Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gina K Preview - Special Delivery and A Very Merry Christmas

Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add-on - illustrated by Tami Mayberry

Hello and welcome to the first night of previews for the Gina K Designs September release. I am so thrilled to be sharing a project by a brand new illustrator to Gina K, the fabulous Tami Mayberry!

For her debut, Tami has illustrated two wonderful stamp sets. The first is called Special Delivery and has fun assortment of images for creating postage/postcard inspired cards and projects for nearly any occasion. The add-on set has a large background stamp and other elemental images that coordinate perfectly with Special Delivery.

For my card, I decided to go with a Christmas theme. I stamped the ornaments and colored them with Copics, then heat embossed with clear. Then I sponged just a bit of Certainly Celery ink and stamped the holiday themed post mark image. For the background, I stamped the snowflake from Special Delivery, using Versa Mark and then heat embossed the flakes, so they would stay white. Next I sponged the background using Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue inks, then stamped the large postage background stamp from Special Delivery Add-on.

I layered using Pure Luxury Black Onyx and the brand new Vibrant Violet card stock! I love this new color! You'll be able to purchase it as a solid color pack or it is also part of the new Autumn Assortment Color Paper Pack.



A Very Merry Christmas - illustrated by me!

Here is a sample using my new set, A Very Merry Christmas. I picked my favorite image from the set to make my card. I also used the new Good As Gold Pure Luxury card stock for my card base.

Would you like to win my new set? Leave me a comment at the end of this post for a random chance to win. I'll leave the contest open until Wednesday night at midnight and announce the winner shortly before the release party on Thursday.

Stop by GinaK's blog today to add your comment to her blog entry for another chance to win the new stamp sets being previewed tonight on our blogs!

Then, check in with the Illustrator of the other stamp sets featured tonight:

Tami Mayberry: Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add-on

Design Team Members participating in the hop tonight:
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger

CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Kay Simmons
Linda Payne

Now here are a few details about my card...


I stamped the jingle bells with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then used Copic markers to color, starting with Y17 on the darkest parts of the bells.

Then added Y23.

I added a little Y21 (sorry I didn't get a picture of that), then blended it all with my blender pen.

For the openings in the bells, I used E35 and YR12.

On the ribbon, I started with R29 in the darkest areas.

Added R27.

Then added R24. I filled in with R22. Sorry another missing photo. After coloring, I cut out the image.

For the background, I sponged So Saffron on a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock.

Then sponged Creamy Caramel.

I stamped the sentiment with Memento Black and then added the snowflakes, stamped with Creamy Caramel. Layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss and Rocket Red, with the new Good as Gold for my cardbase. (those brads are from the new StampTV kit!)

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with more previews and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win my new set!

Have a great day!

104 comments:

Janice M said...

Beautiful cards Theresa! I LOVE your Very Merry Christmas set.

scrappintlc said...

I am in love with those bells, I am on pins and needles waiting to see the full set. And as always thank you for showing us your wonderful coloring techniques.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Lovely projects - and Thanks for the wonderful Copics tutorial! It's always nice to have a step by step to look at - builds confidence! :)

Cindi L said...

It just wouldn't be Christmas without jingle bells and these are really lovely.

Donna said...

beautiful, yet CAS

JenMarie said...

STUNNING Theresa, as always!!!

Karen Knegten said...

Theresa- another beautiful set- can't wait to see the rest of it.
This looks to be a great way for us to make gorgeous cards this year!

Deebi27 said...

What a great match Special Delivery and A Very Merry Christmas. Your ornament card is just wonderful. Several steps, but so well worth the result! The bells stamp is so elegant looking. GREAT work Theresa!

Marsha said...

You did it again Theresa. Wonderful stamps. What beauties to work with.

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful cards Theresa and I just love your pretty bell stamp!! nicely colored!!

Brandi W. said...

Wow, what beautiful cards! I love the sneak peeks of your new set, I can't wait to see the whole thing!

Anita said...

