I made some toffee and used it to fill one of the large clear boxes that Gina carries (there is also one included in the Holiday Cheers StampTV Kit. I made a little paper tray to fit the box, lined it with parchment paper and placed my toffee in it, then just slid the tray right into the box.
I stamped the Home For the Holidays stamp with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Gold embossing powder. Then I punched it out and layered with Cranberry Tart and Good as Gold Pure Luxury papers. The corner piece was made with Melanie's new Festive Frame stamp, embossed with gold and colored with Copics.
Next up is a super cute new set from Rupa Shevde, called Winter Friends. You are going to love these adorable winter images. As soon as I saw this penguin, I knew I wanted to do a reflection technique with him. All the details on how I made this card are below.
For more inspiration, we have a couple of our Center Stage Spotlight Designers joining in the previews tonight. Here are their blog links:
Then, stop by these GinaK Designers' blog for even more projects with tonight's stamp sets:
Our Release party will be held tomorrow night over on SCS in GinaK's Forum from 7-10 pm CST. We'd love to have you join in the fun! There will be contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots more samples from our designers throughout the party! I'll be hosting a challenge and hope you'll play along.
To make the penguin card, I first inked up the stamp, leaving the little motion swirls un-inked.
Then I stamped the penguin on my mirror image stamp. I huffed on the image and stamped that on my cardstock.
After stamping the reverse image, I stamped the regular image above it, lining up the skates. I've found that it is usually easier to stamp the reverse image first and then line up the straight image second.
I colored using Copics, starting with N7 on the top image.
Then I added N5, blending out from the previous color and used it in the shadows of my reflection. For a more realistic look, color your reflection lighter that your image.
Added N3 to the top image, leaving a few areas uncolored. Then added it to the reflection where I had used N5 above.
Filled in both images with C1.
Used R27 on the hat.
Added R24, and used it on the reflection, where I had used R27 on the top image.
Added R22 to the reflection.
Used the blender pen on both hats to soften the highlights.
Used B23 to highlight the swirls and E51 & R20 to add some shading to the belly, cheeks and arms.
After coloring, I used my Versa Mark pen to go over the entire images and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I used torn post-it notes to mask off the ice and sponged Bashful Blue.
Sponged Ballet Blue.
Sponged Vivid Inky Blue.
Removed the mask and sponged Bashful Blue around the outer edges. .
Sponged Ballet Blue around the outer edges. I also sponged Vivid Inky Blue around the outer edges, but I didn't get that pictured. I used the mask again in the background and sponged a bit of Bashful Blue to create some faint snow banks.
Used Liquid Applique to make the white parts on the hat look puffy. Added a sentiment from the Winter Friends set, some piercing, and some red brads (from the Holiday Cheers StampTV kit). I layered with Black Onyx and White Pure Luxury cardstock. My card base is another gorgeous new Pure Luxury color, called Smokey Gray. I love this color!
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