Friday, March 27, 2009

Friend to Friend

Happy Friday! I just received an order from Flourishes that I split with my mom. She ordered Home Tweet Home, so I got to play with it real quick before she came for her goodies.

Here is how I made the card...

I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink, on Pure Luxury White cardstock from Gina K. Then I colored all the leaves with Copic marker YG03.

Then I used YG93 to go over the center and lower part of each leaf.


Finally, I used YG95 to add shadow to the very center of each leaf, then used GY03 to blend the colors.

For the birdhouse, I used B00, B02, B04 and C3. Then I used a Versa Mark pen to go over the entire image so I could heat emboss with clear embossing powder. When I do this technique with Copics, I am very careful to go over the lightest colors first and work darker with my pen, because I have found that the Versa Mark ink can smear the colors slightly.

To color the bird, I used Y21, Y23 and YR12 for the belly.

For the wings and head I used B00, B02 and B04. Then I cut out the bird and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

After embossing, I sponged the background with So Saffron all over, then added Creamy Caramel all around the edges, and just a touch of Chocolate Chip on the very edges.

I added a sentiment from Pocket Silhouettes (Stampin' Up) and scored on either side of it. Then I added some piercing under the sentiment and on the upper left corner, using the Mat Pack from Stampin' Up.

**Just a reminder about Donna's 3-D challenge on stampTV. There are still a few days to play and a great chance to win a free stamp set from Gina K. **

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend.

15 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful card luv the colours, so striking, sue.x

Elena said...

So beautiful, Theresa!
It is so nice to have Mom who is crafting as you are!

Gvendalen said...

Beautiful card, Theresa!

patti j. said...

Love the birds! With our forecast of possible snow accumulation (UGH) it's nice to open my mail and see something so springlike! Beautiful coloring! Does your momma blog too? I'd love to see her work!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa.
Every background you create just amazes me!! I love how you colored your images, the piercing is a perfect touch.

Karen x

Chelsea said...

this is gorgeous Theresa ... I love all the little details that you put into this!

Donna Baker said...

sweet to have a mother/daughter/sister stamping trio! your card is a beauty! thanks for mentioning my challenge!!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is beautiful...love the sponging!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhh........it's a gorgeous Eastern Bluebird!!!!!!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous! Love the coloring!

chelemom said...

This is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!! I am so glad you showed how you created this!!!: )

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Absolutely beautiful, Theresa. You are so talented and you always create such wonderful cards!

Hugs~Becky

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is fabulous, Theresa!!! Love those stamps and your color combination is da bomb!

Shirley said...

So warm and so beautifully Spring!

JediSergei said...

Beautiful card! Love how you colored the Bird!