Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gina K Previews - Day 3


Today's preview is for the new Free With Three stamp set from Gina K Designs, called Floral Wreath. If you purchase any three stamp sets, you get this one for free! I love the gorgeous flowers framing the the circle. You can use your circle Nestabilities, and punches to pop up the center for a layered look, or stamp the sentiment directly in the circle on your colored image.

For more inspiration using Floral Wreath, be sure to see what the rest of the Design Team has created...
This stamp set, 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, Dec 2 at 7pm Central. There will be chatting, full stamp reveals, contests questions and challenges.
I colored the image with Copic markers, starting with V01 on the flower petals.

I added V06 around the edges of the petals, then used V01 to blend.

Then I added V09 to the edges of the petals to deepen the shading.

After coloring all the flowers the same way, I started with YG25 on the leaves.

Then added YG95 for shading.

I used my blender to to smear the colors together a bit.

After coloring all the leaves the same way, I cut out the image. Then I used E00 on the bits of negative space between the flowers.

I stamped the sentiment, also from Floral Wreath, and used my 1.5 inch circle punch to cut it out. Then I sponged Memento Grape Jelly around the edges.

I cut a square piece of Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender cardstock and sponged the edges with Memento Lulu Lavender.

To make the side borders, I used my Fluer De Lis Pendant Die to cut Pure Luxury Vibrant Purple, then cut it into two pieces.

I layered the lavender piece with Pure Luxury Black Onxy and then adhered the two pendant pieces behind.

The sentiment way layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Black Onyx which I cut out using my scallop Nestabilities. I adhered it to the center of the wreath, then adhered the wreath to the background, using Pop Dots. I added some piercing to the background layer and then adhered the whole thing on a Lovely Lavender card base.

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

151 comments:

thestampinglady said...

Beautiful wreath with great choice of colors. Enjoy all the layers too!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo I LOVE that design of splitting the medallion to frame each side! Gorgeous!

Tina Gilliland said...

Swooooon!!! You KNOW I love this, GF!! FABulous and your coloring is AMAZING!!!

Piali said...

Very pretty!!!
LOve the frame!!

Anne said...

Beautiful card, wonderful step by step tutorial. Love this in purple!

FibreJunky said...

Fabulous!! Great way to get more use out of the pendant die and the colouring?? Drool-worthy.

BAHGL said...

Thanks for the great photos showing how you colored this stamped image. Well done!

Leisa said...

what a beautiful card :) and thank you for the step by step tutorial!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I always love your coloring...great look with the split die cut too!

Suzanne said...

You did it again! Love the color (purple is always a challenge for me) I'll have to come back to your tutorial to practice your technique. Thanks again for always being such an inspiration!

Rema Timm said...

Beautiful! Your photos are always crystal clear!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What is so awesome is NONE of you picked the same color for this beauty~ terrific hop tonight!

Anonymous said...

Love the different shades of purple.
Beautiful card
Donna B

Anonymous said...

i appreciate the tutorial on using the copics, you did a lovely job!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Lori said...

love the card and the tutorial showing how to do that is great.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous.

Susan said...

Purple is one of my favourite colours, so this card is a definite winner in my books. I really appreciated the time you took to show your step-by-step process as well. Love that Fleur de Lis Pendant Die. That's the problem with these hops -- it always leaves me with an even longer list of things I'd love to buy!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! Love the purple coloring! So beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

This is so beautifully designed and I really appreciate the step by step photos!

Neesey said...

The color and the shading on this card is amazing. Nice use of all the spellbinders. Never would have thought to split the medallion. TFS!

JulieAS6078 said...

I love the colors and the tutorial! Thanks for showing us the steps in coloring with Copics.

Marsha said...

So very, very pretty. Love the piercing and that incredible die cut. (and of course your impeccable coloring)

Di said...

Ahhh finally one in my favorite colors! Love it!

Joanie Garramone said...

What a beautiful card and I love the colors!

Anonymous said...

My first blog hop, but not my first release party, keeps me wanting to see more... come on Thursday for the release party, come on Friday for pay day. :) Laurie Chase (laurie129072@yahoo.com)

Joanne M. said...

I love this card...purple/mauve is my fav color...very lovely card.

Kary said...

