Monday, July 30, 2012

Gina K New Release Preview Blog Hop

Hello! Today a few of our illustrators are showcasing their new stamp sets. My new stamp set is called Country Roads, and features image you would see driving out in the country. I designed this set to compliment one of my past stamp sets, Farm Life, but it will also work nicely with some of the images from Autumn Beauty.

For more inspiration from the GKD illustrators, be sure to check out these blog links...
Gina K
Beth Silaika
Becky Oehlers
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber (that's me!)

Tomorrow, at 11am Central, all the new stamp sets will become available at Gina K Designs and you can also pop over to StampTV for a fun release party!

To begin, I used the largest of Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Ovals LG, to cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock. Then I sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink. 

Sponged Memento Rose Bud.

Then sponged Memento Summer Sky.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

Sponged Memento Gray Flannel.

I masked the top with a sticky note, then sponged Memento Tuxedo Black.

Stamped the silhouette grass with Memento Gray Flannel.

Stamped the windmill with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I set that aside and stamped the truck on Pure Luxury White, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Began coloring with my B21 Copic marker.

Added B23.

Added B26.

Added C5 to shade and color the tires.

Added C3 to the tires, windows and bumper.

Added W5 to the tires. After coloring, I cut out the truck.

I layered with Pure Luxury In The Nave (cut with Spellbinders Labels 18) and used a Little Boy Blue card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). I used Spellbinders new Card Creator A2 Basics B to emboss a frame on my card base. The sentiment was cut out and adhered with Pop Dots. 


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

136 comments:

Becky said...

wow Theresa, this is gorgeous.

Melanie said...

one of my fave sunsets of yours so far! this set is a hit!

Lori said...

I can't wait to play with your set Theresa!! I'm sure you know I am excited to have the truck ;)

Sharri C said...

Beautiful!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my gosh - your card and tutorial are stunning Theresa! (As always!!) I hope you know how much we all appreciate you posting them for us - I know they must take you a while to take all those pictures and edit and post them so - THANK YOU!!! Can't wait for the full reveal of your set tomorrow!!

Gayle said...

Wow, Theresa, gorgeous card, great scene.

lynneatw said...

I love your card and thanks for the tutorial.

Deb said...

Beautiful card.

JoanL said...

A beautiful work of art, Theresa! I have both Farm Life and Autumn Beauty sets and Country Roads will be a perfect addition. Thanks so much.

Sherrill Campbell said...

This sure brings back memories! Looks like the panhandle of Texas. Love them.

guilinger2 said...

I'm always inspired by your designs and how you color them! Whenever I CASE your ideas, people think I'm very artistic ( and I don't tell them my little copycat secrets, lol)

Sharon said...

What a pretty card! As always, your coloring is just gorgeous. And what nice stamp designs!

Victoria H. said...

Beautiful! I love the images and the great sponging for your sunset. Just love this!

Carol L said...

WOW! What an incredible background you've created for that windmill! I love the addition of the older truck that makes for one fabulous card! TFS your detailed tutorials too! Awesome!!

Kay S said...

Once again, a beautiful card and a fabulous set. Can't wait to see the rest of the set!

Beth said...

love the toot on this amazing card!

Jana said...

I love the idea of country roads! I can't wait to see the complete set. As always your work is amazing.

Nancy N said...

Just love this card, can't wait for the release.

Pam said...

Your card looks like a beautiful painting of a perfect snapshot in the country. Great stamp set.

Connie Ludgate said...

Awesome card. Reminds me of Texas.

Sandi's Samples said...

Thanks for sharing how you made this card. It's a perfect guy card and I will just have to give it a try!

Chris said...

Theresa, your card is a beautiful work of art, as always. Can't wait to see the rest of the images in the set.

Vicki said...

Love this card. I am so glad you shared your technique with all of us. The sunset looks so realistic.

CASTOWNE said...

A gorgeous card and an amazing video to help us recreate your genius!

Paige said...

Oh, I live in the country, so these images will appeal to me! Can hardly wait to see what else the set includes1

DianneD said...

Always a fan of the vintage look. Thanks!

Pamela Selinski said...

Wow your card made me nostolgic. Can't wait for tomorrow.

Kwright said...

I loved the card! Thanks for showing how you did the background. I am going to have to try that! I'm looking forward to seeing what the full stamp set has. Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

naneruth said...

Love your card and am looking forward to seeing the whole set! I wonder is that a Ford truck? My family are Ford folks. Lovely job on the colors too.

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to seeing your complete new set.

Blessings,
Kat

stamper said...

Beautiful card! Love the oval! I'm 'shading' challenged.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! Your artwork for making scenes is amazing. I am loving that sunset big time! I just know that will be one of my favorite sets and I may just have to buy more of them that go so well with it too.

Barbara Hale said...

Your card is drop dead gorgeous. I always look forward to the tutorial you post on how you did your backgrounds and coloring. TFS!

Linda said...

Great card and thanks for the instructions. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Tina said...

Truly LOVE the old truck!!! And if I ever need a scenery done.. you're my gal!!! Gorgeous, Theresa, as always!!! You certainly have a way with sky colors!

Tami B. said...

I have totally run out of ways to express my extreme admiration of your awesome creations. This is beautiful!

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Theresa - My finger is itching to hit the 'buy' button as soon as your stamp set is available! Your card is FAB-YOU-lous gorgeous as always, and thank you for the tutorial. With hugs, Rosy

Kay said...

Such a beautiful card! Can't wait to see the rest of the set!

meemee48 said...

This card reminds me of where I grew up in West Texas. Old windmills and pickups. Love it.

Judy Woodland said...

That sunset is amazing Theresa!! Truly gorgeous. The whole card just gives that down home feel. I'm gonna love your new stamp set!! Can't wait for tomorrow.

BabaMartha said...

You make it look so easy! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions.

coloradoleen said...

Wow, you have done it again! Every time I visit your blog I am inspired and this new stamp set and card have brought that inspiration to a higher level! I absolutely love the old truck and can’t wait to incorporate that into many different card designs!

Debbie Bradford said...

I can't wait to see your whole stamp set. I love love your card, it is gorgeous! I think these stamps will become my favorite guy stamps of all time!

Mary said...

FAB card as always!! The sunset sky is one of your best IMO. Can't wait to see the whole set; I love these images!!

Carolyn King said...

gorgeous! your stamps are wonderful and i love the way to breathe life into them.

Diane N said...

Stunning! I love these stamps and your coloring instructions.

Kathryn A said...

So cute! I'm from the prairies so this really brings back memories...

Mom M said...

Beautiful:))) Brings back so many memories...and I love the background you've created:)))

Miesje said...

Beautiful - love every bit of it. I know I will use this one a lot. I love the background - your sponging is so fantastic!

heidi @ ggip said...

Really pretty sunset and it worked well with those images!

Carol W said...

I am always amazed by your work with colours! This sunset is stunning. Looking forward to the release tomorrow!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card. I love that pick-up truck. Can't wait to see the full set tomorrow!

Die Cut Lady said...

This brings out the farm girl in me. I just love what I am seeing and can't wait to see more!

Barb said...

Your designs always warm my heart. You take such care with each piece you create and I can "feel the love" in your finished project. Your sponged backgrounds are AMAZING and your stamp designs are gorgeous. I love that you take the time to provide step by step tutorials for us. I know your new stamp set is going to be great!

Card Crafty Club said...

This is so great! I just love everything you do! Sean

Judy Boyd said...

Love the card and the new stamp set. Can't wait to order it. Very versatile set!

betjunroe said...

I love this card made with your new stamp set! I'm always having trouble coming up with ideas for man cards so this set would be wonderful for those. Bette

buggin2stamp said...

My boyfriend would love that truck image. I love all the sets you design that make making masculine cards so easy. This card is so cool!

Scrappygrandma said...

What a great man card! Love this technique.

Elaine Fickel said...

Always look forward to see what u will creat and I will learn from u. Tky

misstrisha22 said...

Such a beautifully designed and crafted card. It actually has the feel of going down a country road.

Susan Sieracki said...

I am blown away by this new set. Your card sample is so awesome looking. I have been looking for more truck images for so long, and this one is incredible and I can't wait to own it!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your work is always so inspiring I can't wait to give this a try, thanks!!

Susan Gosman said...

Wowowow! What a beautiful sunset. Thanks for the tutorial.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Gorgeous technique! Love that you included the tutorial! So excited!

Loretta M said...

beautiful card. love the background coloring with the dark stamp images.TFS

Judy said...

Wonderful. My son-in-law loves old trucks So I should certainly make a card for him. I love your designs and the tutorials for coloring.

Lisa said...

Your tutorial is fantastic...it makes me believe that I can create that beautiful background. Mark of a great teacher...making it easy for others. :) Thank you so much! Cannot wait to see the rest of the set!

--Marcy said...

"Country Roads"!!! What a great idea - judging by the sneak preview this will be another add on to my Therese collection!

Laura Smith said...

Wow this is simply stunning! Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us. I can't wait to see the complete stamp set.

Diana E. said...

Can't Thank You enough for showing how you created the background. It is beautiful! This card should be an award winner for sure. I love your stamp sets and this one I am sure will be a must have also!

Joni said...

Gorgeous card. I love the sunset and thanks for the great tutorial. I can't wait to see all the new stamps and paper. The new fall solid colors are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for the tutorial showing how yu made the beautifully-blended background! and I love how the truck is driving out of the frame! just a gorgeous card!!!
Holly

Benwah said...

What a gorgeous card. I really love all the shading. I am eager to attempt this technique. Thanks

Susan said...

Love these images and your card is absolutely gorgeous.

Mary Douglas said...

What a great idea, sponging within a die. Why can't I think of these things. Can't wait for tomorrow.

craftsbyreva said...

Wow! This is beautiful! And thanks for showing how you did this. Vey helpful. Beautiful card.

Becky Oehlers said...

Your coloring is CRAZY good. I can't wait to get this set and play! Such great Father's cards coming my way!

Susan said...

Love the sunset look!

Jackie Hill said...

Thank you for the beautiful card and the sunset how-to!

Marsha said...

