Monday, May 1, 2017

Gina K - Thermo-web Blog Hop Day One

Hello! The team at Gina K Designs™ is so excited to be sharing inspiration with you today, featuring an entire new product line, designed by Gina herself, for Therm O Web™.  The new line of products are all designed to coordinate together so you'll have everything you need to create stunning foil embossed projects. In addition to Foil-Mates™and Fancy Foils™, the line also includes custom dies! You can find the entire Therm O Web Foil Mates™ collection at the Gina K Designs store by clicking here.

 Pictures just don't do justice to how stunning Foil Mates™ cards are in person. Each foil has it's own unique shine and shimmer and they change as you look at them from different angles. When I showed my husband this card, he made me take him to my craft room so I could demonstrate how it is done. It's just amazing what you can do with a simple laminator, foil and cardstock.

Here is a second card I made using the new products. So fun!  At this angle you can see I used different color foils for the stars, the sentiment and each of the balloons.

Here is the whole card, taken with a light pointed directly at it. The foiled images just glow and shimmer in the light.

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop from a combination of all three days of comments and that person will win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber


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.

To make the first card above, I started by cutting out the birthday image, from the Birthday Essentials Foil Mates™ pack, using the largest oval from the Oval Small Set.

With the die cut still in the die, I sponged around the edges, lightly, using Gina K Wild Dandelion ink.

Next, I cut strips of foil from the Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Pink Passion and Turquoise Set Fancy Foils™

I placed the different color foil pieces (colored side up) over the specific parts of the image where I wanted the colors to be, trimming them as needed. Then I sandwiched the oval with foils in a folded piece of parchment paper (included in the Foil Mates™ package) and ran it through my heat laminator.

Tip - when placing multiple pieces of foils over an image, you may want to place just a few pieces at a time, running it through the laminator each time. I found that having several pieces made it harder to keep everything in place as I was positioning it in my laminator, but when I just did a few pieces at a time, it was much easier. Also, if you foil slips and doesn't cover the image completely, you can just place another piece of foil over the portion that didn't get foiled and just run it through the laminator again. 

Here is a close-up of the oval after foiling.

Next, I cut a section from the Dots & Strings Background Foil Mates™ and sponged around the edges using Wild Dandelion ink.

Then I sponged the center using Pink Passion ink.

After sponging, I cut a piece of Wild Dandelion Fancy Foil™ just slightly larger than the cardstock and ran it through my laminator, while sandwiched in a folded piece of parchment. 

To complete the card, I layered the oval with black cardstock, cut using the largest oval from Oval Large Die Set. I also used black to layer the background and adhered it all to a pink passion card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your day is wonderful. 

74 comments:

Barb said...

Oh My--what great cards! I love all of the colors--very creative!!! I am so loving Foil-Mates and need to get them.......

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful Cards Theresa! :) I love how you did the candles and of course sponging the background! :) Beautiful Creations! <3

Melanie said...

You did such a good job getting the foil trimmed up to make the different colors!! Totally worth the effort, looks terrific!

Avra Williams said...

Cute and colorful cards!

wanda hansen said...

The foil makes the cards much more elegant.

Norine said...

Really love the stars and circle with the lines great cards

Susan Plichta said...

Love your cards. Can't wait to try it out!

Donna Phelan said...

These are GORGEOUS! I love your masking and sponging too, it all makes that beautiful foil POP even more! WOW!

Jackie Johnson said...

I like hoe you used the different colored foils. Very clever :)

Susan Wareham said...

Love that you used different colors for candles and balloons etc. Wonderful card designs

Debbie Davis said...

Totally Awesome, can't wait to play with my foil kits I got at the Milwaukee show.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning card, Teresa. Thanks for showing how you made the different colors on the balloons:0)

tneudorf said...

These cards are amazing!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

All super nice and loved the candles.

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards

Meg said...

Those candles are stunning! So very much shiny goodness! It's like the happy magic of hear embossing multiplied by the power of 10! I really can't wait to play with these amazing products! I want to shiny all the things!

Pam said...

Awesome cards! Great instructions, too. Thanks

The Bakers said...

Wow! Never would have thought of what you did with those candles! Beautiful!

Stanlee Runner said...

Love your cards. They are so colorful and happy.

JillN said...

Absolutely love the use of multiple colors of foil on each card.

Patti Bailey said...

I enjoyed how you showed that you can also blend inks over the toner sheets before you foil them. I wouldn't have thought about that. THANK YOU!! Awesome cards!!

mylambboys said...

Great cards! Love the sponging you did on the foil sheet.

scrappinmommom said...

Wow, you really rocked those candles. Your tutorials are always so very appreciated.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shading around the main
element.
the multi-colored candles are so
pretty.
thanks for sharing some great
cards.

