Thursday, March 28, 2013

Northwoods Congrats Tutorial

 Hello! I said I would post this yesterday, featuring The Northwoods, but I'm a day late. This is a card I made for my nephew, who just graduated from the police academy. We are so proud of him!

Before I get to the tutorial, I want to give you a little health update to explain why my posting has been so sporadic and will continue to be for at least a few more weeks. I had surgery on my ankle a few weeks ago and I'm having to keep it elevated to control the swelling. That means my crafting time is getting done in fits and starts because I can only spend a little time stamping before I have to go back to elevating the foot. With what little time I can manage right now, I'm having to focus on meeting design team assignments, rather than make projects for the blog. 

If you're wondering about what happened to my foot, I rolled my ankle from stepping on a rock,  while hiking last August. Apparently it caused some tears in tendons, a hairline fracture in one of the bones of my foot and the ankle bone even had a small hole that was punched into it from the bone above. Luckily, the hairline fracture healed on it's own, but the tendons needed to be repaired surgically and the debris cleaned up from the ankle bone. I have another two weeks in a cast, and then I should get to go into a walking boot and allowed to put a bit of weight on the foot. Things should get easier when that happens and hopefully, I can get back to my craft room! 

Now to my card...
 To begin, I used Spellbinders™ Classic Circles Nestabilities® to cut a circle mask for the moon. Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky ink around the mask.

 Next I sponged Memento Danube Blue, starting from the edges and working in toward the lighter blue.

 Then I removed the mask and sponged Memento Paris Dusk, mostly around the edges, but I also did some horizontal swipes across the sky to make it look like there were some wispy clouds.

 I used sticky notes to mask the sky, then used the same circle mask to for the moon reflection. Then I sponged lightly with Memento Danube Blue.

 I removed those masks and then stamped the tree, from The Northwoods, using Memento Tuxedo Balck ink.

Just a reminder, you can click on the photos to see them larger. 

 Then I used some torn sticky notes to mask the water, forming a small area to look like a bank, and sponged Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

 Then created another bank on the other side.

 After removing those masks, I sponged lightly, along the bottom, with the same jumbo sponge dauber I used for the Tuxedo Black ink. I didn't re-ink the sponge dauber, using just the residual ink on it.

 Next, I used a N7 Copic marker to draw in a shadow for the tree.

I layered with Pure Luxury In The Navy card stock and used a Powder Blue card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). The sentiment, from Follow Your Dreams, was stamped on vellum.

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blog Candy Winner

Hello! I have a winner from the blog candy I posted from last week. I used to choose a number, then found the corresponding comment on the post. Congrats to…

Blogger cjgusloff57 said...
These new dies are gorgeous! And your cards are beautiful! I only own the basic Spellbinders dies. Circles, Ovals, Scallops and the card layering dies. But, it seems I use them all the time. Like your stamp sets and hope I am lucky for a change.
March 22, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Congratulations to cjgusloff57!!! Please email me your address to theresamomber (@) and I'll get your stamp sets sent off to you.

If I don't hear from cjgusloff57 by Friday, I'll draw a new name.

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I'll be back tomorrow with a new tutorial. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Nesties Besties Blog Hop

Hello! Today some of the Spellbinders™ Design Team are joining together to share some of our favorite Spellbinders projects. Today, I'm sharing two projects I designed for Spellbinders using some of my favorite die template sets. First is a card I made featuring a whimsical Die D-Lites set, called Flower Burst (S2-007).

Next is a card featuring on of the gorgeous new set from the Imperial Gold line, Gold Labels Four (S5-159). These amazing die templates not only cut, emboss and stencil, they also deboss. I love this new line of die templates from Spellbinders. They are amazing!

Some of us have a little blog candy from our stash, so be sure to check out all the links below for some fabulous inspiration and a chance to win!

Angela Ploegman
Darsie Bruno
Debbie Seyer
Heidi Van Laar
Judy Hayes
Michelle Woerner
Teresa Horner
Theresa Momber - you are here!
Tina McDonald
Yvonne van de Grijp -will be posting late

And now how about some Blog Candy from me! I have two stamp sets I've illustrated, Country Roads and Vogue Vases 2 to give to one person that leaves a comment on this post. I'll draw a name and post the winner on Tuesday, March 26th. I would love to hear about your favorite Spellbinders die template set, or even a link to your favorite project you've made. Good luck!

