Monday, June 4, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2

Hello! It's the second day of the Gina K Inspiration blog hops and today we are featuring two new stamp sets. First up is a stamp set I illustrated, called Under The Sea. I've been wanting to draw a set like this since I first started snorkeling and saw so many beautiful fish. Details for this card below. 

One other bit of info I forgot to mention in my last post, in case any of you haven't heard the news… Gina K Designs stamp are now available in Clear!

 Now you have a choice! 
You can choose our deeply etched, precut rubber goodness and the highest quality clear photopolymer stamps on the market!

The first clear stamps we will be offering are these 7 sets released this past Thursday. Then, over time, we will release some of our best sellers from the past. All of our new releases going forward will be available in both clear and rubber.
Next up is such a fun new set from Rupa Shevde, called Enjoy the Journey. This will be a wonderful stamp set for so many travel occasions, farewell, miss you, retirement, etc. The images are beautifully drawn and the versatility will allow you to combine this with many other of your Gina K Designs stamp sets, to design perfectly themed cards. For my project today, I made a gift tag. I used several images from the set to create the background, the cut out the label image and popped it up with Pop Dots.


The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!




To make the fish card, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock to 3 1//4 by 5 inches and sponged Memento Summer Sky from the top. It's hard to see in this photo, but I also cut a curvy line in a piece of scratch paper to use as a mask at the bottom. I reserved the other piece of the mask to use later.

Next, I sponged Memento Bahama Blue, working up from the mask.

Then sponged Memento Teal Zeal from the mask and working up.

I removed the bottom mask and used the reserved mask to cover the top, then sponged Memento Desert Sand.

Sponged Memento Toffee Crunch.

Then I removed the top mask and stamped the seaweed with Memento Pistachio.

I added a little shading to the seaweed with my YG95 Copic marker, then added some texture to the seafloor with my Memento Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa markers.

I stamped the blue tang fish (this fish can be color many ways to look like a variety of tang fish), using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, the filled in with B21.

Added B23.

Added B24.

Added B26.

For the clownfish, I colored with Y17.

Added YR04.

Added YR07.

Used W5 to add some shading.

Then used C3 to shade the white stripes.

For the starfish, I began with Y21.

Added Y17.

Then added E35. After coloring, I cut out all three images.

The three images were adhered to the background with Pop Dots, then the background was layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx. The card base is Ocean Mist, 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches. 


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



112 comments:

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful. the Details are Awesome and the Blending of your colors are perfect. this looks so real thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Love your cards. The colors are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

SO gorgeous, Theresa, and I *so* love seeing the process! <3

Melanie said...

the sand and water turned out amazing! love the pop of orange on the clownfish, perfect! Fintastic set!!

Olga said...

Wow, the cards are gorgeous and so colorful!

Karen R (ON/CA) said...

his is my favorite set of the new release. Wonderful card!

Ann said...

Love the fishy" card. Haven't gotten into Copic yet ~ really like them though.
Mstgane
Ann

Betty said...

Thanks for the way you do your coloring instructions. I still won't be able to do it the way you do, but it will make TRYING easier!

Marie-José B said...

Wow! Awesome cards!

Lindsay M. said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! seriously!!???? stunning!!!!! I love anything that has to do with the ocean and fish!!!! i must get this stamp set!!!! How talented are you to create the sand and ocean background!!! gorgeous!!!

Teri said...

Gorgeous! The fish just JUMP out at you - like they are real. Love it.

Patti J said...

Beautiful! Thanks for another wonderful stamp set, and as always, I love your tutorial!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! it's like they are real! Gorgeous card and thanks for the complete process!
Anna in TEXAS

Dee said...

Beautiful!! Love the way your sand looked so realistic. And the fish... they look like they're really swimming in the water! Love your eye for detail and your artistic touch to all your work.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card--looks like an aquarium. Great tag too.

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous T!!!

sas44 said...

Thanks for sharing the process and the chance to win.

Jimmi said...

BEAUTIFUL fishy card! (so that's how you color them, LOL!!)
Very inspiring.
And your tag is perfect!

DianeL said...

You colors are so real - this card is a sure winner.

DianeL said...

