Let’s Go Camping – Tutorial #447

If you have an outdoors man or woman for that matter on your card list this card may be for you. 
Today’s card is using a large main image panel (4.5″ x 6″) so it doesn’t leave much room for bling.   But with a great scene you don’t want bling, right?  I know some of you are gasping right now, lol.  But really, you don’t want to distract your viewer’s attention with a bunch of bling when you have created a panel this large.

I currently have dough rising.   I’m in the process of making homemade Broccoli, cheese and ham calzones so I must get moving.  With that being said, let’s get started on today’s tutorial. . . .  . . .

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Loads of Fun, Lovely as A Tree, Season of Friendship and Word Play
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Old Olive and Basic Black
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy and Cajun Craze
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, heat gun, clear embossing powder, brayer, Versamark pad and marker, Markers (Old Olive, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue and Basic Black), 1 3/4″ circle and 1″ square punches, post it notes, gold brads, White gel pen
Techniques: Brayering, masking

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Started with a 4.5″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Loaded my Camper stamp with Versamark and then Basic Black ink before I stamped it.  Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

Colored the camper in using Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Basic Black and Sahara Sand markers.

Went over the bottom area of the Bashful Blue again using the Bashful Blue marker to create a sense of roundness to the camper.   Also colored over the slated bottom of the camper using the Sahara Sand marker again to create a darker tone of that color.

Colored over the entire camper using a Versamark marker and then heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  This was done to protect the image from future ink applications.

Added a 1 3/4″ circle punch Post it note and a post it note with a hill ripped in it.

Brayered Daffodil Delight ink at the bottom of the unmasked area.  Be sure to wipe any ink off of the embossed image using a paper towel any time you go over it with ink.

Brayered Cajun Craze ink at the bottom of the unmasked area, not covering the Daffodil Delight ink entirely.

Brayered Not Quite Navy ink at the top of the card stock.

Brayered Night of Navy ink at at the top of the card stock,  not covering the Not Quite Navy ink entirely.

Removed the sun mask and sponged Daffodil Delight ink in the center of it.

Stamped the Lovely As A Tree Pine using Basic Black ink.  Stamped the image 3 times.

Stamped the Season of Friendship tree using Basic Black ink.  Wiped the ink off of my embossed image.

Stamped the leaves using Old Olive ink.

Added Basic Black ink leaves.

Removed the hill mask and sponged Old Olive ink on it.

Sponged Basic Black ink at the base of the hill.

Added White Gel Pen highlights to the leaves, back of camper, windows and made little strokes with the pen to create grasses.

Toned down the highlighted leave by going over them with an Old Olive marker.

Stamped the Word Play Sentiment using Whisper White ink.

Added a few White Gel pen dots in the sky for stars.

Added an Old Olive Panel, 4 – 1″ Basic Black square punches on the corners of the Old Olive Panel.  Added a Basic Black panel and 4 gold brads to the corners of the main image panel.

Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

May you breath fresh air today.

Until my next post.. . .  .



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23 responses to “Let’s Go Camping – Tutorial #447

  1. All I can say is “WOW”

  2. Very cool scene, as always!! Great tutorial!

  3. LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Michelle, This is a beautiful card you have made, as usual. I love your work and wish you’d come out to central Washington state to do a class here. Gail

  5. You are amazing! I would have gotten a headache struggling to come up with something for that stamp and would have never even purchased it because I wouldn’t have known what to you. You are truly gifted! – Felica

  6. Pat Jandacek

    The tutorial/card is wonderful, but my comment has to deal with you making homemade calzones!! How do you do it, girl!! I apparently am the world’s best time-waster and you, apparently, don’t ever rest. More power to you and thanks for everything you share with us. I’m always in awe.

  7. Wendy Gorton

    Hi Michelle: I love this card so much. We just got back from camping at Pinecrest Lake and this brings back all of the wonders of being in the outdoors. Thanks for the tutorial! Love to you. Wendy

  8. Great camping card. You present so many cool ideas.

  9. Incredible! What a great scene!

  10. This is darling! I KNEW you would find a clever way to replace the photo corner punch! Awesome!

  11. Michelle, Cute card! How did you know I went camping this past week-end?lol Love it.

  12. FABULOUS card! I absolutely love every little thing about it. TFS it as well as your, as always, thorough tutorial. :)

  13. I had to look up calzones but it sound delicious!
    Your card is wonderful.

  14. Love it. Enjoying the detais. A little different from your normal style and I love this one too. I’d like to see more like this.

  15. Fabulous card. Great camping scene.Makes me want to get out there!

  16. Gorgeous Michelle. Can’t wait to be good like you one of these days. :)

  17. I think this is your best card so far. And I am a big fan of yours. Beautiful………..!
    And for once have the stamps (except the camper) to pull this off.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Brilliant! And I do have a camper I need cards for ! :-)

  19. Fabulous project Michelle ! Love how you’ve got the caravan sitting on the hill, stunning ! Sue C x

  20. Brenda in Indy

    Great card. Reminds me of our past camping days with small kids in an old school bus! This looks like more fun.

  21. This would make a Great front for my camping scrapbook! THANKS for sharing!Great tutorial!

  22. I have watched your work over the past few years and you are still coming up with awsome cards. This one is just breath taking