Hello! Oh, boy I made a big mistake on this card. Can you see it? I'll show you below how I messed up. I combined images from Follow Your Deams, with Wild About You and a sentiment from Mountain Wilderness.
I began by cutting a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock to 3½ by 4 inches. Then I sponged Memento Dandelion ink.
I cut a two circles using Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Circles to use as masks.
I placed my circles and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.
Then sponged Memento Desert Sand.
Sponged Memento Potter's Clay from the top and bottom.
Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.
I wanted to tear two sticky notes to be the mirror of each other, so I placed them sticky sides together, then tore the edges.
I separated the sticky notes and placed them on the background where I wanted the horizon line, with just a bit of space between them. This way I was sponging the background and reflection at the same time. I sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.
I tore a slope in the masks and replaced them, sponging Memento Potter's Clay.
Tore a slope on the other side and sponged Memento Desert Sand and very lightly with a bit of Potter's Clay.
Then I placed a straight edge of my mask and sponged a bit more Rich Cocoa to make an actual horizon line.
Stamped the tree, from Wild About You, using Memento Tuxedo Black. I mask the bottom of the tree so the trunk would disappear into the water. Notice how the tree extends over the edge of the paper?
Here is where I messed up. I thought it would be so clever to stamp the reflection without re-inking so the image would be lighter. In concept, it should have worked out, but since the tree had gone over the edge of the paper, it left a line of heavier ink on the stamp, so when I stamped the reflection, that line showed up.
So if you follow this tutorial, be sure to re-ink the tree, then stamp off on scratch paper, then stamp the reflection. (remember the time I dropped an ink pad on a card?)
I stamped the heron with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I set about covering up my mistake. Apparently, I was so distressed over the incident, I failed to take photos of what I did. I used my N3 and N5 Copic makers to scumble in some more shadows to the tree and also to add a shadow to the heron. Then I added some ripples to the water with N5 and an opaque white gel pen.
Here you can see how adding the shading and ripples made a difference. I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Tan Leather. I added the sentiment to the Tan Leather layer and used a Scrapbook Adhesives tape runner to adhered the layers.
Oh the back side I added 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives to pop up my layers. I love these foam squares. So sticky! Scapbook Adhesives is another of the companies that sent supplies to the Spellbinders retreat and I'm so happy to have discovered their wonderful products!
I used a Pure Luxury Sweet Corn card base (4 14 by 5 1/2 inches) I used Spellbinders Decorative Inserts 1 to cut/emboss a decorative element to the bottom of my card base.
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