Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gina K Preview - Heartily Yours

Hi! It's the fourth day of previews for the new Gina K Designs January release. Today, I am sharing a few peeks at Nina Brackett's newest stamp set, Heartily Yours. I love the fun whimsical images in this set, especially this cute little bug! I also used the new Pure Luxury Passionate Pink on this card.

In addition to the wonderful images and sentiments included in Heartily Yours, Nina also designed a complimentary set of sentiments that will really stretch this set out for all seasons and occasions. The sentiment on my card above is from Heartily Yours Additions.

The images in Heartily Yours are just perfect for making quick Valentines. I made these 3 by 3 note cards with minimal coloring and embellishing. You could make a bunch of these for your kids to pass out to friends in no time. I used Pure Luxury Rocket Red and Black Onyx for layering and added a simple ribbon trim using ribbon from the new Romance Ribbon Assortment.

For even more inspiration with our new stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these GinaK Designers' links:
Nina Brackett {Illustrator of Heartily Yours}
Gina Krupsky {Illustrator of Love Notes}
Jen Charboneau {CSS Designer}
All the new stamp sets previewed this week, along with the new Pure Luxury colors, ribbons and buttons will be available starting at 10pm Central, Thursday, from Gina K Designs. And don't forget the release party Thursday from 7pm til 10pm. There will be contests, challenges and even more samples from the design team.

And now a bit about how I colored the car...

I stamped the image with Memento Rose Bud ink. As you can see, this is a bold image stamp, but I wanted to show you how you can really add dimension to your bold and solid image stamps, just by coloring them like line art.

After stamping, I used my R27 Copic marker to add some shading.

Blended out from there with RV29.

Added RV25.

Added RV23.

Then added RV21.

For the flames, I used Y21, Y23 and Y17.

Used N5, C3 and C1 for the hubcaps and exhaust.

Then I cut out the image and used my Tuxedo Black marker to add a tiny bit of shading in the image and used it along the edges where I cut it out.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and White, then used a Passionate Pink card base. The sentiment was stamped and then I used a black gel pen to draw an accent line around the layers.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

31 comments:

Giovana said...

Your creations are awesome!!

emilymomto3boys said...

Adorable! I love that you didn't do red flames! And I did mini notes too!

Kathy H said...

Cute!

Valerie said...

Love it! And thanks for the lesson on enhancing a solid image!

Tina Gilliland said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!! Love these.

Cheri said...

Wow! You enjoyed this, didn't you????? ;0) I love the simple Valentines, Theresa. I can't wait to get these stamp sets.

Melanie said...

awesome coloring tut, even for a bold stamp! :) cuuuuuuuute notecards!!!

dee marie said...

Hi Theresa! Your cards tonight are stellar! I am lovin' your mini Valentines and thanks for the great coloring tutorial!

Melissa Cash said...

Your cards are adorable Theresa! I love your pink bug....it's too cool for words.

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

Cute cards! I especially love your quick 3x3s.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh I LOVE the pink and black!!!!! How sweet are those notecards too!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love the simple elegance of your cards and that hot pink-hot rod is FABULOUS!

hugz,
Suzanne

Colleen said...

Awesome card!!! I love the coloring tutorial... GREAT idea to stamp it in a color first... TFS

Maria Levine said...

Very pretty! Love the little notes and that pink rocks!

Janice M said...

Cute cards Theresa! Love how you colored the Bug!

Britt-Inger said...

Love the Valentines card... :)
Many greetings.

Natalie said...

Love those 3x3 cards!! Your hot pink hot rod is adorable, thanks for the coloring lesson! That's so helpful!

NinaB said...

I love that hot pink hot rod - my girls would flip over that one! And your set of V-cards are so cute. Thanks for the coloring tutorial, too.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your card and little notes are terrific, Theresa! Love the hot pink hot rod!

catdidit said...

What an EXCEllent coloring tutorial on that solid stamp T! LOVE that! And how those flames look like they are just jumping off of the car! And such CUTE notes!! You did gooood!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You are the copic queen, Theresa! Love the colors....great use of all those pinks!

JazzyH said...

Great!

Donna said...

I adore your clean & simple designs with the black frames! this hot rod is awesome in pink with yellow flames, wow!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these all made me smile!! love 'em...set is on my wish list!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic...you got some real coloring skilz going on there girlie!

Carolyn King said...

love the pink and black bug card---sooo fun. great coloring tips! Love your mini cards too---adorablenessocity!

Michelle P said...

I love your coloring of the Bug! Great tutorial on those amazing markers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janet S said...

Great tutorial on the coloring of the "love bug"! You have amazing talent.

Martha said...

love your cards, so cute!

GlennaB said...

Omigosh, I have never seen such incredible talent, seriously wow. The things you do with your colors and inking.

Deb Neerman said...

These are soooooo cute! You make it look so easy ... but we all know it's not!