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Here is a complete list of supplies used on the first card. 
S2-007 Flower Burst
S4-190 Labels Four
S5-135 Fancy Ribbon Threader
Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Want2Scrap©, Purple Self Adhesive Gems
Melissa Frances, Fifth Avenue, Pearl Patterned Paper
Xyron®, Mega Runner
Purple and White Cardstock from Gina K Designs

Yellow, Green and Purple Memento Inks from Tsukineko 
Lavender Satin Ribbon

Here is a complete list of supplies used on the second card…
S4-190 Labels Four
S4-363 Jewel Fantasies
S4-395 Les Papillions Two
S5-159 Gold Labels Four
S6-001 5 x 7 Matting Basics A
Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Want2Scrap©, Self-Adhesive Pearls
May Arts, Satin Ribbon
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™, E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares
Warm With Love Stamp Set from Gina K Designs
Cantaloupe, Angel Pink and Rich Cocoa Memento Ink from Imagine Crafts/Tsukinko

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Goosebumps Resist Background Tutorial

Hello there! Today I have a card using my new The Northwoods stamp set, along with a fun background using Goosebumps texture spray from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.

To start, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory card stock, to 3 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches. Then I spritzed some Goosebumps on the paper.

I've found that if you have your card stock close when you spritz, you get a bolder pattern and if you hold it further away, you get a finer mist. Also, be sure to clean the nozzle thoroughly after using to prevent it from clogging. I hadn't cleaned mine well last time and it affected how well it sprayed. Luckily, after using it this time, I was able to get it clean and spritzing perfectly again.

After letting it dry, I sponged Memento Desert Sand ink.

Then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa around the edges.

For the focal layer, I cut & embossed ivory card stock, using Spellbinders™Nestabilities® Matting Basics A, then sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink in the center.

I cut a mask from a sticky note, using Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, then sponged more Cantaloupe ink around the mask.

Sponged Memento Desert Sand all around.

Then I tore a sticky note to mask off the sky and sponged more Desert Sand ink along the edge of the mask.

I moved the mask lower, then sponged using Memento Rich Cocoa. I kept the sponge dauber very dry, by sponging off on scratch paper first, so it would be fairly light.

I removed the mask, then stamped the tree, from The Northwoods, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Stamped the deer, also with Tuxedo Black.

Using my W5 Copic marker, I drew in some shadows.

 Then added to the shadows with W3.

I layered using Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate card stock and used Ivory for my 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch card base.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fabulous day!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Flowers, Dots & Tags Tutorial

Hello there! Here is a card I made for the last Gina K Designs release party. I used images from three different stamp sets, A Year of Flowers 2, Lots of Dots and All Occasion Tags 2.

To start, I stamped a flower image, from A Year of Flowers 2, on white card stock and began coloring with my Y21 Copic marker.

Added Y17.

For the petals I started with R05.

Added RV23.

Then filled in with RV21. After coloring, I cut out the flowers.

Next, I cut a circle with Spellbinders™Circle Nestabilities and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while still in the die template.

I stamped a stem and leaf on the right,  then used a mask to cover the first leaf before stamping the stem and leaves on the left.

I removed the mask and began coloring with YG03.

Then filled in with YG95.

On white card stock, I stamped one of the tag images, from All Occasion Tags 2, using Memento Rose Bud ink.

Then I used sticky notes to mask off the frame and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. After sponging, I removed the mask, stamped the sentiment and cut out the tag.

For the card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches), I used Pure Luxury Jelly Bean card stock and stamped the dot image, from Lots of Dots, using Pear Tart ink.

I adhered the background, flowers and tag, using 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I added eyelets to the tag before assembling and threaded a ribbon through them. The pretty sheer ribbon is part of the Gina K Color Companions collection.

Thanks for the visit. I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Glossy Spritzed Background Trees

 Hey there! Yesterday I was playing around with glossy card stock and Gina K inks. Here are a few cards I made, also using The Northwoods stamp set.

Here is the second card. For more inspiration using The Northwoods, check out the awesome video Gina posted on StampTV today! You can find it here.  She shows you how to make a wonderful woodgrain texture.

 To make my spritzed background, I sponged Gina K Powder Blue ink, in a random pattern on glossy card stock.

Then filled in the rest of the card stock by sponging Gina K Fresh Asparagus. Apparently the Fresh Asparagus ink pad is camera shy, so the Powder Blue ink pad volunteered for another photo.

Then I used a small spray mister to spritz water on the glossy card stock. As it dries, you get some nice splatter marks.

 For the second card, I stamped the tree with Memento Rich Cocoa. For the first card I stamped the trees using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Misty Woods Tutorial

Hello there! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have another The Northwoods card to share with you today.

To start I stamped the large tree with VersaMark ink on Pure Luxury Sandy Beach card stock, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Then I sponged Memento Tangelo ink and Potter's Clay inks.

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

Then stamped the grove of trees using Memento Toffee Crunch.

I layered with Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate and used a Honey Mustard card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). The sentiment was stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle.

Thanks for visiting. I hope the day rocks your socks!