Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gina K Previews - Day 2

Hello! Today we have two more stamp sets to preview for Gina K Designs. First up is a set I illustrated, called The Giving Tree. This set comes with a bare tree and accessories to give you everything you need to make cards all year long. I used the tree with no adornment on this card and added the snowflakes to the background.(details for this card below)

For this spring card, I added  the flower stamp to the branches after stamping the tree, then added the bird and squirrel. (I'll share the step by step photos for this card next week)


Next is a beautiful new set by Asela Hopkins, called Nesting. I love the gorgeous nature images in this set! I used the butterfly wings with self adhesive pearls for the body. (I'll share the step by step photos for this card next week)

For more inspiration using The Giving Tree and Nesting, be sure to check out the other designers participating today...
These two stamp sets, and all the sets previewing this week will become available in the online store, this Thursday at 10pm central. And be sure to stop by the Release Party at StampTV Thursday night at 7pm Central. There will be chatting, full stamp reveals, contests questions and challenges.

To make the background on my tree card, I used torn sticky notes to mask the bottom portion and then sponged Memento Desert Sand.

Then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

I wanted to warm the brown up a bit, so I sponged some Memento Cantaloupe.

Next, I stamped the tree image, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I removed the mask and used more torn sticky notes. to sponge in some snow drifts. I sponged lightly with Memento Desert Sand.

Then I moved the sticky notes and sponged again. I repeated until I filled up the bottom of the card.
I sponged around the edges at the bottom with Memento Rich Cocoa.

Next, I stamped the sentiment, also from The Giving Tree, with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I used my W3 and W1 Copic markers to add a little shading under the tree, then used an opaque white gel pen to add some snow to the tree branches.

The snowflakes, from The Giving Tree, were stamped with Memento Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa (stamped off once on scratch paper).

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown card stock and used a Kraft card base. I also added a row of brads across the bottom. 

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

178 comments:

freetimegone said...

What an awesome card (the giving tree) and it is so nice of you to give such detailed instrucitons. I love the lighting behind the tree. I also love the butterfly card (pink is perfect color.) I love too the way you did the background on the spring card. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Gilliland said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS... Soooooo beautiful.. both of them. Lovin the grown on the tree and the pink in the butterflies!!

Jennie said...

Thud...wow Theresa! Love the two cards with you set, shows such different scenes which can be created!! The brown one is so soothing. Also love those butterflies from Nesting, just a soft and pretty design.

Giovana said...

Oh wow Theresa!! Your cards are awesome! and we did something very alike :)
Your tutorial is great!

AJ said...

the butterflies in pink are fabulous!! :) love them- and wow to the sponging on your first card!

Carrie K said...

This card is gorgous! Fabulous job!!

Debra said...

You take my breath away with your gorgeous designs. I love the backgrounds and the colors you used. Beautiful!

JaniceAileen said...

I think I've run out of ways to say "BEAUTIFUL!" So, that is all I can say! Love, love,love what you do!

catdidit said...

Sooo very stunning T! Love your snow!

Pati said...

Great cards, so pretty! Love the versatility of that tree stamp and the bird, squirrel & butterflies are so cute! What great additions. I also love the pearls around the oval on the butterfly card.

Sarita said...

Awesome monochromatic card. Once again your instructions are perfect.

Nicole said...

Theresa, you have showcased your set so well! Absolutely gorgeous, esp. the first one. And I love the pearls and ribbon in the third card.

joy said...

Amazing winter card! The snow and snowflakes are absolutely beautiful and the stamped sentiment is perfect.

Nana Donna said...

Stunning cards, I love your instructions!

Susan White said...

Your cars are fabUlous!! Love the tutorial. Thanks!

dawna said...

Fabulous cards, all of them! Thanks for another wonderful tutorial!

Anonymous said...

WOW. Love this tree stamp, can't wait to try this technique. Your butterfly card is gorgeous.
Donna B

Dawn Fillmore said...

Gorgeous! That is the word that comes to mind in order to describe both your cards and these stamp sets! Fabulous Work! Thanks for the great step by step...it answered several questions I had.

Sharon said...

Great cards - the first card is my fav.

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous Theresa!!!

Christi said...

Oh, wow!!! The snowy & spring scenes you created with the tree are stunning! So gorgeous! I love the pink butterfly card! It's beautiful!

