Friday, September 21, 2012

CSS Hopping, Pumpkin Card Tutorial and A Chance to Win

Hello and happy weekend! Today I am hopping along with the CSS Alumni Design Team from StampTV. The CSS Team are an amazing group of talented designers that feature Gina K stamps in a blog hop each month. This month Melanie Muenchinger and I asked them to do a special hop featuring some of our illustrations. Be sure to check out what this fabulous group of designers have come up with.

And be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win! I'll be giving away my Country Roads stamp set to one person be chosen randomly from the comments from all the blogs. And there are two chances to win, because Melanie has a stamp you can win, as well.

Check out all the wonderful inspiration...


Betty Neville
Brenda Turner
Cheri Weston
Geri Utterback
Joy Hadden
Kay Simmons
Linda Payne
Melissa Cash
Melissa Shultz
Miesje Flach
Sharri Seffens
Tera Fujan
I started by stamping the pumpkins, from Hearfelt, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used Copic markers to color, beginning with YR68.

Added YR65.

Then I went over the orange with Y17 to make them a little brighter.

Then filled in with YR61.

For the stems, I used YG97 and blender pen. After coloring, I cut out the pumpkins.

For the background, I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink on white card stock.

Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Next, I sponged Memento Morocco around the edges.

Using the windmill, from Country Roads, I inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamped off on scratch paper once, then stamped the image on my background.

Using the larger foliage image, I stamped several times with Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Then used the smaller foliage, stamping with Memento Bamboo Leaves, also.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Fresh Asparagus and Honey Mustard, crimping the Honey Mustard layer, with my paper crimper, before adhering. The card base is Pure Luxury Sweet Corn, 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches. The pumpkins were adhered with Pop Dots and I stamped the sentiment with Memento Morocco. 



63 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Great card Theresa and another awesome tutorial! Thanks for playing along with us!

Cheri said...

Fabulous card Theresa and thank you so much for the Celebrate the Season set. I absoloute love it. This is such a fun hop with you and Melanie along. Hugs.

Angi Rankin said...

Gorgeous card! I always love the cards you make, and your tutorials are fantastic! One question on this card though. How do you keep your cardstock straight when using your crimper? Mine usually always ends up going crooked on one end. What's your secret?? Thanks!

Mieke said...

Stunning!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Theresa!!! Your coloring and sponging are beautiful as always! This was a fun and I loved this hop, thank you.

Carolina said...

Happy Thoughts indeed!!! Beautiful card and the scene you created is just perfection - love it!

Debi said...

another gorgeous card Theresa :-) Debi x

Kitty said...

Your coloring is awesome.

Blessings,
Kat

Joyce T. said...

great cards. thanks for doing this.

Theresa said...

What a lovely fall card. Love your tutorials!

Doris W. said...

Beautiful card as usual! I must get my crimper out and use it. I already have your country road set and I just love it!

alex said...

Theresa your card "rocks" love it and a great tutorial, thank you for being so inspiring :-)

alex said...

Theresa your card "rocks" love it and a great tutorial, thank you for being so inspiring :-)

Cheryl Wright said...

This is beautiful, Theresa! It looks like a framed picture - it is so stunning. As always, your coloring is impeccable.

Thanks for sharing your talents, and also for walking us through the process of creating it.

craftymom205 said...

Absolutely love this card.

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Marsha said...

So beautiful. Love how the scene is placed behind the pumpkins. And the crimping is a great idea.

Marcy Bennett said...

Your Country Roads stamp set is just amazing! I feel like a Theresa Momber groupie. There isn't a stamp set that I can resist!

Elvira said...

Love the card! So perfect for fall. Love the stamp set as well. I see a lot of uses.

meemee48 said...

As usual, your rustic autumn secen is gorgeous. Love the coloring and all the shading. Thanks for giving detailed instructions. Can't wait to do the case the DT challenge on Stamp TV.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Always enjoy your scenes! So tickled you and Mel have joined us ... (-:

Olga said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Nice scene. Great card!

catdidit said...

you so rock! :D

Brenda Beckham said...

