Friday, May 15, 2015
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
Have a fabulous weekend!
Monday, May 11, 2015
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
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)