Monday, 14 June 2010

Cheetah Card Tutorial

Here is the lovely cheetah by Clarity Stamps and the cheetah (or possibly leopard) spot background stamp by Judikins. I'm going to show you how I did the background. I thought my method would be a good way to use with roller stamps too.

Some of my photos look a bit dark but that's because I only have a camera phone to take photos with, but as long as you can see, that's the main thing.

First I smooched Tim Holtz distress ink 'Wild Honey' around the edge of the card.

Then I lightly pencilled in diagonal lines across the corners of the card.

This next photo is meant to show the pencilled in lines but I'm not sure if you can see them too well.
Next, I put two post it notes against two corner pencilled lines and stamped my cheetah spots along the edge.
Okay, nearly finished, here is the last edge.

And here is the almost finished card which looks a bit messy but no probs because the middle bit is going to be covered up.
Next up, I stamp my cheetah image with Versa fine black ink.

And colour it in using a water pen with the Wild Honey distress ink. It's nice to have the cheetah the exact same colour as the background colour.

After it's coloured, I draw in the spots with a black Stampin Up marker.

As you can see in the next photo I have two cheetah stamps. One is an outline stamp which is what I used to begin with. The second stamp is a block stamp of the image and that's really cool because I inked it with Versamark clear ink and stamped it over the outline image. I did this so I could sprinkle embossing powder over it and emboss it. Thereby giving it that lovely glossy look.
Before covering the background card with the foreground image - don't forget to erase those pencil lines - with the Hallo Kitty eraser - hee hee :)

So there you have it. My first tutorial. I don't know if you found it helpful but I hope you did.

Have a happy Monday and thanks for stopping by ...


Cheryl Valadez said...

Fab tutorial! Love the post it note trick for applying the background...great tip! AND you card is purrfect!