You colors are so real - this card is a sure winner.

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial
Thank You
ColleenB.

Mary Jo said...

I love this card, it is fantastic.

Debbie Bradford said...

Beautiful card, tag, and stamp set! Thanks also for the cloring tutorial.

Carol said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I LOVE the new stamps and I'm just not becoming acquainted with the daubers. Your card is beautiful!

Lynne said...

Love the fish. Perfect for my son-in-law who has a huge fish tank. Thanks for the tutorial, excellent as usual.

mmolynn1030 said...

Thanks for sharing!
The colors are beautiful.
I must get some more copic markers

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards!
Such great coloring and detail! And always appreciate your wonderful instructions.

Mary Jo said...

nice

Jo Ann said...

hello theresa: I have several of your stamp sets,love them. this is just in time for summer. thanks, jo ann

Pam~ said...

I am such a fan of your blog! Your cards are always breathtaking and full of so much inspiration! Love these cards!!!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Your card with the fish is my favorite. The coloring is perfect!

Wide Eyed Stamper ~ Craft n Be Happy said...

GORGEOUS work~ and thank you for sharing your technique... I have a LOT of practicing to do :)
Hugs,
karen

Patricia said...

Great card. Wonderful shading with Copic markers too!

Regina said...

Amazing card. Love all the details and a great tutorial. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your under the sea card. I am so anxious for my set to arrive so I can play too. And, your tag is awesome as well. Thanks for the great tutorial again to show me how to color the images as well. I love it.

terri feierabend said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love all the details you added to make it look so real

Kelly said...

What a marvelous "Under the Sea" card! I covet your coloring skills! Lovely tag as well!

PJ said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful. Just love the colors you used for your card. I am a beach person so just loved the card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is just Gorjuss!!!

Lagene said...

Great tag and Gorgeous underwater card Thanks for the tutorial! I love your new set!!!!

Penny Reed said...

Beautiful coloring and fun cards! TFS!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Theresa ~
What an amazing stamp set! I love how you shaded and colored everything...as always, you are so talented! Thanks so much for the step-by-step tutorial!

Tami B. said...

Your coloring is as always...amazing!

Diana N. said...

I am in awe of your coloring and shading. Thanks for showing the step by step photos of adding each layer of color.

Kay S said...

Fabulous tag and the card is perfect! Thanks for creating this set. I love the realistic fish. I'm a snorkeler too and love seeing all the cool fish. Can't wait to make some cards with this one. Thanks for te great tutorial also!

Alice H said...

Absolutely love your work and your stamps. This is such a cute card and a great message.

Victoria H. said...

Your fish card is so beautiful! Love the details on how you created it! The gift card is so fun.

rossi73 said...

Love both of these sets...and you are amazing as usual! I must say I am sooooooo jealous I don;t have those new memento colours...sob!

Kathryn said...

Absoluely lovely fish card! I love the way you shade with Memento ink.

mermaid fenicia said...

I love those items ^-^. I wish I had the money to buy that 'Under The Sea'-stampset.

Pam D said...

Both projects are awesome, you do such a nice job coloring on all your cards, so nice, TFS!

crafty1964 said...

I love the fish! They are so stinkin' cute!!

heidi @ ggip said...

I really like the realistic fish in this set. TFS!

Elizabeth said...

Love the underwater scene you created in your card. Gorgeous.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful work Theresa! I love your new set and have already ordered it! I will be following your wonderful tutorials for coloring tips! :) Thank you!

Keri said...

Gorgeous card! I just love it!!!

Mommamea's favorite things said...

Wow your fish are beautiful. Love the scene you created

Doris W. said...

Love your designs and how you give step by step tutorials.

Anonymous said...

thanks for t he great tutorial! Lovely card
Holly

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your new set is beautiful. I always enjoy your wonderful step by step tutorials.

Sharon Roselli said...

many thanks for sharing such great instruction on how to make your card. I learn so much trying your techinques. Beautiful card! my daughter favorite flower.Thanks for sharing.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great cards.

mtscrapgal said...

As always your coloring is out of this world. Thanks for the tute. Love the tag too. Thanks

Purple Card Lady said...

