Sunday, May 17, 2009

Simple Friendship--Blog Tour Card Tutorial

Wasn't the tours just amazing?! As promised, here is the tutorial for my "faberge" card. Leave a comment and you'll be entered for a random drawing for a $25 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate. (U.S. Residents only.)

*Very Vanilla card stock 
*Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad
*Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Pad
*Bold Brights Water Color Crayons
*Blender pen
*Glue pen
*Dazzling Diamond glitter

1. Stamp the swirls in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and use it to make a frame around the Very Vanilla card. (I used my handy dandy Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help me with my placement of the swirls.) 

2. Ink the large flower in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and stamp it sporadically on the swirled frame. (Don't worry about the swirls showing through the open flower because it will be covered up. This step helped me to see how it would look but also for placement of the smaller flowers.)

3. Stamp small flowers around the larger flowers again in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.

4. Stamp more large flowers on another sheet of Very Vanilla card stock and color with water color crayons and blender pen.

(TIP: Using the crayon, outline the center of the flower. Then use the blender pen to pull the color out towards the edge of the flower. This should leave the center of the flower darker and the outer petals lighter.)

5. Trim each colored flower and adhere on top of the stamped flowers on the card. (I used both Tombow Multi Liquid Glue and Stampin' Dimensionals to get a varied depth.) 

(TIP: cut in between the petals on the flower to get more definition and dimension.)

6. Because there are no In Color markers, make one by using a blender pen and soaking it in the Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Pad. Then, outline the swirls to add some color.

7.Ink butterfly stamp with Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink and stamp onto extra Very Vanilla card stock.

8. Trim butterfly leaving a small border of Very Vanilla and adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

9. For the final touch, add some Dazzling Diamond glitter to the center of the flowers, swirls, and butterfly.

Go crazy and have fun!


  1. beautiful; Dazzling Diamonds is always a nice finishing touch. The color combos are gorgeous too.

  2. This is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! The tours were wonderful.

    Bethany Keeney from PA

  3. Great card; thanks for the step by step tutorial. I had a good time with the blog tours.Thanks for the chance to win. jmniffer

  4. This looks awesome. Can hardly wait to try it. Unfortunately getting ready for vacation so will have to wait until we get back. TFS

  5. I love your card. It is absolutely beautiful. I'd love to win the drawing.

    Judy Lucas

  6. Hi, This is awesome. I like the idea of creating multi dimension. That brings out the depthness and it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Your card is beautiful!! Now I totally need to buy the crayons. They have been on my wish list FOREVER! Thanks for sharing.
    Jennifer R.

  8. Love the detail of the flowers and how they sparkle! Thanks for the chance to win :) Hope I do!!

  9. Thanks for sharing the details of your creative and inspiring project. Can't wait to try this.

    Lots of fun on the blog hop. Thanks for the fun blog stop and also for offering such generous candy. Now if only I could stamp while crossing my fingers in hopes of winning - LoL!

    Hugs and blessings from a crazy stamper - Jean

  10. Hi Lisa--This is just beautiful! You are such an inspiration...I need to go in my stamp room, right now! Thanks for the chance to win! Karen D. (

  11. Hello,

    I had a great time on the blog hop...happy to have found yours. Will be visiting quite often.
    Thanks for a chance to win some "blog candy".


  12. Love the color combo and the dimensions of the card. Your cards and projects are so perfect! can't wait to have another stampin' workshop with you. Jane C. (

  13. I love this card and technique....hope to have time to try it soon....TFS! All of you are great for doing these tours for us!

    Cindy F.

  14. Lisa...
    As always another beautiful card! When can I come over and make it?


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