Thursday, August 28, 2014

CardMaker Magazine and The Paperloft Blog Hop

Hello! I am so pleased to be blog hopping today with the CardMaker and The Paperloft blog teams. The Paperloft is a fabulous pattern paper supplier.  There are many collections to choose from and you can also find coordinating accessory sheets and layouts. I love that they have a gallery full of ideas right there on their website.

I fell in love with the Island Sun collection and used it on my card. The designs are perfect for many card making occasions and they are so perfect for scrapbooking your favorite summer beach memories. I love that these papers will work great for masculine and kids cards, too!

Your next stop on the hop is Vicki Garrett.

The Paper Loft will be hosting a giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to their online store to one winner on their blog (

To get started on the card, stamp the sailboat, from By the Sea 2 by Gina K Designs, onto white cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring, using Copic marker Y23 on the sails.

Blend along the previous color using Y21, leaving a few uncolored areas as highlights.

Use a colorless blender pen to smooth out the transition from the yellow to uncolored areas.

For the main part of the boat, begin with Copic marker W5.

Then fill in with W1.

After coloring, cut out the image using scissors and set aside while you prepare the background.

Cut and emboss white cardstock with Spellbinders® Classic Ovals SM. Sponge around the edges with Gina K Ocean Mist ink with the die cut still in the die template.

Place a sticky note over the top section to mask for the sky and continue sponging with Ocean Mist ink.

Adhere the sail boat to the oval. Notice there are some white parts in the center of the image that would have required some extreme fussy cutting, so I just left them.

To make the white parts blend into the background, I filled in those areas with a BG10 Copic marker.

Add some ripples to the water by making squiggly lines with a BG02 Copic marker and a shadow below the sailboat with N3.

Trim a piece of the Island Sun paper to 4 ¾ inches by 1 ½ inches, then use scissors to cut a notch on one end to shape it like a banner.

Trim another piece of the Island Sun paper to 3 ¼ inches by 1 inch and cut a notch on one end.

Cut another piece to  ½ by 3 inches. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and trim slightly smaller than the pattern paper. Layer and adhere. 

Prepare a 4 ¾ inch square card base from white cardstock and adhere the banners. Attach the oval and sentiment layers using adhesive foam squares and embellish with self adhesive gems. 

Thank you for visiting. I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy the hop! 


By the Sea 2 Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko

Ocean Mist Ink - Gina K Designs

Copic Markers (Y23, Y21, W1, W5, BG10, BG02, blender pen) - Imagination International

Mega Runner Adhesive - Xyron

Self Adhesive Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Self Adhesive Gems


Paper Trimmer



Brooke said...

This is so pretty, Theresa!

Papertangler said...

I like the papers and how well the coloring matches the papers.

Linda Gorman said...

Love your card!

Debbie Seyer said...

This is such a lovely card! Thanks for showing all the steps!!

Unknown said...

Love these stamps!

Unknown said...

I'd love to be sailing away on that boat right about now...we've had 3 full days of rain here...I'm sick of it! About your card...easy peasy...and cute. Love that patterned paper and of course your copic coloring.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

gorgeous coloring! what a beautiful card!

mae said...

Beautiful coloring! Love the card!

Jeanne J. said...

What a dreamy scene you created Theresa! Your coloring is amazing!

Unknown said...

Love your coloring :)

Anonymous said...

the background paper is so pretty. The coloring on the boat is great. Love this card.
thanks for sharing.

Gaye Miller said...

Love the paper and that stamp. Can't wait to shop at The Paper Loft.

Leslie said...

this is beautiful. wonderful design

Sue D said...

Beautiful. I like your choice of papers and the coloring and sponging of the sailboat scene.

Nana Griffin said...

Love your card! Nicely done putting it all together.

r.winncreates said...

So sweet! I love the sailboat!

Barbra said...

oooooooo very pretty. Would make nice birthday card for a guy.

Carol Dee said...

Simply beautiful card. Great paper choices.

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

WOW!!! These papers are all so perfect for this beautiful card. Thank you for the tutorial.


Becky said...

These papers are wonderful, and love the design of the card.

islandscrapper said...

Your tutorial is so helpful and the card is just lovely. Thank you. Kristie Absher

gabriella said...

A great tutorial

Nana Griffin said...

Love how you used the dp with this card. Very pretty.

ann said...

I love your use of the Coptic markers. They are on my wish list. Lovely card.