Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Gina!

Hello! Today is Gina K's birthday and her design team are all posting birthday cards to celebrate.
Happy Birthday, Gina! I hope you have an amazing day! 

And to make this celebration more fun, how about some blog candy? Leave me a comment on this post and I'll draw a name on Monday for one lucky winner to receive a free Birds and Blossoms Clear Stamp Set!

For more fun birthday cards, be sure to check the blogs of the rest of the team. 


AJ Otto
Becky Oehlers
Beth Salaika
Carolina Buchting
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Michelle Woerner
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber
Valerie Stangle


 To make my card, I stamped the birdhouse, from Birds and Blossoms, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I began coloring using my Y17 Copic marker.

 Added Y21.

 Filled in with Y11, then added a touch of YR04 to the center of the flowers for a little more depth.

 Used YG95 on the leaves.

 Then for the birdhouse, I began with E29.

 Added W5.

 Then W3.

 And filled in with W1

 The contrast was a little sharp between the W5 and E25, so I used E55 to blend. After coloring, I cut out the image.

 I cut Pure Luxury Ivory card stock using Spellbinders™Nestabilities® A2 Matting Basics A, then sponged with the card stock still in the die template, using Memento Cantaloupe ink.

 Then sponged Memento Angel Pink.

 I removed the card stock from the die template, used sticky notes to mask the edges, then stamped the smaller silhouette branch, using Memento Desert Sand ink.

 Then used the second branch image and stamped more images.

 Stamped the silhouette bird using Memento Rich Cocoa.

Then I used  Toffee Crunch and Desert Sand Memento markers to color over the stems and bases of the leaves on the branches, giving them a little more dimension. I used Desert Sand on all the branches, but only used Toffee Crunch on the lower left branch so it would stand out a bit more.

The birthday sentiment, from Sweet Treats (the new free with 3 set) was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa. I adhered the bird house using Pop Dots. The card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches) is Pure Luxury Just Peachy. I layered with Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate and embossed a  frame on the card base using a larger die template from A2 Matting Basics A. 

Thanks for helping us celebrate Gina's birthday. I hope you all have a wonderful day! 

66 comments:

Melanie said...

I adore that leafy background!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous card. I always enjoy your detailed tutorials. I know Gina will have a wonderful birthday with all the great cards from the DT. I always enjoy the hops and get lots of inspiration.

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous Theresa! love the card (such a cool background!) and the tutorial.

catdidit said...

Oh love how you have the birdie sitting on the leaves! Awesome coloring as always my friend!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Theresa.. Love how you did the background.

Sean Fetterman said...

This is BEYOND GORGEOUS T! You are so darn good! Hugs! Sean

Beth said...

This card is perfection and Gina will LOVE IT!

Debbie Corbari said...

This is SO PRETTY Theresa!

Theresa said...

We share a name so what's not to love about your cards and coloring tutorials. thanks as always for sharing.

Ann Lee said...

Luv you cards and the step by step pictures! Thanks!

Tiff said...

Stunning!

meemee48 said...

What a beautiful card. Love all the shading and coloring. Great job! I know she will love it.

Divinity said...

great card -- beautiful coloring :)

naneruth said...

This is gorgeous! I am so happy to see a card with the solid bird. I had been so wanting to see some samples featuring it. Thanks so much!Love the background you made.

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS card, I love that birdhouse!!! TFS!

bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom said...

Beautiful card, as always. I look at a set and I don't think I'd use it. Then I looked at your great card and think YES, I certainly would love to make a card as lovely as yours with this set. thanks for your inspiration.

SouthernMrs said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial....

Nancy N said...

Your cards are always beautiful. I check your blog every day for different ideas.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this card. What awesome colors and love that background which showcases the focal image. If I can get time, I might have to pull out my set and play with it too. This is so beautiful and perfect for a beautiful lady named Gina. I hope her day is awesome.

Misti said...

WOW!!! This is amazing, Theresa!!! Wonderful tutorial, as always!

Angela said...

Wow! Amazing card! I love how you show the coloring steps you use, it's so neat to see a card come together! Happy Birthday to Gina!!

Sharon Roselli said...

Beautiful card like Gina! You make it look so easy. will have to try this soon.

Kristen said...

Beautiful card! Simply stunning.

Gabi MeWi said...

A Perfect Card made with gorgeous STAMPS.

Angie said...

Such a gorgeous card Theresa! I love this stamp set! As always thanks for the tutorial!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Lovely card! I love the background.

