Sunday, January 4, 2009

Raindrops on Roses...(candy alert!)

Diana Crick of Scor-Pal is another great lady I have met in the crafting industry this past year. Not just a business owner, but a fabulous stamper, be sure to check out her card using the Scor-Pal in Cardmaker, on the newsstands right now!! She really inspires me with her products to really go big and think outside the box ("hmm, what can I score today?" LOL!) For my blogaversary, she has graciously offered a Scor-Mat and three rolls of Scor-Tape to one lucky person, so be sure to leave a comment below!!

I didn't count them or anything, but I know from reading your comments you love "A Year of Flowers" and tutorials! So here is project using them that you'll need a good self-healing mat for(how convenient!), this card requires some cutting to allow your flowers to grow right out of the top of you card! Start with a 4 1/4" by 8 1/2". piece of Gina K Pure Luxury 120lb CS (this is important for coloring later since it's a single layer) Stamp your flowers over the middle of where you'll be scoring (4 1/4") but not higher than 5 1/2", so it will still fit into an A-2 envelope (see pic) Then score on either side of and in between the roses. You do not want a score line goingthrough your image! TIP: This is a great thing about scoring with a Scor-Pal rather than having a scoring blade in your cutter, that way is really difficult to see if you are getting right up the the image or not and trying to skip over, with Scor-Pal you simply lift your tool out of the track and start again on the other side. :)

Color with Copics(mainly Pea Green and Olive for the leaves and Coral and Peach for the blooms ( I haven't added my shadows yet in this pic) (BTW, The Copic Box giveaway is almost here!!!!) You can see I left one stem without a flower, because I'm going to cut one out minus a few petals to give it a different shape and attach with dimensionals to make the card more 3-D. I placed my card on the Scor-Mat and cut around the flowers parts only above the scored line with a hobby blade .

Now fold the card back, this is what the back will look like. (When you open the card the gaps fill in when the roses bend back and just looks like an opened square card) Do you see even a trace of bleed through from my coloring?? :) (nope!!) you've gotta get this cardstock!!

After attaching my third rose and adding shadows, I dropped on some Crystal Lacquer to give them a dewy "fresh from the garden" look.

Last I added a rose 5/8" grosgrain bow with a glue dot to the bottom. Really puts me in the mood for Valentine's day, how about you? :)
Please tell me below what techniques and tutorials YOU want to see on this blog in 2009! I will randomly draw a winner and announce it on Monday night, 1/5!
I've really been looking forward to these blog hops the last few days, haven't you? Today we have : Carolina , Barb, Donna, Jessica , Jessie, Julie , Lee, and ROSE Ann (hee!) :) A couple I got advance sneak peeks of, but the rest will be surprises to us both, let's go look!! (Details in just a bit about how YOU can be part of the blog hop!) :)

PS I'm half way through the week and only a quarter of the way through my sets LOL! I either need to double up my posts or we need to keep going a few more days, what do you think??

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Donna said...

wow! this is gorgeous! I so want to CASE this card...

Rebecca Ednie said...

I thought I was number one but I'm glad Im not! #1 never wins! I'd like to see more copic tutorials!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh my gracious ROSE!!!! Wow!!! You make this look so simple to do!!!! And yet this card looks anything BUT simple!!! It's just EXquisite!!!!

Marilyn Hitterman said...

I would definitely like to see how a tutorial on shading/shadowing: how you determine the direction of the "sun" and your technique in shading. Do you always use a darker color than what you first colored with? I've noticed that some color the inside of, say a "leaf", lighter and some color the edges lighter. Is there a certain way that is "right"? There's so much I'd like to learn, especially now that I have my first set of Copics!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card!
I'd love to see a tutorial on how to create card sketches and other techie stuff like blog banners, watermarks, etc.
Thanks for asking.
Hugs,
Colleen

Lynne said...

I love my ScorePal, so I'd love to win this blog candy! Any ScorePal related tutorials would be great, Copic coloring, and also more home dec items. For instance, how do you color or what inks do you use if you are going to decoupage or crackle later? I have had some terrible experiments and Copics may be the answer, as some beautiful work turned into mud when I tried to decoupage!

Joy said...

i love this, this is gorgeous!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

This card is so very lovely and elegant. Thanks for the tutorial as well. Oh and thanks for another chance to win some candy. Have a great day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Paula said...

Wow Wow Wow, I am saving up my pennies so I can purchase that set of flowers. What you did is just beautiful. I am waiting for a tutorial on the copic markers so I can figure out how to use mine. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

I have been wanting A Year Of Flowers for a while, and after seeing your beautiful card it is at the top of my want list. Thanks for a great tutorial I would love to see some tutorials on using copics so I can make the most out of using them. TFS Ann Lind

Tamara said...

GREAT card!!

I think you should absolutely keep your party going for a few more days!

I would love to see tutorials on creating scenes with stamps, colouring (not just with copics, as I don't have any), shading, and more on how to "alter" stamped images.

Sharon said...

OMG! Your card is beautiful! After seeing your creation, I would love to learn more about how to fold cards differently or make them more interactive - something different than the norm.... Thanks for the opportunity to win some yummy candy!

Anita said...

Amazing rose, its so great, and great card.

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, my! This card is just lovely!

I'm not sure what tutorials I'd like to see more of on your blog. I have only recently revived my papercraft hobby after several years' absence. There's SO MUCH for me to learn!

Carole said...

This card is great, really beautiful. I would like a tutorial just like post #4 on shading/shadowing. I'm having great trouble with this. Thanks a lot for a chance to win!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous card! I just started following your blog, but I love these kinds of creative folds, so I'm always open to more of them!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful card! I appreciate the detailed description of how you made it! I would love to see more coloring tutorials. I would like to see the steps before the finished product and how the colors blend! I vote for extending the days, but I would be fine with double posts too:)

kathleen said...

this card is absolutely stunning. I received a scorpal for Christmas and now I understand why it is an essential tool for any papercrafter.

SusanR said...

I would love to learn anything about coloring with copics - I'm too afraid to try anything with them after seeing all the gorgeous stuff you ladies do!

Julie.G said...

Great tutorial. I love learning new things. I will be a regular on your blog to watch for knew tutorials. Thank you.....

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful card. Love the cutout.

Rose Ann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Melanie!! Your coloring is so beautiful, and your tutorial is wonderful!! Wow!!!

scrappintlc said...

HI Mel, the roses are gorgeous. I would love to see the tutorial on how to change MFT's BDzyns shirts and hair. I love to see the different variety and creativeness of yours stamps in general, it always makes me start thinking outside the box more. Combining stamp companies and paper peicing your sets, etc. Pretty much anything you do will be sheer genius. :)

curtis said...

Great tutorial and the card is pretty. You always come up with such creative ideas I am not sure what else I love my ScorPal and would love to win. Thanks for a chance. Susan N. (not Curtis)

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful card! any tutorial on colouring is wonderful.

A Stroke Above said...

I hope you will extend it a few more days so you don't get too worn out and have to cut it short. There are bugs going around everywhere. This card is fabulous. I think I would like to see more of this type of shading, and always any florals. It is actually a watercolor and a beautiful one! Thanks for sharing. Linda Crowder Ferris, Tx

patti moffett said...

the stunning always seems so easy when you break it down. have a scor-pal and love the scor-tape (time to re-order!!)a scor-mat would be a perfect to begin a new year of creating.
blessings

Jan Castle said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!! Copic Markers and how to use/shade/etc. would be a great tutorial for me. You may already have this, but I'm new to your blog and don't know where to look if you do have it.
Jan

JessicaK said...

The card and technique is so cool Mel! Would love a chance to win these too. My tutorial favorites would involve using embossing as well as stamping on an image, or more dimensional techniques like this one.

Cass said...

I'm happy to see anything! I love learning new techniques. :)
This card is amazing. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the great giveaways.

Cathy said...

Your card is really pretty.
I would like to see more tutorials and the shading would be awesome.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Moni said...

O great! Like to see more copic tutorials and watercolouring! Hugs, moni

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous card! I just got a couple of Copics and could really use some help! So, any tutorials on coloring with Copics would be great! Thanks for sharing all your amazing creations!
~Brenda H.

K said...

Wow, a great tutorial. More of this, please - stamp adapting and funky scoring. Also, your tips on colour matching are purrrfect!
Kitty

Angie said...

I think you need to keep on going! I love this celebration Melanie, keep it going! LOL! I love this tutorial, and I think I'm going to CASE it! I know my mom will love it and she wants me to make her a few cards before I move, that way she has a few to CASE and to send when she needs them. Some more tutorials... hm, what about more tutorials on coloring? I need practice!

Laurie in MN said...

Great card. The pop up reminds me of an old fashioned card. I would love to see more tutorials showing how the Scor Pal can be used. I am not creative and need to SEE ideas.

Nancy said...

I would like to learn new ways to use my nestabilities. You do such great tutorials and you know so many ways to use them, I just can't get enough! So just keep doing what you do best.

Danielle said...

There are so many blogs out there, that one tends to skim through them. I have to tell you that yours is not like that. Everything I see here, read here, is inspirational. Makes me want to put all the little things aside (you know, husband, housework, friends, lol) and go make something.
Your articles are clear and informative without being too heavy, and your projects are gorgeous.

I absolutely love your latest set, and the rose card will be on my to do list for tomorrow.

Thanks for it all.

What are the chances of having stamping lessons for beginners. I have never really worked with them, and have a gabazillion.

