Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop - Two Videos

 Hello and welcome to another inspiration blog hop from Gina K Designs. Today we are featuring my latest stamp set, The Northwoods 2 and Gina's new StampTV Kit, Birthday Essentials.

I thought it would be fun to make two cards almost identically, changing out the color and stamp images from The Northwoods 2. I have videos for both cards. On this first one, I used a monochromatic blue palate and the evergreen fir trees with the bear.

 On this card I used a pink palette and the oak tree. The layout is the same and I masked the same way in pretty much the same places, but I used a bigger circle for the moon in this card. And I kept the horizon line more level instead of hilly. You can find both videos a bit lower on this post.

I also have a card made using images from one of the stamp sets in the Birthday Essentials StampTV Kit. I love that the new kit has matching dies. I used the coordinating butterfly stamp and die template on this card.

For more inspiration from the rest of the Gina K Team, be sure to check out the rest of the blog...
Theresa Momber – Illustrator of The Northwoods 2

Here is the video for the blue moonrise card.

And here is the pink moonrise card.

If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, you can find both videos on my channel here.

I have step by step photos for the pink card below, but I'm afraid I don't have step outs for the blue card.

Start by trimming a piece of white cardstock to 3 ¼ by 4 ½ inches. Place a circle slightly above center to serve as a mask for the moon. Sponge all around using Gina K Bubblegum Pink ink.

Switch to Gina K Pink Passion ink and continue sponging.

Remove the mask and stamp the oak tree, from The Northwoods stamp set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Use scissors to trim a slightly wavy link in sticky notes to mask the sky. Sponge along the mask edge.

Switch to Memento Tuxedo Black ink and continue sponging, but, be sure to tap off most of the excess ink onto scratch paper, to create gray rather than black on the card.

Color in the tree trunk and shade the foliage of the tree with Copic Marker N5.

Switch to N2 and fill in the foliage. Use this marker to also add some shading below the tree. Use a blender pen to soften the look of the shading.

Use a bit more Tuxedo Black ink to sponge around the edges of the cardstock. Once again, be careful to tap off the excess ink.

Stamp the sentiment, from the Birthday Essentials StampTV Kit, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Layer with a piece of Gina K Black Onyx cardstock and adhere to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch Bubblegum Pink card base.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wispy Willow Video and Tutorial

Hello there! Yesterday was the new Gina K release party. My new set, The Northwoods 2, was one of the sets released last night and this card was made using images from it.

Here is a look at The Northwoods 2.

And here is a video to show you how I made the card. If you prefer to watch over at Youtube, just click here to go to my channel.

Start by cutting and embossing white cardstock using Spellbinders® Oval Nestabilities. With the die cut still in the die template, sponge around the edges using Gina K Powder Blue ink, mainly toward the top.

Switch to Gina K Ocean Mist and continue sponging along the bottom.

Remove the die cut from the die template and stamp the weeping willow image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring some of the darker areas under the tree using Copic marker YG97.

Switch to YG95 and blend out from the previous color, also adding color to the tree foliage.

Fill in the remaining area under the tree and foliage using YG25.

The green under the tree was still a little brighter than I wanted, so I wend over that area with YG93 to tone it down a bit.

For the tree trunk, using E37 to shade, then fill in with E31. Use the blender pen to push in some lighter areas to the ground.

Use B02 and B23 to add some color to the water.

Trim Gina K London Fog cardstock to 3 ½ to 4 ½ inches and layer with a piece of Black Onyx, trimmed slightly larger. Stamp the sentiment at the lower, right corner. Tie silver cord around the layers. Use self adhesive foam squares to adhere the oval to the layers and then adhere all the layers to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch white card base.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a great day!


The Northwoods 2 Stamp Set- Gina K Designs

White, Moonlit Fog, Black Onyx Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Turquoise Sea, Powder Blue Ink - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Copic Markers (YG93, YG95, YG97, YG25, E31, E37, B02, B23)

Self Adhesive Squares - Scrapbook Ashesives by 3L

Mega Runner Adhesive - Xyron

Oval Nestabilities - Spellbinders®

Jumbo Sponge Daubers - Gina K Designs

Silver Cord

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Season's Givings Blog Hop WINNERS!

Hello. Thank you all for the wonderful comments on the Season's Giving's Blog Hop. I used Random.org to draw two names for the prizes.

The winner for Prize #1 is....

Blogger joybear said...
Your designs are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win them!
January 1, 2015 at 5:22 PM

And the winner for Prize #2 is...

Blogger Denise Bryant said...
Awesome hop! Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous stamps and other goodies! Happy 2015!
January 4, 2015 at 6:44 PM

Congratulations to you both! Please send your address to me at theresamomber (@) gmail.com and I'll get your prizes mailed out. If I don't hear from the winner(s) by Monday, Jan 12, I'll draw a new name(s). 

