Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Doodled Dots Vase Tutorial and Video

Hi there! I have another Vogue Vases 2 card to share with you today. I paper pieced this one again, but shaded a different way.

Here is the video and if you prefer you can watch on Youtube by clicking here.

Begin by cutting and embossing ivory cardstock using Spellbinders® Captivating Squares die template. Then sponge Gina K Sweet Corn ink while the die cut is still in the die template.

Stamp the branch, from Vogue Vases 2, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Use Copic marker YR04 to color in the flowers.

Use Copic E35 to color in the branch.

I wanted bright, white centers for the flowers, so I added a dot to each center using Faber Castell's Big White Pitt Pen.

Stamp the vase onto pattern paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then cut out the time.

To shade the vase, apply Gina K Warm Cocoa ink using a sponge dauber, by swiping the edges with the dauber.

Then use a glitter pen to accent the detail of the pattern.

Adhere the vase to the die cut using 3D Foam Squares. Stamp the sentiment on a 1/2 inch strip of ivory cardstock and also adhere using 3D Foam Squares. Use a Tangelo Memento marker to add dots, 2 or 3 at a time, around the branch. 

Layer with a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock and adhere to an ivory card base. Then add self adhesive gems to embellish. 

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


Vogue Vases 2 - Gina K Designs

Sweet Corn, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chcocolate Ink - Gina K Designs

Pure Luxury Cardstock (Ivory, Dark Chocolate) - Gina K Designs

Berries and Vines Pattern Paper - Gina K Designs

Captivating Squares Die Template - Spellbinders

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Tangelo Marker

Jumbo Sponge Dauber

Pitt White Artist Pen - Faber Castell

Stardust Glitter Pen

3D Adhesive Foam Squares

Self Adhesive Gems

Tape Runner


Paper Trimmer

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Paper Pieced Vogue Vase Video

Hello! I have a clean and simple card to share with you today. I used images from Vogue Vases 2, from Gina K Designs, and paper pieced the vase. I grounded the image with a bit of sponging and shading, and added shading to the paper pieced vase. 

Here is a video and if you prefer to watch on Youtube, just click here.

 Start by stamping the vase image, from Vogue Vases 2, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto pattern paper.

 Use Copic marker N3 to add some shading.

 Blend out from the previous color using N1, then use a blender pen to soften the edges of the coloring.

 Add Y21 over the grey and use the blender pen again to soften the edges. After coloring, cut out the vase.

 Trim white cardstock to 2 3/4" by 4 1/2". Use a sticky note to mask the top and sponge lightly using Gina K Bubblegum ink.

 Remove the mask and stamp the flower image using Memento Tuxedo Black.

 Color in the centers using Y17, then use RV17 at the base of each petal.

 Fill in with RV13.

 Use YG05 for the leaves and stems.

 Adhere the vase over the bottom of the stem.

 Use BV000 to color in a shadow beneath the vase and the blender pen to soften the edges of the shading.

 Add decorative score lines to frame the image. Use the first two groves on the Scor-Buddy and score on each side.

Wrap pink ribbon around the front of a white card base and secure at the front. Stamp the sentiment on the white layer. Layer with a piece of black cardstock and adhere both pieces to the card base using adhesive foam squares.

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

Finished card size - 4 1/4" by 5 1/2"
White layer - 2 3/4" by 4 1/2"

Vogue Vases 2 - Gina K Designs
Bubblegum Ink - Gina K Designs
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Pure Luxury Cardstock (white, black) - Gina K Designs
Pink Double Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon - Gina K Designs
In Bloom Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Copic Markers (RV17, RV13, Y17, Y21, N1, N3, BV000, YG05, Blender Pen)
3D Adhesive Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Paper Trimmer
Craft Glue, Tape Runner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Weathered Birdhouse Card Making Video

Hello! Today I have another Birds and Blossoms card to share with you. This time I used the birdhouse image and used my Copic markers to make the wood look weathered.

Here is a video I created to show you how I made the card. You can click here to see the video on Youtube.

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


Birds and Blossoms Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Standard Circles Die Template #6 - Spellbinders®

Pure Luxury Cardstock - Ivory, Sandy Beach (4 by 5 1/4 inches)

Gina K Warm Cocoa Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copic Markers - YG05, YR02, YR61, YR000, E59, E57, E33, E31, W3, Blender Pen

Burlap (2 by 4 inches)

Stardust Glitter Pen

Peach Satin Ribbon

Paper Trimmer

Sponge Dauber

Tape Runner

3D Foam Squares

Glue Dots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lovely Bluebird Tutorial and Video

Hi there! Today I have a card featuring my Birds and Blossoms stamp set from Gina K Designs. I am so glad it is finally spring where I live and I am hoping a pair of blue birds decides to nest in our bird house.

Here is the video. If you prefer to watch directly on Youtube, click here.

Start by stamping the bluebird on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Begin coloring with a YR14 Copic marker.

Fill in the rest of the chest area using E02.

Add B26 for the darker areas.

Blend from there using B24.

Then fill in with B21.

Use BV13 and BV00 for the flower petals, YG95 for the stems and N3 of the legs and beak.

For the post, start with E29.

Add E25.

Blend out further with E33 and fill in with E31. After coloring, cut out the image.

Cut and emboss white cardstock using Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics A die template and begin sponging, using Gina K Sweet Corn ink.

Sponge over the yellow using Gina K Innocent Pink ink.

Sponge very lightly along the top and down the sides uinsg Gina K Wild Lilac ink.

There were a few tiny sections in the bird image that I didn't cut out and I used V91 and E02 to fill in those spots to match the sponged background.

Prepare a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch white card base and add decorative score lines to two opposite corners using a Scor-Buddy. Cut and emboss Spellbinders Sprigs die template from Pure Luxury Sandy Beach cardstock and adhere to the card base. Adhere the bird image to the die cut and then adhere both layers to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Birds and Blossoms Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Spellbinders® Sprigs Die D-Lite, and A2 Matting Basics A die templates

Sweet Corn, Innocent Pink, Wild Lilac Ink - Gina K Designs

Pure Luxury White, Sandy Beach Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black ink


YR14, E31, E33, E25, E29, YG95, BV13, BV00, V91, E02, N3, B26, B24, B21

Craft Glue

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


Paper Trimmer