Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fabulous Frames Blog Hop!


Good morning! Today several members of the CardMaker Blog team and Gina K. Designs team are showcasing stamps used in Melanie Muenchinger's newest book Fabulous Stamped Frames, published by Annie's. This cardmaking tutorial book features 36 projects using seven of Melanie's bold and line art frame stamp sets from Gina K. Designs. These versatile sets each contain a frame stamp large enough to fill an A2 card front, which can be rotated portrait or landscape style, along with coordinating images and sentiments, that allow both beginners and advanced crafters to enjoy endless design possibilities for year-round themes, occasions and styles. Not all sets are needed to get a ton of instruction and ideas from this book! Melanie challenged us to each put our own spin on one of the sets, so we hope you enjoy what you see today! She and Gina will be sharing videos as well to show more of the book and some of the stamps in action.

Here are the images that are included in the stamp set I used, A Beautiful Life:

A Beautiful Life has always been one of my favorites among Melanie's frame sets. I adore the tulips and the way they are laid out on the frame, plus the addition of the bee and butterfly give so many possibilities for a variety of designs and techniques.



There is also a prize! A gift certificate to use on any sets, templates, digital paper or studio cut files in Melanie's line of Gina K. Designs products. To enter, leave a comment on the blogs in our hop today. One commenter will be randomly chosen and posted Friday on Gina's Blog. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. Finally, all seven frame stamp sets are all on sale for the first time ever. Take this opportunity to stock up on your favorites or complete your collection. See full details for the prize and the sale on Gina's blog.


Please enjoy the hop! Good luck on winning the gift certificate! Thanks for hopping today!




To make my card, I started by stamping the frame, from A Beautiful Life, on Pure Luxury White cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I sponged around the bottom and sides using Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink.

Then sponged around the top using Gina K Sweet Corn ink.

I began coloring on the stems and leaves using my YG95 Copic marker.

Then I did a bit of shading with YG97.

I colored in both the rectangle and oval frames using my Y17 Copic marker.

Then I stamped the sentiment in the oval using Gina K Black Onyx ink.

I inked up both corners of the frame and stamped a second time on white cardstock. I planned to color and then cut out the tulip only, so I didn't bother inking up the whole image.  I started my coloring of the tulips using Y13.

Then I added Y17.

Blended in some YR07.

Then a final bit of shading with R08. After coloring, I cut out each of the tulips and adhered to the frame background, using dimensional adhesive squares.

I stamped a few bees, then colored with my Y17 and B00 Copic markers. I cut out the bees after coloring.

The bees (I wound up only using two) were adhered to the background. Then I adhered it all to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch, Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate card base.

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

69 comments:

crafty1964 said...

Theresa, thank you so much for all of the work you put into your step by step instructions. It is so helpful and inspiring to me! -Tina

Unknown said...

great instructions, nice card


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Beth said...

The card is soft, delightful and so pleasing to the eye. I love the toot! Thanks T!

Barbara said...

Love h
The gentle shading on this card. So beautiful!

Betty said...

Your tutorials are always so great. Thanks for taking time to share your talents.

Betty said...

Your tutorials are always so great. Thanks for taking time to share your talents.

RedGem said...

What a beautiful card I love the coloring. Tks for the great tutorial I need all the help I can get!

Nana Griffin said...

So lovely! Great coloring as usual.

ET said...

Cute little bumblebees. So glad to have the step by step tutorial.

Gabi said...

Oh wow, how beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial, too. What an inspiration! those popped up tulips and the little bees are just super cool!

catdidit said...

Sooo gorgeous! And lvoe the bees, nice touch!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning and beautiful! Love how you popped the tulips. And, thanks for the tutorial on how to achieve that look for ourselves. Note: I did say "try".

dskene said...

Lovely card. I like the detailed instructions!

Sue D said...

Bee-youtiful card!!

Anna Jernigan said...

Gorgeous, and so dimensional. Wow, your coloring rocks! I love the Tutorial, and it's always so informative, and easy to follow.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Melanie said...

Love!! Great minds..!(sort of)

elizabeth said...

Such a beautiful frame. I think this might be favorite frame of all the frame stamps. Love the dimension you created on the flowers.

Julie Pluemer said...

