Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blossom Tutorial and Gina K Blog Hop

 Hello! It's the second day of our blog hop to introduce the new Gina K Designs StampTV Kit, Spring Parade. The new kit is now available at the Gina K Store. For my card I used one of the mini stamp sets, included with the kit, called Blossom.

Before I get to the details about my card, be sure to see what the rest of the team have to show you…
Gina K
AJ Otto
Beth Silaika
Carolyn King
Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Michelle Woerner
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Theresa Momber--You are here
Valerie Stangle

As you hop along, make sure you leave a comment on all blogs because on Friday we will choose one Winner to win this awesome StampTV kit!! Just check back in a couple of days on StampTV and check the Big News forum to see if you are the winner!

 I started my card by cutting and embossing Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, using a Spellbinders™ A2 Matting Basics A die template. Then I sponged Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink at the bottom.

 Next, I sponged Gina K Innocent Pink from the top.

 I stamped the tall flowers, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I removed the die template and used sticky notes to protect the edges, before stamping the blossom image several times at the bottom, with Gina K Fresh Asparagus.

 I used a Stardust Glitter pen to add some sparkle to the flowers.

I layered with Pure Luxury Just Peachy and used Dark Chocolate for the card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½). I also embossed a frame on the the card base, using a larger Matting Basics A die template. The sentiment was stamped on ivory, cut out and adhered using 3D Foam Squares.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

85 comments:

naneruth said...

This is so lovely, Theresa! It could be a framed picture on the wall.

Ava Gavloski said...

love you vision of design, very unique and keep the magic going!!!

dklessig said...

Theresa, another lovely card and great tutorial. Thank you!

Colleen said...

Absolutely Stunning.
You, I must say, give the best tutorials when it comes to shading,etc.

Sharri said...

Absolutely gorgeous Theresa!!

joy said...

So, so pretty. I love how you have stamped the blossom image at the bottom edges.

Beth said...

I love the black on the sponged background! That is SO beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

So very pretty! I love the shimmer and the framing of the image!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous shading--as always!

JoanL said...

As usual, another jaw dropping work of art. Love it!!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the tutorial, really appreciate them. Nice use of the flower for the grass.

CraftyMomFL said...

so pretty!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring is always stunning! And always enjoy your tutorials.

Janeen said...

softly beautiful, thanks for the "how to"

Ann Lee said...

LUV you cards!

Penelope Nichols said...

Beautiful stamping! Beautiful card as well. Amazing design team and I have really enjoyed this hop.

Susan White said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! I love it so much that I am going to make it and frame it for my wall!! Cannot wait to get this kit!!

--Marcy said...

Tremendous! Again!

AJ said...

wow. so awesome! LOVE this!! :)

Sean Fetterman said...

Is there nothing you can't do? You are so awesome!! This is stunning! Great work! Love it! Hugs! Seanie

Em's Thoughts said...

Theresa, your card is amazingly beautiful. I love the background.

EMily

Kathryn A said...

Love your cards and I love how your scoring around the focal point makes it look like a picture frame!

Sally Lawyer said...

Your instrucitons are priceless. thanks for sharing your talent.

Pamela Selinski said...

I love everything you do. This card is gorgeous and I am so thankful that you show us the steps you take to make the card so I can try new and different techniques.

laurie v said...

Beautiful! Love that you showed a project instead of a card. Inspiring!

Lenoria said...

This is so beautiful!

Rita said...

Beautiful! Love the color combination. Have a great day!

meemee48 said...

Thanks for showing us all the shading techniques. The more I try it the better I get, but there is much room for improvement. You card is gorgeous!

shari M said...

love all your designs, and this is no exception. TFS

Kay Merryman said...

You have the most magical cards and I always love your color choices. The blossom image is a great addition to the tall flowers as it "anchors" the flowers so stylishly!

Doris W. said...

Fabulous!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- I love these soft colors. Great design!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another fantastic card design. I love those gorgeous sponged works of art you do, which you so kindly show us how to do too. I am always thrilled with your work.

stamper said...

Beautiful card Theresa! And great detailed instruction.

Carolyn King said...

