Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CardMaker Gina K Designs Spring Parade Blog Hop

Hello! Today the Gina K Designs designers are teaming up with CardMaker Magazine to bring you a special blog hop featuring the new Spring Parade StampTV Kit. We'll be showing you a fabulous array of design ideas featuring the Spring Parade kit.

If you've come from Debbie Corbari's blog, you are in the right place. The next blog on the hop is our very own Gina Krupsky. Hop on over to see what she has to show and find out how you can win a fabulous prize!

And now a bit about my card...

 To begin my card, I cut and embossed Pure Luxury White cardstock, using Spellbinders™A2 Matting Basics A. Then I stamped the flowers, from one of the Spring Parade stamp set, Take Flight, using VersaMark ink. Then I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.

 Then I sponed, using Gina K Ocean Mist ink, while my cardstock was still in the die template.

  Next I sponged with Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink.

 I stamped some leaves, from the Spring Parade Blossom stamp set, using Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink.

 Stamped the dragonfly with Gina K Ocean Mist.

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

I cut and embossed some Spring Parade pattern paper, using a larger size of the A2 Matting Basics die templates, at an angle, then sponged around the edges with Gina K Ocean Mist ink.

My card base is Pure Luxury White, which I embossed a frame in with an even larger A2 Matting Basics A die template. I adhered my layers at wonky angles and added a sentiment, popped up with 3D foam squares.

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

71 comments:

Allie Gower said...

So pretty - thanks for including the steps to create the beautiful background.

Becky said...

beautiful technique! Thanks for the quick tutorial!

scrappinmommom said...

Beutiful card and thanks always for the tutorial. Loving the colors that you used.

Carolyn King said...

stunning, gf! just stunning! love the bg colors!

Donna Phelan said...

PERFECT!!! (that's all I have to say) :)

Melanie said...

ooh, love this scene, you should do more cards like these! looks very CAS, even though it was more involved...

--Marcy said...

Your cards are so calming! Another Theresa wonder!

Beth said...

I love the shading and the versamark/embossing resist! The white just POPS against the TQ/green!

sandi said...

Thank you for such a beautiful card.

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous! I LOVE how the dragonfly looks like hes coming up out of the mists!

Brooke said...

Such a gorgeous background!!

Lynne said...

Lovely and thanks for the tutorial. I have learned so much from your examples

naneruth said...

Lovely card!

~ Connie said...

this card is soooooo gorgeous! I have to practice doing your awesome background. THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial.

Anouk said...

you made a beautiful card, love the flower stamps and dragonfly

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous! So soft and pretty!

windinstarsranch said...

SHOWSTOPPER! Bring on the balloons and ticker tape. This is beautiful!
You are always an inspiration!

Pam Zirbel said...

Gorgeous card!!! I have not tried Gina's inks yet, but boy they look gorgeous!!!

Glenna Anderson said...

Beautiful card!

Gina K. said...

Theresa, this is so beautiful and what a great tutorial! I love the way you sponge!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is beautiful. I love the white embossing. It certainly pops after the colors are added. Your card is gorgeous.

Angie said...

Very beautiful and CAS!

Tish said...

I do so love your designs and cards. Truly unique.
Tish

Lee Reed said...

I really like this beautiful card. Thank you for showing how you created it.

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous background you created, Theresa -- love the colors!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

extremely pretty background!

Gail said...

Love the card and the colors.

Brenda Beckham said...

Love the sponging technique. Beautifully done!

ChristineCreations said...

This is beautiful Theresa! I love how you tilted your striped paper in the die too, just that little touch in the way you aligned the card looks so awesome!

Kathryn A said...

Awesome! As usual ;)

Anonymous said...

Your card is awesome as usual. Love it

Debbie Corbari said...

I really need to get some daubers/spongers and get to casing you. This is absolutely beautiful Theresa!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and design! And the focal is outstanding. Thanks for sharing that!

Deborah Owen said...

Lovely!!!

Eileen Lucas said...

Gorgeous and Perfect every card you create is just as if not more beautiful than the next. I just love your style totally.

Bunny said...

Okay, so you just beat my other favorite along the hop. This is so pretty. I love it.

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial on how you made your card. It's such a pretty card and I really like the colors.

Susan D said...

Great tutorial. I am going to have to try this. Lovely card...so pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! The emboss resist is gorgeous!

sarah said...

OMG!! I must make this card! This is so wonderful! Thanks for adding the steps too- you are very talented!! Thanks for sharing!

Susan P said...

I love when you leave a tutorial for us. You are great. Thanks
Very nice card. I do love it!

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

Lovely card. I love your tutorials too, Great card, beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing

Valerie said...

Stunning! Love the pattern paper on the angle like that, it gives is a whole different feel~

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh.......Theresa........
You've done it AGAIN ♥ Your sponging enthralls me. It is ethereal. Am so going to try this (have the SB matting basics dies now). Oh, droooool. Thank you for the steps how you created this lovely artwork. Much love!

Anna Jernigan said...

Very original, love the wonky look of it. The top layer almost looks like a "older" photo with the perimeter edge remaining white. I like how that worked out. Nice detail on every layer, from the embossed lines on the base, to the inked edges on middle layer, and that clean white edge on top. Sweet images, and wonderful sentiment. Done and gorgeous!

Trisha said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thanks for explaining how you made this card.

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous! You have such beautiful embossing and sponging on this card! So crisp!

Linda Carson said...

Delightful!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous! Love this sketch and your sponged background.

Sue D said...

Very soft and pretty with the sponging.

Gayle said...

Always beautiful, Theresa, gorgeous.

Ivanka said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!!

Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful and I believe your card uses my favorite color of turquoise.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Sean Fetterman said...

What can I say besides.....PERFECT?! This is such a cool card! Hugs! Seanie

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love everything about it!

Cindy Groh said...

Love the tutorial. Beautiful card.

EstherT said...

Theresa, your cards ALWAYS blow me away! Whenever I come to your blog, I'm here for ages. This is gorgeous, and your tutorial is so easy to follow. Thanks! :)

Lagene said...

OH my! This is Gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

calamity jane said...

This card is stunning! I love seeing the new Spellbinders Mat Basics used. And Gina K.'s ink pads too! Both are on my wish list.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

You always have such beautiful cards. I appreciate your very detailed tutorials.

Beth Norman said...

So captivating. The colours are in my favourite colour combination, and of course I love dragonflies. Love the composition. Very pretty.

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh my gosh, Theresa, this card is incredible!

Thanks so much for showing us the technique you used - it's always very much appreciated.

Tammie Lien said...

You always amaze me..Love your card,,,Going to try this..So breathe taking..Thanks for sharing..I always love looking at your Art work:))))

Shirley Langley said...

Hi Theresa
Yet another beautiful creation, your cards always wow me. Your use of colours and the composition of you designs are so lovely.
Shirley
XXX

Holly Hughes said...

Oh my goodness! This is such a beautiful card!! THANKS for sharing how you made it.

Melinda said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the step by step how to... love them... so helpful! TFS

marylouh said...

Beautiful card. All of the different steps really added to the final product. Love it.

Anonymous said...

I love your card. I love the technique you used. It's so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Thompson

Sonia said...

Fantastic! I love this card!

Sofia ;) said...

Always love your tutorials!!! Great card!!

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