Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Snowman Celebration

Hello. It's time for a new Gina K Designs release party and you're invited. The party will be tonight in at StampTV from 7-9pm Central. There will be chatting, challenges, contest questions and all the new stamp sets will be revealed. The card above is a sneak peak at my new set, called Celebrate The Season. It, along with all the new sets will be available tonight at 9pm from Gina K Designs.

I stamped the  snowman using Memento Tuxedo Black ink  and colored with Copics, starting with R27 on the scarf and YR07 on the nose.

Filled in the scarf with R22.

I used E29 on the twig arms, then used N7 to start coloring the hat.

Added N5.

Added N3, then used my blender pen to smooth in the highlight.

For the body, I started with C5.

Added C3.

Then added C1. I used my blender pen to smooth out the highlights again. After coloring, I cut out the snowman.

For the background, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White to 3.75 by 5 inches. Then I sponged using Memento Summer Sky ink, with my Jumbo Sponge Dauber.

Sponged Memento Danube Blue.

Then sponged Memento Paris Dusk.

I stamped one of the branches using Stazon Jet Black ink. 

I cut wavy lines on some more white card stock and then sponged using Memento Summer Sky and Danube Blue. The longer piece is 5 inches wide, the same as the larger background.

On the longer piece, I stamped the sentiment using Stazon Jet Black for "Celebrate" and Memento Paris Dusk for "The Season."

I ran my Versa Marker along the wavy edge of both pieces so my embossing powder would stick, then heat embossed with my Ranger Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder.

I adhered the two snowbank layers with Pop Dots and layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx. The card base is Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White and the finished card size is 5.5  by 4.25 inches.

Thanks for stopping by. The GKD team will have inspiration hops all week using the new stamp sets. Have a great day!


Auntie Em said...

Such a cute card and an awesome tutorial! I am taking my first copic class next week. I will have to come back here for some practice.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Melanie said...

love the bg and glittery hills, this is a GREAT set, congrats!

Julia Sáddi said...

Hi Theresa!
Beautiful Snow Card!!! Love it!
theresa, thanks to you my Jumbo Sponge Dauber plus other Gina K goodies have arrived here in Brazil yesterday! thanks for sharing the tips!
xox Julia Sáddi

catdidit said...

Gorgeous T!! I am so loving this set, it rocks!

Sheree said...

Wow!! This card is adorable! You make everything look so easy and I love checking out all of your projects!

Ravengirl said...

Awww, he's really sweet! I missed the whole party, but I'll go and check out your new set!

Crystal Velvet said...

I have featured your lovely snowman card tutorial on my christmas craft blogh

Nanc said...

love love love the snowman

Nancy said...

Love this card! I especially like how you did the snow drifts. So pretty!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards...I love to see yours because your coloring is so fabulous. Thanks again for sharing your coloring expertise!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

love the embossed edges

NJMullins said...

Beautiful work and tutorials

Laura's New Place said...

Your cards, your coloring is great!

SandyK said...

beautiful snowman card. Loved how you did the snow drifts and colored in the snowman.