Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dreams and Birthday Bash Inspiration Blog Hop

 Hello! Today I have a card made with images from the new stamp set, designed by Tami Mayberry, called Dreams. The beautiful images in this set coordinate with Spellbinders dies. I also used the brand new Pure Luxury card stock color, Just Peachy, from Gina K Designs.

You can see more inspiration using Dreams, and another new set, Birthday Bash, by following the links below...


 I started by cutting a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock, using rectangle Nestabilities and sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged Memento Tangelo ink. 

Sponged Memento Rose Bud ink. Rose Bud and Tangelo sponged together make a great peach color to match the new Just Peachy card stock. 

I stamped the rectangle frame and sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

Stamped the dragonflies with Memento Tangelo ink. 

 I created larger background layer using Ivory card stock, sponged with Memento Tangelo and Rose Bud.

I stamped the flourish, from Border Bling, using Memento Tangelo. 

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and used the new Just Peachy for my card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

86 comments:

Melanie said...

ooooo, that bling flourish looks FANTASTIC around the rectangle mat, love it! great tutorial!

catdidit said...

Love how you have used Mel's set with this T!! Awesome!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Theresa...really like the way you added that little flourish! Thanks for sharing...

Betty Benton said...

Stunning sponging as always -- love your colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...love the color choices and the sponging, WOW!!
Debbie D.

Rita Kegg said...

love your card ... thanks for sharing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful glowing card!!

How are you - haven't heard from you in a while!

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning! I love these soft colors against the dark!

Stephanie Schuler said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors!

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful...and great tutorial also!

Shelly said...

Great card! Love the colors! TFS!

Teri said...

So soft and pretty. I'll have to try this one!

Joan said...

Thanks for the tutorial- what a plus! Your sponging really made your design stand out-beautiful!

Sandy said...

Love the card, the colors, and your sponging,

Donna said...

Wonderful card Theresa, you always choose such great colors, love the card!!

Dottie Watson said...

I absolutely love your shading. I will have to experiment with this technique. Your card is beautiful and "uplifting". thnx for sharing.
Hugz, Dottie

Nana Donna said...

Beautiful card. I love visiting your blog you always give such great instructions and are very inspiring
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Scrapacat said...

Super job! I love the colors you paired on the image. Peach is such a natural to use with chocolate. The whole thing is a work of art!
♥ky

Joni said...

I have been afraid to try sponging but your tutorial has set me free. Will try this later today.

Auntie Em said...

Love the black silhouettes on the soft background colours. So pretty!
Thanks for sharing! :)

The Vannoy Family said...

Such beautiful cards - Thanks so much for sharing Theresa! Love Gina K's blog hops - so inspirational! Have a great day!

Joyce Thurston said...

love the colors! very cool

Giovana said...

This is beautiful Theresa !!

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful card, Theresa. I love the colors and how you used the stamps.

Get Connected said...

love the new sets.

wonderful tutorial

Jaclynn Marie said...

I very, very, very much like this card!! Thanks for taking us through the steps!

scraphappy4067 said...

Beautiful!!...thanks for sharing!!

San said...

I'm looking forward to trying your technique. The DREAMS card you made is so nice looking.

Sue said...

Beautiful cards

Sally said...

I love all your cards. Great talent in shading those colors

Chris said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa! I like how the border bling accent helps make the Dreams stamp layer pop!

Riette said...

Your shading is just mind-blowing!! Would've loved classes :-)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful sponging effect! Love it!

Barbara said...

Very pretty card Theresa and thank you for the sponging tutorial. What a gorgeous effect it has on the card.

Arlene said...

Love your card and thank you for the tutorial. As usual your cards are always beautiful and I love all your stamp sets.

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely stunning!

Carol said...

Such a wonderful card! Thanks for sharing.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue D said...

Beautiful shading--really highlights the image.

Yvonne said...

Love the colors on this card. Love the sponging.

naneruth said...

Absolutely beautiful! love those colors.

Diane N said...

