Monday, August 3, 2009

Timeless Treasures Blog Hop---I'm Theresa's Guest Designer!!!

I am so EXCITED to be Theresa Momber's Guest Designer this month!!! I could hardly believe it when Theresa asked me, (when she was still creating this beautiful stamp set,) if I would be interested in being a guest designer for her new GinaK Designs Vintage theme set that she was doing? Uhh, YES...I love vintage...probably because I remember it :) You have no idea how hard it has been to keep my big mouth shut. I am so honored and humbled that Theresa thought I was talented enough to help showcase her newest set.

My first project for Theresa's Timeless Treasures Blog Hop, is a tri-fold shutter card:

I was able to use almost all of the stamps in Theresa's set for this card and I am really pleased with the way that it turned out. I saw a card on my friend Lynn Steven's blog, using this pattern, and I loved it and thought it would be perfect for this set. The tutorial for the card base can be found on SplitCoastStampers as it was the featured Wednesday tutorial this week.
All of the stamped images were colored with copic markers and cut out. The edges were all sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Tim Holtz mini flower and scroll masks were used for the smallest sections. The scalloped embossed hearts were cut out using the Spellbinders scalloped heart dies.
My next two projects come complete with a template download (if you want it) for the vest and dress bodice. With Grandparents Day coming up soon I thought it would be fun to create cards reminiscent of my Grandparents. My grandmother had a beautiful cameo pin and my grandfather wore a pocket watch in his vest pocket every day.

The vest, shirt, and tie were drawn by hand as one image and then colored with copic markers. The pocket was drawn the width of the pocket watch from Timeless Treasures and the keys were stamped separately, cut out and attached to the opposite pocket with the handkerchief. The pocketwatch is inserted into a slit I cut along the top pocket line. The pin stripes were drawn in with a micro .01 pen.
The background is a cuttlebug diamond pattern folder that I created using the negative ink technique. You could use the paisley folder and cut out the vest and lay it over a second print from the template. (there are two vest patterns on the template). The watch outline and chain were colored with a gold EK Metalic Writer pen. The white dots on the tie are white gel pen. Mounted all on Red Riding Hood SU cs and then black.
For Grandma I created the bodice card and the template is two parts, the bodice and the lace insert:
The beautiful cameo that Theresa created was colored with grey copic markers and the necklace base was edged with a gold metalic writer pen. The image was covered with Crystal Effects.
The lace insert was created using a cuttlebug lace folder and the neckline was punched with a one inch circle punch cutting a half circle for the bottom layer and 1 3/8 punch for the insert layer. The lace and vintage beads were added before the edge was trimmed by hand. You could use decorative edge scissors if you want.
The layer under the bodice is the script cuttlebug folder I love for vintage cards, sponged with distress ink and adding vintage lace at the top and bottom .
The bottom layer card base was created using the Tim Holtz large scroll mask and distress ink. A little ribbon, gold rimmed pearls, embossed butterflies with tiny pearl bodies and Grandma's card is ready to send.
I hope you like Theresa's beautiful vintage set Timeless Treasures as much as I do and I can't wait to see what everyone else creates with this beautiful set. The templates for the vest and bodice are zip folders that can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

Vest Template

Bodice Template

To see even more inspiration from Theresa's gorgeous Timeless Treasures stamp set, please visit Theresa Momber's blog. Leave Theresa a comment on her blog for a chance to win a Timeless Treasures set.
Theresa has also asked her mom -Geri Utterback to take part in the blog hop
as well as these GinaK's Senior Design Team members:
Melanie Muenchinger
Cindy Lawrence
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
and our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team members:
Brenda Turner
Shannon Bracken
Sue Morris
Sue Walsh


Theresa Momber said...

Cathy, you rock!!! I LOVE these fantastic projects. Thank you for sharing your fabulous templates, too!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my goodness Cathy - I can totally see why Theresa picked you to highlight this fabulous new set - your creations are out of this world amazing. I love the vest and bodice and was BLOWN away by the multi fold card. ROCK ON girl!!!

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Jennie said...

Congrats Cathy on being Theresa's Guest Designer!!!! Love your projects, the shutter card is AMAZING and the other two cards are FANtasTIC! Great job, you are rockin this stamp set :o)))

Misti said...

Your projects are awesome!!! WOW!!!

redwasher1 said...

Cathy congratulations on being Theresa's guest designer and your cards are just fabulous and I can see why she wanted you. Geri

Tina Gilliland said...

Beautiful, Cathy!! GREAT job on all of them. Congrats on bein GD for Theresa... she picked a good one for this set.

JessicaK said...

Congrats on T's GD status! These are amazing. I LOVE that tux card too. I've got to try it out. Beautiful job with the new set.

Brenda said...

THUD!!! I love your projects Cathy they are amazing and awesome!!
Congrats on being Theresa's Guest Designer this month. When she told me that you would be GD for this set I knew you would do a fantastic job, and did you ever!!

Congrats again and I am looking forward to seeing what else you have to show us.

"Tillymint" said...

Cathy all your cards are great - love how you've used templates for the vest and gorgeous top to showcase the cameo - I know you'll enjoy working with Theresa and this set how could you not!!!! Congratulations

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow wow wow, Cathy-i.e.QOC you have been busy, your designs are a huge success!!Congratulations on being the Guest designer,you deserve it!!! Isnt the trifold card fun? And your bodice card is just precious! I always enjoy seeing your creations. You really outdid yourself on this one!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh you have absolutely OUTDONE yourself!!! These are just amazing in detail and design Cathy!!!!

lisa808 said...

Congratulations on being guest designer!!! It's well deserved.

Your cards are fabulous. Thanks so much for the templates.

Juls said...

such stunning designs! Love them all! they are gorgeous!

JazzyH said...

Wow those are great. I love the way you colored.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...what an awesome job you did showcasing this set with all of these wonderfully creative projects.

StampinCathy said...

Wow this is just stunning and so inspiring.

lindal said...

Wow this is fantastic. I can see why Theresa selected you!

Donna Baker said...

WOW!! your templates/drawing is fantastic! I love the projects--Theresa sure made a great decision about picking you!

Shannon said...

So elegant! The vest is just amazing!!

catdidit said...

OMG Cathy! What awesome projects! I love everyone of them, especially the vest and bodice ones, sooo very creative! You ROCK!

Mary said...

All of the crads that you made using the Timeless Tresures set are beautiful.


Jessica said...

Congrats on being Theresa's DT gal this month, Cathy! You are such a rock star designer as your blog post shows today! Great job!!!!

Bonnie B said...

Awesome project. Something I will definitely try. Love your blog.

stampqueen said...

I love what you have done with these cards!!!!! They are very beautiful!!!