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Thursday, July 30, 2015

On Trend - Card Tutorial

Hi everyone,  I have a cute card share for you today.  I had a comment on one of my YouTube videos from Anna, AsianTiger513.   She asked me to do a card tutorial, in real time.  YIKES I haven't done that in a really long time!   I quit doing them, because I felt they were too long, and I could cover more ground by speeding up the process.  Some of my projects take hours! 

So for you Ms. Anna - I have  accepted your challenge.  

For my card, I chose to use the My Mind's Eye On Trend 6x6 Collection.  I have seriously been hording this collection for a while.  I used it a little in a Ustream a few months ago, but the paper is so beautiful, I wanted to keep it forever!  AHHHH but I can't.   

These are truly my all time favorite colors,  mint and coral.  I mean seriously so delish, then add the gold foil - my heart literally stopped for second when I saw it! 

Ok - back to the tutorial!     It is no secret that I love to use my scraps when creating cards.  Since the paper collection was fairly new, that meant I must spend some time, looking for items that have been around for a while to help the card come together.   

Deep into the bucket of scraps and one hit wonders I went.  I pulled out  a tube of Prima Flowers - they have been here since early 2009, and a scrap of gold rick-rack.  Look at how simple and beautiful, things came together. 


I know everyone who has paper-crafted for a while, has a stash of Alpha bet stickers/chipboard pieces that are still lingering around, and may not match.  The H and I were from two different sets 1 was lavender the other pink.   Never fear -  I made them play nicely together with my card, by heat embossing them with Gold.  Now they are trendy, and match! 

The Inside of my card was simple,  I created a border with the paper from the collection, then added a piece of white card stock in the center for my hand written message.   The final card is an A2  4.25 x 5.5  top folding card. 

I added a little Lindy's Stamp Gang in Cocklebells Coral in the negative areas. This spray is also among my favs as it has this nice peach pigment with a gold shimmer (perfect right!). 

Here is the video tutorial (warning it is long - because I ramble -LOL) 

Thank you Ms. Anna for the challenge,  I really appreciate it.  I love that you left comments, so that I could get to know you better.   It was delightful speaking with you, and I look forward to seeing you around!



  • My Mind's Eye - On Trend 6x6 Paper by Jen Allyson
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Cocklebells Coral
  • My Favorite Things Stamps & Dies - Die-namics Dizzy Doily Duo
  • Prima - tube flowers
  • The Paper Studio - Gem Stones  Gold
  • Chipboard letters
  • Versa Embossing Ink
  • Ranger Ink, Queen's Gold Embossing Powder
  • GP 110lb White Card stock
  • Unibal - Signo - Micro 207 Gel Pen - Black


  1. Gorgeous Card!! Love those colors, too!!

  2. Tonya, I know I told you this before, but I just LOVE watching your vids. It's like we are neighbors! Love it! This card is so yummy! I love all that color palette as well. I think the one thing I really loved about your vid and the process with this card is the comment you made "don't over think it!" I am notorious for that, so I totally will take that with me and I think I am going to make a sign for my arts space so that I will see it each time I do a project!! I was just gifted some FABULOUS new paints from an online art friend and it was such a God thing because now I have some awesome new colors to start my Gelli print mini album project! July was so busy, but my plate is cleared and I am stoked about getting started and can't wait to share with you! Thanks again for your inspiration and sharing your talent! :) Blessings

    1. Felicia This comment means the world to me. I always try to be real in my videos. I really think that "don't over think it!" is something everyone struggles with including myself. I can't wait to see what you create with your Gelli Plate®! Blessings to you as well


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