It's day two of the Gina K Previews and I have samples to share with you from two fabulous new stamp sets...
Lord of the Season - by Nina Brackett
I used Lord of the Season, illustrated by Nina Brackett to make this card. You are going to love this beautiful set of seasonal topiary trees. The images in this set are so elegantly drawn and so charming!
I used Copics to color my image and then pulled out my Quickie Glue Pen and added some Doodblebug Glitter to bling it up just a tad. After coloring, I cut out the image using rectangle nestabilities and then sponged while still in the die, using Pretty in Pink ink. I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx, White and a piece of Basic Grey Bittersweet DP.
Hip to be Square - by Melanie Muenchinger
This card features images from Melanie Muenchinger's latest, Hip to be Square. This set has a large "window" background stamp and accompanying images. You are going to love the versatility of this set. I had so much fun making this card! The snowman was created using all separate stamps, so you can move his face around, point his nose in different directions and even tip his hat!
Head over to GinaK's blog to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the new stamp sets being previewed tonight our blogs!
Then, check in with the Illustrators of our two stamp sets featured tonight:
Nina Brackett: Lord of the Season
Melanie Muenchinger: Hip to be Square
Design Team Members participating in the hop tonight:
CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
And now here are the details from my snowman card...
I started by stamping the large window stamp.
Then I used post-it notes to mask of the side and bottom of one square and stamped the circle, eyes/mouth, nose and hat. I used the mask because I wanted my snowmen to be peeking out from the squares.
Moved my masks and stamped another snowman.
Moved my mask again and stamped another snowman. This time I stamped the hat so that it wasn't touching his head.
I used a Tuxedo Black Memento marker to draw in his twiggy arms to be waving "hello."
I added a bit of shading using Copic markers, starting with C3 around the outer edges of his head.
Added C1 and then used my blender pen to soften the edges of the marker line.
Used the same colors to do the remaining snowmen.
I used three separate stamps to make the ornament, the circle, the sentiment and the nifty little topper piece. To color, I started with R29 along the outside.
Filled in with R22, leaving just a tiny sliver for a highlight.
I used Crystal Lacquer on the ornament to make it shine and a tiny bow. On the snowmen hats, I added some little green sprigs that were the little punched out pieces from an EK Success corner punch. Then I added some red Stickles for the berries (couldn't get those berries to show up well in the photo). I used a pale blue Copic to add a little shading around the edges of the squares. Layered with Pure Luxury Rocket Red and used a Pure Luxury Base Weight White card base.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with a preview of the new StampTV kit! There is still time to enter my blog candy below. Have a great day!