Nature’s Discovery Video Tutorial

My family and I are finally starting to settle into our school rountines.  The kids are just loving school and with all five kids in school this year, it gives me a lot more time in my studio! I have been having so much fun coloring and experimenting with my Copic markers this week.  Make sure to check back for more projects and techniques, using Copic markers, coming soon!


Nature’s Discovery

Resurrecting old techniques in your paper crafting usually helps when keeping things simple or helping you out of a creative slump. Tracy uses the Spot lighting technique in the creation of this card.  Just take a your favorite stamped image and add a punched out highlight of one small area of the image and voila you have this simple and beautiful card.

Download the pdf handout here


Stamps: Nature’s Discoveries (Tim Holtz – Stamper’s Anonymous); Through the Trees (papertrey ink)

Ink: Early Espresso Classic ink, Daffodil Delight Classic ink (Stampin’ Up!);

Paper: Crumb Cake CS (Stampin’ Up!); Java CS, Smooth Ivory CS (Bazzill)

Accessories: bone folder, paper snips, 1 ½” Circle punch, 1 ¾” Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web)



Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart

I absolutley love May Arts ribbons! And what is not to love. They have created gorgeous ribbons with fabulous patterns in the most amazing colors!  I drew inspiration for the creation of this card from my ribbon colors which reminded me that Fall is just around the corner.  I added a simple greeting label and coordinating leaf embellsihments, which in my opinion adds a softened look to this card, letting the ribbons shine through!  I hope that you find inspiration in this piece!

We have a video tutorial and pdf for our members here.  (You must be logged in to view the page)


Stamps: From My Heart, Day of Gratitude (Stampin’ Up!); Leaf Prints (papertrey ink)

Ink: Early Espresso Classic ink, Pumpkin Pie Classic ink, Cherry Cobbler Classic ink, Summer Starfruit Classic ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Early Espresso CS (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: bone folder, Woodgrain embossing folder, Framelits – Window Frames, paper snips (Stampin’ Up!); Big Shot (Sizzix); Yellow ⅝” Grosgrain/Dots ribbon, Orange ⅝” Grosgrain/Dots ribbon, Red ⅝” Grosgrain/Dots ribbon (May Arts); Tape Runner XL, 3D Foam (thermo-web); Tombow multi-purpose liquid adhesive (Tombow); Removable Tape Matte (Scotch)


Have a great weekend!

5 replies on “Nature’s Discovery Video Tutorial”

  1. I like this idea of revisiting older techniques. I had forgotten how effective this spotlight technique is. Thanks, Tracy, for the inspiration. I agree, Andrea — what’s not to like about May Arts ribbon? Love the colors on the card you made.

  2. Beautiful cards. Love the color combos used and the ribbon is so bright & cheery. Always a great way to embellish & add that extra wow effect. Thanks Tracy & Andrea. Great designs as usual.

  3. Both cards are fabulous. I like the spotlight technique on the first and all the ribbons on the second.

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