Friday, May 15, 2015

Video: Simple Color Gradient Technique with Wild at Heart

Are you ready for the fastest card ever? in today's video I'll

show you how to make a single or two layer card with my 

Wild at Heart set using a direct to stamp technique that 

creates a gorgeous color gradient or blocking effect with

quick swipes of your colored ink pads. Bold and graphic but 

painterly at the same time, the negative flower images in this

frame seem to magically appear when stamped!


Gina K. Designs Wild at Heart stamp set

Gina K. Pure Luxury Sweet Mango (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5

 1/2") and Layering Weight

 White (4" x 5 1/4") cardstock 

Gina K. Sweet Mango, passionate Pink, and Charcoal Brown

 ink pads


Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Video: Direct to Stamp Technique

 In today’s video, I will show you the direct to stamp technique  (DTS), which is drawing or coloring with water-based markers directly on your stamped images before stamping. The bold frame in the Wild at Heart set with its delicate, negative details is perfect for this technique! A marker with a brush tip makes it easy to create a beautiful tapered blade of grass. Butterflies are from A Beautiful Life, also a frame set. TIP: Be sure to swipe quickly when you draw your blades, for smooth, curving arcs, as trying to go more slowly and carefully can result in a more wobbly, wonky blade. 

This frame looks so beautiful on single layer cards with the outline border.

Gina K. Designs A Beautiful Life, Wild at Heart stamp sets 
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White cardstock 4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½”, and scrap 
Gina K. Sweet Corn, Black Onyx ink pads 
Spectrum Aqua Markers-Floral collection 
Scissors, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L foam squares

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Video: Simple Watercoloring with Spectrum Aqua Markers and Stately Flowers 8

Today I demonstrate a watercolor technique with the

 Spectrum Aqua markers on smooth white Pure Luxury

 cardstock. Whether you paint or color with them, these

 waterbased markers can create the bright, vibrant color of

 alcohol markers or a range of pale shades just by mixing

 with a little water. I also add a graphic border to ground the

 floral image from Stately Flowers 8 using my Pretty 

Patterns set in two tones by stamping off.

I will share some direct to stamp techniques with these

markers and my stamp sets soon!


Gina K. Designs Stately Flowers 8, Pretty Patterns stamp


Gin K. Black Onyx, Grass Green ink pads

Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White cardstock

Spectrum Aqua Artists Markers-Floral Assortment

Waterbrush (or paint brush)