Monday, July 28, 2014

CardMaker and The Stamps of Life Blog Hop


Hello and happy Monday! Today I am part of a joint blog hop with CardMaker and The Stamps of Life featuring stamps from The Stamps of Life.  I made this card using the fabulous island2visit stamp set from The Stamps of Life.

The Stamps of Life are generously hosting a giveaway of three stamp sets ($12.95 value or less) to one winner on their blog.  I hope you'll swing by their blog to see all the details.




Here is a video to show you how I created this tranquil beach scene and how to add dimension to a solid image stamp using markers. 

Be sure to visit the next person on today's blog hop, Joana Studer, and see what she has to share with you! You can find a complete list of all the blogs in today's hop on the CardMaker blog.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!


Finished card size 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches. 

Supplies

Island2Visit - The Stamps of Life

Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand, Espresso Truffle, Summer Sky, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue)

Pure Luxury Cardstock (White, In The Navy, Ocean Mist) - Gina K Designs

Copic Markers (YG95, YG97, YG05, W3, W1, E57, E59)

Memento Markers (Desert Sand, London Fog)

Jumbo Sponge Daubers

Paper Trimmer

Scissors

Scor-buddy

Tape Runner

125 comments:

Ruth said...

I love this palm tree card. Good job!

V Struck said...

Very pretty! The sand is very nicely done :)

Veronica Cordry said...

Great use of shading markers, great idea!!

Penny Ward said...

Super cute card. Love how you had the starfish stuck in the sand, rather than just laying there. Thanks for the great video!!!

guilinger2 said...

I have this set and haven't used it. Thanks for the great tips!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Another lovely card, I wouldn't mind sitting under that tree right now!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love anything beachy! This is so cute!

Megan Bowen said...

I love the matting that sets the fabulous card off!

Villa said...

Nicely done! I forgot about this set, thanks for the reminder!

Denise said...

Love the palm tree - wished I was on a beach somewhere !

Regina said...

Love this card. It is such a relaxing scene.

Fran Timme said...

That's beautiful. I appreciate the video.

Rosalinda Cruz said...

Nice card!

Deborah J said...

I've never seen this set and am glad the video went along with it! Great card! Love the palm tree!!

sjkrueg said...

I love this card! I have to check my Stamps of Life inventory and see if I have this set. Can't wait to send a card like this to a relative who lives on the beach.

Jen~ said...

Wow! I have never seen this set before. How lovely!

Izziebear said...

Great card, love the palm tree!

Susan Pearson said...

Really like your beach card

Lisa said...

At first look, I would've said I couldn't make this card, but your video was great! Adding the background and dimension really livened up this great stamp set..thanks!

sandyh said...

your work is always top notch and this one is no exception! very cute and so thorough with the specs!

Marge Huhta said...

Thanks for the demo. I liked seeing your coloring techniques.

djkennedy said...

Pretty and serene card - makes me want to pack my bags and head to the tropics right now.

Bethanne Todd said...

Love this idea !! Have lots of friends that are beach people that this would be perfect for !! Loved the coloring !!

defordj said...

Very cute!

Trisha Orend said...

Oh this card brings me back to living in hawaii. Beautiful card

Emily Thubbron said...

Theresa, your cards are always spectacular and this one is no exception. I just love your scene. TFS

Lynn C. said...

I have this stamp set and love it. Great card. I always love to look at your work.

Lisa Gross said...

Nice card love the video very helpful.

Diane said...

Relaxing scene-great and thanks for the video too.

kartelene said...

Kewl and simple card thank you for sharing
HÉlène

Deborah Thompson said...

Very cute card. Reminds me of my recent trip to Punta Cana!!

Robin said...

I absolutely love your technique! And thanks for the how to video!

Mary Kay Webster said...

Wonderful card! Love the technique you used with the starfish!! I always enjoy your videos!

NanceRN said...

cute!!

jdirks said...

Your techniques are so informative. Thanks.

Mary said...

I love this card. I love how you did the shading.

Karen said...

Life is Good! Great card.

Lucille Ellenwood said...

Nice summmer card.

Vesta said...

Love this stamp set. Just waiting for the matching dies--hint, hint Stephanie!

Sheila Jones said...

I love the palm tree and the way you colored it Theresa is so very nice.

goaliemom36 said...

Wow awesome card.

Shannah said...

I want to go on vacation with a palm tree just like yours!!! Very cute.

Tami in Texas said...

I LOVE the palm frans . .. . . . Great technique.

Brooke said...

Pretty card!

Lori S said...

Thanks for the video demo. Beautiful card.

Christy Davidson said...

Wow - I got to take a mini-vacation just looking at this card. Wonderful job on the relaxing feel of this card.

Jessica said...

I like the subtle sand & sea background! Beautiful card!

Michele I said...

this card is so cute thanks for the video on how to add demension

cghundley said...

Great looking beach
scene, makes me want
to go to the ocean!
Carla from Utah

Lynne said...

Always enjoy your videos and this was no exception. Made me feel like I was in Hawaii. Beautiful card with just the right touches.

katpooh said...

Love the sponging for your background!

judybob3 said...

Great job!

Carol S said...

Great

sandi said...

Love your creations always beautiful.

Corinna said...

This card is stunning. I absolutely love it. Great job with the copic coloring! It looks great!

Sharon said...

Love watching you colour, thanks for the video! Your card, as always is gorgeous!

bb3decd2-16aa-11e4-93ae-171e8b46de62 said...

Love this. Could sink my toes in the sand

Sue Debono said...

great card interesting video I learn't some new techniques today many thanks

Teresa Carvalho said...

Love it

Jeanette Lemay said...

Love the depth of the palm fronds and the sand. Nicely done. And thanks for the video

Bee said...

Hawaii here I come! I love pine trees.

P Myers said...

I never saw this set before. I will have to check it out. Great job on the coloring.

Rosy Newlun said...

Ohhhh, I'm in LOVE! What a lovely beach scene, Theresa, esp how you added texture to your palm fronds and put the starfish into the sand ♥

shearcountry said...

Love the techniques used on this card.

Rose Marie said...

Wow cool card

clmelton said...

Always love your videos - you move at a great pace. I'm a SOL Die Hard Club member but I hate to admit it - I'd never noticed this set. It's really cute.

Rachael Brown said...

I love this card. I'll have to get this set!!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great palm tree, it makes such a lovely scene!

Chris L.

linda m said...

You made this TSOL tree come to life, Theresa! Thanks for the tip on balancing out the scene as well!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Fantastic card! Thank you so much for the video as well :)

Jean Bullock said...

Good job on this card. What a great wish you were here card.

Doreen McKenna said...

Love the palm trees and the color scheme. Very cute

Mrs B said...

Hi Theresa. Great card, I wish I was there! : ) Off to the blog hop now. Take care.

Miriam said...

Nice card!

Sherry said...

Makes me wish I were on a beach.

Laura Rozsonits said...

Love the technique for making the sand more realistic.

Dawn said...

Beautiful coloring

Marcia said...

Love the colors. So subtle and soft looking.

Larisa said...

Sweet sweet card ♥

Jean Tanner said...

Thank you for the Video instructions. It is great to see how you do it.

Brenda McBride said...

Absolutely love this card!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Life is good, Theresa. Especially if there are beaches and palm trees involved.

Sharon Underwood said...

I love this stamp set! Great card -- love how you highlighted specific points in the tree top.

jean said...

Can't wait to finish the blog hop to view ur video, love the card!!!!

Noelle said...

wonderful card for summer! :)

Patricia Meadows said...

Love the palm tree,thanks for the video.Such detail in your coloring.

Unknown said...

LOVE!! your card!!!

Jewels said...

Really enjoying this hop! The talent is amazing!!!!!

Lori Nelson said...

Thanks for the video, enjoy being inspired. Thanks for sharing!

Di W said...

What great summer card.

Dania said...

UGH! I don't have this stamp set yet. :( Love the coloring. It's a beautiful card. So summery.

becky said...

I love this set too. I love this card. Just perfect and thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Love your card! Thanks for the tutorial video!

Kathe Cronin said...

So glad you used Copic markers. ...love them

pookiepea said...

Stink'n adorable card! The video was such a sweet bonus.

Crystal said...

Lovely card. TFS. Looks like I'll be investing in some more stamps of life!

nancy y said...

wish I was relaxing under that tree right about now! Great little card, thanks for showing us how!

squonks said...

Heading to the craft room soon to try this out. Thanks

cropstoolittle said...

beautiful card. love the video with the copic ideas

Melissa said...

BEAUTIFUL colors and shading. I can almost feel the breeze and hear the waves.
LOVE the Stamps of Life!

Colleen said...

Great tree, love the card

Cheryle O'Connor said...

Love the palm tree!!

Pat McDonald said...

I love the beach so your card brings memories of summer fun!

Celeste Goff said...

Great card Theresa! I love your videos!

Amy Fillmore said...

Nice card! Love the video!

Christine Kosmak said...

Thanks for the video tutorial on making this card. I really appreciated the copic colouring, wish that I could afford them but can't they are just too expensive being on a pension. A great card.

Patty Doucette said...

Thanks for the video, a beautiful cards. Makes me want to go to Hawaii....






Carol Anderson said...

Love the card. Makes me want to go to Florida to see my friend and the palms.

dilorem said...

Love it!

Leonie Beer said...

Love the colors and a chance to win!!!!






Teresa said...

I love love this card!!

Trina said...

Nice card.

Norma said...

Love the colors used on the card :)

VanessaB said...

Beautiful scene on your card. Thank you for the video on how to recreate it. (tsol dt)

Jan said...

Great card wish I was there! Thanks for the video :)

stanky6261973 said...

WOW!! Very impressive :) beautiful card and great technique!!! I love the tiny starfish :)

Nancy Rebenstorff said...

Takes me away. Peaceful

Cynthia Link said...

Love the palm tree! Great job!

Tracy S. said...

Sand meeting water is always an issue. I like your fade technique. Very nice.

valerie breingan said...

Teresa your blending technique is spot on,u love it.Ive never masked with post its thanks for that too.Love your card an thanjs for the teaching. :-)

albrennick said...

Absolutely adorable!!

SHERRY said...

very nice!

Donna Gray said...

Makes me feel like going on a holiday right now Love it

Teri said...

So very summery!

Jeanne J said...

Wonderful summery card! I loved watching the video too so I could see how you added all the detail!