Monday, March 9, 2009

Gina K Preview Day1 Easter Blessings

It's day one of previews for the new Gina K release. Today I am showing you a card made with Rupa Shevde's newest stamp set called Easter Blessings. This is such a beautiful and elegant set of Easter images and sentiments.

I wanted to make a card with the elegance of gold and cream, but with a touch of spring. So I embossed all my images on ivory cardstock and added just a bit of Certainly Celery sponging and a Certainly Celery card base. Scroll down for some stamp by step photos, but be certain to check out what the rest of the team has to show you.



I've been anxious to try this new embossing powder I ordered. My old stuff wasn't nearly fine enough and was too glittery looking, but the Ranger superfine powder rocks for this detailed cross. I stamped the image with Versa Mark, then sprinkled the powder over the image, before heating with my heat gun.

I used my oval nestabilities die to cut the image out.

I really wanted to have some gold layers, but didn't have any metallic paper, so I used Metallic Rub on Paste to create some gold shimmer on my layers.

Cut out a total of four graduated sizes of ovals.

For the dove, I also embossed it with gold, but then I used my Stardust Glitter Pen to make it shimmer, then cut it out.

The sentiment is also embossed with gold.

Thanks for coming by and be sure to stop back tomorrow for a look at Asela's new set. I can't wait to show you!

Have a great day!

28 comments:

6 wacky women said...

Oh my, Theresa.
This card is absolutley gorgeous.
Stunning!!

Karen x

Melanie said...

gorgoeous!
are you Gina's long lost rub-on double matted twin? HA! :)

JessicaK said...

OMG. Phenomenal coloring.

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous Theresa---love the how you matted the cross...great idea about the rub on paste!

Karen W said...

This is just stunning, I love the golds and cream, very elegant!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Theresa, this is sooo PRETTY! Love the addition of green! You and Gina were on the same wavelength today with the metallic paste! Beautiful job!

Chelsea said...

gorgeous! Love all of the shimmery details to your card!

Elena said...

Very beautiful card, Theresa! So elegant! Love the gold embossing!

catdidit said...

OOOhhh how beautiful Theresa! It does look very elegant and springy! LOVE the gold embossing and the paste rub (you and Gina be twinkies today! LOL!) And your bow is so awesome too!

Jessica said...

Okay - isn't that just funny that both you and Gina were thinking the same thing? lol! I'm sure she made hers at 11:00 last night though - so she was probably chanelling YOU!

Your card is simply stunning! I love Ranger's Super Fine embossing powders - they really are the best out there. Your card shows that beautifully!!

asela said...

Gorgeous! Your artwork is always stunning.

Tamara said...

Your card is AMAZING!! I love the dove you added in the corner, I don't know what it is about that accent, but my eye was really drawn to it.

It's funny that you and Gina both had such similar ideas with the matting, and the gold paste :)

Gina K. said...

Theresa,
This is just beautiful. Great minds, huh? Hey, I love that rub-on paste. I can't imagine not using it when you want some metallic sparkle! Your card is really fabulous!

Stampin' Pam said...

Simply elegant - and truly inspiring! Your talent is amazing to me - how DO you keep coming up with so many perfect ideas!?!

Virgo5 said...

What a stunning card! The metallic rub on paste worked beautifully! I love the ribbon!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my lands how perfectly elegant!! I just love how you and Gina both showcased how to make your own elegant gold cardstock with the metallic paste!!!

Kurtis said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Very lovely & elegant card, Theresa!! Just beautiful1

Donna said...

so pretty, and funny you & Gina showcased similarly today!!

Beth S said...

Theresa what a beautiful card. I love the color combo. Thanks for the tip on the embossing powder. Mine doesn't work that well and I've been wondering which brand to buy. After seeing this I know what to get now.

KanataNewf said...

Very elegant.

Phree said...

What an elegant card, I so agree about the stamp, it's beautiful. The perfect image for all kinds of religious occasions from Easter or Chistening cards to those very difficult sympathy cards we all have to make sometimes.

Patti J said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for the tutorials on how you did the coloring! And the little dove is just perfect.

Mary said...

Your card came out absolutely gorgeous! Phenominal design as usual.

Mary

Toni K said...

Gorgeous card! Love the shimmer. Great dove.

Sharri said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning! I love everything about it!

Shirley said...

Absolutely lovely, Theresa!

Deb Neerman said...

Wow, this is just stunning, Theresa!