Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Road trip...

Hello fellow Crafters,

Today it is my second posting as a DT member for VivaLasVegaStamps!  and I am still very excited to be on the team... I have chosen to make a postcard for today's posting and I have explained how I made it.

It is going to be a long one so get a cup of coffee and join me !

This is the end result :

Let's get started ! 

Start with a postcard cut from white card stock and colour with Distress Inks and a blending tool. I used : Tumbled glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.

Start building your background starting light at the bottom and darkest at the top, go back the other way to blend it all together. Drip some water over it; Distress Inks react with water so you get some nice lighter spots. Next tear some patterned paper (I used Kaiserkraft "Now Boarding") and adhere to the bottom of the card. Add some sewing around this piece. 

Pull the ends of the threads through and secure on the back of the card. 
Next stamp the background randomly (sorry forgot photo, but you can see it in the photo underneath). 
I used the following stamps for the background :

Next I rubbed my Archival ink pad around the edges of the card. 

Stamp the sign on patterned paper (the same I used for the bottom) and cut out. Set aside.
Stamps main image on white card stock and also on the card. That way you have all the details of the stamp without having to cut them all out. I also stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card saying 'road trip'.


 Now the fun part begins: Colouring the image. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink for stamping as I was going to use my Copic Markers. This ink works very well with these markers. 
Get 3 or 4 shades of brown ready and start with a base colour which is the lightest. Next start adding a darker colour in the areas where the shadows are. VLVS! stamps are very good for colouring as many of them have the shadow areas already. Repeat with an even darker colour but don't go all the way over the medium colour. Next go back the other way, so medium to light, blending the colours together. Keep repeating until you are happy with the result. Finish colouring the whole image this way doing little bits at a time. 

This is the finished result of colouring the dog...

I coloured the little car in the same way. I used 3 shades of red.

Next, cut out the image. All the white edges will be gone when you go around the cut edges with a black marker. So it doesn't matter if you don't cut it out perfectly.

The finished, cut out image, isn't he cute !!! 
Now put all the elements together on the card and see if you are happy with the end result. I wasn't and added some more white stamping with the Coffee Rings.

 Here is another look at the finished result. 

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope I gave you some inspiration to dust of those stamps and get crafting !


  1. Oh, this is such fun - thanks for sharing the 'how to' for this card.

  2. Brilliant Corrie! Great tutorial with it.
    Amanda x

  3. Mooie kaart, leuk om te zien hoe het tot stand kwam!
    Groetjes Karin

  4. Zo leuk opgebouwd...super je foto's erbij Corrie! Een te gekke, leuke, eigenzinnige kaart :-)
    Groetjes, Alie

  5. Hij is weer erg mooi Corrie!

  6. Wat een grappige weer! Mooie die kleuren rood zo op het blauw. Groetjes, Gerrina

  7. Super mooi en wat een leuke tutorial heb je ervan gemaakt, bedankt!!

  8. OMG! This is way too funny, Corrie! Absolutely love it. Cute image, but totally overshadowed by the humor. You win this round!!

  9. This is FAB! Love the tutorial. VLVS is so lucky to have you!

  10. Brilliant! Love this stamp and so funny what you have done with it
    Fabulous colours and tutorial

    Jools x

  11. This is super cute and fun!!! Great tute also Corrie, you rock on each of your DTs! Coco xx

  12. Beautiful Corrie ♥ Love how you have used the stamps & your background tutorial is great!

    Have a great weekend, Gez xx