Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gina K December Release Day 2

Hello! Today is the second day blog hopping with the team at Gina K Designs. Today we are featuring stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brenna. First up is the set by Beth, called Xavier Zebra. I used the cute parrot image for this card and added some fun foliage. The birthday sentiment is from my Framescapes set.


And here is a card using the adorable zebra. Isn't he cute?

Claire has two sets this release. First is a card using her Half Pint Heroes set. I had fun coloring this rocket ship and creating the moonscape background.



Claire's second set is called Half Pint Heroines. So many sweet images in this set. I love the big hot air balloon for coloring.


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

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Claire Brennan
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore


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.


Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Gina K December Release Day One

 Hello and welcome! Today the team at Gina K Designs are sharing their ideas with the latest stamp release. On today's blog hop, we are showcasing Melanie Muenchinger's new set, Holiday Frame Fillers and my latest set, Framescapes - Winter Trees. I'm so excited about this new set. It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time and I plan to do several more in the Framescape series.

In the card above I used one of the accent images without the Framescape main image. There are so many combinations possible with this set. Video coming soon!

Here is a look at the full set, found at Gina K Designs here.


I used the main Framescape image in the next three cards. For this one I added the mountains & birds flying in the background and the lone hiker in the foreground. Video coming for this one soon, too!

For this card, I kept the scene very simple, only adding the birds, stamped twice together on the left and once on the right.


Here is the video for the pink card.

On this last card, I added the single tree and deer to the foreground and used a white gel pen to add snow highlights to the trees and ground. I'll be getting you a video for this one, too.

Next up is Melanie's new Holiday Frame Fillers.

I love how Melanie created images that can turn her Holiday Frame into a door. How perfect for wreaths for all seasons! You can find this set here.

I love coloring pumpkins so I couldn't resist using this image even though it's after Thanksgiving.

That little bear is too adorable and I had to color him, too. I love how you can use this stamp set for any occasion.

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 some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

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

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore

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.

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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Jolly holly Video and Tutorial

 Hello! Today I have another card to share with you, featuring my latest stamp set for Gina K Designs, called Dashing.

Here is the video I made to show you how I made the card and you can see step by step photos below.


Stamp the holly image, from the Dashing stamp set,  twice, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I only show one image, but you'll need two for the finished card. After stamping, begin coloring using Copic marker G28.


Add Copic marker G07.


Add G03.


Fill in with G000. Touch up the shading if desired with G28.


For the berries, start with Copic marker R89.


Add R27, leaving just a tiny bit uncolored, then fill that in with R00. For the stem, us E57.  After coloring, cut out the holly images.


Trim white cardstock to 4 ½ by 3 ¼ inches and sponge lightly around the edges with Gina K Ocean Mist ink.


Sponge very lightly over the Ocean Mist with Gina K Dark Sage ink. Optional : Sponge extremely lightly with Black Onyx over the Dark Sage. The sponge dauber should be essentially dry for this step to be certain to get a very light effect.



Stamp two of the snowflakes, also from Dashing, using Dark Sage. But be sure to stamp off onto scotch paper first to make the images lighter when stamped on your background. Repeat several times, randomly over the cardstock.


Stamp the sentiment onto the background using Black Onyx ink. Layer the background with a piece of Pure Luxury Black Onyx ink, trimmed slightly larger, then adhere both layers to a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch Moonlit Fog card base. Adhere both holly images using craft glue. 

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

Supplies:

Dashing Stamp Set
White, Black Onyx, Moonlit Fog Pure Luxury Cardstock
Black Onyx, Dark Sage, Ocean Mist Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers (G28, G07, G03, G000, R89, R27, R00, E57)
Jumbo Sponge Daubers
Scissors
Tape Runner Adhesive and Craft Glue

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gina K Blog Hop Day 3


Hello and welcome to day three of the Gina K Designs team blog hop. Today, we are featuring Beth Silaika’s new “Ian Moose” stamp set and Claire Brennan’s new stamp sets: Nordic Winter, Noel, Festive Foliage and Compliments of the Season. Beth’s set, “Ian Moose” is the most adorable moose with cute accompanying images and fun sentiments! Claire’s stamp sets are the best in classic and traditional stamps celebrating this holiday season!

I adore the sweet moose in Beth's set. Combined with the tree and snowflake, he makes a fun and cute scene card.
 

For my second card I used Claire gorgeous Festive Foliage stamp set. I love images like this. So elegant and striking!

I also made a card with the new incentive set. Love these beautiful snowflakes!

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 Ian Moose
Claire Brennan - Nordic Winter, ‘Tis the Season, Festive Foliage and Compliments of the Season
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
SilkeLedlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber
Chris Dayton


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.

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Gina K Blog Hop Day 2

 Hello! Today the team at Gina K Designs are showcasing two more new release stamp sets, Holiday Frame from Melanie Muenchinger, and Dashing, illustrated by me! This first card is one I made using Melanie's Holiday Frame set. Love the versatility of this set and how it will work with so many of Melanie's other frame sets!


And here is the card I made using my new set, Dashing. This set is full of holiday images that can be used for elegant and masculine cards. Some of the images can be used for non-holiday winter scenes, as well.

Here is another card using Dashing. 

Here is a video for the card above and there are step by step instructions below.

Trim ivory cardstock to 4 ½ by 3 ¼ inches and place a mask, trimmed to 1 by 2 ¼ inches, in the lower right corner. Sponge around the edges of the cardstock using Gina K Warm Cocoa ink. 

Deepen the shading around the edges by sponging with Gina K Dark Chocolate ink.

Stamp the large tree image, from Dashing, on the left side using Dark Chocolate ink. I stamped mine so that one tree was off the cardstock and two remained on the cardstock, but you could choose to use all three. Stamp a few additional times, without re-inking the image, to make some lighter impressions. Repeat on the other side of the cardstock.

Switch to the smaller tree image, and stamp again with Dark Chocolate at full strength and stamping a few more times without re-inking.

Stamp both images a few more times, with Warm Cocoa ink, but stamping off onto scratch paper first to make the images lighter.

Stamp the santa's sleigh image using Dark Chocolate ink.

Remove the mask you placed earlier and stamp the sentiment in the open space. I used Gina K Cranberry Tart ink, but if you con't have Cranberry Tart, Cherry Red would be a good alternative.

Use an opaque white gel pen to add snow to the trees and highlights to the sleigh and the rumps of the deer.

To finish, layer with a piece of Cranberry Tart cardstock and adhere to a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch ivory card base. 



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.

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator of Holiday Frame
Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Dashing
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore

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.


Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is wonderful!