Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Gina K Blog Hop Day 2

 Hello! Today the team at Gina K Designs are showcasing two more new release stamp sets, Holiday Frame from Melanie Muenchinger, and Dashing, illustrated by me! This first card is one I made using Melanie's Holiday Frame set. Love the versatility of this set and how it will work with so many of Melanie's other frame sets!


And here is the card I made using my new set, Dashing. This set is full of holiday images that can be used for elegant and masculine cards. Some of the images can be used for non-holiday winter scenes, as well.

Here is another card using Dashing. 

Here is a video for the card above and there are step by step instructions below.

Trim ivory cardstock to 4 ½ by 3 ¼ inches and place a mask, trimmed to 1 by 2 ¼ inches, in the lower right corner. Sponge around the edges of the cardstock using Gina K Warm Cocoa ink. 

Deepen the shading around the edges by sponging with Gina K Dark Chocolate ink.

Stamp the large tree image, from Dashing, on the left side using Dark Chocolate ink. I stamped mine so that one tree was off the cardstock and two remained on the cardstock, but you could choose to use all three. Stamp a few additional times, without re-inking the image, to make some lighter impressions. Repeat on the other side of the cardstock.

Switch to the smaller tree image, and stamp again with Dark Chocolate at full strength and stamping a few more times without re-inking.

Stamp both images a few more times, with Warm Cocoa ink, but stamping off onto scratch paper first to make the images lighter.

Stamp the santa's sleigh image using Dark Chocolate ink.

Remove the mask you placed earlier and stamp the sentiment in the open space. I used Gina K Cranberry Tart ink, but if you con't have Cranberry Tart, Cherry Red would be a good alternative.

Use an opaque white gel pen to add snow to the trees and highlights to the sleigh and the rumps of the deer.

To finish, layer with a piece of Cranberry Tart cardstock and adhere to a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch ivory card base. 



Enjoy the gorgeous 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.

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator of Holiday Frame
Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Dashing
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is wonderful!

70 comments:

Cathy Tidwell said...

Oh so awesome my friend! Your 'forest' is perfect! And so love this set!

Melanie said...

The brown sponged background is wonderful, so vintage and the masking for greeting is a great idea, I need to do that more often. Fabulous set! I love your cozy cabin. :)

Karen Hightower said...

What a wonderful collections of cards! I love the first one with the cabin, very pretty. Your Poinsettias are Gorgeous! And the last one is Gorgeous and I love the way you masked off the greeting. Your scenes are always so gorgeous as is this one! <3 :)

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards. All of them. I'm in love with the cabin card. Such beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

You are the Queen of Sponging, sweet lady!

El Ivens said...

Beautiful cards-- the third is so beautiful. Love the way you added snow to the trees.
Thanks for your inspiration.

ShelleyV said...

All the images in your set "Dashing" are great. They go so well together, and with other stamps to make great scenes.

Dawn Begun said...

What a sweet card and as always your inking and shading is impeccable!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What awesome cards. These sets work together so well. I love the Santa in his sleigh. And I really like using Kraft CS with this set. And as I told you this past weekend, I've missed your step-outs - so THANKS for doing that in addition to your video.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Theresa, I love your Poinsettia card! I can definitely see how this set can be used on non-holiday winter scenes and masculine cards. Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial, I always learn so much from them.

Joyce Erb said...

Beautiful cards. Love your tree layering and backgrounds

Lisa K said...

Gorgeous forest! Love the tutorial.

Sue LD said...

Gorgeous cards!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love them all! You are truly amazing! Hugs!

cjgusloff57 said...

Such beautiful cards as always!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful coloring, sponging and shading....you do it all....so very well! Gorgeous cards!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Theresa, your Dashing set is fabulous and I love what you've done with it! Great tutorial!

Ann Dahne said...

This is really beautiful, and such a great lesson in simple masking for great effect. Thank you!

ldiggs said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! Just love your cards!

BB42 said...

Love this stamp set and the cards you made! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Carole said...

All are beautiful. Love your technique for the tree forest.

Rema said...

Love the video Theresa. Super awesome background!

Hi Rosemary said...

Just love your forest and the deer. It actually looks like my back yard with the trees and deer. We had several big bucks in our yard friday night after the football game. The lights from the football game were shinning on the trees with the big bucks peeking out of the trees. Just like your cards.

