Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gina K Release Hop Day 1

Hello! It's that time again. The Gina K Design Team are hopping with inspiration ideas for the new stamp sets released just last night. First up is such a wonderful set from Melanie Muenchinger, called Stately Flowers. This is filled with stunning floral images of state flowers and the best part is it is just the first in a series of sets featuring state flowers. Since I'm from California, I had to use this beautiful California Poppy on my card.

And next is a set that is the perfect compliment to Stately Flowers, called Make a Statement. I love the gorgeous butterfly in this set! The sentiments are so fun and will go so well with all the up coming state flower stamp sets. 

 Next up is a cute little mini set, or Duo, called Close Knit Friends. What perfect stocking stuffers these little Duos will make.

Now let's see what the rest of the team has to show you...

To make the first card, I started by stamping the poppy with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics, starting with YR07. 

Added YR04. 

Added YR12.

Added Y17. 

I filled in with Y000, then deepened the shading a tiny bit with R08.

For the flower center, I filled in with Y21, then shaded with E49 and E19. 

Used G05 on the stems and foliage. 

Then added YG95.

Then added some shading around the image with BV00 and BV11.

I sponged around the edges with Memento Cantaloupe ink. 

Then sponged with Memento Desert Sand. 

Stamped "California Poppy" with Memento Bamboo Leaves. 

For the sentiment layer I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the decorative line with Memento Bamboo Leaves. I sponged the edges the same way as the focal image.

 I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Fresh Asparagus card base. I used a corner rounder to round the corners.

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Thank you all so much for helping Camp Cocker. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help.  I'll let you know how they did as soon the winners are announced. But I do have a winner for our little contest right here. I used to choose the winner and the prize goes to...

Blogger neddgirl said...
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Rebecca Francis

Congratulations, Rebecca! Please email me, theresamomber at, with your address so I can send these right out to you.

Butterfly Thinking of You

Hi there. Here is an early peak at my new stamp set from Gina K Designs. The release party is tonight at 7PM Central at StampTV.  We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, you can start shopping at 7 PM (CST)!

I stamped the large butterfly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics, starting with RV19. 

Added RV25. 

Added a little more shading with RV19 on the bottoms of the wings, then filled in with RV21. 

On the body, I filled in with C5, then shaded a little on the sides with N5.  After coloring, I cut out the image.

I cut the background of Pure Luxury White, to 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, then sponged a little Memento Cantaloupe in the center. 

Sponged Memento New Sprout on the bottom half. 

Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves along the bottom edges. 

Then I sponged Memento Angel Pink on the top half. 

And sponged Memento Rose Bud along the top edges. 

Stamped the silhouette dogwood branch with Memento Rose Bud. 

Then stamped the same image using Memento Bamboo Leaves. I stamped it three times at full strength, stamping a second time, before re-inking, each time for more depth. 

My card base is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches, Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink. I used my corner rounder to round the bottom corners, then embossed using my Spellbinders Edgeabilities Mix and Match Classics. After embossing, I scored a line on either side, using my Scor-Buddy.

I adhered the butterfly with Pop Dots. The sentiment was stamped on a circle, cut with Circle Nestabilities, and sponged along the edges with Memento Rose Bud ink. I layered with Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and added some tiny gems & pearls to accent the embossing along the bottom. I also added some shimmer to the butterfly with my Stardust Glitter Gel Pen.

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

Here are some of the products I used on this card. The stamp set isn't available yet, but will appear in the Gina K Designs store, tonight at 7pm central.