Friday, September 16, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 3


Hey there! It's the third and final day of blog hops for the new GKD release. Today the Design Team are featuring two new stamp sets. First up is the new Free With Three stamp set, Cool Beans. I just love the images in this set and the best part - it's free when you purchase three stamp sets from Gina K. But it will only be free until the next release, when a new free set comes out. More details on this card below...

Next is a new set called My True Love Gave to Me. This is such a great set inspired by the classic holiday song. Even though it is a Christmas set, I thought it would be fun to show how you can use the images to make a romantic card. Change up the colors and this could be a Valentine card.

For more inspiration featuring Cool Beans and My True Love Gave to Me, be sure to check out the following designer's blogs...


I stamped the coffee grinder on a piece of 2 1/4 by 3 3/4 inch Ivory cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I started with E59.

Added E37.

Had a few photos that didn't come out just before this one. I added E33 and E51. The on the tag I used N3 and N1. 
 On the top, I started with C3.

 Then added C1.

I heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder to resist the ink from sponging, then sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. 


 Sponged Memento Desert Sand ink.

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa. 


I stamped the coffee cup on a piece of Pure Luxury white and colored the spoon with C3 and C1.

 Then started with E19 on the cup.

 Added E17.

Lost another photo here. I added E15, then added E53.



Used E25 on the beans.

 Then added a little shading to the beans with E29. After coloring, I cut out the images.

I adhered the cup and beans to the background, using Pop Dots to adhere the cup. Layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and cut a scallop border using Spellbinders Big Scalloped Border Petites from Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice.I added a little Crystal Lacquer to the coffee cup and beans.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

104 comments:

Riette said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Oh my your cards are beautiful.

Happy Crafter said...

I absolutely love your work. I love your instructions and your unique style. Thank you for your inspiring images.

Olga said...

Amazing colors! Lovely cards!

Teri said...

Phenomenal job! Your coloring rocks!

Melanie said...

so cute! makes me wanna go drink some coffeeee!

Fee-Sue said...

I absolutely love the cool beans stamps and your card I really can almost taste the coffee! Love your designs thanks for all of the inspiration.

dre said...

LOVE your coloring & design.

alex said...

As usual two stunningly gorgeous cards, thank you for the tutorial and for sharing

mescartes said...

Beautiful cards ! Love the colors !

Paulette Still said...

Beautiful coloring Theresa. Love yout tutorials.

mermaid fenicia said...

These are very nice made cards. ^_^

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards! I so enjoy looking and getting ideas from your creativity.

Leslie Turner said...

Absolutely amazing color, Theresa! Love both of your cards!

Tosha said...

"My True Love Gave To Me" beautiful, beautiful card!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Your cards are perfect as usual:-) Beautiful coloring

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Theresa... these are sooooooo beautiful!!! LOVE how they look so warm and yet highlighted in the image areas!! STUNNING!

Helen F. said...

Super cards, Theresa! Love your coloring and the 'cool' combinations of texture and colors you used :o)

Judy I said...

Beautiful cards I love your coloring.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

STUNNING my friend! I love the rich tones in the coffee card and perfect coloring (of course) on those doves. I am saving for future reference on how to color them!! Hugs to you girl!!

Golda said...

What warm and wonderful cards!

crotnem said...

I never tire of looking at your art!

Peggy Soehl said...

Your attention to detail is very evident in these beautiful cards!

Nancy Koskovich said...

Thanks so much for the step by step shading lesson!! I needed it!

Penne said...

Beautiful creations and outstanding coloring. TFS

Dee said...

Theresa, your designs are fabulous, as usual. I especially love the 12 Days of Christmas card, but the bean card is very attractive, too. Love your work!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love the deep, rich colors of your latte card, T, and your true love card is gorgeous!

Luv 2 Create said...

Amazing!!! Both of these are so gorgeous. Just love your work Theresa. I am always amazed at the free stamps and what beautiful creations they inspire. I loved the romantic card you came up with using the kissing doves. Summer wedding came to mind instantly. What embossing folder did you use on the background? Doesn't look familiar. TFS your talent.
Marcie

Michelle said...

Both so lovely. As always, your coloring and color choices are outstanding!

foxy said...

Love the cards!

Elizabeth said...

Another amazing set of cards!

Kay S said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, Thersa, but I really am taken by the "thanks a latte" card. The sponging and highlighting give it the look of a painting. Gorgeous!

Sarita said...

True Love would make a wonderful wedding card. Your shading is great, and once again thanks for the coloring directions.

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the richness of colors on the coffee card.

Kary said...

WOW, Theresa, both cards are gorgeous!! Love the rich colours of the coffee card, and the soft tones of your second card. Great job!!

The Vannoy Family said...

Great job on your projects, Theresa! Love your copic tutorials - You're awesome ~ Thanks for sharing!

mmwilken said...

Such a great job you do with the shading on your cards!! Just love them and the new stamps!! Thanks Theresa!

Billie Dee said...

I was admiring your first card before I even looked to see who's blog I landed on. I was thinking "wow! her style is just like Theresa Momber's!" I wonder who this is?

You can imagine how silly I suddenly felt.

I am such a fan of your work!

Sherry said...

Fantastic cards love your work thanks for sharing

Katherine said...

Love your cards. I wish I could color like you do. I try and follow the steps you post but mine just never look as nice as yours.

Susan Leslie said...

Love this stamp set, thanks for the instructions

Anita Braddock said...

OMG beautiful cards I love the colors you chose. you have done a great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
abbraddock@msn.com

Anonymous said...

So warm...just like having a cup of coffee and a friendly chat. You capture life so beautifully.
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

Verna Angerhofer said...

Once again I love how you colored the cards. Both are just wonderful!~

pakosko said...

both of your cards have such a warm and beautiful glow.

catdidit said...

OH I am loving howyou made that valentine card! Genious!

Carrie said...

Both cards look very elegant. I'm not really good at coloring with Copic markers, but I'm really inspired by your cards to use them. Thank you for the step-by-step illustration.

jazy1m said...

Both cards are awesome, elegant, Love Love them, Thanks for sharing.

Kris said...

Great idea to "crop" the words and make it romantic instead of Christmas! Can't wait to see what you do with this set for Christmas though! Great coffee card too! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Shana said...

love this! so super cute!

Scrapacat said...

Elegant as always! I love how monochrome looks so good in your hands. Beautiful work!

Softail_Baby81 said...

YOU HAVE AN IMPECABLY CREATIVE TALENT!!! I thank u and absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the coffee card...and I must say the unusual color scheme for the partridge is very very pretty!!!

lisa2d said...

I love love the colors of both cards...thanks for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! The colors you accomplish on your cards is totally AMAZING! You are a true artist! Lovely, lovely cards! TFS!!!

Pat said...

WOW! Superb coloring on both cards glad I don't have to choose just one of them!Great designs too.

Unknown said...

I love the way you've colored the coffee mill and cup. Thanks for showing us how. And the gorgeous Christmas card! WOW!

lisa808 said...

Two absolutely stunning cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Deep rich coloring for the coffee card! -- Love the Doves

Pattyb said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa, and your tutorials are great!!!!!

mcgeechs said...

I always love your cards. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

WiltedRose said...

Oh, THERESA! Can I please suck some of your brain cells/talent thru cyber space, please? Even just a tiny bit? Please? Thanks for your Copic steps, and your beautiful creations!!! Some day I will create something like this, some day some day some day....

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love the coloring on the coffee card. The other would make a great 50th anniversary card!

Maria said...

Makes me want to drink coffee and I don't drink it. LOL Lovely cards.

Susan said...

Lovely cards and another wonderful tutorial.

Ravengirl said...

Your coffee card looks awesome! I love the grinder paired with cup and beans. It reminds me of the coffee shop I spent hour upon hour in when I was in college!

Shari said...

both of these are absolutely beautiful.

