Sunset Still Lake – Tutorial #299


Hey, I’m still in Arizona teaching, but here is a tutorial I put together for you before I left.  Check it out.


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Bird on a Branch
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal and Whisper White
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Apricot Appeal
Accessories:Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue Marker, Sponge, White Gel Pen, Brayer, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Apricot Appeal & Tempting Turquoise ribbon, Post it notes, 1 3/4″ Punch

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Punched through the sticky part of two layers of post it notes with a 1 3/4″ punch.


Cut part of the circle off of the 2 layers.


Mask the sun in the sky with one of the sun mask and masked the bottom of the 3.5″ x 4.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock with another post it note.


Brayered Bashful Blue ink at the top of the card stock.


Brayered Taken with Teal ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Bashful Blue ink entirely.


Brayered Pumpkin Pie ink at the post it note edge to add color to the horizon line.


Removed the sun mask and sponged Apricot Appeal in the sun area.


Removed the bottom mask and added the second sun mask in water area of the card stock, lining it up with the sun in the sky.


Masked the sky area of the card stock with a post it note.


Brayered Bashful Blue ink and Taken with Teal ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Removed the reflection sun mask and brayered more Bashful Blue and Taken with Teal ink to tone down the reflection.



Brayered Pumpkin pie ink at the post it note edge.


Sponged Taken with Teal ink at the post it note edge.


Moved the post it note mask so it was a bit below the horizon line and stamped the Branch image 3 times with Basic Black ink.


Turned the post it note mask so it is covering the sky area and stamped the branch on my stamp-a-ma-jig plastic with Bashful Blue ink and then turned it over and lined it up with the Basic Black images and rubbed the back of the plastic to transfer the image.  This gives you a reverse image.

I did this three times.


Removed all of the post it note masks and put a couple of streaks of Bashful Blue marker at the base of the Basic Black images.


Added a few dashes in the water area with a white gel pen.


Added Apricot Appeal Ribbon, Tempting Turquoise ribbon and panels of Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa and Tempting Turquoise. 

Here is the finished card measuring 5.5″ square.


May you be warm and cozy where ever you are today.

Until my next post.  . . .  . . . . . . . . ..



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27 responses to “Sunset Still Lake – Tutorial #299

  1. Very pretty!!!

  2. oh wow, this is a beauty!!!!!!!!!
    I love it, will try this too next weekend, tomorrow begins another week of every day work again:-((

  3. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial. Enjoy Arizona.

  4. Beautiful! Very calm and serene looking. Love the colours.

  5. What a beautiful card….
    Adding to that workshop fund… :)

  6. You always make stamping look so easy in your tutorials!

  7. That is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. Hope everyone’s having a great time at the workshop!

  8. Wow – this is awesome.

  9. what a beautiful card! :)

  10. That is a spectacular card and when you read the tutorial, it is really pretty simple do to, though takes time. I really am going to try something similar. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Michelle,
    I just love this card and the lovely colors. Very beautiful, thanks for the step by step tutorial.

  12. Michelle, this is tutorial 299! I guess I have been visiting your blog for a long time. I love everything about this card.

  13. Picture PERFECT! It just draws you in & takes you away to a tranquil place!

  14. I just found out about your website and beautiful braying….so I was excited to see you had a workshop in Arizona, as I live in AZ. But I was too late to get into the class, which was this weekend….:-( But I’ve subscribed to your blog and keeping my fingers crossed that you might be in Arizona again sometime and I can then come to a workshop. Love your creations.
    Mary L

  15. I think this is awesome! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a tutorial even while you are in travel status!

  16. This is gorgeous! I always am drawn to the scenic cards. Great job!

  17. How cool is this !?!? I would love to be floating on thet warm and lazy lake right now. I love those colors together. Hope you are enjoying the weather in AZ as well as the fun ladies that are enjoying you workshop. Have a wonderful week,hugs…

  18. Beautiful! I am always amazed at how you take a “simple” stamp set and create such beautiful pictures! You are turly gifted!!!! thanks so much for shareing that gift with those of us who are less creative! ( speaking for myslelf of course!) :0 Blessings!!!!

  19. How beautiful!! Love the scene and the colors!

  20. wow – i really love this scene!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous…makes me wish I were there. Your work is amazing Michelle. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  22. WOWee. Super nice!

  23. Thanks for the tutorial. It’s a beautiful card and it’s so nice of you to post a tutorial while you are out of town.

  24. A beautiful scene Michelle! I love stamping and paper crafts but have not had any time for hobbies lately. Visiting your site everyday is a joy! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us.

  25. wow. really cool. thx for thinking of us even when you’re off teaching :)

  26. I LOVE it…the colors are wonderful and the card is so relaxing..thanks for sharing. You are so sweet to think of us!!!

  27. This looks very difficult, but when I tried it, it came together very easily. I think I am learning a lot from doing your tuts. I’m starting to get over the fact that the class you are teaching closest to me is full – I just pretend you are looking over my shoulder and encouraging me while I do your tutorial.

    My result is on my blog.