Monday, March 21, 2016

Gina K ~ Handmade Botanicals Inspiration Hop

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating a new incentive stamp set by Gina K called Handmade Botanicals. We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome GKD gift certificate!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Here is my card for today, I also have a tutorial to share... so keep scrolling down to see how I used my Spectrum Aqua Markers on this card.


Step 1: Using the Olive Spectrum Aqua Marker, add color directly from the marker to the Handmade Botanicals image.



Step 2: Using the Moss Spectrum Aqua Markers, add ink from the marker to the edges of each leaf and to the center stem of the image.


Step 3: Using a spray bottle of water, lightly mist some water on the colored stamp.
Step 4: Stamp the image on Spectrum Noir Watercolor paper.


Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 two more times.


Step 6: Using a water brush, lightly blend the colors on each leaf.


Step 7: Using large sticky notes, mask the areas on each side of the stamped images.  Then using the Frame & Filler background stamp, ink in a light color and randomly stamp the image for some texture.  Note: It is important to do this step last after the image is dry so the ink doesn't smear from the water.


Here's a close up of the leaf images with the background.




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

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!

51 comments:

Allie Gower said...

What a wonderful technique, you made it so easy to understand. The finishing detail with a background image is an awesome idea. Thanks, Kendra!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous card, Kendra! Love your wonderful tutorial.

Beth said...

love the textured look of the leaves!

Melanie said...

Fabulous tutorial! Love the blending and additional texture from the linen stamp!

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful card and I love the tutorial as well! I love the leaves and the background texture on this card! :) <3

Susan White said...

I like your card and the tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

Deb said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Beautiful card!

Lisa K said...

Love the tutorial. Thanks for showing it.

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing your fab tutorial. The card is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Kendra! Love the texture a the great natural design to spotlight the new florals!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing!

Irene S. said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the way you made the ferns. Thanks for sharing how you did it too! The card is gorgeous!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful!! This stamp set is perfect for this type of technique, thanks for the great tutorial!

Sissyc said...

Nice technique !

Patti Bomgardner said...

Such a lovely card, another clean and simple design. I am really loving that stamp set you all are using.

Daylene said...

Thanks for showing and giving good instructions on making your card. It is lovely!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome! Thanks for another wonderful tutorial. I always forget about the Frame & Filler background stamp and it is perfect for this set. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Linda said...

Lovely card. It is simple, but elegant with the background and the twine and button. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

sweetcheeks said...

great card. Really classy.

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card! Great way to use this set!

Sharon Underwood said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial.

McStamper said...

What a really pretty card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Heidi Stamps said...

This technique looks beautiful!

sooz said...

Must haul out some of my texture stamps... I'd forgotten how they add that subtle finish!

Kathy E. said...

Lovely card...the background was such a lovely addition!

Carolyn Swift said...

I love your tutorial on the ferns . And your card is simple yet elegant. Can't wait to try it.

JeanH said...

Hi Kendra, Love the way you added color to the leaves. Would I have trouble if I tried this? You made it look easy. Great job!

NJMullins said...

simple and elegant card. Love the fern image!

El Ivens said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the tutorial and inspiration

Creative Daisy Crafts said...

Great tutorial Kendra...got Spectrum Aqua markers recently but still need all the help I can get. I'll follow this step by step, you explain it so well. Amazing card, always useful to have a few of these ready Hugs Liz

Nana Griffin said...

A great tutorial and card.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design.

mtscrapgal said...

Pretty card & excellent tutorial.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I love the card and I love the tutorial. It's nice to know how you did what you did!

quilt4fun2 said...

Beautiful card and nice tutorial for this pretty technique! Great job!
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Janeen said...

So pretty with the added texture look

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

The additional linen texture really made this card. The watercoloring is awesome, the stamp is beautiful, but the background texture was just the thing! I also love how the hemp cord and button add to the natural look of the card. Would be great for a guy, but is totally ok for a woman too. Just perfect!

Ladyj711 said...

These ferns and branches are really pretty. The beauty of nature.
Your card is lovely. I think about using my markers instead of inks
But I usually don't. Maybe now next time I will.

Linda S said...

Your card is so very nice. I have liked ""simple elegance" for many years, and this certainly qualifies. I really do need to find a way to afford those Spectrum Aqua markers!

kittykat3308 said...

You card and tutorial are wonderful. Thank You

Cindy M said...

Love your card and always love learning techniqes, thanks!

Linda Brown said...

Love! this card. I will be making some of this design today, thank you.

Dawn S. said...

Great card! Thanks for the tutorial.

Penny M said...

Beautiful card! Love the twine and button that was added! Thank you for sharing your techniques!

ShelleyV said...

You are a master at watercolor and you bring out the natural beauty of this stamp set so well.

Mitzi Manthey said...

Beautiful card and a great tutorial.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Beautiful. The subtle background adds just the right amount zip.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like how you colored the leaves.

Mary Holshouser said...

Clean and simple but so pretty.
thanks for the directions in making the design.
Also thanks for sharing a fabulous design.

Wyogem said...

Nice demonstration of the technique. Would make a great card for a "stack of cards" gift.

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