Nope not a math problem or a place value… just lots of dots for today’s card. I was feeling a little “dotty” so, I decided to try something new. I really like the effect all the dots gave for the shading and light. This definitely is not a mass producible card but a great card for that “special someone”.
To start, I first cut a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used my stamp platform and the images from Altenew’s “Tulip” stamp set with Simon Says Stamp (SSS) “Barely Beige” ink. The stamp set is a layering set, so I did use some of the “shading” stamps as guide lines for my darker colors. I didn’t bother with masking anything because going over it in marker will cover it up.
Then I began to dot…and dot…and dot…I started with my darkest color first, middle and then lightest and back towards the darkest. The colors I used for the flowers were Copic markers in the colors: R8, R5 and YR04; Y11, Y13, Y15 and YR24; RV29, RV25, and RV11; V09, V17 and V15; BV08, BV04 and BV00. The greenery included Copic colors in: G28, G17 and G21; G28, YG17 and YG03.
For the background, I colored around the flowers with C5, C3 and C1. For a more cohesive look, I also added some small dot detail around the flowers with the same markers. I only used the C1 marker on the right side, making sure that I had some dot detail that trailed into the white. For the sentiment, I used my anti static powder tool, Versamark ink and “Platinum” embossing powder.
I trimmed the smallest amount off the edges of the finished panel and added some grey fun foam to the back to give a bit of added dimension. This was then adhered to an A2 top folding white card base.
Yes… my hand did hurt after I was done but I think the results are totally worth it! Tulips are my favorite flower and this card just makes me smile and think of spring. I hope you enjoyed today’s card. And I hope that maybe you will try this technique sometime with your stamps.
Until next time… Stay crafty my friends!