Gina K. said...

Theresa- I just love you so much! You are SO talented and I am SOOOO glad you decided to illustrate for GKD! Everything you do is amazing. We've been together for such a long time and I hope this is only the beginning... Love you my friend. so. so. much. <3

Sue D said...

Beautiful card for Gina--I like the coloring and shading.

Debbie Yates said...

Love your card and tutorial...thank you for going step by step...sure helps those of us not so talented!

Happy Birthday Gina!

Lizzie said...

Oh my goodness! I love this card. I said in another post that I love anything birds and this is over the top!Such amazing work and design talents. Thank you for your creations, you are an inspiration.

Marianne Barkman said...

I LOVE this stamp set(don't have it yet, but am hoping i'm the lucky one). The card is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

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Kathy W said...

Beautiful card! Incredible coloring, and I like the embossed frame.

MamaKaraba said...

WOW! I am CRAZY about birds! I must have a 1000 photos I have taken on my hard-drive. I would LOVE to win the Brids and Blossoms Clear Stamp set! Thanks for the chance!

Kathy Bosi said...

Thanks for all your inspiration and advise. Really like this one.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh Theresa this is gorgeous!! And thank you so much for the detailed tutorial!
Just gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing, have a great weekend!

Valerie said...

Beautiful, Theresa!

Donna Simonson said...

A truly beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your talent and techniques with us!

Nancy said...

Theresa...as always you make every thing look obtainable. You inspiring me on a weekly basis! Love the bird house it is a great memory of my mother's love for birds!

Jean M said...

as always another beautiful card! You are one of my idols!!

Kathi said...

This is just gorgeous! Your coloring is always awesome and I learn so much from your detailed tutorials! I am a huge bird lover so I would love to win the Birds and Blossoms stamp set! Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win it!

Gladys R. said...

Beautiful card,which I'm sure
Gina will love.
Thanks for taking the time to show
step by step details on making your
cards. Also, thanks for a chance to
win the stamp set.

Caryn S said...

Your stamp tutorial is amazing AGAIN! I always love your backgrounds! How wonderful that you made this in honor of a awesomely creative person like Gina.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Love your birthday card.i also love how you always give detailed step by step instructions on how you make your creations, with photos of each step.

cjgusloff57 said...

I love your Birds and Blossom set and the beautiful cards you have made with it. Oh, to have this set would be great!

Anonymous said...

I love most of Gina K's stamp sets, but I especially love this one. Birds and a home for them to live in! What could be better!

Sharon Harnist said...

Absolutely gorgeous birthday card for Gina, Theresa -- I love the leaves, and sponging, and bird silhouette, and ... all of it!

Anonymous said...

An awesome creation. I love and appreciate your tutorials cause your work is just beautiful.
This set of new stamps are my favorite. Love birdhouses.

Thanks for a chance to win.

hugs
bobbi

Brenda Lee said...

Stunning card! Just gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial too.

Lee said...

Oh this is just so stunning...the shadowy leaves are just amazing!!! You make it look so easy! Thanks so much for your wonderful tutorials you share!!

Betty Neville said...

Such a gorgeous card, Theresa! Gina will love it! Thank you for the chance to win!

Pammy J. said...

Please enter me into the drawing, thanks!

Kathryn A said...

Gorgeous card! I love ALL of your tutorials and I love your stamps! Keep 'em coming ;)

Annalize said...

Love your card as always because your cares are always works of art along with a tutorial! Thanks Theresa!

mimi2six said...

Your card is Stunning, and I just love that birdcage!!
Cindy

Marcia said...

Beautiful card!

Tami B. said...

This is really pretty and what stood out to me is the beautiful background you stamped.

tinyfeet said...

Beautiful card!
Happy, happy birthday to Gina K!

Terry B.

jean w. said...

Oh Theresa I would absolutely love this wonderful set of yours! As always so great to see your tutorials! Happy Birthday Gina!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous Theresa! I love the embossed frame around you main image panel! And I always appreciate your coloring tutorials!

Gayle said...

Beautiful gorgeous card for Gina's birthday.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the very informative instructions for your beautiful cards. Also, thanks for the chance to win. Jan P.

Anonymous said...

You are so generous with your coloring tutorials. I love this set. My husband and I are avid birders. Linda

Unknown said...

wow love that set please please my turn

cgargus said...

Gorgeous card! Love your tutorials, so helpful and inspirational! Thanks for all you do!

sharon g said...

I love your coloring. It looks amazing!