Theresa, this is another gorgeous card!! Love the purple flowers.

Lisa Lynne said...

Your work is spectacular! And I love the flower wreath - thanks for showing us these detailed tutorials.

Carole said...

Wonderful colors and design. Thanks again for illustrating your technique.

scalder said...

Beautiful coloring of the flowers. They look so real:)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Awesome card-great color choice and the detail involved is stunning!

Kelly said...

Beautiful card! The split medallion works really well with this.

Giovana said...

Another beautiful creations Theresa! Love it.

RuthAnn said...

Really nice and great idea to split the scalloped square in half for a different look. Thank you for sharing.

Shawna said...

Beautiful card. Love how you utilized the pendant die for use as a border.

Pati said...

Very pretty coloring and purple layers!

Nicole said...

What a great idea to split the die on either side! And your coloring is lovely, as always. The flowers look like they are glowing.

Valerie said...

Great card, I love all your pictures telling us how you color, thanks for all your effort.

AJ said...

your coloring and shading is impeccable- always!! :) great card!

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous Card!! Love the purple!

Anita said...

This is amazing! I love the colors.

Cynthia said...

Lovely! Very clever way to border the image.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, love how you did the border.

Shirley B said...

Your coloring is amazing. I love your sponging technique-what an artist






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Patti said...

Breathtaking. Another beauty.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, love the purple! Thanks. BJB

Cheryl G said...

Stunning! I love what you did with the border!

Booknplays said...

Purple is my favorite color. What a pretty card. Great idea splitting the die.

ddlady said...

Love, love the colors you chose for your card (lavender, purple & pink!!!! Beautiful!!!!

Krissy said...

love your coloring! thanks for sharing the step-by=step photos!

Carolina said...

Not only is your wreath beautifully colored, but all the details are just perfect. Darlin' card in every way Theresa!

Cathy said...

This is really stunning! Love the coloring with Copics!

Sarita said...

Makes me think of spring. Awesome directions

Sherry Hay said...

I always look forward to your cards..I love the beautiful shading. And the purple..stunning! Plus, you gave me a new idea in how to use the die..thanks.

Carrie K said...

Gorgeous! Great job with the copics!!

Barbara Murfield said...

Love this card. Purple is one of my favorite colors.

luizepootje said...

Thanks for your tutorial on the copic colouring, I am not that good at it (yet?) and love the instructions. Lovely card you made!

Dee in N.H. said...

This is simply gorgeous! I so love coming here to see your work and the awesome tutorials!!

Laura Love said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you cut the die to make it fit your layer! TFS!

Tanya said...

Fabulous card! Your coloring is just beautiful, your piercing is perfect, mine is far from it, lol! And I am totally loving the purple, I don't see enough purple cards, stunning!

Shirley said...

Love purple!! Beautiful card.

Big Anne said...

Beautiful, vibrant colors and great use of Copics on the stamped image. I think this stamp set is going to be very popular!

Big Anne on stampTV.com

ecpiercy said...

Theresa, this is beautiful! Great possibilities for this set for certain.

Lisa H. said...

Thanks for sharing a tutorial on your Copic coloring process. Your card is beautiful! Why did I never think of cutting the Fleur de Lis in half and use it only on the sides under a focal image? Brilliant!

asela said...

Love it in purple. Great split idea on the die.

Isabel Z said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creations!

Melanie said...

I REALLY like how you split up that pendant, that is a great look as bordera, I must do that!

Donna Phelan said...

Really love your work and enjoy the tutes on how to make them just like you. My most favorite line
*I sponged grape jelly (memento) all around the edges* hahaha

Gayle C. said...

This is stunning. Thank you for sharing your step by steps.

Fab and Sassy said...

just beautiful

eiyiyi said...

Stunning card and all the instructions as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

laurie said...

Your colors are terrific, and instructions even more so. Thanks

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You always make things look so simple! It's just beautiful in the purples!

Helen F. said...

Splitting the frame idea is brilliant!! Love your coloring and this pretty combination of colors, Theresa.

Terry B. said...

Beautiful card! So nice!
I love purple!!

tinyfeet

whitneymaryann said...

Love the color choices and the multiple layers. Beautiful card.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Your instructions are always great. Wonderful card.