Oh, my ! Do I ever love the scene you created. Love the 3-D. Beautiful !

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh can't wait to see your complete set! Who doesn't love a nice long drive down a country lane?

StampinSher said...

Theresa,
Wow! I'm so pleased I have the truck stamp set of yours and now with the new stamp sets, Country Roads, I'm so excited to see what is in store for us and especially what I will be able to add to my collection of Gina K. Stamp Sets. So thoughtful to coordinate and or relate the stamp sets from before to now and the future. Thank You!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Theresa!!! I love that background and you know I have to have this set!

Lynne said...

wonderful card, lots of interest and again, a great tutorial.

Sandy said...

Wonderful card. Thanks so much for providing directions on how it was created.

Helen Simmons said...

Wow, just beautiful, and love the tutorial, would love to make cards like that! Thank you.

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful Theresa. I love your designs and I love that you are so generous sharing your step by step creations! Thank you.

Joyce T. said...

ooooh! so fun. can't wait!!

Scrapacat said...

Squeee!! I love that windmill! Can't wait to see all the images in this set. It's going to be delicious!

Sharon Roselli said...

hey! a truck a truck woo hooo! love this set so far can't wait to see the rest. I am always hunting manly cards this one is great! Thank you thank you for this set.

Melinda said...

Wow! What a gorgeous sky!

Lynn B. said...

I am going to be all over this set, Theresa. I can hardly wait. What I've seen so far reminds me so much of my childhood (the good parts!). Thanks!

Kathy Bosi said...

Always like your cards.

Di said...

How cool is this set?! I think I can smell the newly mown hay! ;-)

Phyllis Freese said...

I really love this set and the card is beautiful.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Awesome card!

Judy McMullen said...

Theresa, I always admire your creations and appreciate your wonderful card tutorials. This card is outstanding! Love the sunset background with the windmill and the truck image coming out of the frame...Awesome!!! Looking forward to seeing more of this new set!

scrappinmommom said...

Love how you share your expertise in shading. Loving that truck.

Pattyb said...

Always, always love your cards and tutorials! Love the new stamps!

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Love this card and thanks for the instructions. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the stamps.

Andrene said...

Woohoo - a masculine card. Gorgeous job - you are the best sponger I know...LOL :)

Harriet said...

This is the PERFECT masculine card. Love it!! Thanks so much for your inspiration.

Lainee said...

Absolutely love your card and the fact that you posted a tutorial for us as well. Thank you, Theresa. Living in South Australia, I can really relate to this stamp set :)

Linda Embrock said...

I love the windmill and old truck. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Linda E

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! Another fantastic card!

Sylvia said...

I think I have to add more adjectives to my vocabulary :). Your creations always leave me speechless with its beauty. Thanks for inspiring.

Cheri said...

This set will be in my collection....Theresa, you are an amazing artist.

Linda R. said...

Wow....love that sky. Thanks for the "how to."

Pat Jandacek said...

Your card is wonderful and I appreciate the tutorial on it is created. I'm sure this stamp set will be very popular!

Sharon said...

Wowzers! Great card Theresa, this set looks like it's going to be perfect for masculine cards..... another must have

TrinaM said...

Another stunning card. Thanks so much for the step by step. Love the stamp set.

CraftyMomFL said...

Just great Theresa - looking forward to seeing the whole set!

Sue D said...

Love this scene you created!

Vianna said...

I really like how you did this card - and thank you for the tutorial. LOVE that windmill!

Mida Williams said...

I love how you used all the colours to create the sky. The windmill looks awesome as a silhoutte against the sky.

ddlady said...

Theresa, what a beautiful card. The sunset, the truck just colored beautifully!

Bertha W said...

Love the designs - got my mind working on a great Man's card. Thanks

Renee said...

Wow, that sponged sky is so inspiring!!! So perfectly done & love the rockin' country truck!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card, Theresa! Beautifully colored and sponged!

Shirley Fong said...

What a wonderful card! Love the colors and your technique. A picture/step is worth a thousand words. Thank you for the step by step demo.

NJMullins said...

Stunning skies and silhouettes! Great tutorial too? Thanks!

Kris said...

I just love your tutorials! That truck is FABULOUS! Love your coloring technique!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

MsJudyC said...

Can't wait to see all the stamps. Your card is great!

lisa808 said...

Fab card! Love the colors and placement of the truck.

Olga said...

Well done!!!Great tutorials!

Ravengirl said...

What a great card! I am in love with the wind mill silhouette! How fabulous!

Roselass55 said...

This is gorgeous and the tutorial is wonderful TFS

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous!

shelley said...

Beautiful card! Love the technique that you used.

Elizabeth Bracco said...

The stamp set looks amazing! And your tutorial was fabulous. Thanks for putting all of that together for us. :)

Rosie said...

Such a beautiful set and your coloring is amazing!

sandyh said...

you always do such a wonderful coloring job! love the sunset here!
sandyh

Joni said...

This is a gotta have set. Your sunset is fabulous and make a great mans card. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Julie L said...

Love the stamp set. Thanks for sharing your talent.

linda statham said...

what a lovely card love the sunset
and you are very good at colouring in
take care hugs Li
linda