Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vertical Greetings 2 Card and Blog Hop

 Hello! Today is release day at Gina K Designs. There will be a party at StampTV to celebrate, chat, see design team samples and play in the new release challenges. Here is a look at my new set, Vertical Greetings 2. This is a follow-up to my previous set, Vertical Greetings. I've included more vertical sentiments along with a few fun, whimsical images.

The illustrators have put together a blog hop featuring their new sets. To see their amazing projects and more information about the release, start hopping here:

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Debbie Corbari
Melanie Muenchinger


Here is a video of how I made my card. You can watch here, or head over to my Youtube channel to watch it there.


 To make the background, begin with a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 2 1/4 by 4 inches and sponge in the center using Gina K Sweet Corn ink.

 Sponge around the edges using Gina K Warm Cocoa.

 Sponge around the bottom edge using Gina K Rich Cocoa.

 Stamp the largest Fern branch using Gina K Warm Cocoa ink, stamped off on scratch paper first to make the image lighter. Repeat a few more times.

 Switch to the next largest size and stamp a few more times.

 Using Gina K Rich Cocoa ink, stamp a few times with large and small fern branches, stamping off on scratch paper each time.

 Stamp a large fern leaf using Warm Cocoa at full strength.

 Stamp a small fern branch again using Warm Cocoa,  at full strength.

 Stamp the bird using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

 Begin coloring by filling in with Spectrum Noir TB2.

 Add TB3 into the the darker areas.

 Add TB5 to increase the shading in the dark areas.

 Use GB5 to add dots to the chest.

 Use IG3 to color the beak and legs.

Use EB3 to add some brown to the wings, then using TB2 to soften the the edges of the brown into the highlighted areas.

Layer with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Honey Mustard. Stamp the sentiment on the Honey Mustard layer and adhere all layers to the 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch card base.

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

Supplies

Vertical Greetings 2 - Gina K Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers - Gina K Designs (TN2, TN3, TN5, GB5, IG3, EB3)

Pure Luxury Cardstock - Gina K Designs (White, Dark Chocolate, Honey Mustard)

Gina K Ink (Black Onyx, Sweet Corn, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate)

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Jumbo Sponge Daubers

Self Adhesive Foam Squares

Brown Burlap String

Scissors

Paper Trimmer

54 comments:

Beth said...

you make coloring and creating look so easy - I stink at coloring and wish I could just do step by step to make a Theresa-creation!

Karen Hightower said...

As always Theresa, Wonderful set, and Gorgeous card. Love the vertical greetings… Awesome. :)

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card and as always great instructions. The sneak peak has been great - I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the set tonight.

Lisa K said...

Beautiful card! I love the bird.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE the look of the vertical greetings, they're really super! Thanks for another wonderful tutorial!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This looks like it is going to be another additional to my stash! Great job, Theresa!

Teri said...

So, so pretty!

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the video tutorial. Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

Joan Nixon said...

Love all your cards and stamp sets!! Your video's are so easy to follow, Thanks

Julie said...

Great card. Love the colors. Thanks for posting the tutorial.

Nanette said...

Beautiful card! Love vertical greetings.

Anouk said...

the vertical phrases are great to use, love the bird on the card.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Another beautifull set! I love the colors you used on this card.

grandmato20 said...

Thanks for the tutorial - it is so helpful! That fern background is perfect for the birdie and I love the vertical greeting :)

Susan White said...

Amazing Card and Video, you make it look so easy!! I love vertical greeting so thanks for a new set of them!!

Linda said...

what a sweet brid card geat colors too.

Melanie said...

Wonderful card and set! I love the jute!

Marty Keil said...

Great card and video. I've been trying sponging and it's not as easy as it looks, but it's soooo pretty.

Sherry said...

Gorgeous card thanks so much for the directions I love the colors

September Whisenant said...

I love that GinaK is now carrying the Spectrum a Noir markers because it means the designers are sharing coloring tips using them. Thanks for sharing this awesome card and the colors you used to color the bird.

Royette Jensen said...

You are inspiring, and make me want to create! Love it all Theresa!!!

Kay said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the easy to follow directions!

Kathy Grigas said...

Beautiful Card. I love the vertical greetings. Special thank you for the tutorial.

Rosy Newlun said...

Your cards always have the most beautiful 'glow' because of your sponging technique. And thank you for more vertical greetings. They REALLY work with our cards when we run out of room for horizontal greetings. Thank you ♥

Cynthia said...

Nice colors! this will make a great masculine greeting card.

Janet Hedricks said...

You have created another beautiful card. Thank you for your easy to follow tutorials.

Dawn Stanley said...

Gorgeous Card, just love the easy instructions. I am new to card making so very excited about the reveal party this evening!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Love the video! The stamp and card...gorgeous!

Amy Andrade said...

I adore this bird card! My crafty wheels are already turning on what types of cards I can make with this bird stamp.I can't wait to see the whole release tonight! TFS!

Louise H. said...

I love your card. I have a passion for birds, and this is so pretty. Also, the corn ink is a yummy color. Thanks for sharing your talent and the beautiful card.

darla arnold said...

i love your card i love the saying and the bird thank you for shareing
thank you for the great giveaways i love to blog hop when i can , dont think i get there to night but i hope you all have great time

Debbie Corbari said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Great new set Theresa!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Love your tutorials! You are so talented!

Theresa said...

Love this one!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Lovely card and great tutorial! Can't wait for tonight to see more.

Liz H. said...

Lovely Lovely. Thank you for a new set of tools, to make our ideas take shape. Liz H.

Nana Griffin said...

So very lovely, Theresa! Love the bird and great directions for us to follow.

Kwright said...

Looking forward to your Vertical Greetings! Thanks for the card and such great instructions.

Beverly Perdue said...

Theresa, I am always amazed at your beautiful card creations! Thanks so much for sharing.

Judy Woodland said...

Your card is beautiful, as always, Theresa! Thanks for the great inspiration, can't wait to see more!!

Andrea Lovesscrabble said...

I like that technique with the ferns!

Kristen V said...

Handsome! The men in my family would love this card. Thanks for the video.

jandbspiegel said...

Lovely card - great for any man, or any occasion. I really like the ferns at the bottom

Helen F. said...

Awesome, always gorgeous coloring, Theresa! Love the Vertical Greetings!

clavell said...

A very striking design... set off with rich color! Love it!

Mrs B said...

Hi Theresa. Beautiful card, and I love the vertical greetings : ) Take care.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love this card, Theresa with the bird, the cord and vertical greeting. Very pretty

Sue D said...

Love the warm earthy colors.

Kitty said...

I love both of your vertical greetings sets. I have the first one and I will be getting the 2nd one. Thank you for sharing your talent

Blessings,
Kathleen

Cheryl Depler said...

I really enjoy your videos and tutorials. Fabulous! Thanks.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is such a beautiful set of stamp images and love the vertical sentiments. Your card is gorgeous and so wonderful of you to explain in such detail how you colored it. Thanks so much.

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful project Theresa! SO happy to be joining you at Card Maker!

Rosie Guiher said...

Wow beautiful. Thanks for showing how you did it. Love love love the flower.

ktmoore1960 said...

I know this is from the other day but I just had to say again how much I love this card!!! Stunning