Monday, February 8, 2010

Gina K Preview - Oh Baby! and Pressed Flowers

Hello! Today the Gina K design team are previewing two more February release stamp sets. First up is Rupa Shevde's adorable new set, Oh Baby! This is the perfect baby set. All the images are so cute and whimsical, perfect for new parents, or expecting moms.

I used the little duck pull toy image and made it into a pond scene. I colored the ducks with Copics and cut them out. Then I free hand cut out some waves, which I sponged with Memento inks. The ducks are adhered with Pop Dots, between the wave layers. In the background I stamped a few cattails from Life is Good.

Next up is Melanie Muenchinger's new set, Pressed Flowers. This stamp set was designed to be a perfect companion to Melanie's A Year of Flowers set (one of my all time favorite sets)! It is also a perfect stand alone set as each bold stamp image lends itself to many techniques as you will see on each designer's blogs tonight!

Start with the Illustrator's blog Melanie Muenchinger and then visit these designer's blogs for even more samples with this stamp set and Rupa Shevde's O Baby Stamp set as well!

Gina Krupsky
Jessica Fick *
Theresa Momber
Nina Brackett
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Kurtis Amundson
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Bev Gerard
Suzanne Dean *

* also previewing the new Card Kit Stamp set: Spring Florals

Here are the details for how I made the sunflower card...

First I inked up the silhouette sunflower from Pressed Flowers, with Memento Dandelion ink, then I used the rock 'n roll technique to ink up the edges of the stamp with Memento Cantaloupe ink. To do this, hold the stamp block at an angler and press against the ink pad, rolling the stamp around so that only the edges get inked.

Here is what the image looked like after I stamped. You can see that the edges of the petals are a bit darker from the darker ink color.

Next, I used the sunflower image from A Year of Flowers and inked it up, using Memento Markers. I went over the center with Desert Sand and over the petals with Potter's Clay. I rubbed some of the ink off around the edges to make the ink fade away toward the outer part of the petals. I also thumped some Rich Cocoa in the center, for some variation. Before stamping, I huffed on the image to freshen the ink. I didn't worry about using a stamp positioner, since I was going for a bit of a loose look.

I used a stem, from Pressed Flowers, inked up with Memento New Sprout, then ran my Memento Bamboo Leaves marker along one edge, before stamping.

For the leaves, I used an image from Pressed Flowers, inking again with Memento New Sprout and using the Bamboo Leaves marker.

After stamping my flower, I sponged some Memento Dandelion along the edges of my cardstock.

Then sponged some Memento Desert Sand.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and some Basic Grey Origins DP. The card base is one of the new Pure Luxury colors, Lemon Drop.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you again tomorrow with two more sneak peeks. Have a great day!

37 comments:

Maria Levine said...

SO stunning!! Both are just beautiful!

Melanie said...

love the swimming ducks, tee hee!! wonderful step by step with the sunflower, turend out awesome!!

TexasGrammy said...

I can almost hear those duckies happily quacking in the waves! Thanks for the great tutorial on adding color to the sunflower!

~Bev

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Theresa!! The tutorial is fantastic!!

Gid bless.
Giovana

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so beautiful......I love these ducks the way you have show....so cute.....

Melissa Cash said...

Theresa, your ducky card is adorable. Your cattails are perfect with them. I love your coloring on the sunflower too!

tlgirl353 said...

Theresa- fantastic cards!!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Aww, I love those lil duckies used this way--too cute! And fabulous coloring of that beautiful sunflower!

hugz,
Suzanne

emilymomto3boys said...

very cool sunflower look!

And those ducks are SO freaking cute and adorable!!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Love these, Theresa! That duck stamp is toooo cute!!

Mrs Ham said...

Theresa, Your card is absolutely beautiful. You are so talented.

betty benton said...

How cute are the ducks, swimming along! And that flower card -- my, oh, my, just gorgeous!!

laurie said...

I love the coloring and the colors of this flower. Thank you so much for the tutorial. This is a great card, would make anyone happy.

Becky said...

Theresa this is gorgeous, the colors are so rich. And you are generous for sharing your talent step by step. Thanks :)

Rose said...

Beautiful cards ! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh are those swimmy ducks precious!!!!!!!! And I LOVE how you stamped the sunflower with the tips!!!! Wow!!!

Lynn said...

I loooove those little duckies they look so real you could reach in and touch them..And the sunflower card is simply divine :)

NinaB said...

Your cards are stunning, as usual, Theresa. Thanks for the tip with the sunflower.

dee marie said...

Hi Theresa! Your duckies swimmin' in the pond are adorable! Love the cattails behind them :) Your sunflower card is stunning and thanks for another great tutorial!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome cards, Theresa! The little ducks in the pond are adorable and that sunflower is just stunning!

Sharri Seffens said...

Stunning cards Theresa! Love the coloring on the sunflower and how you used the ducks to create the pond scene!

Kay S said...

Your duck card is just as cute as can be! Love it! Your flower card is beautiful! Love the colors and dp on it! Thanks for another great tutorial, also!

catdidit said...

OOoo is that an 'ALmost' baby card I see?! haha! too cute in the pond! And that sunflower rocks T!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa, these are FABULOUS!! I love how you used the ducks!!!! And that sunflower is sooooo awesome!!

Lori said...

Adorable little duckie scene! Your sunflower is to die for! Great samples, Theresa!

Patti J said...

Yikes, these are so good! I love the little ducks in the waves, and Melanie's flower is just gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial again today - U rock!!!

Vanessa said...

Your sunflower is awesome! Thanks for showing the step by step process to make it so lovely!

Sandra said...

oh my - WOW! Love them both!
Thanks for the inspiration and tips!
Sandra

Carolyn King said...

love that fabulous duckie card! the waves are tooo cool!!!

Betty Neville said...

Your cards are awesome! Love how you've created the waves for the duckies, and the sunflower is SPECTACULAR!!!

Jessica said...

Oh, how sweet!! I LOVE your duckies in the water and that sunflower card is amazing!!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS LOOKING CARD!!! I love your little ducky card...toooooo cute!!! You sunflower card is just fantastic!!! Love all the details!!! Hugs ~S~

diane mcvey said...

LOVE the ducks, LOVE the sunflower! Beautiful technique!!! I must try that again. Thanks for sharing! :D

Deebi27 said...

The duckies are depicted perfectly in the water following Mom. Your tutorial make the process seem easy...I know I would have lots of trial and error! Thanks!

Elaine said...

Love the duck card; so cute!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

The ducky card is ADORABLE! Beautiful shading on your sunflower card.

Nancy said...

Just AMAZING! I would have to use a stamp positioner to even get it that close. What a great card!