Sandy said...

Beautiful. Love the holiday sets!

Laura Ruscetti said...

Love your cards, stamp sets, and your amazing talent in teaching us the how to's, thanks!

Janie said...

Beautiful cards. Really like the Dashing set.

Sissyc said...

Beautiful cards and stamp sets. Thank you

Johanna said...

This set is a must have I love it and I love what you made using it. Wow!!!

Marge Burns said...

Theresa great cards, love the Santa one and can't wait to try it with what stamps I have.

JR said...

Beautiful cards. Love the poinsettia one.

Sharon Tate said...

I love this card Theresa, I love the retro feel of this card.

Susan Wareham said...

Great cards love your videos. wonderful new stamp sets

Debbie Bauder said...

Your cards are beautiful. I'm in love with the third card and appreciate when you do a video showing how the look was achieved. The background, trees, Santa with his reindeer and the sentiment are perfect for mailing a beautiful holiday card.

Ruby said...

Great job Theresa. I love how the DT works to promote each other's sets. It makes me think outside the box!

itsablingfling said...

I love the sledding Santa card and the poinsettia!

marilyn said...

You are very talented.

Macimbalo said...

So pretty and thanks for the tutorial!

Kay S said...

Beautiful cards! Love them all but the one you did the tutorial on is absolutely stunning.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the scene in the first card.
Beautiful shading.
Santa flying through the sky is
also colored so wonderfully.
the poinsettias are beautiful.
thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Much appreciated!

Retta Lutte said...

Love all your cards, Theresa, especially the forest scene. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm anxious to try this technique on my own! Before last weekend, I wouldn't have even tried.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa! Really love your forest card and fabulous tutorial. Have to remember to stamp off more and add detail with a gel pen...great tips!

Gabi said...

I love your cards! (so, what else is new?) Thanks for including the tutorial; it really helps me to better understand the process. I love all of your tutorials/videos and always look for them. Sorry, I just can't decide which card is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration, Theresa!

Lynn Cromrich said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. I want to make every one. Mine never turn out quite as great as yours, though.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! All are so beautiful and I love how you showed the directions for your Santa and sleigh scene.

Michelle Uhlenhake said...

This card is beautiful. Thanks for both the video and step by step instructions...love having both.

Julie Pluemer said...

Cards are beautiful as always looking forward to watching the video

Julie Pluemer said...

Cards are beautiful as always looking forward to watching the video

Golda said...

Beautiful examples!

Deanna Lauderdale said...

Beautiful cards!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love all the cards, but my favorite is the one with the sleigh. Great ideas

Dee Earnshaw said...

GORGEOUS cards - love the coloring and the great video:)

Gayle said...

Always amazing and take my breath away with your beautiful cards. Love the forest scene.

Laurie Pickerel said...

Beautiful cards. I love that snow scene on your first card. It looks so peaceful.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful cards! Your sponging tutorial is appreciated.

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the video.

Sherrie Johnson said...

These cards are so lovely. I'll return to re-watch the tutorial for the sledding Santa card. Just gorgeous. You're one of my very favorite artists/designers!

wackymama said...

Your set is just amazing!! Your poinsettia coloring is stunning. Wonderful job. Thank you for sharing! :)

gail brown said...

Love the little cabin card and the Santa over the forest. We have a log cabin and I might need to have Santa fly over it!

Sharon said...

Gorgeousness!,

Tami Priebe said...

Oh my for beautiful, thinking I better get my order in before they all sell out!!

Jennie said...

Your cards are all sooo beautiful! I LOVE these Sets!!!!

Bonnie said...

The sleigh over the tree tops is over the top. Thanks for the help in learning how you did that.

Nana Griffin said...

Another bunch of beautiful cards.

c.szyba said...

Thanks so much for the vidéo
from Pitchoune

Sandie said...

That video really helped me see the forest thru the trees! THAT CARD IS JUST AWESOME!

Violet said...

I really like how you added the snow to the trees, brilliant.

Clare said...

wouldn't have thought of brown sponged background on a christmas card but it is great. Thanks for showing how you did it. I just love the card

Ladyj711 said...

Loved the way you did the trees, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Ladyjs711@yahoo.com

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen