Spring By the Sea – Tutorial #318


I woke this morning feeling a little uninspired, still feeling under the weather.   It must have taken me over an hour just to pick out a stamp to use.   But once I picked up this Stampin’ Up! set “Abundant Hope” things started to fall into place.  Especially, since this set just screams SPRING!   So, with that being said, I picked out some Spring colors and off to the races I went with embossing powder and brayer in hand.

Let’s get started on the tutorial.. . . . . .  .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Abundant Hope and Inspired by Nature
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Brilliant Blue
Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Heat Gun, clear embossing powder, white gel pen, Versamark pad and marker, markers – Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow and More Mustard, Gold Brads, Photo corner punch, sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, post it notes and brayer

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On a 3.5″ x 4.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock, stamped the flowers by first loading my stamp with Versamark and then with Basic Black ink before stamping it.  Then I heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


Colored the Flowers in with a Barely Banana marker.


Added Yoyo Yellow marker to the dark parts of the flowers.


Added More Mustard to the darkest parts of the flowers.


Colored the leaves and stems in with Certainly Celery marker.


Added Old Olive to the dark parts of the stems and leaves.


Colored over the flowers, leaves and stems using a Versamark marker, staying inside of the embossed lines.  Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  Now my image is protected and will resist my back ground inks.


Brayered Tempting Turquoise ink at an angle in the sky area.  Note:  Wipe ink off of the embossed image after brayering.


Brayered Brilliant Blue ink at an angle, not covering the Tempting Turquoise ink entirely.


Masked the sky area of the card stock using a post it note and sponge Tempting Turquoise ink at the post it note edge.


Using the edge of a Old Olive ink pad, lightly smear grasses in the ground area.  I used a half of a “C” motion, top half.


Stamped some grasses in using Old Olive ink.


Stamped a few grasses in using Basic Black ink.


Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Added highlights to the flowers, leaves and grasses using a White Gel Pen.


Sponged Basic Black ink on each edge of the card stock.


Assembled the main image panel, Tempting Turquoise panels and Brilliant Blue panels.  Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the flourish on each side of one of the Brilliant Blue panels using Basic Black ink.



Added Tempting Turquoise photo corner punches and 6 gold brads.  Also, sponged a bit of Basic Black ink on my largest Brilliant Blue panel.

Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


Although I am not feeling well, the warm Spring weather is calling me outside to my gardens for a little bit of Spring clean up. 

May you get some fresh air today also.

Until my next post. . . . . . . .



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21 responses to “Spring By the Sea – Tutorial #318

  1. Gidget-Trish

    This is so lovely! Great colours.

  2. Bessey-Southport

    Michelle, Spring has sprung with this card. Love it and this week-end in Maine is suppose to be fantastic. Hope you have a great week-end and HAPPY EASTER!

  3. The weather has finally turned and I can’t wait to start my garden. This card makes me want to get out and do something! Another great tutorial!

  4. You are AMAZING! Even under the weather you can turn out some wonderful and beautiful works of art! Hope you feel much better soon. Hugs…

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Daffodils are my favorite spring flower. I’m glad you’re feeling well enough to get in some gardening…that’s a good sign you’re on your way to recovery!

  6. Lovely; simply lovely 🙂 Even not feeling well, you can do this. Amazing. Hope you’re feeling tip top soon! Have a great weekend!

  7. Sandy in AZ

    You’re WAAAY more creative when you’re sick than I am when I’m healthy! You never cease to amaze me. This card is just beautiful. I love the colors, and the spring look of it.
    Hope the spring weather helps you to feel better soon.

  8. Sandy from Tennessee

    Glad to hear you are a “little” better!! This card is to beautiful for words…being a nature lover..this card is right up my alley. Thank you for sharing and please continue on the road of better health.

  9. Beautiful!

  10. Dee in N.H.

    Beautiful! You make it look so easy….Hope you’re feeling better.

  11. Such a beautiful card, Michelle! I’m glad you are starting to feel just a little better. Hopefully the warmer weather and some more rest will do the trick and you will be back to normal soon!

  12. I sure hope you feel better soon. Breathe in that fresh air!!!

  13. Another work of art – thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

  14. Beautiful card!

  15. Beautiful!

  16. Thanks Michelle for another beautiful piece of art. I am laying in bed after foot surgery so I need your inspiration and talent to keep me going for the next few weeks!!! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  17. Love how you’ve done the grass.

  18. Mary Hansen

    How lovely, Michelle, you’re muse doesn’t seem to be under the weather! Feel better soon.

  19. Michelle, this is so beautiful. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  20. a very beautiful spring-card.
    love the color!

    greetz doreen

  21. Love the card wasn’t all that thrilled with the stamp until I see what you have done with it.