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! I like how you are showing blending ink before the foil.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Beautiful cards, love your addition to the coloring! Thanks for sharing!

Josephine Cox said...

Wow, love the sponging and umber look to the backgrounds.Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori said...

Amazing, Teresa!! Love the different colors you used!!

The Craft Princess said...

I love Gina K. Designs...I love your cards...and I love learning about Foil Mates!!! My favorite thing is how you used a variety of colors on the candles and balloons....thank you for showing how you did that....as much as I have loved all the monotone cards it was great to see another way to use the products :) Hugs...Janie

Susan Liegeois said...

Thank you for showing how to do more than one color foil. I was wondering how it you did. It was the first thing I notice is the different colors Learning more techniques w/ the foil. Thanks!!!!

Dianne Guilinger said...

The candles are practically glowing, and I adore the stars!

Sandy M said...

Thank you for showing the easy way to get multi-color candles. Love your cards.

Johanna said...

Thanks for showing the technique you used and then adding the foil to it after sponging. You make fabulous cards and the foil adds something extra to them for sure.

Debbie B said...

Such PRETTY cards! Thanks for a great tutorial! Loving this new line of GinaK's! So excited to finally be able to place an order! Whoohoo!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Thanks for sharing how you made your beautiful cards. I just love the sponged background on that first one. But all are so very beautiful!

Cindy M said...

Awesome, love that you can sponge over them and not loose the bling factor, thanks!

Kasey Naue said...

Love your cards! You are so detailed. They both are beautiful!

Rema said...

Fabulous cards Theresa!

Mary Kay Werry said...

Beautiful card. thank you so much for the wonderful instructions.

MsJudyC said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Love foiling and her new black and white ribbons are gorgeous.

Retta Lutte said...

Love the use of multiple foil colors, Theresa! Worth the extra work, for sure!!!!

Sandy said...

I love these cards, but those candles are awesome! Also, thank you for showing us how you did the cards with the ink. Thank you.

Juliana Michaels said...

Love that you used a mix of different foil colors! So creative!!!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Sue LD said...

Great cards. I like the colorful foiled candles.

Miesje said...

I love all the colors and mixing them up. Great inspiration!

Joyce Erb said...

Adore how you used different colors. Fabulous job!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Theresa! I really love the multicolored foiled candles and the sponging for a little added color!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my GEEEE - just look at all that shiny goodness. Your sponging is awesome, and I love how you have used different colors on all your candles. You ROCKED this product! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!!!!

quilt4fun2 said...

I like how you dove right in with the multi colors fearlessly...great tips on doing this. Your cards turned out so pretty and I like the inking. Beautiful job.

Carla Herendeen said...

Multiple colored candles are great! Loved your design!

El Ivens said...

Love both cards, especially like the dots and strings foil mates. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

maryhansenrn said...

Beautiful cards, and love your inking as always!

Sean Fetterman said...

WOW! I absolutely fell in LOVE with how you incorporated the inks with this as well as how you made each candle a different color foil. Simply brilliant T! xoxoxo Seanie

Jennifer Lyons said...

Beautiful cards!

Gayle said...

Love your beautiful cards and your tutorial for piecing together different colors as well as sponging. Gorgeous.

Robin said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the tip!!

Lynn Kaufman said...

Theses are beautify.....lovely

Chris said...

Love that you added ink!! So pretty!

Sharon said...

Theresa I love how bright and. Celebratory your cards are!

Debbie Bassett said...

Your cards are so beautiful, the candles look real!! So bright and shiney!

sammi said...

Wonderful! Thank you for the inking tips, too!

nancylee said...

Glad you showed how you did it and ink tip. Awesome!

Sharon W said...

Lovely cards and great instructions! Loving all these products and can't wait to try them!😊

Donna Idlet said...

Wow! Beautiful cards.

Nana Griffin said...

A great job on these, very lovely.

Scrap Shack Sister said...

I'm so loving this foil technique. Thanks for showing the "how-to" for your multi color foil, it helps a lot.

Dawn S. said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Elaine said...

Cute cards!

Golda said...

I love that you used different colors of the foils on them. It's fantastic that your husband had you show him how to do it, too. It's so nice when they show that much interest.

Susie Moore said...

Your techniques make your cards absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing us such creative ways to use these products.

Eileen Michaud said...

Theresa, You have such good ideas. You surely have given me a lot of inspiration. I'm going to have to try these foils. Thank you.

Barbara Baxter said...

Wow! Your cards are absolutely beautiful! With those cards and descriptions I can see that I not only need the backgrounds (which I love) and the foils and sentiments, etc., but now I also see that I need the inks as well. Thank you for sharing.

Char K said...

thanks for the instructions, beautiful!