Monday, May 30, 2016

Gina K Inspiration Hop & Tutorial!!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the May StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring two new stamp sets by Therea Momber and Melanie Muenchinger.

The first set we are featuring is Country Roads 2 by Theresa Momber. Theresa has created a second set to her popular Country Roads collection. Whether you are a country lover or an animal lover, you will be making creative and fun projects with this wonderful set. The second set we are featuring is Fill It with Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger. Melanie is at it again! She has created another wonderful set that is incredible versatile and fun where the possibilities are endless for making beautiful cards 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.

Here is the card I made for the hop today and a tutorial with my Spectrum Aqua Pens... scroll down to see my step-by-step photos.



Step 1: Select a color palette for the image.  I used Moss & Olive on the stems, Chocolate & Tan on the flower centers, and Gold & Sunflower on the flowers.


Step 2: Using the Olive Spectrum Aqua marker, add ink directly to the stamp with the marker tip.  I covered all of the stems with Olive ink.


Step 3: Using the Moss ink, I dabbed my pen tip on random areas of the stems.


Step 4: Cover the entire area of the flower center with Tan ink (sorry forgot to take that photo)
Step 5: Dab Chocolate ink to the outside left edges of each flower center.


Step 6: Using the Sunflower Spectrum Aqua Pen, add ink to each flower petal.


Step 7: Using the Gold Spectrum Aqua Pen, dab ink randomly to the flower petals.


Step 8: Using a spray bottle with water, mist some water on Spectrum Noir Watercolor paper & stamp the image.  (Tip: Make sure the spray bottle sprays a fine mist.  The water will give any ink that has dried the moisture needed to show up on the watercolor paper).


Here's a close up of the stamped image.



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

Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Country Roads 2
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator for Fill It with Flowers
Kendra Wietstock ~ you are here!

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!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Crafter's Companion Patriotic Stamps Release

Hi Friends!  Today Crafter's Companion will be releasing some great new Patriotic Stamps and I have a tutorial over on the Crafter's Companion Blog for this Bon Bon treat box.

Here is the top view of the box...


and the side view...




and the tag...



Check out the free downloadable papers that I used on my box!



Click here to download the papers. Also, we’ve turned this fun summer project into a free downloadable PDF that you can print to refer back to easily! Click here to download the project sheet from our website.

Supplies Used: 
Patriotic Stamp Sets - 4th of July
Downloadable Patterned Patriotic Paper
The Big Score

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Taylored Expressions & Therm O Web Team Up!

Welcome to a Wonderful Wednesday and a fun post with Taylored Expressions and Therm O Web! These two great companies are teaming up this week to share loads of fun projects from the design teams.  Here's a little peek at my project!


Check out both company blogs for all the fun details!

For my card, I used the Rosy Posey Stamp set and stamped the image in gold ink and then colored it with my Zig Clean Color Watercolor Markers.    For the background I used the coordinating Rosy Posey Embossing Folder and then lightly added gold ink to the raised image.   For the sentiment, I used the Congrats Script die, added adhesive using Therm O Web's Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and then added Champagne Deco Foil and ran it through my die cutting machine... easy peasy!!  



Here's another close up of my card.



We invite you to visit each blog this week for your chance to win some amazing prizes! All of the details and blog lists can be found on both the Taylored Expressions and Therm O Web blogs.

I also played along with this week's Share Joy Challenge #36!  Here's the challenge graphic... & you can check out the challenge HERE.





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