Monday, May 6, 2013

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1

Hello! Gina K Designs has just released new stamps and new ink colors last week and now the team is blog hopping to give you ideas with all the new stamps and supplies. My first card is with Melanie's Pretty Patterns 2, which is a follow up to the popular Pretty Patterns stamp set. When I used the chevron on the card below to create a stylized ocean scene, I forgot to snap photos, so I made another one to show you the new ink colors I used. The other images on this card are from my new set, By The Sea 2 (which will be featured later this week).

 Here is the card I made that inspired the card above. I really like the simplicity of this card. It's amazing all the different backgrounds you can create with Pretty Patterns 2. The possibilities are endless! This card also has a few images from By The Sea 2.

And next is a gorgeous stamp set by Becky Oehlers, called Big Blooms. I love the enormous flowers in this set! I remembered to snap photos of this one and will post the tutorial next week.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the list for more inspiration and a chance to win something fabulous from Gina K!

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator of Pretty Patterns 2
Becky Oehlers - Illustrator of Bold Blooms
AJ Otto
Beth Silaika
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Latisha Yoast
Lee Murphy
Michelle Woerner
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber

 To begin, I cut and embossed Pure Luxury card stock using Spellbinders™ A2 Matting Basics A and sponged Gina K Powder Blue, while still in the die template.

 I removed the card stock from the die template and used sticky notes to mask the edges. Then I stamped the chevron, from Pretty Patterns 2, using Gina K Ocean Mist ink.

 Then stamped using Gina K Turquoise Sea ink

 Then stamped again using Gina K Blue Raspberry.

For the seagulls, I inked with Gina K Black Onyx, stamped off on scratch paper to make it lighter, then stamped on my background.

 The sentiment was stamped on a small strip of white card stock, using Gina K Black Onyx, then I stamped one of the small Pretty Patterns 2 images (diamond) using Gina K Ocean Mist, on either side of the sentiment. I just love accenting the sentiment this way! .

 Next I stamped the lighthouse using Memento Tuxedo Black. I began coloring with Y17 for he light and BV000 for the shadows.

Then added deeper shaing with BV000. After coloring, I cut out the lighthouse.

The sentiment layer and lighthouse were popped up using foam squares. I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used Ocean Mist for the card base. (5 ½ by 4 ¼)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you day is wonderful!


73 comments:

Melanie said...

there it is again, love this ombre pattern with the boat, LOVE it with the lighthouse! dang, the purple coloring over that embossed flower is gorgeous!

Becky said...

Oh, wow! Beautiful samples. I can't wait to see the tutorial, because I was just staring at it thinking, how did she do that?!?

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous cards. love how your set looks with the patterns--great pairing!!!

Chai Dackermann said...

These cards are stunning. Great job, and thank you for the inspiration.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

As always, this is such a beautiful sample you shared with us!

catdidit said...

LOVE the waves! awesome T!!

Barbara said...

So simple, but so elegant too! Thanks for the tutorial as well.

Susan White said...

Love your cards, and your Tutorial. I cannot wait to see the tutorial on the flower card!!

Lynne said...

Love the nautical look that works for both male and female.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! So thrilled and inspired to see your lovely work with these stamp sets. All are just gorgeous work.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the lighthouse scene.

Dana D. said...

Terrific idea for the waves. Fabulous cards and great new stamp sets!

~ Connie said...

So amazing how you can mix a detailed image with a contemporary border pattern. Very sophisticated! Your designs always inspire me.

windinstarsranch said...

Oh my goodness! I cant wait to see the tutorial on your big blooms card. It is SOOOOOO beautiful!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love your patterned ocean waves, T, great mix with your ocean set! And your purple blooms are simply stunning with the soft green!

Elizabeth said...

Love the idea of the chevrons to create the sea. It looks great on these cards.

Penelope Nichols said...

Love the chevrons and really love the lighthouse stamp.

Christine Macneil said...

You never disappoint! Beautiful cards, Theresa. Can't wait to get my hands on the new stamps.

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Penelope Nichols said...

I have been so inspired by this hop. What beautiful cards and projects.

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful cards as usual Theresa. Always appreciate your tutorials. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Jeanne said...

I've always wanted a lighthouse stamp and I really like your chevron sea! What fun! Thanks.

Jeanne said...

I've always wanted a lighthouse stamp and I really like your chevron sea! What fun! Thanks.

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Julie S. said...

