then I adhered the kite. The sentiment was cut out with a Spellbinders Classic Oval, then sponged the same way as the background. For the card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½) I used Pure Luxury Base Weight White and embossed a frame using a larger die from A2 Matting Basics.

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

82 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! And great coloring as always!

catdidit said...

Loving your emboss resist creations, so gorgeous!

Mama said...

Love your cards. Thanks

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful cards. Love to see your tutorials on coloring.

DebbieG said...

Beautiful cards. Love the technique on the Get Well card.

Pat said...

To coin a saying on a stamp, Thanks for making Awesome cards.

Valerie said...

Love the resist border! And the spectacular coloring, as usual!

Teri said...

These are super pretty!

Anouk said...

Love your cards with lots of dots

Melanie said...

Love the emboss resist, especially the border card (you win)

Tanja Dunn said...

GORGEOUS!! the dots and the last one when i saw that i just said Wow!! the embossing and the dots so colorful and fresh looking really love that look. will definetly be back for more inspiration thanks for the tutorial and sharing such amazing talent iam now a fan.
Hugs Tanja

Connie Ludgate said...

Great card ideas and thanks for the tutorial.

--Marcy said...

Your posts are always so appreciated! I have learned so much from you! Great cards!

Sean Fetterman said...

You are an artist genius T! Love these so much!!!!! Hugs! Sean

meemee48 said...

Shading is such an art and you have showcased it well!

Beth said...

LOVE your dots cards too! I really love the coloring you did on the kite card! THANK YOU for the steps!

dsharp said...

Appreciate the tutorial. Love the embossed framing on the first card. Entire card very nicely done!

Cheryl W said...

I think the emboss resist is my favorite use of these stamps so far. It's really eye-catching!

naneruth said...

Nicely done!

sharon g said...

Your background coloring is wonderful. It blends so nicely.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^

shopgirlstudioB said...

the kit card rocks! Thank you, for being so AwEsOmE!

Barbara said...

Theresa, as only you can, you turned A Day in the Park into a true art piece. That card is gorgeous! I love the way you added the whimsy of the kite and clouds onto a very traditional background, love that look.

scrappinmommom said...

I am always so grateful for your tutorials on your techniques. All of your cards are very nice.

Kathryn A said...

Love the sponging over the embossing! Great cards!!

Marilyn from MI said...

Nice job! Thanks.

Julie Allen said...

Very Pretty cards. Hard to say which one is my favorite. Oh - maybe the kite one.

Gladys Cravitz said...

Loving your card with the clouds and kite - so adorable. Great Job!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards and a great tutorial! Thank you.

Rita said...

Another kite card, just love these. I appreciate the step by step instructions. Thank you for taking the time to show us how you made the card.

Kathy Berger said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I think I need to get my hands on that A2 set now that I see it being used so smartly! Love the way you did the clouds and the kite. Wonderful!

Thanks for the inspiration all week. I am going to miss hopping!

Hey Jude said...

Loved your dots and the coloring technique. Just stunning

Ann Lee said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Ralph Singer said...

beauties, loved the sponging. one of my favorite techniques and you are great at it.

Debbie Corbari said...

I LOVE how your first card looks like its a picture in a frame! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I have to case it! All 3 cards are absolutely beautiful!!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Embossing and resist inking is one of my favorite techniques! Love what you've created! All of the cards are wonderful!

Faye said...

Great cards and tutorials. No one colors better than you.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love all the emboss resisting (embossing resist) on your cards today Theresa - just lovely!

Catherine Kraft said...

Beautiful cards! Saw the first card and thought I'd love to receive this card.......the details, sponging is so perfectly put together. Then I saw the second card and it blew me away. What a wonderful job of using the colors, etc.....that out of polka dots!! Then I saw the last card. Never would have thought sponging over the borders could be so pretty but you did and it's an awesome card. Great job!!

Rosy Newlun said...

I just love what you do Theresa! I so want to CASE your cards - love your placement of the cloud partly outside the main focal image!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful shading! Great cards!!!!

Andrea said...

Its lovely to see how the markers used make the kit pop off the page. I have just purchased some Copic markers to try. I cant wait to use them.

Donna Phelan said...

Super Shading! (as always!) :) Love your cards, totally am inspired....now I just need my sets.....tick, tick, tick.... TFS!!!

Wendy said...

Oh MY!!! I love your kite one. The others are nice too. Great job and thanks for the instructions.

jonim52 said...

Adorable cards.

jonim52 said...

Adorable cards.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards.

windinstarsranch said...

I love these cards.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, I just love all your cards Theresa. They are always so inspirational. Beautiful use of the stamps.

Ravengirl said...

The emboss resist is just perfect here!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like how the first one looks framed.

joy said...

Love these pretty cards - thanks for your tutorial, too. These new stamps are no nice.

Lee Kendel said...

really, really impressive cards. Thanks for posting the instructions.

Susan White said...

Love your cards. You make it look so easy!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wonderful cards. Love how you did the resist technique with the petite border. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Sally Lawyer said...

Your tutorials with copics are so helpful

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

I love seeing your cards becaues I also love sponging and daubing on my cards. Of course, you're like a quadrillion times better at it. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

Donna Simonson said...

Awesome cards! Love the kite one with the embossed frame! Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!

Lagene said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I absolutely love your brown with big bow card...the embossed boarder with sponging turned out awesome!

Jan said...

Fabulous cards! I love your style!

Raquel Rodriguez said...

All your cards are beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Tammy said...

Your cards are just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty cards.

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful coloring and always creative.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All three are lovely, but I adore your first one here.

Oneofakind said...

I just had to order the A2 frame set to CASE your examples. Love them.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! I love them all.

freetimegone said...

Your cards are awesome and again, I really like the step by step instructions on how you did it. It seems so simple when I read it but I haven't that much creativity yet. For now, I'll admire all the great cards on this hop.

Marianne said...

I just love the sponging of colour that you do on your cards. I need to practice that technique..thanks for the demo. Your cards are lovely!

Em's Thoughts said...

You have made some beautiful cards. Thanks for the great hop and the wonderful inspiration.
~Em~

mandalj said...

Love all the cards, especially the bright cheery kite one!

mycardparty.com said...

Super cute, love all the technique that went into your card.

Golda said...

These are so pretty! I love your shading.

Jean McGee said...

You went from fun with your first card to wow with your second and beautiful with your third. Thanks for the great ideas.
Jean McGee

Julie S. said...

Absolutely loves these cards, I'm always partial to emboss resist!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All your cards are beautifully created works of art. So inspired always with your talents.

Unknown said...

the hint of blue for the sky and the hint of green for grass are so evocative! but the gratitude card is gorgeous- the petite border and the bling and the sheer ribbon- just so pretty!
thanks
Holly

Amy Jones said...

Beautiful cards! Love the new release & hop.

bridget22868 said...

LOVE them all!!

Marilyn C. said...

great cards - thanks for the tutorial

Carolina said...

Your kite card is just so lovely, loving all the layers an the next two are just so beautifully CAS - love the shadow you were able to achieve under the image on your last card...great technique!

Lee said...

Beauties....absolute gorgeousness! I really need to try the sponging with the nestie...you make it look so easy!