Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gina K Preview - Life is Good and Warm and Wonderful

Life is Good

I'm so excited to be previewing my newest stamp set for Gina K Designs, today! It is called Life is Good, and it is full of outdoorsy images, great for making masculine or scene cards and pages. On this first card, I used colors from the color challenge at SCS today. I colored the log cabin with Copics and cut it out, then sponged the background.

On this sample, I sponged the background first and then stamped the grass, trees and deer for a tranquil scene card that would be appropriate for nearly any occasion.


Warm and Wonderful

I just love this new set from Rupa Shevde, called Warm and Wonderful. It has everything you need to make winter themed cards.

For even more ways to use these fabulous stamp sets, please check our Designer's blogs participating in the previews today:

GinaK,
Carolyn,
Cathy,
Cindy,
Donna,
Emily,
Erika,
Jessica,
Lee,
Lynn,
Melanie,
Nina


We also have one of our special Center Stage Spotlight Designer joining tonight:

Now, here are the details on how I made this card...

I used Copics to color the images, starting with E57, E55 and E51 on the cocoa and marshmallows.

Added BG07 to the mug.

Added B04.

Added B02.

Filled in with B00.

I did the scarf in much the same way. Started with BG07.

Added B04.

Added B02.

Filled in with B00.

I added G24 around the snowflake.

Filled in with G21.

I colored in the mittens the same way as the scarf.


I used my Labels 1 Nestabilities to cut the background layers, sponging Creamy Caramel on the white layer, while still in the die. The images were all cut out and adhered with Pop Dots. The DP is Kim Hughes Mocha Chica. Additional layers are Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss and Tan Leather. Those nifty big scallops were made using my new EK Success border punch and the top layer and card base are the new Pure Luxury color, Ocean Mist.

I'll post the step by step photos, for the two Life is Good cards, later this week, so forgive me if for the repetition. I didn't want this post to get too photo heavy and I know a lot of my viewers really like the step by step photos.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

38 comments:

joy said...

The deer scenes are amazing with the trees it is BEAUTIFUL

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhh yeah........those scenes are just stunning!!!!!! I LOVE this cabin image!!!! Thank you soooo much for designing a super fabulous winter set!!!!!

tlgirl353 said...

Teresa- the log cabin, the deer- oh my --just gorgeous cards!!! Love this set, and it's definitely going on my wish list!! The card you made with the mittens does look so warm and cozy. Great job!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Theresa... I LOVE this set!!!I only wish my dear FIL was able to see it... he LOVED trains!! But my DF will love the trees with the deer. Wow... I can't wait to make a card for him with that!!! Both of your cards are beautiful!!!

Janice M said...

Great cards Theresa!! Love the scenes you created with your set!

Melissa said...

OMGoodness! Did you meet my hubby somewhere? I think he must have given you his stamp wish list! LOL Your Life is Good set looks like it will be the perfect set for "his" cards. What you did with Rupa's set is adorable too! Looks like we have two more winners to play with!

wordbird said...

Whoo-hoo Theresa! ;D This stamp set is gorgeous! And your cards are to die for! Yep...this set wants to live at my house! lol... ;D Diana Q

Selma said...

You have done it again Theresa. This is another wonderful set. My husband retired from the railroad so we have taken lots of train trips. Your deer cards are awesome. I'm lucky enough to be able to see deer every day now where I live. I am anxious to get this set. Your card using Rupa's set is also very pretty.

SandyK said...

Fabulous, all of them.

Giovana said...

Theresa, your new set is fantastic!! and your creations are amazing.
Your coloring is great!!

God bless
Giovana

Sandra said...

Wow!
you are good!
Sandra

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my Theresa - just gorgeous new set - I LOVE the train and the cabin - can't wait to see the whole set :-) Beautifully illustrated as usual - you ROCK girl!!!
HUGS n smiles.

(Love your card with RUpa's set too!

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Theresa! I really love the train and can't wait to get that set in my hands. Congrats on another wonderful set.

lisa808 said...

Amazing scenery and adorable cocoa card.

Betty Benton said...

Love the log cabin and the deer! Congrats on your new stamp set preview!!

Anita said...

I love your new set. Beautiful cards!

NinaB said...

Oh, Theresa, I am having so much fun with your set. I think I've made at least 7 cards with it already and can't wait to show you! I am loving the vintage look and your set is just perfect for it. And I've been looking forward to what sponging magic you'll be creating with it and you certainly didn't disappoint! I love your cards!

Shirley said...

Beautiful!! I like the log cabin card. Also, you make using Copic markers look so easy.

Thank you

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Theresa, your new set looks amazing and all of your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial on how to color, these are always very helpful.

Tracey said...

Theresa, your cards are just gorgeous!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Theresa, this new set says home to me! I live near Vally Forge National Park! (you know, George Washington, log cabins, a million deer) This set will be worn out from the over use it will get!

Terri E. said...

You had me at Life is Good LOL! I really adore all of your fun illustrations and the detail you incorporate into every image.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

catdidit said...

Such gorgeousness T! I really love that cabin one!! Such awesome sponging as usual, but hey, I havent said it in a LONG time, lol! LOVE this set, another winner!

JazzyH said...

I love the deers.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your new set looks awesome, Theresa! All of your preview cards are amazing! I love the scenes you created with your set!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh wow! cant wait to get your set in my hands!!! have a ton of ideas...wooooo hooooo!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous new set and I love the masculine cards you made with it. The cocoa set is totally cute.

Craftin' in the Rain said...

great job with these sets@ I can't wait to buy them. I appreciate that you show the step by step with the copics. I only have few, but you have proved that I need more ;)

Lagene said...

Wow! I love the Life is Good stamps! and your coloring is always beautiful!

Mary said...

Your cards are beautiful Theresa!
Absolutly love the first one! That should be framed!
Can't wait for the release, I think these will be Must Haves for my collection!!
Thank you for all your hard work in putting this set together!

Lori said...

Your cards are so beautiful, Theresa! You amaze me with your sponging, coloring and scenes.

Elena said...

All of the card sare so beautiful!!! Love the soft and cozy feel you created! You always amaze me with your artistic skills!

Carolyn King said...

what absolutely breathtaking scenes! love em!

Christi said...

Oh, wow! Your cards are so beautiful, Theresa! The cabin and the scenes with the deer are just gorgeous! The winter card with the cocoa, mittens, & scarf is adorable! Absolutely fabulous cards!!!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! I love the tree's and deer.

Charlene said...

Theresa this is beautiful! You could make a framed picture with these. Oh wait that is what you did right?

Die Cut Lady said...

Love, love, love, the colors! and the holes around the edge is the best touch.
Another great design!
Donna

Sharri Seffens said...

Eeek! Theresa, I love your new set!!! I remember you telling me back in September you had one coming out that I would be able to use with brayered backgrounds...this has to be it! I am gonna have to get to the store right away Friday to get this one so I can ink it up over the weekend!