Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bluebird House Tutorial and an Invitation



Hello! Today the Gina K Designs Illustrating Team is inviting you to our release party tonight at 7 PM CST on StampTV!  We are all sharing a taste of the new stamps you'll see at tonight's release! I hope you can come. I used my brand new set, Birds and Blossoms, to make this card. Birds and Blossoms, along with all the new sets, can be found here, once they go live in the store.

The other illustrators are all posting peeks of their sets today, too, so hop on over to see what they have to share...

Gina K
Becky Oehlers
Beth Silaika
Carolyn King
Debbie Corbari
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry


The bird house was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Pure Luxury White paper, then colored began with a E59 Copic marker.

I added E39.

 Then filled in with E31. I used my blender pen to push some highlights back in.

Then I used E59, E57 and E39 to go back and deepen the shadows.

For the flowers I used G03 on the leaves and Y17 for the flower centers.

Added RV19.

Added RV12.

Then filled in with RV11. After coloring, I cut out the image.

Next I stamped the bluebird and started coloring with B24.

Added B21.

Deepened the shading bit with B26.

Then added E97 to the belly and shoulder.

Filled in the belly with E00 and added W5 to the beak and legs. After coloring I cut out the image.

I used Spellbinders™ Marvelous Squares to cut and emboss Ivory card stock, then sponged with Memento Angel Pink ink while still in the die template.

Used the larger die template and sponged again with Angel Pink.

The sentiment was stamped on Ivory card stock, using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and cut out with Spellbinders Lacy Circles, then sponged with Memento Angel Pink. All layers were adhered with Pop Dots on Pure Luxury Innocent Pink card base (4 ¼ by 4 ¼ inches). 

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


154 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Such a gorgeous card, Theresa. Love your amazing drawings in this set!

Melanie said...

I used the birdie and house on my card, too! and pink!! Awesome set and sample!

Tina said...

Fabulous!!!! Can't wait to see the whole set but I already know I LOVE it!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome tutorial as always! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the set. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Kristen said...

Beautiful set (so far!) and beautiful work with it! I'm trying hard to resist - my husband loves birds!

Debbie Corbari said...

So pretty Theresa!! I love that birdhouse! I used it on my card too!! <3

Sean Fetterman said...

Fabulous! Your coloring and shading always amazes me! I love the entire set and it's been so much fun to create samples for the release! See you tonight! Big hugs! Sean

Jean said...

Beautiful! I love the set and the card is gorgeous.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous card.

Lori said...

So soft and pretty T!!

Betty said...

looks fantastic, love the tutorial

Betty Neville said...

Super gorgeous card, Theresa! Thank you for the awesome tutorial!

Teresa Chapman said...

What a beautiful card ... as I sit at my desk watching a blue jay enjoying our winter feeder! Love it.

catdidit said...

Totally stunning T! As always! I like this design of this too, with the layered SBs

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Beautiful coloring. Love your drawings.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a stunning work of art. I love the way you colored the design. And, all the added lacey features really make for an elegant look.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This looks exactly like our birdhouse. Love this!

Anonymous said...

Love the new bird i have all ready ordered my copic markers for the one on the post..Iam on the east coast so dang if that don't make it harder to waite!!may i say again how much help your step by step directions are..Keep up the good work love the stamps..Verna Garrison

Donna said...

I am never disappointed in your stamps, Theresa! Of all the Gina K sets that I own most of them are yours. Can't wait to see the newest addition! Thanks for the tutorial! Love those die cuts!

Sharon Roselli said...

Beautiful! thank you so much for your coloring instructions, for those of us still practicing with our copic markers.Can hardly wait to see the whole set. your talent is so inspiring.

Caryn S said...

Your cards are always gorgeous and I so appreciate your pictorials.

Susan White said...

Beautiful card, love the birdhouse and bird. Wonderful tutorial as usual.

Eva Bengtsson said...

Beautiful stamps and what a great lesson in coloring! Thank You!!!!