Beautiful cards! Awesome sets! Great tutorial!

"Tillymint" said...

Theresa .......love your bells! the card you've made is very elegant too!

joy said...

What pretty cards! Love the snowflakes - would be nice to have a white Christmas. Beautiful job!

Sheila said...

I adore the special delivery add ons. But the Jingle Bells are to die for.

I love your coloring. Thanks for adding it for the bells.

TFS

Far North said...

I love how bells ring in this very special season! Thank you so much for sharing you special gifts with all of us!

Melissa Cash said...

I am so loving this set Theresa! Your jingle bells card is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this beauty!

Melanie said...

Lovely cards! Your new set is just beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win!

Melanie

Betty N said...

Your cards are beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your set! The Christmas tree and bells
are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

snowcountry311 said...

what a stunning set! and lovely card. guess i will have to cave and buy more copics! just haven't found anything that colors as well. tfs

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card!
I just love your Merry Christmas jingle bells -- I wish I could work with this set and I also wish for Copics to color them with. Thank you for sharing your talents. Your tutorials are awesome!! ~Amy S.~

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Theresa!! Your coloring is amazing!!

God bless
Giovana

Carla said...

Theresa, both of your cards are lovely, and your new set looks like it is going to be an absolute winner!

LauriP said...

I love your cards. They are gorgeous! Thank you for the copic tutorial. I can use all the help I can get.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh gorgeous!!! I love the snowflake bg of the stamp design!!! And those bells are just beeeeautiful!!! This set of yours is just perfectly cozy and elegant at the same time!!!

Mary said...

Theresa your new sei is Beatiful!And we haven't even seen the whole thing yet!
And I love how you used Tami's set also!
Thankyou for again coming up with another beautiful set,and for all the hard work that goes into that!

Karabeth said...

love your stamp and card. i appreciatethe illustrations on colors used with the copic marker and where to color to get the shading

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Wow, Theresa! These stamps are awesome! The cards are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jennifer Love said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!

NinaB said...

These are so beautiful, Theresa. I love your new set!

jonim52 said...

Theresa, I love the preview of your new set. It will definitely be on my wishlist for this release. Thank you so much for the copic tutorials. I really find them helpful!

Aimee said...

what a beautiful set....

Mary Ann T said...

With these bells and the tree that Gina K used I know this is a must have set! I also wanted to take a moment to say how much I enjoy your blog. I look forward to seeing that you have a new post, because you are so great about sharing how you achieved your effects. I certainly get more from my Copics because of you! Thanks.

Marsha said...

Very nice cards! I love the bell image out of your new set "A Very Merry Christmas". Thanks for the chance to win!

catdidit said...

I just love your postage stamp! So stunning! and the bells from your set so rock my friend! Even your CAS cards are soo gorgeous!

Terri E. said...

Your coloring is simply stunning! I can't wait to see more throughout the week.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so glad I have not started my Christmas cards yet! You did not let us down with this amazing set! Theresa, you rock darlin!

Patti J. said...

OMG Theresa, I can't wait to see this full set! I want it!

Lynda said...

Novel idea for a Holiday theme! I always look forward to the Gina K reveals and this one is no exception.

Payne Holler Cards said...

your cards are just always beautiful! I LOVE this set...cant wait for release party :)))

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--love all your coloring tips and can't wait to see the entire set!

Lisa H. said...

Oh, I just L-U-V those jingle bells! Thanks for giving us the copics tutorial, I'm still trying to get the shading right using mine. Thanks for giving us a chance to win your new set!

Jessica said...

Beautiful, Theresa!!!! I LOVE both of your card and wish I knew your secret for taking such gorgeous photos of your projects! You always showcase them so beautifully...

I adore those bells of yours... they look awesome with the gold cardstock!

Jessica said...

Beautiful, Theresa!!!! I LOVE both of your card and wish I knew your secret for taking such gorgeous photos of your projects! You always showcase them so beautifully...

I adore those bells of yours... they look awesome with the gold cardstock!

