Friday, June 10, 2016

A Tutorial

Hello crafty friends. Today I have a tutorial for you, well actually I told Momma Mary of Carolina Cards that I would do a tutorial of a card I had made that she wanted to know how to do. So this is for you Momma Mary!!! 

The card is this card. First you want to start with what ever paper you will use for your layer and size it to the size you want it. I used SU watercolor paper I had in my stash since I wanted to use my Zigs and water brush, it measured 5 x 3 3/4. So I didn't need to cut it down any, but if you need to cut your panel down then do it now. Once your panel is to size, you will want to stamp your image in the left hand top corner. You can also put something in the right hand bottom corner if you wish, like leaves. My stamp set didn't have any leaves, so I didn't stamp anything in that corner. 

Next you want to cut out a rectangle, square, circle, whatever shape you want to use in your panel with what ever kind of layering dies you like to use. You can place it in where ever on your panel, I chose to off set to the right with my stitched die and cut it out with my Big Shot.

This is what you should have now. Set aside the one with the rectangle cut out of it. We only need the solid rectangle piece to work with right now.

You will color this one using what ever color medium you want. I used my Zig Clean Color Pens. 

Here is mine all colored, so now I'm ready to add everything to my card base. 

I decided to add a black panel to my card and then place my cut out panel on top of that. I did it that way because my watercolor panel is a vanilla color and my card base was white. Place the "cut out" panel on the black panel. Then you can either inlay the cut out colored rectangle back in the negative space or you can pop it up with foam or foam tape. I chose to just inlay it back in the negative spot on my card.

And that is all there is to it this type of card. Easy peasy, lemon squeasy! Now all I have to do is place a sentiment on my card yet. I think this will be a birthday card for my birthday card stash. I hope this has help you Momma Mary and anyone else who wanted to know how to make this type of card. 

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting with me a spell. You always bring so much sunshine to my life and your comments always put a wide smile on my face. 

Edited to add that this tutorial was inspired by a card that I CASed in a challenge. See link above to see my original card with the link to the challenge.

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:
Zig Clean Color Pens
SU Stamp set-Regarding Dahlias
SU Water color paper
black paper from my stash
My Creative Time-More Stitched Rectangular Dies


Marilyn said...


Anonymous said...

Great tutorial Brenda, thanks so much for the step by step and every crafty blessing to you and Momma Mary 😊
Shaz in Oz.x

Lisa said...

My gosh, this is stunning, Brenda!! Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial (and Mary for asking for it)!! I absolutely love the look!! You colored the flower so beautifully!! I'm not very good coloring but you've inspired me to give this a try!! Who makes the double stitched die you used for the cut-out?? Need to add that to my wish list :) Thanks again for the tutorial and have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Great tutorial. Have a great weekend, Brenda.

Sheila H said...

Brenda, I'm giving a big thank you to you and to Mary! I want to make a set of cards as a thank you gift and this technique is perfect. I'm going to CASE your gorgeous card.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for the tutorial too Brenda. Love that flower image and your coloring with the Zigs is so pretty!

Loll said...

Beautiful card and a great tutorial Brenda!! Thanks so much for sharing how you do this technique. Love it. Need to give it a try for myself. Have a GREAT weekend. xx

Happy Dance said...

Sneaking in a few comments while DH is absorbed in MLB games.... Thanks for sharing this technique. Even if we do know about it, it's good to have a reminder to get out our supplies and do this more often. That's one beautiful dahlia, btw. And your watercoloring is perfect. Have a good weekend, my friend. Bev

Carol L said...

Your tutorial shows how simple this technique truly is, and I love the resulting card! I'm going to have to give this a try one day soon, because it's just beautiful! Great coloring on that pretty flower too!

MaryH said...

Well, this sure made your previous explanation crystal clear (can you hear me telling myself "Duh?"). Appreciate you doing it so Simple can understand it! Makes perfect sense now that I see (I'm a visual learner). It's an impressive looking technique, once seen, that looks very doable. You've done some beautiful cards with this & I will be trying it myself now! Thanks so much. (You do good tutorials!!!) Nice to see that it helped some of your other pals too! (makes me feel less stupid :-(. Hugs

Sue said...

Fab tutorial Brenda I will be giving this one a go lol huggles Sue xxxxxxxx

Di said...

Wowser Brenda! I love this technique and so well explained too! Will be trying this - your results are stunning!

Big hugs

Di xx

Marlena M. said...

What a lovely card, Brenda! Fantastic technique~

Bonnie said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, Brenda! Love this technique and you make it look so easy. Can't wait to give it a try!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous tutorial, Brenda ... clear, concise and easy to understand ... a technique to try ... thank you so much! ... I recall that original card ... this one is equally gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Sheila H said...

Hi, Brenda! I came back to say I CASEed your card. It's on my blog 😉

scrappymo! said...

Easy peasy indeed! Well, it does not look it at fact it has that wonderful bespoke card look!
Love this technique and will try it soon!

Darnell said...

First of all, stunning card, Brenda! Thank you for the fabulous tutorial! I wish I'd seen it a couple of months ago and I'm very proud that my niece is a lot smarter than her Auntie! A short time ago, Joyce of Cards-by-the-Sea was the to-be-CASEd designer for Happy Little Stampers. (I can't remember if it was April or May.) So, anyway, she made a card using this technique and I did a post with a CASE of it. I shouldn't admit that I did it a VERY hard way! Because Joyce's colored middle panel was popped up, I thought she had stamped the image on the bottom panel and then stamped it again on the top panel "just so" in order for it to line up correctly. !!! I can't tell you how many times I did it, but it finally worked. Later, when I realized I just needed to stamp it once and cut it out, I put Hammy on a time-out for THREE DAYS!!! So embarrassing!! hahaha. Love and hugs, Darnell

Leslierosek said...

Thanks for the tutorial. We have to do this soon.

D- said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

nancy littrell said...

TFS your wonderful and easy to follow Spotlighting Tutorial, Brenda. I tried long time ago without using a die. Your way much easier. Love how your beautiful card turned out :-) Hugs, Nancy

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I come here from Mary's blog. Great positive/negative effect, love your colouring, just fabulous! Thaks for sharing the step by step tutorial! I must try this technique!

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
just popped over from Mary's blog.
Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial.
This is a very wonderful use of a very lovely stamp.
The colour is fantastic also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Thank you for the tutorial, I'll have a go too!

Love and hugs

scrappymo! said...

Thank you for the tutorial for this ool card. I loved the photo walk thru. You know I have a brain injury from an auto accident and although I struggle to learn new things, I do much better with photowalk thrus!
Your card is lovely.

cm said...

I'm now handing you 'teacher of the year award' (because I can, cuz I'm a teacher *grin*) for this marvelous, easy-to-follow, user-friendly tutorial! You've done an outstanding job in showing us this technique, with a card design that is simply gorgeous! Your flower, in all its 'shades' is sensational! Can't wait to see what you'll teach us next! (I confess: I'm giggling over Darnell's comment and the issues she had trying to recreate this. Poor Hammy having to take the blame...hahahahahha)
Hugs and love~c

MaryH said...

The photo is terrific, but it does NOT show the wonderful shimmer on the pink petals! IRL the shimmer is beautiful! TFS - Hugs

salem said...

thamks great