Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Very Merry Blog Hop!

Hi and and thanks for hopping along the A Very Merry Christmas blog hop! Tonight some members of the Gina K Design Team and CSS team, along with a few guests will be sharing ideas and inspiration using my new set, A Very Merry Christmas.

Here is a card I made using some of the fabulous new Pure Luxury card stock colors just released along with the bells from A Very Merry Christmas. More details below...

Would you like to win a set??? Just leave me a comment at the end of this post and be sure to leave me a way to contact you! I'll choose a winner Thursday night and post the winner's name on Friday.


For even more ideas using A Very Merry Christmas stamp set, visit the GinaK Idea Center here: A Very Merry Christmas. My tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out the tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool. We've also included Copic coloring links too.

Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:


September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:


and finally, my Guest Designers for A Very Merry Christmas:



I started by stamping the jingle bells with Versa Mark ink and heat embossing with Ranger Superfine gold embossing powder. Then I used Y17 Copic marker to color the shadows.

Added Y23.

Added Y21, leaving just a few small areas uncolored for highlights.

Used my blender pen to soften the transition from the yellow to white and then added YR14 to the holes in the bells. After coloring the bells, I cut them out, separating them from the ribbon.

Next, I stamped the image again, this time with Memento Tuxedo Black, and started coloring with R29.

Added R27.

Added R24.

Added R22.

sed an opaque white ink pen to add a few highlights to the ribbon.

Added Pop Dots to the gold embossed bells and attached them to the other bell image.

Sponged Certainly Celery ink (SU) to a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory paper.

Sponged Old Olive.

Sponged Vintage Green (Vivid) just on the very edges.

Stamped the holly flourish on two corners, using Vivid Olive ink.

I colored in the flourish with YG03 and used the fine tip on my Lady Bug Red Memento Marker to color the berries.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx, Good as Gold, Cranberry Tart and used a Fresh Asparagus card base. After assembling, I used Crystal Lacquer on the bells and ribbon. The sentiment is also from A Very Merry Christmas.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

82 comments:

JenMarie said...

W O W !
Stunning Theresa!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job, love it. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne (lhurlburt@cogeco.ca)

catdidit said...

so gorgeous Theresa! Love this layout too!

Tami said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!

Carolyn King said...

awesome theresa. LOVE your set and cannot wait to play with it some more!

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeous card!!! and I love this set!

Patti said...

This is gorgeous! I love your set!It's definitely on my "to get" list!:)gnellie6@gmail.com

Darla said...

I just love this new set!!
Gorgeous!!!
Thank you so much for all of your idea inspiring cards and your wonderful tutorials.

Darla

Janice M said...

Beautiful!!! I just Love those bells! I like how you do your shading, so pretty!

Lori said...

WOWZERS Theresa, your card is stunning!!!

mkdrain said...

Theresa, this set is so beautiful and I love all the samples I have seen.

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS CARD - Theresa!!! Wonderful card for the holidays!!! Love your tutorial :)!!! Hugs ~S~

scrappintlc said...

HI Theresa, gorgeous. The bells remind of Polar Express and the saying "I believe" The firplace brings back so many memories. . The feelings you capture in your drawings are remarkable and unmatched in the industry. Love ya.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card! I love it! Thanks, as usual, for the tutorial!
Sandra
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Betty Benton said...

Too tired to hop tonight, Theresa, but I'll certainly do it in the morning, after a good night's sleep!! Till then, zzzzzzz

Melissa Cash said...

What a beauty Theresa! I love the colors you used, I'm definately in the Christmas spirit now.

Jennie said...

This is gorgeous Theresa! Love the holly and those berries...you are so very creative. Thanks for the chance to win :o)

Jo said...

This is card is so beautiful. Thanks for showing us how you did it.
I need to get this set.

Jody
marcelis3@comcast.net

Deebi27 said...

You have done it again. Your bells are so festive looking and so ready to chime in the holiday season. Beautiful!

deebi27@tds.net

Darlene L said...

Just beautiful. Your coloring is so on spot for the jingle bells--I can almost hear them ring. I really like the step by step photos too. You have designed a wonderful set.
djstamper2003 at yahoo dot com

Selma said...

Another stunning card Theresa. Thank you so much for asking me to be one of your guest designers. I absolutely love this set.

Jane Wetzel said...

wow..awesome..thanks for the chance to win! :)
jakewetzma@aol.com

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Beautiful Theresa, just seen Selma's card too - its hard to imagion NOT making great cards with a set like this.
I can hardly wait for mine to arrive it must be enjoying it's world cruise!!

Betty N said...

Such a beautiful card! Your bells are so realistic!
Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful set!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh how I love this card! It's got all the perfect components, just like your stamp set. You are so talented, and we're so very lucky to be able to share!
~ky

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, another gorgeous card! I love the layout and the new pure luxury papers with it!
This set is awesome! I love it and can not thank you enough for asking me to be one of your guest designers!

kattfiveinfo said...

Beautiful card...I would love to win this set...
Thanks so much...
www.creationsbyjulie.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Beautiful card and great set! Would love to win it.
theresabeddy@aol.com

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful set, beautiful card! I would love to try my hand at it.

Toni

toninoggle at hotmail dot com

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love it! and your set!!!!

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Theresa! Your set is great!!

Susan White said...

Theresa this card is beautiful and the whole set beautiful also.

Deborah said...

I love this. Thanks for the demo of Copics.

Allison said...

