Monday, November 2, 2015

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our October StampTV Kit Release called Sparkling Christmas.  We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projections as you hop along in the hop this month!  Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from our team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. For my card today, I used the beautiful snowflakes from both stamp sets included in the kit (Holiday Season & Sparkling Christmas stamp sets) along with this awesome sentiment. I also used the Edible Eggplant and Lovely Lavender cardstock from the kit. Scroll down to see how I made my card.



Step 1: Arrange the images, stamp side down, on watercolor paper.

Step 2: Place an acrylic stamping block over the stamps and press firmly to secure the stamps to the block.


Step 3: Ink the images with white pigment ink, stamp the images and then heat emboss with white embossing powder.



Step 4: Select Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers to color the backgrounds of each snowflake.  I selected Heather, Wildflower and Purple.   Use a paint pallet and waterbrush to apply colors.


Step 5: Spritz water several times so the watercolor paper is nice and wet.  NOTE: The paper will curl, but don't worry, once it dries it won't say that way.

Step 6: Using a water brush, dab color from the pallet to the wet paper.  You want the colors to run.


Step 7: Continue to add additional colors and water until you get the desired effect.


Step 8: Continue to spritz with water so the paper stays wet.


Step 9: Once finished with the snowflakes, use a heat embosser to dry the paper and then assemble the card.


Step 10: Add clear rhinestones to the center of each snowflake and color with LV3 Spectrum Noir alcohol ink marker.


Here's a close up of the snowflakes.



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



Thank you for stopping by! Don’t forget to stop by the Gina K Designs Store to purchase your StampTV Kit at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

71 comments:

Melanie said...

Lovely tutorial! Makes the flakes so ethereal!

Karen Hightower said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I Love the snowflakes and coloring the bling! :) Very Pretty! <3

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a great tutorial, Kendra!! Soooo pretty!

Bonnie said...

Color bling, now that is pretty cool. The whole effect is stunning.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Super design in a non traditional color combo!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome card! Love the colors you picked. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing with us!

Brenda Beckham said...

Kendra, thank you for showing us how to do this technique! Lovely card!!

El Ivens said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lynn C. said...

Wow! Enough said.

Queen-of-Cards said...

so pretty. Great tutorial! thank you

Lisa K said...

Beautiful card! Love the tutorial.

Karen Shirey - Wide Eyed Stamper said...

thanks for the video for this pretty card! lovit!!!

ldiggs said...

Love the resist technique! Very pretty card!

Casie Williams said...

Great reason to try my new watercolor markers! Thanks!

Designs By Sky said...

That card is gorgeous! Thanks for tutorial

Karen said...

This is quite lovely!!! I love the use of purple on your card!! It is striking!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

vinita jain said...

Fabulous! Thanks for pictorial!

Caroline Pollard said...

thx for tutorial Lovely card!

Kathy E. said...

Loved the way us used the watercolor markers on this card...I have some of them but have not used them much yet..needed to see some examples and thank you for providing me with a great one!!

jean w. said...

Wow awesome card and love that you give instructions too!

Daphne Baker said...

Love this card! Your color choices are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Macimbalo said...

So pretty, thanks for showing how to do this!

Anneke Schep said...

What a great card. Thank you for this tutorial.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Wow! Love your watercolored snowflakes! Those colors are fantastic!

Deborah Vasel said...

The snowflakes are so very pretty in purple.

thestampinglady said...

Soooo very pretty. Thanks for sharing how you created this look. Love the use of purple.

Cindy B Designs said...

I'm a big lurker at your blog since I own all the Spectrum Noir products and you're a tremendous help. Your tutorials are great. I'd love to see you on video :) Your cards are all just lovely.

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the process!

Sharon Underwood said...

Great tutorial! I really like how you added color around the snowflakes. Great idea!

Allie Gower said...

Very pretty, great tutorial!

Kaatje said...

rhanks for all the explanation so usefull and a great card

Joyce Erb said...

Love watercoloring, thanks for sharing

Detra said...

Love, love, love these snowflakes. Really like the shades of purple done in water color. Sooo pretty.

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

Becky said...

Gorgeous snowflakes. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I struggle with watercoloring, but you make it so simple.

TLI74/ex-SU Demo said...

Thanks for showing the how to. I love the colors. Thanks

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial - thanks!

Carol McGregor said...

Simply beautiful card. Thanks for showing me how to duplicate this. I am going give it go. Thanks again.

Beth said...

I always forget that you can color your elements! thanks for the reminder!

quilt4fun2 said...

Great job showing how to use this technique to make such a beautiful card! Love it.
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Lizzie said...

Very pretty card and the coloring gives your that chill in the air feeling. Thanks for the tutorial it really helps those of us who are looking for new ideas. Thank you for all your work on this learning experience

Christina Young said...

So cute! Great tutorial

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I just bought my aqua markers and love that you provided this tutorial. I can't wait to spend time in my craft room!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the colors you have used on your snowflakes and the tutorial is just perfect.

Retta Lutte said...

I can't wait to get my stamp kit so I can try this! Just gorgeous!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the snowflake card design you did. Gorgeous colors.

Linda said...

Great tutorial and card. Love the color. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Sean Fetterman said...

Love the card and the tutorial is awesome!!!! Beautiful as always! Hugs! Seanie

Nana Griffin said...

Nice color and tutorial.

Granny 4854 said...

Love the card and I really like the way you show the details!!

AnnieD said...

Very pretty technique! Thanks!

Tami Priebe said...

Haven't used watercolor paper much a bit intimidated, but thanks to your tutorial I have a project to try!!! Feeling excited about recreating your beautiful card, already imagining other stamps and colors with this technique. Thank you for sharing :)

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Stunning! I'm loving all the purply snowflakes I'm seeing. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Gayle said...

Really cards and awesome tutorial.

Sharon said...

Stunning affect! Love your colour choice

sweetcheeks said...

Lovely and very different from traditional Christmas cards. Wonderful

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and technique. ♥

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! Love the snowflakes!

Ladyj711 said...

I love how you embossed the snowflakes white and then blended color around them. I want to try that with my
Distress inks

kittykat3308 said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for showing us how to make it.

Kathleen

Linda S said...

Thank you for another wonderful tutorial.

Joyful Imperfections said...

Stunningly beautiful!

Cheryl Depler said...

Very nice, thank you! Your tutorials are always so helpful.

Golda said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the non traditional colors. Thanks for the "how to".

CraftyMomFL said...

Can I just say thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I recently got the Spectrum Aqua markers and I am constantly looking for tutorials - your card and detailed steps are FANTASTIC!!!!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty snowflakes!

Emma Rose said...

Lovely card and original take

Ladyj711 said...

Love what you did with the snowflakes

Ladyj711 said...

Your cards are lovely.

bluemoon said...

Hi Kendra, thank you for the awesome tutorial. Your card is beautiful.

Kristine said...

Wow, what a cool technique. I'd never seen this before, thanks!

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