Thursday, May 2, 2013

Always By The Sea Tutorial and Invitation

Hello! It's release day at Gina K Designs and all the illustrators are blog hopping to share a few more peeks at our new stamp sets. I'm sharing a card with my new set, By The Sea 2. This set and all the new stamp sets and products will be live at the online store at 7pm Central time.

I'll share all the details for my card below, but for now, be sure to check out all the wonderful creations the rest of the team has to show you…

Gina K

Becky Oehlers

Beth Silaika

Carolyn King

Debbie Corbari

Melanie Muenchinger

Tami Mayberry


To make my card, I started by cutting and scoring Pure Luxury white card stock to form a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch card base. I cut a circle from a piece of scratch paper to create a mask, then I held the mask in place, on the card front, using low tack tape.

Next, I sponged a new Gina K Ink Color, Sweet Corn!

Then sponged another new color, Sweet Mango, just around the edges.

I inked up the heron silhouette image, with the new Gina K Black Onyx ink pad, using a sticky note to keep ink off the stump.

I removed the mask from the card front and the mask from the inked up stamp, then stamped the heron right over the sun.

After stamping the heron, I stamped the pampas grass. Then I stamped the smaller grass, using Gina K Honey Mustard ink, stamped off once on scratch paper.

Next, I used some Copic markers (N3, N5 and N7) to shade below the scene.

Stamped the word "Always" using Gina K Black Onyx.

Then stamped "In my heart" using Gina K Honey Mustard.

All the images are from my new set, By The Sea 2 and will be available tonight at 7pm Central, along with all the new ink pads and stamp sets from all the illustrators. The release party also starts at 7pm at StampTV. There will be contest questions, challenges and lots of wonderful samples from the design team.

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


84 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Just gorgeous, T.!

Melanie said...

i love it, I love it!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great looking set. It makes me want to go to the beach. Thanks for the great inspiration and the detailed tutorial.

catdidit said...

OH so awesome T!! I have done one similar to this one, lol! Not as rocking though as yours! :D

Susan White said...

I love this card and can coordinate this set with the first one to make more masculine cards!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, what a lovely design. I am so anxious to see the rest of the set. I always love to make scenes with your designs.

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love this card! Beautiful stamps & beautiful colors!

Linda said...

Theresa I love all of your illustrations I have several of your sets. Great job on this. I love the heron I cant wait to see the rest of the set.

Pat said...

Beautiful! Love the masked look...

Beth said...

I love this wonderful simple image card! The silhouette is beautiful!

Nana Griffin said...

Cool! I see lots of silhouette stamps in your samples. That is cool as it makes for some faster scene cards when time is short and don't want alot of coloring and cutting out.

dklessig said...

Looks like another great set that I will NEED!

Donna Phelan said...

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE all of the other sets.....BUT this is the ONE I am most eager to see....FABULOUS! Can't wait....just a few more hours! lol

Julie Allen said...

Oh! That is an awesome card. Can't wait to try that one. I am going to have trouble waiting for these stamps to get here!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a pretty card! Great shading on the sun!

Patti J said...

So beautiful, Theresa! Am looking forward to seeing the full set!

--Marcy said...

Your cards always take my breath away, but this is a super example of how awesome the new black is going to be! Sold!

Donna Brown said...

Theresa, you are so talented. I wish I could do this. I keep trying but they never look nearly as good as yours.

ginalovesdave said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that silhouette image.

Kathryn A said...

As always, your stamps are gorgeous!! Not too mention your awesome sponging techniques...

windinstarsranch said...

Beautiful, Always beautiful.
Thankyou for your lovely work. You are always inspirational.

3blacklabs said...

So beautiful -- as always! I so enjoy your cards and the tutorials you so patiently photograph for us. Thanks!!

Barb Penn said...

Thanks for the detailed instructions to make this card.

Debbie said...

I have been following you for quite some time. Everyday I look forward to your latest card. I can't wait to see the rest. Oh my goodness, this is a must have set for me.

Cherry Blossoms said...

I love your cards and techniques.

Betty Neville said...

So gorgeous, Theresa! Love it!

Kris in Alaska said...

Love your tutorials! Awesome card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

ET said...

That is a nice example of the new black ink...very vivid. I like how you use sponging.

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! Simple and elegant. Love how nice and dark the silhouettes came out with that new ink. Thanks for that sneak peak of it in action over other inks!

Judy Sander said...

Love anything nature and the sweet corn color is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Appreciate all of GK's design team so much.

stamper said...

Lovely card! You do great work.

Sonya van Stee said...

I always enjoy your tutorials and photos - thanks so much for showing us all your "tricks of the trade"! Gorgeous new set - a great companion to your By the Sea set! I love the colours you've used to create your scene - it's such a pretty clean and simple look!

Clare Pearce said...

