Monday, July 30, 2012

Gina K New Release Preview Blog Hop

Hello! Today a few of our illustrators are showcasing their new stamp sets. My new stamp set is called Country Roads, and features image you would see driving out in the country. I designed this set to compliment one of my past stamp sets, Farm Life, but it will also work nicely with some of the images from Autumn Beauty.

For more inspiration from the GKD illustrators, be sure to check out these blog links...
Gina K
Beth Silaika
Becky Oehlers
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber (that's me!)

Tomorrow, at 11am Central, all the new stamp sets will become available at Gina K Designs and you can also pop over to StampTV for a fun release party!

To begin, I used the largest of Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Ovals LG, to cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock. Then I sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink. 

Sponged Memento Rose Bud.

Then sponged Memento Summer Sky.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

Sponged Memento Gray Flannel.

I masked the top with a sticky note, then sponged Memento Tuxedo Black.

Stamped the silhouette grass with Memento Gray Flannel.

Stamped the windmill with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I set that aside and stamped the truck on Pure Luxury White, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Began coloring with my B21 Copic marker.

Added B23.

Added B26.

Added C5 to shade and color the tires.

Added C3 to the tires, windows and bumper.

Added W5 to the tires. After coloring, I cut out the truck.

I layered with Pure Luxury In The Nave (cut with Spellbinders Labels 18) and used a Little Boy Blue card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). I used Spellbinders new Card Creator A2 Basics B to emboss a frame on my card base. The sentiment was cut out and adhered with Pop Dots. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful Monday! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jungle Head Tutorial

Hello there! I've got another tiki card today. I also used some of the new Spellbinders™dies on this card. 

To begin, I cut a pice of Pure Luxury card stock using a die template from the new Spellbinders Card Creator series, A2 Matting Basics B, then sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink. The new Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Card Creator Die Templates are amazing. They are sized to perfectly fit A2 sized cards for easy layering and perfect proportions.

Next, I sponged Memento New Sprout.

Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

I wanted some sun rays peeking through the jungle leaves, so I used sticky notes to expose a thin "V" and sponged very lightly with Bamboo Leaves again.

I repeated that process, creating several rays, until I got to the corner, where I just used one sticky note to expose the whole corner, then sponged again.

Here is how it looked after removing the sticky notes.

I stamped the split leaves using Memento Espresso Truffle. I removed the background from the die template and used sticky notes to mask the edges. The thickness of the metal dies can cause the image not to stamp right up to the edge, so I like to switch to sticky notes for this step.

I also stamped the palm frond a few times, using Memento Bamboo Leaves, but stamped off on scratch paper first to make the image lighter.

I used Copic markers to color, starting with YG97.

Added YG95.

Then filled in with YG91. I had planned to make my card as a landscape, but you can see from the finished photo that I wound up rotating the background onto it's side.

Next, I stamped the tiki head with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics, starting with W5.

Added W1.

Then added E31. After coloring, I cut out the image.

Using another Matting Basics die template, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Sandy Beach card stock and sponged around the edges with Memento Cantaloupe ink, while still in the die template.

I stamped one of the silhouette split leaves, in a random pattern, using Memento New Sprout ink.

Stamped the sentiment with Memento Espresso Truffle ink. Then, using another of the Matting Basics die templates, I used it as a guide to draw a frame around the edge, using a Memento Tuxdedo Black marker.

I added an additional layer of Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and Tan Leather card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). The three little flourish shapes peeking out are cut using a new Julianna Hudgins set for Spellbinders, called Jewel Flowers and Flourishes. 

I just love the perfect layering you can get with Spellbinders Card Creator die templates! I know a lot of stampers don't like measuring and cutting with paper trimmers and these new dies are going to be the perfect new tool to nearly eliminate the need to use a paper trimmer. Here is a link to all the new Card Creator die sets and here is a link to a fantastic video showing you how to use the Card Creator line.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back Monday with a peek at my next stamp set coming from Gina K Designs. Have a great weekend!