Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gina K Designs Previews Day 1

Hello! It's time for previews of the new Gina K Designs stamp sets! Today we are previewing two gorgeous new sets and sharing some very exciting news. First up is Melanie Muenchinger's new stamp set, Buds and Vases. Aren't those flowers gorgeous! So fun to color. I have the step by step photos for this card posted below.

Next up is a follow up to Nina Bracket's fabulous Lovely Labels stamp set. This one is Lovely Labels 2 and works perfectly with some of the gorgeous new Spellbinders Labels Die sets. Isn't that frame stunning and so very elegant! I used the frame and sentiment from Lovely Labels 2 and added a few flowers in the center from Faithful Florals. I'll share the step by step photos from this card next week.

For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:
Both stamps sets will be available from Gina K Designs, this Thursday, after 10pm Central. Be sure to swing by the release party at StampTV on Thursday, from 7 to 10pm for some fun chatting, challenges and contests, all full stamp set reveals.

To make the Buds and Vases card, I first stamped the flower image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copics. I started with Y17 in the centers of the flowers.

Added V09.

Blended out from there with V06, then added V06 to the outside edges, too.

Blended out from both directions with V01.

Then filled in with V000.


For the leaves, I started by filling in with YG21.

Added shading with YG95, then blended with YG21.

Deepened the shading a bit with YG99, then blended with YG21 again.

After coloring, I cut out the image. I colored and cut out a second image, trimming away the third flower on that one.

I used oval Nestabilities to cut some white card stock, then sponged with Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves, while still in the die.

For the larger background panel, I sponged Grape Jelly on white card stock and then embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Vibrant Purple card base. The sentiment is also from Buds and Vases and the flowers are adhered using Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with more previews, including a peek at my new set. Did you guess which one it was from Gina's snippets? I hope you have a great day!

43 comments:

Chelsea said...

gorgeous!

Michelle VP said...

Such beautiful samples - I love the rich purple colors you chose for your cards. :)

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Theresa!! Love the purple pansies and that design is just fab! Creative way you used the label too, what a great way of highlighting the center with sponging :o)

buggin2stamp said...

Wow! Yeah, Wow! I love these. That second card is so simple, yet so stunning! I love all the purple in both cards. Such a fun color that I never seem to use. I need to start visiting that color more. :o)

Melanie said...

somehow I just knew you'd have a pruple thing going on tonight LOL! both are stunning! You've rocked my first flower set for two years and I know you'll rock this one!!! :)
hugs!

Kathy H said...

LOVELY!!!!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wowza, Wowza T!!!!! Just so absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love the silhouette design!!

PatS said...

Beautiful. I love the Lovely Labels 2. These background frames are to die for.

PatS said...

Beautiful. I love the Lovely Labels 2. These background frames are to die for.

Terri J said...

Theresa your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring, shading, and accents are always perfect! Wonderful job showcasing the new stamp sets! Can't wait to see more!

Becky said...

Theresa this is gorgeous..I just love this new lovely labels.

Cheryl G said...

Stunning!! I always look forward to your tutorials!

Kary said...

Theresa, both your cards are so beautiful!! I like how well the green goes with purple. I'm waiting to see your new set - I'm thinking if it might be Snippet 3 with the tree? :)

tlgirl353 said...

OMG- the purple and green one is a jaw dropper! Just beautiful!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards.

NinaB said...

Gorgeous cards, as usual, Theresa. I love your tutorials, too.

creative patti said...

Thank you so much for providing the step by step. This really does Help. Love the cards.

Olga said...

both are absolutely gorgeous!

Miesje said...

Stunning! I just love the samples and the beautiful purples!

Marion said...

Oh my goodness, your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! Wonderful coloring, as always! I love the Lovely Labels card! It is so elegant!

catdidit said...

LOVE all the purple gooodness! Your flowers are just glowing T!!

Judy Covey said...

OMG Theresa, this card is over the top gorgeous! The colors are so brilliant, the layout is beautiful and you did a great job coloring and shading.

Jessica said...

Beautiful! It makes me want to break out my markers, pencils, chalks or whatever and color the day away! Thanks for sharing.

JudyI, St.Louis mO said...

Gorgeous as always. I love the colors and the detailed coloring instructions.

Carolyn King said...

both are beautiful Theresa!!! Awesome coloring and love how you used the frame!!

LaNell said...

A gorgeous card. I love purple. Look forward to this release.

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! Love the purple flowers. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Can't wait to see your new set!

Lyngo said...

Just lovely Theresa. The colours are just so perfect.

scalder said...

Theresa, I'm not a fan of purple but these cards took my breath away!!! They are absolutely gorgeous and you're colouring and shading (thanks for the tutorial) are absolutely stunning!! You've got TALENT lady!!

Juanita B said...

WONDERFUL examples, I LOVE your work and the colors. TFS!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Stunning Theresa - the color combination is breathtaking!

Lagene said...

Stunning!!! and Thank You for the tutorial!!!

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa! Love them both!

Casmiles said...

Beautiful, Theresa! Love them both, the flower, the PURPLE, your shading...

Betty Benton said...

Both cards are spectacular, Theresa!

lisa808 said...

Stunning!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I do love the second one best - the frame in B/W really sets it off!!!

Jessica said...

Oh my GOSH! I adore both of your cards - but those flowers of Melanie's are STUNNING in their shading! GORGEOUS!!!

Jessica said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

AWESOME DESIGNS AND COLORING..

TFS

BOBBI

Joan V said...

Lovely card. Thank you for the instructions. Learn something new everyday. Thanks for sharing.