Theresa this card is just delicious!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your cards are always so luminous Theresa - simply breath-taking! Thanks for another fab tutorial! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Donna Phelan said...

Theresa you are The QUEEN of Sponging! I know you show me how to do it every card......BUT it loses something in the translation. :)

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

I love the color choice in this card. Very stunning!

Barbara Hale said...

Your card is great - I just love your blended backgrounds!

Pam Young said...

Great card with great colors and shading!!

Jill said...

What a stunning card--

Designs By Sky said...

As always - beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and all the wonderful tutorials

--Marcy said...

Wow - you took dreams to a whole new level! What a envoking card - I didn't see the Birthday bash card - -

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am always amazed at what lovely work you do with each and every stamp set and this time was no exception. This is such a beautiful card and the color choices you used are fantastic. I am always inspired by your artwork.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Knock it out of the ballpark card, Theresa!!! Lovely!

Gayle said...

Theresa, Beautiful card, warm colors and makes me want to Dream!

redstamper7 said...

You have so much talent! Thank you for the step-by-step as I always think I have it figured out, but you know how that goes. LOL. Stunning card!

Becky T

jazy1m said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing. Love the tutorial.

Susan said...

Your card makes me think of early sunrise or sunset -- the colours are stunning and I just love this new stamp set -- the images are so lovely.

Kay S said...

Such a beautiful card, Theresa. Love the little bits of bling you added around the frame.

Kary said...

Hi Theresa! This card is really lovely - the colours are so beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial too. I am always so amazed at how you sponge the colours ;)Have a great day!!

Marsha said...

Always in awe of your cards. Love the piecing on this one, besides these beautiful hues.

Robin said...

Thank you for your wonderful tutorial. I love the subtle coloring you used in your first card.

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhh those colors are amazing and I LOVE that you added the black!! So so beautiful!!! Really like Melanie's Bling Borders added to it as well!!!

Michelle Single said...

When I grow up (in stamper years), I want to sponge like you. O-M-G your work is stunning!!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! Love it!

mjensen602 said...

Theresa, your cards are always an inspiration to me....I really appreciate your tutorials on how to add the color to bring out the focal image. Your card today is just lovely. I love that new peach card stock.

richardbreaks said...

I never cease to be amazed, Theresa!

Teresa said...

Oh I love your dream cards...the colors are beautiful together. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Teresa E

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Gorgeous! I love your sponging/shading giving this so much depth and beauty.

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for the details on how you inked this. I'm not sure I could achieve the same effect - yours is beautiful!

Jennie said...

Stunning Theresa!! Love how you did this and must CASE at some point in life :o)

Debbie Rogers said...

The colors of a sunset...what a perfect card to make you want to Dream!

Golda said...

Really pretty card. Your inking is amazing!

vlyrat said...

Wow~ spectacular color!

Ravengirl said...

Love this! The bling around the frame is very cool!

Kelly said...

Another great card Theresa! Thanks for taking the time to create the tutorials!

Brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, this card is fabulous.

Patti aka NW Lady said...

It is always so amazing to see people use the same stamps and come up with such different results. Love the warm earthy colors you used, your end result is just stunning! Patti

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! Love the bling stamp on BG Thanks for the tutorial!

Kris said...

Wonderful step by step! I love it! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Luv 2 Create said...

Your cards are fabulous and I always look forward to the tutorials. Thanks.
Marcie

crotnem said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh gosh.....stunning of course! I am LOVING that design with the scoring!!

Carolina said...

THUD - beautiful as can be! Love the row of piercing at the bottom and your signature sponging is just perfection!!!

scrapalajen said...

Love how you created your own background papers by using memento inks! I need to do that more often. My own are so BLAH...

thekolbes said...

Gorgeous
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

miatagal said...

Beautiful card Theresa; The colours you have used are amazing. I might just have to buy this set! Thank you for all of your tutorials.

Andrew Powell said...

Wow wow WOW! I really love them both, but that metal flower just mesmerizes me! LOVE that!