Thursday, July 11, 2013

Up, Up and Away Tutorial and Gina K Invitation

Hello! It's release time at Gina K Designs. The illustrators are blog hopping today to share ideas with their new sets and invite you to the release party tonight at StampTV.  My card features my new stamp set, Up, Up and Away. You'll be able to see the full set when it goes live in the online store, tonight at 5pm Central.

In the meantime, how about some more inspiration from our illustrators?

Start here…
Gina K
Becky Oehlers
Beth Silaika
Debbie Corbari
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry


To start my card, I formed a top fold 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch Pure Luxury White card base. I also cut a mask from scratch paper. I trimmed it to slightly larger than my card base and cut the center using Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics A die template.

I adhered the mask over the card base front, using low tack painters tape and began sponging, using Gina K Fresh Asparagus ink.

I cut a curve in a sticky note to make another mask, then sponged more Gina K Fresh Asparagus.

I removed the mask and moved it and placed the curve I had cut away to cover the portion I had already sponged. Then I sponged more Fresh Asparagus.

I removed both masks and sponged Gina K Powder Blue for the sky.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamped the two larger hot air balloons using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I began coloring with my R27 Copic marker.

Then used R08.

Then filled in with R02.

For the basket, I used E33. For the horizontal bands, I used Y17.

For the smaller hot air balloon, I started with V06.

Then added V12.

On the other stripes I used Y17.

Then filled in with Y13.

I colored in the negative spaces, between the baskets and balloons to look like the sky, B21 for the smaller and YG93 for the larger.

I cut out the images and adhered to the card base using dimensional adhesive. The sentiment was stamped on white and also adhered with dimensional adhesive.

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


81 comments:

Melanie said...

I love those fat, round hills, so whimsical!!! Wonderful set, looking forward to playing

Betty said...

That is lovely. Can't wait to see the full set.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! I'm anxious to see the full set. You always make such beautiful scene cards. Love your tutorials too!

Donna Brown said...

You make that background look so easy. Love the balloons.

Lori said...

Love these balloons Theresa!! Can't wait to see the rest of the set!

Kathy Berger said...

I love your masking, and the balloons are fabulous! Looking forward to seeing the whole set!

catdidit said...

you know, the only reason I want to come to Cali is to go to your house to watch you do your sponging!! :D LOVE this set too T!!

Peggy Wood said...

The card is beautiful. Love the balloons

Barbara said...

A hot air balloon ride was on my bucket list. I was able to do that last year, and I would just love to have this stamp. Thanks, as always for the tutorial.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a GORGEOUS card, Theresa!!

Susan White said...

BeaUtiful Card!!! I am always amazed by your tutorials. Looking forward to see the whole set tonight!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous coloring! Thanks for the tutorial.

shari said...

as usual another winner. Thanks for sharing

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

This set looks like fun! Your card is awesome! Can't wait for tonight!

Ava Gavloski said...

thanks for inspiring me to get out those sticky notes and trying your famous technique... nice showing of the gina

Connie Ludgate said...

Very nice card and thank you for the tutorials.

Lee Reed said...

Just love the balloons. Thanks for showing your shading technique for the background, it adds so much to the "uplifting" appeal of the card!

Nana Griffin said...

Love those hot air balloons!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, who doesn't love a hot air balloon? And, so with that in mind, I must say I do love the card with the images you used. Your work is always so lovely. Great scene!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a fun looking set. I can't wait to see the rest of it. Thanks for another great tutorial.

Robin said...

Love that you included a tutorial for those of us who need specific directions to recreate this beautiful card!

Louise H. said...

Thank you for this set. I absolutely love hot air balloons!! Thanks also for the tutorial; it gives me great ideas.

ET said...

Thanks for the helpful step-by-step tutorial and masking idea.

Carla said...

This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Sue D said...

Love the colors and the scene you created.

klarcher said...

as always the card is beautiful and the tutorial so helpful

Candi Robinson said...

This tutorial is wonderful. I'm new to Copic Markers.

Kathy W said...

I always feel like a star when I follow your coloring tutorials; thanks for putting them together. Those hot air balloons are beautiful, and I love the rolling hills.

Christine Macneil said...

Great card. Can't wait to see the rest of the set! I love the simplicity of the background scene on this card.

Pat Jandacek said...

Great tutorial, beautiful card! I'm sure sales of this stamp set will go up, up!