Christi Denton

Cynthia said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the tutorial.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- your new set is so versatile. Your card designs and the coloring is just gogeous. Can't wait to see your tutorials, 'cause I love the snow banks.

gale.sewell said...

I really love the giving tree card. you are the queen of blending, I love how you blend colors together.

Rema Timm said...

Beautiful!!!

Marcy H. said...

Gorgeous Tree Card!! Thanks for the step by step directions!!
Love your pink butterflies also!!

Mary said...

GORGEOUS! And once again, thank you so much for the tutorial!

Theresa said...

Love, love your new stamp set. Great cards as always.

Lorraine said...

OMG, love your cards! Love how you changed the mood with the same set. And from what I've seen tonight, this set is definitely going in my cart.

Krissy said...

love the butterfly card! Thanks for showing how you sponged the ground under the tree....great look! must try this!

Sara in WI said...

You must be the Queen of shading colors! Thank you once again for sharing the directions. They are very helpful!

scrapper1971 said...

Being new to cardmaking, I sometimes find it hard to put together a finished looking card. Your blog set up is wonderful for me to see the steps I would otherwise miss.. Your card designs are breathtaking. I love the designs and I hope to be making stunning works of art like yours in the future!!!!
Thank you for sharing your talents!

JulieAS6078 said...

Whoa! I am definitely going to have try the technique you used in making this card! Simply breathtaking...thanks for sharing the details on how you did it!

Karen said...

Love your trees. Thank you for the tutorial too! I love to see how a process was done...

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I wish I could sit at your desk just once and feel the vibes from your creative energy! Gorgeous as always, Theresa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent - love the snowy night card! Actually, I love them all - no surprise on my end~~ lol

Clickersister said...

I love how the tree can be used for the different seasons. Absolutely great work!

JannaStamps said...

Oh my gosh! Your cards are fabulous! You know just how to put "light" into them. Just beautiful!

Ola said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the sentiments! And, those butterflies are beautiful!

Thank you so much for sharing & the instructions!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Kelly said...

Wow! Your sponging ability never ceases to amaze me! Your tree just seems to glow! Love that!

Cheryl G said...

The Giving Tree has so many possibilities! I love the butterfly too!

Neesey said...

Thank you for showing us how to make this amazing back round to the tree card. This really gets my attention. TFS

Deanna A. said...

Your cards are awesome and thanks for all the detailed instructions!
Deanna A.

Becky said...

You never cease to amaze me Theresa with your gorgeous design's, this is just stunning. Thanks for always taking the time to show us it is so appreciated. :)

kimsparks636 said...

Wow, stunning cards as always. I love your tutorials, so very helpful.

Valerie said...

Wow, I'm speechless! The silhouette tree is stunning!

Betty Neville said...

WOW Theresa!! Stunning cards! Love them!

Carole said...

Your tree card is outstanding. Thanks for showing the technique.

Patricia said...

Theresa! I am so loving yours and Asela Hopkins new set of stamps! You create such beautiful cards, I really appreciate you showing us your techniques! Thanks for sharing!!

Stacy said...

I love, love the giving tree. Great job Theresa! Hope I win!

Barbara Jay said...

Theresa I am so-o-o in love with your Giving Tree set . I can't wait to get it -Barbara Jay

Debbie said...

Oh my, your Giving Tree card knocked me out. It's so beautiful! Another must have set.

Carolina said...

I'm so loving your set Theresa and love what you did with it here. As always thanks for the step-by-step tutorial!

Your nesting card is just precious - love the bright, beautiful butterflies!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Awesome cards and designs. I totally love your coloring. You make it look so real and beautiful. I really love your creations and instructions every day.

Thanks for sharing yourself and your gorgeous work.

hugs
bobbi

Debbie said...

Love, love, love your stamp set! It's so great that you can make so many different trees with it!

The pink card and butterflies look amazing! :)

Debbie Meijer

JessicaK said...

OMG, your coloring and shading continues to just amaze and inspire me. These are so beautiful. And thanks for the tutorial.

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

Gorgeous cards as always. Love the snow and snowflakes on the first one.

stampqueen said...

That first card is just stunning!!! I love the warm colors - the shadow of the tree and the brownish snowflakes....your other cards are great too but I just keep coming back to stare at the first one :)

Dee in N.H. said...

GASP! Love these cards! I so need both of these!!

Shirley said...

I just love how you ink all of your cards - BEAUTIFUL!!

