Wow! Love all the embroidery on today's Inspiration site! I chose Winter Penguins. I must confess, I put the cart before the horse and matched the choice to my card. Is that cheating??
Anyway, all images are DRS Designs. Everything except the cut out and added penguin was done on the one layer. I started by stamping the tree line then masking the snow and sponging the sky. There's just something about a pink winter sky that I really like so I tend to use this color for winter skies. I flipped the mask to cover the sky and sponged in some snow w/ a lt blue ink. All except the pond. I penciled in where I wanted it and left it white. A little shading was added around the trees w/ markers.
After I determined where my skater would go, I stamped him again on the plastic sheet of my SAMJ (stamp-a-ma-jig), lined up the foot under where his right foot is, masked the edge of the pond, and stamped the reflection using the image on the SAMJ sheet as the stamp. It's really harder to describe than it is to do. It's just a simple reflection technique. After that, I covered the pond using a VersaMark pen and embossed w/ clear powder twice. Then I added a few scribbles w/ a white Permapaque marker and embossed w/ another coat of clear ep. It really makes it look like an icy pond. Note: the part where I penciled in his feet, I didn't emboss. Otherwise he wouldn't have stuck very well when I added him.
I stamped some pink and blue snowflakes around the edges and added a few die cut flakes. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 60849
Sat, Dec 31, 2011 @ 3:35 AM
Julie, this is incredible....and lovely! Your frozen pond is so realistic looking. TFS how you accomplished this entire card. I would have never guessed the stamp-a-m-jig method. Really a wonderful card.