Friday, January 10, 2014

You & Me Card Making Tutorial


Hi there and happy Friday! Today I have a card made with a set I illustrated quite some time ago called Aloha. I also used the fantastic brand new Spellbinders® Celebration die template set.

To begin trim white cardstock to 4 ½by 5 ¼ inches and sponge with Gina K Sweet Corn ink.

Punch a tiny circle from a sticky note as a mask for the sun and then sponge more yellow.

Sponge Gina K Sweet Mango.

Sponge Gina K Cranberry Tart

Sponge Gina K Edible Eggplant.

Use a sticky note to mask a horizon line in and sponge Gina K Blue Denim.

Trim a slightly curvy line in another sticky note to mask the water's edge and then sponge Gina K Kraft ink.

Remove the masks and sponge more Edible Eggplant along the bottom and sides.

Use Faber-Castell Big White Pen to add reflection for the sun in the water.

Use a yellow pen to add a bit of color over the white.

Color in some waves with Copic marker BV13.

Blend with B21.

Then add C5 to shade and use the previous two colors to add more texture and blend.

Stamp the palm tree, from Aloha using Gina K Black ink.

Fill in with N7 and use C5 to shade below the tree a bit.

Add a bit of color to the palm fronds using YG95.

I layered the scene with Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate and used a Sandy Beach card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). The sentiment is from Spellbinders Celebration and cut/embossed from Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate cardstock. 

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


13 comments:

Dolly LaBelle said...

The water looks so real. This is an incredible card. Thanks for sharing how it was created.

Cheri said...

Theresa, this is incredible. I learn so much from your tutorials. Hugs and thanks.

Rosy Newlun said...

I just love what you do, and you do it so well. Ocean. Sunset. Palm trees. Yup, I'm home. Thank you for sharing with us!!!

Brenda Lee said...

Gorgeous! Fantastic tutorial, too. Thank you!

Ulrika AB said...

Totally amazing!!

c.szyba said...

Gorgeous! thank you for this tutorial,
bye from France
Pitchoune

Eileen Lucas said...

Just beautiful. It looks like a picture. You are a very talented lady and do these cards to perfection.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for your wonderful tutorials.

Becky said...

wow, this is just awesome. Thanks for all your wonderful tutorials. :)

Mrs B said...

Hi Theresa. Beautiful card. Take care.

KathyM said...

I really enjoy your style of making a background and scene on a card. You also put out such a great tutorial.

Janine said...

Another great card and detailed explanation.

Erika said...

This is incredible! I love how you explain how you did this. I'm saving this so that I can go back and review it again and again. Thanks so much for sharing.