Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life is Good Blog Hop

Hi! Today the Gina K Design Team are having a blog hop featuring my new set, Life is Good. My card is inspired by this photo I found online. Step by step photos for this card are below.

I also made this CAS card, using the cabin from Life is Good and a sentiment from Warm Winter Wishes. The cabin was stamped on Pure Luxury white and colored with Copics, then cut out, trimming closely around the cabin. I stamped it again on Soft Sand and adhered the first cabin on top. Then I used an opaque white gel pen to color in some snow around the image.

For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:


Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. My tip sheet and the Card Kit are available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!


To make the first card pictured above, I started by sponging So Saffron (SU) ink on Pure Luxury white cardstock. (sorry the first two photos came out so blurry)

I punched a circle from a Post-it note for the sun and placed it, then sponged Apricot Appeal ink.

Sponged Creamy Caramel.

Sponged Chocolate Chip.

I used the cattail stamp to create some grass by leaving the tops un-inked. Then I stamped several times, using Creamy Caramel, stamping a second time before re-inking each time.

Stamped the deer.

I stamped, using the little grass stamp and Chocolate Chip ink, along the bottom. Then I stamped the cattails a few times, also with Chocolate Chip.


I stamped the trees a few times, using Creamy Caramel, stamping a second time before re-inking each time. I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss, Tan Leather and used a Chocolate Kiss cardbase.

Thank you so much for hopping along. Have a wonderful day!

47 comments:

Cheri said...

You're such a fantastic creative talent, Theresa. I LOVE this stamp set and have had so much fun with it. Now, after seeing your cards.....I have more inspiration. Thanks so much.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Amazing. Love your talent!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhh Theresa!!!!! My father would LOVE this!!!! I must MUST try to CASE it... eeeek. Wish me luck. This is just gorgeous. Love your second card as well. You so rock.

Maria Levine said...

Beyond stunning, amazing!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! I so love your cards and the set!! Beautiful!!

tlgirl353 said...

Theresa- this card is sooo beautiful! Love it!

ginalovesdave said...

These are just beautiful! Absolutely amazing. I love the colors you chose as well.

Cher said...

wow...I just love this one! your work is so great! ty for sharing...I posted to Ginas to try and win, tho I never have in all this time of trying...but had to tell you...your work is just simply amazing to me...cher

Patti J said...

Theresa, another beautiful set! Your cards are amazing! This set is a must have! Thanks once again for being such an inspiration to me! Big hugs!

Sandy Knecht said...

This is a fabulous card with the deer. Thanks for the tutorial on it.

Lagene said...

Fantastic!!!! I can almost hear the twigs crunch as they walk by!

Janice M said...

Wow Theresa!! That first card is amazing!! A real work of art!

Sue said...

Beautiful Card Theresa! I've just picked a few on the blog hop but have to keep going as there are some gorgeous examples using your lovely set. Congratulations.

vdutchr said...

I love this set! Nature...YEP that's my kind of card! Congrats on another successful debut!!

JessicaK said...

Wow! The deer card is absolutely amazing!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh how stunning is that scene with the deer!!!! Wow!!! And I LOVE the cabin on the Kraft!!!! Just wanted to thank you again for these amazing designs in stamps Theresa!!! It's like my whole little world brought to life to play with in stamps!!!!

Theresa said...

Amazing card! Love all you do.

TexasGrammy said...

Seriously, Theresa! Your stamping/inking style is absolutely perfect for this beautiful new set! How inspiring!!

~Bev

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork! Thanks for the details!

Betty N said...

Truly stunning! I am always amazed at how realistic you can make your cards!

Natalie said...

I think your cards should be framed after they've been enjoyed as a card! They truly are a work of art! Beautiful. You make it look so simple (I know better!)Thanks for the step by step process!

NinaB said...

Both are beautiful, Theresa. That silhouette card is a masterpiece.

Marimer said...

Maravilloso trabajo y tutorial, está de película, me encanta, lo haces y parece tan facil, pero en la práctica todavia tengo que recibir mas clases.
Felicidades, que tengas unas bonitas fiestas Navideñas y que las disfrutes con paz y alegria con toda tu familia. Bss desde Tenerife.

Sian said...

Oh wow, love the cards. The deer card is stunning.
Sian
x

Sue VanDeVusse said...

The deer card is truly a work of art, stunning. I also love your CAS card, just didn't expect one of those from you. Your new set is fantastic.

Elena said...

Your card is even better than the inspiration challenge! Absolutely beautiful, Theresa!
Love the second card too,love how you added paper piercing!

Deb said...

How gorgeous! That glowing sunset is simply amazing! My brother, a Wildlife and Fisheries guy, would LOVE this!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! The glowing sunset is amazing!

Jessica said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your stamp set, Theresa!! It's been flying off the shelves at work so I know I'm not alone with those thoughts!

Beautiful projects - such awesome shading as always....

GaMtnScrap said...

Super W-O-W!! LOVE your card and stamp set!

Beth S said...

You always amaze me with your stunning cards. Beautifully done.

Jessica said...

Wow, what beautiful images. And I love your designs too! TFS

Jennie said...

Just perfection Theresa! Love these cards and your sponging on the scene is just gorgeous!

Giovana said...

Beautiful Theresa!!

Tiya-B said...

thanks for the beautiful set and wht wonderful tutorial. this card is so nice!

colleen said...

WOW.... this blows my mind! That sunset card is just stunning! I love the way you created the scene and it is just sooooo perfect!

The CAS is lovely too... love the punched holes and the embossed lines. Nice touches.

Banu said...

Awesome cards. Second one is my ab fav....I mean it is just stunning.

buggin2stamp said...

Thud is the sound of me dropping to the floor as I faint. Wow, Theresa! Your card with the dear is gorgeous and your cabin card is so inviting. I want to visit each scene you've created. I am so glad you share instructions on how you do your amazing creations. I am going to give this a try using your instructions.

Brenda said...

Wowza Theresa, your cards are fabulous!!! I love this set and all of the wonderful possibilities. Congrats on another great set.

Payne Holler Cards said...

this set is just such a "must have"...each stamp can stand alone or in a group with each other - and the deer....perfect...love both of these cards...but for me, that deer card just blows me away!!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is one jaw drop gorgeous card! The whole look of the card is stunning. The color group you used was perfect for this card. Great work! Best, Curt

Pia said...

These are just beautiful!

Charlene D said...

I think that who ever gets your cards are lucky enough to get to frame and keep them. This is beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Teresa - I admire your work and appreciate all of the inspiration. The colors work perfectly with the deer scene in this card.

naneruth said...

This is a super cool card! Always look forward to see what you have to show us every day! Thanks so much for the step by steps I really appreciate it and I know it takes alot of extra time for you.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Stunning sunset and beautiful CAS card!

§hawnie® said...

Theresa;

This card is so unbelievably beautiful! I just bought your stamp set and the first thing I had to do is check out your take on your stamp set. LOVE IT!

I cased it the best I could. Nothing close to how yours looks, but it didn't keep me from trying!

You are so inspiring! Thank you!

Peace & Blessings;
~§hawnie Bartron