Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gina K / Faber-Castell Blog Hop Day 4

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K. Designs/Faber-Castell Blog Hop! We've got another incredible day of inspiration for you, so let's get started! Don't forget to keep those comments coming to enter to win a Gina K. Designs stamp set of your choice (up to a $24.95 value).



Today's participating designers are:

Gina K
and me!

After you visit Gina's blog, pop over to the Faber-Castell Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a Designing With Gelatos Kit, too!


I used my Dogwood and Butterfly stamp set, along with Faber-Castell Watercolor pencils to make my card. You can view the video above or step by step photos below to see how it all came together. 

To begin, stamp the flower images, from Dogwood and Butterfly, using Stazon Jet Black ink. Although not shown in the photos, I made a total of three of the smaller flowers.

All of the watercolor pencils I used for this card are from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Neutral set. Begin with the yellow pencil #183 and color in at the base of the petals and the tips, drawing along the shadow lines in the stamp image. For the flower centers, switch to brown #187.

For the leaves, start with dark gray, #175, in the darker areas.

Then use a lighter gray, #273.

Use the paint brush, included with the watercolor pencil set, to blend the color. Dip the brush in water, wipe the excess water on a paper towel, then use the damp brush to pull the color into the lighter areas.

After coloring, cut out the flowers using scissors.

Cut and emboss a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock using a Spellbinders® Majestic Labels Twenty-five. Then sponge Gina K Kraft ink around the edges while the paper is still in the die template.


Then stamp the sentiment using Gina K Black ink.

Use the two largest die templates from Majestic Labels Twenty-five, nested together, to cut and emboss Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate cardstock.

Trim Pure Luxury Sandy Beach cardstock to 8 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches, then trim at 4 1/4 to create a 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch card base. Adhere the two die cut layers, then secure to the card base using dimensional adhesive. Add the flowers, also with dimensional adhesive. Add pearl bling.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure check Gina's blog again tomorrow for more inspiration from Gina K Designs and Faber-Castell.

Have a great day!

77 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Egads, that's glorious! Really beautiful! Off to shop! lol

Nancy N said...

That is one beautiful card Teresa but, yours always are. Big fan of you work.

pajaropr said...

WOW what an elegant card. love it.

catdidit said...

*THUD! o.m.g. T!! This is a total stunner! LOVE it!

Terri said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the video too!

Barbara said...

Wow! I think they saved the best for last!! Love the other cards, but this is priceless! Seriously!
I have learned so much from your instructions. Thanks

--Marcy said...

You never disappoint Theresa - always something amazing, and your tutorials are very inspiring. The best part is that with your details - they always work! Thanks from a struggling crafter!

Betsy said...

This is SOOOO beautiful! Love the design ~ those die cuts are gorgeous! Someone will be very lucky to be the recipient of this card!

dskene said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the video - it helps to see exactly how you did the shading with the watercolor pencils.

marylouh said...

The coloring on the flowers is beautiful. I really thought the frame was a piece of metal. Great job.

Carole Renneker said...

OMG Theresa Your cards are always so pretty but You have outdone yourself Elegant, Stunning, Inspirational, Thanks!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, your card is just breath taking Theresa. Thanks so much for the video, always enjoy them. Thanks also for the great inspiration!

Victoria H. said...

What a fabulous tutorial and lovely card! Thank you

craftsbyreva said...

absolutely beautiful! great job!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for the video & tutorial!

Miriam Prantner said...

Stunning! Gorgeous coloring and wonderful dimension!

Tami Priebe said...

absolutely stunningly beautiful.

Jessica Strider said...

Stunning card. Those flowers are so beautiful. I love your use of the pearl strings too.

Ruby Taylor said...

What a beautiful card!!

Marsha said...

Always love your cards. They are fabulous. And always appreciate you tutorials.

NanW said...

Thanks for sharing this great tutorial and card.

Nana Griffin said...

Super pretty card, Theresa! A wonderful job with the tutorial and still pictures.

iriseyes said...

A suberb card as always, Theresa! I love dogwoods, this is my favourite card of the Hop!

Jan Castle said...

STUNNING!!!! A gorgeous card for any occasion!!!! TFS
Jan

Sean Fetterman said...

Wow! It's over-the-top gorgeous T! Hugs! Seanie

Julie S. said...

This is gorgeous! I think I'll get this set out today.

Susan Sieracki said...