Cheryl Winget said...

Thanks so much for the coloring tutorial - such a big help to beginners like me. These cards are really beautiful!

mtscrapgal said...

I admire your attention to detail in your coloring. Thanks

Nancy said...

You have a gift for coloring and shading. Thank you for sharing your tuturial!

Gayle said...

Fabulous colors, Theresa. I adore the colors on the Cool Beans card...awesome.

Arlene K. said...

Very pretty cards. Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Monica said...

wow..wow..wow... the dove card just blows me away!

Miesje said...

Really love these. So glad you showed the coloring of the coffee grinder.

scrappinmommom said...

Beautiful color choices, really like both of them and again, thanks so much for showing your technique in using copics. I am just beginning and need all the instructions out there.

Bertha W said...

Loved your color combos - really gave the coffee flavor! Thanks for sharing,

Honortem said...

Beautiful coloring- thank you so much for the illustrations for it.

Nana said...

Hermosas y elegantes, gracias por mostrar como colorear los sellos.

naneruth said...

The turtle dove card is gorgeous and I also love the coffee one. Great ideas.

Sharon said...

Fantastic colouring on the coffee card, they are both stunning

Donna said...

Can smell the coffe brewing from here!! Got milk???? :))
Thanks
Donna

Anonymous said...

what impressive copic skills! the cards are just gorgeous!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

You are just amazing! Both of these cards are jaw droppers!!!!

Sonya van Stee said...

Oh my goodness, your colouring is beyond awesome on the coffee card! It just popped out like it wanted to grind coffee right on my computer! Great colours and I just adore those bows!

Sylvia said...

I just love your coloring techniques. Both these cards are so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for the great instructions.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Theresa....your coloring is so rich and adds amazing depth to the images! Fabulous!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous coloring & Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I am in constant awe of your talent Theresa! I swear - every card you make is so luminous that it actually glows. Your sponging skills and coloring are A-MAZ-ING! Sigh... I especially love what you did with your coffee card, it's spectacular!

jp said...

Thank you for all the instructional details. Fabulous!

Helen said...

Wonderful cards. So different but both so wonderful Thanks for all the hints on shading.

NJMullins said...

Amazing, as usual. Your coloring tutorials are great!

Gina said...

These are great. Thank you so much for the coloring tutorials. I just purchased my first set of Letraset Pro-markers and learning shading and blending.
Thank you

Catherine Kraft said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors you chose and what wonderful shading!! Your True Love card is the perfect wedding/anniversary card and it would be a joy to receive that card!!Thank you for the additional tutorial, it really helps those of us who are newbies. Great job on both cards!!
Blessings~

Suzanne said...

Great color tones! Love the "Thanks a late" card

April J said...

Love the thanks a latte card!!

RuthAnn said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors. Thanks for sharing, take care.

Laura Love said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you colored the coffee one! Great new sets!

Pink Stamper Girl said...

Wow your coloring, the card and the image makes me feel like I'm in a vintage older upscale cafe sipping on a latte eating a delicious desert! It's really wonderful! And I'm loving all the new images!
Hugs, Briana

SueB said...

amazing job you do coloring, girl - tfs! love. Love. LOVE the True Love Gave to Me set ... ordered it yesterday and can't wait to ink it up! Thanx for the inspiration!
- sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Donna said...

gorgeous Theresa! wow

SandyK said...

These cards are so lovely-really like the blending techniques shown on the Thanks alatte card. Great sets. Sandy

wanda said...

Love the detailed shots... very thankful.. especially as I am new to card making thanks wanda

Carolina said...

The colors on your latte card is AMAZING!!! Thanks for a wonderful tutorial, need to try this!

Love all the textures you added to the My True Love card...beautiful in every way!

creativchen said...

Dea Theresa,
I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
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orrjj said...

Tresesa love the coffee set! Neat card!

Cheryl S. said...

Two wonderful cards! Thank you for the tutorial on how you colored your Cool Beans card.