Well, enough babbling. Thank you again.

Justine said...

I think I need Copic Tutorials more than anything now. Wish I had these flowers, I want to try this.

Meda said...

I love this simple yet so effective card! Now about the tutorials, I am not sure I want tutorials but just a peek into your creative world. More of how you arrive at a certain layout than how you actually make it.

Tink said...

Awsome card! I have to try making one.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

I have to echo those who went before. Shading, coloring tricks, non copic coloring (unless of course I win some - lol).

The unexpected kinds of interesting card fold tricks like todays tutorial - Loved,loved,loved todays tutorial.

And yes tech stuff like nitty gritty of blogging, watermark, etc. Design hints and tips to encourage us all to do more than CASE (not that I'm complaining mind you I love to CASE as well).

Perhaps a section where a card is posted and then critiqued, adapted, improved or altered. My favorite conversations with other stampers is how can something be improved or made more interesting. Not in a negative or derogatory way of course but it would be wonderful to have a "teaching" area where adjustments, amendations etc. would be welcome. Honest critique doesn't need to be feared. I'm sure some of us wouldn't mind at all putting our less than stellar works out there for suggestions by a 2nd or 3rd or more set of eyes.

Cardmaking 101 area would also be nice for those of us relatively new to the craft and trying to catch up.

Thanks for all you have put out there as learning opportunities. I'm slowly working my way through your entire set of posts. Now if I could only figure out how to archive your entire blog electronically for further reference! Living out in the country as I do I can't always count on the internet being on!

Anita C said...

Hi Melanie! Your card is so beautiful thanks for sharing! I love the dew drop idea, I would have never thought of that :) It looks amazing!!

Rochelle said...

What ANOTHER beautiful card! Your blog is so informative and such a help to 'needy' me :-) I would very much like to see something on shading, ideas on how to use my nestabilities, and any dimensional ideas that your creative mind conjures up LOL.

Chris said...

What an amazing card - it would be fantastic for Mother's Day too so I am going to give this a go! I love all your Year of Flowers tutorials and would really appreciate you showing us how you colour them so beautifully please Mel.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card!

I would like to learn a bit more about shading and blending colors with copics...

PLUS some altered 'practical' stuff for around the house (recipe boxes, keepsake boxes, storage solutions)...

Really, to tell the truth, I'm gained for anything! As long as creativity is flowing, I'm all for it.

I LOVE... that's L*O*V*E your tutorials - so clear and easy to follow.

Question: What color copics do you use to outline your images with? I have always wondered about this-

Thanks, Marilyn (Texas)

Alyssa B said...

That is a truely stunning card! I love it, and not having your stamps (yet) my mind is all of a whirl thrying to think of images that I already have that may work for this! What tutorials would I like to see? hmmm...i think faux silk, i've never really seen many cards that I like with this tecnique yet I think it could be really good. What do you think?

SparkofWhimsy said...

I love flowers and those roses are beautiful! You really do a great job with your shading.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, Mel...I'm so impressed with your cutting expertise. Cutting with a craft knife is always a big challenge for me, and you make it look so easy, and professional.

I think that the tutorials that I would most like to see on your blog would be anything that helps me shade my coloring better. I'm in a constant state of learning with my Copics, and if someone has tips or techniques to improve my coloring, I'm all over it.

Thanks for such an inspirational card. It's truly stunning.

Vivian Swain said...

Such a beautiful rose. I would like to learn how to add paper piercing to cards.

Vivian Swain

Pamela said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for inspiring me.

Thank you, also, for the give-a-way. Have a great day.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Kay said...

Hi- The rose card is a WOW!!! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes! I would like to learn more about Copic markers! Hugs Kay M.

Ananya Gupta said...

hi,

first of all i love the "dew" on the flowers.

I really like seeing how people incorporate water colors in their cards and would love to see a tutorial on that.

I think u should continue for a few more days. That way I can cherish each post for longer!

Jlynn said...

Simply beautiful! I especially love the creative cut out on the fold. I would like to see more tutorials on creative folds, etc. with my Score-Pal.

Toni K said...

WQowzer! This is gorgeous. Of course, I never would have thought to do that. I can't think of any tutorials that I'd like to see. I like to be surprised I guess.

Ann said...

Fabulous card - I would never have thought of doing this. Amazing.

Ann xxx

mitch1066 said...

i love all your tutorials they are so clear!I see them then i make shopping lists of things i want for crafting LOL.I find otherwise i go into michaels or look online and i'm just overwhelmed by the products out there and how to use them.Thanks for sharing your creative gifts:)

LindaSS said...

Oh my - what a lovely card & you have now convinced me for sure that I NEED that Year of Flowers set:) I'd love more tutorials on different projects using my Score-Pal.

Ruth said...

i would love to see tutorials on coloring. You do such a fabulous job, this card is beautiful!

