Thursday, May 9, 2013

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day 4

Hi there! It's the fourth and final day of Gina K blog hops for our May release and tonight we are featuring Debbie Corbari's Darling Divas and the new Free With Free set, A Little Something. Debbie has come up with three more fabulous Divas this month. I used images from the Green Thumb Diva to make my card. (step by step photos below)

And this is my A Little Something card. This stamp set is free with the purchase of three full stamp sets.  I paper pieced the vase and used Copic markers to color and shade. I love the sweet images in this set!

Be sure to visit all the designer blogs for more inspiration.

Gina K - Illustrator of A Little Something
Debbie Corbari - Illustrator of The Darling Divas
AJ Otto
Becky Oehlers
Beth Silaika
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Tami Mayberry
Valerie Stangle

To make my card, I started by cutting and embossing white cardstock using Spellbinders™ A2 Matting Basics A. Then I stamped the flower pot with Gina K Black Onyx and the watering can with Gina K Bubblegum Pink. The water droplets were stamped with Gina K Turquoise Sea.

I used my Y17 Copic to color in the centers of the flowers.

For the leaves on the flowers I used YG25 and for the petals, I think I used RV17. Sorry I must have forgotten to click the photo for that step.

For the flower pot I used E97.

Then some deeper shading on the pot with E15.

Used a sticky note to mask the top section at the bottom of the flower pot, then sponged Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink.

Then used my E35 Copic to shade a bit just below the pot.

I removed the mask and sponged Gina K Powder Blue around the edges of the die template.

I layered with Pure Luxury Grass Green, cut using Spellbinders A2 Locking Loops. I used a white card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches) and added some Color Companion buttons to embellish.

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

66 comments:

Sande said...

Adorable. Fantastic coloring and thanks for the tutorial.

Melanie said...

That mini scene is darling! Thanks for reminding me to ground my images like this, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't...

Cheryl Wright said...

Great cards, Theresa. Thanks once again for posting tutorials.

catdidit said...

Love these T!! As usual, the coloring, sponging, all are pure perfection!

Joan V said...

Such cute cards. I always love your tutorials. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Barbara said...

Such cute cards. I am going to have to try that masking technique.

Teresa said...

This is really cute! Love how you color and thanks for your time in sharing all your beautiful cards :)

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely cards!

Marianne said...

Adorable! These stamps are on my wish list for sure!

Debbie Corbari said...

Yay!! I was hoping I'd see someone use the watering can and flowers! Absolutely perfect! Both cards are fabulous..but you always do fabulous! ;)

Rita said...

Adorable love it!

Terri said...

Where do you get your inspiration? Beautiful cards as always.

Sharon said...

Love both cards! Great designs and coloring on each. Thanks for the tutorial - they are so helpful.

Julie Allen said...

Love your cards. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the tutorials. They are wonderful!

Sue D said...

Lovely framing on both.

Lisa H. said...

So loverly! Thanks for taking the time to give us the great tutorials this week!

Maria said...

cute cards

Patricia L said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for showing us the great ideas to be used so many different ways !!

Dana D. said...

Loved what you did today. Amazing coloring and details. Great new stamp sets.

Dee said...

i wasn't sure how to use just one small stamp on a card, but you showed us how! Amazing! Your work is always above the norm. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Harnist said...

Darling cards, T -- those Matting Basics dies are perfect for you, aren't they? (Glad I have them because you inspire me all the time)!!

guilinger2 said...

I always love your cards! coloring is a challenge for me, but you make it look so easy with your step by step photos. Thank you!

Mojca said...

oh this is gorgeous. thank you for the inspiration.

Betty Neville said...

These are just beautiful, Theresa! Love your design, and the bright springy colours!

Donna Phelan said...

That is such a sweet gardening card! Love it!

Gina Ables said...

Loved the cards and your tutorial. Thanks.

Susan White said...

Loved the cards so cute, love the little scene!!

Unknown said...

very lovely
thanks
Holly

Melinda said...

Wonderful cards. Thank you for all your hard work with making step by step instructions. Always appreciated! TFS

Lee Kendel said...

I knew I could count on you to make great card, and you did. These were not my favorite sets and I like what you did with them.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great cards, as always! Love the watering can.

Virginia Wingo said...

Another great lesson in coloring,your the best.

Jean McGee said...

Greaaat cards. You are the first one to use the watering can - great job and again thanks for the tutorial.
Jean McGee

Shirley Langley said...

Love your cards Theresa, the outdoor scene is especially lovely
Shirley
X

windinstarsranch said...

these sets are so versatile. I have sure seen that in this hop. Probably the most diverse inspiration I have seen in any of the hops so far. I am so glad to get to go along for the ride.

nancy said...

You sure do inspire us!!

Linda said...

what a lovely thank you card very pretty!

Carol said...

Fun projects, thanks for sharing all your ideas this week!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy Woodland said...

Really sweet cards Theresa, love them both. Thanks for the inspiration.

Helen F. said...

Sweet cards, Theresa. It's always fun to see how your scenes are created TFS!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I adore your style and the cards you created are just wonderful. You always make it look so easy to create them too. Thanks for sharing your talents in so many ways!

Sharon Underwood said...

Thanks for sharing your creations with us. I sat all afternoon working with one of your tutorials today. LOVE it! Thanks so much for putting those together.

Andrea said...

Your touch is always inspiring Theresa and I love always your step by step instruction it makes it so easy to achieve Thank you

Pegmarie Dills said...

As always your cards are adorable. I just love stamping scenes. Whether they are simple or outside the box.

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards and thanks so much for the tutorial!

Kay said...

Stunning!

Beverly Perdue said...

Amazing cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Donna Simonson said...

Oh! Another classy card with your beautiful backgrounds! Love that vase stamp and the way you used it.
Thanks for showing us how you do it!

jandbspiegel said...

What nice cards - I love the "grassy" look in the first one

Gayle said...

Ha what a lovely imagination and talent you have Theresa. Green Thumb Diva card is way too cute and clever.

Ravengirl said...

Sweet little scene! I like how you created the ground for the flower pot.

~ Jo ~ said...

Love the cards! And really have enjoyed your creations and tutorial all week. Thank you!

Hugs,
Jo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. And congratulations on going through to the second round at Spellbinders. You are SO worth it!!

//Ulrika AB in Sweden

Cheryl Depler said...

What I like about your blog is that you give step by step instructions. I also learn more about the products available. What great Spellbinders you've got. I wish they were more available around me. I guess I'll have to order online more often. Thank you!

Kitty said...

Beautiful

Blessings,
Kathleen

Carolyn King said...

awww..so cute! love that watering can card. Such a cute scene!

itzamitzi said...

I love the bright summery colors and your use of buttons. I need to start using up some of mine.

~ Connie said...

Both of your cards are awesome! Love the Rainy Day Diva; I have sooo many gardening friends that would love to receive it.

Susan said...

Love your cards and I always appreciate your coloring tutorials.

mtscrapgal said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Theresa. The watering can is so cute. Thanks for the tute too.

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi dear Theresa <3
Your blog is so fun for me to visit!! I just love your watering can, floating there watering the flowers! And the scoring you did on the second card, it POPS the entire image out! If I could just remember 'simplicity' like this!!! many hugs to you :)

Golda said...

So very pretty!

Kay said...

Love these! Thanks for the detailed instructions. Can't wait to try these techniques!

Luanna said...

Both of your cards are great, but I really loved the first one. I appreciate the tutorial too.

mandalj said...

Love the first card! So cute!

Robin said...

Love your coloring technique. Thanks for sharing the "how to!"