Monday, August 1, 2016

Gina K Blog Hop Day French Flair and Stately Flowers 10


Hello and welcome to the Gina K Designs blog hop for July. Today we are featuring two new stamp sets : French Flair, illustrated by myself, and Stately Flowers 10, illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.



First up is French Flair. This set is filled with images inspired French iconography. There are many versatile ways to use the elements in this stamp set.  In the card above, you can see how the eiffel tower image can be used to create a scene card. (video coming soon).


Here you can see how some of the images can be used to color and create a vignette.


And in this card I layered a variety of the images to create and eclectic assemblage on a single layer card.


Here is a video tutorial to show you how I created the butterfly card.



Next up is Melanie's latest, Stately Flowers 10. This is the 10th in this popular series and contains such beautiful images. 

I always love Melanie's flowers and I adore the fun new "seed packet" image she created to go with this set. 


Here is another card I created with Stately Flowers 10. For a photo tutorial to see how I made it, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post. 

Enjoy the inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


Gina K

Theresa Momber – Illustrator for French Flair

Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator for Stately Flowers 10

Allie Gower

Beth Silaika

Cathy Tidwell

Claire Brennan

Karen Hightower

Kendra Wietstock

Laurie Schmidlin

Sean Fetterman

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore


To make the dogwood card, start by stamping the dogwood image onto white cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring with Copic marker YG93 in the center of the flowers.

Use BV13 for the darker areas on the petals.

Add BV11.

Add BV00, leaving some areas uncolored where you'd like the petals to be highlighted.

Use YG95 for the stem and leaves. Use a colorless blender pen on the leave tips to push a bit of color away, leaving the tips a bit highlighted.

Use scissors to cut out the image.

Cut and emboss white cardstock using a rectangle die template. Sponge around the edges using Gina K Black Onyx ink, very lightly. I tapped off the sponge dauber on scratch paper to get the excess ink off before sponging.

Sponge around the edges again, using Gina K Wild Lilac ink.

Stamp the dogwood sentiment using Black Onyx ink.


Stamp the birthday sentiment on a narrow band of white cardstock Adhere the image to the sponged background and layer with pieces of Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Lovely Lavender cardstock. Adhere the layers to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch Sandy Beach card base, adding a large strip of dark grey cardstock. I used some burlap paper that I had on hand to add some texture. Adhere the sentiment and tuck some rolled string behind one corner of the layers. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day! 

57 comments:

Melanie said...

I love your set! The two tone vines at the corners look so cool! I love the markers you picked for the dogwood!

Allie Gower said...

You've created another beautiful set. I love your samples and tutorials. Stunning.

Karen Hightower said...

Wow, Gorgeous cards, I love all of them. This set is perfect in so many ways! I also love the dogwood card you made as well. Thank you for sharing and Inspiring! :) <3

Cindy M said...

Love all your cards, can't tell you how excited I am for your new set, especially the scripted background stamp!!

Beth said...

I love the set - I haven't been able to play with all the elements yet! Love what you created!

Jane Crisci said...

I love your coloring and card design!

Dawn Begun said...

Everything you make is just gorgeous!

scrapgamma4 said...

Love your cards and these stamp set are amazing.

Kim Marie said...

Absolutely inspirational! Thanks too, for the coloring tutorial! Love all your designs, colors and sketches!
Kim Marie

Sharon Fontenot said...

Theresa I am so glad to see another release by you. I am inspired by the purple to yellow sky. I'm am anxious to give it a try. This French themed set so extremely versatile.

Johanna said...

How I wish I had your talent. YOu make some gorgeous cards and you explain how you do it so well. Love all the new examples. Thanks so much for all the tutorials.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic designing of the French Flair set.
Those butterflies are wonderful. love
how you colored them - they look like they
could fly off the page. The dogwood is
beautiful.
thanks for sharing the cards and the
instructions.

Lisa K said...

Love the French set and the video. Those butterflies are so pretty. The dogwood tutorial is wonderful. You make shading and coloring look so easy.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning designs, Theresa and LOVE your new set:)

Sande said...

Super release. Love your French Flair set and your projects. Great tutorials.

Pamela Bagdonas said...

Those are really cute and simple and I live simple can't wait till I have the funds saved up to buy.....

Pamela Bagdonas said...

Those are really cute and simple and I live simple can't wait till I have the funds saved up to buy.....

