Sunday, August 22, 2010

GKD Previews Day 1

It's preview time for Gina K Designs! Today we are showing projects featuring two new stamp sets. First up is a new set from Melanie Muenchinger, called Wild At Heart. You are going to love the huge floral stamp Melanie created and the beautiful sentiments to go along with it. There are so many techniques you can do with this set! (More details on this card below)

Next up, Nina Brackett created two fabulous new stamp sets, Fanciful Tags and Grand Damask. I used both on my card. The Grand Damask image is so elegant and gorgeous and the Fanciful Tag images are the perfect fit for Spellbinders Fancy Tags dies.

I used the sentiment and oval shape from Fanciful Tags along with the coordinating Fancy Tags die. In the background I used the large damask image, inked up with Memento Angel Pink. Then I added some Rose Bud ink with my Memento marker. I also used the Fleur De Lis pendant die to layer.

For more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, please check out these participating designer's links:
You are invited to join us for our Release party this Thursday night, August 26 from 7-10 central time for contest questions, challenges, and chatter along with tons more samples!  The party leads up to the new products featured this week on our blogs being available for purchase online through GinaK Designs at 10 pm.  We hope you'll make plans now to be able to join us in all the fun!

To make the Wild At Heart Card, first I inked up the large image using Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then I added Memento Tangelo on the bottom and along one side. It's hard to see the ink on the stamp in the photo, but if you look closely, if looks like a shadow on the bottom and side.

Next, I added Memento Lady Bug, this time just along the very outer edges of the bottom and sides.

Before stamping, I "huffed" on the image, then stamped. Here you can see how well the Memento inks blend when doing this technique. Just make sure your ink pads are nice and juicy. I've had my Memento inks for close to a year and out of these three colors, I've only had to re-ink the Cantaloupe, which I seem to use on almost every card. I love how long lasting these inks are!

Next, I stamped the large image again, this time in Memento Tuxedo Black. I used Copics to color the flowers, starting with Y17 in the flower center.

Added R89.

Added R29.

Added R24.

Added R22.

Filled in with Y35. Then I colored in the other two large flowers and cut them out.

I adhered the cut out flowers to the background with Pop Dots. I cut out the sentiment with circle Nestabilities and sponged with Memento Cantaloupe while it was still in the die. It was also adhered with Pop Dots. I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Sweet Mango cardbase.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you are having a great day!

22 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy cow, Theresa...these are drop-dead gorgeous!

Carolyn King said...

what an elegant damask card and i love how you popped the flowers out. Very dramatic@

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wowza!!!! That pink Damask with the dainty medallions! FAB!!!! And the colorful blooms with Mel's set are divine!!

Becky said...

Both of these are gorgeous, love the pink one, that is FABULOUS.

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Everything you do always has a warm glow to it. Simply beautiful!

Vicki said...

Beautiful Theresa!What a nice blend of color.

HUGS!
Vicki

Sandra said...

WOW! Everything is just beautiful - thanks for sharing your tips!
Sandra

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, wow!! Amazing cards - love the colors of the first and the complexity of the second. TFS

Melissa Cash said...

Beau-ti-mous cards Theresa! I love them!

Valerie said...

Fun to be able to follow along on how you made your cards. Thanks for all the info. Great Job.

Lagene said...

WOW!! Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!!

Miesje said...

You are amazing Theresa, I love how you colored the flowers and popped them up!

Olga said...

You never cease to amaze me, this is awesome!!! I love both cards but the way you color blows my mind!

Sharri Seffens said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa! I love all the layers on the second card!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! I love the warm coloring of the Wild At Heart card! The pink damask is so elegant, especially with the Fleur De Lis pendant accents!

catdidit said...

Oooo Im loving how you did that with Mel's stamp! And wonderful design with the damask! You rock my friend!

Jessica said...

What lovely coloring! It makes the flowers really jump off the page! TFS

Kurtis said...

Great Projects Theresa!

Monique said...

Holy Smokers both cards are just beautiful... Your coloring is unbelievable I think I say that every time I comment here but it really is..Love the big red bow...Thanks for all the tips :)

Lori said...

These are both so gorgeous!!

Melanie said...

love the eyepopping black and red on the flowers! thank you for your as always fabulous tutorial! I think i need to go order some omore memento pads!

Jessica said...

So pretty, Theresa! You are so amazing with your coloring and designs!!