Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gina K Day 2 - Best Fishes

Today's preview is a brand new Gina K Designs set, called Best Fishes. It will be available for purchase Thursday evening, after the release party in the Gina K forums. Not only are the images in this set so cute, they are also great for creating a little underwater scene.

For more samples using Best Fishes and Asela Hopkin's new set, be sure to visit the rest of the design team.

Gina
Joanne
Jessica
Kurtis
Erika
Cindy
Melanie
Cammie
Donna
Emily
Asela
And Mary Anderson, our In the Spotlight designer for January!

Here is a step by step tutorial of how I made this card...


First I stamped the mirror from Perfectly Polished (available from Gina K Designs on Thursday).
Next I created a mask by punching a circle in a piece of scrap paper. I used re-positionable tape to hold it in place, masking all but the reflective portion of the mirror.

I stamped the fish from Best Fishes onto smooth piece of scrap rubber to pick up the reverse image, and then stamped that onto the mirror. Then I removed the mask.

I don't have a reverse image stamp, so had to improvise. If you don't have one, you can use a piece of rubber like I did (I saved a large scrap when cutting a stamp set a few months ago), but you could also use acetate.

Next I added some additional images to create a scene. The lipstick is from Perfectly Polished.

Colored the images with Copic markers.

Tore a piece of copy paper to form a mask to create a sea bottom. I used re-positionable tape again to hold it in place.

Next I used Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue ink to sponge in the sea water background.

Used another mask to sponge in the sea bottom, using So Saffron and just a bit of Creamy Caramel.
After I removed the mask, I took a fine tipped black marker and added a few speckles and lines to help "ground" the seaweed and mirror. I also used a gray Copic marker to add some subtle shadows.


And here is a close up of the finished project. Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with the final day of previews showcasing two more new Gina K sets, plus a special "new" product. Hmm, I wonder what it could be...

Have a great day!

46 comments:

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You are absofreakinlutely BRILLIANT!! you have totally outdone yourself and now I have a total stamping crush on you!

Carolyn King said...

totally FINTASTIC girl! LOVE what you did with those two sets--nothing short of brilliant!

Judi Markel said...

I absolutely adore this card. I agree with Erika, you have outdone yourself. Thanks for sharing this idea.
Hugs
Judi

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Brilliant!!! Absolutely Brilliant!!! How totally cute is that girlie fishie in the mirror!!!!! Thanks for the cool tutorial....I may have to CASE this card too!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute card and great instructions. thanks for shaing. Mary in Hong Kong

Carolina said...

Could you be any more brilliant?!!! This is amazing Theresa...my fav so far!

Cathy said...

When I grow up I want to be a talented as you. You amaze me every single day but you have really outdone yourself today.

Don't worry, I am wayyyy older than you and only dream of being as talented. Besides I am never going to grow up!

Debie said...

Love this card!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Donna said...

OH MY GOSH! This totally made me LOL! I LOVE it! great improvising, it worked!

SueB said...

What a cute idea - TFS and thanx for the grins!

Cammy said...

What a fantastic card! I love it.

Melanie said...

BWAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! i remember when I was coloring my fish card thinking, "girl, you got some BIG LIPS!" LOL!! Thank for starting my morning off right!!!! :) hugs!

Jess said...

This is spectacularly creative!!!!! Love it!

Terri E. said...

Wow this is such a special card. How wonderful and creative!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

wendyp said...

This is fantastically creative!!! Love it!

Jessica said...

SHUT UP!!! Theresa - you are such a ROCK STAR - I love how you combined these two sets - her fish lips are perfect! lol!

Texas Schoolmarm said...

I LOVE this card! You found such a creative way to blend the two sets together. Thanks, too, for the tutorial--I've learned several new techniques that I plan to try.

virgo5 said...

This is fintastic! Great way to combine the sets, very creative! I love the whole scene.

lisa808 said...

Great card!!!

Mindy said...

I love it! That's one cute card and perfect for all the little girlie girls I know. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Now I NEED both of these fun sets! I can't believe how clever this card is...WOW! Kheila

Tamara said...

I think Erika said it best "you are freaking brilliant, and now I have a stamping crush on you".

I laughed out loud as soon as I got to your blog. This is a totally AMAZING card! There is so much I *love* about it.

Sharri said...

WOW! You are amazingly talented! I love it! Thank you for the step by step tutorial!

Brenda said...

I have to agree with everyone, Brilliant!! Love this card. Can;t wait to see what else you come up with.

Helena said...

What a fantastic card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

sarahw said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, I have always wondered how to do a reverse image. Great card! :)

Linda said...

What an awesome card! Thanks for the tutorial:)

asela said...

So Clever! You a true artist

Kurtis said...

Theresa, this is brilliant! What a creative idea to use both of these sets.

Darlene L said...

Fintastic! What an awesome use of two totally different sets. I am blown away. WOW! several times over.

JessicaK said...

OMG! Fabulous! Way to combine the new sets, and really, even a fish wants to look good :D. And thanks for sharing this technique tutorial. I'm going to have to try that reverse stamping one.

catdidit said...

What an awesome scene Theresa! You just make me drop my mouth open everytime I come to your blog! Beautiful!

Jennie said...

This is adorable! Love the fish looking in the mirror! You are o sweet to show us step by step how you did it :o) Thanks!!!!

Elaine A said...

Theresa -

This is just too, too cute. What a great scene you created!

Elaine Allen

Shirley said...

Wow! Theresa, great masking, mirror imaging, and the card is perfect!! Erin will love it!

Elena said...

Wow! This card is fantatsic!!! So creative!!! And incredibly talented!!! Love the scene you created!!! I am amazed of your talent, Theresa!
And thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial!!!

Patti J said...

Okay girl - you have outdone even yourself on this one! This is so much fun - I must have these sets! Thanks so much for the tutorial! You rock!!!

Mary said...

I love every thing about your card. You are so very creative. I have been so inspired by your designs. Now if I could only execute some of that inspiration. :)

Mary

yifatiii said...

So perfectcard!
I love it ♥

Deb Neerman said...

How cute and colorful, Theresa! And I LOVE the mirror!!

So stinkin' creative ... I think I have to hate you now, lololol!

You are really rockin' this release, g/friend!

~Hugs, Deb

Toni K said...

Unbelievable! I can't believe you found a way to combine these sets. Awesome!

Laurie in MN said...

All three cards are terrific. The fish card was such a WOW surprise.

Mrs Adept said...

Great tutorial. Loved it. Your card is fantastic.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card. Love th mirror image and the great colors with the scene. TFS!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Ingenious!!! You are completely and totally amazing!!!!
hugs, Jami

ladeb43 said...

Waouw, absolutely fantastic, this idea !!! Thanks for sharing, i love all your work ! cris