Monday, June 22, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 1 - Happy Camper and 100% Sweet!

100% Sweet - Illustrated by Rupa Shevde


Hello! I hope you all had a happy Father's Day weekend. I was busy stamping samples for the new Gina K Designs release for June and all I can say is WOW, these are some fun sets to stamp with.

First up is a card using Rupa Shevde's latest stamp set called 100% Sweet. This is such a sweeeeet set! I think I gained a few pounds making this card. LOL.

I colored the cones using Copic markers and added some glitter highlights using my Quickie Glue Pen and Doodlebug glitter. I also snuck in a piece of SEI glittered paper from Jessica's Fun With Glitters class kit. The images in this set are so happy and just call for bright shiny colors, perfect for glittering.

I have a ton of photos for this card, but my post would have been huge if I did all photos for both cards today, so I will post this card again over the weekend with all the step by step photos.


Happy Camper - Illustrated by Theresa Momber (that's me!)

My other card today uses stamps from Happy Camper, a set I illustrated for Gina K Designs. Yay! I'm a little excited! I also used the new Pure Luxury Soft Sand cardstock for my cardbase. I love this new color!

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful samples from both of these new stamp sets, so I hope you go see what they have created!

Gina, Carolyn, Cathy, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Joanne, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, and Melanie

We are also thrilled to have a couple of our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team join us in our previews this morning: Carolina Butching and Jennie Harper

Here are a few details from my card...

I started by stamping the tent, then placed a mask over it and stamped the background scene.

Then with the mask still on, I stamped the background again so the left side would extend just a little further. Here it is with the mask removed.

I colored using Copic markers, starting with W1 top piece of the tent. I used my blender pen to lighten some areas. For the next part of the tent, I used R24. I colored in all the areas, then used by blender pen to give it some highlights. Then I came back in with more R24 to intensify the darkest areas. Usually, I would just used several shades of red for my blending, but I wanted to show how much variation you can get with just one pen and a blender pen. (did this on several of my samples this week, so stay tuned)

For the rest of the outside of the tent, I used E57 and my blender pen. This is another example of using just one pen, where you would usually see me use at least two or three colors. I added the color in small circles, then came back and pushed the color away from the areas I wanted lighter.

For the inside of the tent, I used N5, W3 and my blender pen. On the mountains, I used C3 and my blender pen.

N5 and blender pen for the rocks in the distance.

E57 and YG93 for the trees.

Then I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder and sponged Certainly Celery in the foreground and So Saffron in the background.

Sponged Old Olive in the foreground and Creamy Caramel in the background.

Sponged Sahara Sand in the background to make the sky look a bit cloudy.

Sponged Basic Black all around the edges.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Pure Luxury Rocket Red, on a Soft Sand card base (new Pure Luxury color!).

I added a sentiment to the inside on a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, using Memento ink. I also stamped the mountain scene using Sahara Sand ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll come back tomorrow for two more previews. Have a wonderful day!

39 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Both cards are fabulous Theresa! I love your set and your card with it. Way to go (again!)

Brenda said...

Fabulous cards!! I can't wait until Thursday.

JessicaK said...

OMG, these are fabulous. I've been watching the snippets and am so excited to see what you've done with them.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I knew you'd have a super duper FABulous scene card with your set!!!! BTW....it's an AMAZING set and perfect for my camping hubby!!!! And I love that pink and chocolate confection with Rupa's set!!

Moni said...

Fab card, and great tutorial! Hugs, moni

Carolina said...

First and foremost...huge congrats on yet another adorable set! I can't wait to get it so I can scrap some of my sister's camping trips I've bee meaning to finish for her and your set is just perfect!

Your ice cream card is beyond yummy...beautifully colored as well!!!

lisa808 said...

You've designed another fabulous set. As soon as I saw the sneak peak of the marshmallows on Gina's blog, I knew it was your design. What an artist! Love the card you made with Rupa's new set.

catdidit said...

First, I am so loving your camping set, I have soo many idea for it!! And your scene you have created is just stunning, I could crawl up in that tent right now!

LOVE the ice creams, they look good enough to eat!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy moley...you ARE the Queen of Scenes - your design and look of your Happy Camper project is just PERFECT. I always appreciate your tutorials on how you achieve such a great look.

Your 100% Sweet project is awesome, including the diamond scoring and that ribbon!!! AWESOME!

