Monday, November 1, 2010

Thinking Inking Inspired-Week 1

Hello and happy Monday! I'm sure many of you (like me) are big fans of the Thinking Inking Class taught by Jennifer McGuire. Well this time she is doing a Holiday Thinking Inking Class Series and I decided to create one card that uses all three of her techniques that she taught in the first week. Click HERE to watch the video for Week One. Here is my card inspired by her video...
HOW I MADE THIS CARD:
I started by using her waterinked backgrounds technique (seen in project 2) and used broken china, tumbled glass, and faded jeans distress inks on a hero arts cloud background. You can't tell in the photo, but I sprayed it with pearlized water instead of regular water like in the video. Gives a GREAT shine! Once it was dry, I used some faded jeans distress inks on the edge and LIGHTLY went over the clouds to tone them down.

Next, I stamped the Row of Houses stamp in black on white cardstock, cut them out, and cut off a portion of the bottom so only the top of the houses were showing on the bottom of the card. I used pumice stone distress ink on the windows to tone down the white and make it look like the lights were out. :)

Next, I downloaded the free reindeer image (as seen in project 1)and then used my copy machine and shrunk it to 50%. I did the waterink painting technique (as seen in project 3) on the reindeer using walnut stain distress ink. Then I put glue on the nose and added red flocking to it for some texture...See that ho, ho, ho greeting. I wanted to give the illusion that Santa was behind the reindeer. The bubble stamp was set up the wrong way for this card. So, I stamped it in black on white paper and then flipped it over (holding it up to a light) to cut it out....just a quick tip so you can get more out of your stamps! I used some pumice stone distress ink around it to make it pop.

Okay, I'll be back tomorrow to show you how Jennifer inspired me in Week 2. Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Jana said...

So clever, Heather!

Brenda said...

Awesome card! So many techniques in one sitting! Just love the cuteness of the card and kinda kept looking to the left to see if I could see Santa!

Latrice said...

This is so cute! How clever Heather!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Heather, again you always amazed me with your scene. This absoultely the cutest idea!

Dana D. said...

A very cute card indeed.

Linda E said...

Fabulous card, Heather! Your Rudolph is adorable!

Lisa H. said...

Heather I just got my cloud stamp in the mail today and I can't WAIT to try this! Love your stuff!