Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Autumn Trees Tutorial

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Here is another card using my new Country Roads stamp set. Starting Monday, the Gina K Designs DT will be blog hopping with all the new release stamp sets, so I hope you stop by.

To begin, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock using a A2 Matting Basics B die template from the new Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Card Creator line. Next, I stamped the larger tree, from Country Roads, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I stamped the tree again on a sticky note and cut it out to create a mask. Then I masked the first tree and stamped the second, smaller tree, again with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Using Copics to color, I began by filling in the foliage with Y35.

Added dots using YR14.

More dots with R05.

More dots with E35 and also used it to fill in the trunks.

 Added shading to the trunks with E57.

I cut a curvy line on a sticky note and used it to mask the background, then sponged a bit of Memento Pistachio ink.

Sponged a bit of Memento Desert Sand right over the Pistachio to combine the colors.

I removed the mask and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink, while still in the die template.

I used my W3 Copic to add a shadow under the trees.

Added W5 to deepen the shadow right at the base of the trees.


I matted with a piece of Pure Luxury Black Onyx and a larger piece of Kraft. I used another of the A2 Matting die templates to emboss a frame on the Kraft layer. The card base is Pure Luxury White, 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches. I stamped the sentiment on vellum and wrapped it around the kraft layer, adhering on the back. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 



10 comments:

Mieke said...

I really love your work! Thank you so much for the clear tutorials! xxx

shirley said...

Hi
I have been looking through your cards this afternoon, you are a very talented lady, I love that you start with a plain piece of card and finish with a beautiful picture all made with stamps and inks and your imagination.
Love
Shirley

shirley said...

Hi
I have been looking through your cards this afternoon, you are a very talented lady, I love that you start with a plain piece of card and finish with a beautiful picture all made with stamps and inks and your imagination.
Love
Shirley

Becky said...

This is beautiful Theresa, love the soft colors. And what a great idea using vellum for the sentiment.

Angie said...

Stuning!!! I just love your work!!!

Diana Enns said...

Beautiful - thanks for sharing the tutorial also.

Sharon Harnist said...

More gorgeous trees, I'm going to have to play with those next!

scrappy said...

thanks for the step by step coloring tutorial

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning - and thanks for all the details on how to accomplish this myself! Beautiful card - perfect for Fall.
(no Facebook etc., sorry) Virginia Weston

Alison said...

Love the step by step pics of how to copic colur & the idea of using the Vellum for the sentiment on the tree card.