Friday, July 13, 2012

Tiki Thanks Revisited - Tutorial

Hello! Today is just a repeat of a card I showed you on Wednesday, so I could upload the step by step photos. I will have three new cards to show you next week. 

Just a note… Before I move on to the photos, I want to mention that I plan to turn on word verification for about 5 days to try to combat some heavy spamming that has been getting through lately. Usually, the spam hits older posts. I have comment moderation turned on for older posts and if a particular post starts getting hit hard, I turn off comments for that post. Lately, however, they are hitting brand new posts. In the past, I've found that a few days of Word Verification throws the spam bots into a tail spin and they leave me alone for a while. I understand how miserable word verification is when trying to leave comments and I'm so sorry. I promise to turn it off as soon as possible. 

And now for the details of my card… I stamped the tiki head with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copics, beginning with W5.

Then I added E55.

Then E00. After coloring, I cut out the image.

For the leaves, I stamped with Tuxedo Black ink again and began coloring with YG97.

Added YG95.

Then filled in most of the way with YG91 and used my blender pen to smooth.

I stamped the chevron pattern, from Pretty Patterns, with Memento Peanut Brittle ink, on a piece of 4 ½ by 3 ¼ inch Pure Luxury Cantaloupe card stock. 

I cut Pure Luxury Ivory card stock with Spellbinders™ Mega Nestabilities® Labels Eighteen and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while still in the die template. 

Then I stamped the palm fronds randomly, using Memento Peanut Brittle, but stamped off on scratch paper first to make the images lighter.

I wanted to stagger the "Thank You" sentiment into two separate pieces, but the words are spaced closely together on the stamp. To get some extra space between the words, I inked up the stamp, then placed a sticky not down before stamping. Since I am using a clear stamp, it is very easy to see exactly where I am stamping. I stamped it so the edge of the sticky note was right between the words.

I moved the sticky note to cover the "you" then I inked it again and stamped so the "Thank" was on the card stock and the "You" was on the sticky note. After removing the sticky note, I had plenty of space to cut out my words.

I layered the background with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Fresh Asparagus and adhered the images with Pop Dots. The card base is Pure Luxury Sandy Beach, 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches. 

Here is another look at the inside of the card. I stamped the curvy Pretty Patterns image and the palm frond with Memento Peanut Brittle.

Thanks for stopping  by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Karen Roth said...

Very cute card! Thanks for the tip about how to get extra space between the two words, I'll have to remember that one :o)

JoanL said...

I love this card and I'm sorry you're having trouble with the spamming. It's always something!! Thank you so much for all your tutorials. I have learned a lot from you about sponging and using Copics. Your art is fantastic!

Pitchoune said...

very cute card, thank you for your tutorials, can I use promarkers? A+(from France)

Ravengirl said...

Oh my gosh! Your tutorial is great as ever and thank you for the little gem about getting your sentiment onto the little bits of paper like that. I don't know why I didn't think of it!

Rosy Newlun said...

Aloha, Theresa - Had to peek in and see what you are up to == a lot! Sorry about the spamming, I totally understand. Am loving this set {hug hug}, and how you show us what can be done. Need to work on sponging backgrounds, so will check out some other of your tutes! Love to you, Theresa -- Rosy

ddlady said...

Theresa, Great job on the coloring of your card. And I love yur color combinations!