Thank you again for participating in the blog hop. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Hello! I am so excited to be participating in the Season's Givings Blog Hop again this year. We have 18 companies and over 100 designers participating in this hop and each one is hosting a giveaway on their blog. This is a way for us to say thank you to our readers and customers. We truly appreciate you and wish you a very Happy New Year!

I have two prizes to give away....

Prize #1 - Two stamp sets, illustrated by myself, from Gina K Designs (Vertical Greetings and Signs of Spring) and a Spellbinders® M'Bossibilities folder (Persian Splendor).

Prize #2 - Two stamp sets, illustrated by myself, from Gina K Designs (Country Roads and Vogue Vases 2) and a Spellbinders M'Bossibilities folder (Roman Romance). 

Just leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time, Monday Jan 5, 2015. I'll draw two names to win the prizes and then post them on my blog on Tuesday. Be sure to check back to see if you've won. This prize is open to U.S, residents only. 

Thank you to you all for visiting! For those of you that are new to my blog, please look around at your leisure. You'll find I usually post a tutorial or video (sometimes both!) for most of my projects. You're welcome to subscribe or if you are only interested in videos, you can find my Youtube channel by clicking HERE

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the list for more chances to win!!!  (A huge thank you to Latisha Yoast for organizing this blog hop!)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lawn Fawn

Spellbinders Paper Arts

Reverse Confetti


Ice Resin

My Favorite Things

Technique Tuesday

Paper Smooches

Sweet & Sassy Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Avocado Arts

A Jillian Vance Design

Latina Crafter


Unity Stamp Company


Verve Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Vera Yates

Julia Stainton

Judy Hayes

Kim Watson

Yana Smakula

Chari Moss

Taheerah Atchia

Shemaine Smith

Emily Spahn

Kimberly Crawford

Lee Murphy

Lovely Linda

Laura Williams

Lori Tecler

Chaitali Narla

Darsie Bruno

Lydia Fiedler

Giovana Smith

Teri Anderson

Beth Pingry

Dina Kowal

Daniela Dobson

Lisa Adametz

Piali Biswas

Kelli Green

Keri Lee Sereika

Jocelyn Olson

Julee Tilman

Michelle Woerner

Lori McAree

Theresa Momber ---you are here

Anita Autore

Melody Rupple

Sean Fetterman

Bunny Vance

Tricia Traxler

Lisa Arana

Lorena Cantó

Amy Tsuruta

Jodi Collins

Tenia Nelson

Kelly Klapstein

Jill Cornell

Emily Leiphart

Becky Williams

Margie Higuchi

Lee Ann Barrett

Lisa Hoel

Heather Campbell

Lisa Henke

Sheri Holt

Michele Kovack

Ashley Harris

Sharon Harnist

Lori Craig

Nicole Nowosad

Laurel Beard

Michele Boyer

Christiana Reuling

Laurie Schmidlin

Jennifer Priest

Stacey Schafer

Heidi Blankenship

Heather Pulvirenti

Anita Madden

Gloria Stengel

Sarah Gough

Rachel Kleinman

Natalie Dever

Lorine Mason

Loretta Lock

Meihsia Liu

Sarah Martina Parker

Angeline Choo

Christine Emberson

Karen Hightower

Sabrina Alery

Debbie Seyer

Dana Joy

Cat Tidwell

Deborah Saaranen

Ceal Pritchett

Lisa Lara

Colleen Schaan

Anabelle O'Malley

Megan Hoeppner

Monika Davis

Marisa Ritzen

Wanda Guess

Jenny Peterson

Annette Allen

Gracie Chavez

Christina Griffiths

Niki G.

Kristi Schurr

Jennifer Ingle

Karolyn Loncon

Camille Robinson

Lindsey M-P

Kathy Clement

Maria Levine

Savitri Wilder

Savannah O'Gwynn

Teresa Horner

Laurel Seabrook

Libby Hickson

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Alice Wertz

Leigh Penner

Lisa Lee

Tina McDonald

Nina Yang

Angel Johns

Vertical Vellum Card Video

Happy New Year! I have a new video to share with you today. I used Vertical Greetings 2 from Gina K Designs on this card, and added a touch of vellum for the sentiment layer.

Here is the video. If you prefer to watch directly at YouTube, you can find it on my channel, here.

Finished card size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches


Vertical Greetings 2 Stamp Set - Gina k Designs

Sweet Corn, Fresh Asparagus, Black Onyx Ink - Gina K Designs

Pure Luxury White, Lovely Lavender Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Jumbo Sponge Daubers - Gina K Designs

Vellum -

Copic Markers 9YG97, V06, V04, V01, Y15, YG23)

Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics A, Sprigs Die Templates

Mega Runner Adhesive - Xyron

Craft Glue


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!