Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Simple Joys

Hello! Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments you left on my Grand Calibur post yesterday, and for all the lovely comments you leave so often. I'll have another GC 3-D project coming up in a few weeks. The card above is one I showed a sneak peak of a few weeks ago, for my new set, Warm With Love. I'm just now getting around to sharing the tutorial.

I stamped the small swan scene, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on Pure Luxury white cardstock. Then I used circle Nestabilities to cut it out, sponging Memento Summer Sky while it was still in the die.

Sponged lightly with Memento Danube Blue.

Masked the top with a sticky note and then sponged more Memento Danube Blue.

Removed the mask and took it out of the die.

I stamped the swan a second time to color and started with my N5 Copic marker.

Added N3.

Added N1, then used my blender pen to soften the look. I used E00 on the beak.

After coloring, I cut out the image and adhered it to the background, using Pop Dots. For the shadow in the water, I used N3. Then I added ripples to the water using B24 and an opaque white gel pen.

I cut another layer of white with my Labels 9 Nestabilities and sponged Memento Danube Blue while still in the die.

I scored some lines on the white cardbase, using my Scor-Buddy and popped up the layers with Pop Dots. The sentiment is also from Warm With Love.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!


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Chrysalis said...

What a lovely card,Theresa. Thanks for sharing it. x

Jean said...

Stunning card, loved your last post also. Thanks for the tutorial!

Sheree said...

Wow!! This card is beautiful perfection! Thanks for sharing!

Glamour said...

WOW! this card is sooooo beautiful.
Your coloring is so professional.


Bonnie said...

Love your beautiful card. It is really stunning. Thank you so much for the tutorial on this. I just love swans.

Sheree said...

I just LOVE everything about this card! Love the stamp, layout and colours... Beeeautiful!

Marsha said...

I am always in awe of the beauty of your cards. You make it look so simple. Thank you!

Payne Holler Cards said...

stunning!!! love everything about this one

LindaS said...

Beautiful blue colors. Love your style.