Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gina K New Release Blog Hop Day 2


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!!



Hello! It's the second day of our Gina K new release blog hops. Today we have two more new sets to feature. First is Tropical Nature, which I illustrated. Many of you have asked for a follow up to one of my most popular sets ever, Aloha, so I designed this set to compliment that one. More details about this card below.

Next up is a super elegant and trendy set from Becky Oehlers, called I Do. You'll be able to make anything from cute and whimsical to classically elegant cards with this beautiful new stamp set! I heat embossed the bride and groom silhouette images on Gina K Silver Lining metallic card stock and cut using Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels Four. I layered with Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx and added some of that fun mesh ribbon I love. 

For more inspiration from the design team, check out the following links...




To begin the Tropical Nature card, I stamped the palm trees on a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch, Pure Luxury White card base, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

I began my coloring with a YG95 Copic marker.

Added YG97 at the center of the fronds to shade.

Used E29 on the trunks.

Next, I stamped the parrot with Memento Tuxedo Black and started coloring with Y13.

Added YG03.

Added YG95.

Added B00 to the wing tips.

Then added B24.

I added a bit of R05 to the wings and tail, then added N5 to the beak.

I cut a wavy line in sticky notes to mask the bottom of the card, then sponged Memento Summer Sky ink. It's very faint in the photo, but in person this looks darker.

Then I used more sticky notes to mask the sky and sponged Memento Danube Blue.

Then sponged Memento Teal Zeal.

Here is what it looked like after removing the mask.

Then I masked the water, so I could sponge the sandy beach. I used Memento Desert Sand to sponge.

Then sponged a bit of Memento Toffee Crunch.

I removed the mask and finished up the coloring at the base of the trees with E33.

Then I added some shadows behind the trees with W3.

Added some texture to the sand by making dots with my London Fog and Desert Sand Memento Markers.

Added some waves with B02 and an opaque white gel pen.

Then I stamped the sentiment in the corner to finish up.

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


78 comments:

Melanie said...

love the fade on the scene, that's fantastic!! great tutorial!

Carolyn King said...

Sigh! i just love your tropical set and that AMAZING card you made with it!

JJ Bolton said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing your techniques:)

Jimmi said...

Your card is SO beautiful!
watching that tutorial is like watching a magic trick to me, HA!
You are so talented :)

catdidit said...

What a gorgeous scene....wow! LOVE it! and love the I Do! one too, with the black webbing ribbon stuffs...thats how some men feel, caught in a web, hahaha!

Lori said...

As always, you have blown me away on both of your cards T!!

--Marcy said...

Yikes - the beach scene is so stunning! Thanks for the tutorial! Such amazing ideas - always!

Vicki said...

I love the beach!!! I can feel the sand and hear the water. Lovely cards.

Patti J said...

Wow, Theresa - gorgeous as always! And thank you once again for showing us how the magic happens! Love yesterday's creations too! Hugs...

Teri said...

Both beautiful! And as always, thanks for the coloring tute!

Olga said...

The cards are so sweet!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Love the step by step.

Billie Dee said...

Your style, your set and your coloring. Win win win!

Tami B. said...

You know the ooo's you always hear at a fireworks show? Well, that's what I did when I pulled up this post. Love the beach scene!

Kathryn A said...

It always amazes and delights me to see what you can do with sponges and some ink! Great stamp set, too!

Sharon said...

Beautiful tropical card - love the coloring. And thanks for the great instructions!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I own both sets now and I can hardly wait to get creative with them. I wish summer did not entail so much other things going on now, but as soon as I can I want to make scenes with that awesome set. Glad you showed the step by step way to use the images too.

Anne Biesteerfeld said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Very pretty and relaxing.

AJ said...

Theresa- your coloring is just as I remember the colors while in Hawaii! fab job!! :)

mtscrapgal said...

You always make such beautiful scenes on your cards. Lovely. The black and white of the wedding card is striking too. Thanks

Golda said...

What beautiful cards! I love your coloring and the mesh on the wedding card is such a fun touch.

naneruth said...

What a beautiful ocean card!

Maxine #6215 said...

you did a beautiful job coloring that! Love it

Joyce T. said...

pretty new set. love your coloring

Kathy said...

I love how you take the mystery of creating a perspective line! I never think to do that but I'm definitely going to try it now. I want to be there on that beach! Love the parrot:)

Deborah said...

Both cards are lovely but that tropical scene is just beautiful.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your cards are wonderful as always. I love watching the project take shape in your step by step photos. I want to be on that beach. Gorgeous scene.

