Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday StampTV!!!

It's a Surprise Party!!!! It is Stamp TV's 1st birthday and we just wanted to throw a little party for Gina!

Happy 1st Birthday Stamp TV!!!

To celebrate, a bunch of design team members and challenge hostesses decided to create birthday cards using a previous Stamp TV kit (or Gina K set). Leave a comment on every blog along the way because one lucky commenter will receive the all new Stamp TV kit that will be released next week!!!! (And....you're gonna LOVEEE it!)

You will have until Sunday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. central to post comments on all the blogs. The winner will be posted on Stamp TV on Monday!

Be sure to check out all of the birthday cards on these blogs:


Carolyn
Jessica
Melanie
Theresa
Lee
Tami
Lynn
Nina
Erika
Emily
Cathy
Donna
Valerie
Bev
Tina
Karen
Vicki

Be sure to stop back on Sunday evening at 10pm central, or anytime on Monday, for the first of the new sneak peeks for the new Gina K Designs release! The release party will be held at StampTV this month. Can't wait!

For my card, I decided to use an image from the stamp set, Elegant Flowers, which was part of the very first StampTV kit.

To start, I stamped the iris' from Elegant Flowers, letting the image go off the cardstock a bit.

Then I stamped the image on scratch paper to make a mask and cut that out. I adhered the mask over the first image, using re-positionable tape. Then I stamped the image again, higher and to the right of the first image, but letting them over-lap a bit.

Before coloring, I stamped the image again on the left because I knew I wanted to use it on another layer. Then I used Copic marker, Y17 for the centers of the flowers.

Then I added V01, filling in the flowers, but only letting the ink butt up against the yellow, without extending over it.

Added V04, starting at the edges of the petals and working in, but not covering all of the previous color.

Added V06 just along the outer edges of the petals.

Colored the remaining flowers.

Filled in all the foliage with YG05.

Then added YG95 and YG93 for shading on the foliage.

I knew I wanted to sponge, so I heat embossed the images, with clear embossing powder, to resist the ink from the sponging. I used a Versa Mark pen to carefully ink up the images with Versa Mark ink, so my embossing powder would stick.

I wanted to let a petal extend over the edge of my circle, so instead of cutting the circle with my Nestabilities, I used it as a guide and traced the circle lightly with a pencil. Then I cut the circle by hand, going around the flower when I came to it.

After cutting, I sponged the background with Memento Cantaloupe ink. I also sponged the rectangle piece.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss and Lovely Lavender. I also added a bit of background stamping with the branch from Hang In There. The sentiment is from Spring Florals.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend!!!

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Carolyn King said...

a total stunner.....love the rectangle shape with the circle on this. great sketch and i am definitely gonna have to study your amazing coloring tut---beautiful!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Theresa, this is gorgeous! Your coloring and sponging is so artistic. I love your coloring tutorials, I think it has really helped me.

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful, stunning! Happy birthday to Stamp TV! Gotta love it, I'm sure Gina will be tickled!

Bev Gerard said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, I was just admiring some Iris plants at the nursery this week! What a gorgeous reminder! Love your style, Theresa!

thestampinglady said...

Your Iris's look so real. We have them here on the farm and they should be in bloom by Mother's Day. I just love them. HB to Stamp TV.

Lea L. said...

This is really beautiful! I love how you've stamped them in that circle!

♥♥♥Lea

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card. I love irises.

Kathy H said...

Lovely!

catdidit said...

Rock on my friend! A stunner, as usual! LOVE it! love all the little details, like the petal hanging over the side!

Betty Benton said...

I love that beautiful background paper that you stamped and all those gorgeous irises -- especially the one peeping out the side of the frame!

kmassman said...

Love purple irises. Nice card!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful card! I love the "out of the box" technique. Great tutorial.

Janet Swofford said...

Happy Birthday Stamp TV! I love your card! It reminds me of my grandmother's irises that I have in my back yard. Even though she's been gone a long time, every year when they bloom I have a little part of her with me:-) Thanks for sharing.
Inky hugs,
Janet

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa.... FABULOUS and you know I can't say enough about purple cards!!!! LOL

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning as usual! Thank so much for the tutorial with it! You rock!

Cheri said...

Theresa, you always make it "look so easy", and you are so generous with your tutorials. This card is just magical.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Theresa, in your usual style you have totally WOW'd me with your creative design.

scrappintlc said...

Magnificent....you have a definite style all your own that is truly brilliant. Happy Birthday Stamp TV

Sheri said...

love the style of this card and the cut out iris' that hang over the circle

buggin2stamp said...

So beautiful Theresa. I love the gorgeous flowers and your sponged background that highlights them so beautifully.

Deanna said...

Love this card. You picked my favourite colours and flowers, so of course I love it! It is a great job and it looks great.

Marsha said...

So beautiful. You know what a fan I am of your work. Thank you so much for all you do for us on StampTV. I love it.

sassyb07 said...

stunning card! love the colors and your coloring is fab...happy birthday stamp TV
hugs, Valerie

Gina K. said...

I LOVE that petal hanging over the edge. You are so creative Theresa! I was so surprised by all of this! Thank you so very much!

Gloria Westerman said...

Again Theresa you are amazing.....truly amazing.....I love this.....thank you for sharing...

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gosh Theresa, this is soooo sooo beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

Ruth said...

beautiful colors in your art work, definitly a card to be proud of

margie said...

So so georgous Theresa. Thank you for sharing.

Melissa Cash said...

So pretty Theresa! You coloring is so perfect, these flowers look so real!

joanne said...

The color is so georgeous on this card. Gina is sure gonna get some fabulous cards. Happy Birthday stamp t.v. You've gone a long ways in just one year!!

rstuck2003 said...

GORGEOUS!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!! It is very much appreciated.

NadiaW said...

Wonderful! And Happy Birthday Stamp TV!!!

TAS said...

Gorgeous card with absolutely beautiful coloring. Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

kim.mom said...

Beautiful as always!! Love your tutorials!!! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

NinaB said...

I love how the flower comes out of the frame. A truly stunning card, Theresa.

Marimer said...

Maravilloso y muy creativo trabajo. Felicidades para Stamp TV.
Saludos.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

You have very steady hands! I love this card. It's full of all the great little details that elevate it from a card to a work of (he)art!
~ky

Anonymous said...

What a good idea with the flower. Beautiful card!

Yvonne

Diane said...

Stunning, and thanks for showing us your "Copic" coloring.....very pretty!!

Stempelientje said...

Happy 1st birthday to Stamp TV!
And what a nice and neat cards you make!WOW!Beautiful!The colouring on the cupcakes and irisses are fantastic!
Greetings from Stempelientje.

lorraine00 said...

Another gorgeous card! I always look at your cards as art work! Thank you for inspiring us!

stampinfranni said...

Beautiful card, Theresa! Happy 1st, Stamp TV & Gina!

craftieodamae said...

Oh I love these flowers!!!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning and I love love love the flower "hanging out". Great idea and thanks for sharing the awesome coloring techniques.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This birthday card has all the beauty we have come to love in one of your creations, Theresa!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Great job coloring!
Lori

carpediem said...

This is such a beautfiful card! Thanks for sharing and happy bd stamp tv!! laura j

Anonymous said...

Love the iris's Great tutorial as always. Happy Birthday Stamp TV Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Anonymous said...

Love the irises and the way you have one overhanging the edge!

Lindastamps at gmail dot com

April said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! And, I want to thank you for the mini tutorial. I just bought some Copics and this will help considerably!!

KathyB said...

Theresa, this is so beautiful! Loving the color and how the flower pos off the circle. Happy BDay to StampTv.

Jenny McGee said...

Those irises are gorgeous. Great card. Happy Birthday Stamp TV.

Melanie said...

how gorgeous!! love the addition of your branches, like great flourishes!

Barb W said...

Stunning Card - and thanks for the step by step in using the Copics - just started getting them and am so learning what to do. This is absolutely beautiful.

Miesje said...

Incredible card - not surprised because every single one of your cards is incredible.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is absolutely stunning, Theresa! Awesome coloring and sponging, as always! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous and I love the colors!!!!

Kim S said...

Your cards are amazing. I love the layout of this card with the circle standing out among all those rectangles.

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you for the tutorial. I love it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just drop dead gorgeous Theresa!! I love how you split the image!!!!

Marilyn said...

I love your detailed coloring instructions. I regularly check your blog for inspiration. Happy BD Stamp TV!

Stamperkat said...

Your cards are so pretty. I'd like a little of your talent!
Congrats to you and Stamp TV on your first birthday!
Kathy

9kids said...

Beautiful coloring....and thank you so much for the tutorial :)

JennyC said...

WOW!! Your card is amazing! I love how you showed all of the colors that you used as well~very helpful.

