Monday, October 19, 2009

Sending Smiles - A Special Delivery Blog Hop!

Hi! I made this card for a Special Delivery Blog Hop! This stamp set was designed by Tami Mayberry for Gina K Designs. It also has a wonderful companion set called Special Delivery Addition. These are both great foundation sets that can be used alone or can really expand the use and look of your existing stamp sets.

On my card, I wanted to focus on the individual stamp image and how it can be combined with small images you may already have, but also can be used with images that are bigger than the outline of the stamp image, to create a totally different look. This is another fab stamp set that will breathe new life into some of your older stamps.

Tami Mayberry, the Illustrator of these two stamp sets has invited a couple of her friends to join in on the blog hop tonight, so click on their blog links to see the projects they've created for us tonight:
Then, check in on these GinaK Designer's participating in the Blog Hop tonight:
After you're done hopping to all the Designer's blogs stop by GinaK's Idea Center here: Special Delivery & Special Delivery Addition for lots more ideas on how to use Tami's stamp sets. And, don't forget to check in on GinaK's blog so you can leave your comment to be entered as a chance to win these two stamp sets too!

Now for a few details...

I stamped the postage stamp image using Memento Tuxedo black ink on Pure Luxury White cardstock. Then I used post-it notes to mask off the edges, leaving a small white space along the sides.

Finished masking and stamped the pumpkins (from Autumn Beauty).

Stamped the remaining images.

Colored the images using Copic markers.

I put the post-it masks back in place and sponged some Vivid Tuscan Tan.

For the large panel, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Sweet Corn cardstock and sponged the edges with Vivid Coffee Bean ink.

Then I ran it through my Forest Branches Cuttlebug folder and sponged over the surface with a very dry sponge dauber, with more Coffee Bean ink.

I layered the postage stamp images with Pure Luxury Chocolate Chip and Fresh Asparagus. The CB panel was layered with Chocolate Chip and Ivory and the card base is Fresh Asparagus. The two ribbon bands are from the Autumn Ribbon Assortment. The sentiment is also from Special Delivery. I stamped it with Vivid Coffee Bean and used my SU Word Window punch to cut it out, then sponged a tiny bit of Coffee Bean around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

33 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Very very pretty! I also created a mask but did it by stamping the grid on a piece of acetate and then when I lay the acetate over the image I can see exactly what and where I am stamping / sponging... :) Great minds I tell ya!!! :)

Jan Castle said...

Absolutely FALL! Great card!
Jan Castle

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhh I love this Theresa. CUTE CUTE. I can see them used for EVERY season now!! Great idea!!!

Misti said...

WOW!! This is fabulous!!

Melissa Cash said...

Oh,I love it. I love the masking on this one!

Carolyn King said...

how beautiful. love how you combined the sets---looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

hey...totally gorgy...and ty for telling us HOW! lol that really helps folks like me...luv your work andthis card...very much! cher

Lori said...

As always, totally stunning Theresa!!!!! LOVE this card!!!!

jude said...

Absolutely stunning card for Autumn/fall .Simple but so elegant i love it the layout colouring the lot!
hugs judex

Melanie said...

love these images so much!!

Denise said...

Theresa, what a beautiful card! I just love how you added your images and your gorgeous coloring!

Karen V. said...

Another great card! That layout would work for every season!

JenMarie said...

W O W ~ Gorgeous!!

craftieodamae said...

Another gorgeous card!! Your coloring is always fantastic!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Theresa, Theresa......amazing combo of sets! Over the top!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning! (as usual) thanks for the great instructions.

catdidit said...

Awesome my friend! Love how you used the images and the coloring just rocks!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous! Love the whole look of it!!

joy said...

Oh, you have made forest branches look so elegant. I love it when you give us the details! You have me using the post-it-notes! Thanks for all you do for us!

Tami Mayberry said...

Beautiful!!!! I love how you always show the process. I am usually running so behind I am lucky to get a photo of the project! LOL

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ooooo those Autumn image stamps are fabulous!!!! I keep trying your sponging tutorials which are so awesome.........but I don't have anything worthy to show yet! LOL

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Theresa, this is stunning!! Thanks for the tutorial... must try!

Deebi27 said...

What holiday, season or event couldn't be use for this set...I'm thinking! That ribbon is great, the embossing adds a wonderful texture and what is the result...all kinds of beautiful!

Christi said...

Oh, wow!!! Your card is stunning!!! Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Jessica said...

Theresa, I LOVE your card - look at how perfectly your Autumn beauty set works with Tami's set!!

Patti J. said...

Hi Theresa! What a beautiful card! That is a wonderful stamp set. Thanks for another great tutorial! You rock!

debinicol said...

WOW! I love this layout and the colors, stamps, everything you chose were absolutely excellent! Great great job! TFS your unbelievable talent with the world of stampers!!

Jennie said...

Perfect fall card :o) Love the colors

Elena said...

This card is amazing! I love the stamps you created, Theresa! Thank you so much for sharing tutorial!

Granny P said...

Another beautiful card. Love how the chocolate chip layer really makes the images stand out.

Deb Neerman said...

Stunning!

Anonymous said...

Nice and thanks!

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