Friday, June 8, 2012

Tropical Birthday Fish Tutorial

Happy Friday! Today I have the tutorial for a card I shared on Tuesday, featuring Gina's new Birthday Greetings stamp set, along with images from Under The Sea. Also featured are some gorgeous pearl embellishments from Zva Creative! I was so lucky to recently receive a wonderful package of Zva goodies in the mail and I've been having so much fun playing with it all.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a verse, from Birthday Greetings, and then stamped one of the fish, from Under The Sea, using Memento Bahama Blue ink.

To begin my card, I stamped the two smaller versions of the clownfish and butterflyfish, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To color the first fish, I began by filling in with Y17.

Added YR07.

Added R08.

Then, for the stripes, I used N5.

And added N7.

For the clownfish, I began with C5 on the stripes.

Then added N7 to shade.

And added 100(black) to shade even more.

For the opposite stripes, I filled in with B00.

Then shaded with C3.

After coloring, I cut out both images with my Cutterbee scissors.

For the background, I used Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Classic Circles to cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock, then sponged with Memento Bahama Blue ink.

Then stamped the seaweed with Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Instead of sponging the sea floor this time I used Copics to color it. I colored in an area with E31, then added some shading with E33.

I thought the Zva pearl swirls would make the perfect embellishment to mimic air bubbles for the fish, so I took a package and cut it into sections on the transparent sheet. Then when I was assembling my card, I could move the pearls around to see where I wanted them, before peeling them off the transparent sheet.

Here you can see the finished card. I stamped the birthday greeting on another circle and sponged with Memento Bahama Blue also. I adhered that to a piece of Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea, which I had scored with my Score-Budddy. The large circle was adhered with Pop Dots, then I added the pearls. I also cut some individual pearls to place immediately above each of the fish. I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury White and used Ocean Mist for the card base. Finished size 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches. 

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Thank you so much for taking some time to spend with me. I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend! 


Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Your card and your new set is awesome!

Carole said...

Super, sharp and special. This card is so charming and that stamp set is on my wish list. I just made a fish card with die cuts but it would be some much better using that stamp set.

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card Theresa! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Sue said...

Beautiful card! I just love your style and look forward to checking your blog everyday! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial for each card - I've learned a lot by watching these!