Thursday, February 27, 2014

Grateful Butterfly Card Making Video

Hello there! I have one last release party card to share with you, using the Signs of Spring and Lots of Washi stamp sets. I wanted to make a clean and simple card and Lots of Washi is such a great set to use on clean and simple designs. 

Here is the video. Once again, I don't have step by step photos, but I haven't abandoned making them. I'll get back to step photos next week. 

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

Finished card size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½.


Sings of Spring, Lots of Washi Stamp Sets - Gina K Designs
Classic Circles SM - Spellbinders®
Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Mango, Black Ink - Gina K Designs
White Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers (YR07, YR04, Y17, N5)
Brown Burlap String - May Arts
Self Adhesive Foam Squares
Craft Glue
Paper Trimmer

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tiger Lily Flowers

Hello! Have you been to the Spellbinders® Idea Gallery lately? This little flower pot I made for Spellbinders just showed up in the Idea Gallery this week. For a full supply list and description, click here.

I just love the new Create A Flower Die D-Lites line! Each one is so beautifully detailed and realistic looking. I am amazed at the way the finished flowers look. Keep an eye out, because I plan to do videos using some of these.

I used Create A Lily for this project - definitely a new favorite!

Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is wonderful!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Yellow Crocus Card Video

Hello there! I have another Signs of Spring card from our last release party. I colored the crocuses yellow this time, using Copic markers.  I don't have step by step photos for this one, but there is a video.

Here is the video, but if you prefer to watch on Youtube, here is a link to the video to see it there.

Finished card size 4 ¼ by 4 ¼ inches.


Signs of Spring Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Sweet Corn, Tangelo Ink - Gina K Designs
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ivory Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Captivating Squares Die Templates - Spellbinders®
Copic Markers (Y17, Y13, YR07, YG25, YG09)
Self Adhesive Foam Squares
Jumbo Sponge Daubers
Paper Trimmer

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Feel Better Flutterings Card Making Tutorial and Video

 Hi everyone! I have a card, using Signs of Spring, that I shared at the release party last week. I did step by step photos (below) and a video of this one.

Here is a video and HERE is a link to the video at Youtube. 

Start by cutting ivory cardstock using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A (or trim to 2 ½ by 3 ¾ inches). Then sponge Gina K Sweet Corn ink along the sides and top.

Sponge Gina K Fresh Asparagus along the bottom.

Sponge Gina K Warm Cocoa along all four sides.

Stamp the silhouette branch three times. I used black on my card, but I think I would have liked brown better.

Use an opaque white gel pen to add highlights to the leaves. Then set the background aside.

Stamp the two butterflies on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring using Copic marker E15.

Add YR07.

Then fill in with Y23. After coloring, cut out the wings.

Stamp the butterflies on your background and use an N5 Copic marker to color in their bodies.

Glue the wings onto the stamped images.

Cut an oval from ivory cardstock using Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and sponge around the edges using Fresh Asparagus ink.

Then sponge lightly with Warm Cocoa. Sorry I didn't get a photo of that step.

Stamp the sentiment.

Adhere the image layer to a piece of Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate cardstock and wrap burlap string around opposite corner, tying in a bow. Use adhesive foam squares to adhere to the Sweet Corn card base and more adhesive foam squares to add the oval layer.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Finished card size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½


Signs of Spring Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Sweet Corn, Fresh Asparagus, Warm Cocoa, Black Ink - Gina K Designs
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ivory, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Corn Cardstock - Gina K Designs
A2 Matting Basics A, Classic Ovals SM Die Templates - Spellbinders®
Opaque White Gel Pen
Brown Burlap String
Copic Markers (E15, YR7, Y23, N5)
Paper Trimmer
Craft Glue
Adhesive Foam Squares

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gina K Blog Hop - Copic Crocus Tutorial-Video

Hello there! It's the second day of the Gina K Designs February release blog hops. Today the team is featuring my latest set, Signs of Spring and Becky Oehlers new Folk Filigree. I decided to color the crocus image purple again, but this time using Copic markers.

Here is a video I created to show you how I made my card. There are step by step photos below. I also have video shot of all the cards I shared at the release party last week, so stay tuned for those to show up on my blog.

Direct link to this video at Youtube.

Check out all the blogs on the list to see more inspiring projects featuring Signs of Spring and Folk Filigree.

Gina K
Becky Oehlers - Illustrator Folk Filigree
Theresa Momber Illustrator Signs of Spring ---you are here
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Michelle Woerner
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist

Guest Designers

Allie Gower
Donna Phelan
Leslie Turner

Start by stamping the crocus image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Color using Copic markers, beginning with V06.

Add V04.

Then fill in with V01.

I wanted a bit more contrast on the flowers, so I went back with my V06 marker.

