Friday, December 18, 2009

You've Got Mail!

We are having a Gina K Designs blog hop today, featuring Melanie Muenchinger's latest stamp set, Tech Talk. This is such a fun set and perfect for so many occasions! More details about my card below, but for now...

To find more inspiration with Tech Talk tonight, check out these links:

Melanie Muenchinger {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Donna Baker
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Sankari Wegman

Melissa Shultz {CSS Designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS Designer}
Tina Gilliland {Guest Designer}
Karen Knegten {Guest Designer}

The Tech Talk discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is a valuable resource filled with tips, sample projects, and tutorials. Melanie's tip sheet, free PDF template as well as the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

If you haven't already, stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or any other stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!


To make my card I cut out a heart (I don't have heart Nestabilties, so I free handed this one), then sponged some Pretty In Pink (SU) ink.

Sponged some Regal Rose (SU) ink.

Then I ran the heart through my Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots CB folder, and sponged over the dots, very lightly, with Regal Rose ink.

Here is a photo of all the Copic colors I used on the envelopes. I used of the same color, in different shades, per envelope. You can click on the photo to see it larger, if it is a little hard to read those numbers.

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory using my Labels 1 Nestabilities, then sponged Creamy Caramel while still in the die.

I layred the heart with a piece of Cranberry Tart cardstock, stamped the sentiment from Tech Talk on the labels1 layer and then layered the whole card with Pretty in Pink (SU), Tan Leather (Pure Luxury) and used an Ivory (PL) cardbase. Added a bow and sateen flower, embellished with some Cranberry Tart branches cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

34 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is just wonderful Theresa. It looks like we all have hearts on our minds tonight. Love your design layout and the multicolored envelopes!

Carolyn King said...

what a dreamy valentine! beautiful!

tlgirl353 said...

Such soft and pretty colors! I love this !!!

Sankari W. said...

HOw adorable and cute is this!!! LOVE the way the envelopes are flying about and the little touch of the flower is simply so sweet!!!

Jessica said...

Super cute, Theresa! I LOVE it!

Melanie said...

so sweet, love the colors and all the details!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohh Theresa... I do love this! The colors are awesome. Great design!

Gloria Westerman said...

Wow Theresa you are so talented. I just love coming to blog because I know I will see something amazing. Thank you so much............

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I love your card!!! It is gorgeous!

Becky said...

OMG..This is gorgeous, I love how you colored each envelope, and love the swiss heart,

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow!!!! So soft and elegant!!!

Nena said...

Brilliant design and over the top
coloring~~~thank you for sharing
your creation!!

cindy said...

Beautifully done:)

Elena said...

Very beautiful, Theresa! Love this heart and happy mail!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all of your shading, those envelopes are beautiful. Thanks for the instructions.

TexasGrammy said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
I'm so adoring these subtle colors! Beautiful, indeed!

~Bev

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome T! Love the little envies in the different colors like that!

JazzyH said...

That is so cute!

Patti said...

This is just adorable! I just love all the texture and layers!

joy said...

The little envelopes are so cute! Love the branches placed under the flower!

lisa808 said...

How creative using this set for Valentine's Day. It really shows the versatility of my favorite 'Melanie' set.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a beautiful sponging job Theresa! Lovely card.

Much Gratitude to "you" for visiting my {heart}!!! Please use "EMAIL ME" for COMMENTS. Thankz. said...

oh, the envi's are squishy adorable! the sponging is SOOO soft and fluffy looking! i love the different colors of the envelopes. the layout is so breathtakingly soft. REALLY beautiful and girli!

Sue said...

Beautiful Card Theresa!

Carol said...

I just love this Theresa! Wonderful colors and shading as always!!

Debbie said...

I absolutely love this card. I'm trying to get my jaw up off the floor! The colors are just perfect. What a lovely alternative too all the red used at Valentine's Day also. You never fail to amaze me with your cards.

NinaB said...

I love the softness of you color scheme, Theresa. What a pretty card.

Stampin' Pam said...

so beautiful T! This would be SO fun to get - soft gorgeous colors - lovely lovely. I have not seen a single project of yours that I do'nt just LOVE!

Linda D. said...

Beautiful and wonderful all in one. Thanks for sharing.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Theresa! Love the design and the soft and pretty coloring!

redwasher1 said...

I love this!!

doreen said...

a pretty card!
greetz doreen

Cindy said...

Theresa - this is so cute - makes me want to work on Valentines (I'm not done with my Christmas cards yet)...ugh...

Robin McK said...

This card is really lovely Theresa!