Monday, November 30, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 1 - Tech Talk and Lovely Shelf

It's time for a new Gina K Designs Preview! Today, I am sharing projects from two wonderful new stamp sets that will be available from Gina K this Thursday night.

Tech Talk - illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger

Tech Talk is Melanie Muenchinger's latest set of amazing stamp designs. I am excited about this set because it will be so great for teens and guy cards. It is always hard to make cards for teens, but the hip, modern images and sentiments in this set are perfect for teens.

I used the laptop image, colored with Copics, and sponged the center (screen). Then I added two of the sentiments included in the set. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey Lime Rickey and the grey layer is sponged and then stamped with several of the "emoticons" from Tech Talk.

Check out the two new cardstock colors Gina is releasing this month! The blue layer is called Ocean Mist and the cardbase layer is called Crème de Menthe. I love these new colors.

Here is CAS card I did using Tech Talk. The clean lines in this set will be perfect for quick CAS cards. I stamped the coffee mug on Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight cardstock and colored it with Copics. Then I scored some accent lines, using my Scor-pal and added some self adhesive nail heads. Easy peasy and only took about 5 minutes to make.



Lovely Shelf - illustrated by Nina Bracket

Nina Bracket has created such a beautiful, elegant set of images! There is so much to choose from in this set, a fabulous scroll shelf, teapot, multiple vases of flowers, beautiful sentiments and more. It is packed full of gorgeousness! More details about my card below, but for now...

To see even more ways to use these fabulous stamp sets, please check tonight's featured Illustrator's blogs:

Then, visit our Designer's blogs participating in the previews tonight:


We also have two of our special Center Stage Spotlight Designer's joining us with samples as well:

To make my Lovely Shelf card, I started by stamping one of the flower vases and colored with Copic markers. I used RV29 toward the center of the petals.

Added RV25.

Used my blender pen to help spread the ink toward the highlighted areas.

On the stem and leaves, I started with G28.

Added G24.

Used my blender pen to again, allow the ink to spread into the highlighted areas.

Used Y17 for the flower centers, C3 for the vase and B00 with the blender pen for the water.

I used my rectangle Nestabilities to cut out the image and sponged Creamy Caramel ink (SU) while still in the die, then used C1 to add a shadow near the bottom.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss and Ivory, and SU Pretty in Pink. The designer paper is from Basic Grey Bittersweet. I used my Martha Stewart lace border punch along the bottom and added self adhesive pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with two more previews, one of which is my new set! Have a great day!!!

28 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

woooo hooooo! love these and crazy for the new colors!!!!

Carolyn King said...

Great cards...love the cas mug card--perfect! Your flower is gorgeous. LOVE the lace loook with the dp! Beautifully done!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Incredible samples, Theresa! Love the girlie floral card, the wonderfully colorful computer card, and the fantastic clean and simple mug card! Amazing, as always! :)

vdutchr said...

Gorgeous samples Theresa!! That flower one is beautiful!!

Selma said...

Oh Theresa. These are fantastic. The Lovely Shelf card is so pretty and elegant. Really like the other two cards too.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh simply gorgeous!!!! I love the light sponging on the computer monitor!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa!!! Love them all and especially, like Lee, you give nice hugs online. *smile*

Janice M said...

Wow Theresa!! That flower card is just Gorgous!!! Love everything about it! :)

wordbird said...

Jeepers! These are all gorgeous Theresa! Thanks for showing a CAS card as well tonight! I love them all! ;D Diana

Jessica said...

Theresa - I KNEW you'd blow me away with Nina's set and you did!!! Both cards are so perfect - but that one with Nina's image is over the top amazing!!

tlgirl353 said...

Theresa- your work always blows me away!

Alita said...

Theresa,
all of your projects are amazing but that last card shelf is faboo!
Thanks for sharing

JessicaK said...

Crazy for these new sets! That coffee card was just made for me, I think, and I appreciate the variety of levels you've given us to ogle. Thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

Beautiful cards!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Beautiful cards Theresa!

joy said...

You lovely shelf card is breath taking. It is absolutely stunning! The colors are so soft and appealing.

Melanie said...

love the mug one esp!!! the scoring and nailheads are perfect!!! great designs, all!!
((((HUGS)))) :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful work as always, Theresa! These are goign to be so fun to work with!

NinaB said...

Okay, I am so in love with your Lovely Shelf card. I love all the delicate and elegant details. And your CAS card is just fantastic. Mel's sentiments will make it easy to create a gift set with your design.

Karen W said...

I love the shelf card, just stunning!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your samples are amazing, but I didn't expect anything less from you!

Paula Laird said...

Fantastic cards!!! love the CAS one! Thank you so much for the mini-tutorial! Your coloring is always stunning!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fantastic preview cards, Theresa! Love the Tech Talk samples and you've colored the flower vase so beautifully!

catdidit said...

so stunning T!! I am loving that flower one, such awesome coloring as usual1!

Jennie said...

Your cards are gorgeous Theresa! Love the layout for the computer one and your floral with Nina's is stunning!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, Gorgeous cards as always! I love the flower card and the cup card is perfect. Some day I will master CAS cards.

Kathy H said...

Lovely!!!

buggin2stamp said...

Oh Theresa, your flower card is absolutely breathtaking. I love all the frilly details and your coloring is amazing as ususal. :o) I also adore you Techie cards. Love the simple coffee mug card.