Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Gina K Blog Hop : Bella Elephant, So Cool & Sweet Thing

Hello! It's the second day of hopping for the latest Gina K Designs release. Today we are featuring a new stamp set from Beth Salaika, called Bella Elephant, along with four of Claire Brennan's sets, Petite Patisserie, My Island, So Cool and Sweet Thing.

For my card above, I used the small bear cupcake topper to make a scene card. I cut out the bear after coloring, then placed him on a few "clouds" cut from white cardstock. I sponged the background and then added stars using an opaque white gel pen. To make some of the stars look like they are falling, I drew in a fine line with the gel pen then smeared them upward with my finger to make them fade out.

I used images from So Cool for this card. For a photo tutorial on this one, just scroll down. 

Here is a card I made using images from My Island. I love that this set has great images for scene building. 

Next up is a card I made using Bella Elephant. I have a photo tutorial for this card below, as well. 

Here is one more using Bella Elephant, because I can't resist that sweet elephant. I color the image on white cardstock and then cut it out, adhered it to the card base and then added some shading with Copics.

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.

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K

Beth Silaika – Illustrator for Bella Elephant

Claire Brennan – Illustrator for My Island, Petite Patisserie, So Cool and Sweet Thing

Allie Gower

Cathy Tidwell

Karen Hightower

Kendra Wietstock

Laurie Schmidlin

Melanie Muenchinger

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 start the elephant card, stamp the elephant, at an angle on white cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then stamp it on scratch paper (or a sticky note) that you'll used for a mask. After stamping, cut out the mask image.

Begin coloring with an N5 Copic marker.

Add N1.

Fill most of the way in with N1.

Use R83 for the feet.

Then fill in with R81.

Place the mask over the image and secure with repositionable tape.

Cut an arc from a sticky note and place over the mask, then sponge lightly with Gina K Fresh Asparagus.

Add a shadow around and below the elephant using Copic marker BV00.

Remove the arc mask and sponge lightly around the top and sides using Gina K Wild Lilac.

Remove the elephant mask and add a shadow around and below the elephant using Copic marker BV00.

Stamp the sentiment using Gina K Black Onyx ink.

Cut some narrow strips of Innocent Pink cardstock and adhere to a Wild Lilac card base.

Frame the image layer with a piece of Black Onyx cardstock and adhere both pieces to the card base.

For the ice cream card, start by stamping the small ice cream cone three times on white cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Start coloring the cherries on top using R29 Copic marker.

Add R24.

Fill in with R20.

For the ice cream scoops, use E57 for the first, R24 for the second and E53 for the third.

Add E55, E22 and E51.

Fill in with E53, R20 and E00.

For the waffle cone, start with E35.

Add E33.

Fill in with E31.

After coloring, use scissors to cut out the images.

Cut and emboss white cardstock with a rectangle die template and sponge around the edges, with the die cut still in the die template, using Gina K Bubblegum Pink ink.

Adhere the cones to the rectangle using dimensional foam squares and layer with a piece of Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate cardstock. Adhere both layers to a Bubblegum pink card base using dimensional foam squares. Stamp the sentiment on a small piece of white cardstock and adhere to the card, adding a mini clothespin to embellish.

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


Krissy said...

All great cards (as always)! I really love the bear on the cloud and the elephant on kraft! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Cromrich said...

Your cards are always wonderful. Love the tutorials!

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are AMAZING works of art. LOVE how you made the tropical sunset card and the 'how to' tutorials on coloring Bella and the delicious looking ice cream THANK YOU:)

Karen Hightower said...

Theresa, these are all wonderful! I love the stars falling and your gorgeous sunset. Love the tutorials too! :) Thanks for inspiring! <3 :)

Lisa K said...

All wonderful cards! I love the bear in the sky making a wish. The tutorials are wonderful.

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards, Theresa! Love the gorgeous sunset you created with the My Island set! Great tutorial too!

Moira said...

love your tutorials! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- As usual, these are all great, but your first samples took my breath away!

Golda said...

These are great. I love how you popped items up on the first couple of cards and the elephant card with the focal panel at an angle is fantastic.

Paper-Ink-Cards said...

Your tutorials are so awesome and all of these cards are fantastic! I hope you'll do a video on the island card.

eemel said...

Your coloring is beautiful! Using the bear cupcake topper on its own is a great idea!

Unknown said...

I love your tutorial, it really helps my coloring, I only wish you used SN pens!! Thanks Theresa your cards are beautiful.

Sharon said...

Love the sunset - beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial - so helpful and fun.

Beth said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for showing how to bring Bella to life with coloring - she looks so pretty on Kraft - amazing!!!

Diana said...

Beautiful cards - they all are! And what great tutorials, especially on how to color Bella. Thanks for sharing with all of us! Hugs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and thanks so much for sharing your coloring techniques.

Johanna said...

You are a master of sponging in my opinion. Love these creations and love the tutorials as well. Thanks.

Sue D said...

Fabulous tropical scene, yummy ice cream and cute critter cards.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....for the great tutorials.....beautiful cards...thank you so much for sharing your talent...big hugs

Ladyj711 said...

Just beautiful, Theresa! My fav is the scene. You create magnificent scenes like no one else!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
I love the shading on the card with the
palm trees. Beautiful colors.
The little bear is darling.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

gobarb26 said...

Great cards and I love the way you show how you color them. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Love the cards very inspirational thanks

Gayle said...

Love all and thanks for the coloring tutorials.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the tutorials. The cards are lovely.

Judy Inukai said...

Awesome cards. I love what you did with the baby bear. I've really missed your step-by-step tutorials. Thanks for the wonderful tutorials for coloring Bella and the yummy ice cream treats.

Bonnie said...

Your shading is to die for. Great inspiration.

Zelda said...

Beautiful cards and such amazing coloring!

Susie Moore said...

Thanks for the tutorials. Brilliant!

Retta said...

Amazing cards! Thanks for the tutorials! You are just the coloring queen!!!!!

Sharon said...

Fabulous cards Theresa but theme layer Bella on Kraft for sure stole my heart!

Deb said...

Lovely cards...thanks for the inspiration and the tutorials!

Nana Griffin said...

These are so wonderful! Love the Bella cards and your tutorials. I just wanted to keep seeing more and more.

Denise S. said...

Such fun cards.

Wyogem said...

Your teddy bear card is adorable, but my favorite is the relax, tropical card. Fabulous colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the step by step pics.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing them


Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards! The My Island card is stunning! Thanks for the tutorials.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Thanks for the tutorial, love the colors.

Jean said...

Such sweet cards!

Gail said...

So love the tropical sunset card creation here on your blog with the new set - and all of the creations so beautiful! TFS

Happy Stamper said...

How did you create that sunset background?!?! It's AMAZING!!!


Janine said...

Haven't visited in a while but as before some great cards and excellent instructions. Thank you

Tee said...

Gorgeous cards, I love your coloring!