Monday, October 17, 2016

Gina K Christmas Inspiration Hop Day #1 ~ Coloring with Ink Pads

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs would like to welcome you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit.  In the coming days, we will also feature 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!  

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 card features the Home for the Holidays Stamp set in the Stamp TV kit.  I also used the coordinating dies, patterned paper, and cardstock that all comes with this amazing kit.

My next card features the Music Background Stamp from the kit along with the snowflake stamps & Dies from the Home for the Holidays set and a sentiment from the Holiday Frame set that I will feature tomorrow.


My final project today is a fun Christmas tag using the Home for the Holidays set along with a tutorial on how I colored and then fixed a coloring mistake ~ ;)


Step 1: Trim cardstock tags (Jelly Bean, Kraft, Red Velvet), stamp the background with a small snowflake using the same color ink, and then add coordinating patterned paper from the kit.

Step 2: Stamp the mitten image on watercolor paper with black pigment ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.


Step 3: Using a water brush and the Turquoise Sea Gina K ink pad, color the mittens taking the ink directly from the ink pad.


Step 4: Using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Geranium Red and Turquoise Green, color the hearts and stripe on the mittens.  Use the Turquoise ink pad to color the top of the mitten.


OOPS!

Step 5: When you mess it up and you can't recover no matter how much water you add, stamp it again... recolor!  :)  Yup... it happens to everyone.  I didn't want to start over completely, so I decided to show you how I fixed my little boo boo.   The second time I stamp it, I colored the light blue first then added the red on the hearts.


Step 6: I trimmed just the pieces I needed and covered the mistake.  You can't even tell!


And here is the finished piece.




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


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.

61 comments:

Melanie said...

That design is so much fun with the patterned circles!

Monica Talbott said...

Love how you show step by step instructions .....cute ideas!

Claire Brennan said...

Stunning tags and cards Kendra, I love your colour combos, you have great style!

Joyce Erb said...

Really nice inspiration. I particularly like the vintage looking bulbs and music background

Mary Kay Werry said...

Great cards - and great cover for the little mistake. Always helps to see how to fix. Love this release.

Theresa said...

Beautiful designs, Kendra! I love all the layering and your wonderful tutorial.

Janie said...

Great cards.

Tink said...

Love how you used the water brush .

Macimbalo said...

So beautiful and thanks for showing us how you made this!

Bonnie said...

Is it possible to have too many gift tags for the holidays?

Becky said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the tip on fixing your watercolor mistakes. I can't tell you the number of times I have thrown something away because the colors bled. I will try this the next time. I love the vibrant colors of the house card, and your tags are adorable. Thanks for sharing. I want to go home and play now.

Golda said...

What fun examples! Thanks for the color info.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. Thanks for the great tutorial and showing how to cover a boo-boo. I really like the music background with the festive PP circles.

Kendra said...

Thanks for the love girls!

Lisa K said...

I like your card ideas. Showing how you messed up and then fixed it is wonderful! We all mess up and often forget there may be easy fixes.

Kay S said...

Love the card with the fun row of circles! Thanks for the step by step directions on how you did the mitten card. Fun cards!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards and tag! Thanks for showing how to fix the mistake!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Fun cards! Love thsi new set!

Lynn Cromrich said...

I always learn something from your tutorials. I never thought about using my water brush on the ink pad itself. Love your cards!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous projects, Kendra! Great tutorial too!

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful creations and thank you for the tutorial! Love your cards:)

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the card with the sheet music and
the small circles.
the mittens on the tag are darling.
thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the tutorial - so helpful! Love your designs and color choices!

Happy Grandma said...

The music note background does it for me...love it!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome cards - love how you use the Kraft card it is very inspiring:)

Nana Griffin said...

It was great to see the step by step.

Nana Griffin said...

It was great to see the step by step.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous artwork and thanks for sharing the right way to color to prevent the "boo boo" from happening.

Caroline Pollard said...

Thx for tutorial great designs!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Adorable kit and samples.

Vonnie b said...

Love your tags and appreciate the tutorial. Have to say it's nice see even the experts make goofs on occasion and it is just a little creativity to fix rather than starting over. Appreciate your creativity.

Gayle said...

Love the tags and your cards,,,beautiful.

Cathy Tidwell said...

Awesome creations Kendra! wowza!! Of course, my favs are the ones using kraft!! :D

Tami Priebe said...

Beautiful, I appreciate the step by step tutorial ;)

Sue LD said...

Wonderful variety of projects!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Beautiful cards! Your first card with the house is so colorful; your second card is lovely with the music background and pattern circles. Thanks for the tutorial too.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

All are lovely samples....wow...such a great new release...thank you so much

Ladyj711 said...

Kendra, very very cute. Great cards and thanks for the tutorial. Zigs and the aqua brush are great tools.
Ladyjs711@yahoo.com

Andrea1702 said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks for the tutorial!

Johanna said...

Thanks for showing us how to fix a colouring mistake. That is really useful information. Love all your cards, but especially like the one with the music background (awesome stamp that) with the circles made from PP

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

El Ivens said...

They are all great, thanks for the inspiration. Love the ones on Kraft.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards and tag

Kathleen

Katie Margolis said...

Wow! The work that went into coloring that roof is impressive. And thanks for showing how you fixed your mistake. I do that all the time and it's very disheartening to put in so much work and then have to throw something away. Thanks!

ShelleyV said...

Kendra, beautiful cards, and I love the "boo-boo fix" in your tutorial! It's nice to know it can even happen to the experts LOL! Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Dawn Begun said...

Nice tutorial, thank you! All of your cards are terrific but I really love the bright colors on your house.

Sandie said...

Love the coloring and your instructions are so helpful! Thank you!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful creations! I really love your Tag card...FANTASTIC!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fab cards and the tutorial on the tag is awesome!

marilyn said...

Nice variety of cards, thanks.

Sissyc said...

Cute cards and thanks for showin us your technique.

Ruby said...

Great job. Thanks for the tutorial.

Retta Lutte said...

Great cards! Thanks for the tip!!!

Sherrie Johnson said...

Love these beautiful cards and tags. The kraft cards are perfect. And I especially like the beautiful, bright colors!

itsablingfling said...

Thanks for the easy to follow step by step instructions. I need all the help I can get. :)

Susan Wareham said...

Fantastic card designs

quilt4fun2 said...

Great tutorial and recovery! Wonderful job on all of your projects!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Beautiful cards. Love the way you used the musical notes stamp and everything from the kit. This is the first kit I ordered from Gina K. and am so excited to get my hands on it!

Clare said...

Love the colors you used in your cards. They are so beautiful. I can't wait to get my kit

Sharon Mesdag said...

Thanks for the great tutorial, the cards are beautiful.

Donna Idlet said...

Kendra, love your water coloring! Thanks for the inspiration.

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