Monday, March 21, 2011

Gina K March Release Inspriation Hop Day 2

Hello Stampers! Today I am back with more March inspiration featuring the new release stamp sets from Gina K Designs. Today we are featuring three new sets. First up is my latest set, Warm With Love. I am going to have so much fun with this set (I already have!). I also used the sketch from today's sketch challenge at StampTV. More details on this card below.

A few of you have asked if I have a tutorial from the sneak peak I showed on Thursday morning and yes I will be posting that soon.

Next up is such a fun and inventive set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger, Bring the Bling. She created a set that will allow you to mimic all those bling gem embellishments, only with a stamp! This is set is going to be so much fun to use. On my first card I simply stamped the blingy flowers with black and then colored. I used my Stardust Glitter Pen to add a bit of sparkle to each dot on the flowers and added some of the flourish blingy images to accent.

Next I decided to see how Crystal Lacquer would look on the bling dots. I stamped them on Pure Luxury Innocent Pink cardstock, using Memento Rose Bud ink and then added a little dot of Crystal Lacquer over each stamped dot. The fine tip that comes with the Applicator Bottles that Gina carries is perfect for precise placement. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but this gave the bling so much dimension and shine!

Here is a look before I added the Crystal Lacquer.

And here is what it looked like after adding Crystal Lacquer to the Bring The Bling images. Isn't that fabulous!

Next up is such an adorable set, drawn by the super talented Asela Hopkins, called Make a Splash. These images are so sweet and fun. Perfect for kids or adults. I colored the whale and octopus with Copic markers and cut them out. The waves were cut free hand and sponged with Memento Bahama Blue ink. I just quick drew in the little water droplets with a black marker colored to match the whale spout.

For more inspiration check out what the design team has to show you!

And now for the details from my iris card.

I stamped the iris, from Warm With Love, using Memento Tuxedo Black. Then I colored with Copic markers, starting with Y17.

Added a halo of Y11.

Filled in the rest of the petal with B41.


Added shading with B23.

Deepened the shading with B26.

Then added a touch of purple in the darkest area, using V06.


I colored all the lower petals the same way and for the upper petals, I left out the yellow, just using B41, B23 and B26.

For the stem, I filled in with G24.

And shaded with G28. After coloring, I cut out the image.

Next, I cut a circle using Nestabilities and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Sponged Memento Summer Sky.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

After sponging the circle background, I stamped the grass using Memento Bamboo Leaves, but stamped off on scratch paper to make it lighter.The butterfly is also from Warm With Love. I used V06, V04 and V000 to color it.  Sorry I spaced on snapping those photos. The sentiment is from The Giving Tree. The textured layer is Pure Luxury White which I sponged with Memento Summer Sky and Grape Jelly, then embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I layered with Pure Luxury Vibrant Purple and Lovely Lavender. Images are adhered with Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a happy day! Another March Inspiration hop tomorrow.

116 comments:

Carolina said...

Stunning cards Theresa! I always look forward to your tutorials and today's is no exception. The glitz on your Bring the Bling card is the perfect touch and love how you used the borders accents on your second card with that set; finally the adorable scene you created on the last card is just perfect in every way!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Thanks for another cool tutorial Theresa (your tutorials ROCK!). Your iris card is GORGEOUS! Love the look of the sponging around the edges of the swiss dot embossed cardstock. And thanks for the cool trick - adding glossy accents to the dots from Melanie's 'Bring on the Bling' set looks fabulous!

Valerie said...

perfection.

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa -- your Iris coloring is amazing! Love what you did with Melanie's bling -- the colors are wonderful and the scoring really accents everything so well! Adorable splash card, too!

Jennie said...

Stunning designs Theresa and LOVE your iris card...so very pretty. Also LOVE the way you did the bring the Bling with crystal lacquer...makes it pop. Your Make a Splash card is so adorable...great job :o)

catdidit said...

Ooooo love the idea using the crystal lacquer on that bling! and your coloring of the iris is so stunning as usual!

Barb said...

Love the cards--they are such cute creations. Love all of the Bleeng that is added too--gotta have some of that. Great images for all of you to use too--you rocked this release!

Rita Kegg said...

I am loving the new sets! And all the team is doing with them ... thanks for sharing. Blessings

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

oh my- the card with the iris left me breathless. I am going to have to practice, practice!!! Gorgeous cards, as always!

Jenny H. said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for the details on how your colored the iris. Love that flower!

Barbara Colbert said...

Great...LOVE the coloring on the iris...and great bling too!!!

Deb said...

All spectacular, Theresa! I *so* love seeing the step-by-steps of your amazing coloring!

Jill said...

You did a beautiful job on your cards. I love the coloring, and the step by step directions. Thank you so much.

Debbie Bradford said...

Wow! These should be framed and put on the wall as beautiful art work!

Kaatje said...

great tutorial thanks. I love them all. great bloghop

lisa808 said...

Bearded irises are my favorite flower! Beautiful samples.

Lisa M said...

LOVE THESE!! The colors just pop and are so "Springy" and fun. I'm in awe. Thank you for sharing!

klarcher said...

wow,wowo,wow your cards are always an inspiration and today is no exception. thanks for the tutorial

emilymomto3boys said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! That Iris is just to die for! And I love that you *just quick drew water droplets* for your whale - they are perfect! And I can guarantee if I drew some they would look like crap! LOL~

--Marcy said...

Whimsical and Elegant! Thanks for the tutorial on the Iris - If I can come close to the beautiful work you did I will be thrilled!

Penne said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa! I can't even pick a favorite. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

Nana Connie said...

Theresa, I always love your sets and this one is no exception! Love the tutorial on the iris coloring and you can bet I'll be coming back to look at that one several times. Love all the cards you've done, especially the bling!

DebbieM said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G card! Love, love, love them! :) Btw i have ordered your stamp set today, yay.

Melanie said...

added soem new lues to my list! turned out gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial! yur set is amazingly beautiful!

love thes bling cards, two ways! thankss for sharing the different options/looks!

Stacy said...

Loving all of your layers and the subtle coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Toucan Scraps said...

awesome cards, and the iris one is breathtaking

Betty said...

great idea for the crystal lacquer! Glad I ordered that set.

Giovana said...

Wonderful card Theresa. Your tutorials are always so educational!!
Thanks for all the inspiration.

jan farnworth said...

your cards are very pretty.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Theresa, these are total gorgeousness! You are a true artist and I really enjoy your creations and the tutorials that you include.

naneruth said...

So beautiful and a great tutorial! Thanks!

Sherry said...

Fantastic card thanks for sharing the copic tutorial with us that really helps

whitneymaryann said...

Beautiful cards. Great tutorial. Even if I never match it, I can still appreciate your creativity.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! These are just beautiful. LOVE that purple butterfly. Seriously. LOVE.

The cutie Celebrate card with the scoring -brilliant.

AND what up with that perfect whale and octopus? LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Happy sigh...

Olga said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for copic technique!

Big Anne said...

Everything is so beautiful that I don't know where to begin! If I ever develop even a quarter of your talent, I'd consider myself an accomplished paper crafter! LOL

Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial. Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit daily. I always come away from it with so many great ideas!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards! I like the crystal effects on the bling.

stamper said...

Thanks for the 'step-by-step' on the Warm with Love card.

Rosamond Crawley said...

Another gorgeous card with the Warm with Love stamp set! And the step by step coloring instructions are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

Wow! Your iris card is amazing. And I love the other two, also. Thanks for the before and after shots of the crystal lacquer on Mel's set. Love the look.

Scrapacat said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. You have a style that is often imitated, but never duplicated. I just love the softness you achieve with shading and blending. Simply gorgeous works of art! ♥ky

Shirley said...

Totally lovely.....ALL are just too wonderful!! Have always loved your techniques and they just get better and better, Theresa!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Theresa wonderful again. Your tips and techniques are always so great.
crafty teacher

Pat said...

Nice job, my favorite is the next to last one. Pretty

Terry B. said...

Wow! Great job on all of your cards!! You can do it all!!

The card you made with your Warm with Love is awesome!! I think I'm going to have to blow my budget and get this set! I love it!!!

Gladys R. said...

Beautiful cards. Love how
you used the crystal laquer
on the bling...makes a difference
for sure.
Love the stamps you designed. Nice
job.

Marie Gamber said...

Beautiful Theresa! Thank you for such a detailed and wonderful tutorial!

Sharon Mattingly said...

What beautiful cards! The coloring on the iris is just gorgeous. And thanks so much for showing the technique.

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Theresa. Your coloring is fabulous. And that's a FUN Make A Splash card too!

Stephani said...

Your cards are always outstanding. Today's cards are no exception. The iris card is breath taking!!!

Karen said...

Love the coloring on your iris and thank you for the tutorial! The crystal lacquer is perfect on the bling stamps.

alienanessa said...

Ok, that iris is absolutely divine, and once again you rocked us by showing how you colored it. The whale and the octopus are amazing and too cute for words. That crystal lacquer card is !!! Your creations are always so top notch! I felt dyslexic when I read your blog title with "Inspriation" but that tiny change with the R and the I makes it actually a funny word! =)

pqueenie said...

Your color choices are marvelous!!

alienanessa said...

Awww poop, in the sentence "That crystal lacquer card is !!" I had actually written a phrase but put it in the greater than/less than brackets, which obviously didn't work out. What the sentence was SUPPOSED to say is "That crystal lacquer card is {descriptive word that doesn't exist in the English language}!!"

Lisa Lynne said...

The iris is a lovely image! and your coloring technique is gorgeous.

carrie said...

Outstanding cards! Especially the Iris ......... love the colors, background and the way you put it together. Thanks for detailed directions.

Lynn B. said...

Thanks for the tutorials. I love the swan card in particular.

jazy1m said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for the tutorials.

Carol said...

Great projects, they really showcase the new stamps!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

mescartes said...

Beautiful cards Theresa !

Laura's New Place said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

As always your cards are gorgeous. Thank you again, for sharing your coloring steps. What a great help you have been to me!

StampinDi said...

Fantabulous cards as always. So much detail is put into your cards.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun sea card - beautiful coloring!!

sandi said...

Such great cards! Thank for sharing.

Griperang/Angela said...

Very nice cards - thanks for showing your coloring as well

StampinSher said...

Oh my goodness! You make all of these beautiful stamp sets come alive with your coloring and techniques. Thank you so much for sharing and teaching! Absolutely beautiful each and every card!

Betty Neville said...

Super cards Theresa! Love the gorgeous iris, the bling adds so much to your beautiful die-cut card; and your sea card is SO cute!

Carole said...

Beautiful cards. Love the iris and your detailed instructions.

Peggy said...

Great cards. Thanks for the coloring tutorial on the iris.
God bless,
PeggyS

Tessa said...

What a beautiful Iris! Excellent job!

Leslie said...

Beautiful Cards and thank you so much for the coloring tutorial

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous cards Theresa! Love them all! Your iris is gorgeous!

Gayle C. said...

Theresa, you are so amazingly talented. Your cards and tutorials leave me speechless. Beautiful...thanks again.

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. All three of these are just wonderful.

Parker said...

Bring the Bling is gorgeous using the Crystal Lacquer, and isn't that Create a Splash so darling. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

Lorraine said...

YOW, your cards are always so stunning! I love your designs and coloring of the images/scenes!

Chris said...

Theresa, your cards are stunning, as usual. Thanks for the tutorial on coloring the irises - they are my favorite flower!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your iris is just stunning.

sprgstn16 said...

Wow! That's about all I can say...oh, and thanks for the step-by-step instructions. :)

Lindsay M. said...

breath taking!!!! Stunningly gorgeous!!! I love it!!! Can't wait to try this!!! Thank you!!

Donna said...

Theresa, just gorgeous, terrific work as I knew they would be and you did not disappoint, each card is lovelier than the next!!
Thanks too for your new set of stamps!! Love them and they are en route to my house now.
Donna

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful cards! Love the iris!

NinaB said...

Another gorgeous set, Theresa, and you showcase them beautifully with your cards.

Judy said...

I am beginning to think it is impossible for you to make a card that is not spectacular! TFS

Golda said...

Wonderful cards!

bernietom47 said...

These are absolutely stunning!! Your coloring is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing, the inspiration and the chance to win!
Blessings Bernie
bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

Debbie G said...

Your work is alway wonderful...

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE them all!!! I just ordered some of those applicator bottles, can't wait to try that technique now!!! Awesome!

Donna said...

Love all your cards, Theresa! I especially love the flower card. Beautiful colors and layout!

Casmiles said...

Theresa - beautiful as always. Your Iris is breathtaking. Love the sea guys too!

Lynne said...

What a fab technique. The bling is beautiful.

Janeen said...

great tutorial. love the crystal lacauer effect

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful cards Theresa...just got an error message so am trying again! I love the Crystal Lacquer on your card!!!!

Debbie said...

Wow...great coloring!

Monica said...

Your cards are breathtaking! Thank you for always inspiring!!

Carol said...

Love the tutorial on coloring the iris....you make it look so easy.

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, I was trying to pick a favorite, but I don't think I can! such a beautiful artist you are! Amazing work! Very inspiring!!

Lagene said...

Theresa, I am amazed by your cards! Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for another great tutorial!

Leanne said...

Wow! You all are so creative.

Kelly said...

More great cards Theresa! Love the crystal lacquer on the bling!

Cynthia said...

Fabulous designs, Theresa! As always, thanks for the coloring tutorial.

Deebi27 said...

Theresa, you are the perfection of blending/shading. If I could just learn that from you I would be thrilled. Your Iris beautiful, Celebrate...love the hint of bricking, your medallion seems sooo different for you and I love it!

Sandy said...

YOur cards are beautiful! i always love how you color the images.

Deanna said...

I love the card you did with the flower and butterfly. It is stunning.
Thanks for showing how the bling looks before & after the laquer- I loved seeing the difference.

Kris said...

I love your tutorials! That iris is just lovely!!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Booknplays said...

Amazing cards, as always.

cgargus said...

Theresa, thanks so much for your tutorials. Your coloring is just awesome. I enjoy your blog so much. Thanks for the help, and the wonderful inspiration!

Becky said...

Fabulous cards.

StinkerbellSteph said...

Omgosh that ocean card warms my heart! Charming!

Paula Laird said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorials!!

karen m said...

love the splash care very beautiful
how did you do the waves

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! Love the stunning colors!

Amanda said...

LOVE this flower! Thank you so much!

JessicaK said...

Stunning work. I really appreciate the photo tutorials on the copic work too; I love seeing how you bring these images to life with color.