Sandra said...

first off - from what I can see your stamp set is a winner - nice job!
second - thank you for the step by step, that card is great!
third - love your work! Color schemes are wonderful
have a great day!
Sandra

Terri E. said...

Both cards are stunning, but you coloring on the camping card WOWZIERS!!! Great job with another wonderful set.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Elena said...

Very sweet ice-cream cones card! Love the csene you created with the Happy Camper! Your coloring is gorgeous, Theresa!

Tammy said...

Awesome cards!! I really love the tent one but have a question for you. How do you get the clear embossing powder to stick to your image? Sorry if this is a stupid question but I am brand new to this hobby.

Melanie said...

coongrats on your new set!! :) I love the sporty tent colors, very sharp!

great ice cream!!!

Kurtis said...

Fantastic coloring as always Theresa!

NinaB said...

I know I've said this before, but you are the coloring master. Wow, your cards are stunning and congratulations on another beautiful set.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both of you cards are absolutely fantastic, Theresa! Such incredible coloring and details! Congratulations on another outstanding set!

Jennie said...

WOWzers Theresa! Love the sweet card you created and that design is rocking!

Now the Happy Camper set is soooo amazing! I love the card you created and thanks for all of the how to photos. You card is gorgeous and I love the images you drew. I am so happy I got picked to design with your set. You are the Queen of the Scene :o)))

Beverly aka beestamper said...

LOVE the camping set.. What a fabulous idea!!! *wink*

Jerusha said...

Theresa, I just love your style. What a great idea to do a camping set. I love it! Your card is absolutely fabulous. Reminds me of the moment just before you tuck yourself into your tent at night. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous as always, Theresa!!!! I LOVE your cards - you are such an artist! Those icecream cones are fabulous and your scene... it's just perfect!

Donna Baker said...

wow! I adore the sugary sweet goodness of the ice cream card & your camping scene is just superb! I love the great coloring on the tent, it looks so darn real!

Starla said...

Ok...your coloring is just FABULOUS!! And I sooooo see this set in my future as camping is a HUGE thing with DH and his dad (gotta tell you....dh has been known to camp in the backyard so he can try out his lastest gear!!)

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Your colorization is PERFECT!! Gorgeous and your set is so much fun! Love it!

Karen knegten said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! I am blown away!

Kay S said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa! I'm with you -- I'm gaining weight just looking at all the yummy cards everyone made with the 100% Sweet set! Your card looks good enough to eat! The scene is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the step by step directions for it. I can't wait to see the rest of your set!

Gidget-Trish said...

Wow!!!!! I agree with all of the above comments. I didn't know that you created stamps as well. What a talented lady you are! I love your artwork.
Trish

emilymomto3boys said...

wow - that's one amazing man card! Just gorgeous! And a totally edible ice cream card too!

Lori said...

Well, I really don't enjoy camping, but I'll do it for my family, and your set is AWESOME for scrapping some of those times! Your cards are both great. Like how you did a soft serve and a hard ice cream cone set!

craftimamma said...

Two fabulous cards, especially the Happy Camper and tutorial. I love the way you built up the scene.

Congratulations, those stamps are sure to be winners.

Lesley Xx

buggin2stamp said...

Theresa, your new set is awesome! I love both of your samples today. Your camping scene looks so real.

Justine said...

Wow these are both absolutely amazing. So glad that Suzanne Boyd listed you in her tutorial section so that I could stumble over here. Glad I did.

Stampin' Pam said...

BREATHTAKINGLY GORGEOUS. I love, love love it! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! Rockin awesome set :-) :-)

Tina Gilliland said...

I am soooooo excited!!! Yet another AWESOME set from you... the queen of color and sponge!! You are so gifted and talk about breath taking cards!! These both rock and I cannot wait to get my hands on that scene!!!!! Nothing but the best is what you create... great job GF!

the PaperTemptress said...

I can't wait to see the whole set (actually can't wait to buy the whole set)!!

Patricia
the PaperTemptress

Allison Cope said...

OMG Theresa! this is AMAZING! Congrats on your new set! It's already on my "Must" list!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Theresa.
Congrats on the new set!! Your work always amazes me!

Karen x

Sharri Seffens said...

Wow!!! Congrat Theresa on another awesome set! I can not wait to get my hands on it!
I absolutely love your camping scene card!
The ice cream card is making me crave a cone!

FireCracker082 said...

oh this is phenomenal!!! LOVE the tent..it RAWKS!!! great design too!