Oh gosh!! One of my favorite stamp sets, Country Road. I would absolutely LOVE to win this set and make some fabulous fall cards like you have! Just love all of the card ideas. They are fantastic!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is beautiful and so wonderfully colored and thanks for showing us how you did it too. I am loving all the sets you have designed and am the proud owner of many, but not all. Hopefully, that will change one day.

angiescraps said...

Love your techniques and thank you for wonderful stamps!

windinstarsranch said...

I always learn something from your posts. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful designs and color work.

Lynne said...

Great tutorial and helpful colors for the pumpkins.

Diana Evensen said...

I love the way you created the background scene. I can't ever "see" an idea like that and make it happen. Beautiful card. Thanks.

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Theresa - man, your coloring and sponging always leaves me stunned! Great field of grasses using your two stamps. I SO am going to try this!!!! Thank you, 4 everything!!!!

naneruth said...

Another beautiful card! I just love that set and am waiting for mine to arrive. I was ordering it over 2 weeks ago in the clear but by the time I went to finalize the order it dropped off, could of gotten the rubber though,so I waited and it was in again after the new release so I added to my order then. It is already in shipment. WOW they are so fast on getting my order out.

Cindi Hall said...

I love your work. You have more talent in your little finger than I have in my whole body!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the pumpkins and the windmill!!!

Golda said...

This is beautiful. I have to say, many of your sets are favorites of mine. Thanks for Giving so many of us a chance to work with your beautiful art!

richardbreaks said...

I REALLY like this set, and love what you did with it!

Kelly said...

I love this card, and all the ways you have used this set!

Hettie Hogan said...

Luv the pumpkins. Thanks for giving step-by-step instructions on how you colored them and made this beautiful card.

redwasher1 said...

Theresa, I love it but then I love all your cards as you do such beautiful designs and coloring!!

Angela Shields said...

Love the scene you created!! Nice to see you using the crimper too, lol!! Beautiful card!

Kathy B said...

Love your stuff.

Sheri said...

Absolutely amazing! So pretty

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome card. I always love how you provide such detailed instructions.

Donna said...

Love your card, Theresa! You coloring tutorials are awesome. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

nanaluvs2stamp said...

Super! Thanks for the tutorial too!

ednamburgess said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Really like this fall card. Edna

Tami B. said...

I don't know what I love better in this set, the row of mailboxes or the old windmill, both have a great sense of nostalgia for me. Beautiful scene/card as always!

Dee said...

Theresa, your tutorials are so well done anyone could do them after you show us how. Thanks for sharing your beautiful works of art! Love them!!

sandi said...

You rock! Thank you for sharing and all your great tutorials.

Jan Castle said...

Those pumpkins look soooooo real! Great card and tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win.
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pati said...

Wonderful stamp set Theresa, beautiful card. Thank you for the tutorial, so inspirational!

Sharon Roselli said...

once again your card is awesome. love the coloring and how you walked us through the steps.beautiful set.

Elizabeth said...

Love the scene you created in this card. It's gorgeous.

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful card! Love it! The colors are just perfect! Really like the Country Roads stamp set. Hope I will be lucky!
Corrine Ann

Joyce Evans Erb said...

I always love your cards! This is gorgeous and thanks for showing us how you do it.

Sharri said...

Stunning as always Theresa! I am a huge fan of your stamps...I love them all!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to show off your stamps! I love using the Wild About You set and can't wait to create more with it! Thank you!!

Francie (Montreal) said...

Love your work. Your tutorials are so well done, that even the most inexperienced of us can try. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

Angie said...

What a stunning card! Thanks for the tutorial! Also thanks for the chance to win it's very sweet of you!

Allison said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial...you are awesome!

stamper said...

Lovely card! And thanks for the copic coloring tutorial also!

Gayle said...

Another beautiful card and tutorial; I can't wait to get my hands on your Joyful Holiday set.

Shirley Fong said...

Beautiful card. Love your work. You are very talented. Love all your tutorials.

Betty Neville said...

Such a gorgeous scene, Theresa! And the pumpkins in the front are just perfect! Thank you for always taking the time to make your tutorials;, and thank you for creating such beautiful sets!

Marilyn from MI said...

Beautiful fall card. A nice guy type of card.

Waseem said...

Great card Theresa and another awesome tutorial! thanks you share it.Gift Card envelopes.