Hello to all! Thank you for stopping by to witness this beauty of a card! This card is very much influenced by one of Cathy Zielske‘s fun and informative YouTube videos. I have been crafting since a few years on and off, but have been seriously into it since the beginning of this year. I came across her videos through the normal surfing and researching way 😉 Her videos have so much of tiny itty-bitty information that is super important! For example, in the video for this card, she talks about shading light and coloring dark to emphasize the distance. I had no idea and found it extremely useful. This is the video that I have used as an inspiration for this card.
I have always been a fan of purple and when she used it on the card that she made for her mom, I was definitely going to jump on that wagon.
I started out by printing this gorgeous Pine Tree image that Beccy’s Place has as a freebie on her website. No kidding! And, she has many more if you’d like to check it out – https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2011/02/digital-design-index.html
The colors that I selected from top to bottom are: Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet. Just like in Cathy’s video, I took a piece of circle and the used Wilted Violet around it to create a moon effect.
Now, the next part is super fun, where she tears of a strip of paper, uneven and then lays it against the bottom and reapplies Wilted Violet to create shading. This creates the effect of mountains/ridges that are close and far away. I also did the same with Shaded Lilac. This techniques is one for the books.
After all the coloring was done, I used a fan brush to lightly tap water spots all over the image. It gives a snowy look to this card, which I absolutely adore. I used Pinkfresh Studio diagonal stitched rectangles to trim the image down.
The Good Vibes sentiment is also from Pinkfresh Studio Hummingbird stamp set, which sat perfectly well in the circle. I heat set the stamp image on vellum and used Ranger Ink Black Sparkle embossing powder. I taped the edges of the vellum strip behind and finally glued it on white Neenah cardstock.
I loved this card so much that I tried the whole technique again, just for fun and also made a tag. This card and tag set is for sure a winner for me 🙂
I love using different mediums of coloring, as you know. I have always been a fan of watercolors, but using the distress inks to create layers is also fascinating. Do give it a try and let me which CZ’s videos/techniques are your fav.
Do head on over to The Crafter’s Cafe challenge blog to see the creations of our DT members and don’t forget to participate. The theme is ANYTHING GOES. You can win $10 gift voucher from Beccy’s Place!
I am entering this card to:
- Color Crazy Challenge – Week 25
- Cradzforgalz – Challenge #150 Get Inky
- Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge – Favorite color medium
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything goes
- Creative Knockouts – #408 Anything Goes
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