For the stems, start with YG09.

Then fill in with YG25.  After coloring, cut out the image.

Trim white cardstock to 4 ½ by 4 ½ inches, then score at 4 ½. Position Spellbinders® Classic Squares LG die template (largest die template in the set) on one side and secure in place with low tack tape. Then emboss.

With the die template still in place add sticky notes to mask around the outside. Then sponge Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink in the bottom right corner.

Sponge Gina K Sweet Corn.

Sponge Gina K Wild Lilac.

Then sponge in the remaining area with Gina K Innocent Pink.

Stamp the silhouette branch, also from Signs of Spring, a few times using Innocent Pink.

Remove the masks & die template and stamp the sentiment using Gina K Wild Lilac.

Adhere the cut out flowers to the card base using dimensional foam squares.

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gina K Designs Release Day Blog Hop

Hello! Today is the latest Gina K Designs release and I have a peek at my newest stamp set, Signs of Spring. This set, along with all the other new stamp sets, will be available tonight at 7pm Central. All the illustrators are hopping today and sharing projects featuring their new stamp sets.

Today I have a video of my project. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color. A lot of you have been asking to see ways to color using different mediums, so I was inspired to break out my color pencils for a change. I'll have Copic marker coloring video using the crocus flowers coming soon. 

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they have created! I hope you can come to the release party tonight at StampTV. We'll have chatting, challenges and more samples from the design team. 

Start hopping here:

Gina K
Becky Oehlers
Beth Silaika
Melanie Muenchinger
Theresa Momber

Finished Card Size - 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches

Signs Of Spring Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
White, Lavender, Black Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Black, Wild Lilac Ink - Gina K Designs
Adhesive Foam Squares
Tape Runner

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Old Card, New Video

Hello! Today I have a video from a card I shared in December. I didn't have time to edit the video at the time, but finally got it finished today. 

Here is a link to the step by step tutorial I posted back in December. 

Here is a link to watch the video at Youtube. 

And I have another video I can share with you, that I created for Spellbinders®. You can find it on their Youtube Channel here. In the video, I show how I used the new Create-A-Rose die templates. I absolutely love all the new Create-A-Flower die templates!

And in other news, you can see Spellbinders Founder and President Stacey Caron LIVE on HSN! She has loads of creativity to share, and there's a special offer when you order from HSN...tune in to HSN at 10am and 2pm EST to see Stacey live...You can even call in to chat with Stacey live on air! Get more details and peek at Spellbinders special HSN offer at !

Here is a peek at my new stamp set that will be released on Thursday. I hope you can stop by Thursday morning for an illustrator blog hop from the Gina K Designs Illustration Team.

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

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Reflection Trees Card Making Video Tutorial

 Hello! Today I have one more The Northwoods video to share with you. This is the last one for a while, I promise! I wanted to do a video of a sponged scene using only two colors to make it a bit easier to people that are new to sponging.

Here is the video.

Direct link to video on Youtube. 

To start, cut and emboss white cardstock using Spellbinders® A2 Modern Stationary die template. Then stamp the trees, from The Northwoods, using Gina K Black ink.

To create the reflection, stamp the image on acetate, then turn it over and carefully place where you want the reflection. Hold it securely and rub gently over the image. When you lift the acetate sheet away, the reverse image should be left behind.

Note: I used the acetate sheet that came with the stamp set to do this. You can also use transparency sheets or a reverse image stamp. 

Place sticky notes over the top image and trace along the contour line. Remove the sticky notes and trim along the line, then put it back in place to mask above the contour line.

Lightly sponge along the mask using Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink.

Trim a wavy line in another sticky note and place a bit lower than the first, then sponge using Gina K Powder Blue ink.

Remove the mask and sponge around the edges of the die template using Powder Blue ink.

Use a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch, Powder Blue card base and add decorative score lines with your Scor-Buddy. Stamp the sentiment on white and cut using Spellbinders Classic Ovals. Adhere both die cuts to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tranquil Trees Card - Quick and Easy Video Tutorial

Hello! I have been concentrating on making videos for The Northwoods and here is a new one. This is a very quick and easy card to make, so I didn't make step out photos this time.

Here is the video. And here is a link to the video so you can see it at Youtube. 

Thanks for stopping by. I have one more video to edit using The Northwoods. I'll try to finish that up in the next day or two, then I'll focus on to another stamp set. Vertical Greetings is back in stock in case you have been waiting for it. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Finished Card Size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches
Ivory Panel 3 ¼ by 4 inches
Pattern Paper Panel 3 by 4 inches

The Northwoods Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Black Ink - Gina K Designs
Moonlit Fog Ink - Gina K Designs
Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Ivory Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Casual Friday Pattern Paper - Gina K Designs
Xyron Mega Runner Adhesives