I really enjoy seeing all the things you do with your sets. You have ideas for using your stamps that I would never think of. You have been blessed with great creativity!

Linda said...

Thank you for this wonderful tutorial---I have to go try it.
I am in the process of buying copic markers so would love anything to do with how to use them.
Linda Peterson

llb said...

Thanks for the demo - I love seeing demos of products, and tutorials on using things like the copic markers. The card is great!

ellen a said...

I love this card. I have a few copic markers but i definitely need more practice to attain a beautiful result like you have.
Thank you Ellen A

retiredheather said...

Wow this makes it to my favorites list for sure. Wonderful work. I love your tutorials..how about one with ribbons.
Hugs
Heather

Shannon said...

I love each and every one of your techniques and tutorials!!!! I'd really love to learn how to know where and how much to shadow. And some of your other coloring hints and tips. This is an amazing card!

My vote is to keep going awhile longer. Candy or not, I love seeing what you're up to every day.

kandcmom said...

I love this card. The colors are beautiful! I love tutorials and would love to see one on the copic markers. I'm new to them and would love to learn more.

Cheryl said...

How about a tutorial about how you use a craft knife so precisely? This is a stunning card. Thank you.
Cheryl Sims

Janice said...

Wow this card is beautiful! I love my scor-pal but don't yet have the mat- great candy giveaway!. I would love to see tutorials on shading as well, but not just with copics.

Rusha said...

That is a gorgeous card! I would love to try doing this technique sometime! I would also love to see a technique using alcohol inks. I hear so many people talk about them, but honestly, don't know what is so great or different about them. I am sure you could make anything look gorgeous!

melissac said...

LOVE IT Melanie!! I am always impressed with what you come up!! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Teri said...

Phenomenal! And a tutorial to boot! I would love to see more tutes on coloring. I need all the help I can get.

Terri E. said...

I love to see more techniques. I must say you are so creative with ideas for your sets, that you should just keep on keeping on LOL!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Teresa H. said...

This card is stunning! Hmm.... new techniques - more on how to use copics - especially blending colors together! Oh, and watercoloring for your Year of Flowers set...

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

I love this card. This is one I am going to try to case. Hope you don't mind! Love the tutorial too. I think maybe I can do this! (lol)

Kerry H said...

Wow, what a fabulous card. I love my Scor-Pal so much, the only improvement would be to have the mat also. :)

Karen Sullivan said...

This is simply gorgoeus! I would love to see a tutorial on shading. Coloring is not so hard but shading ... well let's say I need severe improvement.

Mary said...

what a beautiful card and the coloring of your roses - love seeing all your tutorials and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Jill Haddad said...

Gorgeous card - wonderful tutorial. I haven't invested in the Scor-pal because I thought my scoring blade on my cutter was enough - but now I see how handy it can be for a project like this. tfs.

Val said...

What a beautiful card. The roses are coloured so beautifully! I would love to see a tutorial on how you managed to make the roses look so real! I'm sure other people have also mentioned Copic tutorials too. That would be awesome! Thanks for a chance to win an your awesome blog candy!

Kim Marie said...

You are right! We love your flower tutorials...such a wonderful card...reminds me of the cards my grandmother used to treasure! If she were still here with us, I think I'd make one just for her...thank you for bringing her to mind :)
Kim Marie

Anonymous said...

Roses are one of my very favorite flowers! Thank you for showing uhow to make this beautiful card!! I love to learn all the techniques but would really love to own some copics and scalloped nesties and learn more about using them. Thank you for the try at winning. Keep up the inspiring creations!! ~Amy S.~

Heather "Hev" said...

I love this card it is so beautiful and versatile for a lot of different occasions :)

I like seeing anything - gives you other ideas of things you dont think about :)

Have a great day!

kc_froglady said...

oh gosh I don't know what I want to see - there are so many goodies already here. I love when you show the nifty card folds an also the dimensional things like today!

Janet Rohde said...

Hi,
I love all of your coloring tutorials. This card is fantastic. Thanks for a chance to win.

Megan said...

Oh la la!! What a lovely card!! I have this set and would NEVER have thought to do that!!! I just bought a scorpal, but I don't have the mat or the tape yet! It'd be a perfect fit!! ha. I'd like to see some tutorials about shading with copics. I've read Mariannes blog, too, but I like what you did here!! Thanks

Anonymous said...

what can I add that hasn't already been said. Such love is shown in this card. thanks for sharing. MaryAnn

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card and yes casing is a must!!! I always learn new and exciting things to do with my stamps here. Thanks Robin Scianna
akarockinrobin@embarqmail.com

Beth Scott said...

Beautiful card. I love all your tutorials and like others would love to see more on copic's. I recently purchased my first set so I'm trying to learn all I can. Your images look so realistic and that's what I'd like to be able to do someday.

