Tuesday, July 7, 2009

On Your Specail day

Good morning! This is a tri-fold card that I made using Melanie Muenchinger's new set, Arranged With Love. I used just a portion of the large background stamp to create the side panel that opens up to the right. Then the left side opens up to the left.

Here are the details...

I started by stamping the large flower stamp with Versa Mark ink, then heat embossing with clear.

Cut around the flowers on the right side.

Sponged farily lightly with Bashful Blue ink.

I used Copics to add some color to the flowers. Sorry I missed a few coloring photos. I started with B23 in the deepest parts of the flower, then came in with B21 and B41 working my way out.

For the leaves, I wanted a very subtle green. I first saturated the leaf using my blender pen, then added a bit of G21 near the center, the I came back with the blender pen to lighten the green. In the photo above you can see the one on the right is after the application of the green and and the one on the left is after I lightened with the blender pen.

After coloring, I added a layer of Almost Amethyst, cutting around the shape of the flowers. I also added a small magnet under each of the roses, between the layers, to help the card stay closed later.

For the cardbase, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White lengthwise at 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4, then again at 8 5/8. I then trimmed the last section down to about 3/4 inch so that it would hide behind the flower panel.

Made a sentiment panel by cutting a piece of cardstock with my rectangle Nestabilities, then sponged with Bashful Blue while it was still in the die to create a white border. The sentiment was stamped with Lavender Lace ink.

For the left panel, I sponged a piece of Pure Luxury White with Bashful Blue ink then dry embossed it using my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I added a few magnets under the right side, then layered with Almost Amethyst paper. Added a bow, then the sentiment.

On the inside, I stamped the rose, from A Year of Flowers, in Bashful Blue, twice, masking after the first time. I layered that with Bashful Blue cardstock and adhered to the center.

I adhered the flower panel to the 3/4 inch flap on the right. The magnets from that panel are attracted to the magnets on the left panel and keep the card closed.

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a stampy day!

17 comments:

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous.. I love the colors.

Cathy said...

Theresa, this is absolutely beautiful. You never cease to amaze me!!!

Sandra said...

Gasp - beautiful! Thanks for the step by step!
Sandra

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my what a beautiful beautiful creation and how wonderful to see the step by step pictures you are one awesome and talented crafter.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Donna Baker said...

what a gorgeous card! I love the pretty ribbon/blue & white theme!

Patti J. said...

Theresa, Beautiful! Love your ingenious design, and again, your tutorial just rocks! Gosh, you'd think I'd have learned something by now.... Hope sis is having a good vacation!

Donna said...

You never fail to amaze and inspire me. This is absolutely beautiful! I really need to learn more from you! I'm in awe.

Betty Benton said...

Theresa -- You have created a masterpiece! This is such a lovely card. Thanks for taking the time to share instructions with us. You're the best!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Just taking in every instruction you so generously give us. Can't wait to try this card - will need to print and have your instructions in front of me LOL
thank you for sharing!!

Linda

Judy Covey said...

Theresa, this card is absolutely beautiful! I'm amazed at how perfectly you cut out the mat underneath the flowers. Everything about the card is fabulous. Thanks again for the tutorial.

Norine said...

just beautiful and thanks for the tut will have to give it a try
Hugs
Norine

Marimer said...

Maravilloso trabajo, super delicado y muy elaborado. Enhorabuena. Saludos

Elena said...

I agree with everybody - this card is a masterpiece!

lisa808 said...

So pretty. Love the shades of blue.

I nominated you for a blog award. You can check it out here:

http://craftingwithprincesslisa.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-second-blod-award.html

Anonymous said...

Man this is just gorgeous! You make it look and sound so easy......

6 wacky women said...

WOW!! Gorgeous card, Theresa.
From the fold to your sponging, the colors...everything about it is absolutely beautiful!!

Karen x

Scrubbysue said...

This is simply beautiful. A gift in itself!