Monday, February 29, 2016

Gina K - Inspiration Hop Day #1

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs would like to welcome you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamps from the February Release Party. We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

Today, the designers are featuring two new stamp sets ~ Year of Flowers 3 by Melanie Muenchinger and Birds & Blossoms 2 by Theresa Momber. 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 used the Birds & Blossoms 2 stamp set.  Want to see how I made my card?  Scroll down for the step-by-step instructions.


Step 1: Stamp the floral image in gold pigment ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.


Step 2: Select a color palette of Spectrum Aqua Markers.  Note: I didn't end up using the Blossom marker as shown on the color chart below.


Step 3: Using Tan and Desert, add ink from the marker to a paint palette and using a water brush to apply ink to the stamped image.  I began with Tan and then added Desert.  NOTE: I also ended up adding Chocolate ink at the end to darken it up.


Step 4: Add ink from the markers to the ink well on the paint palette.


Step 5: Begin with the darkest color, Marigold, and add color to the center of each flower.  Don't worry about being neat... this is watercoloring!


Step 6: Add the next lighter shade, Spice.


Step 7: Add Peach to the edges of each flower petal.
Step 8: Using the Marigold Spectrum Aqua marker, add dots of ink to the center of each flower and then lightly blend with a water brush.


Step 9: For the card base, stamp a larger flower from the stamp set on the top and bottom corners of the card.


Here is a close up of my watercolored image.




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

Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator for Year of Flowers 3
Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Birds & Blossoms 2
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!

52 comments:

Melanie said...

The gold embossing looks so great with the peach tones!

catdidit said...

Oh wow! What an excellent pictorial!! LOVE how you embossed in gold then watercolored! So gorgeous!

Allie Gower said...

Great tutorial. I love the idea of using the stamp on the card base as well, lovely complement.

Theresa Momber said...

Kendra, love the peachy flowers! Your tutorial is fabulous!!!

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful tutorial, and I love the peachy flowers and the kraft! :) <3 Beautiful! :)

El Ivens said...

Love them. Love, love the cherry blossoms you water colored. Beautiful.Thanks for inspiring us.

Deb said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the tutorial! Love the gold embossing with that branch. :-))

Becky said...

I love the watercoloring. I'm getting better at it, thanks to your tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa K said...

Beautiful card and wonderful tutorial!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Very beautiful and thanks for the tutorial.

Bonnie said...

I do always learn something, thanks so much for that.

Dee said...

An elegantly embossed card with gorgeous coloring of flowers. Gorgeous!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Definitely going to CASE this card! I LOVE it!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wow! what a beautiful card. I really like the gold embossing. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome card, love the cherry blossoms and the gold embossing is a wondrful technique. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the chevron banner accent on your gorgeous card.

Irene S. said...

I really love the card, but love even more that you gave a mini-tut showing step by step how you made it! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Tami Priebe said...

Super WOW!! Gold embossing powder certainly makes images pop off the page. I think it is totally awesome that you include a tutorial so we can try to recreate your scrumptious cards!!!

AnnieD said...

Kendra, this is a beautiful card! Peach is my favorite! Thank you for the step-by-step.

JR & DKR said...

Lovely card and a great tutorial. Thanks so much.

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! Love your beautiful coloring and the gold embossing!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

Macimbalo said...

So pretty and I love that you showed us how to create it!

Retta Lutte said...

As soon as I am through with this blog hop, I am headed to my craft room to try this technique. Love the gold and peach!!!!!

Lizzie said...

This is a most beautiful card Kendra. I just love everything about it and especially the peach color you chose. Thanks for tutorial.

Sabrina said...

Very elegant!!

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Love the colors and they really go well with you he kraft paper.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing your talents in the detailed tutorial too!

D.Ann C said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for showing how you did it!

Lynn C. said...

Simply gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial.

Nana Griffin said...

Great coloring and tutorial.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card, I love the gold embossing with watercolored image!

Ladyj711 said...

Gorgeous card Kendra. Thank you so much for the step by step on your water coloring. I do have a question.
When you put the flower color colors in the palette, do you also add a drop or two of water? Or do you just pick
Each color up with your water brush? Thanks again

Leuri Zibetti said...

Love the dry embossed panel with hints of gold.

Golda said...

How fun with the gold stamping!

Sharon Fontenot said...

Not only do I like this card, but I truly appreciate the how-to directions and pics.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the tips!

carrie said...

Such an elegant card! Love the gold embossing with the peach colored flowers.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial! I'm excited to try this out.

Sue D said...

So elegant with the gold embossing.

Linda S said...

Your tutorials are always so well worded, and pictured. I am very anxious to try them out.

Rosy Newlun said...

Thank you for the pictures Kendra! Really helps to see the SN Aqua markers at work! I love gold embossing and this image is so elegant!

Helen F. said...

Kendra, your card is stunning! Thank you for the tutorial, love the gold embossing then coloring ~ I just purchased some Spectrum markers and can't wait to try this technique on my next card :-)

Cynthia Smith said...

Ohhhhhh WOW, Pure Golden Elegance!!
Need I say more? Oh yea, Thank You for sharing!!!

ShelleyV said...

Thanks Kendra for the inspiration and education to learn to fully utilize the color options we have!

Shari M said...

Peach is a favourite color so love this one,

Beth said...

love the gold embossing combined with the watercoloring - genius!

Cindy M said...

Beautifully done, thanks for another great tutorial!

Cindy Wilson said...

What awesome tutorials. Many thanks. It was a pleasure looking at your lovely cards.

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are gorgeous

KathleenR

mtscrapgal said...

Beautiful card. I loved all the details you added to make it so special. Thanks

Mitzi Manthey said...

Gorgeous card! A good reminder for me to get out the embossing powder and use it!

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