Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gina K Previews - Day 2

Hello! Today, I have previews for two new stamp sets from Gina K Designs. First up is a new set illustrated by me, called Dino-mite. This is quite a departure from my usual style and I had such fun drawing these cute little dinosaurs. I used the Tyrannosaurus Rex image, along with two background stamps on this card. Details below

And here is the inside of my card, using the same dinosaur, this time with a party hat added.

Next up is such a wonderful and elegant set from Tami Mayberry, called Hopeful Hearts. I just love the beautiful heart images and uplifting sentiments she included in this set. This heart is my favorite in the set. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then sponged the pink background.

For more inspiration using today's sets, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team, and our fabulous guest designer, Latisha Yoast, have created.
Tomorrow we preview the new StampTV Kit! Then on Thursday, two more preview and the release party at StampTV, from 7-10pm Central. I hope you'll join us for lots of chatting, contest questions, challenges and full stamp reveals.

After stamping the dino with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored with Copics, starting with YR18.

Then I added YR14.

I went over the previous two colors with Y17, then blender out a little further from there.

Filled in with Y21, then used my blender to push some highlights back in.

I added pale blue to the eyes, with B00. For the tongue, I used R02 and R05. For the deeper part of the mouth, I used N5 and N3. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I stamped the tree, then added YG05 to the leaves.

Shaded with YG95 and used my blender pen to scrub away some color for highlights.

Used E55 on the trunk.

Then added E57 to shade. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock, using Labels 9 Nestabilities and, using my Jumbo Sponge Dauber, sponged while still in the die, starting with Memento Summer Sky.

Then I sponged Memento New Sprout.

Sponged a little Memento Desert Sand at the bottom.

I stamped the volcano using Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copics, starting with E35.

Added E31.

Added W3.

Then I used C1 on the snow capped peak.

I used Pop Dots to adhere my images to the background and to adhere my background to the card base. The base is Pure Luxury Sweet Corn. I used my Scor-buddy to add the score lines at the bottom. The sentiments are also from Dino-mite.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

168 comments:

Debbie Seyer said...

What a great stamp set you designed! The dinosaurs are just so cute! Love your card for the heart set, too!

catdidit said...

LOVE how you put the dino inside with the hat on this! Awesome T! Such a fun set too!

Tami Mayberry said...

Amazing as always! I knew you'd have some super cool dinos to show us ;)

Deb R. Moll said...

Your cards are fantastic as always. I can't tell you how long I have waited for a stamp set using the dinosaur. This is fabulous. I cannot wait to get it.

Mary said...

wondeful cards! And as usual; I really appreciate all the time you take to show the step by step of how you color with your Copics! And the heart card is simply stunning!

Tina Gilliland said...

Totally FABULOUS... BOTH of them!!! I am constantly impressed with your coloring!

Tina Gilliland said...

Totally FABULOUS... BOTH of them!!! I am constantly impressed with your coloring!

victoriadowns66 said...

LOVE the dinasaurs !!!

Carla S. said...

Your new set is fantastic, Theresa! So fun! Love both your cards - fab coloring and design, as always!

"Di." said...

Theresa, the dino card is darling and the pink is just perfect! What a beautiful design!

Nadinebd said...

wouldn't children love these creatures. Nicely done.

Lorraine said...

Your dino card ROCKS! Love your coloring and extending beyond the label. My son loves dinosaurs! Can't wait to see the full reveal of your set! And your heart card is gorgeous!

Miesje said...

You did it again Theresa - another winner! You must dream stamps and coloring because each set and post is truly inspired! Love it. The heart card is wonderful.

Becky said...

All of these are just amazing Theresa.

Barb said...

These cards just make me smile--they are so darn cute and will be perfect for all kids--small and large--in my life!

Jenny McGee said...

What a great dinosaur set. Love the facial expressions on them. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Amazing coloring-- nothing but excellent!

Sharri said...

Theresa, I just love these dinosaurs you have drawn! Another fabulous must have set. Gorgeous cards as always!

Diana said...

Love the dinosaur stamp set you designed, and thank you once again for a great coloring tutorial!

Leslie said...

I Love these Dino stamps and thank you for the coloring demo. The hearts are great stamps too!

Teri said...