Sandy Fulmer said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

craftsbyreva said...

Beautiful card. thanks for the tutorial too!

MsJudyC said...

Adorable card and thanks for the great tutorial. Can't wait for tonight.

Susan said...

Beautiful coloring, as usual. Lovely card.

Sue D said...

Very sweet birdhouse and bird.

April Joy said...

Thank you for the step by step coloring tutorial!!! Great card!

Fab and Sassy said...

gorgeous

Kendra said...

Gorgeous images and great tutorial!

Chris said...

Another beautiful card with another beautiful set. Can't wait to see the full set at tonight's release party.

Debbie McIntyre said...

What an absolutely stunning card! I haven't ventured into the arena of Copic markers... you make it look so effortless, I may have to try it! I am so excited about the full reveal of your stamp set tonight!

gobarb26 said...

Beautiful card! Love how you do flowers and birds. Can't wait to see more!

Tammie Lien said...

Theresa,Just love your card and I am kinda fond of birhouses.My father made these for everyone and he is no longer with us.I am going to make alot of these.Thanks for sharing and this really touched my heart.<3 and hugs,,,Thankyou:)))

Crafty Math Chick said...

The things you can do with pens, ink & sponges Theresa... I am in complete awe of your talent! Thank you so much for taking the time to put together tutorials like this for us so we can improve our own skills.
~ Meredith
(PS - Gina's inks are finally HERE! YAAY!)

Gayle said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...

Beastybunny said...

Lovely card. You do fantastic coloring work. I really need to practice mine.

Angela Shields said...

I love birds and birdhouses so this card speaks to me! It is gorgeous!

Jingle said...

This looks great! Thank you for the tutorial. Your card is so pretty!

Cindi Hall said...

Love the bird. You color soooooo good!

Cheryl Bux said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks for the step-by-step pictoral of how you created your card.

Mary said...

Your coloring is always so beautiful! Love the birdhouse image!!

T Doe said...

You are very talented! This is a lovely card and I can't wait to see the rest of your new set tonight. :-) Thank you for all your step by step tutorials!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks so much for the lovely tute for the blue bird and its house. Your coloring always blows me away.

Debbie said...

Your drawings make everything so life like. Your card makes me think spring is just around the corner! What a beautiful card.

--Marcy said...

Another set to add to the Theresa collection of mine! Yeah! You are amazing!

TrinaM said...

Gorgeous card and such amazing coloring. Thanks for the step by step and the peek at your new stamp set. Can't wait for the release party later today.

Carol Ceraso said...

When you color birds and bird houses, the results can be endless!! Very nice card.

Teresa Barbian said...

Your stamps are wonderful and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Terry Duncan said...

I need this set for sure. I just love birds and birdhouses. I can't get over your coloring...It's just gorgeous!

Teresa said...

I love Bluebirds and this reminds me of the times they would come and nest when we lived on the acreage 4 years ago. Thanks for the tutorial!

Carol said...

Really appreciate the tutorial!

Rosie said...

Your card is exquisite!

Thank you so much for including the coloring tutorial.

Doris W. said...

I love love love birds and birdhouses! Beautiful card!

Barbara said...

Beautiful! I really appreciate the tutorial on the coloring.

cjgusloff57 said...

Wow, this card is beautiful! Love the bluebird, flowers, lacy squares and circle...everything is so pretty on this card. Fabulous coloring and tutorial!

Nancy N said...

I love all your sets and this looks like it will be a wonderful addition to my collection.

cltague said...

You always inspire, thank you.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...always love your tutes! Thanks.

PiscesGirl said...

As always, gorgeous work. Love your beautiful card. can't wait to see the rest of the set.

janet33234 said...

Stunning card.....everything is just gorgeous.

usharon said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial, too! Now, all I need is the stamp set!

Janet said...

This card is so gorgeous. I can't wait for my bluebirds to return next Spring, miss them. This looks like a great set.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Thank you for the great tutorial Theresa. I love how you do the step-by-steps. Great coloring and I always learn from you. Keep it up! Can't wait to see the rest!

lady strawberry said...

