Monday, January 3, 2011

Gina K Previews - Day 1


I'm so excited that it is time for another Gina K Designs release! Today the design team is showing peeks of two new stamp sets that will be released this Thursday night, after the release party at StampTV.

First up today is a new set from Melanie Muenchinger, called Where Your Heart Is, and it is perfect for so many occasions when you want to let someone know you miss them or are thinking of them. Details about this card below...

Next is an adorable new set from Rupa Shevde, called Ready, Set, Snow! This set is filled with adorable animals, frolicking in a variety of winter activities. I just love all the punny sentiments to go along with the images. I'll share step by step photos for this card next week. 

The rest of the design team has samples to show you today, too!

    I stamped the hand image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics, starting with E35.

    Added E33.

    Added E53.

    Filled in with E00. After coloring, I cut out the hands.

    I cut a rectangle using Spellbinders Nestabilities, then sponged Memento Cantaloupe as an under color.

    Then I sponged Memento Lady Bug over the Cantaloupe.

    Then sponged Memento Rhubarb Stalk.


    I stamped the Us sentiment in the middle of the rectangle.

    I used my big scallop rectangle Nestabilities to cut a scallop border to place on the card base.

    The sentiment I used originally said, "Your blank means everything to me." This is a clever sentiment that Melanie came up with. There are several words included in the set, that you can use in the blank, like letters, love, sacrafice, etc. I decided to leave the r in Your un-inked so the sentiment would read, "You mean everything to me."

    To leave the r un-inked, I put a piece of tape over the r and then inked up the sentiment. Then I removed the tape and stamped the image. Another way would have been to ink up all but the r using a marker, or to clean the r after inking, but I find masking it before inking to be the quickest way for me.

    I used Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart to layer the rectangle. I adhered the scallop border, then added the rectangle. The hands were adhered using Pop Dots. I used Nestabilities to cut our some little heart accents, one cut from Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart, and two from white, which I sponged a bit. .

    Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with more preview samples, including one for my new set. Have a great day!

    166 comments:

    Tina Gilliland said...

    As always, your coloring is fabulous on the hands and the background!! The penguins are so cute and love how you did the embossed background!

    Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

    Beautiful as always. Thanks for the great tutorial. I like the way you made the border using the big scallop rectangle.

    Jennie said...

    Lovely designs Theresa and love the hand card, so creative with the Big Scallop nestie die and the border. Also love the way you embossed with the snowflake folder and created a hill to slide down, too CUTE!

    catdidit said...

    LOve how you used the big scallop nestie! And how you always make everything glow!

    Marcia said...

    The two penguins on the sled is adorable - so looks like my kids!

    Mary Anne / MA54K said...

    Letting out a big sigh.... the coloring is pure perfection, Theresa! Love the duel pengies! Cute, cute!

    Carolyn King said...

    amazing as always girl. LOVE what you did with Mel's set. gorgeous!

    Deb said...

    Gorgeous, Theresa! Every time I come here I learn something new, and I love that! Thanks!

    Lorie said...

    Stunning! Thank you SO much for the coloring tutorial...I will definitely be referring back to it!

    Karen (TLgirl353) said...

    Gorgeous- stunning card with the hands! The penguins on the second card are so darn cute! Thanks for sharing your talent, Theresa!!!!

    Valerie said...

    I love your coloring!!! I love the elegance of your CAS designs on these cards...Great job!!!
    Valerie Martin
    jeffnval@hotmail.com

    Leslie said...

    I really love your card and Thanks so much for the explanation of how you made it!!

    Barbara Colbert said...

    Fabulous job!!! Love the cards...and the penguins are SO cute!

    terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

    GREAT Coloring - thanks for showng how you did it!

    Kary said...

    Theresa, both your cards are SO beautiful!! The first card is so meaningful, perfect for a loved one. The second card is "snow" much fun!! Love the penguins, they look so happy on the slopes.

    Sharri said...

    Gorgeous cards as always Theresa! Absolutely love the card with Mel's set...stunning!

    Detra said...

    Loved both of your cards. The valentine card is fabulous. tfs.

    Debbie B said...

    What can I say --- absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! Love your coloring too!!!

    TFS!