Lana said...

Very beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial.

Kay S said...

Another great card and tutorial! Can't wait to see this whole set as I'm sure it will be fantastic just like all the others!

Bertha W said...

Love the hot air balloons and your masking technique for the rectangle. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

doo6300 said...

Your tutorials are easy to follow. You make it look easy.

Brenda Beckham said...

Thank you for sharing your tutorial on how to make the Up Up and Away card. Love your new set!

Marrelou said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love those balloons.

Pam~ said...

Breathtaking card! As always, you blow me away with your stamp sets and tutorials!

Anouk said...

the balloons are collored gorgeous

Debbie Corbari said...

Such a fun set Theresa!!! Love this card too! Shazam!

Lisa H. said...

I luv, luv, luv the hot air balloons! Thanks for another great tutorial, too!

Beryl said...

Thank you for tutorial. Great background for the balloon.

Betty Neville said...

Awesome card, Theresa! Love how you framed that beautiful scene!

thejoyinlisa said...

Thanks for sharing that tutorial, your sponged sky and hilly background are really lovely. Beautiful card!

thejoyinlisa said...

Thanks for sharing that tutorial, your sponged sky and hilly background are really lovely. Beautiful card!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Great job coloring!!! Love the Hot Air Balloons!!!

Cynthia Murray said...

Like the hot air ballons! These could be used for alot of occassions.
Cynthia

Melanie Henderson said...

Thanks for the tutorial and this beautiful card! My favorite part is the colors you chose for the air balloons. I'll be making many hot air balloon cards, so representative of summer!

Julie S. said...

This looks like it will be a great set!

Melinda said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for always making great tutorials, love your work!

Luanna said...

I love your card and your tutorial. I can hardly wait to see the whole set. There's just something inspirational about a hot air balloon.

Julie L said...

Gotta try those mountains. Thanks for sharing.

jean w. said...

Always love your stamp sets and your tutorials! TFS

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Love your backgrounds, look forward to seeing your new set

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring, may just have to get this set to test your tute! lol See ya tonight! :)

Linda said...

wow how lovely.

Barb McLeod said...

Your card is so beautiful and you make coloring everything look so easy. Thanks for all the details and photos of each step. Can't wait to see the rest of the release.

Caryn S said...

Amazing as usual! I never get tired of seeing your step by step tutorials, they're always so fresh!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, what a great technique! And I love all the colors on the balloons. Thanks for all the inspiration!

RitaR said...

Love the masking technique you used as well as the balloons.

itsablingfling said...

Great card and techniques. Thanks for sharing. I love love love the up and away balloon stamp set.

ANDREA JACOBSEN said...

OMG! I love this card. I love your site and the balloon set is going to be a must have. thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

Kay said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Rosy Newlun said...

Had to head over here after the Release Party to tell you how in love I am with your new set and cards. I am madly in love with the warm color balloon card. Both of these balloon cards 'lift me up!' Thank you Theresa ♥ !!!

Tammy J said...

Very pretty card and I love the hot air balloons. TFS

Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you

Blessings,
Kathleen

Ravengirl said...

These are so cute! I really love the rounded hills!

Beverly Perdue said...

Theresa, your cards are always beautiful! Thank you so much for your detailed tutorials. Love the new Up and Away stamp set.

Ea Christiansen said...

What a lovely card and super tutorial. Thanks for the idea with the hills and sky.
Hugz
Ea

mtscrapgal said...

The balloons have wonderful depth and shading with your great coloring, Theresa. Thanks

Cherry Blossoms said...

Beautiful cards! I love all your coloring techniques.

Carol said...

Super fun card! Thanks for the directions too!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Rita C Jackson said...

I love the coloring lesson and the cards. Thank-you for sharing both.

Marianne said...

I love those balloons and especially appreciate the tips on colouring. Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for your inspirations... Love this stamp set. :)

Roseate said...

You do beautiful work! The shading is lovely!

~ Jo ~ said...

So lovely, just love it!

Hugs,
Jo

Sandi said...

Both cards are so cute. I love the tutorial and in depth instructions down to the color of the Copic you used...thank you.

Ann Lee said...

Masterpieces...both of them!

Nancy Fagan said...

Can't wait to try out this one!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to try something like this. Thanks for sharing.

fuzzylover said...

You always make those backgrounds look so simple! Great Card