Running this a few more days would be wonderful.

southernscraps said...

That's beautiful! I will have to try that technique. I would love to see more coloring tutorials. I don't have copics, but I could use pencil and marker tutorials in general.

Sue D said...

Beautiful card. I really like the fold. I love coming to your blog to find clever and creative ways to use your stamps and stamping tools. I don't have anything specific in mind for 2009 but I do like to make gifts for people and items for craft shows for children to buy gifts so I am always looking for new gift ideas.

Christina Fischer said...

Oh Melanie, this is so gorgeous! The dimension, the cut-outs, the dew drops -- all of it is fantastic!

You should do a whole week of "wow" cards like this one! :)

Chris said...

What an awesome rose card. Your tutorials are always so easy to follow.More scor-pal projects would be great.
Hugs from Michigan

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card--stunning! I really like how the flowers are off the border. The ladies you linked have made such awesome stuff with your stamps!!!!

I would like to see more tutorials on shading with different mediums :)

Debbie G said...

What a gorgeous card!! I technique I must try. I have a score pal too and I just love it. Thank you so much for offering all this blog candy.

Jennie said...

Wowzers! I am amazed by this card...I don't have this stamp set and have added it to my list of "needs" :o) Love what you did with it. It pops right off the card, I almost think I can smell it through my computer. (LOL!).

I would love to see coloring tutorials, with all mediums. As well, as tips of how you mask. I am enjoying your Blogaversary and I say EXTEND it :o)
Thanks for offering the great Blog candy each day and the chance to win.

jeanie nieva said...

great tutorial!i would love to see more on using watercolors and chalks on stamped images. thanks for a chance to play. :)

Alison Anderson said...

I would love to see more coloring tutorials.... I can't get enough!

Janet Z said...

Could you give me a tutorial on twinkling H2O's?
Feel free to carry on for a few more days!
Your card is stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your card is beautiful. Love the way you cut around the flowers. Thanks for the tutorial. So many tutorials have alreay been mentioned, but I like any one that you do. They are always appreciated. Thanks for a chance at your blogaversary candy.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

k8 said...

I'd love more tutorials on coloring (with various methods) and on using the scor-pal. Beautiful, beautiful card!

Shawna said...

That rose card is GORGEOUS!!! ANd I vote to keep going a few more days...............Tutorials? Anything you put out is fine by me. I just love learning new techniques.

skyviewstamper said...

Great card, I definitely need to try this. I need to know how you measure for the card layers. Mine is always trail and error and I waste paper! There has to be a formula or trick to it!

Peggy Maier said...

Why don't you keep the posts going for a few more days. I have enjoyed them so & doubling up on your posts will be a lot more trouble. (whatever is easier for you)! Thanks for the tutorial - lovely card!!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful! I still want to see the way you are making all the cute hairdo's for the BCDzyns gals.

mumgranny said...

Card is beautiful - and I'm so ready for some flowers..... after weeks of snowmen, santas and snowflakes.

Martie

StampinCathy said...

WOW this is gorgeous, fabulous, and just stunning. Wow those roses are so creative and inspiring. Thanks for another wonderful and easy to follow tutorial. Thanks for a chance at this sweet candy. Lovin your celebration!

Mary Sue said...

Your card is beautiful. I am just getting into using the copic markers so any thing on that would be helpful to me. I am also going to spend some time on your blog today checking out older posts. I have a scor pal, but not the mat. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Laura Jean (AKA LJ) said...

Beautiful card melanie! I love this set. I'd love to see any tutorials! :) They are all wonderful!

Laura Jean

Anonymous said...

I am blown away yet again! Every single time I go to this post, there is another wonderful card. Thank you for the inspiration. More, please!
Sharon

Anonymous said...

I love this card and I already own this set! Hoo-hah!! Thanks for the great tutorial. I'd love any tutorials you could do about using copic markers (especially shading and making using different shades of a color to make it look more life-like). I'd also love tips on getting the most out of my Scor-pal and any and all of the stamps youv'e designed. I'm not ashamed to admit I'm stalking you!! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!

Lisa H.

Darlene L said...

How beautiful! I love the simplicity of the card because it really makes the focal point just pop. Ribbon is the just that finishing touch that makes it all come together. I would like to see a tutorial on how to shade properly. I never know where the shadows should be either. darlene

Donna said...

Now I know why A Year of Flowers is my fav! The things you can do with it are limitless! I love that card and will definitely be casing this one.

Erin... said...

What a stunning card!!! So simple yet amazingly detailed!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see more tutorials on coloring with copics!!! I need help!!

Lastel said...

Beautiful card ! I would also love to see more copic tutorials and nestabilities ones as well !

Sharri C said...

