Many of you had asked about doing a tutorial for the sunset I had created in this Spooky Background card recently:
So as promised, I created a tutorial for you guys showing how I ink up a background like this. Since it is Traditional Christmas week, I did an extra background tutorial– a winter background!! Video and more details to follow.
So the video shows the inking of the background. Here are the other steps I used to create the rest of the card.
I stamped some snowflakes from the Handmade Holiday Gift Tags stamp set using Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in “Moonlight”. To stamp with it, I used the Smooch brush to dab some ink onto an acrylic block (you could use anything plastic like acetate, a paint tray, a baggie, etc). I then stamped the snowflake and dabbed it onto the acrylic block to get just a thin smooth layer of ink over the stamp image. As you can see, some came out with more ink, some came out will less ink. It really creates a great variation in the scene.
I stamped and colored the Winter Love Teddy Bear with Copics and trimmed him out. This stamp is from the Gill Roberts collection. When I was trimming him out, I left a snow mound around him and then attached him to the background. There was extra “snowmound” around the edges so I just trimmed them to line up with the winter background.
Next I matted that layer onto some white cardstock & a teal card base.
I added some adhesive pearls to the center of the snowflakes & added a few extra for extra snow.
I chose to leave off a sentiment this time, which is rare for me. It has me curious -Do you use sentiments for every card??