Love your gorgeous glittery flowers on the perfect background!

rscholz said...

Love how you sponged the backgroud and how you made the card look like a picture frame. Thanks for sharing.

mermaid fenicia said...

Love that card ^-^

Christine Macneil said...

Lovely card! Beautiful as always. Thanks for the tutorial steps!

Robin A said...

Another beautiful card. You are so talented.

Carolina said...

Simply stunning in every way!!! The colors and the beautiful sponging, so glad you framed it because it really does deserve to be framed - love it!

Sharon Underwood said...

Your cards are on a level all their own. Outstanding! Blending, color palette, design. Awesome, my friend!

Anita Braddock said...

Very stunning card. love the Techniques you used its such a great idea. thanks for sharing.

Kathy Bosi said...

Very nice, as always. You know how I feel about your work. Thanks!

Lisa K said...

I love the sparkle on the flowers.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love those flowers!

marcelle b said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Scottieboysthree said...

What a wonderful card and use of shading. Thank you for the pictures showing it's creation.

Gabi said...

Very beautiful, as always, and love the tutorial!

Robyn said...

The black embossed frame really sets it off and the white inner frame just emphasises the subtle colouring further. Absolutely gorgeous!

Carol said...

Love this new kit, it is full of adorable images and really useful sentiments.

Thanks for sharing your fun project ideas!

Carol B

ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

jean w. said...

Beautiful card! Love the pink and green combo sponging.

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Theresa, Your card makes a pretty picture! Love the soft spring colors. Your cards are works of art. Thanks for sharing.

BeverlyBL said...

So pretty. And thanks so much for the demo on how you got your results. I am not very good at figuring out how things were done so appreciate all the explaination I can get.

MyAuntKath said...

This is just beautiful!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Another beautiful card! I love watching your sponging technique.

PiscesGirl said...

Beautiful work as always.. Love it. :)

Allie Gower said...

VERY pretty.

Sue D said...

Very soft and pretty!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Judy Woodland said...

Love the simplicity of your card and love the colors. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Michele Clay said...

Wow! This is such a stunning way to use these lovely stamps and products! Thanks for sharing!

RitaR said...

Love the use of the embossed frame and the overlap stamping. Great mix of the colors used.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Those flowers are very versatile. Love that embossed frame.

Gayle said...

Awesome, your work deserves to be framed, Theresa.

Loretta said...

This is one of my favorite cards of all.Love the color combo.TFS

Lynne said...

So pretty. thanks for the great tutorial.

Marianne said...

This card is sooooo pretty! Just love it.

calamity jane said...

What a lovely card!! Great & easy to follow instructions too! Thanks for sharing!!!!

mamablitger said...

As usual a fantastic artwork you created!
Thanks a lot for shamring !
Hugs from SPAIN

Kitty said...

Very beautiful

Blessings,
Kathleen

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Thanks again for a detailed tutorial. :)

Susan said...

Love your card!

Susan said...

Love your card!

Riette said...

Oh my word. The frame looks real! I usually can't wait to get to your blog and am never disappointed. I'm all inspired now to go unpack my crafting stuff :D

NJMullins said...

As always, your muted and subtle sponging technique set the tone for a elegant card. Love the matting that you did to go with the embossed frame.this shows that these stamped images are truly artwork! Gorgeous!

Linda E said...

Theresa, thanks so much for sharing your technique for coloring the lovely background on your card.

Scrapacat said...

I would have never thought to use that line/dots flower for 'grass'. It's perfect! Gonna have to try that when I get mine. Thanks for awesome inspiration, as always!
~ky

mikeslittlesis said...

Love the sponged background

Rosy Newlun said...

Dreamy peachy background, Theresa! Your stamping turned out just beautiful -- a1l the best <3

Annie C said...

You always impress me with your artistry. Beautiful card, soothing colors. TFS.

Lucy Newton said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for the tut!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love this blingy silhouette design, Theresa -- wonderful colors you used!

Vanessa said...

Such a beautiful card. It's so dreamy and calming. Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

as always, great stuff!

MB Isaac said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/156570524518338084/ love the shading techniques!