Thursday, March 10, 2016

Video: How to Contemporize a Classic Design with A Year of Flowers 2

Good morning!  Posting another video a little early before Spring Break starts! Today I'll show you how to adapt a card design you love with realistic flowers to a more stylized, contemporary look with my A Year of Flowers 2 set.  I shared the purple card I based today's new design on with A Year of Flowers 3 at our release party.) This all-occasion and seasons assortment of elemental flowers and stems has such a whimsical feel and couldn’t be any simpler to color!

  I also show how to simplify this design if you choose for a cleaner look, or how to step it up and create a gorgeous coordinating background with stamping and sponging. Lots of stamping, coloring and embellishment tip, here, too! Sentiment is from Scripty Sayings, free for a limited time with qualifying purchase. Please enjoy!  

I think I like 'em both equally, don't make me pick!

Gina K. Designs A Year of Flowers 2 (or substitute A Year of Flowers or A Year of Flowers 3), Scripty Sayings stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury Edible Eggplant (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2", and 3" x 4 1/4") Lovely Lavender (4" x 5 1/4"), White (2 3/4" x 3 1/2") cardstock
Gina K. Edible Eggplant, Wild Lilac, and Grass Green ink pads
Spectrum Noir markers: HB1, HB2, HB3, LV1, CG2, CG3, GG2
Scissors, sticky notes for scratch paper for masks, adhesive, foam squares, adhesive pearls, sponge daubers


  1. I really like this card, both versions! I am also a fan of the edible eggplant, I think it is one of Gina's best colors! So dark to use as your base color, but it is something different than brown or black. Thanks for the tips on easy coloring!

    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

  2. Beautiful cards, fabulous video.....even though you left in a hurry lol TFS!!!

  3. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. Loved your coloring method. I am going to see if that is something I can do. I am so used to being careful and staying in lines with my copics.

  4. Both of your cards are beautiful. I had to laugh about your messages about the battery. I know it was not funny (chill) for you but it was to me. What kind of person would get mad about that. You are a special and very talented person.

    God Bless,

  5. This technique is so the background.
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