Wowza...this is one of the prettiest cards I've seen in a LONG time...it's absolutely gorgeous Theresa. Thank you for the tutorial too!

Tammie Lien said...

Love Love Love your elegant card.Wow!!!So pretty...Thanks for sharing and hugs:)

Suman Pandit said...

This is such a spectacularly gorgeous card, lovely framing effect !!
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Susan White said...

Beautiful Card!!

sharon g said...

I love how you shaded the flower. How gorgeous!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Theresa, I don't know where you get your inspiration for each new project you make, BUT you are my inspiration. This card is truly fabulous! Thank you so much

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is gorgeous, Theresa! Love the way you colored your flowers....so pretty!

Laura Turcotte said...

Yowza! that is Gorgeous!

LSmith said...

Wow! this is simply fantastic! Love your work.

Barb A. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your ideas and time and talents with us.

Robin B. said...

What a pretty card! I love the flowers and the pearl bling, thanks for sharing.

barbara macaskill said...

JAW on floor! Picking it up and wiping drool off chin! What a STUNNING card!!!! Love everything about it! TFS!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Very beautiful card and flowers! Awesome coloring too! Thanks for the tutorial! Have a Blessed day!

Lisa K said...

This is beautiful. I want to give these pencils a try. I love that majestic label die you are using. Might need to locate that as well.

Cheryl O said...

So beautiful, love the delicate look you created.

Kray said...

Very beautiful card!

Four11Lady said...

Breathtaking! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, and I want to be just like you when I grow up...LOL

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful card.

sandi said...

Stunning as always. Thank you for the video tutorial. You are my favorite designer.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! Wow! Thanks for sharing the details on how to do it too.

CraftyRia said...

That is beautiful, I love your coloring and shading techniques! Thanks for sharing and showing us how to do it!

doo6300 said...

Your card is beautiful!

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring on your card.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card - love the way you have shaded both the flower and the background panel.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda Knox said...

Just beautiful. I love, love this stamp set also; you have featured it beautifully.

Terry D. said...

OMG ! That card is Beautiful..

Barbara said...

Theresa your card and the tutorial on how to make it is so inspiring and beautiful. I love the watercolor technique using the Faber-Castell pencils. You are definitely the master of this technique. Gorgeous, gorgeous card.

Designs By Sky said...

beautiful card! tfs

scraphappy4067 said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the soft colors that you used!

Laurie said...


This card is simply stunning! Thanks for the video!

janey said...

Stunning!!

Judy Sander said...

I just have to ditto what everyone else said. This is a beaut! I don't have the dogwood stamp and money is tight, but I can sure closely duplicate this with some improvising with what I do have. Love the design and your art is always over the top.

http:/drdeweypibbs.blogspot.com said...

You are just too good and such an inspiration. I am grateful for your beautiful cards and that I can learn from you anytime of the day.

Kathy Bosi said...

You see to always do awesome work with amazing design. Thank you.

Papertangler said...

so pretty how you have used the Spellbinders dies. And i must get the Gina K Kraft ink. great neutral color.

Papertangler said...

I like the pretty use of the Spellbinders dies. and i love the Gina K Kraft ink pad. must get that. such a nice neutral.

Janis said...

Oh, my...so beautiful. Thanks for the step-by-step! I should get out my watercolor pencils and see what I can do.
<3 J

Sabrina said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Natasha said...

Another absolutely stunning card sweetie, and I love the way that you detail and show all the steps of your creations, they are so very helpful. TFS. Hugs xnx

Jean said...

Stunning!

Melanie said...

just beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Oh Theresa ~ I can't believe how beautiful your card is. your coloring of those Dogwood flowers is so life-like. Awesome job!

Betty Neville said...

WOW Theresa! This is so gorgeous!

jj said...

Love the attention to detail and the elegance.

Patricia L said...

That's a beautiful card, the coloring is perfect !!

sharonv said...

Gorgeous card. Love having a video to show the process

Rosa M. Vasquez said...

Wow. Thank you for the coloring lesson. Your card is beautiful and I'm hoping I can create something similar using your techniques.

Tina Doyle said...

Thank you Absolutely gorgeous card.

maryc1254 said...

What a beautiful card. TFS. I need to get some Gelatos to play with.

SouthernMrs said...

Lovely card. I always enjoy your tutorials. Thanks so much for sharing!

Janine said...

Gorgeous work. Love the tutorial as always