I tried another Heather T tutorial and I must say I have such a respect for her. Her fabulous card can be found here. What she can do in 15 minutes takes me 2 days. After a series of experiments and senior moments I finally finished. I didn't have the die for the shadow. I have since learned that masking and reflection techniques do not go hand in hand. In order to do it, I masked the upper portion of the card and stamped the reflection in full black. I then scanned it and lightened it. I printed on a full sheet of paper. I stamped the image on a piece of acetate and lined up the top portion of the image. With the acetate in place I masked the lower portion, positioned the stamp positioner and slid out the acetate. It finally worked two days later.
Thanks for looking.
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 GMT Views: 1482
Registered: March 13, 2012 Location: Southern Florida Posts: 3539
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 11:38 AM
I honestly like yours better than HT's, as lovely as hers is. It's so subtle and serene. I think your use of scanning and lightening created a beautiful "reflection" of the vines as if on snow. A clever work-around with a beautiful result.
Two days to make a card is fast in my universe! This one was well worth the time. Really lovely!
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11874
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 12:41 PM
Very creative and clever!!! Nancy, I think you have made your own technique and it is so beautiful!!! I would have never thought to copy it off and lighten it. Your soft background is so lovely too! So very pretty!!!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 3327
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 1:34 PM
Another beautifully "simple" card. By reading your discription it was in no way simple to make, but the end result has such a nice uncluttered look. Love the light greys and the reflectionn came out supurbe.