Cammy said...

Beautiful! Your irises are just gorgeous.

Sharri C said...

Looks like Spring! I love your blog and how you share, Thanks so much for the inspiration, SharriC

Gayle C said...

Beautiful. I love your detailed coloring instructions. I just wish I could color like that, too.

Jessica said...

What beautiful coloring! TFS it's just lovely!

Mrs Ham said...

Theresa,
As usually, you have posted a great card sample. Thanks for the tutorial, I am learning so much from you.

Kathy W said...

I always love visiting your blog to admire your coloring and check out your wonderful tutorials on how you did it. The spotlight close-up with the contrasting image here is striking. Thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

Happy Bday, Stamp TV! What an incredible card!

StampinDi said...

Your work as always is just so amazing and stunning. Happy 1st birthday Stamp TV. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love your design and out of the box flower. I can't wait to see the new stamptv kit, but it has been fun looking at all the cards made with past kits. Kheila

Christi said...

Wow!!! What an amazing card, Theresa! Those flowers are gorgeous!!!

Rita said...

Stunning! I love it!!! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

SueB said...

Your card is absolutely breath taking! And the detailed explanation of how you completed this remarkable card is wonderful...can't imagine how long it took you to make this card!
Thank you so very much! I'll be checking in often!
Sue B

Jessica said...

Simply stunning, Theresa! I was hoping you'd use these flowers on your card so I could see how you'd color them! lol! I love your tutorials, my friend!!

Carole Miller said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for showing how you colored it.
Carole Miller

Evelyn said...

I love this card...so elegant.

Ree Donnelly said...

Pretty card, great tutorial! Thanks!
Happy b-day Stamp TV!!!!

Karen said...

love your cards..
congrats to Gina and all the wonderful designers....

Alice said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the resist emobssing technique. I will have to give that a try.

pat said...

Gina will love all these lovely cards

Paula Laird said...

beautiful! And yay for the awesome tutorial because I just got this set! :)

Valerie said...

Gorgeous! And your coloring tutorial rocks! (as usual!:))

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

So elegant! Beautiful coloring.

Linda said...

I love seeing your card come to life.. you are so talented. I love this look and I am going to try this for sure!

Joan said...

Beautiful card - those irises look wonderful in the "sunlight". I love how you have one petal peeking over the edge!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday.....you picked a special day as it is my 80th birthday also... and still stamping and learning....love the flowers and your excellent tutorial on executing it....Loretta

naneruth said...

I am so glad you picked this set because it is one of my favorites! Love how you put this together as always.What can I say but, a beautiful card well done.

Diana said...

What a beautiful birthday card!
Thank you so much for posting the tutorial on how to color & sponge; I can't wait to try this :)

St├ęphanie said...

Love that color combo, very nice. As always, stunning card.

Heather said...

Wowzers! I love your card.

Deanna C said...

How stunning!!! What a gorgeous use of this stamp set. Thanks also for the great tutorial. I love the colors and the coloring! Thanks for sharing this one.

Kimmiek said...

WOW! T this totally takes the cake! Seriously I really admire every aspect! A stuner.

Judy Covey said...

How can you possibly go wrong with this set, especially since we'll be seeing those beautiful iris's in a couple of months blooming in Vermont. Great job as usual and I really like how you embossed the leaves in the background on the purple/lilac cardstock.

Mary said...

Happy 1st B-Day Stamp TV!
Love your creations. I am very inspired by the way you design. Thanks for sharing your art.

stlbarb said...

this card is just gorgeous!!

Joy said...

What a nice beautiful colored card. Happy 1st B'day Stamp TV...

Linda L said...

Wow, This is beautiful! I love the colors and the cut out.

kimsparks636 said...

I love how you let one of the flowers extend past the circle.

Lynda said...

Beautiful Irises...I never get tired of Floral images. Happy Birthday, Stamp TV

Sara in WI said...

What a stunning card! Just lovely... And thank you for including the coloring tutorial...I always need help with how to color so artistically.

Giovana said...

WOW!! Your card is so pretty!! Love it very much!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

This is so lovely! I especially like how it looks like the sun is shining through the foliage and lighting up the irises.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, great card and tut. TFS.

Sheila D said...

Wowzer, this is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning! I just love parties, especially with tons of eye candy. I'm off to party at the next stop! So, Happy Birthday Stamp TV and Surprise Gina!

Jana Weaver said...

Wow...this is just stunning! I love your coloring, sponging, and the layout is wonderful with the hanging outside the circle!! Phenomenal!!

MBM said...

Great job on this card! The coloring is beautiful!

Janet S said...

OMG! This card is fantastic! I love your coloring. Thanks for showing how you did it. I am new to Copics so any help is very appreciated. Happy hopping to all!

Marsha said...

Happy Birthday to Stamp TV! What fun cards and a great way to celebrate by having a birthday hop.
Thanks for the chance to win!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Colleen said...

Theresa,
I love the way you used the image on both the shapes. Another amazing idea to let the flower stand off the circle. I'm really inspired by your blog and thank you for your additions to STV!

Chris said...

Oh, I LOVE this card! It is beautiful! Great surprise party for Gina and StampTV!

Teepee said...

Thank you for the mini-tutorial on the Copics. Your card is beautiful.

Carolyn said...

LOVE this card, and thanks so much for the step by step!

Peggy B said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful lesson od layering and cutting!!
It is a beautiful card!!!

StampnInkLady said...

Wow! I love this card Theresa! It is so colorful and springy, just like Gina and StampTV! TFS!
Hugs Lori R
stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

Janice M said...

Beautiful card Theresa!! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous, as usual!

Donna said...

so gorgeous! love the flower cut out and the tip is great!

Lori said...

Beautiful, Theresa! The way you made the petal hang outside the circle is clever. This is a great sketch, especially the way you placed the flowers.

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite
stamps. Love all your cards.
This is another beautiful
creations.
Gladys R.

Crafty Math Chick said...

REALLY gorgeous sponging job Theresa - WOW! Happy Brithday Stamp TV!

Leisa said...

Thanks for the tutorial - I learned a lot about the process

Darla said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!
I love this set, and often use it as one of my go to sets.
Love your colouring too.

Thanks,
Darla

Nancy said...

Another elegant card. Thank you so much for taking photos each step of they way. I appreciate being able to study what you do.

Beth Mak said...

Beautiful card. I love the iris flowers.

funkycrafter said...

happy birthday stamp tv. wishing gina and her great team many more years as successful as the first.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

wow-thanks for the tutorial! I always need help with coloring:) Great card!

Kay said...

I love, love, love this card. The dropped flower is amazing.

seamom said...

That is so, so pretty! And thanks for the tutorial...

Brenda said...

gorgeous card Theresa!! That is my favorite stamp from the first kit. Thank you for reminding of it, I need to get it out and ink it up.

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, and awesome tutorial as always :)

Joanne Lowe said...

How I love your card--thank you for providing such a great tutorial too! I just got some copics and look forward to trying out some of your tutorials with them. Just ordered Elegant Flowers as my free set during the Gina K last sale, can't wait until it arrives!

Happy Birthday Stamp TV, you've taught me so much!

Serena said...

Your cards are always stunning! Your coloring is exquisite and you always show such detailed tutorials. Thank you!

Terri E. said...

Love your coloring as usual! I also enjoy how the iris hangs out of the circle frame as well. Wahoooo Stampt TV!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful as always!

905lovestostamp said...

Love, love, LOVE your tutorials, Theresa! Now that I have some copics to play with, I look forward to trying some of your tutorials out!

I will soon have this Elegant Flowers set, and that floral image is my favorite of the set, looking forward to playing with it too.

Congrats to Stamp TV, you've accomplished so much in only a year, you all must be so proud. I'm excited to consider what you'll bring to us in the next year! Thanks for enriching our stamping understanding and giving us new techniques to play with.

Joanne L

Pat Jandacek said...

Love this sketch and your 'out of the box' treatment of the front iris. I've read of others who draw a circle and cut...they turn out beautifully, as did yours. My ability to follow a line with scissors isn't so hot! Much credit to those who do it successfully. It's a beautiful card. TFS

Debbie said...

This is really stunning! Love this card! :)

Linda D. said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Carol said...

So elegant, love your Copic coloring!

RaiderSoonerMom said...

Oh, I love this card and absolutely love the elegant flowers stamp set! This card is great and thanks for the step by step design. Happy Birthday Stamp TV!
Hugs,
Lisa

JaniceAileen said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the great tutorial, too!

peggy said...

Wonderful of you to celebrate the birthday and honor Gina like this!!
I love your step-by-step shots and your beautiful cards!

JKB said...

Beautiful!!! Great techniques.

tlgirl353 said...

Theresa- another gorgeous card and fab tutorial!

athleticsecretary said...

What a beautiful card! Great color combo!

StacyC said...

Great job, beautiful coloring...

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful card - nice tutorial on the copics.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, love the way the petal overlaps the circle.

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring and I like how the iris is over the edge.

Barb said...

This card is incredible--awesome colors and such a stunning card Theresa!

sandyh said...

such beautiful coloring! and i love how you left one flower "out of the box".
great card!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

southernscraps said...

This is a gorgeous creation!

tinamarie said...

SO PRETTY! I love this image. AWESOME coloring!

Cher said...

oh my...this is one of my FAV sets! ty for the tut too! and congrads to Gina

joy said...

Love the circle and rectangle elements plus your coloring instructions are super!!

melv said...

I have to get my first Stamp TV kit out and start playing with it again. You ladies are on a roll!

IBCNU said...

This card is delightful - full of Spring!! Thanks for sharing your talents and details!!

Sharon Peele said...

Theresa, you design the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!!
Happy StampTV B-Day!!

Barbara Hale said...

Wow - that card is just beautiful. Thanks for the great step by step instruction on how you colored the flowers. I think I could spend most of the day just oohing and aahing over all the inspiration I get from all of you.

pam said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for exp[laining how you used copics to color. I thought you had to use alot of different markers.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOWEE theresa! this is so beautiful!! your work is always so breathtaking. What a wonderful thing to do for gina as well. :)

Jo said...

So beautiful! I like the way you stamped the iris off the page to create a different look. Thanks for the great idea.

Lori A. said...

Awesome card! It looks like it's glowing! :)

Mary Strauser said...

thanks for the tutoral on the copia I really have to practice. Your card is great.

Donna said...

WOO-HOO! Celebrate good times - C'mon!
d

redwasher1 said...

Theresa, beautiful!!! Fantastic tutorial!! I feel another case coming on!!

Kathleen said...

WOW!! How beautiful is this card!! I love the colors and your attention to detail really paid off. Thanks for the How to as well.

Maskedwoman said...

what a gorgeous gorgeous card! Thank you for the coloring tutorial. :) The surprise party was a great idea!

teresa said...

What a gorgeous iris. This card is so pretty.

JessicaK said...

Lovely, lovely card. The flower petal hanging off the side of the circle - so cute.

Shirley said...

Love the colors and thank you for showing how to cut circle leaving part of flower extended. HB Stamp TV!!

Sharon W. said...

I have this stamp and love it. Love all of your work.

Patti P. said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for all the details. I also love the layout.....very stunning.

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeousness!!! LOL
so cool for you all to do this! love Gina (: yaaaayyyyy STV!

luvhymns said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!

Diane S said...

I love the flowers/circle design.

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Kristyn said...

Happy 1 year! Beautiful card.

CraftieConnie said...

This is gorgeous, Theresa, and I have always admired your beautiful work. Thanks to you also for a great year. Gina will love this.

Stampin Kimber said...

Your cards are amazing....I love your work....Thanks for all the great tutorial pics. Happy 1st Birthday Stamp Tv!!!!

kimfletcher@shaw.ca

Wendy said...

WOW. Great color in. Very very pretty!! -- Wish I had copics :-(

Casmiles said...

Theresa - love these colors and the way you used the circle nestability with just one piece of the flower draping "outside the lines". Beautiful!

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

Gorgeous! I always love your sponging and colors.

Anonymous said...

You make it look so easy.. Very pretty card.
Rosie G
gramig05@pennswoods.net

jean wilson (jlt03@comcast.net) said...

Theresa you are such a great teacher! Thanks for all the pictures of the steps you take to make your cards! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!!!

doreen said...

beautiful, very beautiful.

greetz doreen

Donna said...

One of my absolute favorite images! I love your cards. Thanks for the fun and inspiration.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your work is amazing and never disappoints. Gorgeous card! Congratulations Gina and team for creating such a wonderful site. I love stamp TV!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card Theresa! Great layout!

Lagene said...

Theresa, Gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial, I always love them! Happy 1st!

peggy wainman said...

This card is beautiful Theresa! I love the layout!

dstandard said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sandra said...

you are amazing!
Love the card!
Sandra

jan farnworth said...

thanks for the tutorial very nicely done.

Dana H said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing how you colored it with Copic markers.

stamping sue said...

Beautiful card! thank you for step by step instructions. stamping sue

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