Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tropical Get Well Card Making Tutorial and Video

Hello! We've been finding ourselves talking about vacation ideas lately, so I found myself inspired to create something tropical. I used my Tropical Nature stamp set from Gina K Designs to create this card. (the sentiment is from Vogue Vases 2)

I have a video you can see here, or if you would rather, just click here to see it at Youtube. 

Begin by cutting white cardstock using Spellbinders® Labels Thirty-four. I used the #5 die template, with #1 being the smallest in the set. 

Then sponge Gina K Sweet Corn ink. I used smaller sponge daubers for these first colors, so I would have better control to be able to work in small areas. 

Then sponge Gina K Sweet Mango ink.

Sponge Gina K Bubblegum Pink ink.

Sponge Gina K Blue Raspberry ink.

Sponge using Gina K Ocean Mist ink.

Switch back to Blue Raspberry and sponge again to make the top a little darker.

Use sticky notes to mask all the the very bottom of the die cut and then sponge using Gina K Black Onyx ink.

Remove the mask and stamp the palm trees, from Tropical Nature, using black ink.

Use an N5 Copic marker to fill in the tree trunks.

Then use YG95 to add a bit of color the the palm fronds. Set the die cut aside.

Stamp the leaves using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring the darkest areas using Copic marker YG97.

Add YG95.

Then fill in with YG91. After coloring, trim out the images using scissors. I colored and cut two extra leaves.

Trim white cardstock to 4 by 4 inches and a piece of black cardstock to slightly larger than the white. Adhere the layers and secure to a 5 by 5 inch card base using adhesive foam squares. Stamp the sentiment, from Vogue Vases 2, onto a strip of 3/8 inch cardstock, using Gina K Black ink. Adhere the sentiment and leaves to the card base using more dimensional foam squares.


Tropical Nature and Vogue Vases 2 Stamp Sets - Gina K Designs
White & Black Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Ocean Mist, Blue Raspberry, Black Onyx Ink - Gina K Designs
Labels Thirty-four Die Template - Spellbinders®
YG91, YG95, YG97, N5 Copic Markers
Adhesive Foam Squares
Tape Runner
Paper Trimmer


Becky said...

what a beautiful scene. Love the simplicity and those leaves are awonderful touch.

Rosy Newlun said...

Sure is serene, Theresa!! Love your sky and the addition of leaves for embellishments! Wishing you the very best in your vacation dreams ♥

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Theresa and LOVE the beachy scene. The coloring on the leaves is just beautiful.