Excellent as usual. And thanks for the demo. Always appreciated!

Melanie said...

Congrats on your new set, love this little scene!!
Your friendasaurus,
Melanie

Alice said...

Your dino set is so "DINO-MITE", Theresa! Thanks so much for the coloring tutorial. Absolutely LOVE what you did with Tami's heart set -- gorgeous card.

Designs By Sky said...

I LOVE the dino-mite stamp set. Thanks! and thanks for the tutorial on that first card, can't wait to buy this set.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- Out of the box really works with this set! I loved seeing how you colored the dinosaur. I think you have a real winner with this set!
Your second card is so soft and beautiful- love your work!

judybob3 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your copic work is amazing!

Manasa said...

Love love love the way u have used the stamp and the detailed steps...!

Bill Burton said...

Great cards and great ideas! Keep up the good work!

seamom said...

FABULOUS! And thank you for the coloring lesson. Both cards are great. I just love these Dino-Mite guys! Your Hopeful Hearts card is really beautiful. Great "pinks" and I like how you stamped the heart image in a circle, and added an embossed heart at the end of the cascade. Really elegant.

Nana Donna said...

So cute, I just love the images and I really appreciate all your instructions. I am just learning to color so I love seeing how you do it.

Darla said...

Have colouring envy again today Theresa!! You always blow me away with your shading and backgrounds you make look so easy!! Love those dinos and had to fight over my iPod to keep hopping though the DTs blogs with my 2 year old who LOVEs dinosaurs!!
Great card with Tamis set too I think I could actually achieve this look to CASE it too tee hee!! I must say though I will definitely be trying to CASE your Dino too!!

TFS

Claudine Poch said...

Fabulous cards!! Thanks for the tutorials.

Lynne said...

This card is awesome. Wish I owned copics, your coloring is fabulous

Sharon Mattingly said...

your hearts card is gorgeous!

naneruth said...

Such cute dinos and I love the beautiful heart card!

whitneymaryann said...

Fun dinos to beautiful hearts. Thanks, too, for the tutorial.

Jackie said...

Love those cards thanks for sharing.

Judy Shuck said...

You've done it again!! Fabulous, love the coloring on the dino card.

Joanna said...

I LOVE what I have seen of this dinosaur stamp set. My daughter is really into dinosaurs right now and this set will be perfect. Thanks so much, also, for the tutorial.

Die Cut Lady said...

I always learn something new from your tutorials. This is a fun set and great for boys.

Cynthia said...

Your new stamp set is very cute, Theresa!

Tami said...

The dinosaurs are adorable! LOVE them and I love the look of the heart embossed!

colleen said...

WOW... girl, you have mad skills!!! I love these..and the tutorial is amazing! GREAT job.

Amy said...

I love this dinosaur! This is a must have set!

Barb A. said...

The dinosaurs are really cute the way you "captured" them. However, I think I like the hearts the best. Thanks for sharing your talemts with us.

scrapbooknut67114 at g mail dot com

Leigh M said...

Your new set is so cute! And your cards, as always, are amazing.

Thanks for sharing!

carpediem said...

just love the dino set! your coloring skills are outstanding! laura

Nancy R Grimes said...

Thanks for all of your coloring tips. You do such nice work. The card with the heart is beautiful. I love the verse.

Vickie Kertz said...

Amazing Job. GReat coloring tips also. Thanks

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

LOVE the dimension you give to your cards! Great examples.

Donna Phelan said...

Your Dino set is adorable and your Valentine card is absolutley beautiful!

Latisha said...

These are beautiful! Thank you for the warm welcome & for designing such a fun set!

Rae said...

I LOVE YOUR CARDS FOR BOTH OF THE NEW SETS. THE DINOSAUR CARD IS ADORABLE. LOVE YOUR COPIC COLORING.

scootsv said...

Nice tutorial for the coloring and your Hopeful Hearts card is totally awesome! TFS

Linda Marie said...

Your cards are marvelous. It's nice to see a card made by the actual illustrator as well.
Linda Selymes

paradise45 said...

Looks like another amazing set!!! Your dino card is just awesome. I love your Hopeful Hearts card it is so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Christine from FL said...

Great cards!

Melayne said...

Great Stamp set. Love it! Tami's hearts are beautiful as well. Two more sets on my wish list!! LOL!

AJ said...

Theresa- I LOVE the dino set, soooo fun!! and your coloring- wowsers. I'll just keep on with my paper piecing or non coloring- no comparison!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful cards Theresa. I really love your technique and your creativity. Keep up the great designs.

Holly Hickman said...

Beautiful cards...

Barbara W. said...

Wonderful, as always. I look forward to seeing what you've done. Wonderful use of the spellbinders label die.

--Marcy said...

The dinosaurs are hysterical! I wouldn't have matched you to that set so - surprise to me! Great job. Your heart cards are stunning!

Sandra said...

love how you show us how you create your works of art!
Thank you!
Sandra ltb

Lindy said...

LOVE your dinos!! You can imagine that with five grandsons I would use this set often!!

Your heart card is beautiful!!

Paula Laird said...

I love, love, love the dinos!

Lagene said...

Theresa, Thank you so much for the tutorial on how you colored your FABULOUS dino card!!!! The heart card is absolutely PINKOLICIOUS!!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Kay S said...

What a fun stamp set you've created! When I first saw it I wasn't sure I'd use it since my boys are grown up but seeing the really fun cards everyone has made with it makes me see the possibilities beyond little boy cards! Love how you created the scene on the nestie and adding the hat to the dino inside the card is perfect! Your heart card is simply stunning! Beautiful!

Patricia said...

Great dino card. Love the inside. Thank you for the step by step. I really love your heart card. The texture just make this card.

Threadlooper said...

Island hopping the dinosaur way:) And the embossed anything is a great effect.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I just love your new stamp set, the dinos are just perfect! Great cards, and I also really appreciate the step by step directions you gave--can't wait to try it out!

Chris L.

Auntie Em said...

Your dinos are adorable. So fun and cheerful!
Love what you did with the Valentine card as well. So sweet!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Sharon Peele said...

Theresa, Your dino-mite set is toooo cute!! I love the way you color, it makes the Dino pop out!!
and your hopeful heart card is sooo stunning!!! You do a wonderful job, Thanks so much!!

Carolina said...

LOVE your cards - so perfectly colored and thanks for another great tutorial.

Thanks also or illustrating such a fun set...I think you've guessed by now how much I love it! Hugs!!!

RuthAnn said...

What great stamps to add to the collection, and so cute. Thanks for the coloring tutorial, I need all the instruction I can get. Thank you for sharing.

Diana said...

Loved both your cards and another fantastic tutorial

juelt said...

Loved yourstep by step - I love to see how others use their copics- always room to learn more...

mema said...

very cute card..thanks for sharing
Pam
aka mema

Colorado Crafter said...

I love your work. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Thank you for the work you put into designing this set Theresa! It is just adorable and will be so much fun to play with!
Love your Heart card, the sentiments are so perfect and I love that Heart as well!
Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Very nice!

Crafty Math Chick said...

THANK YOU for another FAB coloring and sponging tutorial - how sweet are you to help us improve our skills and make the most of our images and cards! I love the dsert sand color palette you used on the dino card and all of your gorgeous sponging on the hearts card - so elegant! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow!

Karen said...

great toutorial on the copic usage.

Golda said...

Great job! Thanks for the coloring info.

Lea L. said...

Wow...the coloring on the dino card is fabulous! And I just love how sweet and pretty the heart card is! Great job! ♥♥♥

Donna said...

Theresa, wonderful job, and as usual great description on their creation. You are so talented!!
Love both sets!
Thanks
Donna

Booknplays said...

The dino card is adorable and so wonderfully colored. I love the heart card, love that you did it in white embossing and then sponged the background.

Deanna Fillmore said...

Fabulous card, thanks for the coloring tutorial!!!! :)

Catherine Kraft said...

Very cute dino card!! Thanks for adding the coloring tutorial, it really helps to see the different steps. This is one area I have problems with. I really like your card design! Your “heart” card is very special! I love the look of the sponging you did on it, the 3 different shapes you added, very eye catching card!

Blessings,
Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Pati said...

Wow, cool dino card, unique, colorful and cool use of Labels 9 die. Very pretty heart card.

Jenny H. said...

Very fun stamp set! Thank you!

Ravengirl said...

What great cards! I love that you used emboss resist with Tami's new set! And your dinosaur set....it's so cute!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

^5 on this new set, Theresa! T Rex is awesome. The hearts look air brushed on the second. I bow to the sponging master. You rock!

Audrey said...

Love our cards and also how you took the time to show how you did you awesome coloring. So helpful
God Bless

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Love the colors and showing how you colored them for people like me who are new to copics. Thank You! Love the little dino.....so much!

Karen said...

What a cute dinosaur set you designed. Love the way you did the inside of your card and thanks for the coloring tutorial. I can never get enough of those.

Inge said...

Very nice cards! Beautiful design!

Donna said...

You always amaze me Theresa! I love the fun birthday and the elegant Valentine. Thanks for the tutorial!

Giovana said...

Awesome cards Theresa!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Both cards are just so wonderful!

Janice H. said...

Very cool cards. I especially loved your Heart Card. I also appreciated your Copic tutorial on the Dino Card. Thanks. Janice H.

Anonymous said...

This dino set is adorable. I am always looking for sets suitable for kids cards. This set will be perfect.
craftyteacher13@msn.com

Cathy said...

Fabulous coloring and inking with the dino card - your design is just SO cute! The hearts card is GORGEOUS! Love them both - my faves of the hop!

Jan Castle said...

Great work! It seems everyone did a wonderful job with the dino(s)...they really are adorable!
I like what you did with the heart too...thank you for sharing your talent!!!

sghay said...

I always look forward to seeing your cards because of the wonderful shading and the wonderful tutorials. Your cards are gorgeous, as usual.

Shirley B said...

You do such a fabulour job sponging backgrounds. love this dino set

Gayle C. said...

I have so much fun looking at the designs of your Dino-Mite. Thanks for a wonderful new stamp set that I can hardly wait to receive so I can play too.

stampqueen said...

Great cards - love the colors on the dino card!!!

lesleybliss said...

Love how you used the background stamp and Dino, great to see a step by step coloring also. The heart card is beautiful, Love it. Thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

Great job on the dinosaurs--love the expression on their faces. Great scene too. I really like the swirls on the heart.

Terri E. said...

Your coloring is sure stunning.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lori said...

Theresa I LOVE your new set, so cute and fun!!!
Great cards!!! :)

Robin said...

Love the heart card!

Marsha said...

What a cute stamp set. And such beautiful cards!!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so great! I LOVE your coloring tutorials and always come away thinking I can do half a well, lol.

Debbie said...

Wow, I am partial to the heart set and love the card.

Miss Boo said...

Great cards! I'm going to love your new set!!!

Sharon said...

I love this set and what you did with it. The stepped out color instructions are great.

De said...

What a lovely card featuring your dinosaur, but I just love what you have done with the hearts....love the colours and the cuttlebug embossing.

Lina said...

Beautiful! thanks for the tutorial. I just love to see how you make the cards so beautiful

Tessa said...

I just adore your dino set! It is so stinkin cute!!!! Why am I even surprised? I always love your sets! Great job with the heart set as well!

dawna said...

Loving that dino, and excellent choice for the embossed bg with the heart!

Anonymous said...

you have come up with a big HIT.the dino sneam peeks are adorble. and thanks for the tutorial you included! very helpful!
linda patti tpatti!windstream.net

Artistic Angel said...

Both cards are wonderful. I especially love the card w/ use of hopeful hearts stamp set.

jazy1m said...

Awesome. Love your cards. Thank you for sharing.

Virginia's Designs said...

I already love your cards but now I love your stamps. That Dino is so cute.
TFS

Blogs said...

Very creative to use the Nestability to frame the dino. Thanks also for the tutorials.

I'm following the advice on the dino card because ... today is MY birthday!

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ntsisterz said...

Great tutorial! Love that dino.

Kary said...

Theresa, fabulous dinosaur card, and I love the scene and thank you for the tutorial!! Awesome!
The second card is so sweet!!

JaniceAileen said...

Awesome cards once again, Theresa!

sue bridges said...

I love your designs and the bonus of the step by step tutorials!

janagain said...

Adorable!!!!!!

Lynn Coates said...

The little dino looks like he is just going to jump right off the page.

Carol said...

So adorable! Loving the new stamps!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

klarcher said...

Both cards are terrific, thanks so much for the coloring tutorial

Janeen said...

Love your tutorials as always. Your dino looks like he's really in the desert.

Connie C said...

I love all your sets but this morning, my 4 year old grandson was reviewing all the blog hop previews with me, and I have been informed (in the most serious voice imaginable) that I MUST get this set so that I can make cards for him! How I will ever live up to your coloring skills is unknown, even with your great step by step instructions. I love the Hopeful Hearts card -- it's just so elegant. Wonderful designs!! Thanks.

scalder said...

OKay, picking my chin up off the floor here...These cards are FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for the coloring tutorial too, not that mine would ever look that good:)

Sonia said...

I love both sets, but the hearts especially. I really enjoyed seeing your cards!

Barbara540 said...

I like the embossing on your heart card. Thanks for the coloring instructions for the dino card. It's really cute.

Nancy Abair said...

The inside with the dino is great. thanks for the coloring tutorial too!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love these dinos! Your card is amazing, no surprise there. I love how the dino is coming right out at you. Your hearts are gorgeous, so beautifully paired with that embossed bg and all of the soft sponging.

Kelly said...

Fantastic cards Theresa! Your dinosaur stamps are absolutely darling! Love them! When I grow up I want to sponge as well as you do! Amazing!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW!!! Great card and a tutorial too, thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!

Valerie said...

Thanks for showing us the inside that really makes the card. I always love your tutorials. Thanks for all your hard work.

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards. I really like the cute dinosaurs. The classic elegance of the Hears is beautiful.

Sheahasu said...

I love how you added the hat to the dino inside and how you stamped him off the edge. Looks great!

Nan G said...

This Dino set is so cute! And an absolutely stunning Heart card!

Ga said...

Luv the step-by-step instructions and the hearts are gorgeous!

Jennie said...

LOVE the coloring on your dinosaur card and such a FAB design. Great job on the Hopeful Hearts card. Love the sponging and pink/white color scheme.

Marilyn L. said...

Love how you used the pink theme with the distressing and the embossing is the perfect addition to the card. Can't wait to make one like it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kris said...

Thanks so much for the step by steps of doing the dinosaur! I never would have figured it out myself! Great cards! TFS!
Off to the next blog!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Ancient Elf said...

Two great cards. Your work, as usual, is fantastic.

Cheryl G said...

Great cards!

kimsparks636 said...

OMG, Your pink heart card is GORGEOUS!!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow what a beautiful colouring in job! I could never do it even with your awesome instructions. Well done you talented little bunny :)

sandi said...

wow. thanks for the instructions.

Nancy said...

I love your cards - especially the heart one. I've always love hearts but since Miss Jess was born with heart defects I've loved hearts even more. The heart is the symbol of love - and the love and shining star in my life had a very special heart. Very fitting indeed.

JessicaK said...

Oh awesome embossing on the heart and card - the clear embossed image really pops out against the color.

Betty Neville said...

These are terrific Theresa! Love them both! Great new stamp set too - the images are adorable and beautifully drawn!

gale.sewell said...

cute designs, I love them both. I really like how you put colors to the cards. I hope one day I will be able to do it. If I can make a card I am happy (ha ha). Thanks for sharing how you do the coloring

alethea said...

What an amazing stamp set you designed. My boys are gonna love it!! I love your card and I really love your hearts card!! It's gorgeous!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I can't tell you enough how fabulous your coloring is!!! I love that dino scene! And the pink hearts....now that speaks to me! LOL

Deb said...

Great dino set Theresa, and love how you colored them. Thanks for the tut on the copics--I struggle with coloring. And,love the dry and wet embossing on the heart card.

Carolyn King said...

These cards are wonderful. LOVE your dino set...gonna have to get that one. Just positively adorable :)

shelley said...

wow! your cards are amazing!

Susan said...

Theresa -- this dinosaur stamp set is super-cute and I know many children (and adults) are going to love getting cards made with the images. Thanks for the detailed directions on how you coloured everything.
The Valentine card is beautiful - I love the embossing on the cardstock and the swirled heart.

Julia Nowosielska said...

OMGosh! Love the dinosaur card.