Friday, September 11, 2009

Autumn Beauty Blog Hop!


Hi and thank you for hopping along with the Gina K Team and friends for a special Autumn Beauty Blog Hop! My project tonight is a crimped envelope card. This is a fun project where you use an evelope to make a little pouch and tuck a little card inside. You can find all the details below.

Leave me a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win an Autumn Beauty stamp set. Contest ends Sunday night at midnight Pacific. I'll announce a winner on Monday.

How about some more inspiration?

I asked the following guest designers to join in on the blog hop tonight:
Pam Imholz
Karen Knegten
Jennie Harper
Melissa Shulz
Brenda Turner

These Gina K Designers are also sharing projects tonight on their blogs:
Gina Krupsky
Carolyn King
Emily Giovanni
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger

We even have some of our CenterStage Spotlight Designers joining in tonight:
Geri Utterback
Shelly Wilson
Tina Gilliland


And now the details...

I took a standard A2 envelope (the ones that fit 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch cards), sealed the flap down and then trimmed one side off at 1 1/4 inches.

Before crimping, I decorated the main pocket of the envelope. I sponged Pumpkin Pie ink on all sides.

Then stamped the swirly branch using Creamy Caramel ink. When stamping, it's important to keep track of which side the opening is (the side you cut), since that will now be the top of the card.

After stamping and sponging, I ran it through my crimper so that the lines would be vertical on my finished project. The crimping causes the envelope to shrink just enough, so that the 1 1/4 inch section that you trimmed off, will slide right over the crimped piece. If you crimp in the wrong direction, the top won't fit.

The over all size of the insert is 4 by 4 1/4. I added two layers, scaling them down slightly for a layered look. I used Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss, Pumpkin Spice and Ivory.

I used Copics to color the images, starting with YR07.

Added YR12.

Finished the petals with Y23. As you can see I didn't bother staying in the lines, since I knew I would be cutting this image out.

For the center, I added YR07.

Then filled in most of the center with E37, leaving just a few spots white for highlights.

Then I used Y23 for the highlighted areas.

Used YG03 for the leaves and stem.

Added YG93.

Then blended with YG93.

I colored all of the sunflowers the same way. I added the sentiment in the corner and decorated the top piece with a ribbon and three tiny sunflowers. Then I tucked in the insert and slid the top on.

Thanks for hopping! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win this stamp set. Have a great day!

110 comments:

Melanie said...

love the crimped pouch! great project!

Lori said...

Thanks for the tutorial Theresa!! Your work is stunning!! I just received this set today, can't wait to play!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhhh I love this!!! I forgot about the crimped envelope technique! This is soooooo pretty!!!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely STUNNING Theresa!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous set. I love everything about autumn. I love all the cards I've seen.

Jennie said...

Theresa, I love your crimped envelope! Beautiful sunflowers and background you did. I have got to try this and thanks for all of the tips in making it. :o)

Pattyb said...

What a gorgeous set! I love it! And Autumn is my favorite time of the year, too. The colors are just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the set.

Blessings
Pat

Denise said...

This is a beautiful set and I just love the cards you've shown.
I also greatly appreciate the tutorial which you've made very easy to understand and follow.
THANK YOU

buggin2stamp said...

Your sunflowers are so gorgeous. Your crimped envelope is so cool. Thanks for inviting me to hop along with you. :o)

Deb H said...

Your new stamp set is just gorgeous. Autumn has always been my favorite time of the year. Your card design with the crimped envelope is so different and oh so pretty!

Deb H

Anita said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. I enjoy seeing your tutorials each day.

karen said...

Beautiful project!!!! Love the sunflowers!!

Betty Benton said...

Autumn Beauty is a gorgeous set, Theresa! Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win one! I've been enjoying all the projects made with this set and particularly liked the one of your mom's tonight with all those pumpkins for sale!

Misti said...

WOW!!! Theresa your coloring is amazing!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

Anonymous said...

