Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nevada Sunset

Goodmorning! Here is my third VSN challenge card. The challenge, Lucky Number Seven, was to use seven of something on your card/project. I used seven brads along the bottom of my card.

Here are the details...

I started by sponging my cardstock with So Saffron, then added Creamy Caramel around the edges and working in toward the center. Then I added Chocolate Chip right on the very edges.

I stamped both of the trees from Tree Silhouettes (Gina K) with Going Gray ink.

Next I created a mask from some post-it notes, by tearing the edges. I got this idea from Michelle Zindorf, who does it all the time. Using Post-it Notes saves time and effort, because they are already sticky and you don't have to use re-positionable tape to get them to stay in place.

Then I sponged Chocolate Chip and Basic Black ink to the foreground.

Stamped the trees again, this time with Memento Black.

Used Copic markers to create some shadows and define the horizon line.

I layered the image panel with Pure Luxury Black Onyx cardstock (Gina K), and So Saffron (Stampin' Up). The card base is Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss (Gina K).

Have a great day!

21 comments:

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Thresa! Really love the scene you created and brads you added look so good here!
Thank you for sharing your tutorial!

Tamara said...

This is gorgeous. I love the scenes you are able to create with just ink and stamps. This is a fabulous inspiration piece.

Anesha said...

This is a stunning card. Thanks for sharing. Anesha

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow this is so pretty! Would make a great "man" card!

6 wacky women said...

Wow Theresa...this is an awesome card.
I just love the colors and the scene you have created is amazing!!

Karen x

Beth S said...

Beautiful Theresa. Thanks for the tutorial as well. You just inspiring me.

Deb Neerman said...

OH. My. GOSH! This is stunning, Theresa! WoW! Those trees look soooo real ... love how you created the depth with the gray ink first. Another amazing card!!

craftimamma said...

Wow Theresa, I absolutely love this card. I'd really like to have a go at something similar so thank you for such a brilliant tutorial.

Lesley Xx

Tina Gilliland said...

What a great job!!! you did wonderful on all these challenges!!

Chelsea said...

gorgeous!!! Love your card!

Sharri Seffens said...

OMG! This is gorgeous Theresa! I took a peek at your other cards for the challenges and they were all fantabulous!

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous! Can I ask what colors of the Copics you used? Just nosey since I don't have any and want to get a couple to play with. It is not like I can even come close to your card but I can try! Thanks so much for sharing the card and the tutorial!

Chris R. from Iowa

Shirley said...

OMGosh, Theresa, it only needs one more thing! A real frame! Gogeous!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh you make the desert look fabulous Theresa!!!

strawberry fields said...

this is a beautiful card
fiona x

Gidget-Trish said...

WOW! This card is gorgeous and your tutorial is well done. Thanks so much.
Trish

Jennie said...

Lovely scene! Thanks so much for the step by step directions...I want to try this sometime.

Draygonflies said...

Again with the amazing stuff! Gifted just doesn't cover it. I love all your work!

Tee

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, it is amazing what you can do with a sponge and some ink :).

Rhonda Langley said...

Awesome card! Love how you stamped the trees in going gray to make the shadows!

Sally H said...

Wow! What a wonderful scene. Thanks for the tutorial. I love the atmosphere of this card. Hope you don't mind me CASing it on my blog.