Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gina K Christmas Inspiration Day #3 & Festive Coloring Tutorial

Here we are with Day #3 of our Gina K Designs Inspirational blog hop!  I hope you'll continue to celebrate the season with us as we introduce the new Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit and a number of gorgeous stamp sets by our illustrator team! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

Today, we are featuring Beth Silaika’s new Ian Moose stamp set and Claire Brennan’s new stamp sets: Nordic Winter, ‘Tis the Season, Festive Foliage and Compliments of the Season.   

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

My first sample today is a tag using the Nordic Winter stamp set.  I simply stamped the top and bottom border in white ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  Then I added the center image stamped in Red Velvet ink.  I also added the heart border in Red Velvet Ink on the Kraft package.  I love Kraft paper for any occasion because it matches pretty much everything, but Christmas time is my favorite.


My next sample uses the Ian Moose stamp set and I colored this sweet little moose with my Spectrum Noir Markers.   Super simple design on my card and I just trimmed out Ian and popped him on the card with some foam dots.


My final card today uses the Festive Foliage stamp set and I have a tutorial as well.




Step 1: Using the Spectrum Aqua Moss Marker, add ink directly from the marker to the inside of the pine images.


Step 2: Add Spectrum Aqua Evergreen ink to the rest of the pine image.


Step 3: Add Spectrum Aqua Tan ink to the pine cones.


Step 4: Tab Spectrum Aqua Chocolate ink all over the pine cone and to the stem.


Step 5: Spritz the inked stamp with water and stamp on watercolor paper.


Here is the completed image.



And here it is a bit closer with some glitter dots & a sentiment from the set added.



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Beth Silaika – Illustrator for Ian Moose
Claire Brennan - Nordic Winter, ‘Tis the Season, Festive Foliage and Compliments of the Season
Cathy Tidwell

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 Gina K Designs.

Thank you for stopping by!

52 comments:

Theresa said...

Beautiful designs, Kendra! Thanks for the fab tutorial!

Claire Brennan said...

Gorgeous cards Kendra, I love your crisp style! Super tut too, thanks!!

Melanie said...

I love how you did those Charcoal Brown mats, that is a great look!

El Ivens said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the tutorial. Your ideas and inspiration are appreciated.

Bonnie said...

Dark colors for background is so grounding and sends your creation over the top.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the one with Nordic Winter. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Cathy Tidwell said...

sooo gorgeous Kendra! I especially love your tutorial one!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Loved your tutorial- thanks for sharing it. Terrific!

Karen Hightower said...

Kendra, I love your cards, That tag is so cute and is great for the boys in the family! Your moose is just precious and Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I was glad to see it, because I tried this and thought I messed it up somehow because it was little blotchy, but I used it anyway on a tag... I now see where I went wrong... I forgot to spritz with water! LOL I really like the look it gives! :) Thanks for sharing! <3 :)

Katie Margolis said...

Thanks for the little tutorial. I wouldn't have known how you got those effects without it.

Sandie said...

Awesomeness! Love the pine cone card, and thankful ALWAYS for tutorials to help guide me!!

Cindy M said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!! I love the simple design with Ian, it is striking!!

Lisa K said...

Love the tutorial. Thank you! The Nordic card and tag are eye-catching as I like the red on Kraft.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Gorgeous cards Kendra. The simplicity of your first sample with the Nordic stamped tag and the red borders on the Kraft is striking. The water colored pine cone sprigs is so elegant. Thanks for the tutorial.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Beautiful cards, Kendra! Thanks for sharing.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards and an amazing tutorial!

Gabi said...

Wonderful cards, Kendra, and thanks for the tutorial. Great idea!

Sherry said...

beautiful cards! love the pine cones one!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great tips on coloring a stamp set.
The end result is beautiful.
Love the sweater tag and card.
All of the projects were great.
thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful Christmas card designs. All are so beautiful!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for showing how you did the pine cone stamp with markers!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

So pretty....thank you so much for sharing.....

Becky said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely cards and wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing your talents with us:)

kathy ness said...

Oh, I like all ofmthem. Great cards!

itsablingfling said...

Nice rustic - back to nature card using the festive foliage stamp. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

Johanna said...

Great tutorial and I especially like that pine cone card. Great designs here. Thanks for all.

Jean said...

Love that pine!!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the tutorial - that is beautiful!4

Jeanne Jordan said...


Love that pine cone! Thank you for showing us the detailed steps. Seems like something I could definitely do! Nice cards.

Talitha Wright said...

Kendra, I love all your cards and thanks for the Spectrum Noir technique.

Retta Lutte said...

Beautiful cards. Always love your tutorials, Kendra. Thank you!!!!!

RW Douglass said...

So glad to see another idea for my spectrum aqua markers!! Great job.

Tina Riddle said...

All gorgeous Kendra! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too! Beautiful Inspiration!

Clare said...

Just love your cards. Thanks for showing how you did the pinecone stamp. I will have to try this when my kit arrives

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards and awesome tutorial

Sue LD said...

Thanks for sharing these fabulous examples.

Dawn S. said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the tutorial your cards are lovely

Penny M said...

Simply just love your Ian Moose card...he rocks!!!

Donna Phelan said...

FAB cards! Loving the red and Kraft sweater one!

Tami Priebe said...

Your cards are wonderful and I do so appreciate the tutorial, very helpful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Caroline Pollard said...

Loving the foliage and the tutorial!💕

Kay S said...

Love all the cards, but the foliage card is especially lovely. Thanks for the tutorial on how you used the aqua markers to make the card. I have a set of those but haven't used them much so this will give me something to try.

Dawn Begun said...

What a great way to create a work of art. Thank you.

Lynn Cromrich said...

Thanks for the tutorial using the aqua markers. I have these markers and now I can see what I have been doing wrong. Beautiful card!

Golda said...

I love the simplicity of these beautiful cards!

Silke Ledlow said...

Kendra, these are fab samples!

Susan Wareham said...

Lovely cards love the pine!

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

ShelleyV said...

Great designs, both the classic and the sweet Ian moose!

Donna Idlet said...

Kendra, beautiful cards!

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