Love this set. Your crimped envelope is gorgeous. Really
appreciate the tutorials. Check out
your lovely creations each day.
Gladys R.

linda patti tpatti@windstream.net said...

sunflowers are my favorite! great tutorial and thanks for a chance to win!

Mary said...

Your card is beautiful Theresa. But then all of yor cards are. Thanks for the crimped envelope tutorial. Your Autumn Beauty stamp set is a beauty for sure.

Mary

kim.mom said...

Love Love Love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Maria Levine said...

Fun stuff!! OH crimping, that is awesome. I just came across my crimper the other day and thought I should use it. Your tutorials rock. Love your set.

Payne Holler Cards said...

I've never seen this done before! love learning new stuff..this is a beauty (and can you pop a few bows over my way!!) beautiful job! on to the hop :)))
Linda

Tink said...

I would LOVE to win this Beautiful set!

valken said...

I am very thankfull and I think these stamps are way to cool. Would love to color them

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Woweeeee!!!!!! I LOVE the tutorial!!! The red on the petals is just stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

just looove the crimped envelope...just beautiful! I enjoyed the tutoral too!
Joan

Theresa said...

Love this set. Your card is so beautiful. I learn so much from your tutorials. Thanks

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful stamp set you created! I love your project with the crimped envelope technique. I have never tried it, but after checking out your tutorial I think I'll try.
Kheila

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love this sunflower, and thanks so much for detailing exactly how you did it! I do appreciate those blogs that show details! And a chance to win, Wow!

Janet S said...

Wow, love the project you featured on your blog. The sunflowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win a set of these beautiful stamps.

sandyh said...

love the crimped envy project! what a cool idea! and the stamp set is wonderful!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Jan Castle said...

Great tutorial and card!!! The crimping really makes it different!
Jan Castle castle77@comcast.net

Terri E. said...

Your work is stunning as always.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

ginalovesdave said...

What a beautiful card made with beautiful stamps! Thanks for a chance to win them! Gina

Bluemoon said...

This is a kewl new idea, love your envie and card and this great new set. Yesss, I'd luvvv to win it! TFS :)

AG said...

What a cute idea! Gorgeous card! Have a great weekend!
~Angie

Debbie said...

You've captured the fall season in my heart. Your stamps are just perfect and I love what you have done with them. I should be getting my set any day now and I can't wait to use them.

Carina said...

Can this stamps come to me in Sweden? I like them very much. The fall season is my favorit.

Janice M said...

What a cool technique! Thanks for the tutorial. Love your cards!

Mary said...

I love this card! And a beautiful project! Thank you for doing the tutorial, I know those take alot of work to put together and it is really appreciated.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and for all the hard work that goes into designing your sets!
Congratulations!

JessicaK said...

Oooh, I hadn't seen the crimped technique - it looks great! And I love your new set. It looks perfect for this card - amazing coloring.

vdutchr said...

Another successful Blog Hop! As per expected (haha) your work is outstanding and your stamp set is awesome!! Congrats!

Linda SS said...

Your Autumn designs are just stunning and so versatile! It's a beautiful set - thanks for the chance to win it.

Cheri Howard said...

How beautiful! I love the extra texture you gave the envie with the crimper - gotta try that one!

Anesha said...

Lovely image and beautifully coloured as always. Great idea as well. Anesha

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow~ this is beautiful. I heard about making card with an envelope but didn't know how to make it. Theresa, thanks for your kind tutorial that is very easy to follow as always.

Sonja said...

Wonderful project Theresa - what a great idea using the crimper.
Thanks for all inspiration and for the opportunity to win the stamp set.

Granny P said...

Another beautiful project. Thanks for the tutorial especially the copics step by step. Must see where I've buried my crimper.

Vicki T. said...

When I grow up I want to be like you!! This is the neatest thing I have seen. Thanks

Deanna said...

Nice idea to alter the envelope. I love the result of both parts. What a wonderful stamp set.

Cathy said...

Hi Theresa, I love your crimped pocket envelope and it is perfect for this beautiful project :) Love it!!!

chris pethers said...

love the envelope .
Even tho I'm in the UK all of the images on the stamp set are just as relevant for my Autumn over here.
Stunning

Matilde said...

The sunflowers look incredible - thanks for showing the coloring technique! Love the stamp set. Thanks.

Sharon W. said...

I love all of your work and thanks for the chance to win this great set.

Teresa said...

What a gorgeous card! I love fall - and these images capture the season so well! Great job!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous crimped envelope card, Theresa! Awesome coloring, as always! Such a wonderful fall project! Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic set!

Jenny McGee said...

I love your project and the stamp set. I seem to love Fall stamps a lot lately. Thanks for a chance to win.

Carole said...

Great card and what a really fun project! This stamp set realy exemplifies all that I love about Fall. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pat Bowman said...

Oh what a spendid autumn card! The colors on this are stunning - and this card is so creative!

jonim52 said...

This set is fabulous and I love your coloring tutorial. I am definitely going to follow this one. Thanks for the fabulous fall ideas!

Jennifer B said...

I definitely am bookmarking this page! Excellent tutorials and a great fun project!

T Oliver said...

I love making the crimped pouches. The colors and stamps you used on this one just screams fall. My favorite time of year. A beautiful card.

T Oliver said...

I love making the crimped pouches. The colors and stamps you used on this one just screams fall. My favorite time of year. A beautiful card.

Lisa T said...

Wow, I *love* the new set! It's a very versatile mix of images. Great sample card! I would love *love* to win this set! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Theresa! You know, I always forget about doing the techniques that I present to the TLC group...how strange is that. You have really inspired me with this great card...so full of awesome autumn colors and rich texture. LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial. It was great to get to see how it was done.
Nan

Selma said...

This is gorgeous Theresa. I have never made this type card. Autumn Beauty is such a fabulous set.

Justine said...

Crazy Creative I tell ya, this is so gorgeous. Love your beautiful stamps and what you have done with them. I so need to win this

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful! I love checking your blog each day. I love autumn and this stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win.
Chris R.

Janet L. said...

Love the set of leaves! They're just right for the season which is coming really early here this year! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharri C said...

This is an amazing set! I love the sunflowers in your sample. Thanks for the great set and ideas. SharriC

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card and stamp set. You are amazingly talented. Thanks for the fun hop and chance to win.

Darla said...

Stunning!! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

sndy1 said...

I just luv sunflowers so of course your card is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win!

Carol said...

Oh Theresa, I love this. I have made the envelope pouch before, but with this set it is sooo cool!

StampinDi said...

Really enjoyed the blog hop and looking at all the amazing samples made with your fantastic set! You have captured all the beauty of fall in this set. Thanks for the blog hop and a chance to win this set. Keeping my fingers crossed because I really want this set.

afancycat@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful...I just love fall stamp sets!

Sue D said...

Fall is my favorite time of year and sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. Great project--love the crimping!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Hi... First time here... LOVE..LOVE...LOVE the card and this envie... Thanks for sharing...
Faith

paradise45 said...

I love your stamp set!!! Your card is awesome...the crimped paper really sets it off. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Lori said...

A very spectacular project! You rock Theresa. Hope I win, I haven't ordered this set yet, still trying to decide which one of your sets I like the best, it's hard!

Marsha said...

I'm loving the sunflowers - the colors are gorgeous. Wish I could create like this !

Anonymous said...

Love your crimped envelope card!
Thanks for sharing your talent!
Thanks for a chance for the beautiful stamp set! Diane H.

Anonymous said...

Your Autumn set is beautiful and I appreciate the chance to win it. I so enjoy the blog hops and being introduced to so many talents. TFS. I qualify only for the Anonymous identity but the name is Pat Jandacek (just in case I really win)!

Elaine said...

