Field of Dreams Card Tutorial

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I’m obsessed with skies, I think from living in Colorado for 10 years. The skies there are magical. When I lived there, I told myself that I’d always remember to look up–I never wanted to take those beautiful skies for granted.

Inspired by Colorado skies, I wanted to create a crazy romantic lavender sky for this Field of Dreams greeting card. I used the Hero Arts Heroscapes Sunflower Field stamp set to create the field of flowers, and, to create an ethereal look, I used a trick with white ink to make the flowers glow. Here’s how I made the card:

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After stamping the leaves and the first two layers of the flowers, I stamped the flower centers in Hero Arts white ink. Then I stamped the centers again in a purple that is lighter than the two purple inks I used on the flowers.
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I wanted the sky to have a soft pink undertone, so I applied Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide inks to the sky portion of the card.
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I applied various pink and purple Distress Oxide inks to the sky (inks used are shown in the last photo), then framed out the darkest clouds in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.
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I used Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink to create the highlights in the clouds, then blended in some Worn Lipstick for the midtones.
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I used 10 different Distress Oxide inks for the sky and six inks for the flowers to get the dreamy look I was trying to create. It’s a lot of inks for one project, but the card was super easy to make.

To see more cards I create, as well as other tutorials, visit my Greeting Card Blog page.

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Faux Stained Glass Card Tutorial

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I used the beautiful Brutus Monroe Stained Glass die to make this faux stained glass birthday card. The windows on the final card are translucent and shimmery like stained glass illuminated by sunlight.

How to Make a Faux Stained Glass Card:

3 die cuts
I placed the die in my die cut machine with four stacked pieces of white card stock. This cut the first three pieces of card stock and left an impression on the fourth piece.
color the stained glass
I used Copic markers to color the fourth piece of card stock. Don’t worry if you go outside the lines–this will be covered up in the completed card.
heat emboss
To create a stained glass look for the top layer of the card, I used Brutus Monroe’s embossing ink and sterling ultra fine embossing powder on the top die cut piece of card stock.
apply gloss
After adhering the white die cut pieces of card stock to the card, I used a shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the colored parts of the card. Then I added a clear glaze on top of the shimmer pen. I let this dry overnight. In the morning, I adhered the silver embossed die cut piece to the top of the card and added a sentiment.
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The completed card.

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Welcome to the next stop on the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop. My card for this hop features the Brutus Monroe stencil and stamp of the month for April.

Holding onto Hope

I chose a serene blue palette for this card and a beautiful message of hope to help the recipient remember that there will be brighter days ahead.

How I Made This 6″x6″ Card

  • I applied pale blue ink to the stencil using a sponge dauber & stamped the sentiment in navy ink.
  • I stamped the butterfly image in a waterproof ink on watercolor paper & painted it in blue hues of watercolor paint.
  • When dry, I fussy cut the butterfly, popped it up on foam tape, and bent the wings forward to give it dimension.

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