The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Sending Love StampTV Kit. We hope to inspire you with a variety of different techniques and styles used by our Design Team featuring the stamp sets and patterned paper pack from this new kit. Enjoy the beautiful projects as you hop along with us today.
The first set is called, Art from the Heart and it features an eclectic variety of images and greetings depicting crafts, art, shopping and the new Gina K headquarters called Village Paper & Ink Shop! Here's the project I put together using that image along with my Spectrum Aqua Markers and the envelopes that come with the Stamp TV Kit this month.
Step #1: Stamp the image with White Pigment Ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Step #2: Select 3 coordinating groups of Spectrum Aqua Markers (one for each building).
Spectrum Aqua Markers: Listed darkest to lightest
- Group 1: Scarlet, Gold, Sunset, Sunflower
- Group 2: Teal, Aquamarine, Bud Green
- Group 3: Orchid, Wildflower, Purple
Step #3: Using one group of colors at a time begin with the first building and start dabbing on color directly from the marker to the image. Start with the darkest color and apply color to random spots along the left edge. Then continue with the next darkest color to the lightest. Don't forget to leave some white space (my mistake on the red/orange/yellow building).
Step #4: Using a waterbrush, begin blending the colors. You will want a very wet brush for this step.
Step #5: For the background, continue spreading color outside stamped image. YES ~ you have permission to color outside the lines! LOL. If you need to add more color to the background, add color directly from the Spectrum Aqua Marker to a palette along with a few drops of water and then apply the color to the artwork. By adding water, the background won't be too dark.
Step #6: Once the artwork is dry, stamp the sentiment. FYI ~ you can speed up the drying process by using a heat embossing tool; however, it will curl the paper. Here's a close up of my colored image.
Next, I made some inserts for the inside pockets and used the same coloring technique as above (dab on color with marker and then blend with waterbrush), but this time the images and sentiment are stamped with Staz-On Black Ink.
Spectrum Aqua Colors: Scarlet, Gold, Sunset, Sunflower, Bud Green
Here is the finished note card insert...
Next, I made a gift card insert...
To connect the envelopes, just slip one flap inside a second envelope and secure the two with adhesive.
Here is the fun Art from the Heart Stamp Set
The second set in the Stamp TV Kit is called Sending Love. It features spring flowers and butterflies, perfect for coloring with watercoloring, markers, colored pencils and more!
And, a photo of the brand new Incentive Set called Hello Friend.
This set is available FREE with a $75 purchase (details on the website)
Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team today and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV on Thursday, April 21st.You can find the new Sending Love StampTV Kit now in the “What’s New” section of the Gina K. Designs store.
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Thank you for stopping by & happy hopping!