Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Gina!

Hello! It's Gina's birthday today and the GKD Design Team are hopping to wish her a very happy birthday.  Gina is such a gem to work for and I am so lucky to be a part of this team.

Happy Birthday, Gina!!! 

If you'd like to see the birthday cards the rest of the team has created, hop on over and take a look. Rumor has it that several of the designers have blog candy up for grabs, so keep an eye out!





Here is a peek at the inside of my card. I used images from my newest stamp set, Whimsical Spring.

I stamped the bird on a branch image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copics, beginning with B26.

Added B24.

Added B23.

Then filled in with B02.

On the leaves, I started with YG23.

Added YG25.

Then I added shading to the leaves with BV11 and used E52 to color the beak.

For the berries, I started wit R89.

Added R27.

Filled in with R22.

For the branch, I used E25 and E27.

I stamped the image on scratch paper and cut it out for a mask. I adhered it with re-positionable tape, then cut the card stock with rectangle Nestabilities.

I sponged over the masked image with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged Memento Angel Pink.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

I removed the mask and die and added a drop shadow with BV11.

I layered with Pure Luxury Grass Green, cut out with Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities. The card base is Pure Luxury Creme De Menthe and scored using my Scor-Pal. I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White with a Spellbinders Lacey Circles die and sponged with Bamboo Leaves while it was still in the die. Then I stamped the sentiment (from The Giving Tree). I adhered the layers to the card base with Pop Dots.

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

81 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty love bird -- love the finished inside~

catdidit said...

What a gorgeous blue bird and design!! Love it T!

Lori said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Theresa!!! :) I LOVE that you put hugs in the set, it can be used for so many things!!!

naneruth said...

Love it! Also loved seeing the inside. What a great job putting this card together.

Tina Gilliland said...

FABulously colored, Theresa!!! Beautiful!

Eloise said...

What a beautiful card!

Gvendalen said...

fab card!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Its the blue bird of happiness! Lovely. And I love the background.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love it! wow you all are having "hop fever" LOL

jennifer said...

Thanks for the demo. Happy birthday to Gina

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is stunning! I love your coloring always and so wonderful of you to share exactly how you do it too. I learn a lot from you. And, Gina will adore your card as well. It is beautiful!

Riette said...

whimsical spring is on my next purchase. what stunning coloring!

Lynne said...

Your inside is as pretty as the outside. Love the shading in the distressing mix of colors.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card. I am sure Gina will love it.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Theresa..Gorgeous colors.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Another amazing card & coloring tutorial. Thanks Theresa! I know Gina will love it!

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Theresa. Love the colors you used and the sponging is super!!

Gina K. said...

Theresa, how lucky am I to have you in my life. Your creativity amazes me- you are a true artist through and through. I am so lucky to have a friend like you. Thank you so much for everything! XOXOXO

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors you used.

Olga said...

So lovely!

ShariD said...

stunning. Just got that set .

Krissy said...

LOVE your coloring!
Happy Birthday to Gina!

Lynn B. said...

I love it when I get to see the inside of a card. It helps me to figure out what to do with my own cards. Gorgeous bird too!

Oma said...

Beautiful card! I don't know why I never think to use score lines on my cards. Must make a mental note to myself to do that.

Joan said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for the tutorial - it is great. Happy Birthday to Gina.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the tutorial on your coloring! I love this card! You did an amazing job with your copics!!

Benwah said...

This is one of my favorites. I appreciate the tutorial. It helps me to place the shadows correctly.

Tami B. said...

Beautiful as always! I love the way you colored the bird.

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring on this gorgeous birthday card.

Barbara Bryant said...

I feel like I had a birthday with this tutorial and the birds I know how to color this one

Gwen said...

W.O.W.!!!!!!!!!

Auntie Em said...

What an awesome card! The colouring and layers are so artistic and I love the embossing as a finishing touch. Just gorgeous!

Donna said...

Gorgeous Theresa, that bird is so so pretty, and love the color you picked, wonderful birthday card.
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Donna

Happy Happy Birthday Gina

Bernie said...

Beautiful!!
Blessings Bernie

Sue said...

Hi Theresa
a stuning card as always, beautiful work, sue,x

Marie Gamber said...

Just Beautiful Theresa! Stunning!
Hugs,
Marie SS

DebraM said...

