Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 1 - Shoot for the Moon



Hi, and welcome to day one of the Gina K Designs previews! Today, the design team is showing projects using two fabulous new stamps sets, Inspiration Mosaic by Melanie Muenchinger and Elegant Post by Nina Brackett.

I am sharing a project using Inspiration Mosaic. This set contains an amazing mosaic background stamp, along with a variety of sentiments and geometric shapes. For my sample today, I just used images from this stamp set, to show how wonderful it is all by itself, but I think the most exciting thing about the large background stamp is how well it will combine with nearly any other stamp set in your collection. I think it will breathe new life into some of my older stamps that haven't seen ink in a while. There are so many options - popping up the two center panels, stamping on DP, paper piecing, windows and flaps, layers or single layer and, can you imagine all the fun techniques that will go along with this stamp?

I have some additional details about my card below, but for more projects made with the stamps previewed today, be sure to check out our other Senior Design Team Member's Blogs:
Gina, Cathy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Kurtis, Jessica, Lee, Lynn, and Melanie,

and, don't forget to check out our CenterStage Spotlight girls joining us in Previews today: Sue Walsh is showing an Elegant Post card today and JenMarie Taylor has a card made with the new Inspiration Mosaic stamp set.

And now a few details...

I started by stamping my image on a piece of Pure Luxury White paper, using Stazon Black in, then heat embossed. I knew I wanted to sponge over the image and embossing the image, prevents the black ink from smearing.

Next, I masked off the surrounding area from one of the panels, using post-it notes, and sponged using Bashful Blue ink.

Then I used one of the geometric shapes and stamped in a random pattern. I then did the same for the remainder of the blue panels.

Next, I did the yellow sections in the same manner, using So Saffron ink. Then stamped another of the geometric shapes. After doing the yellow, I repeated the same process with the remaining sections, using Lavender Lace ink and another geometric shape.

I stamped the sentiments in the two main image panels and added some piercing under them. Then I trimmed the image, added some brads and layered with Pure Luxury Black cardstock. the card base is Bashful Blue (SU).

Tomorrow, I will be sharing a project using my new stamp set, followed by two more days of previews, before the big party on Thursday in the Gina K forums at SCS.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

43 comments:

JenMarie said...

Oooo...LOVE it Theresa! So so beautiful!

Melanie said...

I love LOVE this funky background you created with the shapes!!!!

Shannon said...

This is just FABU!!!! Gives me a whole new perspective of this set. You rock!!! Hugs!!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Fabulous! What a great tutorial!
~ky

"Tillymint" said...

I was'nt sure about this set but you girls have all made such great cards I'm hooked!!! Love the soft colours on your card the yellow really grabs the eye!!

Sandra said...

thanks for sharing how you did this - great idea!
Sandra

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful Theresa!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh so soft and just beautiful Theresa!!!! How perfect with that sweet sentiment!!

Patti J. said...

This is just gorgeous. So soft and lovely! Thanks for sharing your magic once again!

Carolina said...

I had no idea it brought shapes...soooo cool! Adorable card and great tutorial per usual!!!

JessicaK said...

Stamping and masking and embossing, oh my! Love this incarnation of Mel's new image.

Anita said...

Wow! This is amazing!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Wow! That's so cool how you made your card. Thanks for the step by step pics.

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You are such a smart cookie, Theresa. You always give things such a beautiful depth.

Becky said...

What a creative idea, I just love this, and thanks for sharing :)

emilymomto3boys said...

Very cool way to use this set, Theresa! Fantastic job!

the PaperTemptress said...

As always you rock!! Your creativity really just blows me away daily!!

Patricia
the PaperTemptress

"A GIRL CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH PAPER" - Lisa Bearnson (and copic markers)

catdidit said...

Oh soo awesome Thersa! I LOVE all the colors you have used on this too! Brilliant!

Diane said...

Very different and pretty, shows another entirely different way to use this set....TFS!

CraftieConnie said...

You are the top! Theresa! Love what you did with this new stamp!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Dawn said...

Genius! so simple yet it looks like you worked forever!! love all the different ways to use this set!!

asela said...

How cool!

Helen Dooley said...

Really a great card!!!

Elena said...

What a fun stamp, so versatile and unique! I love your card, Theresa!

Kurtis said...

I love the color scheme and how all the images coordinate beautifully!

Jennie said...

Love the colors you used. This is just a fantastic card :o)

Banu said...

WOW this is awesome and if I have not mentioned before I just love the way you show us visually how to create these beautiful cards. Thanks thanks thanks,.

Lori said...

Beautiful! I like how you used the set, and the colors!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

what a great vision you had for the stamp and lovely execution; thanks for another great look for this stamp.

Jackie said...

Your cards is fabulous!! I love that stamp and it will be mine one day. I can see so many possibilities in it.

Tamara said...

I love the great colours and the geometric shapes on this card. Super fun!

Deb Neerman said...

Lovin' this stamp, Theresa!!! And I love what you've done with it, too!!

Kristina G said...

Thank you for explaining how you created this card. I love what you did and wondered how you did it. Your explanation and pictures were helpful and have given me some ideas of what I could do with this stamp. Thank you for sharing.
Kristina

Jessica said...

Theresa, what a fun card!! I LOVE all the layers and colors you used!!!

Jessica said...

Theresa, what a fun card!! I LOVE all the layers and colors you used!!!

Casmiles said...

Theresa - I love this card. And I really need to get this stamp...

Donna said...

What a great card! I love the colors. I posted my first card with Happy Camper on Stamp TV. I don't have it on my blog yet because blogger isn't loading pictures right now. I'll try to get it up tomorrow. Can't wait to see all the new sets in Gina's release.

Tina Gilliland said...

I LOVE this design you created!! The colors rock!! Can't wait to see YOUR set tomorrow!!!

joy said...

Thank you for sharing your technique! This is so pretty!

Brenda said...

Awesome card!

Scrubbysue said...

What a fun card! I love all the different patterns.Beautiful!!

Trena in Naperville said...

Very cool card!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!