Sharon Roselli said...

Your cards always amaze me! love them both the trees and bird are awesome. love your coloring, I will have to try this thanks for showing us how!

Kay S said...

Theresa, your new set is great! Can't wait to use it! It is sitting on my desk just waiting to be used! :-) Your scene card is a work of art as usual and your wedding card is really cool. Love the mesh ribbon accent on it.

Victoria H. said...

Love your cards and the great tutorial!!!

alex said...

Wow your Tropical card is so beautiful, and thank you for a wonderful tutorial, love the I Do card as well :-)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. Love the tropical scene you created. Gorgeous!

Janice said...

Love the new set! Great cards!!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, that bird is amazing! You totally brought him to life with your coloring!

Kelly said...

Great cards! I always love seeing the play by play of your gorgeous work!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE the tropical card, sooooooo relaxing!

gobluektb05 said...

Amazing coloring and sponging! Some day I hope to get this good!

Judy Scott said...

It makes feel like I'm back in Florida. Just love the card

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just adore your sponging! The faded sides look really awesome! Love the B&W card too!

Joni said...

The beach card is gorgeous. Great job on the bird. Nice wedding card too.

Debbie Bradford said...

That is a great stamp set! Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing such beauty with us!

Julie said...

Love your tropical card, now I want to go to the beach...

Katherine said...

Absolutely love your tropical card and so appreciate your instructions. TFS!

crotnem said...

Your card is so realistic!

Rosy Newlun said...

Terrific sponging and new stamp set!! So glad you decided to follow up on the Aloha set!!! Thank you, Theresa!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Ok, that card makes me want to go to a nice island! Beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful! I always learn so much from your tutorials. Thanks.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Not only was the card beautiful the tutorial was great

Kristen said...

So beautiful! thanks for walking us through step by step on the image coloring it is beautiful.

Carol said...

Fun new sets and a great hop once again!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Robin said...

Both are just great!

Paulette S said...

Theresa, I need this stamp set merely for the Parrot! I have quite a few bird friends that raise the larger parrots and this would be perfect for cards for them. LOL

Jo4Him said...

Great new stamp set; congrats!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tutorial

Gayle said...

Another beautiful csrd and step by step tutorial. Makes me wish I was in Hawaii.

Lisa said...

A single layer card with the wow factor! Appreciate the tutorial. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Theresa ~ Congrats on your new illustration...it's just beautiful! I love your card so much, too...and I really appreciate the tutorial! You are AMAZING!!!

simplyhuffman said...

Lovely stamp sets and cards -- your palm trees are beautiful! I also enjoy your tutorials -- you are an amazing artist.

Tina said...

Theresa... you are soooo awesome with your scenery stamping!!! I love it!!!

MyAuntKath said...

I just loved these cards. I love new technique with fading the scene. Love, love!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful card! And what an excellent tutorial~Thank you! And Thank you for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to send this link to my girlfriend who is a Major Stamper and loves going to Florida! She'll love to see how you did this. :)

S. Carter

ddlady said...

Theresa, your beach card is fabulous! I love the parrot!

Anonymous said...

Love your new stamps and will be adding a set to my stamps soon.Thanks

Blessings,
Kat

Linda R. said...

Beautiful cards. Esp. love the first one. Thanks for showing us how you made it!

JessicaK said...

Omh, your new set is quite possibly my favorite ever. Thank yo!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, and coloring, wow. I love the stamp sets. So cool. AND I love the beach scene, wish I was there. AnnaJernigan Stamptv Member without a blog.

itzamitzi said...

Great cards! I love the beach one as it looks so realistic, especially with the sand dots added. Thanks for all the coloring help. I "might" be able to create something similar now.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Two amazing cards. Great tutorial. Thanks!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Absolutely LOVE your beach scene, Theresa -- the parrot is fabulous!

NJMullins said...

I dont know why I never thought to over color when the image is mostly printed. Love your beach scene!

ajax said...

Boy would I love to be on that tropical island. I am overdue for a vacation with my husband. He is have surgery tomorrow. Anyway, thanks for the minute vacation.

Sharon said...

The tutorials you give us are amazing and of course so are your cards

Indy said...

Well, love your island scene. Becoming a follower because you are incredible!

Indy said...

Well, love your island scene. Becoming a follower because you are incredible!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

LOVE your tropical set and beautiful scene.

Karen Roth said...

A wonderful tropical paradise! Love the bird <3

Thank you for your tutorial, that will help me out a lot :o) So Thank You!! {{{hugz}}}