Tuesday, December 2, 2014

CardMaker and Impression Obsession Blog Hop

Hello there! The CardMaker blog team and Impression Obsession design team are joining together to share a fun blog hop featuring images and dies from Impression Obsession. If you came from Laura Fulcher's blog, you are at the right place.

For my card, I used the adorable snowman couple from the Let It Snow stamp set. The background was sponged. The image was stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers, then cut out. I adhered the image to the background, then added a touch of shading under the snow people to help ground the image. I stamped the sentiment below the snowmen, then added the Small Snowflakes die cuts to the background. Those pretty snowflakes are a great way to accent a winter card.

Be sure to hop on over to Vicki Garrett's blog next to see what fabulous design she has to show you. I also hope you get a chance to visit the Impression Obsession blog to find out about the fun giveaway they are hosting. 

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

CardMaker and The Twinery Blog Hop with Video

Hello! Today I have a Christmas tag and video featuring twine from The Twinery. I made the tassels using Gold Shimmer Bakers Twine from The Twinery. You can watch the video below to see how I made the tassels.

The CardMaker Design Team is partnering up with The Twinery Design Team for a fun blog hop to inspire you! If you came from DoBea Alberts' blog, then you are on the right path. If not, hop on over to the CardMaker blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

A word about The Twinery's products...

Our twine is made from 100% cotton (and some of our twine is twisted with gorgeous metallic string!) and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in an assorted array of delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

Be sure to stop by The Twinery blog to find out how you can will the twine colors shown above.

Here is that video I promised. If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, click here to go to my channel.

Here is the complete blog hop list. I hope you enjoy the hop!

CardMaker - http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/
The Twinery - http://thetwinery.com/blog
Julie Ranae - http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/
Monika Wright - http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Jeanne Jachna - http://akeptlife.blogspot.com/
Amy Crockett - http://www.scrappingmommy.com/
Jaclyn Miller - http://designsbyjax.blogspot.com/
Mae Nazareth - http://www.inkdpaperbymae.blogspot.com/
Rebecca VanDeMark - http://www.caravansonnet.com/
Tifany DeGough - http://www.inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
Noelle McAdams - http://noelle-paperandice.blogspot.com/
Stacey Schafer - http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/
Melyssa Connolly - http://www.fantastink.blogspot.com/
Penny Ward - http://www.pennywardink.com/
Katarina Damm-Blomberg - http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/
Tobi Crawford - http://tobicrawford.blogspot.ca/
Piali Biswas - http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/
Suzanna Lee - http://www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Denise Hahn - http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
DoBea Alberts - http://www.plumpoppystudio.com/blog/
Theresa Momber - http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Cuthbertson - http://www.jencuthbertson.blogspot.com/
Anita Mulcahey - http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/
Andrew Roberts - http://downundercrafter.blogspot.com.au/


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

The next stop on the blog hop is Jennifer Cuthbertson. You don't want to miss what she has to show you!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Snowman Joy Video and Tutorial

Hello everyone! I have another Christmas card to share with you. I used the Let if Snow and The Northwoods stamp sets on this card.

I made a video for this project. If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, just click here.

Start by stamping the snowman image, from Let it Snow, onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring with Copic marker C5.

Switch to C3 and blend out.

Switch to C1 and continue to blend out into the center.

For the hat, start with R46.

Add R27.

Continue with R24.

Fill in with R22.

For the band on the hat, start with N7.

Add N5.

Fill in with N3.

Begin with B24 on the tie.

Then fill in with 22.

For the broom, start with Y23.

Then use E59 for the handle.

Add some shading with E35. After coloring, us scissors to cut out the image.

Trim white cardstock to 4 1/4 by 11 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches. This will be your card base, but don't fold and crease yet. Cut a curvy line in a sticky note and mask the bottom of the card base front. Sponge along the edge of the mask using Gina K Powder Blue ink.

Add a second mask, slightly above and first and sponge again with Powder Blue ink.

Stamp the smaller tree, from The Northwoods, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, but stamp off the image onto scratch paper first, to make it lighter.

Remove the top mask and then stamp the larger tree, once again, stamping off first to make the image lighter.

Remove the mask, then fold and crease the card base. Adhere the snowman image and stamp the sentiment using Powder Blue ink.

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

Finished Card Size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches


Let it Snow, The Northwoods Stamp Sets - Gina K Designs

Powder Blue Ink - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Pure Luxury White Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Jumbo Sponge Dauber

Copic Markers (C5, C3, C1, N7, N5, N3, YR07, R46, R27, R24, R22, B24, B21)


Mega Runner Adhesive

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Winter Cardinal Video and Tutorial

Hello there! Today's card features my new set, Peace and Joy, Before I get to the details of my card, I want to tell you that I have a new post up on the CardMaker Magazine blog with Christmas tags made from scraps. You can find it here.

