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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Accomplish Great Things

I have a step by step tutorial for you today using images from several different

Innovative Stamp Creations sheets.

The face image is by Artist Cindy Roland from a newly released sheet called Thoughtfulness. Ready?

Stamp face using Versafine Smokey Gray ink on Whisper White CS.

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Color flowers from Textures Sentiments & Flowers using Watercolor crayons (Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie & Real Red) Mist and stamp.

I added an additional flower to the right edge later to fill in.

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Sponge face using Tim Holtz Distress inks (Tattered Rose & Worn Lipstick)

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Stamp background words from ATC Elements II on lightweight vellum using VF smokey gray and a stamp positioner. I stamped off on scrap paper once before stamping on the vellum for a lighter shade.

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Add a torn strip (1 1/2" x 4") of Real Red CS to the left edge of the vellum and stamp background words after stamping off on scrap paper with smokey gray ink. Then, the sentiment from Art Phrases using Stazon Jet Black

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Add photo corners, mat on red and then a black card base. I toned down the lg. black brad with Adirondack alcohol ink/gold mixative, layered the flowers and mounted them on the card with foam dimensional tape.

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    I love the way you stamped the flowers!!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Wow Shelly this is gorgeous. I don't have this most recent set yet, but I love this face. Since I just placed my first order (huge) with ISC, I couldn't justify another purchase this soon, but I will be getting this set. I just love your work!

  3. Shelly, You have made me a proud mama! I love to see what other people do with my drawings and when Betsy showed me your blog I got goose bumps. What a beautiful card, thank you for showing this face off so beautifully.
    Sincerely, Cindy Roland

  4. Hi Shelly,
    I really loved seeing how you go about doing one of your fabulous cards. It was really interesting.


  5. This is just beautiful- and you make it look like a card I could possibly create- thanks for the tutorial!!! TFS

  6. WOW! Stunning artwork Shelly! Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to give it a try.

  7. This is SO beautiful, Shelly!

  8. Fantastic card - Shelly!!! I love how it looks!!! I have lots to learn - LOL - and I'm glad you are sharing your tutorial with us!!!


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