WOW!! I love this! You are amazing! I need lots of help with all coloring mediums so any tutorials for this would be appreciated. I love my ScorePal it sits right on my work desk and I work on top of it. These roses just pop off the page I'd like to learn how to do this and shade them so they are realistic. Oh and I think we could all stand a few more days if you insist, LOL.
Thanks for everything, SharriC

Laraine R said...

Love this card!! I like all tutorials, so any are find with me!! Thanks for the chance at winning!!

Susan White said...

Mel, I'm sold, I'm ordering this stampset right now

Sue said...

This card is absolutely stunningly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing "how" you did it, but it looks far more complicated than that. I love the tutorials, any of them, because I'm new to most of this stuff and it is so helpful. Great blog, Melanie. I think yours was one of the very first I signed up for this past year when I started stamping. Have another GREAT year!

mollymoo951 said...

Very gorgeous card; puts me in the mood for Valentines, too!

Holly said...

This is beautiful Melanie. Your coloring is great, and I really love how you added the third rose to make it more dimensional. I always enjoy tutorials of any kind. Whatever anyone wants to show me, I'm willing to watch! You never know what you'll learn.

mspiggy7 said...

An absolutely Exquisite card & a great tutorial as well. It is truly amazing what you do with a stamp,Copics,& a craft knife. I am a newbie with Copics & stamping in general but know I just have to have this stamp set & try this technique. I have the ScorPal(love it) & tape so I would love to get the ScorMat to go with it.
Thanks for your week of fun & prizes & would like to see more tutorials on shading with the Copics & Blog banners. Marlene

Stephanie Niavez said...

I would like to see more on how the scor-pal is used.

Brenda said...

Just discovered your blog, and am already learning! Love the clear photos and instructions. And what a great giveaway, too! Thanks for the opportunity!

anni said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Like others, would love simple tutorials on coloring/shading with Copics.

Lisa Graves said...

Your card is fabulous! Thanks for the great tutorial... I will definitely give this a try. :-)
I would like to see more copic tutorials.

Sue said...

Love the "new" use for my scorepal. Can't wait to learn more! This card is beautiful.

Lynda K said...

Any and all Copic market tutorials are appreciated! I still have not mastered the art of using these wonderful tools.

Elaine said...

This is a beautiful card! I'd like to see a tutorial on using distress inks.

Yvonne said...

Wow! This is a great tutorial! Being relatively new to card making I appreciate ANY tutorial because they all expand my knowledge. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kim Kowal said...

Beautiful card--I love it!! Love my Scor pal too so this candy would be perfect!! Love the tape. Keep the tutorials coming!!

Linda from Georgia said...

Wow! This is an outstanding card. Like the idea of the dew drops.

Tina Gilliland said...

"A rose is a rose is a rose.." BUT not one grown out of Melanie's heart!!! WOW - you make a REAL rose look so unperfect! How gorgeous!! I too love your flower stamps. My favorite flower is the carnation but I love your tulips and am "practicing" to do a card for my father who's favorite flower IS the tulip. I want to do a red tulip with the red "bleeding" into it from the tops soooo a tutorial with blending and the copcs would be perfect! I assume I'll use the copic blender?? OH and my husband thanks you for putting me too on the copic buying spree! Hee Hee - "What good is an inspirer(?) if you can't do as she does?' *evil grin* thanks for ALL your inspiration!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ooops, I meant "a red tulip with WHITE bleeding down from the top".

Louly said...

Oh how beautiful! Thank you so much for this super tutorial.
Your blog is fabulous!
xxx

Anita said...

I love how you show to use your stamps in many different ways. I am all for continuing this fun. Your card is so beautiful.

virgo5 said...

Hi Melanie, your card is so beautiful & elegant! I love comoing to your site to see what new thing you've come up with. Aa far as what I would like to see in the new year, I was going to say just keep doing what you're doing, but I would like to see more tutorials with copics. TFS

Elaine A said...

What a stunning card! Just so elegant. I'd love to see more tutorials on the different uses for a Scor-Pal. Some tutorials on using different medias like watercolors, colored pencils, maybe glazes. Also some with different types of ink.

Thank you

Elaine Allen
veallen6@optonline.net

sandyh50 said...

Beautiful card! I love tutorials of all kind, maybe one on how to paper tole.

linda patti said...

i'd love to see more tutorials on copic markers, although i don't have any as yet, i think i will owns some soon! tia

Christi said...

I would definitely like to see more copic tutorials.

Sandy Thelen said...

I love this pop-up card! I've been wanting this set, but now I REALLY have to have it! As far as what I'd like to see-anything! I'm still a novice and can use all the help I can get! lol

Diana M said...

This is the most beautiful card!!!! I am so happy I have found you blog!!! Have a happy day, I am off to play with my scor pal.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

I love this card. I just got a score pal and I think I need to use it more. As for tutorials I've only been stamping for 3 years so there's so much I don't know, but I love to learn simple but elegant cards such as this rose card. Its only one layer yet cutting out the top of the rose and adding one 3-D rose makes it so gorgeous! More tutorials like this one would be great. Have a great anniversary!

