Monday, January 25, 2016

Gina K Inspirational Blog Hop and Tutorial

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our January Release!  We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along in the hop this month!  Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the 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 made some super cute watercolored Rosy-Posie blooms with my Spectrum Aqua Markers.  Scroll down to check out how I made them...


Step 1:  Attach the clear leaf stamps to an acrylic block.  I spaced them diagonally and then held it up to the paper so I knew how far apart to put them.

Step 2: Use Spectrum Aqua - Sea Green marker and add color from the marker directly to the stamp in just a few areas on each leaf.

Step 3: Add Bud Green to the rest of each leaf and the stems.


Step 4: Lightly spritz with water directly on the stamp and on the watercolor paper.


Step 5: Stamp the image on the pre-cut watercolor paper.  (Paper is trimmed 3 3/4" x 5")



Step 6: Stamp flower image on watercolor paper three times with white ink then add white embossing powder and heat emboss.



Step 7: Add some Rose Pink, Gold and Amber ink from the Spectrum Aqua markers to a paint palette.


Step 8: Begin with Rose Pink Spectrum Aqua ink and paint to various areas of the flower using a waterbrush.


Step 9: Next add Gold Spectrum Aqua ink with the waterbrush to the areas that are not yet colored.


Step 10: Next add Amber Spectrum Aqua ink with the waterbrush to the outside edges of the flower.  Add more of the other colors until you get desired shading.



The finished flowers colored basically the same way.



Step 11: Cut the flowers out with scissors and layer on the card front with foam adhesive.  Stamp a sentiment and add pink rhinestone gems to embellish.


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54 comments:

Melanie said...

These swirly flowers are *so* perfect for the white embossing and watercolor technique! Great sample and tutorial!

Beth said...

Love it! Thanks for the tutorial Kendra!

Mary Kay Werry said...

Great technique. Must break out my aqua markers. so pretty.

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful card and Awesome tutorial! :) Love your flowers, they are gorgeous! :) <3

Susan White said...

Beautiful floral card. Thank you for showing how you made it.

CraftyMomFL said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I recently bought the Spectrum Aqua markers and am always looking for tutorials on how to use them. Can't wait to try this, your card is beautiful and so simple...

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

so beautiful! I love the pink and orange roses

Deb said...

Pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!

Becky said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I really like this card. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa K said...

I love this tutorial. Thanks for putting it together and sharing.

Kay S said...

Lovely card! Love the rosy flowers! Thanks for the tutorial on how you made them. I just bought the spectrum aqua essentials markers, so it was fun to see a good and quick use of them.

KT said...

Kendra, I love your coloring tutorials. Thank you so much for them. I look forward to each one you do. These new stylized roses are so cute, I can hardly wait to get started.

Tricia T said...

What a gorgeous CAS card, Kendra! Love it!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like your method of watercoloring.

Linda Anderson said...

Your card is positively stunning. Great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.

Linda

Retta Lutte said...

My new love is watercolor, so thank you so much for this great tutorial!

Carole Renneker said...

Lovely card and thanks for the tutorial I can use all the help I can get.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the tutorial.

quilt4fun2 said...

Beautiful card and tutorial on this great technique. I really like this pretty stamp and done with the water colors and embossing really makes it pop. Great job.
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Nana Griffin said...

A great tutorial to go with your card.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love the card and the tutorial - this would be awesome with the SN Sparkle Pens also! However, warer coloring is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

The swirl flower is the best of the set, for me. Can not wait to try this out. Thanks so much for the lesson.

Carol Tague said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Will have to try it.

Sharon Boge said...

What a pretty sweet card. Thank you for the tutorial, you make it look so easy.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous water coloring~

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Great card Kendra, and thanks so much for the tutorial. I will be giving this card a try!

Berndog said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and tutorial. I'm looking forward to getting my kit:)

Marsha said...

Wonderful tutorial.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful tutorial showing how you did it too!

janine mendez said...

Great tutorial- beautiful cards

Gayle said...

Lovely card and thanks for the awesome tutorial on how it was accomplished.

Zelda C said...

Love how you did this and I love the flower stamp. Thanks for the tutorial.

Kelley H. said...

Love the watercolor. Wish I was better and doing color combinations.

Sharon said...

I just got the whole set of Aqua markers and have tried the stamping technique. I think your samples are just so beautiful I will keep tying to achieve this look. Thanks for the tutorial

Beverly Perdue said...

Oh my goodness! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the details on how you created these amazing flowers!

Ladyj711 said...

Kendra,I cannot wait. I already have those aqua markers . I don't remember the gold ...I'm going to have to go look for that one.
The way you did and then is so cool. All the ways you can paint with watercolors is just the bomb. I don't usually want to sit down and make exactly what I just saw but this time I do. Those swirly Flowers are becoming my favorite of the year. Just lovely Kendra

Adriana Duff said...

I love how you combined lots of techniques--and a bonus tutorial---Thank you!

Linda S said...

Kendra: I am so looking forward to working through your tutorials. I do not have any Aqua markers yet, but I do have eight of the twelve 6 color alcohol markers. However, I expect to have a little trouble doing very many flowers since I am missing the reds, pinks, yellows and oranges. Maybe they will come "on sale" soon.

JennyH said...

Love your Rosy-Posie blooms, thanks for the how-to, definitely a technique to try myself : )

kittykat3308 said...

Your card is beautiful

Kathleen

Tanja said...

Stunning card and great tutorial, thanks!

ShelleyV said...

Beautifully colored card and great tutorial.

Cheryl Depler said...

Love your water coloring. Thanks for the tutorial!

Golda said...

What a beautiful example! I love the fun look you got with your coloring. Thanks for the "how to" on it.

Lagene said...

WOW! I love your "water colored" roses!!!! Great technique!

Pam Cameron said...

Thanks Kendra, always love your tutorials.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely CAS card and great tutorial. Love how you got the different colors mixing together on your leaves and flowers:)

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

kals said...

Love, love,love your card.

Sharon Underwood said...

Very pretty! Love your watercoloring. Thanks for the tutorial!

Ca B said...

Thanks for the detailed tutorial! Absolutely gorgeous!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous card!

Joni said...

I really like coloring with markers on stamps, then sprinting and stamping with them...so versatile and nothing ever comes out the same. So much fun! Nice job doing the roses this way. Thanks, Kendra! Nice job.

Helen F. said...

WOW, love those swirly flowers and they are perfect for white embossing and your awesome watercolor technique! thanks for the Great tutorial :-)

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