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the purple and the way you've used the pendant. :)

Debbie Meijer

Luv 2 Create said...

Theresa,
Fabulous card!! Your coloring technique is superb. Thanks so much for the step by step you do. I learn something new every time. I love that blender!!!! Only wish I had the full range of colors in my copics collection.
Marcie

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! I love the purple! Wonderful design! Thanks, as always, for the excellent coloring tutorial!

Leigh M said...

so beautiful, as usual.... Thanks for sharing.

Kay S said...

This is just beautiful, Theresa! Love the shades of purple and the nestie trim.

Theresa said...

Love your card and colors. Great idea to split the medallion.Thanks as always for the tutorial.

Dawn Fillmore said...

Theresa, I love this card! I am a huge fan of the color purple and this card uses it proudly! I am once again awed by your generosity in sharing your step by step details...Thank You!

helenbrendan said...

Beautiful card and I really appreciate the great tutorial.

Sofia ;) said...

Amazing coloring!!! And I really love your tutorials!!!

Bonnie said...

I love this card. I love what your did with splitting the fleur de lei spellbinder. I love that you do a step by step of your coloring, etc.

Christi said...

Oh, wow!!! Your card is amazing, Theresa! The wreath is stunning! I love the piercing around the square and how you made the border with the Fluer De Lis Pendant Die! What a fabulous card!

Christi Denton

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous!!! I am not a purple person but this card could sure change my mind!!! Love everything about it. Thank you for the tutorial! Oh and the piercing really adds a lot!

Carolyn King said...

BEAUTIFUL in every way! love that u used purple as no one else had! Another great look to the wreath!

The Vannoy Family said...

Such a beautiful card! Oh my! Now I've got to buy 3 to get this set for free! It's really a nice set and your card is very pretty! Thanks for sharing - all week long! We'll have fun tonight! See you there!

Barb said...

Great Card--love the design and the colors! Thanks so much for sharing!

Miesje said...

Love the colors and the coloring. Absolutely lovely!

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful..love the colors and shadings and BOY this stamp set is for you!!! Great job with the nestabilities too...I love the versatility of the sayings!!!

joy said...

Perfect coloring, perfect piercing - a wonderful, wonderful card!

Karen said...

Awesome card, the colors and coloring are beautiful. I love the way you used the nestie layer.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Lovely - thanks for the tutorial!

gale.sewell said...

Teresa, This card is just beautiful. I love the different lays and love that you shared how to do the card from step to step. Thank you, I appreciate that.

Merle said...

Your coloring is beautiful and I love the layering.

Sharon in Arizona said...

I've been anxious to get to your site Theresa, to see what you did with this stamp set - I am not disappointed!!! And my favorite colors, too!! Love, love, love this gorgeous card. And another fabulous tutorial! I am such a fan of yours and always look forward to seeing your work and your stamps. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Nan G said...

Love the deep colors. Gorgeous card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing and I thank you for all of your tutorials to learn from.

Patricia said...

Love this card. The colors are so vibrant. I love the way you cut the die to add the background. Great ideas!

Donna said...

Theresa, you do such an amazing job coloring! I just love your tutorials. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card!

StampinDi said...

Wow your card is gorgeous! Love the coloring and all the detail you put into the card.

Chris said...

Beautiful! I really like how you accented the main image panel by cutting the spellbinders medallion. I see pansies - and that reminds me of my great-grandmother!

Patti P. said...

So pretty in the purples and I love how you framed it, gorgeous as always. Tfs.

MDHART said...

Beautiful. I so appreciate all your tutorials!!

Elly said...

Love the tutorial.
Gorgeous card, i would be very happy to recieve this for my birthday :-)

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous Theresa!!! I love this layout too!!!

Deb Kane said...

Theresa, I visit your blog ofter to check out your tutorials, you inspire me to keep at my copics. Thanks. Your card as usual is Fantabulous!!!!!

Connie C said...

Theresa, This card is my fave of all the ones done for the previews -- probably because it's done in my colors!! Purples, lavenders, and periwinkles are my colors above all others. That being said, your design is marvelous and I love what you did with the fleur de lis, cutting it and moving it to the outside edges of the wreath focal point. Your instructions and photos are always detailed and clear, and I love coming to visit your blog. Looking forward to the release party tonight -- I have to have this wreath set so it's fortunate that I've fallen in love with the new releases! Thanks.

Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful and a new idea as well

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful card!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Love the purple and white color combo. I'm really liking how versatile this set is.

Janeen said...

the flowers are so lovely I would have thought you had used many more colors than that. So pretty.

JessicaK said...

What acool way to extend your Nesties! And beautiful coloring. Your copic works is always so spot on perfect.

Mary of Oregon said...

I love the wreath stamp, Thanks for a chance to win!

nannapat said...

What awesome coloring & I love the idea of splitting the medallion in half - clever you! Pat x

Sheahasu said...

Perfect shading, as usual! And I love how you cut apart the die for a backing piece. It helps to get ideas to prompt us to look at what we have in a new light.

Joan said...

I love purple, and I love your card!

alienanessa said...

You do SUCH an awesome job at showing us how you achieve your awesomeness! This card is fantastic, love your coloring...you do know that you simply make it look easy, right?!
=)

I would sincerely love to know how you get the fleur de lis pendant cardstock out of the die?? I have tried everything that Spellbinders (I emailed them this problem, they emailed back) suggested, like putting it thru my Bug, then turning it 90 degrees and sending it thru again, etc etc, to no avail. Do you need to do anything special? I'm not entirely convinced that I didn't get a lemon die!!! hahaha that sounds funny, but I mean lemon in the sense of it not being "sharp" enough

Laura said...

Beautiful!! I love the idea of separating the die cut. Thanks again for the tutorial!

rakosturik said...

Loving the card

Lynne said...

Love this especially good idea with cutting the Spellbinders die apart - Very cool.

LynneZ

Rebekah said...

What a fun way to frame something. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

The lavender is just beautiful--I can't decide which card I would choose because they are all so unique and so lovely.
Judy Bohne

Stacey said...

This card is simply stunning and very inspirational! Thank you very much for the step by step pictures - they are very helpful.

Kelly Sas said...

This card is amazingly beautiful down to every perfect detail!

Betty said...

I can see some Gina K stamps are going to on my Christmas list! Great inspiration.

Debbie B said...

Love this!!! Thanks for sharing how you colored your wreath. Beautiful!!

Debbie B

Betty Neville said...

What a fabulous card Theresa! Beautifully colored!

Lynne said...

Your tutorials are such a help with your wonderful cards. You are a great teacher with a lot of talent, using Gina K's great stamps. Thank you.

sugarstamp said...

so pretty!
purple is smy favorite

Marilyn L. said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love my copics and I am always looking for tips & techniques to perfect my coloring/shading.

Clickersister said...

Creative use of the Spellbinders and beautiful card!

--Marcy said...

Love how you cut the nesti! I am going to try that - beautiful card!

Pat Jandacek said...

Beautiful colors! Gorgeous card.

missy said...

THe purple is gorgeous!! Love it!!

Barb said...

Love the colors used and the way you split that spellbinder die. Neat idea

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

The beautiful purples are so lovely and striking! Your coloring is phenomenal, as always, Theresa! Beautiful card!

Barb W said...

This is absolutely stunning - thanks for the help with the colors. I knew you would knock this stamp out of the park and you did!!

Grace said...

Oh this is so pretty!!! I love purple and your coloring of this gorgeous image really makes it pop! Beautiful matting too!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Thanks for the in-depth Copic coloring tutorial (Your tutorials ROCK!) and I like that border punch you used as well. PERFECT sponging too!

Lagene said...

Perfect! Love the coloring & thew die is perfect! Thanks for the tutorial!

stephgoodwin said...

Luckily when looking through these blogs I can pick and comment on more than one favorite. This particular card captures my eye with the shades of lavender and purple used (one of my personal favs) and the pendant die used. I just really like this card alot.
Thanks --Stephi

Darla said...

Very nice.

Diana said...

Pretty card, love the purple. Thanks for the tutorial

Crystal said...

The lavender is lovely!

Deb said...

Stunningly gorgeous, Theresa! LOVE this color and your amazing coloring! So cool to see what you did w/ the frame.

cindy said...

Thank you for the break down. Most helpful:)