You create such wonderful stamps and your tutorials are so easy to follow. Thank you.

Barbara said...

As always, thanks for the tutorial. You do wonderful things with ink! Also really love the sentiment on this card.

Anonymous said...

You are a true artist. I check daily to see if you've posted another tutorial.

Barbara

JoanL said...

What can I say, except that every time I look at what you've created it just makes me happy!!

Donna Simonson said...

From these cards, I know I'm going to love this set! Absolutely gorgeous!

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Anne S said...

This is the set I am most excited about. I wish I had it in my hands right now.

Magical Memory Keeper said...

Theresa, you do the most beautiful and interesting combinations! I adore your detailed illustrations to show exactly how to do it! Just love it! Keep up the good work!

Diana E. said...

Since I once lived by the sea, you make this set precious to me. Can't wait for tonight, and I know it will be a delight ! Love your tutorials as I really need those!

Magical Memory Keeper said...

Is this another Stamp TV Kit? or just individual stamp set? I can't wait to see what all is in "By the Sea" Just love what you have been doing with it!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Theresa! LOVE the CAS design!

sharon g said...

Oh, I just love it. How did you make the ground so perfect???

craftsbyreva said...

Beautiful! thanks for the tutorial. Love the card.

Natasha G.P. said...

That has an Asian sort of look that I really like.

Carolyn King said...

Beautifully done. Might have to re-do my sample with your set now :P Too similar but yours blows mine away. :) Awesome job chica!

Ravengirl said...

Such beautiful and inspiring work!

Audrey said...

You give such great directions that I think I will try this. The stamp can be used for masculine cards as well, which is something that I am always looking for. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

doo6300 said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

guilinger2 said...

Your stamps and artwork always inspire me!

Sharon said...

A beautiful card! Love your coloring!

Kathy W said...

I always love visiting your blog and your incredible, helpful coloring tutorials. What a beautiful card; this looks like another great stamp set.

Tammie Lien said...

So so Gorgeous..Love it..Thanks for sharing:)))

Marilyn from MI said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. I can't wait to get this set.

sunnyrc2001 said...

Beautiful card.Love these stamps you used

Sean Fetterman said...

Gushing over your awesomeness never gets old because YOU ARE AWESOME FOREVER! Your new set is so gorgeous and so much fun to use. I love the tutorials. Thanks for the inspiration and your artist talent! Hugs! Seanie

Virginia Wingo said...

Just beautiful as always. I love how you show us every little detail in your tutorials. You are a great teacher.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sigh... so simple yet still so beautiful.... I love your creations and stamp sets Theresa! By the Sea 2 looks spectacular - can't wait for the full reveal!!
~ Meredith

Nancy N said...

My husband and I love your cards.

Elizabeth said...

Another gorgeous creation. Can't wait to see the full reveal.

Linda said...

great card and tequited.

Sue D said...

Simply wonderful!

Rene said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Just so neat I really love your step by step card making Theresa, its so easy to follow Thank you so much for doing it for us Hugs A

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Theresa, Beautiful card! Your first By the Sea set is one of my favorites. I can't wait to get this one.

Christine Macneil said...

Gorgeous card! Can't wait to see the rest of the stamps in the set.

Karen said...

Stunning! and so serene. Thanks for the tutorial!

PiscesGirl said...

Such beautiful work as always... :)

Pat L said...

Thank you for the step by step illustrations, very helpful !

sandi said...

I love everything you create. As always BEAUTIFUL.

itzamitzi said...

Oh, wow! I love nature stamps... and sunsets! I also like the simplicity of this card. Beautiful!

Nadine Yates said...

Oh Theresa, this is such a beautiful card, I really can't wait to see this set. You make such wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

Debbie Corbari said...

I.Love.This.Card. LOVE IT. For real. Total love. Of all the cards of yours that I have loved, I love this one the most. The colors, the simplicity, the peacefulness! I'm going to case it..once I get a dauber thingy. ;) LOVE IT!

Gayle said...

Your cards take my breath away. Beautiful

Edna Siu said...

As always, your tutorial is so detailed that I am learning how to master the technique, thanks a bunch.

Neesey said...

I'm headed over to see the rest of this set. You always do such amazing work. I save all your coloring tutorials for reference . Thanx for all the work you do!

Kitty said...

I love By The Sea 2 and I can hardly wait to get it home.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Mida Williams said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for the tutorial too.

MyAuntKath said...

Wow oh wow! Love your scene ma,kers! I hardly wait to see more samples!

Shirley Langley said...

Hi Theresa
Yet another stunning card, such a simple composition but what an impact.
Shirley
XX

Cat Spicer said...

LOVE the simple elegant beauty of your card!!!!

Tosha said...

Very nice, Theresa. Thanks for sharing.

Lagene said...

Fantastic CAS! Thanks for a great tutorial!