Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tropical Birthday

Hello! We've been having unseasonably cool weather this July, but that is coming to an end. So, with the heat headed back, I decided to make a summery card. I pulled out Aloha and Vogue Vases to make this card.

I started by sponging Memento Cantaloupe ink across the center of my background.

Then sponged Memento Potter's Clay.

Then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

I punched a hole in a sticky note and used it as a mask, then sponged Memento Potter's Clay.

Then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa in the circle.

Removed the mask and stamped the palm tree island, from Aloha, with Stazon Jet Black ink.

I used the palm leaves, from Vogue Vases and stamped with Memento Potter's Clay.

Then I used my C1 Copic marker to shade along the horizon line, using a sticky note as a straight edge. I used a white gel pen to add white caps to the water.
I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and used a Tan Leather card base. the sentiment is from Whimsical Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Elborgi said...

wonderful! I love your creations

Becky said...

I just love what you do with colors and images, this is fabulous!!

Marna said...

Your work is amazing! Love it!

Debbie D. said...

Just beautiful!! Wanted to throw abig congratulation your way. I just received my Cardmaker magazine and saw your happy for you. The card and the signature tutorial is wonderful.

Anonymous said...


What a beautiful card!! Thank you
so much for doing the step by step
for all your card projects. I visit daily, but comment rarely.
Just wanted you to know how much I
appreciate your talent and blog.
Judy A
Northern MN

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful card, as always Theresa! Wow If you want hot, you should have come to CHA. It's been in the upper 90's, with stifling humidity. I think the heat index was 115° yesterday. It's suppposed to be
a little better today, thankfully!

richardbreaks said...

Theresa, help me out. I was warned NOT to EVER use staz-on ink with copics, because it would ruin them. True? Or did you go ahead because you did so little? Just a little confused (and worried for your markers, lol).

richardbreaks said...

Oh, and DUH! LOVE the CARD!!!!! Wow, that is just SUCH a wonderful quick trip to a tropical paradise!

Theresa Momber said...

Hi, Richard. Thanks. Normally I wouldn't go back and use Copics after I stamped with Stazon, but I decided it needed a little something. Since I was using a grey, I wasn't too worried about it smearing. I would be more careful if I were using a like a yellow or something, but really the worst that would happen is I would ruin my card by smearing the ink or the nib on my marker (and I always keep a few replacements on hand of those). I love that you can just replace the nib on Copics if it gets damaged.

Miss Emerald said...

The card is fantastic! Managed to carry me out of the tropics! Congratulations!

Shirley Fread said...

Cngrats on getting your card published!!! I thoroughly enjoy all of the cards you make. The Birthday card made me want to go and lie in the sun somewhere.