Dawn S. said...

So many beautiful cards! Thanks for the video and tutorial!

Kelly said...

LOVE your cards! Your backgrounds/sponging are AMAZING! I always enjoy seeing the beauty you create!

Ladyj711 said...

Very very pretty. That flower colored in yellows is just gorgeous!
I am not sure of the name of that flower. Does it say grape?
Well whatever it's called I love it. When I win...( positive thinking positive thinking )
Please email to ladyjs711@yahoo.com

Retta Lutte said...

Theresa, no one colors like you. You are just amazing!!!! Fabulous cards!!!!!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. Love your new set, especially the script and the fleur de lis. Thanks for the great video and the step by step tutorial. Love how you colored the dogwood. I love the videos, but I really enjoy being able to print off the step outs so I can try to CASE them.

Claire Brennan said...

Super inspiration Theresa, gorgeous set to work with and I'm looking forward to creating a few more scenes with it!

ladybug said...

Love all the cards but the butterfly montage and its soft yet strong colors I adaore! Thanks for some great card!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Wow....what a pretty set.....I loved the card with the grapes and wine glass....thanks so much for sharing...hugs

Unknown said...

Love the new stamp sets. I especially like the card with the script and butterflies. Thanks so much.

eemel said...

Your coloring is beautiful! I love the dogwoods!

Nancy Lynn said...

Theresa, your creations are ALWAYS so elegant and your sponging technique is the best in the industry! My favorite is the wine glass/grapes card but seriously, I love all your creations dear.

Thank you so much for sharing your gift with all of us. The amount of enjoyment you bring to my life through your artwork is so inspiring Theresa and I can't thank you enough.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards, Theresa! So beautiful and thanks for showing us how to do itin the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful stamp set and I love all the cards you created using these two new sets.

babygirl005 said...

Such inspiration! Thank you so much!

Rosy Newlun said...

Aloha, Theresa ♥ You are a master at creating scenes! Thank you for the video and photo tutorial, too. The stamp set is such a WOW and I'm grateful to be able to purchase it! Many blessings to you!!!

scrappinmommom said...

Loved all of the cards, Your stamp set is awesome and so appreciate all your tutorials. Thanks for sharing all of them.

Becky said...

I don't know how I missed commenting the first time through the blogs, but your cards are gorgeous. I love the cards that look like multiple layers but are really just one. Oh, who am I kidding? I love them all.

Gayle said...

Beautiful new stamp set and your dream card and birthday care are fabulous

Sandra Coleman said...

Awesome! Loved the "Dream" card video. The technique to avoid cutting out the butterfly antenna is inspirational. Thanks.

Unknown said...

This is a great set. Love the butterflies and the dogwood. There is so much that can be done with it.

Robin said...

Beautiful cards! Love the butterflies.

Zelda C said...

Beautiful cards Theresa! And a great video and tutorial - thanks for the inspiration.

Sean Fetterman said...

Theresa, you are so amazing! I love your artistic ability. I wish I had a fraction of your talent. Thanks for the inspiration! You ROCK girl! xoxoxoxo Seanie

Sharon said...

Drooling over your cards and always love your tutorials Theresa!

Rema said...

Gorgeous projects Theresa!

Gail said...

Stunning work and lovely video - TFS and for the new sets your created - beautiful!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! Love your newest stamp set and tutorial!

Joni said...

Both of your cards are stunning. I especially love the Dream card. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Julie S. said...

All of these cards are so beautiful, but I especially like the colors on the first one, and I also really like the butterfly card. Love your new set!

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards. Love the color of the flowers on the Stately flowers 10 card

Kathleen

Jodi Baune said...

I love the French Flair stamp set! I love your tutorial. I can't wait to use this set!

Cheryl Depler said...

Beautiful. The stamp sets are getting greater each time. Thanks!

Golda said...

Gorgeous examples! Love the inking on the first and how you stamped behind some of the panels on others. That gives such a great look that draws your attention to the panel and gives it depth.

Sharon said...

Such beautiful coloring and designs. Love the butterfly one!

Bonnie said...

Great tip to leave the base un-folded while sponging.

Susie Moore said...

Thank you for sharing with us. Your cards are terrific!

Nana Griffin said...

Just love all your cards!

Denise S. said...

Great cards. The stamp sets are beautiful.

The Altered Paper said...

Wow! Beautiful!