Hi friends, I have a very involved card today. It involves several steps and a variety of techniques & products too. Fear not, I have video tutorial(s) of everything I did with very little fast forwarding. Yes, I had to break the video into two separate parts and I will share both of them here with you.
First let's take a look the card
At the base of this card is a wreath - it looks very organic and fluid, with the leaves looking like these were drawn individually. But on looking closer, you will notice that the whole wreath was stamped using one single image repeatedly. To do this, I did use the stampwheel but I didn't rotate it exactly n-number of steps each time. I masked my last stamped image, looked through the plate and stamped where I thought it would look good, regardless of how many steps or turns it needed. Another thing that is adding to its organic feel (pardon me for repeating that word, but I am not able to think of a better one at the moment) is that these leaves are very loosely watercolored. I simply pulled the stamped Distress ink from edges inwards to make the leaf become green. I let water do its thing and did not force the color to behave in a certain way, only gently guided it to stay within the stamped edges.
Here's the video that shows how this was done:
On top of this wreath I added several die cut elements. Instead of cutting these out of colored cardstock, I die cut these from the same white mixed media paper from Canson from which the card front is made and then watercolored on top.
I also decided to keep the video very real - you will see me change direction as I go, die cut more and more elements when I think of a new idea and so on. I also did some fun things to add dimension and interest overall. Below video shares that process:
I hope you get some ideas from this and implement these ideas in your crafting. If there's something you'd like to see different or want to share some of your ideas, please feel free to do them here or on my YouTube channel. I love hearing from you.
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