Patti said...

This is a stunning card. I was amazed at the lack of bleed through with the 120 lb cardstock, and I'm sure it helps make the rose stand up better too. Lovely.

lisa808 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.

I would like to see more tutorials on coloring and shading. I so need help in that area!

Mindy said...

That is a FABULOUS card! I love how "springy' it looks. Once again, you hit the creative jackpot. Thanks for sharing!!

Janet said...

Wow--that's absolutely beautiful. Now I need to get a flower stamp so I can try this. How cool!

Danielle said...

I would love to see more coloring tutorials, Copic or even ones that use Gamsol with the Kor-i-noor from GinaK's.

This card is stunning!!!

Crazy Creations said...

I just love your work those flower are gorgeous.I vant wiat for the day i get COPics Then maybe my cards could look like yours .Great job again.Sarah

mudmaven said...

This card elicits definite WOWS! I love your tutorials - you make it look so easy that I'm always tempted to try! ~chris

Ashley said...

Very pretty! I like coloring tutorials a lot since I don't really know how to color well.

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow Melanie, this card is just fabulous! As for tutorials, I can't even imagine where to start thinking about that one. I love to see how you take your stamp sets and show how versatile they are. I wish I had all the talent you have in your tiny finger!!

Cheryl Koskakura said...

This card is the bomb, Wow!
I would like to see more Copic tutorials.
Thanks for the chance to win such amazing candy!
-Cher

Deanna C said...

Incredible! I would never have thought to do something like that. Your cards are so stunning. I love to check your cards out and see which ones I would like to CASE. Thanks for showing us your amazing talent! Deanna

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

OMG!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am simply amazed!!

"The Sassy Divas" said...

What a beautiful card and another great tutorial. I would like to see more tutorials using the scor-pal and copic markers. Thanks for the chance to win such great prizes!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Melanie, this is STUNNING!! I am LOVING being a part of the hops!!
I would love more coloring ideas..since I am getting my new copics soon,yyyayyyy!!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my! This is truly gorgeous, Melanie! Your cutting technique give this such a delightful presentation! Tutorials? I love cool tutorials that show a new way to fold, cut, or present cards & images, just as this one today!

Have a sweet week!
~Bev

Juanita D. said...

What a lovely card for a cold winter morning. You always have such fresh ideas!!!! We love you and the chance to win too!!!

Diane said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! When I grow up I want to be just like you! WOW! I'd like to see a tutorial on coloring and shading. Maybe with SU markers? I finally completed my SU marker set and now I'm hearing about these Copics! AAHH!! Never enough pennies to go around! Thanks for your creativity and a chance to win.

SueB said...

Love this flower card - TFS and the chance at t'riffic blog candy! I'd like to see tutorials on coloring images and other t'riffic folds!

lsims said...

This card is gorgeous. I would like tutorials on the Score Pal, creating a scene, and marker shading (not Copics). Thanks for a chance to win.

Cat said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I would like tutorials on gift ideas: containers, unusual items,ornaments, etc. Love your blog!

Diane Hughes said...

OMG that card is GORGEOUS. and the song is now running thru my head! Thanks for the inspiration

Jessica said...

Wow, that card is stunning! And yet you make it seem so simple.

I'd love to see more tutorials about colouring with copics. Using them is definitely one of the most difficult skills to acquire!

queenjolene99 said...

Great Looking card. I was so lucky to get a scor-pal on the cruise w/Gina, Em and Nichole. I would love to win the mat as well. Thanks!!

CHARLENE WILEY said...

YOUR ROSE CARD IS SO WONDERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME WITH THE IDEA. I JUST LOVE YOUR CARDS. MAYBE YOU COULD DO MORE WITH THE CUTTLEBUG. THANKS AGAIN. CHARLENE LEXINTON, NEBRASKA

Anonymous said...

wow, so many great ideas have been shared. I love containers! of any kind. so that would make tuts!

thanks for the chance to win the scor pal stuff. I LOVE my score pal!

Lorene
qlt7scrap at cox dot net

Stamp Time said...

What a great card! I may just have to try this.

Thanks for the chance to win great blog candy!

Thanks!
Sarah

Jana Weaver said...

The raindrops are just AMAZING, and I love how the flowers stick up...such a great tutorial with a great product!!! As for new tutorials, I can't think of any you haven't done, and since you are so creative I'm sure you'll come up with ideas I never even dreamed of!!

Nancy Park said...

What a beautiful card!!! I would like a tutorial on copics explaining the use and differance between them and other color mediums.

Anonymous said...

Fantabulous!I never cease to learn from you.

Jacqueline said...

