Friday, April 5, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Tea Party Tutorials

Today, is day 2 of Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) combined "Tea Party Release".  If you missed yesterday's release you will want to check out all new images available at the SBS New Items and LMMS What's New sections of the stores! 
Some of the LMMS design team and several guest designers are sharing tutorials and inspiration posts today.  But before I get to my tutorial -- did mention there are prizes?!?!  Woohoo!  Each day you'll want to check both Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) blog for a list of prizes!

Today, LMMS has two rubber stamps to go to two lucky winners - simply leave a comment at the LMMS blog for your chance to win!  These lucky winners will receive this image below... la Jeune Fille à l'Eventail in a Rubber Stamp! 

As an added bonus with every LMMS purchase, you will receive this exclusive digi stamp for free ... Piccino Mermaid!

Now for my tutorial...
I have several "how to's" to share - a coloring technique called spotlighting, a fancy fold {twisted easel} and I also created a few videos if you are interested in learning how to manipulate digital images.   
For the image, I created a party scene using an image of each the LMM artists - Pollycraft (Sonny Hunnycloud For You), Little Miss Muffet (Agent Cupcake), Simply Sophia (Eglantine Faerie) and a new Simply Betty image "Mad Hatter Betty". 

I also used some of the party images from the new LMM Tea Party release.  I printed 2 full images out, plus some cropped images of the same scale. (Video below showing what I printed to create this card)
I colored the image in shades of grey - W1, W2, W3, W4, W5.

I had never colored the rest of the image before.  Traditional spotlighting, that I've done in the past and featured on Splitcoast as a technique is usually an uncolored image with a colored highlight.   

This idea, to color the rest of the image in greys, came from a card made by Faye {LMM's awesome DT coordinator}.  She had a card on her blog in February which I thought was very clever and striking.  You can see her card HERE.  
  I also printed out a cropped image of the Mad Hatter Betty image and punched it out with a 1.5" diameter punch.
 I colored Mad Hatter Betty in full color.
E00, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, YG03, YG13, YG23, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR12, YR15, YR18, YR31, R01, R22, R24, 0.
Next, creating the fancy fold base card.  This is a twisted easel fold.  It is very simple.  I cut an 8.5x11" sheet of Bazzill Raven cardstock 4.25" x 11", in half length ways.  I scored it at 5.5". 
I lined up the top corner and 
the bottom corner at the score line. 
  I scored the front of the card corner to corner.
This is the base card fold.
I added double stick tape to the bottom half of the card, 
away from the edges.
Then, I placed the finished matted image on the front of the base card.  The paterned paper is Basic Grey Piccadilly.
Inside, I matted a couple more sheets of Piccadilly patterned paper, to tie the spotlight colors in and I added a sentiment which acts as a stop for the card.  Welcome to the party Betty!

Lastly, the video tutorials...

Over the last couple years, I've been asked a lot of questions from my TAC stamp customers who wanted to try digis.  TAC actually had a digi store briefly in 2011. I've only been using digis about two years myself, but have learned a lot from design teams and online.  Until now, I really didn't have an effective way to communicate how to do something using software. 

There are lots of ways to do things, lots of programs you could use, but this is one way to manipulate digital images.  Hope you find the videos useful. 

Here are the videos...

Wondering how I made these videos?  You can too!

The Screencapture software I used is "Screencast-O-Matic".  There is a free version, but I ended up buying a $15/yr subscription to get the audio and caption features of the program.  I really like this software.

The videos were edited using Microsoft Live Movie Maker a Free program.  Very useful, I found this program when my mom asked if I could make a video of the pictures from my nieces wedding.  A very fun program to play with!  This is how I added the opening title page, credits etc... 

I created a Cream City Angels YouTube Channel (button on left sidebar) where you can find all my video creations.  Perhaps there will be more coming :D  I do have a few more ideas.  I'm open to suggestions too. 

Lots going on with this combined release...

Day 1 (April 4th) - Release Blog Hop (click HERE to start)

Day 2 (April 5th) - Inspiration and Tutorials (SBS and LMMS)

Day 3 (April 6th) - Guess Who at SBS and Scavenger Hunt at LMMS 

You have until April 10th to play along and  LMMS Winners will be announced here on April 11th.

Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes 
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 
Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes 
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use a Digi
The Crafting Cafe - Let's Celebrate
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Songbird Challenge - Colored Hair 

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Brilliant card and video, it and will give it a try!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Such a fabulous idea I will have to have a go at that *smile* Love your twisted easel card. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    Cards by Lady Anne

    Lady Anne's Challenge
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  3. Wow Debs, the detail in your colouring is amazing on the black and white image and I love the splash of colour in the corner, beautifully done and fantastic work with the tuts :) Donna ♥ x

  4. Great card! I love the spotlight technique. Thanks for joining the SNS challenge!

  5. Wow, this is stunning and I love the effect it has! Great tutorial and how to make this card - I might have to try the spotlight effect with one of my cards. :D Love how you project turned out an excellent coloring! *Hugs

  6. Debra your card is fab, I love the spotlight on the colour! Great tutorials too ;)

  7. Love your tea party scene. Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month.
    Barbara - SNSCC coordin.

  8. Very unique, love it! I just may have to give it a try. So glad you joined us for our Let's Celebrate Challenge at The Crafting Cafe.

  9. I love the pop of color against the black and whites. Very unique! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  10. This was great. Thanks for the tutorials. I am definitely gonna do some of these types of cards. I now know how to do them.

  11. This is lovely Sweetie & a great tutorial, thanks for sharing x
    Thank you for joining us in the Crafting Cafe Challenge, good luck x

  12. Wow love this card, the black and the coloured image is fab, a very good idea:) Thank your for joining us at Songbird Challenge this time!
    Hugs Charlotte

  13. A gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

  14. Wow!! Stunning!! I love the spotlight!! Fantastic!! I love your coloring.. This is an amazing card!

  15. Great colouring on this card - thank you for taking part in the first challenge set by A Little Bit Crafty

  16. Such pretty card, love the spotlight effect!! Thank you for joining the challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

  17. Fabulous card, I love that spotlight!

    Thanks for joining us at Nana Vic's challenge over at Lady Annes and I hope we'll see you again soon!



  18. Deb, I am going to miss you at LMM. :(

    Every time I see this card, it really catches my eye. Very clever in so many ways. X

  19. What a great card! I love it! Thanks so much for playing at The Crafting Cafe!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  20. Wonderful spotlight technique. love your twisted easel card
    Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday. Sorry I'm late popping in

  21. What a fabulous card Debra. Love the coloring! Both the B&W and the colored spotlight! Looks great!