Monday, October 1, 2012

September Release Inspiration Hop Day 1

Hello! Today the Gina K Designs DT will be featuring two stamp sets from our September release. First up is my newest set, Joyful Holiday.  This was a very simple design, so I'll just share a few step photos, before I get to the next project.

I cut out a background using white card stock, with my Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® A2 Matting Basics B. Then I sponged with Memento Danube Blue, while still in the die template. 


Then sponged

Then I sponged with Memento Paris Dusk and Elderberry, to darken around the edges.  After sponging, I removed from the die template and stamped the tree with Versa Mark ink, sprinkled white embossing powder and heat embossed. The sentiment was stamped on white card stock, trimmed, and then the corners on two sides rounded with a corner rounder punch. I layered with Pure Luxury In the Navy and used a Little Boy Blue card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½). 

I really like the luminous look of sponging, but this card could be recreated much more quickly by simply heat embossing the tree in white on a Piece of In The Navy Pure Luxury card stock, then assembled very quickly. 

Next up is Melanie Muenchinger's awesome new set, Beyond Baskets. This is such a wonderful addition to her Baskets series of stamp sets. All of the basket additions will work with these new images and expand the possibilities. I love that the images are bold and detailed and work so beautifully, both colored and paper pieced!

Before I get to the tutorial for this card, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has to show you…



I stamped the half barrel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and began coloring with Copics, starting with E31.

Added E57.

Added E29.

For the metal band, I used N5.

Then shaded with N7. After coloring, I cut out the image.

Using sunflowers, from Holiday Baskets, I stamped with Tuxedo Black, the began coloring with Y17, using my blender pen to soften the coloring a bit.

Added YR68.

Then added E59 to the centers.

 Then filled in with Y17 in the centers.

For the leaves, I started with YG97.

Then filled in with YR03. I colored a second of the same image and cut them out, to layer with the barrel.

For the background, I used white card stock and sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged with Memento Potter's Clay.

Then sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa.


I embossed the sponged layer with Spellbinders Lovely Lattice M-Bossabilities™ folder, then layered with Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate. The barrel of flowers was adhered with Pop Dots. The card base is Pure Luxury Sandy Beach (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). 

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!


58 comments:

catdidit said...

What gorgeous blue sponging T! and love your coloring on that barrel!

Carolyn King said...

your set is perfect for classic Christmas cards. I love the sponged background---definitely adds a lot! Love your card with mel's set too!

Olga said...

Theresa, your cards are so beautiful! Your stamp set is great! Love that tree!

Card Crafty Club said...

These are simply gorgeous Theresa! Love everything about your new set!

Julia Smallbetter said...

Simply gorgeous. Great bagrounds and images.

alex said...

Wow love the new set and the beautiful blue card, the tutorial and the wooden tub of flowers card is wonderful :-)

Colourful Hands said...

lovly cards... i loved the way you used the distress inks for the background. wish to win the sets :)

Beth said...

Stunning cards Theresa!

Marcy Bennett said...

So very pretty! Love your stamp set!

Joyce T. said...

awesome cards. love the copic coloring.

Luanna said...

I always think your cards are wonderful, and today's are no exception. I love the tutorials. I don't have Copic Markers, but I've learned a lot about shading and coloring techniques from you. Thanks.

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Love your cards. So beautiful!

Louise (Mamilou) said...

Those cards are absolutely stunning! And thank you so much for the very detailed tutorial!

Kathryn A said...

Super! I always love your creations! Can't wait for my stamp set to arrive!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

I adore this beautiful tree in your set, Theresa -- thanks so much for including it! Outstanding cards!

Tina said...

So pretty Theresa!!! And I LOVE the doubled up sunflower pile! I was thinking of adding more "single" flowers to mine but never thought to use the whole set twice. Duhh! Great designs!

Giovana said...

Wonderful creations T!! Love the way you colored the barrel! The tree in white looks fantastic!

Victoria H. said...

What amazing cards...just love the sponging affect. Love your stamp set with the versatility of both line and silhouette images. So beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome as usual! :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I colored sunflowers and almost used those instead of roses!! haha!!

