Let It Be - Cardmaking Tutorial by Dot
It's Dot here with you today with a card tutorial for you.
I wasn't too sure where this card was heading until around step 5. That's when it turned into a love story.
|The finished card.|
I started by using Shaded Lilac and Broken China Distress Inks on my craft sheet, spritzing with a little water and swiping my card through it. I dabbed it a couple of extra times because I get side-tracked with the beautiful droplet effects.
I thought I'ld do a little ghosting with a stencil and water but it didn't really have much of an effect on this background so ...
using the same inks, I added a little background stamping with some stamps from the Textured Feathers set.
Using my stamping platform, I stamped da Vinci Old Man and a da Vinci woman (this one isn't available anymore, but I think that the da Vinci Woman #3 would work beautifully).
At this stage I thought that I'ld lighten the images by lifting a little of the ink off.
It's only a little thing but sometimes it's the little things that make difference.
When I was looking for some words to add to this, I came across these two sayings on the Something Wonderful set. I think they go perfectly together.
I decided to trim the panel down so that the lady wasn't floating quite so much. Now it feels like my card is turning into more of a story, and that's my favourite thing to do. This one is a love story.
I also made a quick paper mask for each of the images and added a little more ink around each of the da Vinci's. Again, it's only a little thing, but I felt better doing it.
Oh, and a little random stenciling too.
I mat and layered my card. Walked away. Came back and decided to play with it a little more.
So I added a little more stamping in the background and some more stenciling.
Now it felt better.
Yes ... I walked away ... and then when I came back I decided to add a little more.
Using my masks again, I chose a couple of flowers from the Antique Botanicals set and added them behind the image. I didn't want them to overtake the main images so I stamped them in Archival Watering Can and coloured them with a little watered down distress ink.
Sometimes it is all about the little things.
Other Products Used:
Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac, Broken China, Weathered Wood
Distress Oxides: Broken China, Wilted Violet
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Black Embossing powder
Thank you for looking.