Thursday, November 15, 2012

Elegant Bird of Paradise Tutorial and You're Invited

Click here to see the winners from the Show Me The Stamps Blog Hop. 

Hello! It's release day at Gina K Designs and StampTV. That means we are having a release party and all new stamps will become available later today. I hope you can join us at the party, over at StampTV, this evening, 7-9pm Central.  I'll be there, chatting up a storm, while I share more samples with my new set. I hope you can come.

I used my brand new set, Elegant Florals, to make this card. Elegant Florals, and all the new sets, can be found here, once they go live in the store.

The other illustrators are all posting peeks of their sets today, too, so hop on over to see what they have to share...

Gina K
Becky Oehlers
Beth Silaika
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry

To start my card, I stamped the bird of paradise flower on Pure Luxury White card stock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I began coloring with my R08 Copic marker.

Added YR07.

Added Y17.

Added Y11.

For the blue/purple petals, I used B23.

Then added V06.

Next, I filled in the larger section with YG91.

Added G24.

Then added R05.  After coloring, I cut out the flower with my Cutterbee scissors.

For the background, I cut a piece of white card stock to 3 ¼ by 4 ½ inches, then sponged Memento Summer Sky ink. 

Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Sponged Memento Olive Grove.

Sponged Memento Danube Blue.

Then sponged Memento Paris Dusk.

I stamped the eucalyptus branch several times with Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Then I adhered the cut out flower to the background, using Pop Dots at the top, and liquid glue to adhere the stem.

I used Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue for my (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch) card base Spellbinders™Matting Basics A to emboss a frame. I matted the focal layer with Pure Luxury Black Onyx. The sentiment was stamped on vellum then wrapped around the background and adhered on the back. Then I adhered the entire assemblage to the card base using Pop Dots. 

Don't forget there is still time to enter the Show Me The Stamps drawing for a gift certificate to Gina K Designs, plus a chance to win a Vogue Vases stamp set from me. Just click on this post for details. Contest ends today at 5pm Central. The winners will be announced this afternoon at StampTV, and I'll also post the names here on my blog tomorrow morning.

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



60 comments:

Melanie said...

This is gorgeous! I love Bird of paradise, thanks for drawing this great image! Wonderful new silhouettes, too!

Becky said...

Theresa, really? Can I PLEASE learn how to make such great backgrounds from you. Come to my house. lol! So gorgeous.

Olga said...

the card is so colorful! Great work!

catdidit said...

What awesome coloring on that flower! Just perfect T!

klarcher said...

I am absolutley going to have to have this set, but oh I could have used that Lily last summer when I was making wedding related cards but better late than never, ther's always the anniversary.

PiscesGirl said...

I love the colors on your card. and the bird of paradise is gorgeous. Absolutely Beautiful. :)

Linda Anderson said...

How beautiful!! Love your flower and that gorgeous sponging.

Linda

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful work of art, as always.

crotnem said...

Always enjoy seeing your creations. This was no exception!!! TFS

Lori said...

Love your card T, gorgeous!!!

Card Crafty Club said...

Outstanding and beautiful! WOW! Your artistic ability is so amazing! See you at the release party tonight!

Beastybunny said...

Gorgeous! Fantastic coloring job. Breathtaking!

Kathryn A said...

I love this flower and the sentiment!! Wonderful!

Barbara Patrick said...

Thanks for such a great project! Just beautiful.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Truly delightful. Thanks for showing how too!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Looks like another fabulous set! As always your tutorial is awesome. I won't be home for the party so I've got to wait until tomorrow to see it all - sniff.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, that is gorgeous. Makes me want to see more of this little peek into that set. Can't wait until the full reveal. And, thanks for the nice tutorial too. I always welcome those.

Betty said...

As always, awesome stuff and tutorial! Can't wait to see it all.

Misti said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa! Can't wait to see the rest of the set!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Diane Lee

gobarb26 said...

Tammy, once again, you have made a beautiful card. I love how you show us step by step, how you do your lovely work!

Rosy Newlun said...

You won my heart with this as soon as your blog page opened on my screen! Thank you for one of the prettiest flowers on the planet!!! Top of my 'buy' list :)

Judy Woodland said...

I so love your tutorials Theresa, keep 'em coming!! Can't wait to see your whole stamp set tonight!!

Marsha said...

Gorgeous! I find the Bird of Paradise a fascinating flower. Your coloring is so beautiful.

coloradoleen said...

As always, your cards and tutorials are amazing! Can't wait to see the rest of your stamp set later tonight.

cm said...

Beautiful flower, outstanding tutorial, and your finished card simply stunning. You're amazing! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Theresa!

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I always forget to stamp a sentiment on Vellum--but I just wrote it on a Post-It-Note and stuck it to my craft room wall--that should help! :P

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous! Love your Copic coloring, so fab!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle VP said...

Love your step by step tutorials and how that flower pops out against the background. :)

Hobbit girl said...

Ok; your tutorial virtually makes my mouth water (creatively speaking, LOL)! My copics are ready to roll! What a beautiful card!

Leigh M said...

This is beautiful! I can't resist taking pictures of the Bird of Paradise anytime I see one! I love your tutorials

meemee48 said...

I am still trying to perfect your techniques. I know it takes time but I want my cards to look this good now.

Joyce T. said...

lovely card. Can't wait to see the reveal!

Rita said...

Your work is tremendous!

zehra said...

this is gorgeous coloring, i love the sponging for this card, beautiful work

Rosy Newlun said...

Dear Theresa - I had to show my dh your bird of paradise and he LOVES IT!!!! I can't wait to show him the rest of the release (today is his day off from work). <3 rosy

Donna said...

Theresa ... birds happen to be a favorite of mine ... and not just the real thing! Your bird of paradise is so well done. I love the tutorial and the sponging method you used on your beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Lillibelle said...

That's wonderful and thank you so much for the little workshop!

tea time and roses said...

Lovely indeed! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Beverly

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely card and great tutorial, as always. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Beautiful colors. Charlsie

Wendy Thompson said...

Fantastic card. Can't wait to see all the new products. Love the sneak peaks so far.

bluemoon said...

Your card is just stunning and your artistic ability amazing. Thank you. bluemoonbynite at yahoo dot com

Sue D said...

Great coloring on this elegant card.

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful flower and the foliage is amazing too!

Rebecca Yoder said...

I always expect beautifully colored cards from you and today's is no exception!

Cathy C said...

Oh My GOD! I Love EVERYTHING the vibrant colors the image; like always such beautiful cards! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the tutorial!!!!

God Bless!!!!

I'm also a follower of your blog through my Google Reader!

Jill said...

Just love the colors on your flower--beautiful card!!!!

Mardi Weber said...

I love the colors. And the stamps. Looks like I'll be buying more stamps!

Sharon said...

Oh this is gorgeous

Gayle said...

Beautiful card and your bird of paradise is definitely elegant, Theresa.

Sylvia said...

What gorgeous coloring of the bird of paradise! Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

lindagrady said...

Your tutorials are always very easy to follow. Love how you do backgrounds; great image.

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is fabulous, I love it!!! What a great image and so beautifully coloured.

naneruth said...

Very pretty card Theresa! Always so do enjoy your directions.

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks again for sharing the steps to create it.

Sheila Murray said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the detailed coloring instructions.

Riette said...

What a coincidence. I was checking out the stamp set and then thought I'd come over to your blog to see if I you made a card with this flower. and there it is!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful, beautiful card!