Gorgeous set you created and thanks for the wonderful card and tut!!

windinstarsranch said...

Love your coloring. Hope to improve myself and my stash of copic color to keep up. Your instructions help so much and they are beautiful to see.

Angela Shields said...

I am in love with your Under the Sea stamp set! It's definitely on my wish list. Thank you for showing your card making process. I am still new to stamping and it is so helpful to see the steps. I'm learning so much!!

janet said...

Wow! What a great tutorial! I always appreciate the step by step!! Love your illustrations!

alex said...

Stunning card Theresa, love your colouring, and a great tutorial, what a beautiful stamp set. The tag is fantastic too :-)

Joyce T. said...

very cool. the fish look like they're swimming in the ocean.

judy said...

Love, Love, Love everything you do!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute card and tag!!

MyAuntKath said...

As always you knocked it out of the park! Beautiful.

Jan Castle said...

Sooooooooo realistic - love it!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Leah Ann Gast said...

Beautiful card, and thanks for showing how you did it! Hugs! Leah Ann

Lynn B. said...

I can barely drag my eyes away from your fish card. It takes me back to my own days of being under water as much as possible. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I like what you did with the sand and water.

Margie F.

Golda said...

What fun projects! Love the way you did your shading.

Carol said...

Wow! What a fun hop, loads of great projects and wonderful inspiration. Thanks!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Wow! So realistic! What great new sets. Nice job and thanks for your creativity.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Those fish are great, love this set!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE how you created the bottom of the ocean, the sea and sand. and your fish a pretty great too! :)

naneruth said...

wonderful cards! Love those fish.

Giovana said...

Fantastic creations T!!

Luanna said...

I love your under the sea card. I really appreciate your tutorials. I'm trying to get the hang of shading with alcohol markers so the tutorials are a real help to me.

Gayle said...

Another winner, Theresa, gorgeous card.

Vicki Padgett said...

These stamps are so cute. Might have to break down and buy them.

Pat Jandacek said...

I love the fish scene and the fact that the tang is beyond the edge of the picture. This treatment always appeals to me but I never think to use it in my own efforts. :( Thanks for reminding me of it and sharing your many talents.

carmen said...

what detail.....amazing!!!!
massey1982@aol.com

Cheri said...

Theresa, I SO love your stamp sets. You create with such life and depth in your images. Congratulations on another classic set for GKD.
Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous! I'm so thankful for your tutorials.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the sea scene! That tag would be awesome as a luggage tag! hmmm...

nanaluvs2stamp said...

Oh my goodness! Such a beautiful card. The fish are so realistic. It's almost like looking at real fish swimming around!

Helen F. said...

LOVE your beautiful new set Theresa.
Your card and tag are fabulous!

~ Connie said...

I'm not usually a fan of fish stamps, but your card is AMAZING! Looks so real. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step, too.

Mary said...

Stunning card

Jenny said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Great details! Thanks for sharing!

Kary said...

OMG, this is SO Awesome, Theresa!! Love, love, love your new stamp set!!

Ravengirl said...

Wonderful projects! I love your new set!

NJMullins said...

Your coloring is amazing. The images pop off of the page! Love your under the sea set. I have a friend who may receive it for her next gift! Beautiful.

Susan Gosman said...

Love the detail and your use of color.

Kris said...

Awesome! Now I know how to do water and fish with Copics! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mdog said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love it

Mida Williams said...

So that's where Nemo has been hiding all this time! Beautiful card. Thanks for the colouring tutorial.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful indeed....but I have to say your Under The Sea card look sooooooo dang realistic I could frame it and stare at it all day!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful stamp set you created. Thanks for the photo tutorial.

Linda R. said...

Beautiful job of coloring! Thanks for sharing this.

Marie said...

love the underwater scene just lovely, thanks

Chris said...

STunning fish card! Just gorgeous. I really like your sample with Rupa's set too!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Wendy Thompson said...

Love your cards Theresa your tutorials make it so much easier to colour thanks so much.

Sharon Harnist said...

Such a cute fish set, T, and your coloring of them are so realistic!

Ingrid said...

Absolutely stunning card. I just love those stamps! :)