Wednesday, September 16, 2009

School, Sports, Spirit Blog Hop!

Today we are having a blog hop featuring Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set, School, Sports, Spirit! I love how this set and Melanie's previous sets, Just So Sporty and Sporty Accessories, coordinate so perfectly with each other, yet also are complete sets. You could have one, two or all three in your collection and have so many cardmaking options.

I decided to use stamps from all three sets on my card. The jacket is from School, Sports, Spirit, the football from Sporty Accessories and the sentiment is from Just So Sporty.

For even more samples of the School Sports Spirit stamp set, please visit the Illustrator of the set, Melanie Muenchinger's blog. Melanie will be offering her new stamp set as blog candy tonight too - so we hope you'll take the time to comment on her blog for your chance to win this spectacular stamp set!

After visiting Melanie, hop over to her guest designer Melissa Shultz's blog for a special card she'll be sharing with us tonight.

Melanie has also asked a few members from StampTV to join us in showcasing her new set, so please check out her friends' blogs here:


Then, stop by these GinaK Design Team Members' blogs participating in Melanie's blog hop tonight:

And here are a few details from my card...

I colored the images with Copic markers, starting with R29.

Added R27.

Filled in with R24.

I used N3 to add some shading and my blender pen to add some highlights.

I used E37, E35 and E57 on the football.

To make the background panel, I sponged So Saffron on Pure Luxury white paper.

Sponged More Mustard.

Then sponged Creamy Caramel.

Finally, sponged some Chocolate Chip, just along the bottom.

I used the small start from Lazy Days of Summer to create a pattern. The ones near the top, I inked with Creamy Caramel, then stamped off once before stamping. Then toward the bottom, I stamped fully inked.

I layered with a piece of Creamy Caramel, sponged with Chocolate Chip and embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. Then layered with Pure Luxury Rocket Red and Chocolate Kiss.

I finished the inside with Pure Luxury Ivory and Rocket Red and added a few more images from School, Sports, Spirit.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

29 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

How cool!! I LOVE the warmth of your card. GREAT job using all three sets in this one card!

Janice M said...

Great masculine card! I love your layout and the sponged panel w/ stars that you made!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, Wow! I love everything about this card especially the warm colors.

redwasher1 said...

Fantastic card Theresa!! I love the colors and well, everything!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You always blow me away with your sponging and color choices. Beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ooooo I love the stars in the bg!!! What a gorgeous card.....yep, sports CAN be gorgeous!!! LOL

TexasGrammy said...

It's wonderful! Your colors really make this stand out, Theresa!

~Bev

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This jacket card is amazing! Thank you so much for saving my post! You are an angel!

Melanie said...

LOVE the star background you made to go with!!

Lori said...

Fantastic male card Theresa!! WOW!!!

joy said...

The details on your cards is amazing. It inspires me!

Anesha said...

Another beautiful card, your colouring is super. Anesha

Matilde Hanna said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for Sharing - love the tutorial - appreciate all the help I can get. I love learning from the best. Love your style. Thanks.

Teri said...

Beautiful! I love how the jacket just stands out so much and is highlighted. The colors are phenomenal. Thanks for the tutorial too!

Jennie said...

Love this Theresa! Especially the stars behind the jacket....so cool looking :o)

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Donna said...

love your star bg paper! the colors on this card are perfection!

Marimer said...

Hola Teresa, yo sé que no puedo ponerte en mi blog en la pagina principal, aunque me encantaría, para que mis amigas vieran tus trabajos y la forma con la que coloreas los stamps, que para mi eres el numero 1, eres una gran profesora y enseñarias a mucha gente. Besitos.

Carolyn King said...

beautiful sporty card (never thought i would say those words together!)............thanks for the coloring tutorial too...I seriously need to follow these---you are rockin the copics!

Norine said...

love the rich colors and the design
as always
Hugs
Norine

Lori said...

I'll say it again...you are so, so talented! One of these days I'll have those Copics and be able to try to "copy" your cards! lol! Thank you so much for the card and stamp set, I'll be blogging about it.

Gvendalen said...

Beautiful card, Teresa! Love your coloring.
Please pop over to my blog where I have a little something waiting for you.
Hugs

Giovana said...

Super cool card Theresa! Wonderful colors and design. Your rock girl.
Thanks for the inspiration
God bless
Giovana

buggin2stamp said...

I am in awe of your coloring skills once again. Your card is amazing.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for the breakdown of how you did this card, love it!

Elena said...

Fantastic card, Theresa! I love the colors you chose! Love the inside too!

Maria Levine said...

Simply stunning! I love what you did and the colors you used! Perfect for fall!

Sandra said...

Thanks again - you are amazing!
Love, LOVE, L O V E your style!
Sandra

Jessica said...

Oh Theresa! This is so amazing - the colors, the layers, the dimension!! I LOVE it!