Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wee Tees - Gina K Preview Day 1

Here it a preview of Melanie's newest stamp set, Wee Tee's. This cute set has a "onesie" and a whole bunch of coordinating sentiments and images.

When I saw this set, I was immediately draw to one of the sentiments, "Spit Happens." When my daughter was a baby, my favorite bib of hers was just a simple white bib that said "Spit Happens." I also used to sing a silly little song to her, that I made up, called Bear Dance. So those are what inspired this card with the bib and bears dancing across the bottom.

I love the size that Melanie drew the onesie. It is just perfect to go either on cards or in scrapbooks. And the smaller image stamps can fit right on the onesie, but they are big enough to stand alone.

In addition to Melanie's Wee Tees, Rupa Shevde also has a new set that is being previewed tonight. Hop on over to Gina's Blog for a chance to win one of these fabulous sets and then see what the rest of the team has cooked up!


And for a few extra peeks at Melanie's new set, hop on over to see her guest designers...





Here are a few details on how I made this card...

To make the bib, I used the second to the smallest size of the small regular scallop oval and oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

I placed the white oval in a 3/4 inch circle punch and cut off one of the narrow ends of the oval.

I stamped my sentiment and then adhered it to the scallop piece.

Then I placed it back in the circle punch and cut away the top of the scallop oval, leaving just a small band of pink showing. To get it lined up, I positioned it til the white was just showing and then backed it out just a bit.

Here it is after cutting the scallop oval.

Next I stamped the onesie on designer paper, then colored the openings with Copic markers to create some shadows (RV21, RV23 and RV25). This DP is retired paper from Stampin' Up called Berry Bliss.

Next I cut out the onesie and sponged some shadows using Pretty in Pink ink.

Stamped the bear along the bottom of a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock, using Memento ink.

Colored the bears using E31, E53, E51, E33, E35, E37 and my colorless blender. After coloring, I used my Versa Mark pen to go over the bears and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Then I sponged the background using Blush Blossom, So Saffron and Apricot Appeal ink. I made the band across the middle by punching some Pretty in Pink and Pure Luxury White cardstock with my Threading Water border punch. The little corner adornments were made form an EK Success punch.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will come back tomorrow for another preview and a brand new illustrator! I am so excited!

31 comments:

Tracey said...

This is adorable Theresa!! I love your card!

Patti J. said...

Awww....how cute! Makes me want grandbabies (well, I always want grandbabies...). Great job and I love the new stamps! Off I go to work - ugh.... cya in 9 hours or so...

catdidit said...

OMG Theresa! What an adorable card! I LOVE the bib you have made, tooo cute and such a creative idea! Fantastic coloring and sponging of course as usual, lol!

p.s. I want to hear the bear dance song...

Carolyn King said...

oh soo adorable! love your genius bib!!! too cute!!

Terri E. said...

Cute little teddy bears. I love how they are shiny.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Elena said...

This card is so precious, Theresa! Thank you for sharing your story! And thank you for all your detailed work!

Linda said...

Brilliant coloring once again. I love this look.. so soft and delicate. Thanks for sharing!!

Melanie said...

eek! I'm in love! the bib, the dancing bears all of it!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Theresa! So cute! As usual I love your coloring! Adorable!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley adorable, Theresa.
Beautiful coloring and details.
I love it!!

Karen x

lisa808 said...

Adorable--love the teddy bears and now you made the bib.

cindy b said...

This is a super cute card! Thank you for the tutorial on how you made it!

Jessica said...

This is SO ADORABLE!!!!! I love those dancing teddy bears!

Virgo5 said...

I knew your sneak peak would rock!!! Love it! very cool idea for the bib, thanks for the how to pics.

Karen Knegten said...

WOW- this is so adorable- love it!

Donna Baker said...

I love your bib & all the bears - too cute!

Tamara said...

Fantastic! The bib is too clever!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Gorgeous!!! The shading and color combos on your cards are always just FANTASTIC, girl! I am in awe! Love the bib and all those sweet little teddy bears too!

Jan Castle said...

Thanks for showing us how you did it!!!! I would never have thought of making a bib....soooooo cute! Thanks for sharing.
Jan Castle

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Oh my word, if this isn't the cutest thing ever! Absolutely adorable, Theresa!!!

Hugs~Becky

Beverly aka beestamper said...

I LOVE that bib! OMG!! It totally cracks me up! LOL!! What a cool idea and tutorial... Rock on!

Libby Hickson said...

So cute!! What a fun idea to make the bib! My son had a "spit happens" bib when he was a baby - love it!!

Suz said...

Awesome card & a tutorial too! Wow you are spoiling me with my first visit to your blog. TFS & inspiring

Shirley said...

It's just adorable and so beautiful too! I love how creative you rae with all of your cards!

Lori said...

too cute!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, This is sooo adorable!! I love everything about it! You are awesome!

Selma said...

This is so adorable Theresa.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Totally adorable!! I just love the way you created that little bib too!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Adorable card! Love how you are treating us to the steps in making your cards! Cute, cute!

Robin McK said...

This is hilariously cute! TFS

Bee said...

So cute!! Love this! :-)