Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Dragonfly and an Invitation

Hello there! Guess what? It's time for a new Gina K Designs release and you are invited to the party! We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!  All the action starts at 7pm tonight in the Release Party Forum at Stamp TV. You can check the main page a little later today at StampTV to see the calendar of events. Then, at 9pm central, all the new sets will be available in the online store.

My card above was made using images from a new stamp set I illustrated, called Whimsical Wishes. The rest of the design team has some projects to share with you today, too. Click on the links below to see what they have created...

To start, I stamped the flower stem with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I filled in an entire flower with V000. 

I added V04 and used the previous color to blend. 

Added V06 and used the previous color to blend. 

I colored the two smaller flowers the same way and then cut out all three flowers. 

I stamped and colored the dragonfly the same way, too, and then cut it out.

For the background, I sponged a piece of Pure Luxury White with Memento Cantaloupe ink. 

Then I stamped the flower stem using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. 

Next, I stamped the big sentiment with Stazon Jet Black ink. 

I used the big branch to stamp around the edges, using Memento Cantaloupe ink. I stamped off on scratch paper each time, before stamping on the background, to make the image lighter. 

I adhered the flowers and dragonfly on the background, using Pop Dots, then layered with Pure Luxury Vibrant Purple and used a Sweet Corn card base. I added some shimmer to the flowers and dragonfly with my glitter pen and dimension to the flower centers with Liquid Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is fabulous!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Little Moments

Hello! I combined three stamp sets on this card, Warm With Love, Vogue Vases and Hope Grows. 

I started by sponging Memento New Sprout ink on my background. 

Then I sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves. 

Using the palm leaves, from Vogue Vases, I stamped using Memento Bamboo Leaves, stamping a second time before re-inking to give it some depth. 

Stamped the butterfly, from Warm With Love, using Memento Tuxedo Black. 

Then I stamped the branch, from Hope Grows, using Memento Desert Sand ink. 

I stamped the butterfly again and colored with Copics, starting with Y15.

Added Y17.

Added YR07 and then used my blender pen to lighten up the area right at the base of the wings.

Added R08. After coloring, I cut out the butterfly, trimming away the legs and antennae.

I adhered the butterfly to the one on the background, using Pop Dots, lining it up with the original stamped butterfly, so it would appear to have legs and antennae. The sentiment, also from Vogue Vases, was stamped on Pure Luxury Vellum. I adhered the vellum with Pop Dots and placed buttons on the sides to hide the Pop Dots. I tied a little piece of Jute Twine on each button. I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown card stock and used a Fresh Asparagus card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Live in the Sunshine

Hello, happy stampers! I hope you all had a great weekend.  We went on a hike and did a little kayaking and had a really nice time. I forgot to mention on our hike to Feather Falls last weekend, I saw my first rattlesnake in the wild. That was creepy. Some other hikers disturbed him and he coiled and rattled. All of a sudden the whole area was filled with such a loud rattling sound. I couldn't believe how loud they are. You can bet I kept my distance. 

My card today was made using images from By The Sea. I started by sponging my background with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then sponged Memento Tangelo ink. 

Sponged Memento Angel Pink. 

 Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender.

Sponged Memento Danube Blue. 

Sponged Memento Paris Dusk ink. 

I added some clouds using my N3, N1 and R81 Copic markers. 

To add some highlights to the clouds, I added some white get pen and smeared it with my finger. 

Next, I stamped a lighthouse, from By The Sea, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored in the rocks with W3. 

Added E15. 

 Then filled in with R02.

I used BV11 and RV21 to add some ripples and shadows to the water. 

I stamped the lighthouse again, on a scrap of Pure Luxury White paper and used Copics to color, starting with Y11 and Y17. 

Added E35. 

Used E19 on the roof. 

Filled in with E31. 

Added N1 to shade the sides. 

Added N3. 

Then added N5. 

After coloring, I cut out the lighthouse and adhered it to my background with Pop Dots. 

I stamped the sentiment, also from By The Sea and layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx. The card base is Baby Boy Blue.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Birthday Border

Hello! Today I have a super simple CAS card.  I used images from Vogue Vases.

 I stamped the floral image, from Vogue Vases, using Versa Mark ink. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the image and heat embossed it. After embossing, I sponged Memento Angel Pink ink. The embossed image resisted the ink, leaving the image.

 Then I sponged Memento Rose Bud.

 I stamped the border image using Memento Rose Bud.

 I used Copic markers to add a little color to the flowers, starting with RV23.

I added a tiny bit of RV19 to add some deeper color. Then I used my blender pen to dilute it a bit. 

 Stamped the sentiment right above the border.

I added a layer of Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and popped up the whole image layer with Pop Dots. Then I added White Liquid Pearls to the centers of the flowers.