Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 2 - Back to School and Sports, School, Spirit

Hello! Today I am previewing two more stamp sets to be released from Gina K Designs this week...

Back To School - illustrated by Rupa Shevde

Have you struggled to find good images to use for teacher "thank you" cards? Rupa Shevde has created a wonderful set of school related images and sentiments that you are going to love. I combined three of the images, colored with Copics. The globe was heat embossed with clear embossing powder after coloring. Then I sponged the background. The books and microscope were cut out and added. I used Pure Luxury White, Chocolate Kiss and Soft Sand for my cardstock and the little red ribbon tags are from the Gina K Holiday Ribbon collection.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the microscope with Vivid Tuscan Tan ink and then stamped the wonderful sentiment with Memento Black.

Sports, School Spirit
- illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger

We are so lucky to have a second stamp set designed by Melanie Muenchinger this month. Sports, School, Spirit is a wonderful collection of images related to, but not limited to the school experience. You'll be able to use this set for back to school, sports and even graduation and it coordinates with Melanie's Just So Sporty and Sporty Accessories stamp sets!

I have all the details on how I made this card below, but first, you can find more inspiration with the stamps previewed today. Just visit Gina's blog as well as Melanie Muenchinger, the illustrator of Sports, School, Spirit.

For even more projects with tonight's two stamp sets, these Senior Design Team Members are participating in previews today: Carolyn, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika Jessica, Lee, Lynn, and Theresa as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team members: Tina Gilliland and Vicki Dutcher

Don't forget about our Release Party on SCS starting at 7pm CST on Thursday, August 27th. There will be contests, challenges, lots of chatter as well as a ton more samples shared by the Senior Design team members and our CenterStage Spotlight team too. We'd love to have you join us!

And now for the details on how I made my card..

I started by stamping the school jacket on Pure Luxury White cardstock and used Copics to color it, starting with B26. I kept mine simple, but you can color coordinate the jacket to match school colors, or a sports team colors, and even turn it into a letterman jacket using your number and alphabet stamps.

Added B24.

Added B21 and then used my blender pen to highlight the front just a tad.

On the sleeves, I used N7.

Then N5.

Added N3.

Then filled in with C1.

Used C1 and N7 on the collar and waist band.

For the basket ball hoop, I stamped the backboard and sentiment with Black Stazon and heat embossed with clear. Then I used Y14 on the rim, with E35 to add some shading.

For the backboard, I started with N5.

Added N3.

Then filled in with C3 and used my blender pen to lighten the center a bit. I'm afraid I didn't get a picture of the Copic I used on the net, but I think it was E31.

After coloring I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. To do this I used a Versa Mark pen to cover the entire image, so the embossing powder would have something to stick to. Then I cut the paper using a rectangle Nestabilities die and kept the paper in the die while sponging Vivid Tuscan Tan ink.

Then sponged a little Vivid Coffee Bean ink.

I added the basketball image from Sporty Accessories, starting with E37 around the outside.

Added E35.

Then went over the entire image with YR14 and followed with my blender pen to add some highlights.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss, a piece of Timeless Treasures digital paper, SU Bashful Blue and used a Soft Sand card base.

Thanks so much for coming. I hope you'll come back tomorrow for more peeks and then the release party at SCS. Have a great day!


Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy cow woman...these are spectacular. What awesome dimension and such creative designs.

emilymomto3boys said...

WOW! Those are just gorgeous! That jacket coloring just jumps right off the screen! Great job!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome Theresa. LOVE your coloring tutorial too!!! Fabulous designs as always!

Donna said...

ooh, what fabulous cards! I love how you layered all the images in Rupa's set creating so much depth!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh WOWZERS!!!!!! Oh the framed school images.....that is waaaaay cool!!!!!

Denise said...

Beautiful cards Theresa! I always love your coloring - you are so talented! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

redwasher1 said...

Wow!Theresa these are just fantastic!!

Betty Benton said...

Girl, you are so good! The coloring on both of your cards is fabulous!

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa these are both FABULOUS!! Love all the dimension to them. Great job!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa these are both FABULOUS!! Love all the dimension to them. Great job!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

OMGosh! These are simply amazing, Theresa! I could just stare at them for hours. Santa better bring me Copics so I can play!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Outstanding cards, Theresa! Amazing coloring and dimension! Thanks for always sharing how you do it - although I couldn't even come close!

Cammy said...

Two fantastic cards! Awesome coloring as usual and you must be a pro with an exacto knife! :)

Melanie said...

I love how many images you layered onto both these cards! spectacular tutorial as always, love how you go outside the lines when you're going to be cutting them out ;)FANtastic!!! :)

Norine said...

love them both and as always your coloring is great

buggin2stamp said...

Theresa, I want to be like you when I grow up. Seriously!! This is another fabulous tutorial. I love both of your cards. You are such a genius when it comes to putting so many images together and making them work so well together.

See you at the party. :o)

Dawn Frost said...

Wow awesome new set! I love the globe and microscope. Can't wait to see all of the new sets.

joy said...

Your step by step instructions and great pictures are the best! You make me feel like I can do it. Your cards are always so perfect and neat!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful job! Your coloring rocks!

Shannon said...

Just stunning!!!!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Theresa.
They are both amazing!!

Karen x

Jessica said...

**bows to the queen of stamping** - Theresa, I'm speechless... just stunning, stunning!!!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, these are fantastical, Theresa! You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful designs!

LOVE the new releases and thanks for the step-by-step coloring tutorials! You make it look sooooooooo dang easy ...

Tanya said...

These are both such wonderful cards!!! I love how you show your coloring...very cool!

Jenn said...

Thanks for sharing this and the steps to do it! Beautiful!