The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Home for the Holidays Stamp TV Kit and 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!
Today we are featuring Melanie Muenchinger's new Holiday Frame stamp set and Theresa Momber's new Dashing stamp set. Both Melanie and Theresa have hand drawn these beautiful images that will allow you to male a card that is personalized with images that you will not find anywhere else!
Today I am sharing a card made with Melanie Muenchinger's new set, Holiday Frame. What a fun set with so many possibilities!
Today I used the full frame stamp, but decided to paper piece in the sections with various papers and textures.
I began my card by stamping the full frame four times: on a White Pure Luxury heavyweight card base, on the red patterned paper from the kit, on a piece of Turquoise Sea card stock, and on a piece of 90# cold press watercolor paper. Because I planned to watercolor images in the central circle, I used Versafine Onyx Black ink. I stamped the small log cabin, trees and snowman images within the circle with Versafine, then watercolored them using Spectrum Aqua watercolors. I prefer to use these markers by scribbling onto a palette, then use a paintbrush to pick up ink and watercolor with. I feel I have more control when I paint with a brush.
Once my painting had fully dried, I fussy cut the circle out. I stamped the sentiment onto my Turquoise Sea piece with Christmas Pine Green ink. I dry embossed the Turquoise Sea panel with a scroll-y embossing folder before cutting out the two pieces I wanted for my card. I also fussy cut the other sections from my patterned paper. I cut just with in the black ink lines, and adhered them to my white heavyweight card base.
My next card is simple card that would be easy to mass produce. This one uses images from the Dashing stamp set.
This is a one layer card, created on Ivory Heavyweight Pure Luxury card stock. I used Post-It tape to mask off the edges of my card front. By covering each of the sides 1/2", it left plenty of room to create the central focal image. I tore a piece of Post-it tape to create a mask that I would use to create the hazy, snowy foreground. Beginning at the top of my panel, I used a sponge dauber to layer in Charcoal Brown ink. I continued layering more ink as I moved my tape mask downward, allowing the ink at the foreground to be the lightest. When I was satisfied with the depth of color, I removed the tape, and heat set the ink, to make sure it was completely dry before I stamped the sentiment and deer with Versamark ink and heat embossing with gold embossing powder.
I also created this card with a few of the smaller images from the Dashing Stamp set.
I began with a top folding heavyweight In the Navy card base. I used a mask that I created out of a piece of scratch paper and a 2 1/2" circle die. I placed my mask over my card base, and used a small makeup brush to sweep Ivory pigment ink in circular motions to create the moon. I smudged just a bit of Black Onyx ink with my fingertip to the edges to create a hint of shadow on the edges of my moon. I then heat set the ink, to ensure it was very dry before stamping the santa and sleigh image and the small skinny trees with Versamark and heat embossing in black. I sponged a bit of Black Onyx ink at the base of the trees to create a bit of haze. The stars and sentiment were heat embossed in silver.
My final card today is also created with images from the Dashing set.
I started by stamping the large poinsettia image on White Heavyweight Pure Luxury cardstock with Memento ink. I chose a very simple and quick coloring/shading method of Copic coloring, whereas I first determined the direction of my light source, then colored the areas of shadow first with a W3 gray marker. I then colored the whole flower, including the gray areas with R35. Because I was cutting out my image, I colored quickly without worrying about staying in the lines.
I decided to deepen a few areas further with R59. I used a little YG21, G14 and Y08 on the flower centers. I then fussy cut the flowers.
My sentiment is created on a small piece of heavy weight white card stock. I had used second generation stamping with the Music background stamp (available in the Home for the Holidays Stamp TV Kit) using Kraft ink.
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Ready for more awesome creations? Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:
Melanie Muenchinger - illustrator of Holiday Frame
Theresa Momber - illustrator for Dashing
Chris Dayton - you are here
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