Tanya said...

Wow, these are all beautiful, but I think my fave is the butterflies, gorgeous!

SuseQ said...

I think the Giving Tree is going to be my favourite set! I love what you've done with it and thanks for the tutorial.

ecpiercy said...

Theresa, these are spectacular! Thank you for sharing!

jonim52 said...

That giving tree is a must have stamp. I love your cards. thanks for the inspiration

Isabel Z said...

The tree--I have to have the tree. I just love what you created--fantastic!

Juliana T said...

I love the effects you get using the inks. These cards are beautiful!

Susie said...

Oh my...trees and butterflies. I love them both! You cards are beautiful...so elegant!

Kary said...

Theresa, I love your new stamp set!! Your cards are Gorgeous,as always. I love both the Giving tree cards, they are so beautiful. I love how you added the shadow for the little squirrel on the ground, so cute. Of course, the butterflies card is just so sweet.

asela said...

Great cards! Love all the details

Marion said...

Beeeautiful cards. Love them as usual. Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Wow! Your cards a just amazing. I love your new tree set. It will be a go to set for any time of the year. The pink butterflies are so fun! Great cards!

Miesje said...

You always, always amaze me with your incredible cards! Your talent is incredible!

Lisa H. said...

I'm am becoming obsessed with your tree set. Thanks for including a tutorial. Your inking skills are phenomenal! I can't wait until Thursday night to see the whole release.

Carrol said...

As always, I love your cards. I always look forward to seeing them along with the tutorial.

Donna Phelan said...

All of your cards are creative treasures, but that bare tree, there is just something so amazing about it. Lovely!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW - your first Giving Tree card looks luminous! Thanks for providing the step-by-step tutorial for us, it is really beautiful. Your other two cards are lovely as well, but the first is my favorite. Congrats on adding another set to the GKD family!

Kathy said...

LOVE your cards! Especially the pink butterfly one!

Card-Eology said...

Theresa your talent never ceases to amaze me!! From an illustrator to a designer you just overflow with talent girl! Congrats on your new set!

Sharri said...

Wowza!! Theresa all of your cards are gorgeous! I just love what I have seen of your new set...it's a definite must have!

Jenny McGee said...

Love how you did two trees with the different seasons on both cards. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Susan L said...

The giving tree card looks like a photograph. Your shading and highlighting are perfect. The Dickens sentiment was a lovely touch. BEAUTIFUL!!

Barb said...

Beautiful card and love the technique you used.

Suzanne said...

Your cards always blow me away! Thanks for the technique tutorial.

Nessa said...

This is my most favorite card of all...thank you for posting such detailed instructions. All of your cards are so stunning!!

Rhonda said...

These are awesome. I especially like the first one. Thank you so much for showing us how you did the snow drifts. Would love to have the tree.

Leigh M said...

Your cards are soooo beautiful. I cannot wait to get my hands on your new set. So many possibilities. Thank you for sharing your technique with us all.

Janeen said...

Beautiful work as always. What a way to make a bare tree look gorgeous. Love the spotlighiting on it. I MUST try that technique though I don't have any distress inks. :(

Anonymous said...

Wow, outstanding job on these cards, I can really feel the different seasons reflected in these cards! Thanks. BJB

Sofia ;) said...

Your cards are always awesome!!! I love this new set!!! Well done!!!

Melanie said...

totally awesome scene, that shadow from the tree onto the snowdrifts is woweeeeeeeeeeee!!

awesome set, one of my faves of yours!

emilymomto3boys said...

I have see so many cute and fun trees with your set and then you go and knock my socks off with this stunningly elegant card! Amazing!

Linda from Georgia said...

Your tree card is outstanding. Thanks for showing us how to make the piles of snow and shade the shadow.

Linda from Georgia said...

Your tree card is outstanding. Thanks for showing us how to make the piles of snow and shade the shadow.

Die Cut Lady said...

You always give us such great tutorials on how you do things. This card is lovely!

Lisa Lynne said...

Once again, you've created some absolutely beautiful work - your wintry tree scene is fabulous. You have a real talent with the colors and shading - thanks so much for sharing!

whitneymaryann said...

Thanks for giving examples of the amazing contrast that can be accomplished with The Giving Tree. Beautiful.

thestampinglady said...

Absolutely the best! The Giving Tree example is just stunning. I'm in awe!

