Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Another 1st - a tutorial!

I had a request from my darling friend, Donna Mikasa, and a few others, who asked me to do a tutorial for this card - ready or not, here we go!

I've loved using the darling Avery Elle Get Well set again.  Note: any stamp set will do - just choose one, or more, from your stash!   
Here are the supplies I used:

First: prepare an A2 card-base.  Also cut a white panel - using a die - or simply cut with your paper trimmer - mine is 4.5" x 3.25" - then cut a smaller panel - the size is determined by your stamped image, and how much of the colored image you'd like to have showing.  
Place the white panel in your stamp positioner - I've used my Misti - and position your stamps as you'd like. 
Then, pick them up with the cover and stamp the image using a coordinating color ink - I've used SSS Smoke dye ink - twice for a clean imprint.
AT this point, clean your stamp, and allow to dry completely - BUT don't move it -  this is critical!

 Apply a bit of repositionable tape to the back of the smaller panel - this will hold it while you're stamping.  
Place the small panel where you'd like it over the larger panel - I wanted to see both the sentiment, and the image I'll color.  [I forgot to use my embossing buddy... but you won't!]

Load the stamp again, this time with VersaMark, and stamp the image ... it won't matter if it goes on the lower image - it won't show because of the perfect re-alignment!

Carefully remove the panel, and after heat embossing in white, here is what you'll have.

Next, color the main image any way you'd like, taking note of the part that will be covered up!  I've colored the roses rose-y and the daisies yellow with an orange center.  I also added a bit of Stickles, and a little A.E. die cut from the matching Get Well dies.
Adhere the small panel over the large, lining up the sentiment and image carefully.
Adhere this to your card-base, and Voila!!!


The original, and today's card - which do you like best?
 You know what, I really like that Smoke card base!
I may just have to change it =\
Donna, I sure do hope this helps!  If not?  Book those tickets!  My guest/craft room is always at the ready - and I have a whole LOT to learn from you!!  xoxo
To the rest of you ... I'm sorry this is so long - but do hope you'll try this technique - please send me a picture of it!?

=] Michele


Nora Noll said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I want to try to make one of these!!! Such a fabulous card!!

Lisa Elton said...

Applause, applause!! You did a fabulous job on your tutorial Michele!! Love both card and I love the Smoke ink. I need a good gray, not happy with what I have. When I get a minute I am going got give it a go!!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, my goodness! I'm so glad that I bugged you! And I can see I'm not the only one who's going to try this! Do I smell a challenge?? LOL! XO

donna mikasa said...

Where are my manners? THANK YOUUUUUUU! XOXOXOXO

Lindsey said...

I was blown away by this card, too! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial!

lostinpaper said...

AS my husband would say... I like them both (a very wise man indeed). Wonderful, wonderful tutorial Michele, thanks so much (and now I need a MISTI... lol)

Maria Rodriguez said...

Love, love both cards Michelle, beautifully done!!! And thank you for your visual tutorial, I will try this, looks amazing.
I love how the flowers seem to bloom and get colorful, as if the recipient gets instantly better just by looking at this beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing.

~amy~ said...

Nice tut! Love both versions :)

Kay Miller said...

Michele this is fantastic!! What a wonderful tutorial you have put together! Great photos and instructions!! And absolutely gorgeous card! I can see why everyone was bugging you for a tutorial! I think I like today's version the best, but they are both stunning! Also thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my CTS post! Totally made my day! :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Terrific tutorial, Michele! You are blooming, just like your sweet card!

Barb Ghig said...

Really great tutorial, Michele! Your step-by-step instructions are crystal clear and I can't wait to try out this technique! I love both cards, and honestly can't vote for one over the other :)
Now, please tell me that you don't set everything up like this whenever you create a card...I'll cry if I find out you're that organized!

Joyce said...

I like them both equally. Thanks so much for the tutorial. It is deceptively simple (if you have a Misti--which I do--YAY!) Very cool look and brilliant of you to think of doing this.

Taunya Butler said...

What a treat to see you in action and this card is amazing!! Love the tips you gave us!! I might be brave enough to try this but I don't have a Misti - so that might be a problem!! You are awesome and I appreciate knowing you in this blogging world of ours!!! Have a good night!!

Tracey McNeely said...

You are such a busy lady. I can't keep up. Love the fantastic tutorial for a fantastic card Micehle!

Anita in France said...

Yay Michele ... what a brilliant tutorial ... so clear and easy to follow! The second version of your card is equally as gorgeous as the first ... both beautiful! Think I need a Misti!! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

You are amazing Michele...I don't think there is anything you can't do! I can't wait to give this a try. I love this card.

Bobby said...

Next thing you know you'll be teaching classes, Michele. ;) This is a great tutorial and I'm sure it will inspire some of us, myself included, to try this technique.

Cat Craig said...

Thanks for taking the time to make the tutorial Michele. Wonderful.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

OOOOOOh! Thank you for sharing, Michele!!! Gonna try it!

cm said...

Both cards: love! Tutorial: outstanding! Need for a Misti: increasing! Your post: A+++++++++++ You ROCK!