Thursday, October 20, 2011

Strength and Hope

Hello! Tonight is the new release for Gina K Designs and here is a peak at my new stamp set, Strength and Hope. The release party is at StampTV tonight from 7 to 9 pm Central and immediately following the party, all the new stamps and products will become available in the online store. 

To begin, I stamped the lily/ribbon image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, starting with RV19. 

Added RV25. 

Added RV23. 

Then filled in with R81.

For the flowers I started with YR02. 

Added YR000. 

Added RV23 to the base of the petals. 

Then added a tiny bit of RV25 at the base of the petals. I also added some "freckles" with the same marker by just barely touching the tip of the marker to the petals. 

I added a drop shadow to the image using C3.

Used oval Nestabilities to cut out the image, then sponged around the edges with Memento Angel Pink. 

Then I sponged very lightly with Memento Rose Bud ink. I actually didn't ind up my sponge dauber, but instead used the residual ink left of the sponge from previous use. 

For the embossed background, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock to 2 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. I placed it on my Scor-Pal at an angle and scored every 1/2 inch. Then I rotated the paper 180 degrees and scored every 1/2 inch again, creating the harlequin pattern. 

After scoring, I turned over the card stock and sponged on the raised side using Memento Angel Pink ink. Next, I sponged very lightly with Memento Rose Bud.  (sorry, I didn't get a photo of that step).

I layered with Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and used Innocent Pink to create my 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch card base. The sentiment is stamped directly on the card base. I used Pop Dots to adhere the layers to the card base. 

I also used my Star Dust Glitter pen  to add some sparkle to the flowers. You can't see it well in the other photos, but you can see it a bit in this close up.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Products I used on this card... (sorry the Strength and Hope stamp set isn't listed, but will be available later tonight from Gina K Designs)


richardbreaks said...

Theresa, this is a beautiful card, and from the sneak peeks I've seen, a beautiful set!

Hey, would you share how you get the product images that you list? I love this idea, and would like to use it on my own blog. Thanks!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card!

lakergirl said...

Hey- I just bought 2 sets last week...NOW another wonderful cause & set to look forward too!!! Love your card design know I love all the ones you do. What a wonderful person you are to acknowledge the Pink Ribbon & Breast Cancer Awareness~ My Mom is a survivor & I have many family members who have had to deal with this so I am always remindful of my Mamograms~~~ Thanks for your contribution...Kim

Ravengirl said...

This is darling! I love the way you colored those lilies!

Sharon Caudle said...

Theresa, this is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and love how you cross hatched the paper and hightlighted the embossing. Love it!
hugs, Sharon

Marcy H. said...


Carlotta Vachon said...

nice job. These czads are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

miatagal said...


Two beautiful cards. Strength and Hope is an amazing stamp set and for such a good cause!

SandyK said...

Wonderful tutorial and I love the card.

Nana said...

Hermoso trabajo.

Theresa said...

Love the cards, keep em coming

Lagene said...

Beautiful stamp set! Gorgeous cards & thanks for the tutorials!