Repeat Impressions' October Tic-Tac-Toe challenge inspired me to create this card. I chose the left column - wildlife, texture, & stencil. I used Sketch #SC759, flipped vertically, as the basis of my design. I liked the way the arch at the top complemented the stamped image.
I stamped my image with Doe ink towards the bottom of a panel of bristol paper. I colored it with my Tombow markers, using a damp paintbrush to blend the colors. I added detail to the deer's eyes with a black glaze pen, and used a white gel pen for the catchlight in her left eye & the spots on her back.
I created a mask for the curve on the panel, using a large circle die. I ink blended Tumbled Glass Distress ink over the top area with a makeup blending brush. I used a smaller brush to ink through the "Pointed Star" stencil with Broken China Distress ink.
I removed the mask, & used the circle die I'd cut the mask with to trace another curve above the first one. I pierced holes along both curved lines. Then I stitched along the curves, using 3 plies of a light dull teal floss & 3 plies of a light tan floss. I like the way the 2 colors blended by having them combined in my needle.
For the greeting, I used the "Merry Christmas" from "Color Layering Partridge." I placed the card panel in my MISTI, and curved the stamp to match the curve on the top of the panel. Then I stamped that in Doe ink as well.
I added foam tape to the back of my panel, avoiding the areas with stitching so there wouldn't be any bumps. Finally, I adhered that to a light brown panel that I'd mounted to a white A2-size card base.
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 GMT Views: 369