As always your cards are beautiful

Carla said...

This is so beautiful, Theresa! I also love your detailed instructions. I know they are a lot of extra work, but they are appreciated!

Mary said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the detailed instructions. I am card challenged :)

Susan White said...

Another Beautiful Card!! I love your tutorials, they are so east to follow.

Judy said...

Making it harder and harder to pick a favorite in this hop. I like them all.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and beautiful coloring (as always!). Love the addition of the bees!

nzillingworth said...

LOVE THE BACK GROUND AND SO EASY TO DO. LIKE THE WAY YOU HAVE SHOWN HOW EASY TO ADD A LITTLE MORE

Jan Harrill said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration with me. I now NEED to own this stamp set so my husband thanks you too! :)

Leslie S. said...

This card is so pretty - love the dimension & great instructions!!

Lynne said...

Beautifully colored as always with terrific sponging.

Sue said...

very pretty card. I love that you also gave us step by step instruction to make the same card.

Dee said...

Your tutorials are so well done! I love the blending you did on your card, and the pop of orange and yellow of the tulips. Gorgeous!

MsJudyC said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is outstanding.

Bea Connor said...

Beautiful cards..thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

always am inspired by y our tutorials
lovely card!
thanks
Holly

Kristen V said...

Wonderful shading and I love the colors you chose. Great card!

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous tulips and love the added bees! Thanks for the tutorial!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

As always, an awesome card with a wonderful detailed tutorial. I love your coloring on the tulips. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for some great ideas on this blog hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sean Fetterman said...

STUNNING....as always! You are awesome! I need to fly out and take lessons from you! :) Hugs! Seanie

Cindy M said...

Your an amazingly talented lady and I thank you for sharing your talents with us, I've learned so much!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is one gorgeous card! I love this frame set....so elegant. I really like the way you popped up the tulips...well done!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful tulips and fabulous bees!

Carole Renneker said...

You've made such a beautiful card and Thanks so much for showing us how it's done. I need all the help I can get.

Ann Lee said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for tutorial!

Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous, love your artwork!

Parker said...

Such a great card that everyone would love receiving.

Theresa said...

Very nice card and terrific tutorial! Thanks!

Julie S. said...

Beautiful coloring and sponging as always! Really like this card!

Judy Sander said...

I think this frame must have won the designer's popularity contest today. This, another great way to use it. And thanks for the added plus of a tutorial.

Lorraine P. said...

Beautiful card. The tulip frame is so versatile. I love all of your work Theresa!

Peggy M said...

love this stamp.. beautiful card..

Mspollycrafter said...

Lovely card. Thanks for the tutorial!

Victoria H. said...

So pretty...love the details of sponging around the frame, this detail adds such softness to the card.

itzamitzi said...

Beautiful coloring and the addition of the bees adds just the right detail.

Betty Neville said...

Just gorgeous, Theresa! Love the addition of the two little bees!

Janis said...

LOVE that tulip frame!!
<3 J

weechi2 said...

Your tutorials are awesome. Your card is very pretty.

Ea Christiansen said...

What a great tutorial for this gorgeous card. Love your coloring.
Hugz
Ea

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is such a lovely card. I love the inking. Just beautiful.

TFS An'Jenic

Brooke said...

Very pretty!

calamity jane said...

So lovely! Thanks for your instructions as it always helps to know "how you did it"! The challenge for me to try to make it look as nice!

Ravengirl said...

So sweet! I like the bees in there!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card! I so enjoy your tutorials.

windinstarsranch said...

always great work and instruction. Thanks.

gobluektb said...

Thanks so much for your helpful step-by-step tutorials. I know it takes more time to illustrate all the steps and I wanted you to know how much it's appreciated! Beautiful card and bees are a nice touch!

Judy Woodland said...

Such a gorgeous card. I'm soooo in love with those BEES!!! Didn't realize they were in that stamp set. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Judy Tuck said...

Absolutely love this set. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

Kitty said...

I love your card. It is just beautiful

Kathleen

Lee said...

Stunning in your coloring!!! Love this!!!

--Marcy said...

You take beautiful to a whole new level!

Rosy Newlun said...

So serene with just the pale greens and bees, rich yellow tulips and frame. How elegant!