Well this is my 100th tutorial!!! Woohoo! I just can’t believe it. 100 tutorials all since February 2008 when I first started this blog. This card is dedicated to you, as a thank you, for encouraging me with your wonderful comments. I have learned so much along the way too.
One thing, I want to give you a peek at before getting on with the tutorial. This is a sample of one of the projects that will be created in the Dayton, Ohio workshop at Marco Paper on September 6th. So join me, won’t you, and lets take the fear out of using that brayer and make some beautiful cards in the process. Absolutely no prior brayer experience necessary. I’m keeping the class number to 8 per class so I can have lots of time to work with you individually. You will also be sent home with a great set of stamps, Speedball brayer and other great tools. All of this is included in the workshop fee. Just a hint, register early before the locals get your spot. Hope to see you there.
To register, please contact Marco Paper at 937-433-7030 or 1-888-433-5239 or website at http://marcopaper.com/index.html
Oh yeah, one more thing, I just have to share with you this photo of the staff from Marco’s Paper, lol. Yes, the tall person in the middle with great legs is Greg. He’s a good sport and always gets dressed up for the trade show theme. This year it was a “PJ Party” at the Stamp Away USA trade show. Greg, that looks like way to much fun!
OK, on with Tutorial #100!
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lovely As a Tree & Holidays & Wishes, Cornish Heritage Farms Hinges|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Barely Banana, More Mustard|
|Accessories: Stampin Up Black & Gray Markers, Post it Notes, Brayer, Corner Round Punch, Gold Brads|
Starting out with a 4.5″ x 4.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
Mask a little under half of the bottom of the card stock with a post it note.
Brayered on Bashful Blue ink at the top of the card stock.
Brayered on Brilliant Blue ink not covering the Bashful blue ink entirely.
Sponged Brilliant Blue ink at the top of the card stock very heavily to create some drama in the sky.
Sponged a bit of Black ink at the edge of the Post it Note mask to create a couple of hills in the distance.
Removed Post it note Mask.
Masked Sky area with a clean Post it Note.
Brayered on Barely Banana ink on the unmasked section of the card stock.
Tore a piece of post it note in a triangle shape to mask a section to create a road. This is an experiment, I have not tried this before. The sticky part of the Post it note is at the bottom of the card stock.
Brayered on More Mustard ink.
Removed triangle post it note, but left the post it note that is masking the sky on.
Sponged More Mustard ink in the middle of the Road.
Sponged Close to Cocoa ink in the middle of the road and the bottom of the card stock, not covering the More Mustard ink entirely.
Sponged Chocolate Chip ink at the very bottom of the card stock.
Took the Post it Note off of the Sky.
Colored in the middle tree with a black marker, huffed on it and stamped it.
Colored in the two trees on the right side of the stamp with a black marker, huffed on it and stamped it to the left of the first tree I stamped.
Sponged a bit of black ink under and to the left side of the trees to create a shadow.
Used my corner rounder punch on two corners of my main image panel and the Brilliant Blue panel that will go under it.
Stamped two hinges on with Basic Black ink and colored them in a bit with a gray marker.
Assembled card, added a gold brad to each hinge and then stamped my sentiment using Basic Black ink.
Here you have it, the conclusion of tutorial #100 with the finished card measuring 5.25″ x 5.25″.
May your day be filled with dreamy scenery. Thanks again for your encouragement!
Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . .