Monday, May 24, 2010

Gina K Preview - Hope Grows and Candles On Your Cake

Hello! It's day two of Gina K Designs previews and first up today is the set I illustrated for this month, called Hope Grows. The images in this set are a bit different than my usual style and so much fun to draw.

Next up is a fun new set from Melanie Muenchinger, call Candles On Your Cake. This set will be perfect for so many celebrations! I got a little wild and turned the cupcake images into a hot air balloon and trees.

I sponged the background first, then I stamped the bottom of the cupcake and colored it, and cut it out. After placing it on my cardstock, I drew lines on either side then adhered buttons above. For the trees, I inked up the cupcake top with Memento New Sprout, then rock 'n rolled the image with Memento Bamboo Leaves, then stamped. The tree trunk is just the wedge end of my E33 Copic, pressed once at the base of each tree.

Check out the card base for a look at one of the new Pure Luxury colors called Grass Green!

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 the flower card, I stamped the image from Hope Grows and used Copics to color, starting with Y17.

I blended out from there and filled in around the edges with Y21. Then I used my blender pen to pull some of the yellow into the highlighted areas.

For the flower centers and stem, I used G24 and YG03.

To make the background, I first sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged Memento New Sprout.

Sponged Memento Pear Tart.

Sponged Memento Danube Blue.

After sponging, I stamped a small branch image from Hope Grows and the sentiment, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The fancy layer is made using my Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis pendant die and Pure Luxury In The Navy cardstock. The next layer is the new Pure Luxury Grass Green and I used Black Onyx for the cardbase.

Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is fantastic!

23 comments:

Melanie said...

oh no you di NT! the balloon and trees rock!
love your new set, beautiful preview, i covet your lotus die!!(is that back in stock yet LOL!)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautifully elegant with your phenomenal new set!!!! And OMGosh how cute is that balloon!!

catdidit said...

Wowza T! I just love what you did with the cupcake bottom, awesome idea! And the creation with your set, just another breath taker!

Bev Gerard said...

Ohhhhh those colors! Theresa, your Hope Grows card is marvelous ... so rich with inspiration! And those buttons create such a delightful balloon card! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!

~Bev

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Theresa!!

Kary said...

Theresa,these are awesome cards! I love every card of yours - they are always beautiful with fantastic colours. Your stamp set is just lovely.

joy said...

Love your first card -- but that balloon is DARLING!

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards, love those big buttons.

NinaB said...

Great cards, Theresa. I love your fussy-cut flowers and buttoned balloons.

Nancy said...

You never cease to amaze me! I just love both cards! And what a great idea you had of making the hot air balloon and trees out of cupcake stamps. (and as always, I'm drooling over your sponging. lol)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Look at you go girl, with all that creativity and talent. Love what you did with that cupcake image. I'll have to CASE that idea SOON! And the queen of shading has struck again with another beautiful creation. Love how your Fleur Di Lis pendant looks behind your beautiful bunch of blossoms. AWESOME!

Glenda said...

Wow, your use of color just leave me with my mouth open! Lovely!

Debby Winters said...

Two more beautiful cards!
Love the Fleur De Lis pendant, the stamp sets are beautiful! What a great idea with the balloon basket! Love it!

Gayle said...

This set is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see everything. You are an amazing talent. Thanks for all the ideas and detailed steps.

Tammy Terry said...

I can't wait to get this set! I have only seen your card and Gina's and I am so excited. I love how you blend your colors, you have amazing talent!

Jennie said...

Oh, your hot air balloon card is so COOL Theresa!!! Wow, you saw a basket in the bottom of a cupcake...too creative :o) Love your floral card too, it looks so pretty with the Nestie die!!!

jean wilson - jlt03@comcast.net said...

Hi Theresa! I love your new set! Again, you give such great tutorials...thanks!

dee marie said...

Hi Theresa! Your cards are really beautiful and your new set looks amazing! I can't wait to see the whole thing! Thank you for always inspiring me!

Deebi27 said...

YOUR cupcake idea was over the top FABULOUS! Gosh, I want to see things like YOU do! You have such a knack with your shading...sooo smooth the colors blend. You are a master at your craft!

Kimmiek said...

Ah! Those Buttons as the balloon part.. that just blows me away!! Who'd a thunk! So glad you thought that up. Can't wait to try it. WOW! Thanks..

JaniceAileen said...

Theresa, your set is AWESOME!!! Just bought it tonight and SO look forward to creating with it!! :)

Helena said...

I love the balloons with the buttons!

I haven't had time to craft for a long time, but I have enjoyed browsing your blog again, it's so relaxing and inspiring to visit here :)