If you missed the party last night over on Split Coast Stampers in Gina K. Designs Forum you missed a great new stamp release party. There were tons of sneak peeks and contests.
This is a sneak peek card I did for the party last night using Melanie Muenchinger’s “Jumping for Joy” set. You can see all of the new stamp sets today at Gina K. Designs, just following this link: http://www.ginakdesigns.com/
I think I have been permanently trained now to take photos whenever I am stamping a card out, lol. Imagine, here I was in a hurry to get a card done for the party and I’m stopping to take photos. Yep, I’ve been trained to do tutorials for every card created! Hey, it only took 56 tutorials to make it a habit, lol. Old dogs and new tricks!
Anyhoo, here is the tutorial for this one.
|Stamps: Melanie Muenchinger’s Jumping for Joy at Gina K. Designs|
|Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean|
|Ink: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Brilliant Blue, Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Black|
|Accessories: prismacolor markers, Sponges, Brayer, Post it Notes|
Started off by stamping this sweet bear (love his expression) on a piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock with Palette Noir Black ink. Note: I used this ink because it doesn’t smear when using Prismacolor markers.
Colored the Bear with a Prismacolor Sand Marker. I did not color his muzzle or his inner ears. I also did a second swipe of color with the same marker to create shadows under his arms, feet, behind and chin.
Continued with the shadowing on him with yet a darker marker, Prismacolor Walnut on his under arms, feet, behind and chin.
I used scissors to cut him out. He has pretty easy curves to maneuver around with scissors.
Ripped a cliff shape from a piece of River Rock card stock.
Heavily sponged River Rock ink on the right side of the cliff. Leaving the left side bare because I’m imagining that my sun is shining on the front of the cliff.
Heavily sponged Old Olive ink on the top of the cliff for grass and lightly sponged on some Chocolate Chip ink at the right side of the cliff, not covering the River Rock ink entirely.
Now for the background, brayered on Soft Sky ink at the top 2/3rds of a piece of Whisper White card stock.
Brayered on Brilliant Blue ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Soft Sky ink entirely.
Placed Post it Notes, sticky end where I wanted my horizon line to be and to mask the sky area.
Brayered on Cool Caribbean ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Sponged Taken with Teal ink at the Post it Note edge to make a dark line for the horizon. Also using a swiping motion from left to right I sponged on Taken With Teal in the water area getting heavier towards the bottom of the card stock.
Took a piece of Old Olive card stock and tore the top edge of it off. This will be the ground area.
Swiped the bottom and top of the torn card stock over the Old Olive ink pad.
Assembled main image panel.
Sponged Night of Navy ink at the top of the card stock.
Assembled card and here it is finished measuring 4″x 8.5″.
Hope your day gives you an expression like the one this bear is wearing!
Until my next post. . . . . ..