Sunday, March 14, 2010

GKD Previews Day 1

Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team is previewing three new stamp sets to be released this Thursday night. First up is a wonderful new stamp set from Melanie Muenchinger, called A Beautiful Life.

I used this beautiful little butterfly, stamped several times, colored with Copics and cut out. The sentiment is also from the new set. I cut the oval with Nestabilities and sponged while still in the die. I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and White (sponged with Memento inks). The card base is a brand new Pure Luxury color, called Baby Boy Blue. Love this new color!

Next is a fabulous new set from Tami Mayberry, called Fairy Tales. You are going to love the whimsical images in this set!

I used stamped the flower three times, colored with Copics and cut out the flower and leaves. I added Doodlebug glitter to the centers of the flowers. The background was sponged, then stamped with the three flowers. Then I popped up the cut out images, using Pop Dots.

I layered with Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and used another new PL color, Bubblegum Pink, for my cardbase and tied my bow with White Organdy Ribbon.

The next set is one I illustrated, called Sending Sunshine. This set is a medley of spring images that can be used as focal images, or for scene building.


Are you ready for even more inspiration?



Then, visit these Illustrator's blogs of these new stamp sets:


Melanie Muenchinger - A Beautiful Life


Theresa Momber - Sending Sunshine


Tami Mayberry - Fairy Tales


Finally, check out these Designer's blogs:













Jennie Harper - our Guest Designer for this Month!




StampTV is celebrating it's first birthday and the festivities are in full swing with this month's release! We'll be holding this month's Release Party on StampTV and couldn't be more excited about all that Gina has planned for everyone! The party kicks off this Thursday, March 18th starting at 7pm and ends at 10pm (all times CST) when all the new products will be available for purchase in Gina's online store.


To keep informed of all the party plans and activities, check out this link:




To make the daffodil card, I stamped the image, from Sending Sunshine, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic markers. I started with Y17 where I wanted the deepest color.

Blended out from the previous color with Y21, then colored a little around the edges of the petals.

Filled in with Y000 then added just a bit more shading with Y17.

For the foliage, I filled in completely with YG07, then used YG93 to add some shading. I used my blender pen to push some highlights back in.

After coloring, I used my oval Nestabilities die to to trace an oval around the image using a pencil, letting the image over-lap the oval in a few places.

Then I cut around the oval, being careful to cut around the image wherever it extended past the oval. Next, I used B00 to add some gentle shading along the outside edges of the image.

For the background panel, I sponged some Memento New Sprout.

Then sponged some Memento Bamboo Leaves. After sponging, I embossed with my Swiss Dots CB folder.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Pure Luxury Lemon Drop card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow to preview two more wonderful new stamp sets. Have a great day!}

38 comments:

Kathy H said...

Wow... loving all of these!!!!

Misti said...

These are gorgeous, Theresa!! I'm excited about the daffodils... I have a feeling that my wallet is going to feel it this release! *wink*

emilymomto3boys said...

Love them all!! And I cannot wait to play more with the daffodils (I am saving those for the party!) they are my ALL time favorite flower!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Theresa~~ALL ARE STUNNING! What a treasure you must be to Gina! I know you are to the rest of us too!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Banu said...

WOW...Beautiful cards. I am loving this Daffodil image from this new set. So many coloring possibilities and plus so easy to follow tutorial as well..Thanks.

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

Your talent never ceases to amaze me! And these newest cards are just as amazing as ever! Wow! And the colors are stunning!

Melissa Cash said...

Theresa, I love all of your cards and can't wait for the release. The first card just touched my heart today, as yesterday I lost someone who was very special to me. I can't believe how perfect the sentiment is that you used.

catdidit said...

OOoo I am so loving how you used GLITTER! so awesome T!

Payne Holler Cards said...

cant wait to see this whole set! saw the swing over at Mel's and the tree at Jennie's..now your daffodils (this is as far as I've gotten in the hop so far) hope I can see the rest of this set.....that I just HAVE TO HAVE!
oh I cant wait....I am lovin all!!

joy said...

Oh, how I love how you have colored the daffodils! Can't wait to try the stamp!

Jennie said...

Wow Theresa! These are gorgeous...love the butterflies and the flowers from Tami's set. Now your daffodil card is just so beautiful, love the coloring and design.
Looking forward to seeing what you have to share tomorrow :o)

Janice M said...

Beautiful cards Theresa!! LOVIN those daffodils!! Can't wait to see the rest of the set, off to see what else i can find!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Stunning!!!! How cool to show Mel's without the frame for versatility!!! And what a showstopper your daffies are!!! How do you cut the oval and have the image overlap??

Clare said...

These are stunning cards Theresa. I love to visit your blog and see your beautiful creations. I apologise for not commenting very often.
Clare x

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love your samples of these new sets and those new cs colors. Those daffodils are gorgeous and I really appreciate your tutorials.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You never let us down, Theresa! These are gorgeous! I can not wait to see the whole sets.

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are all spectacular, Theresa. Your eye for design and details are just amazing!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! Love your new set, too!

Flowers said...

Such a wonderful set! I love this card, too - so cheery. I need to get busy!

Maria Levine said...

What fabulous new sets! Love your coloring/sponging as always. Fabulous job Theresa!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Your cards always glow! So beautiful!

colleen said...

What a gorgeous blue butterfly card! WOW... and the whimsical flowers are so cute... but that last one... stunning!!!

Linda said...

Your cards are beautiful and boy am I glad I got a new job, I NEED these sets.. they are all awesome!

Shannon said...

Just stunning!!!! I love each of your cards and can't wait to get this new set!!!

Melanie said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous x 5! The blue sponging is heavenly! Congrats on a fantastic new set!

Sandra said...

You are amazing .... love them all!
Sandra

Denise said...

WOW, these are all Very Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Denise

melv said...

Such Beautiful cards!!! The step by step how to is wonderful. Thank you for showing & sharing.

Carolyn King said...

three gorgeous creations!

Pat Jandacek said...

I love the green sponging and wondered how it came out so nicely with all the bumps you had to work around...thanks for mentioning that you sponged first, embossed after... (DUH!)

redwasher1 said...

So gorgeous and I too can't wait to get this set!!

Joan said...

Wow, you've been busy. These are all beautiful. I think my favorite is the blue one because I love blue and those butterflies are so delicate.

Lori said...

Eeeks! I'm speechless!

buggin2stamp said...

Theresa, WOW!!!!!! They are all gorgeous. I especially love the card with the butterflies. Gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Oh Theresa! I adore your cards so much tonight - they are perfect! I'm so glad you used your daffodils - I was hoping you'd do a tutorial with them so I could see the master at work!! GORGEOUS!

NinaB said...

I love, love your new set, Theresa. I am having so much fun coloring your images. These cards, as usual, are gorgeous.

905lovestostamp said...

Hello Theresa,

That blue card is the nicest card I've seen in a long long time (and I look at LOTS of cards!), I especially love the combination of the sponged blue and the brown, doesn't it work well! I saw that you said you used memento ink to sponge it. Could you tell me if you used bahama blue or summer sky on that new baby blue cs--I was leaning towards bahama blue, and would like to order whatever you've used with some of that new baby blue in my next Gina K order, but wanted to make sure I got it right. Sorry to bother you at all about it.

SUCH a beautiful card, I hope you won't mind if I case it at some point. Loved as well your coloring of those butterflies, what a terrific stamp set! You come out with sets I just can't resist at Gina K, yikes! Between Gina K and Flourishes, I'm getting spoiled though, such great quality of stamps, I just love them!

Thanks in advance for answering my question, I always appreciate your coloring tutorials too. I just got some copics, now I need to actually play with them. I just watched Gina's latest Stamp TV coloring tutorial, it was so helpful too, and I can see that working well with prismas and gamsol too, something I've worked with a bit more, but really am beginning with that too--I do enjoy it though.

Blessings,

Joanne

Theresa Momber said...

Hi Joanne. I didn't take notes as I made that one, so I am not positive, but I believe I used Summer Sky on Pure Luxury White for the larger background layer. For the oval layer I used Summer Sky on White, and then I think I may have sponged very lightly with some Vivid Inky Blue to make it just a little darker and grayer.