    Debbie B

    Lorraine said...

    Gorgeous first card - love the kraft with the red/pinks and your coloring! and those penguins are adorable!

    Connie W said...

    I love what you have done, Especially with the Ready, Set, Snow. How cute!

    I will try to follow your directions for coloring the hands. Great work!
    TFS

    Miesje said...

    These are incredible! I love them. Thanks for showing us how to color the hands - your tutorials always rock!

    Christine from FL said...

    Gorgeous cards! I love your tutorials!

    Sheahasu said...

    I love your coloring. I'm a terrible colorer(is that a word?), so I appreciate those who can do it!

    Alice said...

    Love these cards, and thanks for the detailed tutorial. Love those.

    --Marcy said...

    Excellent job! Your tutorials sure help those of us color challenged. Even getting somewhat close to your coloring is an awesome result!

    Cathie w said...

    wow great card and thanks for the step by step coloring pics thats awesome!!!


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

    Sharon said...

    Great job on the tutorial - you forgot to mention that you also omitted the "s" in "means" I supposed you did it the same way.

    Great cards!

    imastampin said...

    Really lovely. Thanks for sharing your tips.

    Anonymous said...

    great tutorial..beautiful card
    Selina
    got2_stamp@yahoo.ca

    Patti said...

    thanks so much for the tutorial...especially the scallop edge
    blessings
    patti moffett

    Jenny McGee said...

    More great cards from two great stamp sets. Thanks for sharing.

    sandyh said...

    your colors and shading are always perfect!
    new year, new blog hops!
    sandyh

    seamom said...

    Both of your cards are great! Thank you for the photo tutorial step by step. I really helps in learning new and better ways to create.

    Cynthia said...

    Love the penguins on the sled! So cute.

    Cibele Glazer said...

    I love your card with the hands and really appreciate your tutorial. I also loved that tip on masking the letter before stamping! That will make life much easier for me in the future. :)

    Barb said...

    great cards and I love your coloring and the tips on this today!

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for sharing your tut with us on the hand card. Both cards are very nice and the penguin card brought a big smile to my face!

    Cheryl S.
    Cheri926@aol.com

    Terrie said...

    Your card is amazing and thanks so much for the added coloring tutorial ... (I so need it LOL)

    Theresa said...

    Love your cards...great designs. Love your talent! TFS

    poochietoo said...

    your coloring wow

    Verona said...

    I'll be back to check out your tutorial again when I get my stamp of the hands! Good job. And the embossed snowflake background makes your second card just perfect.

    Gerry said...

    Very nice cards. The glitterd edge snow effect is great

    Sue said...

    I so appreciate how you took the time to show how you colored the hands! You're work is absolutely beautiful! Love the embossed background with the little penguins!

    Paper Jules said...

    Just beautiful! I wish I could get as good w/Copics as you are. Your little penguin duo reminds me of a pic of my kids years ago all bundled up and ready to head down the hill.

    Crafty Math Chick said...

    Your shading is PHENOMENAL! Thank you so much for taking the time to include a tutorial for us to learn and improve our skills as well. I really love the shading on both of your cards, and the sparkle snow on the penguin card, hee hee, they are so cute.

    Robin said...

    Great colors on the hand card!

    Charlotte said...

    Beautiful, beautiful!! Can't wait to use these!

    carpediem said...

    thanks for sharing the tutorial on your coloring techniques! your cards are gorgeous!

    Barb A. said...

    simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents.

    Pat said...

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tutorial love the colors.

    Anonymous said...

    Love the penguins and hoe you used the cuttlebug folder in the background for the snowflakes. The 2 penguins are really cute. Suzyq

    Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

    So absolutely realistic Theresa.....the hands of course...not the penguins! ROFL!!! But seriously....just stunning!!

    Anonymous said...

    Wow, I'm impressed. Keep 'em coming.

    Melanie said...

    awesome tutorial, I love the way way the words look inside this!! beautiful colooring on the hands, TFS!

    favorite penquin card today, hee! love the tagalong!!

    Becky said...

    These are stunning Teresa, and as always, thank you for such a fabulous tutorial. :)

    jonim52 said...

    Gorgeous cards, love the penguin layout! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Carolina said...

    Such a darlin' card and so beautifully colored as always...thanks for another wonderful tut!

    Your penguin card is just toooo cute!

    Donna said...

    Theresa, love the job you did with these two cards!! You are so talented! I have put your link on my blog for your tutorials, I have just started blogging so don't have many followers, but that is my new years resolution, to blog more frequently!!
    Thanks for your great instructions.
    Donna

    Designs By Sky said...

    love, love, love the penguin card! Thanks so much for the hand coloring tutorial. great job on both cards.

    Robyn Olszowy said...

    Love the Where Your Heart Is set. Loved your coloring and TY for showing how you did it. TFS

    Regena said...

    Gorgeous!! stunning card with the hands! The penguins on the second card are so darn cute! Love ur work!!TFS

    Kelly said...

    Outstanding job on both cards!

    Thank you for the tutorial!

    kfelo@frontiernet.net

    GmaJulie2 said...

    I LOVE your cards, I am especially partial to the sweet little penguins! Thanks for sharing how you color with the copics, I find that VERY helpful since I am still new to using them.

    francork said...

    Love the penquin card. Your coloring of the hands is beautiful

    Thanks for the tutorial

    Janet said...

    Thanks for that coloring tutorial, your hands are wonderful. I love how you embossed those snowflakes behind the penquins, adds such dimension.

    Mari Harpham said...

    Love all the depth in your card. Beautiful

    Holly Hickman said...

    Thanks for the short tutorial on how you achieved your shading. Great cards.

    Scrap Happy said...

    Beautiful shading...thanks for the tutorial. I love knowing the details for recreating such a great look!

    dawna said...

    Both are such lovely cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

    JaniceAileen said...

    You're my hero! ;)

    alienanessa said...

    Holy moly, what an awesome card. It is absolutely stunning to look at, no kidding. I can't even pinpoint what I like so much about it, but it's wonderful!

    Threadlooper said...

    Oooh, so elegant. Very pretty! Even the penguin scene looks pristine and serene:) Really nice.

    Colorado Crafter said...

    Beautiful work!! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques!!

    Ravengirl said...

    These are so cute! I love your detailed explanations of how your cards come to be! I will totally be trying to create some scalloped borders with my Nestabilities!

    Connie C said...

    Your clear, but detailed, tutorial is wonderful! I love the image and the sentiment you used on the Heart card. Adding the embellishment hearts really compliments and sets off the focus image. The penguins are marvelous, and I can't wait to see the tutorial on that one, too!!

    Carla S. said...

    Wonderful cards, Theresa! Your coloring and shading is perfection, as always! Thanks for the tutorial! Darling card with Rupa's set!

    Peggy said...

    Great card and tutorial. God bless!
    Peggy Allen

    Jean said...

    All I can say is "Gorgeous"! Love the coloring and thanks for the tutorial on that. All the scallops and hearts are the perfect final touch. Love the cute little penguins riding tandem on the snow saucer, too! I guess I'm going to have to get both of these sets.

    Diana said...

    Adorable cards, and as always, love your tutorial

    mylambboys said...

    Wow both cards are wonderful! The coloring on the first one is awesome. And the penquins with the embossed background is oh so cute!

    kimsparks636 said...

    Your penguins are so sweet and I love the glittery snow.

    Jenny H. said...

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the detailed instructions on coloring. I'm still a newbie!

    Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

    Love both these cards! I really really enjoy your tutorials, I probably don't say that enough but I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into them! Thank you!

    Anonymous said...

    The heart card is beautiful. The double penguins are fun/adorable/a wonderful surprise. I always enjoy seeing how you do your coloring. Little by little I am learning to use different shades of colors. Thanks for your help.
    Jean McGee

    Cathy said...

    The inked background and the sentiments on the heart card - beautiful! The embossing and whimsy of the penguin card - LOVE IT.

    Janie said...

    Thanks for the tips on using the sentiments. I'll have to get that set.

    Diane said...

    Your extra added touches make your cards truly works of art!!! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

    Lynne said...

    Two really great cards. The "Us" is a nice touch.

    §hawnie® said...

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing how to do shadowing and shading! Very appreciated!

    Judy Shuck said...

    Happy New Year!! Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Leigh M said...

