Monday, June 25, 2012

Fish & Turtle Tutorial

Hello! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week. Mine is off to a crooked start. As I am typing this, I see my sentiment is a tad tilted. If I promise to go fix it quick, will you believe me? I got out my latest set, from Gina K Designs, Under The Sea, to make this card.

First I stamped the larger fish using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I began my Copic coloring with Y11.

Added Y17. That pesky Y11 snuck back into the photo, but trust me, I really did add Y17.

 Then added YR07.

On the fins, I added V04.

 Then filled in with V000.

I decided I wanted blue tones in the fins, so I filled in with  B02, then I cut out the fish.

Then I stamped the small sea turtle with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and began coloring by filling in with E31.

Added YG93.

Then added YG95. After coloring, I cut out the turtle.

I used the largest die template in Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels Four SM to cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock for my scene. Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky while still in the die template. 

Sponged Memento Bahama Blue from the bottom.

Then sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

I removed the die temple, and used sticky notes to mask the un-inked frame around the edges, while stamping the two sizes of silhouette sea grass with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.

I adhered the sea turtle directly onto my background and used Pop Dots to adhere the fish.

My card base is Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White, sized to 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches. After scoring/folding the fold line, I added some decorative score lines to two opposite corners using my Scor-Buddy. I placed the card base on my Scor-Buddy with the outside down/ inside up, so the score lines would be raised on the outside of the card. 

After scoring, I added some of that awesome mesh ribbon, from Creative Impressions, that I love so much. I used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the mesh ribbon. Using the larges die template from Spellbinders Labels Four LG Nestabilities, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea to layer with my background. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Pure Luxury White and trimmed with my scissors. I popped up the layered background and the sentiment layer with Pop Dots. 

Thanks for spending time with me. I hope you have a wonderful day! 


Madeleen said...

Wow Theresa I love the images you used and your colouring is spot on! I have that mesh ribbon in a straw colour - now I know where to get the other colours from!

Debi said...

I just love that turtle image Theresa! will have to pop that set onto my wish list :-) Debi x

Victoria H. said...

What a lovely card! I love this set!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for showing your Copic coloring method. I am very new to card-making and Copic markers so your blog has been both an inspiration and a tutorial for me.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card. This set has so many possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration and the wonderful tutorial.

Melanie said...

that mesh is too cool with this, great design!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you used the mesh, and really appreciate your tutorial ~ Thanks!