Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gina K Preview - Blessed Is The Season and Versatile Verses

Hello stampers! It's the fourth and final day of previews for Gina K Designs and we have two more wonderful stamp sets to show you today. First up is a wonderful new holiday stamp set called Blessed Is The Season. This is a special StampTV set and Gina will be doing a series of Christmas In July videos featuring it.

I stamped the snowflakes using Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged around the flakes to make them stand out. The sentiment is from Blessed Is The Season, also.

Next up is the new Free With Three set, Versatile Verses. You get this wonderful sentiment set free if you purchase three other stamp sets! It comes with several greetings and verses that fit perfect inside the oval, or you can use the greeting separate from the verse to have one inside and one outside your card.

For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed today, check out these designer's links:

We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party Thursday night starting at 7 pm central on StampTV. There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month. See you then for all the fun!

I used some images from Aloha to accent. I stamped the Plumeria flower and colored with Copics, starting with RV29.

Added RV23.

Added RV21 and used my blender pen to soften the transition to highlights.

For the leaves, I first colored with YG03, added YG95 for shading and then used my blender pen to push in some highlights. After coloring, I cut out the image and then stamped/colored the smaller Plumeria flower the same way.

Next I stamped and colored the coconut drink. I colored the flower the same way as the first one above, then started with YR07 on the little umbrella.

Added Y17.

Then I filled in with Y21 and used YR02 to make some lines to indicate pleats.

Used B02 on the inside of the drink and YR000 on the straw and to add a little shading to the white part of the coconut. On the outside of the coconut, I started with E57 around the edges. .

Added E35.

Filled in with E53.

Used my blender pen to lighten the highlights and used E57 to deepen the shadows.

I stamped the oval, from Versatile Verses and cut it out using my oval Nestabilities (second largest oval from Large Classic Ovals set). Then I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while it was still in the die.

I used my YG03 Copic to color in the narrow band around the edge.

Then I stamped the greeting/verse on the oval. I used an acrylic block with guidelines, making it easy to line up the image on the block and then line it up on the oval. If you don't have guidelines on your acrylic blocks, you can make little notches, centered between the greeting and verse, to make it easier to line up the image over the oval when stamping.

To make the background, I sponged Memento Cantaloupe and then embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. Then I sponged over the dots lightly.

I layered with Pure Luxury Sweet Mango cardstock and adhered the cut out images with Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you at the party. Have a great day!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

FABulous snowflake design!!!! And OHHH I used the same verses, but I love your Hawaiian theme!!!!

Kary said...

Love your cards!!! Both of them are lovely but I really really like the coconut!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ooooooooo... LOVE that Christmas card!!!! Great idea to put the sentiment on the front like that and I love the sparkle!! ANOTHER wonderful sentiment stamp and love the coloring on the birthday card!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa! I love the embossed snowflakes with the icy blue background! Fab design to pair the birthday sentiment with your new set!

catdidit said...

Oh I am loving how you sponged around the snowflake image, too cool! And your stamp set makes perfect embellies too!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Embossing resist is such a great technique. Your birthday card is as warm as a tropical sunset.

Jessica said...

Simply gorgeous, Theresa!! LOVE both of your cards!

Lori said...

Peaceful Christmas card and FUN birthday card!