Julie said...

Great sponging, both cards are gorgeous.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous, of course! I love the blue background with the tree. I can imagine this layout being easy to mass produce cards. And thanks again for your detailed tutorials on how you color things. It really helps.

meemee48 said...

Love how you did the blue and white tree card. Elegant. I also love the basket of sunflowers. Sunflowers are my favorite.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wonderful cards! I love the elegance of the tree. The barrel of sunflowers is wonderful. Thanks for the great details.

Barb May said...

Beautiful cards - I really appreciate your detailed instructions too!

Dianne Beans said...

Fabuloous cards as always. I love the way you give the details as to how you created each card.

NJMullins said...

as always your coloring is beyond wonderful. Beautiful layouts!

Kay S said...

Beautiful tree card! So CAS, but so elegant. Love the sunflowers in the barrel/bushel basket.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What absolutely wonderful cards you have shared with us. I so love that Christmas one and may just have to go a similar route as I am going to be cramped for time to make my holiday cards. I love the double row of sunflowers too on the tub. I will be looking forward to using both of these sets more and more.

Karen McAlpine said...

Two lovely cards. I like how you made your backgrounds too.

mtscrapgal said...

The Christmas cad is simple but oh so elegant. As always your coloring on the sunflowers is excellent. Thanks for the tute.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE your barrel and sunflowers--screams Autumn!

jean w. said...

As always great cards and tutorials!

naneruth said...

These are great and I especially like the embossing. I'll have to look for that folder.

Marilyn from MI said...

You did a great job on coloring the tub and flowers. I appreciate knowing what you used. I really like the effect of an extra layer on your card by sponging while still in the die template.

Rosy Newlun said...

I agree with you Theresa - the extra time and effort it takes to create a luminous, glowing background is well worth it if one has the time to do it. I appreciate all you do, and the tutorials you give us -- look at ALL the people you are helping to move beyond the basics!!!

Linda said...

that card is very lovely.

Barbara said...

I love this new stamp set, Joyful Holiday and that card you made using the tree is absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully colored as always.

Doris W. said...

Love white and blue for Christmas cards! The barrel of sunflowers is great, too.

windinstarsranch said...

I have to say of all the designs I have see so far that little tree just won my heart.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful release...love your sponging and cards!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

CraftyMomFL said...

just wonderful! And thanks for the detailed pics of each step and the copic colors you used!

Lindsay M. said...

Whoa!! Both cards are stunning!!!! Love them!!! Thank you for the step by step photos!!!

Sharon said...

Both your ards are lovely, I just adore your new set

Debbie said...

Love your new set. It's just perfect for the holidays. I love the card you made with the blue sponging. So pretty!

Mida Williams said...

Stunning christmas card. I am always in awe of the backgrounds you achieve with ink pads and sponge daubers.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous colors on both cards!

Donna said...

I love your stamp design Joyful Holiday! The card you made is gorgeous! Loved how you showed how you did the background. The sunflowers in the basket was very pretty. The filled basket of sunflowers reminded me of the flowers my grandmother grew!

Betty Neville said...

These are just gorgeous, Theresa! Your sponged background is just stunning and showcases that beautiful tree perfectly! And that is one beautiful basket of sunflowers!

Valerie said...

You are amazing and I so appreciate the time you take to show us how you create such beautiful cards.

Ravengirl said...

Such beautiful cards! I love how luminous the sponging looks too. And your stepped out photos of the sunflower card is a treat!

Kitty said...

Your cards are lovely. I love your new stamp set, however I love all of your stamp sets.


Blessings,
Kat

Angela Shields said...

Love, love, love the embossing and colors on your sunflower card! The colors are so rich and warm. Perfect for this time of year!

Nanette said...

Wow! Thanks for the tutorials.

PiscesGirl said...

I love this christmas tree, I have this set and love it. I also love the barrel of flowers, the background is great, and of course your coloring is awesome. You really inspire me. Thanks.

Marsha said...

Love your basket of flowers. Your coloring is always incredible.

Beatrice Lawson said...

I love blue for Christmas... and your card is the best there is! TFS!

Kathy B said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration.