Monday, March 5, 2012

Holiday Cheer



I learned a new technique that I decided to try out on this card. I think it was on the Skipping Stones Design blog and I don't remember what they called it, but here's the gist of it. You stamp a solid image in a very light ink color and then color over it to create a colored image. That's what I did with this stamp from SU!'s "She's all That" set. The picture below is what it looks like stamped with black ink. I repeatedly stamped it until it was light enough (it probably took 5-6 impressions without reinking), then colored it in with colored pencils. Since it was so light, I could also alter the image; I added boots, 3/4 sleeves and a belt. In the third picture, you can see I added white flock powder around the hem of the dress and sleeves to create a fur look. It shows so much better in real life.

The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #143 and I used the Crimbo Crackers #10 challenge to create a Christmas card for a female and the Crafty Hazlenut's Challenge #62 to create a Christmas card using red. The sentiment is from Verve's "Ornamental Christmas" and the die is Verve's "Charming oval" die set.













11 comments:

Hazel said...

That technique worked really well - fab card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 62 - hope to see you again soon. x

mulberry station said...

How fun. thanks for the tutorial. your image is so cute. I love your added buckles. Such a nice touch. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

What a fun technique! It's always fun to try something new! Thanks for sharing! I also love the punch you used for your sentiment!
Judi SSW DT

Tip Top said...

Wow! That looks great - new technique to me too! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Heide said...

What a cool new technique. Your card is great. So glad you could join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

How cute and I adore the santa belts! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Patti P. said...

Heather, thanks for showing me something new, love how much we can all learn from each other on our blogs. I love all of your new touches to this stamp, how fun to use this technique and create something different. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Patti SSW/DT

Genevieve said...

I can't wait to try this TFS. Gorgeous card, I absolutely love the Santa belts. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Arlana said...

What a fun tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Love your sweet card. Arlana@SSW!!!

Catie Cuddles said...

Thanks for sharing the technique ... The card looks great!

Kathie said...

Hi Heather, thanks so much for that info, now I must try it. Love your card and colours and your added bit's and pieces. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT