Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1


Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team are featuring two new stamp sets from this month's release. First up in a new set I illustrated, called Strength and Hope.  I had been wanting to draw this set in support of so many in our stamping community that have been diagnosed with cancer, or had cancer affect members of their families. When our own DT member, AJ was diagnosed with breast cancer recently, I went right to work on it. This set is very special to me because it is inspired by so many of our stamping friends. I drawing the images when my dog, Pebbles, died from cancer. I will be donating all my proceeds  from Strength and Hope, during the first month of sales, to the American Cancer Society.


Next up is a gorgeous new set, from Melanie Muenchinger, called Basket Additions. Melanie has designed a great set of images to "fill" her baskets, from Holiday Basket and Spring Basket.  What a great way to expand the possibilities of your basket sets. I used the harvest image, from Basket Additions and the longaberger basket, from Holiday Basket. I colored with Copics and cut out the images. The background was sponged and embossed with my Swiss Dots embossing folder, then adhered the image with Pop Dots.

For more inspiration featuring Strength and Hope & Basket Additions, be sure to check out the blogs below.

 To start my first card, I stamped the butterfly using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copics. I began with RV29.

Added RV25. 

Added RV23. I missed a picture after this one, but filled in the wings with RV21. I cut out the image and set aside.

For the background I sponged Memento Angel Pink. 

Then sponged with Memento Angel Pink. 

Then I stamped the tree with Memento Rose Bud. 

Stamped it a second time, with Memento Tuxed Black. I didn't use a stamp positioner because I wanted the black tree to be offset just a tad, creating the look of a drop shadow.

I layered with Pure Luxury Passionate Pink, Black Onyx and White. I used Spellbinders Big Scallop Border to cut the scallop layer and used Pop Dots to adhere the butterfly. I also added Cystal Lacquer on the ribbon body of the butterfly. The card base is Innocent Pink and 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.

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

Products I used on these cards...

103 comments:

Melanie said...

love the shadow stamping on the tree, the pink shadow is gorgeous!

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome T! I love that shadow stamping in pink too!

Deb said...

Gorgeous, Theresa! Love this set! Sometimes truly beautiful things come from the most painful circumstances...you put so much heart into this set, and it really shows! Fabulous! xoxoxo

richardbreaks said...

This is a terrific stamp set. Love your projects too!!

Patti J said...

Theresa, your cards are gorgeous, as always. Love the new stamp set - great job. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Harnist said...

Theresa, your Hope set is gorgeous -- love your coloring on the butterfly and the shadow stamping! And what a beautiful fall basket card you created -- love the warm colors!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous autumn card Theresa, so soft and pretty. And love the tree with the pink sponging--love this set so much!

hugz,
Suzanne

Tina Gilliland said...

Woot!!! LOVE both these cards!!! You never cease to amaze me, GF!!! Thank you for creating such a gorgeous set this month!! Breast cancer funding is sooo close to my heart as with many others, I'm sure! *HUGS*

Riette said...

Beautiful cards and a very special stamp set you designed.

Patricia said...

Very beautiful. Love the butterfly and the tree with the shadow. Very nice!

Nancy Woolever said...

These are great for breast caner awareness

--Marcy said...

A personal touch is never more precious than when there just isn't any way to convey your love and support for someone! These stamps are so great! Thanks for you generous donation to cancer research!

CraftyJo said...

Love the detailed description you've given, thanks

Sandy S. said...

Beautiful! I love your coloring!

Barb said...

WOW Theresa--what great cards--love both of them!

Sandy Diller said...

Love it, love it!!

Olga said...

Such wonderful cards!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

beautiful cards, and a lovely stamps set.

alex said...

Two stunning cards, as usual you never disappoint us with your lovely designs, both your cards and your wonderful new stamp set, thank you!

Sid said...

Fab effect and great tute !!

Teri said...

Very pretty! Great designs.

Krissy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Strength and Hope set. My cousin is currently battling Hodgkins Lymphoma, and I would love to make her some cards of encouragement using that set! Love it!

Joni said...

The shadow effect is lovely. This set is so timely. I lost my parents to cancer. I plan to use this set initially to scrapbook our last precious moments together. Thanks for the inspiration.

Colleen Holmes said...

Beautiful cards! Love the basket set because of the way you can change the theme for so many occasions. I love Hope and Encouragement! This stamp set will bring smiles to those who need it most. Gina listed the colors to use for the different color ribbons and it could be use from cancer to lupus! I could use this set over and over again with many of my dear friends who are suffering and need that word of encouragement! Thank you.

Stephani said...

Absolutely love the basket card. Great for Thanksgiving. And thanks for the tutorial on coloring the butterfly. It is so helpful.

Jean said...

Theresa, your cards are always so beautiful. As a cancer survivor, thanks for what you're doing to give hope and encouragement to people dealing with cancer.

pamselinski said...

Theresa your stamp set is amazing and inspirational. Honoring those battling cancer makes quite a statment about you. I love both the cards you created here and especially like the instructional on how you created the beautiful coloration on the cancer card. Thanks for the instruction on Copics.

ecpiercy said...

What beautiful cards! ...and what an inspiration you are to all of us. Thank you for sharing your commitment and your talent.

Leslie Turner said...

Love this stamp set and your card! Love the colors, sponging and shadowing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love both of these sets of stamps and so enjoyed seeing the great card creations you achieved with using them. So very lovely and I can see great possibilities for these stamps. I need them.

Lynn B. said...

Thank you for designing this set, Theresa. Just thinking about all the people I know that I can use this set to encourage brings tears to my eyes. We're all in your debt!

Thea said...

Beautiful stampset! Thank you so much for the coloring tutorial.

Gerry said...

Beautiful! Love the coloring

Gayle said...

Theresa, another wonderful set with the tree, butterfly and special message. Beautiful as is all your work.

sprgstn16 said...

Can't tell you how much I love this stamp set! I am definitely going to purchase it as soon as I get paid this week! Beautiful cards too! Thanks!

Diana E. said...

What more can I say that hasn't been said.....so heart warming. A beautiful set to send comforting words.

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hi Theresa, Beautiful cards and designs - and as always, I so appreciate your tutorials. Thank you for this beautiful new stamp set, gonna get mine!!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Luv 2 Create said...

Theresa,
I adore this stamp set. I am sure AJ and many others appreciate your thoughtfulness in designing this set and all that it stands for. Bless you for your efforts.
Marcie

Angie said...

So beautiful! THanks for showing how you made them!

Sharon said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

Tosha said...

Great inspiration, love the embossing and coloring on the basket card.

Donna Phelan said...

So sorry about Pebbles, but what an awesome tribute to him! Lovely stamp set. You have made such beautiful cards!

Marj said...

Love this card, especially how you did the tree!

Kim said...

What a beautiful set you designed. Thanks for donating the proceeds this month for cancer.

Madeleen said...

I love, love, love this set. Currently we know so many people struggling with Cancer and this set is ideal. Thank you for the awesome tutorials to boot!
Madeleen

naneruth said...

So wonderful!

Helen F. said...

Theresa, these are two gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing your techniques with us!

Honortem said...

What a beautiful hope card! The colors are wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial you give

Kelly said...

Beautiful cards, as usual! I always love your coloring and sponging!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your set is BEAUTIFUL my fellow Coca cola loving friend! I love the elegance and style and sensitive, supportive sentiments, and no one shows them off like you do. Bravo!

Ravengirl said...

These look fabulous! I love how you have shadow stamping on your gorgeous tree!

elizabeth said...

Beautiful card and stamp set. It definitely made it into my shopping cart this morning.

Theresa said...

Love them inspiring

craftsbyreva said...

Beautiful stamps, and a great cause. Also, what lovely cards you have created!

Ethel said...

THE "HOPE" CARD IS SO BEAUTIFUL. THANKS FOR THE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE WHAT WE SEE.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness! Your set rocked this month and good for you donating!!

Anita Braddock said...

How beautiful is your card. love the way you have colored and the shading you have done is great. love the butterfly. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
http://www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

jazy1m said...

Love Love your cards. Thanks for sharing

Golda said...

Those are beautiful cards and your new set is wonderful. Love that you are using it to help the cause.

Em's Thoughts said...

I love your cards. You always have such great ideas.

cattie said...

Theresa this is the most inspiring set I've ever seen. It is a keeper. Thank you.

Valley said...

I love how you show step by step the copic marker colorings. Thanks

lakergirl said...

How amazing this stamp set is and you also for the gracious donations...there are not many people in the wonderful that generous...Kim

SandyK said...

Fantastic job. Thanks for the tutorial.
Sandy

Kathi said...

Both of these cards are beautiful and your stamp set is awesome! How wonderful and thoughtful of you to donate the proceeds to the Cancer Society. I also wanted to say that I'm so sorry about Pebbles, I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet.

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

Beautiful card! Love the shading on it.
Hazel
hdhall6002 at sbcglobal dot net

Nana said...

Que preciosuras de trabajos.

Margie said...

thank you for all you have shared I love your stamps and I love learning from you.

hugs Margarita

Kary said...

Theresa, the cards are beautiful!! What a great stamp set for a great cause. Love it!!

My Angel said...

Love how you did the shadowing on the tree. This is a fabulous set you designed. Lost my mom to breast cancer 4 months ago.

Gee S. said...

Your Hope set is such an inspiration - and your decision to donate the proceeds makes you even more of an inspiration!
I also appreciate all the details you gave about how to recreate the cards - especially the "drop shadow" look.
thanks

Marsha said...

Beautiful new set. Wow, the coloring on that basket is so perfect. Love it.

Jamie said...

What a great technique!! I love the look! Thanks!

lisa808 said...

Two beautiful cards and two fabulous new sets.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful stamps and beautiful cards! Thank you for the tutorial, too!!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Cathymac said...

Both cards are beautiful, Theresa! Your Strength and Hope set is gorgeous and will be used to encourage many I am sure! Love the shadow stamping on the first card!

Kris said...

Love the drop shadow tree on that card! Such a lovely and needed set! Thanks for the step by step instructions too! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

RachelB said...

Beautiful cards!

Sonya van Stee said...

Fabulous new designs, Theresa! And great cards to illustrate both yours and Melanie's sets! Love the gentle pinks you used for the Hope card, and the beautiful fall colours are just perfect for the basket card! Love them both!

Michelle Single said...

Your coloring is absolutely fabulous. I am always in awe. You can tell your heart was in this set - you hit it out of the park (sorry, it's world series time :) )!!!!!!!

Sandra Hess said...

Thank you so much for sharing your work with us. I sadly lost my 26 year old son David to cancer in 2005.Sincerely,Sandra Hess from Ohio

Miesje said...

Awesome Theresa! Your coloring is amazing, as always. The sponging is perfection. Love the tree and love the basket!

tina said...

Very beautiful.

Tina

zehra said...

Both cards are beautiful, love the choice of colors, I liked the shadow stamping. TFS

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

absolutely beautiful cards, ty so much for sharing, I'm glad I found out about this hop, tx Tina G

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful, Theresa! Love them!

Carolina said...

Beautiful set Theresa and so in awe of your generosity! Gorgeous card with your set - love the shadow you added to the tree.

Your harvest card is so beautiful - perfectly fallish!!!

marie said...

Theresa, what a beautiful set the Strength and Hope set is. Thank you so much for the designs.

Really liking your basket card also.

Debbie G said...

Very pretty work..

Sue D said...

Wonderful coloring and shading on your cards.

Tee said...

Loved the sponging on the background of the Hope card! Very beautiful butterfly

margaret said...

yOU GALS ARE GREAT-- i LOVE THE STAMPS AND YOUR CREATIONS.

joy said...

Love both your cards, your hope tree is a very encouraging card. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

Sherry said...

Love how you shadowed the tree thanks for the directions

nannasuep said...

Thank you again for another learning experience. I love learning more about the Copic markers. I have them but all my things have looked flat! Yours jump right off the card!

Lorraine said...

Your new set is both beautiful and inspiring! And your cards are gorgeous, as usual!

kim.scrapper said...

What an amazing stamp set and it will bring so much comfort to those who need it, tfs

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspirastion!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards, and my favorite is the basket card, have seen many cards with this set, and all lovely, but i think you card is the best i have seen with the way the basket is colored.
Thanks for sharing
Donna

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Gorgeous Love the Basket Addition card you made and the perfect stamp sentiment.

Carolina said...

Another amazing set and tutorial!!! Love the shadow on the tree and your harvest basket is just gorgeous!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Theresa....your set is so amazing and special...just like you!!! You've given part of yourself and inspired us all along the way!

JessicaK said...

So. freaking. gorgeous. The shadow effect with the tree is amazing.