    The penguins are sooo cute! Thanks for your beautiful cards, as always...

    Chris said...

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for always showing us how to try to achieve similar coloring - you do such a beautiful job!

    Karen said...

    I love, love, love your card! Thanks for the instructions.

    Happy New Year

    mema said...

    Gorgeous and stunning card
    thanks for sharing
    Pam

    Kay S said...

    Gorgeous heart card, Theresa. Love how you made the scalloped border and your coloring is beautiful as always. Thanks for the great tutorial. I always appreciate those so much. Your penguins are adorable! I love how you put two of them on the saucer together. SO cute!

    RuthAnn said...

    Great cards, and coloring. Love both of these stamps. Thanks for sharing.

    Luv 2 Create said...

    These penguins are just the cutest. Luv your embossed snowflake background. It looks so real.
    Thanks for the coloring tutorial. I learn so much from you.
    This is such a fun hop and I am looking forward to Thursday as well.
    Marcie

    styathm said...

    The kraft & red is my favorite combination. The layout really draws your eye to the stamped image, beautiful!

    Sue Bridges said...

    You never cease to amaze me at your talent and creativity. Georgeous!

    Margaret said...

    Great coloring on the hands. Love the card.

    TiaKeas said...

    Thank you for the coloring instructions,,I have so much trouble with shading. Thank-you..

    helenbrendan said...

    I check your blog everyday and for this realease you've done your consistently beautiful coloring and shading. I'm loving that little penguin!

    naneruth said...

    Both cards are great as always. Great idea with changing the wording.

    Anonymous said...

    great tutorial. and wonderful cards! thanks for a chance to win!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

    Carrie K said...

    I love that you left out the r. Thanks for the tip!!

    Sheila D said...

    Okay, now I definitely need both sets. What fabulous cards! Thank you for the tutorial on how your colored the hands. The card is sentsational.

    ms Joyce said...

    The "heart" card is Beautifuly done .. your explaination is very clear.
    Now (with a giggle) don't you think it's a bit wreckless ridding 2 penquins on one disk?? Really cute,
    TFS

    Anonymous said...

    beautiful cards, and love your color choices! Can't wait for the new releases!!

    Peggy H
    Stamplady5@aol.com

    Cheri said...

    Theresa, you are so blessed with talent! Your cards speak so eloquently for themselves. Gorgeous cards.

    Susan White said...

    Nice card and another great tutorial.

    Sue VanDeVusse said...

    No surprise here, these are both amazing! Such beautiful coloring and I really like how you used the CB snowflakes with the sledding penguins.

    Deb Else said...

    Beautiful cards! I always love the way your images turn out using the Copics. And the penguins are so cute!

    Barb said...

    I find myself coming to your blog all the time. You are awesome and your tutorials just rock!! And these cards are no exception! Just great!!

    Golda said...

    Wonderful cards. Thank you for the step by step on the coloring!

    Deborah said...

    Love love these two cards!

    peggy wainman said...

    Beautiful!

    Ink-Pattie said...

    how clever!

    Deb said...

    Love the colors used on this card.

    Lindy said...

    Great cards, and great tutorial. I love the way you cut out the hands.

    Sonia said...

    I really like how you brought all of the elements in your heart card together. The penguin is so adorable and I love the embossed background and how you added the sparkle!

    bean said...

    Thanks for the tutorial... great coloring techniques! I just love that penguin card, the embossed snowflakes just make the card! Great job!! just LOVE this image!

    Donna said...

    So lifelike, Theresa! I am always so amazed at your coloring skills. I love the penguin card. Such a cute idea to put two of them on the sled!

    Sharon Peele said...

    Theresa, It is always a joy to visit your blog! Your heart card is wonderful and I love the way you added the U. Your penguins are so cute. I love how you took the next step and added another penguin. Keep up the beautiful work!!

    Marilyn L. said...

    Thanks for sharing the "how-to" in coloring with copics and the nestabilities tip/technique.

    jazy1m said...

    Theresa. Your cards are awesome. Thank you for sharing and for the demo

    Carol said...

    So cute! Thanks for sharing.


    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

    Angi Rankin said...

