Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Treasured Heirlooms

Happy Tuesday! I have another card from the release party last week. I used images from Life is Good and a sentiment from Sweetest Memories for this card. Here are the deets...

I started by sponging very lightly with Blush Blossom (SU). Next, (not pictured) I sponged lightly, around the Blush Blossom, with Pretty in Pink (SU).

Sponged with Almost Amethyst.

Sponged Lavender Lace.

Next, I used Post-it Notes to mask off the bottom and top of the cardstock. For the top masks, I tore the edges to make the horizon look a bit hilly. Then I sponged Basic Black on the uncovered area.

Next, I used the Direct to Paper technique. Using Vivid Inky Blue and Purple ink pads, I gently swiped the ink pads from the edge, inward. I followed that up with a bit of sponging around the edges with the same two colors.

I used the tree lined bank stamps from Life is Good along my horizon line. Since I'm too lazy to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig if I don't have to, I trimmed my stamp to show where the midpoint of the stamp is. That made it easy to line up along my horizon line.

Here is how it looked after stamping.

Since I wanted a silhouette look, I used my black Copic to fill in the top portion of the image and N7 for the bottom (reflection).

Sponged a bit of Basic Black along the bottom.

Stamped the cattails from Life is Good in the foreground.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Sweetest Memories. I layered with Pure Luxury White & Black Onyx and used a Vibrant Violet cardbase.

Thank you for visiting. I hope your day is filled fun and stamping!

24 comments:

Sue said...

oh wow hun
that is totally beautiful, your so very clever i luv your work and how you show us how you made it. Stunning creation, sue.x

Michelle VP said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for the step by step process you used to make the card. :) Love those shades all blended together with the reflection. :)

Patti said...

I don't know how you do it.... each card gets prettier and prettier! You rock GF!

Jen Shults said...

Holy cow this is gorgeous. Your sponging is just beyond fantastic. I love all of your cards... and your tutorials are just amazing as well. :D

Lori said...

Theresa, I think this is my favorite! You are truly amazing and so generous to do the step by step.

catdidit said...

Dang girl this looks like a photograph!! OMG, so very awesome my friend! LOVE this!! Please sign and send to me! LOL!

Casmiles said...

WOW! Your step by step, and your precision are wonderful. What a beautiful card!

Deanna said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!! I love the colours you used. I thought for a minute I had clicked on Michele Zindorf's blog by mistake- You did a wonderful job on this scene!!!!

Elena said...

Amazing nature scene! Very-very beautiful card!

Payne Holler Cards said...

thud!!! no words...I know I'm gonna waste a ton of paper trying to case this!!!!

SandyK said...

Your card is fabulous! Love the purple tones.

creativearts said...

Amazing card! The stamped areas are so nice and the sponging is great! Picture perfect.

Karen W said...

I love it, it's awesome, I can't wait to try this.

Judy Covey said...

Absolutely love your card Theresa, this is definitely something that I will try in the near future. Thanks for such a great tutorial.

Charlene said...

I love, love, love this card. Beautiful!

Kim Fletcher said...

WOW!!! do I ever love this....and my fav colors too....lol.....I just love the scenic cards...I have been looking at buying the Life is Good set...and now I just have to get it!!! Thanks for the tutorial....you do amazing things with your cards!!

Stampin' Pam said...

One of my all time faves T - I am in love with the Aurora Borealis and that's what this card says to me - it's incredible.

jonim52 said...

Theresa, you just dazzle every time you post one of your tutorials. This card is above and beyong fabulous. Thanks for posting the step by steps. I am definitely going to try this one. I love your new set too. I just got it and love playing with it!

Gloria Westerman said...

Theresa, this is just breath taking. Thank you for sharing with us your tutorials. Thank you so much.

craftieodamae said...

This looks like a photo instead of a card, I'm gonna save myself some paper and ink, not even gonna try this one, way beyond me, LOL!

TexasGrammy said...

Thanks for the step-by-step, Theresa! You've really perfected this beautiful technique!


~Bev

Carol A said...

Stunning! TFS!!!

crotnem said...

Love what you did on this card. very
stunning. i love these type of cards.

Elaine said...

Great tutorial and super card. Thank you. Elaine