Pamm said...

I love the bells! Makes me want to sing carols. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two beautiful cards, Theresa! I just love your new set! Can't wait to see more!

Theresa said...

Love your cards as always. Looking forward to seeing all the sets. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jenny McGee said...

Theresa, those bells are adorable. It reminds me of the movie The Polar Express, Love that movie. anyway great card and thanks for a chance to win.

Deb C said...

Wow, so beautiful and thanks for the tips and color suggestions for the copic markers on the jingle bells.

I can't wait to get my hands on this set!

Kimmiek said...

They are all so very pretty & well put togetehr.. :]

TY for showing how you colored in with your Copics!!
Shading will be an issue I must always work on!
I am still learning & gleen tips wherever I can find them!
You are a great artist!!

Kathy W said...

Thank you for the great detail on how you used your Copic markers to color the bells. This is so helpful. This stamp set looks wonderful (I love these bells and the tree from Gina's blog). Congrats on this beautiful set!

Maria Levine said...

Both are beautiful! Your coloring is always amazing! You must have a dauber for every color! Beautiful stuff. Look forward to seeing the full sets.

Robin said...

Thank you for the great coloring tutorial!!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards...am loving those jingle bells, and loved seeing how you used the Copics!

Beverly Kissler said...

First of all thank you so much for the copic tutorial I really appreciated that. I love Christmas and I LOVE your stamps I have seen in this set so far. Fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous as always! I check your blog every morning and your beautiful creations are always inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win this set. Can't wait to see it all!

Darla said...

This is gorgeous as usual Theresa!!
I love this stamp set from what I've seen and used with the new papers is just beautiful!!

Thanks,
Darla

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the image anad the great coloring! TFS!

AG said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented!
~Angie

Clara said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors and I would love to win this set. Thanks for the chance.

StampinDi said...

Theresa-your samples are gorgeous as always. Your new set is fanastic. Can't wait to see all of it. Once again you haven't let us down. You are such a talented and creative person.

Corrine Ann said...

Very pretty card! I love the bells and am looking forward to seeing the rest of the set. This one will be a must have set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Theresa, I love your stamp sets! This looks like another gorgeous set. I love that you show us how you color the images and what colors you use. Thank You, Christar

Jennie said...

Your cards are beautiful Theresa! Love the card you made with Tami's new postage set. And so love the first images I have seen with your newest set!!! Gorgeous cards!!! Thanks for the chance to win :o)

Susan said...

Looks like another beautiful stamp set from you. I love the tree and bell images that I have seen so far. Thanks for the chance to win this great set.

Cri said...

Just lovely..Can't wait to see it all...Thanks for the chance to win...

Donna said...

Hi Theresa! Wonderful cards! I've already fallen in love with your set and I can't wait to see the rest of the set. Thanks you for illustrating such timeless images. They make stamping so fun! Hugs!

liannallama said...

what a lovely card! Thanks for posting the details!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, both cards are beautiful but I abasolutely love the bells!

Jackie said...

Lovely cards! These new stamp sets look amazing, those bells are just stunning! I love how you colored them in! What an amazing job! I can't wait to see your full set!

Lori said...

The embossing is just beautiful on the Special Delivery card. I absolutely l-o-v-e the bells, can't wait to see the whole Set!!!!! Your card is so elegant.

harrahx2 said...

I hear the bells ringing as I type this thank you because you all share so much beauty.

Pat Jandacek said...

Hi, Theresa - Your rendition of jingle bells is gorgeous and I love the 'out of the box' treatment of the ribbons on your lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win this great set.

Stampin' Pam said...

Doin the happy dance as Theresa hits ANOTHER one out of the park - yes ladies and gentlemen that is the AMZING Theresa Momber at work here. With a simple yet dyno-mite layout and a beautifully illustrated new stamp set - Unbelieveable - Unbelievable!

Ronda C. said...

Wooo! I love your bells! They are sooo cute! I would love to win your set!

Ronda C.

debinicol said...

