Saturday, June 27, 2009

Birthday Camper

Hello and happy weekend! How about that release party Thursday night! What a lot of fun. All the new releases are now available from Gina K Designs, including my new set Happy Camper. There are also some new freebies up at StampTV, including new digital papers from Gina and Rupa and some great templates. Did you see that fantastic s'more gift box that Gina made? The template for the box top is up on the freebie page.

In addition to all the wonderful challenges to play in every week at STV, there are three release party challenges at Split Coast Stampers and two contests to play in. A random winner from each one will win the stamp set of their choice! The good news is, you can combine challenges, so if you make a card that works for two challenges, then go ahead and enter it in both.

Gina has another amazing giveaway going on this weekend. She is giving away a Janome mini sewing machine!!! All you have to do is leave a comment. Go to this thread at STV to enter.

I've got a few photos from making my card. All the images are from Happy Camper.

Here are the colors I used on the lantern. I used Copics, YG93, YG95, C3, Y23 and Y17.

On the brown parts of the tent I used E37, E35, E33 and E31. I also used these colors on the sign and marshmellow stick. I used E53 on the marshmellows.

For the blue parts of the tent, I used B21, N3, N5 and N7.

All the images were cut out, but other than that, this is a one layer card. I used a pencil and drew a line all the around my card base, added post-it notes to mask and then sponged Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip lightly.

After sponging, I used a straight edge and drew another line using my Copic multiliner.

I popped up the marshmellow stick using Pop Dots. It was very narrow, so instead of using the dots, I cut some narrow bits to stick on the back. I can't stand to waste all extra parts from my Pop Dots, so I usually just cut it into strips when the dots are gone and use that for my layering. I bet I'm not the only one!

When I'm poppin up narrow pieces like this, I frequently use a marker to color the Pop Dots on the side, so they won't be so noticable.

I adhered all the pieces down on my cardbase. I stamped the sign image extra times to make enough grass pieces to span the entire card. Then I added some dots and brad heads to the cardbase. On the inside, I stamped "and many s'more!"

Thanks for visiting. I hope your weekend is fabulous!!!


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Fantastic! What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for listing the colors you used. Beautiful coloring!

Becky said...

This is just awesome. Your coloring brings images to life, and cutting out those pieces is a labor of love :).

Stampin' Pam said...

I saw this at the release and I must say this card took my breath away Theresa - I came back to see how you made the fire - did you cut it out or color over? It is amazing - I think I could identify any one of your cards in a "line up" because I feel like I know your style. You are an incredibly talented designer and artist superb!!!

Tracey said...

Another gorgeous card Theresa!!

Tina Gilliland said...

AWESOME card, Theresa! Nope...LOL... you're not the only one. I use that whole sheet that the pop dots come from... every bit of it. LOL I always have... the cut into nice little squares basically and I hate wasting it. LOL Can hardly wait for my set to come... I've already got ideas. *smile*

lisa808 said...

Wow, I'm speechless! Looking at your card, I actually feel like I am at the campfire. Another amazing job.

Stampin' Pam said...

P.S. I used your idea to color the edges of my Pop Dots - AWESOME - just what I was looking for - love it and yes, I use every bit of the extra pop dot sheet!

Elena said...

This card is a real masterpiece! LOVE it!!! It looks like a real scene! Thank you so much for sharing all of the techniques and tips (I would never think about dimension coloring, but that is really great!)

Marimer said...

Madre mía, cuantas técnicas!!, aotro tutorial de cine, precioso.