Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Video: Stained Glass Technique

Good morning!  Christmas is just a little over a week away!  Our 12 Days of Christmas challenges countdown continues at Gina K. Designs and StampTVDay 3 and I am hosting!  For rules and prize info, see bottom of this post!*
My challenge is to do the stained glass vellum technique on your card or project, and here is a video for you to jump start your mojo! Coloring doesn't get much easier than this, and it looks just like a stained glass image on a frosted window when complete! You'll need some vellum paper (not vellum cardstock), embossing powder and markers for this challenge. You do not need to do the embossed panel underneath, I just kicked it up!

I embossed the poinsettias from A Year of Flowers on the white panel with gold, and then embossed them again on the vellum panel in white.  Coloring with water-based or alcohol markers on the back of the vellum gives it a stained glass look. Greeting from Peace and Joy is stamped in GKD Blue Denim.  Cardstock is Gina K. Pure Lure Luxury Powder Blue, Good as Gold, and WhiteTip: Use A Year of Flowers 2 instead for a more whimsical look, or substitute different floral images and colors but with this same technique and layout to take this design past the winter holidays!

Gina K. Designs A Year of Flowers, Peace and Joy stamp sets
Gina K. Blue Denim and Tsukineko Versamark ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury White (3 3/4 x 5"),  Good as Gold (3 7/8" x 5 1/8"), Powder Blue (4 1/4" x 11") cardstock and vellum paper (3 1/2" x 4 3/4")
gold and white embossing powders, heat tool, scratch paper
Optional: brads, piercing tool (and foam mat) or 1/16" hole punch

Use the tag STV14TWELVEDAYS3 when you upload to StampTV for this challenge.  You can view all the entries for this day here. Awesome prize at stake if you complete all 12! :) We hope you have fun getting creative with us and sharing the festive holiday spirit!

By the way, my book A Year of Flowers is now only available as an electronic download here.  Only $3.95!

  *Each challenge is different, and to play along you will need to enter a new card for each challenge in order to be eligible for prizes. You also will need to use Gina K. images and sentiments to be eligible, although any other products may be from any vendor. There is one prize per challenge of a Gina K. Designs stamp set of the winner's choice up to 23.95 value. The winners are chosen by the host/hostesses however they want to choose their winner. There will be a special badge made by Gina for both the STV 12 Days of Christmas event, as well as a special one for those who complete all 12 challenges!  There will also be a Grand Prize of a $50 GKD gift certificate.  One winner will be chosen from among those who play along with all 12 challenges! You may enter the cards you use here for challenges at Stamp TV into other challenges on other stamping sites. You have until December 31st to complete and upload your entries.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Video: Faux Stitched Frame Part 2 and Omission Technique

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend. I am enjoying the Christmas season so much I am about to burst!*
In today’s video, I'll show you how to create a very different faux stitched look from my previous video with the Fabulous Frame when you thump your marker on the diagonal! I also omit the belly band and oval in the frame to give you ideas for how you can customize the frame further with other stamp images. On this sample, I use the magnolia from my Stately Flowers 3 set, accented with some simple Spectrum Noir marker coloring. Please enjoy!

 Fabulous Frame
 Stately Flowers 3 

Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame, Stately Flowers 3 
Gina K. Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue and White cardstock 
Gina K. Dark Chocolate ink pad 
Spectrum Noir markers: IG2, CG1, EB3, brown brush tip marker (I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo) 
Optional: Spellbinders Petite Labels dies, die cutting machine, foam squares, adhesive pearls

*I have bought all my Christmas gifts already, shipped most and have mailed out 95% of my cards! It's unusual for me to be so ahead, and feels great.  We had a wonderful Christmas worship service last night at The Quarries Church that will have me singing all week long! We put up our tree yesterday (rest of the decor went up after Thanksgiving) and we baked some adorable Ninjabreadmen last night, only $5 for the mix, decor and cookie cutters at Five Below! (The only have the Walking GingerDead kit pictured online, but we got the ninjas, I promise!)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Faux Stitched Frame: Thumping Technique Video

 Hello!  Hope you had a wonderful holiday!  In today’s video, I’ll show you how to make the Fabulous Frame look like a stitched frame for your cards and projects with the thumping technique.  All it takes is a brush tip water-based marker!  I also do some simple Spectrum Noir coloring on the pine cone from Stately Flowers 6, and finish the card with some two step stamping with the coordinating Fabulous Frame Fillers images to add more detail and pops of color.  Greeting is from Fabulous Frame Fillers.
Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame, Fabulous Frame Fillers, Stately Flowers 6
Gina K. Red Hot, Christmas Pine, and Dark Chocolate Ink Pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury White cardstock
Wink of Stella pen, Spectrum Noir markers: EB6, BG5, Blender
Gina K. plaid ribbon, Scor-Buddy, glue dots, scissors

Cardstock is 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"

Stately Flowers 6

 You can also see another coloring tutorial using the Stately Flowers 6 pine cone with my Inspiration Mosaic frame and the spotlighting technique in this video.

Thanks for visiting today!