Rebekah said...

Awesome samples and thank you for the beautifully written tutorials!

Barb said...

awesome cards!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! Love your new set!

naneruth said...

Such beautiful cards! I always look forward to seeing what you have for us. The tutorials are so helpful.

Kay S said...

Totally gorgeous, Theresa! I love, love the winter scene. The details are amazing, down to the shadow of the tree on the snow.

Barbara Colbert said...

Absolutely stunning!!!! Thank YOU!!! And love your directions step by step too!!! LOVELY design!!!! That tree is simply divine with your background look!

Lisa Tatem said...

Wow! The tree card is awesome. Snow is finally falling here where I live, so it's fun to see a card using a snow theme. I can't wait to see all of Gina's new stamp sets!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Oh my!!! Three more awe inspiring cards from the fabulous Theresa!! Loooove what I've seen of your new stamp set - and your butterflys from Asela's set. WOW!!! Have I told you how much I appreciate your tutorials, and now you have a file for all of them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Hugs to you, Sharon :o)

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

OMGoodness! Love, love, LOVE the first tree card! The shadow of the tree, and especially the frost on the branches! So lovely!

victoriadowns66 said...

I love how you do the snow....it really gives the card some beautiful scenery.

Cathy said...

Your cards are truly pieces of art! FABULOUS STUNNING AMAZING! Thank you for the tutorial - if I could come close to duplication, I would be a happy stamper! :)

crotnem said...

Love both cards. TFS them with all of us!

eiyiyi said...

Your giving tree is truly spectacular. thanks so much for sharing that enormous talent with the rest of us! Your cards are beautiful as well

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your cards are fabulous.

Chris said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love seeing what you have created. Thanks for the step by step info. Someday I'll have time to sit down and try some!

Kathy N. said...

Oh I hope I win this set. That tree is great and the card you made is lovely. Thanks for the tutorial too.
Kathy N.

Karen said...

Beautiful cards! The falling snowflakes surrounding the tree in the snow are wonderful.

Diana said...

Cards are gorgeous, and as always, love the tutorial

Sandra said...

Great cards - thanks for sharing your secrets!
Sandra

Gayle C. said...

Fantastic. Everytime I think I like one set of the other I see such awesome talent and know I must have everything and maybe receive a smidgen of the talent, too.

Valentina D. said...

WOW, your cards are just stunning! Love them! Thanks for sharing!

Meghan said...

Thanks for sharing how you created your background. That tree seems so versatile!

Regina said...

I can think of some other holidays to use the Giving Tree set too. Thanks

3blacklabs said...

As always.....lovely!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

Cindy Lou said...

I feel like I could walk in the field and find your tree and sit beneath it to reflect on quiet things. Beautiful job on your cards, Thank you for sharing!

Merry S. said...

Your cards always take my breath away! They are just beautiful. My favorite is the 1st one. Hugs!

Barb said...

sooooo very beautiful! i love your artwork all the time, and these two cards are no different. LOVE what you did with the Nesting set and i can not WAIT to get The Giving Tree set.

Lynne said...

Wow - your cards are so beautiful. Thanks so much for giving us the instructions for the tree - it is simply lovely. Thanks for sharing.

LynneZ

Nan G said...

You continue to blow us away with your stunning use of ink! Love both cards!

Mary of Oregon said...

I love the stamps and the cards, thanks for a chance to win!!

Joanne M. said...

I love trees...thanks for this stamp set. Both your cards are fab.

Deb Kane said...

Thanks for the fab tut...this has inspired me to try this with my set, once I win it!!!failing that I will be purchasing it.

Gulffire said...

The Giving Tree is looking like a beautiful, versatile must-have set. Another beautiful job with the cards, too, Theresa. I love them.

StampinDi said...

Beautiful cards. Your newest set is yet another winner with so many possibilities. The card you made with Asela's set is stunning. I love evertything about it.

missy said...

beautiful butterflys!! love the pearl accents!

Barbara Hale said...

I am so loving everything about this tree image!

Connie C said...

Unbelieveable!! The "Nature..." care is so fabulous, and your instructions are clear and easy to follow. Thanks. The whole set is marvelous. The butterflies are perfect, and that set, too, will have to be a new addition to my collection. Can't wait until they've been released. Great incentives from all of the designers!

Ravengirl said...

Oh my goodness, you can do magic with some ink and a sponge! Lovely!

