Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lavender Paradise Tutorial

Hello there! Today I have a card all in lavender. I used my Elegant Florals stamp set, from Gina K Designs. I also used some fab silk ribbon and a beautiful Darcie stick pin, both from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

To start my project, I stamped the Bird of Paradise image with Memento  Tuxedo Black ink.

Began my coloring with a Y17 Copic marker.

Added Y11.

Then added a touch of YR07.

For the other petals, I filled in with BV11.

Added BV13.

Then added BV17.

For the stem, I used YG95.

After coloring, I cut out the flower, then added a bit of sparkle with my Stardust Glitter Pen.

I cut and embossed white card stock using Spellbinders™ Gold Labels Four, then sponged Memento Lulu Lavender while still in the die template.

Then sponged very lightly with Memento Paris Dusk.

Using the largest Gold Labels Four die template, I cut a piece of Gina K Parisian Garden pattern paper, then sponged with Memento Paris Dusk.

I embossed only a piece of Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender card stock, using Spellbinders Fancy Lattice.

The sentiment, also from Elegant Florals, was stamped on white card stock, then cut, embossed and stenciled with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty-two die template. The layers were all adhered to a white card base, that was embossed with a frame, using Spellbinders 5 X 7 Matting Basics A. I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares to pop up the layers and added the silk bow and stick pin to embellish.

Thanks for stopping by. Next week there is a new Gina K Designs stamp release and I'll be sharing a sneak peek of my new set, here on my blog, Monday morning. Have a great weekend!


Mihaela said...

Very beautiful card, love the colors!

kathi17 said...

You make the prettiest cards.I'm so glad I found your blog a while back, because I love seeing all the beautiful things you make!

jennyplace2 said...

Oh my goodness this card is just so elegant and stunning. Thanks for sharing and for the instructions. Totally amazing!

Jeanette said...

Hi Theresa, what a beautiful card, really stunning. I love your tutorials, have been learning heaps from your step by step instructions. Thanks from New Zealand.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning theresa whay a pretty card i love the colours that you have used. I do like the dies that you have used they make some great cards. Take care xx

Debs A

Cheri said...

Stunning, Theresa! Elegant and stunning!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Lavender Bird of Paradise!!! Brilliant and courageous -- I love your exploration in art!!!

quilt4fun2 said...

I love all of the layering and sponging. To leave it in the die for inking is a great idea. Beautiful job!
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Kitty said...

Beautiful in the purples


Francie in Motnreal said...

Simply gorgeous! A rhapsody in mauve. Your shading, colouring and sponging are remarkable. You get such depth in your art. Amazing.