Today we are taking a closer look at two of the newly released sets from Gina K Designs, Home is and Celebrate the Season.
Celebrate the Season, illustrated by Theresa Momber, is a perfect mix of images for all of your Fall projects.
Below is a peek at what I did with this set. I stamped the image onto Pure Luxury base weight card stock with gray ink and colored very lightly with my Touch Twin markers. Once finished I stamped the greeting over the image with black ink and added 3 clear gems.
I am the illustrator of the Home Is set and below is the card I created.
Stamps: Gina K Designs (Home is), Card stock: Gina K Designs (Pure luxury base weight white, black onyx,moonlight fog) Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye; Markers: Shinhan Touch Twin (R11, BG61, G55, YR33, CG9, CG3, CG .5, BG1, WG1, Black 120) ; inks: Clearsnap and Memento; Twine: The Twinery.
For this particular card I wanted to go a bit more in depth and share with you how I added a sentiment to the center the image and gave it a faded overlay effect.
I began by stamping the house image from the Home is stamp set onto white Pure Luxury base weight card stock using a gray ink. For this particular project I used a regular dye ink not designed to work with alcohol markers (Ancient Page-Flannel Gray). I wasn't concerned with the type of ink on the gray section as a bit of bleeding helped to soften the look. If you are concerned with bleeding an alcohol marker compatible ink such as Memento ink in the London Fog color is recommended.
Next I cut a 3/4" wide strip of scrap card stock and used a temporary adhesive to adhere it over the center of the image. The length of the strip is not a huge factor. Basically, just use a piece at least as wide as the size you plan on cutting the image to.
I then stamped once again over the previous image with a black ink. This time I used Memento ink in Tuxedo Black to avoid bleeding of the main image. You might be able to do this by eyeballing it or using the grid on your stamp block. If not a Stamp-a-ma-jig works well and is what I typically use for such projects where a precise placement is desired. It is ok if the image is not perfectly aligned as the gray outline will simply give a shadowed effect.
Next, I used the fine tip of my Touch Twin marker to draw a line along the top and bottom of the card stock strip.
Once finished I was able to remove the card stock strip leaving the final image that was ready to be colored.
I began by coloring the sections outside of the lines in the normal fashion using my Touch Twin markers. (while the colors used are the same, the two colored images below will look slightly different in the location of the center lines that in the final sample as I forgot to take the photos the first time and had to redo that part. oops!)
Next, I colored the section between the lines in shades of gray. I colored the would be blue section with a blue gray and the lights, which would normally be a warm yellow, with a warm gray. As I mentioned previously, there was slight bleeding due to the ink I used which also help lend to the effect.
Once finished I added my greeting between the lines and added the final details and assembled my card.
If you decide to try this fun and easy technique be sure to stop back by and leave me a link to your creation, I'd love to see it!!!
Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit all of the designers below for more ideas using these two stamp sets. Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs because we will be randomly choosing two of today's comments and each of those stampers will get to choose a free stamp set valued up to $24.95! The more you comment, the more chances you have.
- Gina K
- Tami Mayberry – illustrator Home Is you are here
- Theresa Momber – illustrator Celebrate
- Carolina Buchting
- Cathy Tidwell
- Deb Felts
- Donna Baker
- Emily Giovanni
- Giovana Smith
- Jennie Harper
- Lee Murphy
- Melanie Muenchinger
- Michelle Woerner
- Sharon Harnist
- Tina Gilliland
- Vicki Dutcher