Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cowboy Dad Card Tutorial and Video

Hello everyone! Here is the other card I wanted to show you using Out West 2. This is another that I created for the release party last week, so you may have seen it if you were at the party. I made a video and step out photos for this one.

Here is a video I made showing you how to create this card. If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, click here.

Trim a piece of ivory cardstock to 3 by 5 inches and begin sponging Gina K Sweet Corn ink in the center.

Sponge Gina K Sweet Mango along the bottom of the previous color.

Tear sticky notes and place over the top of the cardstock to serve as a mask. Then sponge Gina K Warm Cocoa ink.

Use more sticky notes, this time with the straight edge, and place slightly lower than the first mask. Sponge more Warm Cocoa ink.

Remove the masks and stamp the cactus image using Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink. Then color in the image using Copic marker YG93.

Stamp the cowboy image using Gina K Black Onyx.

Use a W5 Copic marker to add a shadow to the horse and cactus.

Extend the shadows a bit with Copic marker W1.

Place the barbed wire image on your acrylic block, shaping it into a curve, then stamp with Gina K Black ink. Either rotate the image or reposition it on the block and stamp a second time, so the wire has a different curve.

Stamp the post using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and use E33, E57 and E59 to color.

Stamp the sentiment and adhere to a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

Out West 2 - Gina K Designs
Ink (Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Fresh Asparagus, Black Onyx, Warm Cocoa) - Gina K Designs
Ivory and Faded Brick Cardstock  - Gina K Designs
Copic Markers (YG93, W1, W5, E33, E57, E59)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Paper Trimmer

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wild Horses Video and Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello! It's the second day of Gina K Inspiration Blog Hops. My newest set, Out West 2 is being featured by the design team today, along with Rupa Shevda's new set, Flowers Bloom. I created an all occasion scene card using the running horses image and a few of the cactus images.

Follow the links below to see what the design team has created today.

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Sean Fetterman

April Guest DT Links:

Judy Woodland
Karen Hightower
Nancy Leppek

Here is a video I made to show you how I created the card. If you would prefer to watch at Youtube, just click here.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have an amazing day!


Out West 2 Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Pure Luxury Cardstock (White, Black Onyx)

Memento Ink (Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Tuxedo Black)

Gina K Ink (Black Onyx)

Copic Markers (N1, N3, BV13)

Paper Trimmer

Mega Runner Adhesive

Monday, April 28, 2014

Desert Sun Card Making Tutorial and Video

Hi there! I've got another Out West 2 card to share with you. If you were at the last Gina K release party, you may have seen it, but now I have step photos and a video to go along with it.

The Gina K Inspiration blog hops are this week. You can see ideas and sampled from the design team featuring all the new release stamp sets. Melanie's new Lots of Letters 2 is the focus of today's hop. Head over to her blog to join in on the fun.

Here is the video. If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube just click here

I stamped the large cactus, from Out West 2, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I began coloring with Copic marker YG97.

Added YG95.

Then filled in with YG93. After coloring, I cut out the image.

Next I cut and embossed ivory cardstock with Spellbinders™ A2 Matting Basics A die template and sponged Gina K Sweet Corn ink, with the cardstock still in the die template.

Next I cut a circle from a sticky note, with Classic Circles SM and used as a mask for the sun. With the mask in place. I sponged more Sweet Corn ink.

Sponged Gina K Sweet Mango.

Next I tore the edge of a sticky note to use as a mask for the horizon and sponged lightly with Gina K Faded Brick.

Here I have another torn sticky note, positioned slightly below the first and then I sponged Gina K Warm Cocoa.

I repositioned the last sticky note and sponged Warm Cocoa again.

I removed the masks and sponged around the bottom and edges with more Warm Cocoa.

Then sponged lightly along the bottom edge with Gina K Black Onyx.

I removed the die cut from the die template and stamped the small grove of cactus using Memento Tuxedo Black. Then I colored in the cactus with W5. I added shadow in front of the cactus with W5 and W3.

Stamped the large cactus on the background.

Then I adhered the cut out image over the newly stamped one.

I used another A2 Matting Basics A die template to emboss a frame in my 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inchHoney Mustard card base, then adhered the die cut to it.

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


Out West 2 Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Ink (Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Warm Cocoa, Faded Brick, Black Onyx) - Gina K Designs
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Jumbo Sponge Daubers
Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics A and Classic Circles SM die templates
Pure Luxury Cardstock (Ivory, Honey Mustard) - Gina K Designs
Paper Trimmer
Copic Markers W3, W5, YG95, YG97. YG93)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hey Cowboy Video Tutorial and Blog Hop

Hello! Today is the latest Gina K Stamp Release and Release Party. The release party is tonight at 7pm Centrat at StampTV.  Here is one more peek at my newest stamp set, Out West 2.

