Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Practicing Creativity June release sneak peek!

Happy Tuesday! I am here to share a card made using Practicing Creativity's June release - Barefoot Summer. This is a really fun set and I just adore it!

I used the tree stamp from the set and made the emboss-resist background. Here is how I did it: (The captions/descriptions under the photos are the same as the ones on the photos. I did it just in case you can't see it well.)

Put the tree stamp on the acrylic block and ink only the top/branch part of the stamp with VersaMark.


Stamp the inked branch on the card base starting at one corner. Repeat the process and stamp all the way around the card base.


After stamping all the way around the card base. Clear-emboss the piece.


With an applicator/ink blending tool, apply ink to the clear-embossed card base. I chose to use mustard seed distress ink. (I also prefer to use a felt attachment for my applicator.)


This is the background you would get. The branch embossed background is really pretty and intricate. I left the center un-inked since I knew it would be covered by the main image.


I also used one of the larger flowers from the set as the sun. The smaller flowers and the super cute flip flops were also from the Barefoot Summer set. My favorite is the tree though. Isn't it so fun and whimsical? =) I colored a few extra leaves to extend them out of frame just to add a little interest.

All images were colored with Copics. I also added the ground and grass for a more finished look. The sentiment is from PTI's Life set.

Don't forget to stop by DT members Dana's, Paulina's blogs for their cards featuring the tree image from Barefoot Summer set. And Courtney is featuring my card and she also has more peaks of the new set. Don't for get to comment on Courtney's blog for a chance to win this fabulous new stamp set that will be available on June 6th!


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Practicing Creativity, Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMark, Perfect Match by Papertrey Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
markers: Copic
embossing powder: Stampendous

37 comments:

Dana said...

Alice, I have to say this card really wowed me when I saw it! Your coloring and the ground are incredible...and your tutorial is great (you have really pretty hands girl!)

donna mikasa said...

Love the ink distressed background--so cool!! And I didn't know Mustard Seed was such a great color! A great, summery card! Good night! =)

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, Alice! Love how you made the background!

Karen B. said...

This is beautiful, and a wonderful way to showcase the leaves in the set.

Shaz Wall said...

Fabulous tutorial... I need to get one of those applicator. this looks amazing!!!!

Sasya said...

Alice, this is stunning!!! thank you for the tutorial, AWESOME idea!!

Agata said...

Beautiful! I love this yellow color and the overall look of your card! The shoes under the tree are so clever and Summery! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card is adorable Alice, looks like a great new set from PC!!

Anonymous said...

Your mustard seed background is stunning! I love how you used a flower stamp for the sun!

Andrea McCulley

Carly said...

This card is just so fabulous!! I love everything about it! So simply cute!

Ayana Posadas said...

Super Cute!
I love the colors!

AnitaRex said...

So pretty! Love your tutorial! What a whimsical set!

Niki Estes said...

What a pretty card, Alice. I love the stamped background and the dimension on the tree from the flowers and leaves coming off the cardstock.

Fika said...

WOOW your background is fantastic Alice.. i love the mustard color on your card, and that cute flip flop under the tree is just sew cute!!! You really know how to mix all these pretty things together!! Happy Summer Alice :)

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Alice this is absolutely fantastic!
Such a beautiful background and that colour wow! So gorgeous!
Love your sweet tree and sun!
hugs
kim x

BabyBokChoy said...

I can hardly believe it, but 12 years ago, I had a stash of embossing powders and I was a heat embossing fool. Good thing I'm a hoarder and never get rid of anything, coz heat embossing is so back and it's time to get mine back out :) love your card!

1LuvnMama said...

Oh la la Alice! Luv the mustard seed distress background! Wonderful summery card! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

Claireabelle said...

Just gorgeous!
x

Courtney Baker said...

I just adore this card Alice! SOOOO cute and beautiful at the same time!

ivy said...

thanks for the tut! love the tree w/ delicate pink blossoms!

Maylee said...

Gorgeous card Alice!

Jane said...

Beautiful! LOVE it!

Nancy said...

Just stunning, Alice. I love the tutorial too!

Tyggereye said...

So pretty! I love distress inks. I wish I had a third hand just to always have one of those dabbers in my hands to use! I love the stuff. My fav product by far. This looks amazing.

Stamping Cafe said...

What a gorgeous card, Alice! Wonderful tutorial, love it!!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Lovely card Alice! The tutorial is wonderful! Can't wait to try it out!
:) Rachel

NinaB said...

I am loving that technique too. You did fabulous job on your beautiful card.

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card and your TUTE!!! Hugs!!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the tree and all the white space on the card, great technique on the background!

~amy~ said...

Oh soooo lovely...there is something about the color yellow when it comes to cards...I just LOVE it yet I don't use it very often...I think I need to get one of those blending tools...the color is so rich and vibrant...such the happy card Alice!

~amy~ said...

Oh soooo lovely...there is something about the color yellow when it comes to cards...I just LOVE it yet I don't use it very often...I think I need to get one of those blending tools...the color is so rich and vibrant...such the happy card Alice!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your background Alice soooo wonderful....ADORABLE card...hugs...

Suzanne C said...

Yummy Yellow background! Love the tree from the flowers and the little flip flops by the tree is really inspired! Sweet card.

Jill said...

This is definitely a WOWSERS card! Truly every detail is beautifully colored and designed!

Tasha said...

Wow this is so stunning Alice, i love the pink and green against the acid yellow - such a striking colour combo!
love tasha xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Such a pretty card in your signature style! And thanks so much about the idea for the background! It's been too long since I've played with that technique!

Speaking of which, I've got to run and make a card and get some posts ready for tomorrow. I shall return to see more!

Hugs,
Lisa

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous card! Isn't it great to stamp your own "designer paper"? Looks really wonderful!

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