    Oh my goodness! Your cards always leave me speechless. They are so gorgeous. I really appreciate the step by step pictures and instructions you give. Someday I hope to color as beautifully as you...sigh

    mmwilken said...

    What gorgeous cards! You really inspire me and those stamps are on my list to get! They are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

    luvhymns said...

    Stunning card!!!!!

    Kelly said...

    Beautiful cards, as usual Theresa! I especially love your penguins!

    Claudine Poch said...

    First card is so rich and warm! Penguin card is awfully cute!

    Darla said...

    Fab colouring as always!!! Wonderful cards making me look forward to the rest of this week for sure!!!!

    nightfairyscrapper said...

    love your technique to used the inks and copic makers in this cards, very talented and also well shown tutorial''

    thanks Angela

    Sue D said...

    Great cards and thanks for the coloring tips.

    jean wilson said...

    Theresa Happy New Year to you and your family! Great cards and great new sets. Awaiting seeing your new one!

    craftymom205 said...

    Love the card. Great idea.

    Nana Donna said...

    Your card is amazing, your coloring is awesome and the dimension is outstanding, thanks for sharing
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

    Gayle C. said...

    Your cards and coloring are awesome. Thanks for sharing the steps. Both sets are striking.

    Giovana said...

    Both cards are awesome Theresa! As always your coloring ROCKS!!
    Love your second cards with the penguins, so cuteee!!!

    Bonnie said...

    I love both your cards. You've made them uniquely yours. Those penguins are just too sweet. I love that you do the step by step pictures and comments. Wonderful.

    Marsha said...

    Beautiful as usual. Love both cards.

    Tracy Suzanne said...

    Hi Theresa. You're shading on the cards is just stunning!!! Thanks for showing us how you did it. I can spot beauty and can tell there's depth on things I love but have no idea how to create it. Both you're cards are breath-taking.

    Hugs....Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

    Janeen said...

    yes, your coloring is always so gorgeous. I love the simplicity and elegance of this card.

    Cheryl G said...

    Beautiful!

    Sandy Knecht said...

    Nice work!

    Pati said...

    Very cute penguin card with the snow and embossing.

    sghay said...

    I always look forward to seeing your cards..your shading is so beautiful. This card was gorgeous.

    JessicaK said...

    OMG, your coloring is so amazing. Thank you for sharing the photo tutorial.

    Valerie said...

    As always really great cards and thanks for the instructions.

    Patricia said...

    these are great. I love when you do the step by step. It always helps me.

    Betty Neville said...

    Really beautiful cards Theresa! That is such a perfect Valentine's card; and love those sledding penguins!

    Crabtree Creations said...

    Another fantastic tutorial. thanks for the lessons as always!

    Nancy R Grimes said...

    Can't wait to have the set! You gave me another reason to want this set.

    Anonymous said...

    Wow--this is great!! love these cards! Thanks for sharing! suebeebunny@hotmail.com

    Nancy R Grimes said...

    I love your coloring tutorials!!! It's helpful having someone else pick out the colors for me.

    ntsisterz said...

    Excellent shading tutorial!Lovely use of my new favorite stamp!

    dsood said...

    Thank you for doing what you do, you cards a so gorgeous. I love coming on you blog and seeing what you have come up with next. Your tutorials are great. Thanks for being such a great teacher. And the cards are so wonderful. Happy New Year.

    Isabel Z said...

    You've done these stamp sets proud with your beautiful creations.

    Deb R. Moll said...

    Your cards are as gorgeous as ever...love the new stamp sets and how you used them on your cards.

    jrmom said...

    The penguins are SOOOO cute! Your cards are all sensational!

    Audrey said...

    Love how you achieved tis beautiful colorign and design of this card. Thank you for sharing.
    God Bless

    Pat Jandacek said...

    You certainly know how to make beautiful cards!

    shelley said...

    Those are so beautiful!

    Susan said...

    Both cards are terrific -- but I have to say that the penguin card is my personal favourite -- so stinkin' cute!

    Anonymous said...

    Nie shading and colors. All your cards are inspirational. Thnx for sharing.
    Dottie

    Julia Nowosielska said...

    Thank you so much for the step-by-step. It's nice to have the instructions to follow. The colours you use are so warming.