Monday, December 8, 2008

Gina K Preview Day 2 - Home Tweet Home and Tropical Flowers

Home Tweet Home by Rupa Shevde

Check out Rupa Shevde's latest stamp set, Home Tweet Home! These are super fun images and there are all kinds of ways to combine them.

I stamped the small branch three times on Gina's Pure Luxury 80 lb card stock, colored them with Copics and embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged the background.

I stamped the birdhouse and bird on a branch on another piece of card stock and colored those with Copics also. Then I cut them out and placed them on the background.

I sponged the Sateen Flowers with Summer Sun ink. I wanted them to be a little darker in the center, so I took a blending stump and touched it to my Pumpkin Pie ink pad and then rubbed a bit in the center of each petal.

Chance to Win!

Have you been following the Paper Craft Planet's 12 Days of Christmas challenges? This is c ard is also my submission for today, Day 12, and is sponsored by Gina. She is giving away a stamp set to the winner! The challenge today was to include 12 embellishments on your card or project. Be sure to enter for a chance to win. Good luck!

Want to see more peeks of Home Tweet Home. Visit the following DT members...

- Don't forget to leave a comment on Gina's blog for a chance to win one of today's previewed sets.






Tropical Flowers
by Gina Krupsky

This is the second set I am previewing today and I absolutely love it! I wish I could have gotten a better picture. This one came out yellow and the card is very pink/red and, actually looks a quite Christmassy.

I stamped and each image with black Stazon, embossing with clear after each so the powder would stick before the ink was dry. Then I sponged the background with a Regal Rose, Ruby Rose and Real Red and just a touch of So Saffron in the center. Then I added some highlights to the leaves using a white gel pen.

I am going to have a lot of fun combining this set with some of my other Gina K stamp sets. I should have another card or two using Tropical Flowers to share during the release party on Thursday.

For some more peeks of Tropical Flowers, check out the rest of the design team.










I hope you have a great day!


Elena said...

Theresa! Your cards are amazing! Love the first card! The colors are so gentle! And the scene you created is beautiful! And it is perfect for the challenge!
Your second card is so elegant... Love the color!

Melanie said...

oooooooh, I love the RED!! awesome with the highlights(need to order new pen, min's almost out!!!)
love how you moutned the bird house on he branch! :)

emilymomto3boys said...

wow - those are both fantastic!!

Carolina said...

Adorable cards - love the birdie and rhinestone accents and the red and black card is just simply stunning!

Carina said...

Wow, I just love your cards.

Jessica said...

Theresa, your cards are GORGEOUS!!! The colors, the embellishments, the sponging... all - just perfect! Thanks for the eyecandy this morning!

catdidit said...

Beautiful cards Theresa! I especially love the sponged one (of course, lol!) LOVE that in red and how you did the highlights on the leaves!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You sure have a way with those sponges! These are just GORGEOUS!

Tamara said...

FANTASTIC cards! I *love* sets from nature, and you totally ROCKED tropical flowers. I think this is going to be a favourite set of mine.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wowzers, girl!!!! Both of these cards are drop-dead GORGEOUS!

Kurtis said...

Such beautiful coloring and the little white highlights on the black images is so cool.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Theresa.
Your tropical flowers is a work of art!! Vibrant.
Home Sweet Home is just as beautiful. Your coloring is perfection!

Karen x

Carolyn King said...

yep--these are both FANTASICALAMAZING---love them both...the first is colored so beautifully--love how you designed it...the second is a stunner---you are a rock star with a sponge!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

You have such a way with combining the images and bringing them together. Those Sateen flowers are so pretty! I love how you added a bit more color to their centers. That second card... absolutely stunning!!

Catherine said...

WOW! Simply gorgeous :)

Terri said...

Very pretty. You work is great! I can see why Gina added you to the team.

Kristine B. said...

These are so wonderful! Especially LOVE the bird card--I'm a sucker for birds :) It's amazing how you got 12 embellishments on there and have it look non-cluttered!! It's so pretty and wonderful.

Diane said...

Oh wowzer!Love both cards!!!

Sandy Knecht said...

Your cards are so awesome. I love everything about them. Your shading is about the best there is.

fishlips said...

Wow oh Wow Both these cards just take my breath away...Love all the care in details on the first card with all the embellishments, looks like everything is growing from the card...Perfect

Wow The colors on this second card are simply Wonderful and the black embossing is so so perfect Therese...STUNNING JUST STUNNING!!!!!

Donna said...

WHOA, Nelly! you are rockin' these sneaks - LOVE the bird with the branches extending off the focal image and the red one? GORGEOUS! going to have to CaSe it!

Deb Wood said...

These are both FABULOUS!! Love the colors they just pop at you!! Home Tweet Home is absolutley wonderful, love the setting, colors, flowers, bling, everything!! Tropical flowers is gorgeous!! I would looove to be able to make something so beautiful!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

This is gonna be another FANtabulous release!!!! The first card is just "TWEET"!!!!!!!! LOL And the next one is super elegant!!!! Theresa you sure are an inspiration!!

Annapurna said...

These cards are awesome. Hats off to you for cutting all those branches and flowers out. Well worth the effort. Love the flowers in the moonlight.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hubba Hubba! I'm flippin for the way you did that red! WOWza! And the hits of white on the black Tropical Flowers. Simply stunning. :O)

Shirley said...

Both are just gorgeous! I love how you mounted the bird and the flowers too! The other is just so pretty and elegant too!

Anne said...

Amazing, this is gorgeous!