Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 3 - Autumn Beauty, Elegant Verses and Tropical Blooms

Hello and welcome to day three of previews for the new Gina K Designs release. Today we are sharing peaks of three new stamp sets. These, plus the four sets previewed the last two days, will all be available at Gina K Designs, Thursday at 10pm central.

First up, I am sharing a card I made using two of the new sets...

Tropical Blooms - illustrated by Gina K &

Elegant Verses - illustrated by Nina Brackett


The floral images in this card are from the new free with three stamp set, Tropical Blooms. This set has gorgeous floral silhouettes and foliage, perfect for two step stamping and a lot of the wonderful techniques Gina has shared on her StampTV videos.

On this card, I used two Memento markers to ink up my stamps, similar to the thumping technique. Then I embossed the images and sponged the background. The vertical panel is stamped using another image from the set.

The beautiful sentiment is from Nina Bracket's new stamp set, Elegant Verses. The sentiments and script in this set are so beautiful and were created to go with Nina's set last month, Elegant Post. All the inspiring sentiments will also work with so many of our other stamps. In this case, the sentiment was the perfect compliment to the Tropical Blooms images. (I will share the step by step photos for this card this weekend)


Autumn Beauty - illustrated by me


Next up is a card I made using the new stamp set I illustrated for Gina K Designs, called Autumn Beauty. I have been so anxious for the release of this set. I loved drawing these images and have been so excited to get to play with them as stamps. The set is full of Autumn inspired images and will work for fall, masculine, Thanksgiving and even Halloween cards, especially if combined with some of the Halloween sets like Spooky Silhouettes.This card also features my first ever digital papers, called All About Autumn.

To see more inspiration with the stamps previewed today, visit Gina's blog, the illustrator of Tropical Blooms and Nina Bracket , the illustrator of Elegant Verses.

For even more projects with tonight's two stamp sets, these Senior Design Team Members are participating in previews today: Asela, Carolyn, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika Jessica, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, and Melanie as well as our Center Stage Spotlight Design Team members:Shelly Wilson and Charlene Merrick

Our Release Party starts Thursday night at 7 pm CST. Please join us for contests questions, challenges, lots of chatter as well as a ton more samples shared by the Senior Design team members and our Center Stage Spotlight team too. See you tomorrow night!

And now a few details about my card...

I started by stamping the larger sunflower on Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock. Then I used my YR14 Copic marker in the deepest parts of the petals.

Blended out with Y17.

Filled in the rest of the petals with Y23.

Came back with YR14 for just a bit more shading and used my blender pen on the centers of the petals for some highlight.

Used E37 for the darkest parts of the flower center.

Filled in the rest of the center with YR14 and then blended with E33.

On the leaves and stem, I started with YG95.

Filled in with YG93.

Then added YG03 to make them just a bit brighter and used my blender pen for some highlights. Check out the pink smudge between the blender pen and the flower. I don't know how it got there, but it was a red blob to start. I tried using my blender pen to push the color through the paper, but it was taking forever. So I altered my plan. Instead of a nice emboss resist image, I decided to cut it out. Usually I can use my blender pen to push stray blobs either through the paper to the other side, or back into the lines if I gone over a bit. It's a lot easier to do with a lighter color.

Since I had room, I stamped the second image next to the first and colored it. As you can see, since I was planning to cut, I got quite wild in my coloring. Instead of coloring each petal individually, I treated it like a circle starting at the inside and working out.

After coloring and cutting my images, I used my oval Nestabilities to cut an oval. I left it in the die to do a little sponging, first with So Saffron (SU).

Then sponged Creamy Caramel (SU) very lightly.

To finish the card, I layered with my new All About Autumn digital papers, Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss and a Pure Luxury Ivory cardbase. The sentiment tag was cut out using Nestabilities, again sponging while still in the die. The ribbon and brads are from the new StampTV kit, Signs of Autumn.

I hope to see you tonight at the party. Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

30 comments:

Donna said...

GORGEOUS!! wow-LOVE your layouts!!

Carolyn King said...

They are both gorgeous Theresa! LOVE your newest set---you are amazing gf!

Maria Levine said...

LOVE both! That sunflower is awesome!!!!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous, Theresa! I LOVE your new set and know everyone else will too!!! Great cards tonight!

thestampinglady said...

I am loving your new set. The mailbox is spot on. I live in a very rural area in the Midwest and our mailboxes have a similar feel. In Gina's sneaks last week--I even guessed you for the mailbox.

Shelly W said...

Your cards are works of art!! I loved working with your stamp set. I will be adding more cards to show for Thursday night.
Thanks for making such a beautiful stamp set!

vdutchr said...

Excellent set this month! That paper is fabulous!

Loved your flower card - stunning!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

YOU are amazing!!! I love this new Autumn set!!!! It will help me finally learn (I hope!!!) how to do scene cards better!!! Your cards are just stunning!!!

Melanie said...

congrats on another fabulous set!! gorgeous cards, I can't wait o get my printer working again to use your yummy new papers, way to go!!

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa, and I'm head-over-heels in love with your newest set! A must-have ... perfect for Fall projects but now that you mention it, wonderful for The Dreaded Man Card, too! Genius!!

Anita said...

Wow! Amazing cards!

"Tillymint" said...

Another gorgeous set from you Theresa - can't wait to see all the images! I loooove the mailbox and the scarecrow - these sunflowers are amazing too!
Looking forward to the release party!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Yippie! It's finally Thursday and I can't wait to see everything! This is just amazing work, Theresa! Isee endless possibilities!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Amazing cards, Theresa! Your new set and papers are looking awesome! Can't wait to see everything!

Kurtis said...

Beautiful as always! Love your coloring!

CraftieConnie said...

Wow, love the colors and of course your coloring Theresa! Your layouts are gorgeous!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! I especially love the sunflowers! Can't wait to see your whole set. What I've seen so far is wonderful!

Jennie said...

Love your layouts and this new set is amazing! Love it!!!! You are draw so beautifully and make us all look so good with your images :o)

Tanya said...

These are beautiful!!
I LOVE your style of drawing!

Giovana said...

Beautiful!!!
God bless
Giovana

GaMtnScrap said...

Such pretty cards, I especially love the sunflower one. Sunflowers always make me happy!

JazzyH said...

Wow that is so beautiful.

redwasher1 said...

So beautifully done Theresa! I love your new set it is just perfect!!

dee marie said...

Theresa, your new set is gorgeous! I have been in search for a fall set like this for quite some time - absolutely perfect! Your cards are beautiful! I can't wait until the party later! See you there!

Lori said...

You are so very talented, Theresa! Your illustrations are awesome, your cards (elements, sketch), and your coloring...wow!

Stampin' Pam said...

You have hit one out of the park Theresa - I SO love that you help us to learn by doing your coloring step by step - I know that is an extra lot of work for you but SO appreciated by us. Going to love this set for sure -

Payne Holler Cards said...

WOW! patiently (not really) waiting for party - have about 3 minutes....so appreciate the time you take to walk us through step-by-step! lol
Linda

Elaine said...

These are beautiful cards! Thanks for all the great coloring tutorials!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, Your cards are simply gorgeous! I love, love, love, your new set! I am taking a half a day of vacation tomorrow so I can stop at Gina's store to get my hands on it right away!

Anonymous said...

wonderful sunflowers i think that they are one of my favorite flowers .Thank you for inspiring me