Monday, July 27, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 2 - Timeless Treasures

Hi Stampers! - it's day 2 of our Gina K Designs blog hop and today I am sharing a project made using my newest stamp set, Timeless Treasures, a collection of vintage inspired images. I used the clock, pocket watch and hourglass, all from the new set, on my card.

When I designed this set, I knew I had to ask Emily Giovanni to lend her uber talent and design some digital papers to go along with it. She came up with the most amazing collection of papers, also called Timeless Treasures and even put together and complimentary "free" set of digital papers that will be available at StampTV later this week. If you click on the photo above for a larger view, you will be able to see one of her gorgeous papers, which she added some of my stamp designs to.

In addition to Timeless Treasures, a new set from Rupa Shevde, called Are We There Yet? is being previewed, so for more projects made with the stamps previewed today, be sure to check out our other Senior Design Team Member's Blogs:
Gina, Asela, Cathy, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Kurtis, Jessica, Lee, Lynn, and Melanie

and, be sure to check out our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team member's blogs for a card, made with Timeless Treasures, by Shannon Bracken, and Brenda Turner has a card to show us, that she made with the fun Are We There Yet stamp set, too!

And now a few details about my card...

To create the background, I scribbled some YR14 ink from a Copic marker on my Scor Mat. Then I added a few little spots from YG95.

Next, I spritzed on some Copic blending solution over the marks I made earlier. I gave it just a moment for the blender solution to spread out a bit, then I placed a piece of white card stock on wet ink and smooshed down. I lifted and smooshed again until it looked like I had picked up most of the ink from my Scor Mat.

Then I let it dry before proceeding. You can speed that process up by heating it (carefully) with your heat tool or a blow dryer.

Next, I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink and my Alcohol Ink Applicator to apply the ink around the edges.

Next I used a Tim Holtz mini mask on the corner and applied just a bit more ink.

Here it is after removing the mask.

I stamped the pocket watch and hour glass using Creamy Caramel ink, in opposite corners. Then I stamped the sentiment in the center.

I colored the clock with Copics and then cut it out. (C1, C3, E31 and N5)

I layered my main panel with Chocolate Kiss (GKD), one of Emily's new Timeless digital papers, more Chocolate Kiss and placed it on a Pumpkin Spice card base. The spinner is from a Tim Holtz embellishment pack.

I have several more samples, using Timeless Treasures, that I will share at the Gina K release party on Thursday (7-10 central). I hope you can come. We have a lot of exciting things in the works, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!!

36 comments:

Donna Baker said...

WOW~ gorgeous, Theresa!! I love the background and I adore the fun & funky card you made using Melanie's set!!

emilymomto3boys said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is absolutely stunning! That technique is GORGEOUS and the whole effect is just lovely!

Melanie said...

congrats on your set! love these colors, your backgroudn is so ethereal!

Tina Gilliland said...

OMGosh... I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! You included my favorite saying... mine AND my hubby's.... "Life is not about the breaths you take... "!!! PERFECT!!!! This is FIRST on my buy list - definitely!!! You did a great job, GF!!!!

Jennie said...

Oh, WOW....I have got to have this set. That saying is beautiful...your card is just amazing! Congrats on another fabulous stamp set!

Shannon said...

Stunning!!!!! This set is just fabulous.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my flippin' WORD, this is INCREDIBLE, Theresa!!! What an awesome technique!

"Tillymint" said...

Your Card is beautiful Theresa!!!
Thanks for sharing your technique with us - I too think this set is stunning - I love it!

Brenda said...

Awesome set Theresa! Wonderful card, I love the background.

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

Such a gorgeous card!

Cathy said...

I LOVE this Theresa. Wonderful elements in your new set. Vintage is awesome. You really did a great job on this card. Can't wait to get the papers too!

asela said...

Beautiful technique for the background! Love your new set

craftimamma said...

This is absolutely stunning Theresa and what a fantastic card for a man.

Lesley Xx

catdidit said...

WOWZA Theresa! I LOVE the paper you created, that is awesome! Gorgeous creation with such an awesome stamp set ;)!

Judy Covey said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Theresa.

JazzyH said...

Beautiful! I love the distress look.

Lori said...

Another beautiful set Theresa! Not to mention another amazing card!

JenMarie said...

Stunning! WOW!

Kurtis said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful set Theresa! and I love how you created your bg - the clock and hands look great on this pretty card!

Jessica said...

What a GORGEOUS card, Theresa!!!! Your set is so amazing... it's my favorite of yours so far and I'm wild about the others too! lol!

joy said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for explaining your technique -- makes me want to try it.

Banu said...

Gorgeous card and the stamp set is so versatile. Cannot wait to see the entire set.

Marsha said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Patti J. said...

Another amazing tutorial! Beautiful technique and beautiful card. Love that DP too! Thanks for sharing...

Tamara said...

AMAZING!! I love the background with all of the details you included. I love the smooshing colour, the mask, the antiqued images in the corners, and I really like the spinner on the clock. This is totally gorgeous.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

So gorgeous, Theresa!!! Beautiful work and design!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow Theresa!!!! What a simple but stunning way to do a bg!!!! I just LOVE this elegant new stamp set!!!!

Elena said...

What a stunning set you designed, Theresa! the card you created is amazing! Thank you for the tutorial!

Stampin' Pam said...

Theresa this is sensational! Fabulous BG technique and you had to go and put my most favoritist quote in all the world in this set huh huh huh?!?!?

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Scrubbysue said...

Oooooooh......theresa! so gorgeous!!! I LOVE how you did the bkgd. So nice!

Mary said...

When I looked at your card the first word that came to my mind was "phenomonal" I am so looking forward to the release of your set.

Mary

Donna said...

Wow! What a gorgeous piece! You never cease to amaze me. Thanks for th tutorial. I have to try this!

Selma said...

Another incredible set Theresa. Another one I MUST have. This is a gorgeous card. Thank you for the great tutorial.

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Sharri Seffens said...

Wow!! Theresa your card is gorgeous and your new set is the first on I will buy.

Deebi27 said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto...your crafting is just wonderful to see and inspire. I really like those warm colors you are using! Thanks Theresa! Deebi :)