Here is the video I made to show you how to create this card. If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, just click here

Trim white cardstock to 4 inches squares and stamp the cardinal image, from Peace and Joy, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin color coloring with Spectrum Noir marker CR8.

Fill in the remaining open areas using CR10.

Add some shading with BG6.

Blend out from the previous color with BG4.

Use the same markers for the beak.

Use BG6 for the bird legs, along the center line of the leaves and along the bottom of the branch. Fill in the berries with CR11.

Fill in the branch with GB8.

Fill in the leaves with DG3, then use the blender pen to push in some highlights.

Stamp the cardinal image onto scrap paper and cut out with scissor. Use repositionalbe tape and adhere over the original image to mask.

Tear a sticky note and place over the corner of the cardstock, then sponge over the edge using Gina K Moonlit Fog ink.

Add a second mask on the right side and sponge again.

Reposition the second mask to higher on the cardstock and sponge again.

Reposition on more time and sponge again.

Remove the sticky notes and sponge around the edges of the cardstock.

Remove the bird mask.

Stamp the Joy and 'Tis the Season sentiments, also from Peace and Joy, using Gina K Black Onyx ink.

Add some decorative scoring to the lower left and upper right corners of the cardsotck, then adhere to a piece of black cardstock, trimmed slightly larger than the image layer. Adhere both to a 5 inch square Moonlit Fog card base.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!!


Peace and Joy Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

White, Black Onyx, Moonlit Fog Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Moonlit Fog, Black Onyx Ink - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers (CR8, CR10, CR11, BG6, BG4, GB8, DG3, Blender) - Gina K Designs

Jumbo Spong Dauber - Gina K Designs

Scor-Buddy - Gina K Designs

Mega Runner Adhesive - Xyron


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peace and Joy Inspiration Blog Hop and Video

Hello! Today the design team at Gina K Designs are having a blog hop featuring one of the new stamp sets from our November release, Peace and Joy, illustrated by me. I hope you get a chance to hop along. For my card, I cut out the cardinal image, after coloring, and placed it on the pine branch, for an out of the box look on this clean and layered design.

Here is the video I created to show you how to make this card. If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, just click here.

For more inspiration from our wonderful designers and guest designers, follow the links below...

Thanks for visiting. I hope you day rocks!

Finished Card Size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches


Peace and Joy Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

White, Cherry Red Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Gold Cord - Gina K Designs

A2 Matting Basics A die template - Spellbinders®

Copic Markers (YG97, E59, E35, R89, R27, R24, R5, W5, W3)

Adhesive Foam Squares

Craft Glue


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Peace and Joy Video and Tutorial

Hello! Here is another peek at my new stamp set, coming out tomorrow, called Peace and Joy. It will be available from Gina K Designs, starting at 7pm Central tomorrow. There will be a release party at StampTV tomorrow at 7pm Central, as well.

Here is a video I made to show you how I created the card. If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, click here.

Begin by cutting and embossing white cardstock with Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics A die template. Cut along the edge of a sticky note to create a mask for a snowbank and place over the die cut.

Sponge Gina K Powder Blue ink along the mask, working it up into the upper area somewhat.

Sponge Gina K Navy ink, just along the very edge of the mask.

Remove the first mask and create a second one, placing it lower on the die cut. Sponge with Gina K Powder Blue.

Sponge along the very edge of this mask with Gina K Navy ink.

Remove the previous mask and create a third and final mask, placing it near the bottom of the die cut. Sponge with Gina K Powder Blue, this time keeping the ink a bit lighter that before.

And sponge again with Gina K Navy just along the edge, very, very lightly.

Sponge around the edges of the die template with more Powder Blue ink.

Remove the die cut from the die template and use a sticky not to mask the left side. Then stamp with the pine cone branch image, using Gina K Black Onyx ink. I also stamped the image a second time, more to the left, to get a few more pine needles to show along the edge.

Begin coloring with Copic Marker E37 in the darker areas of the pink cone and branch.

Fill in the pine cone with E33.

Add some color to the pine needles with YG97. Swipe along each needle with the brush tip of your marker, lifting at the end of your stroke, for the best effect.

For the card base, prepare a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch card base and emboss a frame in the front with a larger die template from the A2 Matting Basics A set. Stamp the sentiment on a ½ inch strip of white cardstock. Trim Pure Luxury In the Navy cardstock to fit behind the sentiment and die cut pieces and adhere layers. Secure the image layer to the card base, then add the sentiment using adhesive foam squares.

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

Finished card size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches


Peace and Joy Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

White, Navy Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Black Onyx, Navy, Powder Blue Ink - Gina K Designs

A2 Matting Basics A Die Templates - Spellbinders®

Jumbo Spoge Daubers - Gina K Designs

E37, E33, YG97 Copic Markers


Mega Runner Adhesive - Xyron

 Adhesive Foam Squares