So gorgeous! All the sponging is terrific...wish I could do it without it looking so silly...ha!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Of course this is just fabulously gorgeous........the gold embossing on the bells before coloring is genius and I'm totally CASEing that!!

MaxineD said...

What a beautiful card, and the insructions were so detailed - thank you so much. would love to win this wonderful set ;-)

NinaB said...

I just love that you show how you colored your images step by step. Well done, Theresa, and the results are stunning.

JessicaK said...

Beautiful beautiul card and thank you for sharing the coloring tutorial. This set is so gorgeous - fantastic job - and I'd love to win.

Chris P said...

those bells just leap out from the card . Can't wait to see the rest of the designs
Chris Pethers c.pethers@btinternet.com

misse336 said...

Beautiful card! I love how you used different colors to sponge the edge.

Gvendalen said...

so gorgeous set, Theresa! your card is stunning!
I love your set and would love to win it!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs

Miesdf said...

This is beautiful! I love your coloring and appreciate your tutorials! Your work is amazing.

Miesje
mieshop@verizon.net

jonim52 said...

Love this set and would love to own it! Thanks for all your tutorials, your work inspires me!

lisa808 said...

Magnificent card!!!

lisawhs808 at aol dot com

vmsitterly said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL........I'd love to have this set in my collection. thanks for the chance to win!!
Vicky~~

Jessica said...

Oh Theresa! I LOVE this! I didn't know you could emboss with gold and color with copics - I thought it would smear... but, they look perfect to me! Great job = I love your set.

Donna said...

I love coming to your blog. Not only are you a wonderful designer but you are so generous with sharing ideas with us! Thanks Theresa for yet another gorgeous stamp set! Your card is beautiful, as usual!

creativearts said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love this set but haven't been able to purchase it yet. The tutorial is great!
Eleanor

Sue D said...

Great card and set! I like how you show such detailed instructions on making your projects. The tip sheet will be very helpful too.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So very beautiful, Theresa! You never disappoint us .

faith said...

Love these stamps, nice coloring!

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh Theresa, I just love reading your blog and watching your project unfold. Your talent just amazes me. Thank you so much for so generously sharing with us, I know these tutorials take a good bit of time. And thank you for the opportunity to win this set!

Melissa.Banian at gmail.com

naneruth said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for showing such great step by step directions. A great set.
Nan
griffin64@centurytel.net

Katherine said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial on the coloring. I purchased some copic markers but am still very intimidated about using them.

StampinDi said...

Once again you haven't disappointed us. Your newest set is amazing. You are so talented! Your card is gorgeous. The blog hop was great with so many wonderful samples. I would be thrilled to win this set. I really enjoy visiting your blog. Your tutorials are so inspiring.

Teri said...

You are JUST SO TALENTED! Love your set and your coloring. So thankful for the tutorials too.

stephanie said...

What an amazing card. I love it and thank you so much for the tutorial. I just started with copics and this will help me so much.

Pat Jandacek said...

This is a beautiful set and I particularly like the bells. Your card is gorgeous. TFS your many talents.

StampinSher said...

This card is exquisite. Sharing the coloring technique is so helpful each time. The depth (3D & Layering) makes this card. Thanks for sharing!

starqueen said...

Hi Theresa,
Your card is really lovely. And thank you for such a wonderful step-by-step tutorial! Now I know I can do it!!
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful stamp set too!

starqueen15@comcast.net

Melanie said...

congrats on this timeless Christmas set, its sure to be a classic! :)

Jenny McGee said...

Beautiful card Theresa. I love this set. Thanks for a chance to win. To contact me jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Debbie said...

The timeless Christmas is great!!The card with the Bells and the one with the tree were great and will make great cards. Thanks for the set

djosmith@comcast.net

Sherry (Sheresa) said...

Absolutely stunning. I love all of your stamp sets!!

Sherry

Lori said...

You are so talented, Theresa! This is such a gorgeous card!!!

Elena said...

Wow! What a stunning card! Embossing, very charming colors, beautiful design - love this card, Theresa!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card, it almost glows!! Fabulous coloring and sponging. Congrats on another wonderful set.

Mary Strauser said...

Wow Theresa you have out done yourself. Love everything about the card and thanks for the tutorial.
Please enter me for the drawing.
Stampin hugs
MaryS

Anonymous said...

Wow! Another gorgeous card! I'm a huge fan of yours and love that you show us step by step how the card was made. Thanks for being so generous! cstargard@hotmail.com

Neesey said...

What a beautiful card. It gives me some ideas how to use my metallic paste. I'm lovin the new stamp set!

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! And I LOVE your new stamp set! Great tutorial, btw; thanks!!

Karen said...

Theresa your card is gorgeous!!!!!
I really like to colors and card stock you used too. Thanks for showing how you colored the image.

Karen

Kristie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!

msfreida said...

What a stunning card! You did a gorgeous job on this image! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us step by step how you colored and designed the card!
freida38801@yahoo.com

Laraine R said...

Wow!! An elegant beautiful card!! Love it!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
(spinners@myclearwave.net)

Sheri said...

oh what a beautiful set! And you really made it sing. Oh my, who wouldn't want to win this set? Thanks for the chance :)

Shawna said...

Gorgeous card! And thanks for showing us how you colored your bells.

Carole RB said...

Your card is beautiful

Casmiles said...

What a beautiful card. Winning this set could get me motivated to start my cards - early for a change...

Jan Castle said...

Just jingle those bells...sooooo cute! Thanks for the tutorial.
Jan Castle

Cheri Howard said...

What a stunning card!

Like2stamp@aol.com said...

Just simply GORGEOUS!