Monday, September 10, 2012

Giraffes at Sunset Tutorial

Hello there! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I took last week off from blogging so I could focus on finishing up a few projects, but I managed to sneak off to my stamp room last night to make this card.

The Pure Luxury White card stock is cut to 3 ½ by 5 inches. I used a small sponge dauber to add a touch of Memento Dandelion ink where I knew I wanted the sun. 

Then I cut a small circle using Spellbinders™ Circle Nestabilities® from a sticky note to mask the sun. Then I sponged lightly with Memento Cantaloupe ink.  

Sponged Memento Angel Pink.

Sponged lightly with Memento Rose Bud.

Sponged with Memento Lady Bug.

Sponged Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

Then, from the top, I sponged Memento Summer Sky.

Then lightly with Memento Gray Flannel, just along the very top.

I stamped the trees, from Life is Good, with Memento London Fog, stamping a second time before re-inking and stamping again.

Stamped the tree, from Wild About You, also with London Fog.

I used sticky notes to mask all but the bottom edge, then sponged Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I removed the mask and used the sponge dauber, without re-inking it, to sponged lightly in the corners.

Then I used Stazon Jet Black ink to stamp the giraffes.

I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used Moonlit Fog for the card base (5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches). The sentiment was stamped in the upper left corner. I cut white card stock, using Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One and sponged with Memento London Fog and used it to just peek out from under the scene layer. Then I added a single score line along the bottom, using my Scor-Buddy.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


20 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

T - Your faded sunset is stunning! Beautiful card~

Mieke said...

Love it!

Janie Printz said...

Another gorgeous card & soooooo enjoy your amazing tutorials ... It's like having my own private teacher ... One day I'm REALLY going to give this a try & see if it's as easy as you make it look.
LOVE your work !!!
Janie

Carla Murphy said...

Constantly amazed by your beautiful work Theresa.

cgargus said...

I always love your creations, just not good at commenting. This beauty just took my breath! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for your tutorials! LOVE what you do!

JoanL said...

This card is absolutely a jaw dropper! Thank you so much for your tutorials. You have opened up a whole new world of stamping for me.

Edna said...

it is beautiful, amazing.

Casmiles said...

absolutely beautiful - I want to be there...

Francie (Montreal) said...

Nobody does it like you! Your sponge technique is legendary. Lovely card!

Payne Holler Cards said...

So beautiful!

Payne Holler Cards said...

So beautiful!

Sharon Roselli said...

Thank you for such easy to follow along pics. stunning card as usual.Will be trying to make this one too.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Theresa ~ You never cease to amaze me with your talent! This card is STUNNING!!!
As always, thank you so much for the step by step tutorial...you're the BEST!!!!!!!!

pitchoune said...

I love it,bye

Robin Cooper said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

I don't know anyone that can build theirbackgrounds as beautifully as you. You are true inspiration to me!!

Ulrika from Sweden

Rosy Newlun said...

That sun - it POPS out at me!!! And the scenery fades into the background. Another A+++mazing creation -- thank you so much! Rosy

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

Teresa said...

This is really pretty! Your cards just amaze me :) Have a wonderful day...

Jasleen said...

Wow! Breath-takingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing the process. I love making sceneries too. Would love yo CASE your card and link back to your blog. :)