I made a video to show you how I created the card. If you'd prefer to see it on YouTube, just click here. 

The illustrators have put together a blog hop featuring their new sets. To see their amazing projects and more information about the release, start hopping here:
Beth Silaika
Debbie Corbari
Melanie Muenchinger
Theresa Momber

Trim Pure Luxury Sandy Beach cardstock to 3 ¾ by 5 inches and stamp the cowboy/horse image, from Out West 2, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Color in the dark parts of the horse, the saddle bridle and hat using Copic marker E35.

Fill in the remainder of the horse using E31.

Color in the pants with B93 and use B95 for the shaded areas.

Use E97 for the shirt.

Use E00 for the hands and face of the cowboy. Then use W1, W3, and W5 under the horse to help ground the image.

Stamp the barbed wire image around the edges of the cardstock, using Gina K Charcoal Brown ink. You'll need to stamp a second time, lining up with the first, for each side.

Stamp the sentiment, also with Charcoal Brown.

Adhere to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch, Dark Chocolate card base. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fun day and hope to see you at the party!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sneak Peek Video

Hello! It's release week at Gina K Designs and I have a first look at my new stamp set being released this Thursday. It's called Outwest 2 and it's a follow up to the very first set I drew for Gina K. The release party is scheduled for 7pm, Thursday at StampTV. I hope to see you there.

Here is a video showing you how I created this card. If you prefer to watch directly on Youtube, you can find it by clicking here.

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

Outwest 2 Stamps- Gina K Designs
Spellbinders® Classic Circles LG Die Template
Ink - Gina K Designs (Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Cherry Red, Fresh Asparagus, Black Onyx)
Jumbo Sponge Daubers - Tsukineko
Copic Markers (W3, N1, N3, N7, 100)
Paper Trimmer

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tropical Sunset Card Making Tutorial and Video

Hello! Today I have a card using my Tropical Nature stamp set from Gina K Designs.

Here is the video and to see on Youtube, click here

Start by trimming white cardstock to 3 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches. Then sponge Memento Cantaloupe ink in the center. (Gina K alternative: Sweet Corn)

Sponge Memento Tangelo ink along the bottom of the yellow. (Gina K alternative: Sweet Mango)

Cut a mask using Spellbinders® Classic Circles LG and place over the yellow. Sponge around the mask and from the edges inward using Memento Rose Bud ink. (Gina K alternative: Bubblegum)

Repostion mask lower, overlapping the first location slightly, then sponge around the bottom of the mask using more Rose Bud ink.

Remove the mask and sponge around the outside edges again, this time with Memento Lilac Posies.  (Gina K alternative: Passionate Pink)

Sponge more Tangelo between the two circles.

Mask the top (sky) and sponge along the edge of the mask with Tangelo.

Reposition the mask and sponge Tangelo and Rose Bud inks.

Remove the mask and add lines to the water using Copic markers RV14, YG01 and an opaque white gel pen.

Stamp the palm fronds using Memento Olive Grove ink. (Gina K alternative: Dark Sage)

Stamp the palm trees from the sides using Memento Olive Grove ink.

Color in the tree trunks using YG99 and fill in the palm fronds with YG95. Set background aside.

Stamp the plumeria image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring using Y17 in the centers of the flowers.

Add YR02.

Blend out from the previous color using YR000.

Add some deeper shading to the lines along each petal.

Shade the foliage using YG99

Then fill in with both YG05 and YG93. After coloring, cut out the image.

Layer the background with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and adhere to a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch Sandy Beach card base. Adhere the flowers to the lower left hand corner, then trim along the edges where the stem and leaf extend.

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

Here are some previous photo tutorials using this stamp set...

Tropical Beach Scene Card

Pineapple Vignette Card

Tranquil Waterfall Card

Inspired Palm Trees Card

Tropical Nature Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Pure Luxury Cardstock (White, Sandy Beach, Black Onyx) - Gina K Designs
Classic Circles LG Die Template - Spellbinders®
Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, Olive Grove)
Gina K ink alternatives... Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Bubblegum Pink, Passionate Pink and Dark Sage
Copic Markers (Y17, YR02, YR000, YR12, YG95, YG99, YG93, RV14)
Paper Trimmer