A really beautiful stamp set, love sunflowers and the scarecrow. Thank you for the tutorial

Audrey said...

What a wonderful card and a neat way to make an envelope! Lovely fall colors! I would love a chance to win your stamping set! Thanks! Audrey B.

Anonymous said...

Hi...tysooooo much for the tutorial...your work is lovely! Yes, I would love a chance to win this...luv the flowers...its soooooo pretty! ty for a chance..Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

Carolyn King said...

Fabulous Theresa!!! love it...and love your amazing set (obviously dont count this :) )

Cindy H. said...

What a fabulous stamp set! Not only are the images well done, everything - including the sentiments - coordinates SO WONDERFULLY! There are so many ways to use this set! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Lorraine said...

Theresa, that's absolutely beautiful. Love the colours, the crimping....everything. :o)

Brenda said...

Gorgeous, what a prefect project for you set. Congrats on another fabulous set.

Anonymous said...

I have just discovered your blog and i love all the step by step instructions, especially the copic coloring. Your artwork is beautiful.

~ jess k

joy said...

I love it when you give us such specific instructions on using our copics! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Cynthia said...

As always, your coloring is Fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial, Theresa. Love the detailed design of your new set.

scrappintlc said...

Just beautiful as always. I love that you include how you colored everythign too. Always inspiring.

Stampin' Pam said...

Wowza Theresa - first off I just finished the entire blog hop and I was blown away by the magnificent creations with your set - what a fantastic artist you are. 2nd I just am WOWED by your crimped envie set - the details in your work are so perfect T. The project just lights up the room with your sponging and perfect bow tying. Love the card inside and tickled with the sunflowers - on the main envie but also the 3 little ones on the top - you thought of it all!

Lori said...

that is a very cute way to use that pattern. I have used that same pattern and made a snowman and his top hat and then tucked hot chocolate packet into pocket.

Your version would be cute with a packet of seeds tucked in it.

JPScraps said...

Great tutorial in using the copics. Love the sunflowers. Your cards are beautiful!

Aznewmom said...

Oh my! I just LOVE those flowers. They are sooo pretty. Thanks for a chance to win this set.
I'd be so happy to have it.
Cheers,
Stacy

Donna said...

Hi Theresa,
As usual your card is just stunning. I love the flowers and your colors are just so fall. Thanks for the chance to win!

sandie carter said...

This looks great - love the crimped look and those beautiful sunflowers.

Thanks for the chance to win this great set.

marcia m said...

Wow Theresa! I am impressed and a little overwhelmed with your talent, your great ideas and of course your creativity. Thank you for sharing everything and giving us the chance to win this fantastic stamp set.

Blankiefinder said...

Your Autumn stamp set is gorgeous! Love the coloring tutorial, too. Copics scare me, I can't decide if I want to buy more of them, or stick with my Prismacolor pencils.

craftieodamae said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Each and everyone, I love the way you explain every step you take to create such gorgeous cards!

Anonymous said...

Your tutorial is great and I love the card. Have a great day. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Wow, Theresa! This is gorgeous...sunflowers are probably my favorite flowers, especially coloring them. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial!

Susie said...

What a great tutorial! I love the step by step photos. Very helpful!! And a fabulous card too!!
Susie

NinaB said...

Beautiful, as always, Theresa. I tried sponging a couple of times this week and they ended up a BIG mess. Yours always look fabulous.

Karinn said...

Wow! what a lovely tutorial! I love visiting the guest designers' blogs too - how fun. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful set.

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous project, Theresa! I love this concept and am so glad you showed how easy it is to make!! Your sunflowers are stunning!!

Deebi27 said...

OMG, your card...I used that Crimped Envelope technique idea from SCS Inking for 45 bridal shower invitations for my daughter's upcoming wedding back in April. It got lots of compliments...I LOVE that technique and your card is awesome! Thank you!

Aron said...

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! I just love this stamp set, it was beautifully designed to capture all of the wonder of fall!