How about more tutorials on using ribbon - the stash is getting too big! If you need someone to send this card to, please pick me. It is gorgeous. The roses look so realistic. Love the due drops! And YES! you should keep going for a few days - I'm loving these posts.

Mom said...

Always love your flowers, the shading you do is so beatiful! Yes, more tutorials on watercoloring!!! Tip for Lynne (I found out the hard way after seeing one of my watercolors turn to mud when trying to decoupage), spray your masterpiece with a "fixative" first. After it dries, you can decoupage away without problems. I'm sure there are many brands, but I've used Krylon Workable Fixatif (for pencil, pastel and chalk drawings) with great success. Also works with gel pens or markers.

Anonymous said...

I love this card, what a great design idea. I have always wanted a scorepal but just have not done so - money being tight these days.
I too would love to learn about shading techniques with pens.
Karen Arthur
(d.arthur1@verizon.net)

lilscrappers said...

I would love copic tutorials as well....some copics would be nice too ;) Also would love to learn how to

Anonymous said...

Beauty roses!!!
To answer your question on upcoming possible tips/tutorials...What can you do with a brayer? I'm also intrigued by copics, could use some advice on those too.
Betty-Ann
wilhelmbar@sympatico.ca

Chris said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the water drops on the flowers. TFS

Book Bling said...

This card is super. I will have to keep the design in mind - if I ever get back to stamping. The holidays have really thrown me off. Thanks for such a new idea. I hope i win - I have been wanting a scorpal like crazy.

6 wacky women said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card, Melanie.
TFS this wonderful tutorial.

Karen x

sarahw said...

I am waiting to receive my Hanukkah present that was a Scor Pal so the mats would be amazing. Thanks, :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful card!!! I would love to see coloring with copics, as I have just got some and and learning how to use them. Maybe some tutorials on the Scor-Pal to. Thank you Melanie I love your blog, stamps and of course your cards!

Elizabeth V. said...

I love your card. I so admire your coloring skills...mine need more practice! Thanks for offering the great prize!

Bee said...

The little extra step of the dew drops is so special! Love it!

As for tutorials, I love the ones you regularly post so keep it up, I think the ones focusing on the coloring explaining where you put your shadows etc...are always very welcomed! :-)

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Wow, love your card, although I am not a fan of flowers, but am surely a fan of the score-pal! never win, but it nice to join in the fun and learn new ideas....Thanks for sharing!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

OMGoodness, this is exquisite! LOVELY, stunning card, Melanie!

mhatch said...

Beautiful as usual! It's a tuffy to think of what kind of tutorials to have. I want to learn more about Copics and shading!

debb said...

Love this card! And any tutorials would be appreciated- I love all of them. I would especially like to see the sets, colored with copics in differing techniques! debb

Casmiles said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing "how to"!

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity, elegance and versatility of this card. Great job!

Tricia said...

These roses are gorgeous!

Irene Lenihan said...

What beautiful card. That is one I would like to try. Need to get that stamp set first. I love tutorials that make things that look complicated but are just simple steps.

JK Richardson said...

Beautiful card!

For techiniques I'd love to see... more with the brayer. I have one, and use it rarely! I'd love to see someone as creative as you and what you'd come up with!

Anne said...

Simply gorgeous, Melanie!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card! Just lovely!
Cathy Green
Texas

~Q~ said...

Gorgeous!!! I wasn't understanding the directions until I saw the picture and then the lightbulb went off. I love it and will have to try it myself. As for tutorials - anything you can think of would be awesome. I always learn something - I'm relatively new to stamping so learning more about coloring with Copics, making items with the Scor-Pal, etc would be great. Thanks!

Michelle said...

I ditto everyone of these comments,
you're card is fab-O!!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card! For future tutorials, I just appreciate new ideas for using current tools like the Scor- Pal (which I don't own yet, but hope to win or buy one soon!)I always enJOY seeing tutorials for colored pencils and watercolors. I could also use some ideas for Pearl-Ex type powders. I buy lots of 'stuff' at conventions, but can rarely duplicate what I see there! Paper Doll

Lori Stokes Wright said...

What a beautiful card! I would to see more tutorials of water coloring of any kind and shading, (see Marilyn Hitterman comment). I think you should just stretch this celebration out, why double up and feel rushed!?! lol, Smiles, Lori

justmyopinion12 said...

Beautiful card! I love my Scor-pal and appreciate any suggestions for how it makes our stampers fun easier! Thanks for the chance to win!

Janet S said...

Oh what a great prize! I have been wanting the Score-Mat, but haven't had a chance to get one yet. I haven't used the Scor-Tape either. As for tutorials or other things I would like to see more of on your site, I enjoy your tip sheets. I have the Sporty Tee set and the Tee Talk set. I really enjoyed all the tips you gave for those sets. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a great prize package.

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