Sunday, December 13, 2009

Merry Snowpeople

Today there is a very special Gina K Designs blog hop, featuring the brand new Gina K Card Kit Club Design Team. I was so excited (and a little star struck) when I saw who is on this amazing team. These talented ladies will be sharing projects today, using the card kits that Jessica has designed.

Be sure to stop by their blogs for some great inspiration.
Colleen Schaan is using my set. Yep, the Colleen Schaan. Seriously!

My card today for two challenges. The first is the Featured Stamper challenge at SCS. This is the card I chose for inspiration. Participants were to change at least two things. I changed...

Different snowmen.
Changed layout.
Used snowflake stamps instead of punches.
Didn't use CB folders.

The other challenge this is for, is the Copic Creations challenge to color snow/snowpeople. Here are the details on how I made my card...

I started by stamping the snowpeople, from Winter Friends, with Memento Tuxedo black ink and then used Copics to color. First, I used C3 along the edges of the head and body.

Added C1.

To give them a bit of a blue tinge, I added B00, then used my blender pen to push back the color from the center, softening the transition from plain paper to where I colored.

On the snowman's hat, I started with N7.

Added N5.

Added N3.

Added N1, then again used my blender pen to push back the color from the highlighted area.

For the vest, I started with B26.

Added B23.

Filled in with B21.

For his scarf, I started with G28 around the edges.

Filled in with G21 and then used my blender pen to push some highlights back in.

I used the same markers to color the snowwoman's clothing. I used YR07 for the noses and R22, R24 & R29 for the present.

For the background I first masked off the bottom with torn Post-it Notes, then sponged Bashful Blue ink (SU).

Sponged Ballet Blue ink (Su).

I moved the masks and sponged a little more Bashful Blue in the foreground for snowbanks, then sponged Vivid Inky Blue, heavy on top and lightly around the edges on the bottom.

Put the masks back and stamped the trees from Life is Good.

Added some shadows with C1 and some snow on the trees with an opaque white gel pen.

I stamped a snowflake with white pigment ink in the sky. Layered with Pure Luxury In the Navy cardstock and used a heavy base weight white cardbase. The sentiment is from Holiday Greetings, one of the stamp sets in the Holiday Cheer StampTV kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a happy Monday!!!


Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is adorable! I love it! What a cute image!

Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is totally adorable.
Clare x

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

All your cards are just your style. Thanks for the inspiration.


Marimer said...

Es preciosa esta tarjeta, como siempre de cine, Bss

Stampin_melissa said...

Such a wonderful card Theresa! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us each step. It helps tremendously for us visual learners! I realize it is much more time consuming for you. I do have a question, when you use those large daubers, so you have one per color or do you use one for multiple colors? I recently purchased two, but not sure if I should write the name of the color I used or just clean them (somehow) and use with another color. Thanks again for such wonderful tutorials!

Becky said...

Another stunning creation. Thanks for sharing with us.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I am always inspired by your wonderful creations.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love it!!!!

Banu said...

Theresa, Beautiful card. Thanks so much for the tutorial as well...I was very inspired by your card and had to make one myself. I did not have this particular stamp set from GKD(!!How did that happen).. Anyways, I used a digital image from MFT and here is my card,

Thanks so much for inspiring us.

colleen said...

OMG... what an adorable card!!! I love this! The tutorial is amazing too... thanks for sharing that with us.

And you are too cute... I'm just amazed and thrilled to be using YOUR images!

TonyaA said...

Wonderful technique and card. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings, peace, and love to you,

Carol said...

This is the most awesome card! You are just so amazing.....I love ALL your work, I can feel your heart and love of color in each one. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Knecht said...

Your snowmen scene is adorable!

Lilian said...

Wowee! That is just gorgeous work! Thanks for the tutorial & for joining the Copic Creations challenge! Happy Holidays!

Lori said...

Oh, I just love this card! Your snow people are adorable.

Elena said...

Very cute card! Really love how you colored snowman!

Mimi H. said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. I needed help in coloring my snowman images. Love your step by step. Please keep it up.