Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gina K Preview - Botanicals and Beach Bum

Hello! It's preview time at Gina K Designs and we some some amazing stamp sets to share with you this week. First up today is Botanicals. I love the beautiful silhouette florals and gorgeous scripted background in this set.

The other set I have to share with you today is Beach Bum, from Rupa Shevde. This set has a wonderful assortment of things you would find at the beach. This will be a great set for scrapbooking those fun vacation photos. The sentiments will work perfectly for scrapbooking, too!

I just love this surfboard and covered it with Cystal Lacquer to make it shiny. I'll share the step by step details for this card in a few days.

For more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these Designer's Links:

Please make plans to attend our Release party this Thursday night, May 27th from 7-10 central time which will be held at StampTV. There will be contest questions, challenges, samples from several designers and lots of chatter all leading up to 10pm central, when all the new products and stamp sets previewed this week on our blogs become available online through GinaK Designs store!


To make my Botanicals card, I started by sponging Memento Desert Sand ink on Pure Luxury White cardstock.

I inked the scripted background with Memento Rich Cocoa, then stamped off once on scratch paper before stamping on my cardstock.

Stamped the silhouette with Memento Bamboo Leaves.

I decided the background needed a little more sponging, so I sponged a bit of Rich Cocoa around the edges.

To add a bit of dimension to the botanical image, I added some shading with Copic marker YG99. I just made a quick swipe with my marker along the edge of the stem and along the right side of each of the berries.

Then I did the same with YG95, placing my swipes just to the left of the YG99, to blend just a tad.

Then I added some highlights with my white gel pen, on the right side of each berry.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Ivory and Tan Leather. I stamped the sentiment from Botanicals, with Rich Cocoa ink and cut it out with circle and scallop circle Nestabilities. The ribbon is from a past StampTV kit and the button is from the Neutrals Button Assortment and I used Jute Twine to tie a bow on the button.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

30 comments:

catdidit said...

both are stunners T! I really love the beach scene, ...just WOW!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful!!! OMGosh the colors on that beach scene are drop dead gorgeous!!!

Betty Neville said...

Really gorgeous Theresa! Love how you created a 3-D look for both images and the beach background is amazing!

Valerie said...

The additional coloring of the Botanicals image is FANTASTIC!

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS Theresa!!! Your SUNSET is sooooooooooo freakin AWESOME!!!!!

Kary said...

Theresa - these are gorgeous, gorgeous cards! I love them!! Thanks for the tutorial too, I look forward to them always.

Linda L said...

Wonderful card! I love the effect the Copic markers and white gel pen have.

emilymomto3boys said...

That sunset is AMAZING! And I love the way that flower is highlighted - so lovely!

Liway said...

WOW!!! I LOVE your botanicals card!! Simply amazing!! Thanks for the tutorial.....

Becky said...

This is fabulous..

scalder said...

OMG Theresa I love the botanical card and the way you made the image pop. Can't wait to see how you did the background for Surf's Up. Wow, what talent:)

joy said...

Love how you have featured your sentiment.

Melissa Cash said...

Oh la la sistah! Love them both, but the sunset on the surfboard card is calling my name!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow! cant pick but would sure like to be where ever that gorgeous sunset is !!!!

Olga said...

WOWZERS! Your cards are breath taking!!!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, Both cards are gorgeous but that beach one is stunning!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! The beach scene is stunning - it could be a photo!

Shirley said...

Loved both of your cards...talent seems to come easy to you...absolutely beautiful!

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Lorraine said...

Love your gorgeous cards!

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Theresa...love the beautiful beach scene and your Botanical card is fabulous...thanks for the tutorial!!!

colleen said...

Gorgeous cards! I can't wait to see the tutorial for the beach card... awesome background!

Melanie said...

both rock! I love the shading and highlights you used on the silhouette and that sunset is too cool, what fabulous technique!

Donna said...

WOWZA! just when I think you can't outdo yourself on those sunsets, you do! it's my favorite so far! Well, I also ADORE the previous one you did by the dock on the Dad's Day card...you ROCK!

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

Stunning cards!

Lori said...

Stunning! Both cards are amazing! I like how you made the silhouette look dimensional. The surf scene is breath taking, peaceful...

buggin2stamp said...

Did you hear my jaw drop? Wow, Theresa. That ocean scene is AWESOME! And your Botanicals card made me decide I need to get that set with my next order. :o) Awesome idea using the Copic markers as shadows and the gel pen as hightlights.

Bev Gerard said...

Myyyyyy goodness, Theresa! Your botanicals scene is so peaceful & serene .... I love it!

The dynamite surfboard??? Now that is one HOT & wonderful place you've created! Oh to be young enough again!

~Bev

Casmiles said...

Theresa - both cards are beautiful. The surfboard one is FANTASTIC. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your colors, beautiful and the way you blend them...I need to practice more...way to go "lacquering" the surfboard; great touch!

NinaB said...

Beautiful, a true masterpiece, Theresa. It looks like it should be in a frame and put on a wall.

Nancy said...

I love both cards and I can't wait to see your tutorial on the 2nd card. Absolute stunning background!