That is such an awesome idea, to use the chevron pattern as waves! All of these cards are great!

Sharon said...

Great designs! Love the "waves"! And love the big flower - look forward to seeing the tutorial for that!

weechi2 said...

I really like you by the sea 2 stamps. I can see so many uses for them. I love your tutorals your backgrounds are awesome.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

the chevron looks fantastic as 'waves"

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Such gorgeous designs! I love them!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love the tutorial too.

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT chevron waves, super clever!

Ava Gavloski said...

very creative water stamping with the chevrons

Mojca said...

waw love how you did the waves! so pretty.

Cards By Betty said...

What a nice idea for the chevron I have a son with a sail boat so I know I will use it love the bold bloom also

Kitty said...

Beautiful Cards, love the flower

Blessings,
Kathleen

meemee48 said...

Wow! Your shading is gorgeous and what a great idea to use the chevrons as waves!

Gayle said...

Love your cards, Theresa and the softness of your Big Blooms card is simply beautiful

Tammie Lien said...

Just love your cards and the new ginak ink is out of this world gorgeous.Thanks for sharing:)))

Carol said...

Fabulous and fun projects! I love the new release stamps! Thanks for sharing your design ideas.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Rosy Newlun said...

You've done it again, Theresa! Won my ♥ with your designs!!! That ocean of chevrons, the embossed flower and sponging!!!! ooooo, ahhhhhh. I always get a special treat for the eyes stopping by your blog -- thank you!!!!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa! As always, thanks for the tutorial.

Patricia L said...

Using the chevrons for the sea is a great idea, and I love the step by step too !!

Jean McGee said...

The colors you used for your "waves" are wonderful. THAT flower card is beee-u-teee-ful. Can't wait for the tutorial on coloring that one. I soooo enjoy alll of your tutorials. I learn soooo much. Thanks!!
Jean McGee

Helen F. said...

WOWZA, what fabulous cards, Theresa. I love how you created the 'seascapes' :)
PS: thank you for the how-to

Beverly Perdue said...

Your cards are always amazing. Love how you used the pretty patterns for the background.

Ravengirl said...

What a genius strategy to use the chevrons like water!!

Lisa H. said...

I love your tutorials. Using the chevron stamp for the waves is brilliant! Great ideas - great cards!

Sharon Underwood said...

Why did I have to wait till the end to get to you? Best for last, perhaps? I just ordered By The Sea 2 & can't wait to follow your tutorial for it! Your cards are beautiful, as always!

Betty Neville said...

Stunning cards, Theresa! Love them! Thank you for all the tips!

Donna Simonson said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial! Love your new set and can't wait to see how they are used!

NJMullins said...

What a clever way to use the chevrons and combine the two sets. You always amaze and inspire me!

Andrea Beecroft said...

I just love the way you give use step by step instructions on your beautiful card creations Threasa, thank you so much

~ Jo ~ said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love how simple and clean they look. Lovely tutorial too!

Hugs,
Jo

--Marcy said...

Ha - Chevrons as waves....clever! love your work!

Cat Craig said...

Love the tutorial and the cards.

Karen Hightower said...

Love all three, They are all great. Wonderful coloring as always.. :)

mtscrapgal said...

The chevron border makes great ocean waves. Love the coloring of the big blooms flowers. Thanks.

Maria said...

love the cards turned out beautiful

Clare Pearce said...

Wonderful cards. Great use of these new stamps and inks.

Debbie Corbari said...

I love that chevron/ombre pattern as water..with a boat or a lighthouse..it looks so cool! You are so talented Theresa!

Dawn Miner said...

Thanks for the chance to win

Unknown said...

love the chevron pattern as waves! lovely colors'
thanks
Holly

Melissa Anderson said...

I love these cards, so beautiful. Love the colors, fantastic.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like how you used the pattern stamp to make waves.

mandalj said...

Fabulous sea! Looks so good with the lighthouse!

Lee said...

Oh that is sooo cool to use the patterns for the water!!! And holy moly...I can't wait to see your tutorial with those stunning flowers!!

m said...

Wow, gorgeous cards! Love the ombré effect for the water- just stunning.

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love those luscious flowers! Thanks for the tutorial!

Golda said...

These are so fun and beautiful!

Joan V said...

As usual, your cards are awesome. Love how you did the water. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marianne said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your artistry!

Susan said...

Love the use of the Chevron to create the water. Very clever!

Luanna said...

Beautiful samples. I love how you put the big blooms in the corners of your card.