WOW these are really cool bells! I would love to have them...will get them someway or another! Thanks for a chance though!

Carolyn King said...

they are both fabo girl!!! Beautiful new set---just love it!

Elena said...

Beautiful projetcs, Theresa! I love the new set you created!
And what a cute special delivery card!
Looking forward for tomorrow's cards!

Heather said...

Theresa, you make it all look so easy. I am an eager student - and I know you are a patient teacher as I'm still here learning, lol! -
and I am so grateful that you share your creations. Thank you for their beauty and for the continuous hope of improvement. I strive, I truly do, to do better :)

paradise45 said...

Totally awesome card...I can't wait to see the rest of the set!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Elaine said...

I'm loving the images in your new set! They look fun to color!

Nancy said...

Fantabulous images in your new set and the bell card is gorgeous!

But I can't imagine ever seeing a work of yours I didn't like!!!

Thanks for inspiring us!
Nancy

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - Theresa - these are GORGEOUS cards!!! Love your tutorial...I have so much to learn - he,he,he!!!Hugs ~S~

Anonymous said...

Well they are lovely cards! the set is great! ty for sharing and the ideas you always share..you are one talented lady! tyvm Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

thestampinglady said...

Theresa looks like another great set designed by you. I really like your style. Thanks for the chance to win a set also. Good luck with your release.

Sharon W. said...

I love your stamp sets and this one looks to be another must have. I love all of your work, thanks for the chance to win this great set.

Laraine R said...

These are beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

akagreenhouse said...

Theresa, Your stamps are gorgeous! I love the tree and the bells are just wonderful! I can't wait to see the next thing you create!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Cathy

Betty M said...

Love both of your cards - I am so enjoying the new Christmas set --- can't wait to get my hands on it. Christmas is my most favourite time of the year to make cards. Thank you for sharing all of your creations with us.

lauriewe said...

I love the stamps, and your great tutorials for coloring with copics- just building my sets now and I frequently check your blog for what colors would be good ones to add!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful as always and the new image is very classy!

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh Theresa its just lovely! Congrats on another wonderful stamp set! And thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Melissa
melissa.banian@gmail.com

Miriam said...

I absolutely love your new set! It is my favorite of the new releases. Your card is stunning.
Thank you for the chance to win this amazing stamp set and for sharing your many talents with us.

Anonymous said...

I love these bells! Thanks so much for the step by step on coloring with the Copics. I only have a few but am practicing and find your step by step photos very helpful!
Karen

TexasGrammy said...

Theresa,
"Hands down" .... this is the best new Christmas set that I have seen. I love everything I've seen, from Gina's first card to yours ... You deserve High Fives, ma'am!!

~Bev

disney2max said...

I would so love to win this set!! I have become such a fan of yours! Such talent!!! I look forward to the released from everyone each month, but, I must admit, I REALLY look forward to seeing what amazing things you have come up with!!! :D

Amanda R said...

I love the xmas bells, such an original idea, I don't think I have ever seen that for a stamp. And you are so generous to share your techniques with us too. I am in awe of talent like yours and wish you all the best.

Jessica said...

Oh man! I LOVE both of these cards!!! Great job - and thank you so much for your coloring tutorial again! Your Christmas stamp set is one of my favorite EVER!

Shelly said...

Theresa,
I love your coloring; you make it look SO easy! I really like what I have seen from your new set...can't wait to see more!

Pat said...

Love what I've seen. Can't wait to see the rest. Have been looking for a great set to make my cards this year.
Pat

Linda L said...

This is so beautiful! And 100 comments. Wow

GaMtnScrap said...

Love your cards, those jingle bells are just so Merry Christmas-y! Your new set looks like a great go-to favorite set, for sure!

And thanks for showing in detail how you color things in, that is such a great learning tool for me!

Christi said...

I love your Special Delivery card...so cute! Wow, your card with the bells is gorgeous! I am loving all the previews from your new set! I can't wait to see the whole thing on Thursday night! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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