Lynne said...

Great distressing and composition. Thanks again for the tutorial. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Love the tree, and nesting, so useful,. Tree's have personalities of their own, and with this stamp to you can express some of that feeling. Thank you

Sheila D said...

Your cards are fabulous!! Your tutorial is great. Thanks!

Ingrid said...

I've always had a "thing" for bare trees and love what you've done with this image. All of your tutorials are terrific.

Deb said...

Spectacular, Theresa! Wow!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards, and as usual, great tutorial as well. Thank you for sharing your talent.

jean wilson said...

Theresa I love this stamp set! Love trees and to be able to make them different for the seasons is the best! Thanks!

Patti P. said...

Theresa, I so in love with this set...love the way you did the winter card, so elegant. Loving the pinks and ribbon on you butterfly card. Tfs and creating such a beautiful set.

Helen F. said...

Your cards are amazing, Theresa. I love them all! Thank you so much for the step by step - "I'll be back" to study this snow technique more closely :O)

Lesley from WI said...

I love that you did a tutorial. Your cards are gorgeous and I would be thrilled to get this card as a Christmas card!

Kim Marie said...

Wondeful tutorial and breathtaking cards! They have life all their own!
Kim Marie

Cheri said...

Oh, Theresa....I can't think of a word that describes these cards...WOW - that about says it.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I love those seasonal trees!!!! And the pink butterflies....well you KNOW I adore that!!!

Donna said...

Love them all, but that first one is so Stunning, wonderful job, just wonderful!!

Ink-Pattie said...

gorgeous cards! I love the little swiss dot panel behind the butterflies, and the snow on the bare tree branches with the brown color scheme.

Bonnie said...

Your sponging is awesome!!!
The brown tones of the tree card are just lovely! Thanks so much for the details!

marilynwillauer said...

Breath taking cards!!! I'm so impressed with your work. Thanks for the detailed instructions. Your butterfly card is also very striking. Love the layout, colors and embellishments. Thanks for sharing, just love Giina K Design team!!!!

Jenny H. said...

Your cards are always so lovely and detailed. I love your shading technique!

Luv 2 Create said...

Spectacular art work on these cards Theresa. You are so very talented. Love your stamps as well.
Marcie

Rose Ann said...

They're absolutely STUNNING, Theresa!!

redstamper7 said...

Thank you so much for sharing the tree card. The final effect is terrific and adds so much depth.

Becky T

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your art is always so beautiful, and how wonderful to take the time to post the tutorials too!

Sue Bridges said...

I love these!

Donna said...

wow! the brown wintery scene is breathtaking! love your new set!!

Shawna said...

Love your giving tree! What a stunning card and a wonderful stamp set. Your butterfly card isn't too shabby either!

Pat Jandacek said...

All three cards are absolute knock-outs!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards. I so enjoy your tutorials. Thanks for sharing.
Jean McGee

Styme123 said...

What beautiful work! Always such creative ideas.

The Vannoy Family said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial - excellent visuals! Your cards are very pretty! Great job! Gonna have a hard time deciding which stamps to add to my collection! Thank you for sharing!

Marsha said...

Beautiful. It has been fun to see the possibilities for your Giving Tree.

mmwilken said...

What a wonderful job of doing the tree card. I'm very impressed!! Love it!! It's gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Sheahasu said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Love that masking technique. I just used it the other day after being reminded about it from one of your previous cards.

Chelsea said...

absolutely stunning!

laura said...

I love your cards!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial! You make it look so easy.

BAHGL said...

This card is stunning!

Leisa said...

Thank you, thank you, thank for the giving tree tutorial! It's a gorgeous card, and not that I could ever achieve your level, but I could at least try!

Carolyn King said...

gasping over the first card...cannot even see the others yet. GORGEOUS. Cannot wait to get your set and play!

Carol said...

Another great card to use for the men in my life. I love your directions too.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh these cards are beautiful! I especially love the first one - elegant and simple - just amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Candi said...

Hopefully this comment won't post twice but it disappeared so here goes again....
I LOVE this card. It's hauntingly beautiful as if the tree is waiting for someone to come over the ridge!
TFS

Darla said...

Love that winter tree and great tutorial.

cindy said...

Amazing. Just stunning work you do. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia Wingo said...

What a beautiful sight!!! Walking in a winter wonderland!!!