Beautiful card Theresa and love your tutorials...the stamp set is a must have!!

mtscrapgal said...

So lovely with your superior coloring, Theresa. Thanks

pamselinski said...

I absolutely love this card. That bird is so pretty and I appreciate you taking the time to show how you colored and blended.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful on the outside, beautiful on the inside! TFS!!

Joyce T. said...

love the coloring in the background and on the bird.

Judy I said...

Awesome card as always. I love the coloring on the bird. The sponging gives such a soft, delicate background.

wanda said...

Love the details..! Gina will love it

quilt4fun2 said...

Such a beautiful card. Your coloring is so pretty and perfect. I love the blended background. Great job! Gina will love her card.
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Sonia said...

Beautiful! You certainly bring out the bnest in the images!

Bonnie said...

Like your card. Looks like I could even make one like it. It's very nice.
Happy Birthday Gina

Andrene said...

As always, a beautiful job coloring and sponging. Thanks for including the inside too!!

muscrat said...

I really need a coloring class! Beautiful

scrappinmommom said...

Another beautiful card and the bird is gorgeous.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous card and colors, Melanie and a extra special inside...it's like getting two cards in one. Beautiful card for Gina's birthday.

Nanette said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the directions on how to do this card.

jazy1m said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial. Just love them. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia said...

Simply gorgeous! Whimsical Spring is on my wish list.

Leslie Turner said...

Simply gorgeous! I can only hope to color as well as you some day!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Amazing for sure!
I just love your shading on all your projects

Sandy said...

Gorgeous as always Theresa. Your colouring is 'out of this world'!

Helen F. said...

Love your gorgeous card, inside and out,Theresa...Fabulous coloring!
Happy Birthday to Gina :o)

Dee said...

You highlighted a beautiful bird to send your birthday greeting to Gina. It's beautiful, and hope she likes it as much as I do. Birthday wishes galore, Gina!

Janna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

CraftyMomFL said...

your card is beautiful and I love the step by step info on coloring - so helpful

Luv 2 Create said...

What a beautiful card and what a wonderful way to send her hugs for her birthday! You're so right about her being a gem. She is a wonderful person.
Marcie

Paulette Still said...

What a sweet birthday card for Gina K.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for the tutorial for using a mask!

M Williams said...

As always, a beautiful card. I just love the way you sponge the different colours of ink to create the backgrounds of your cards. You are so talented when using Copics. Happy birthday Gina. Have a great day!

FrancineB said...

Gorgeous card! Fabulous colors, design, and technique. Thank you for the tutorial on the coloring. I received my first copic markers for Christmas and I've been practicing with them. Tutorials like your's helps tremendously in learning to use them.

Golda said...

Such a pretty birthday card!

Kay S said...

Simply beautiful and a perfect card for lovely Gina!

Tammy Andrzejczak said...

So pretty. Love the colors.

Leta said...

the blue bird pops right off the card and your sponging is awesome :)

lakergirl said...

So soft and lovely- this looks more like a beautiful photo that should hang on a wall. Just BEAUTIFUL Theresa,,,Kim

Ravengirl said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love how you masked with the die cut too!

Cheryl Wright said...

This card is super gorgeous! This is my most favourite stamp out of all the new sets! (I can feel my wishlist growing by the second!)

ddlady said...

Theresa, I absolutely love,love your card. The greens w/white border just pop. And the bluebird of happiness is beautiful! Your coloring is always so wonderful!

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done...thanks too for the tutorial!

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

I absolutely cannot stand how talented you are! It is just so fun watching you create!! Just amazing! Thank you!

Mama said...

I want to see more of your copic coloring. I absolutely love your work!

Mary K said...

Theresa you make the MOST Awesome cards and thank you so much for the step-by-step directions. I don't have any copics yet, maybe this year I'll give myself a gift. (lol) Until then, I will enjoy yours. Happy Birthday to Gina. You all are a wonderful group! God bless you richly throughout the coming year!

Debbie Rogers said...

Theresa, your cards are always so perfect!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used and Gina will love it.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh truly a beautiful card....a bluebird of happiness for Gina!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just AMAZING! I love all your creations and find inspiration with every subscriber email I receive! GREAT JOB for Gina ... she must be thrilled with you on her team!