Beautiful image and card...Thanks for the coloring step-by-step...I am not that great at coloring and this is a great instruction!

Cheryl S. said...

What a versatile set this is and thanks for your Copics tutorial!

joyfuljan said...

What a fabulous card!! Your tutorial makes me think that just maybe I could do this. HA!! Love this set!

Debbie in LA said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. These new stamps are going to sell out quickly.

Jessica Strider said...

Gorgeous card. Your work is incredible.

Chris O said...

I find your tutorials so helpful as I am a beginner with coloring. Your designs are beautiful. Thanks!!

JFowler said...

Really pretty and I appreciate the detailed instructions, being relatively new to cardmaking. Thanks!

Gail said...

Lovely card!

Dodie said...

Wonderful. So pretty

zehra said...

beautiful, love the details, love that you always do tutorials they really help

RuthAnn said...

This is such a beautiful card, and great coloring. This stamp set is
great. Take care, and thanks for sharig

Raquel Rodriguez said...

You are a very talented artist. I love the way colour your cards. Thanks for hour inspiration.

Melissa said...

So lovely!

Julie S. said...

Such a pretty card, I can't wait to see the rest of this set tonight!

katherine M. said...

How elegant and beautiful your card looks Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You know how I feel about your work. Love it.
Kathy Bosi

jlrubas said...

Just great...thanks for haring techniques with Copic markers.

GO..... said...

beautiful card.... and great job coloring!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous coloring.

Holly Jackson said...

Love the intricacy of the frame you made with the spellbinders. I always love anything with birds too! Spring is just around the corner!

Ardis said...

I love birds and your card and creativity touched my heart. S000 Beautiful!!!

Susan Sieracki said...

OMG Theresa, that card is beyond beautiful. I absolutely cannot wait to see this entire set. It's going to be spectacular!

terri feierabend said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! The colors, the coloring, and the layout make this card ,one that should be displayed in a frame

Rosy Newlun said...

Theresa, I am left in complete awe again. You always do this to me :) It's a good thing!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the Birds & Blossoms! Another must have!

Casmiles said...

Beautiful. As always, I'm amazed at your blending technique. Your colors just flow.

BeverlyBL said...

What a wonderful bird house and what a great job you did coloring it. Also a very cute little birdie. Thanks for the how to color tutorial. Very important for me. I need lots of tutorials.

Judy Woodland said...

Gorgeous card Theresa, love the soft colors. Can't wait to see the rest of the images in your stamp set. What I have seen so far is just beautiful!!!

Sharon said...

Stunning card, your colouring is out of this world. Can't wait to see the whold reveal tonight!

Gita said...

What a pretty card. Love how you inked up the paper with die still in place.

MyAuntKath said...

This card is so beautiful! Theresa, I am in awe of your work!

Kimmarie Baker said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the copics coloring tips.

Melinda said...

Beautiful cards. so elegant

KathyM said...

Such great stamps, cards and workmanship! I love learning from your blog.

Allison said...

Beautiful card..thanks for the tutorial!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Beautiful card and thank you for showing us how you achieved the look. Your blog is always so informative,

Tosha said...

Lovely card, lovely set, so many possibilities.

Sylvia said...

STUNNING card! The birdhouse and bird are darling, lovely sentiment.

Robin said...

Absoulutely Beautiful!!

Judi said...

You and your talent are just amazing. I love your work, it is so inspiring to me. You are truly blessed with a great talent! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Louise Hull said...

Thanks for sharing your Copic techniques. The bluebird card is lovely. Happy blog hop.

Kelly said...

Jaw-dropping. Your coloring is wonderful, the entire mood of the card is warm and inviting. Wow.

diana said...

Love the card. Thank you for tut. I need all the help I can get to make these copies work for me.

Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous.

Blessings,
Kathleen

PatS said...

What a beautiful card! Great coloring technique.

Pam~ said...

Another perfectly stunning card and tutorial! Looking forward to seeing the rest of this set!

Jackie said...

Spectacular! Your colouring is so professional.

Dee said...

Exquisite bluebird card! It's so elegant! The bluebird and birdhouse pop with the gorgeous background of pink and white diecuts!

jean w. said...

Theresa you always show us how you color and it is such an inspiration! This set is wonderful!

Tami B. said...

My word, this is gorgeous!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very pretty caed. Not onlyly did I love your card but I also like the spellbinder dies you used, very cute. Thank you for sharing.

Melisa Waldorf said...

GORGEOUS!! I love butterflies, birds and birdhouse images! and you have included all of them in one set. Love it!

Kelly said...

Beautiful card here! I love that soft pink!

Cynthia Clark said...

Prettiest card I've seen tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have that stamp set here tonight. Inspires poetry, hopefully better poetry than the above. LOL

Mida Williams said...

A very pretty card. Thanks for the step by step tutorial. Can't wait for the full set reveal.

Nana Donna said...

What a gorgeous card and I always love your coloring tutorials.

Brooke said...

Beautiful card Theresa. Loved the tutorial.

Angels Who Stamp said...

what a beautiful design to color!

pcm said...

lovely set and great tutorial on your beautiful coloring!

Marcy H. said...

Gorgeous Card!! Awesome stamps!!

Rebecca King said...

Love the Bird & Birdhouse!!!. Beautiful card.

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Wow just so lovely Theresa. Your coloring and tutorials are amazing. Thank you.

Kathy Mc said...

Appreciate your detailed tutorial on achieving your beautiful card and watching it "grow" to the final results. Your sweet bird & flowers look so real perched on that "wooden" birdhouse!

Joan said...

Your stamp set is beautiful. Thank you so much for the great job on the tutorial. I always can use help with coloring. Your card is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

Sherry Butcher said...

Thanks for the step by step instructions. Love your coloring. TFS.

Sandi said...

Beautiful card...thanks for the detail instructions.

nancy said...

you really do a great job in your copic colors, thank you for showing us new bees how.

Linda said...

Gorgeous card and love your coloring. The colors are outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Connie DeNicola said...

This set has got to be one of your very best. It is beautiful.

Flo said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial on how your colored it.

Fiorella said...

Wonderful card...many thanks for the tutorial!

Sue T said...

Beauitful, very nicely done~

Yelise said...

What a beautiful illustration! Your Copic skills are great too!

Angie said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love your new stamp set with the birds and the butterflies so gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! The stamp set is great, and you do just amazing things with the coloring.

Carol E said...

Such a wonderful card love the tutorial thanks for sharing it.

Regina said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is also beautiful.

itzamitzi said...

That is a beautiful card. I would have to use another medium to do the coloring as I don't own Copics.

sillygirl said...

I am new to copics so I really appreciate the instructions on coloring! THis is so elegant!
claudiagassett@me.com

heidi @ ggip said...

Gorgeous images,I always appreciate your step by step directions.

Melinda said...

Love the card! Great coloring, I must practice more with my Copics. TFS

Diane Geddes said...

breath takeing..........thank you

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful stamp set and thanks for the coloring tutorial!
Dawn
DeeGeeScraps at gmail dot com

paperfusion said...

very pretty! love how you inked before releasing from the die, great tip!

Pat Jandacek said...

This is really gorgeous. Anytime a bird is involved, I'll love it but displayed in this fashion really makes it a standout. Love that framing! TFS

Becky said...

Gorgeous...Gorgeous :)..

thebridgeamit said...

i love your step by step photos and how you tell us what Copics you use. super helpful. your work is so beautiful and you are so talented!

cheers!

Julie S. said...

Great coloring and your card is lovely . TFS .

Cathy C said...

I loooove to see your step by step photo tutorials! I hope that one day I will be able to color like you. What can I say about the cards they are so beautiful, elegant and exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent and inspiring us.