Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gina K Blog Hop Day #2: Birthday Essentials Stamp TV Kit!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you back to Day #2 of the fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas again today! As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

So for my project today, I used one of the sets from the Birthday Essentials Stamp TV Kit & it is called Birthday Blessings.  I also used the matching dies ~ wooohooo for matching dies & YES, they are in the kit also!

Step 1:  This time, I actually started with my cardbase in Kraft & then added layers of cardstock in Tomato Soup and peach & drew my inspiration from those lovely colors.   



Step 2: Stamp the flower image on watercolor cardstock in gold ink and embossed the image with gold embossing powder.  (Note: Also stamp the leaves 2 times and trim with dies)

TIP: Since this image has a scallop edge all the way around, I marked one spot on the back of the stamp as the TOP.  I just used a permanent marker on the back of the stamp (not the stamping surface) and made a small mark for reference.  You can mark any spot, I just found an indentation that was easy to spot.


Step 3: After the image is embossed, line up the metal die (I made a small mark on the die in the exact same spot as the stamp so it could be easily lined up when using it again).  Next, trim the image using the die cut machine.


Step 4: Using the cardbase colors, select colors for the flower.  I selected CR3, CR1, and GB2.  Add CR3 randomly to portions of each petal.  Note: CR2 is listed on my card, but I didn't end up using it.


Step 5: Next add CR1 randomly to other portions of the petals.

NOTE: Since this flower has a good deal of detail, no need to worry about getting the petals perfect.  Just randomly add some color.



Step 6: Add GB2 to the entire flower.  The gold mutes the peachy/coral colors just a bit but blends them beautifully.



the finished flower...


Splatter Background with Spectrum Noir Markers!  My friend Jenn Cochran from the Spectrum Noir Team taught me this fun trick!

Step 1: Cut the card panel to the appropriate size, select the marker color (CR1), and find an empty box.


Step 2: Using the Chisel Tip side of the marker, shake the marker downward toward the cardstock.


Step 3: Repeat Step 2 until you get the desired effect.


Here is a close up of the image on the finished card with the pretty sentiment and gold cord.  I love this color combination & will be using it again!



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Theresa MomberIllustrator of Northwoods 2
Lee MurphyMelanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Tricia Traxler

78 comments:

Melanie said...

What a gorgeous tutorial!

Theresa Momber said...

Wonderful tutorial! I love the gold embossing.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing ♥

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful tutorial Kendra, I love the colors you used on your flower. Wonderful creation! :)

scrappinmommom said...

Once again, a beautiful card. As always thanks for the tutorial.

Ann Lee said...

Thanks for the tutorials...luv your work!

Heidi Stamps said...

Fun tutorial. I did not know you could do that with markers.

Alma Dirpaul said...

What a beautiful card. Since I don't have Copics I will improvise with what I have.

Joann6274 said...

What a gorgeous card and thank you so much for the tutorial!!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Cindi Hall said...

Love the embossed flower. What a great way to speckle the card!

Robin said...

Love hops when each step is spelled out for easy case-ing! Thanks for sharing.

Nana Griffin said...

Another great tutorial Kendra. Thanks.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Great tutorial (again:)). Clever technique and very effective. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Thank you for your tips, and the art is beautiful!

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love the embossed flower and the ink splatters.
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Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Thank you for the tutorial!

Lisa K said...

Love the tutorial! I will have to try this splattering technique.

Ro Donner said...

I love how you did that flower. The gold really makes it POP!

claudia said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I have now learned how to get a splatter effect background with my SN markers, wonderful to know! Love the card you made, just beautiful!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great tutorial. The flower is gorgeous embossed in gold.

Gaylene Clarkson said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Love the gold embossing. Wonderful.

Macimbalo said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing how to make this!

Debbie Lou said...

Great tutorial! I love being shown step by step :)

terrie said...

Such a beautiful card...I like your tutorial...thanks for sharing your spashling technique.
Well done

Susan Sheahan said...

Great tutorial!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful flower and card! Thanks for the great tutorial.

Janeen said...

emossed with gold is beautiful

m fountain said...

Thanks you for the tutorial. Your cards are beautiful. I am beginner in card making and using Spectrum Noir Markers. Thanks for the new ideas.

Sherry said...

very pretty! I like how you colored the flower and how you got the dots!

KT said...

Very pretty card.

jules said...

Fab card and tutorial, love the embossed flower!

Denise said...

Great tutorial. I think even I can follow that. Great job. Love the cards.

Denise

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tip about spatter backgrounds with the Spectrum Noir markers.

Kathy E. said...

A real beauty and thank you for the wonderful instructions!!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous flower, gorgeous splatters! lol TFS!!!

Becky said...

This is a gorgeous card. Great tip on matching up the stamp and die. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Love the splattered look created with the Copic marker. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for the idea.

Maye M.L said...

Lovely card. Superb combination of gold embossing powder and the color/highlighting of the petals. Splatter, love this technique. Cheers!

Donna Simonson said...

Love this card! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the gold embossing and thanks for the tip on the splatters.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card, I love the gold embossed flower and love your spattered background, thanks for the tips!

Joanie said...

Thanks for providing the picture tutorial. I too, love this color combination!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your card is very pretty. I like the way you colored your flower.

crafterab said...

Thanks for sharing your great techniques on this card. It is gorgeous.

Sandra Schroeder said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love that technique of emlossing on vellum and then coloring with the markers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous card and awesome tutorial. I like it embossed with the gold and perfect colors you chose.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Gorgeous card Kendra, love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing that wonderful tip with the markers, gotta give it a try.

nzillingworth said...

MUST GET SOME OF THESE STAMP AND DIE CUTS MAKES YOUR WORK LOOK GREAT. LOVE THE SHADING YOU GOT ON THE FLOWER. FAB

Jim Burton said...

Very interesting technique. I think I could do this kind of "random." Also, I really like cards where the color can be changed to suit the taste of the crafter, and / or the recipient.

Judy Woodland said...

Another great tutorial. And thanks so much for the great tip on the splattering. I had no idea I could do that! LOVE IT!!! and I love your card!

LAURIE VAN PARYS said...

I REALLY, REALLY like the gold embossed flower - would not have thought of that. Gives it such a rich look. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie said...

thanks for the photo tutorial, and showing the markers and a different way to use
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Louise H. said...

I love the use of gold embossing! The color makes it pop.

Barb A. said...

Awesome card! Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and creation with us.

Tami Priebe said...

Lovely I love the way the embossing makes it pop off the card!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Did someone say GOLD embossing? I always love that technique. Then how you used the soft colors on the flower and as droplets in the background -- fabulous!

Kay said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the detailed instructions. Can't wait to try it.

Devy Collins said...

I just love the GKD Kit! Can't wait to get it in the mail! Tell those shippers to hurry!

Kelly said...

What a lovely card with a great tutorial!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful card! That flower is awesome!

Sue D said...

Love the gold embossing and pretty colors.

Gayle said...

Thanks for another wonderful tutorial.

Loretta Rush said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love your embossed flower. Thanks for sharing!

serenity6883 said...

Lovely card and love the techniques shown. Thank you.

Judy Shuck said...

Stamps with matching dies....you got to love them! You're card turned out fabulous. Nice job!

Loster said...

Nice way to create a background, I'll have to give it a try. Great cards.

Cheryl Depler said...

Totally lovely. Really pops!
So much to enjoy! Thanks.

BeLinda Andrews said...

Wow ! Love the flower and the techique u used for the background . TFS !

Kathy Bosi said...

Truly beautiful.

Tanya said...

Great tutorial!! LOVE the embossed flower!!

Julie S. said...

Beautiful! I really like the gold embossing and your wonderful background!

Susan White said...

Whoa, That card is amazing!! I will be attempting to CASE it when I get my kit!!

Helen F. said...

Kendra, your card is stunning! Love your coloring of the flower, thanks for the tutorial :-)

Dawn B said...

Love how you embossed that flower in gold and then colored it in. Nice!

Linda said...

Lovely card and thanks for the tutorial and the background technique. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Parker said...

This flower from the kit Birthday Essentials is wonderfully done in gold embossing and all the pretty subtle coloring.

Cammi said...

Thank you for your clear instructions of your techniques you used on theses beautiful stamps to make them even more beautiful!...I am amazed with your creativity!

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