Sunday, April 17, 2011

Be Inspired by Kathy Racoosin!

Penny Black's Flower Amongst Flowers

Spring is a blooming and Kathy Racoosin knows it ; ) With everything blooming outside be inspired by this tutorial from Kathy Racoosin!

Glue Dots

When you are "cutting" your paper layer the card stock & a sheet of scrap copy paper (it's thinner). After your papers are cut it's important to tape the back of your paper to the Spellbinders die to hold it secure. Kathy used Drafting Dots in this tutorial, but Glue Dots can work also :)

On to the next step :) Kathy then used Fiskars Cloud Punch to make the heavenly background!

It's easy as 1, 2 now on to Step 3 You can sketch your hills on a scrap sheet of paper then Kathy started inking with the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad starting with the lightest first!

Kathy then placed the top part of the scrap paper over the distressed areas and removed the first part of the hill. A dauber is easy to apply the Crushed Olive in these small spaces.

Step 5 :) Kathy used more ink on the edges because when the outsides of card are darker you eyes tend to focus to the center of the card. (Makes sense ; )

Put your papers back on to protect what you have already distressed. It's definitely looking good so far!

Lucky number step 7! Kathy then distressed the second hill with Peeled Paint.

This is the finished result. Doesn't it make you want to sing that one song from the Sound of Music ; )

Now the fun part! Coloring :) Copic Markers are great for coloring and blending of course !

Kathy Racoosin did a fantastic job by adding Flower Soft's Textured Blooms to the mix! Well I hope this tutorial has inspired you to plant your own garden on a card :)

Stay Crafty!
:) Fran

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  1. Beautiful card, Kathy. Great tutorial. I always love learning how to make your incredible cards.

  2. Wow! How gorgeous. Thank you for the great tutorial...makes me feel like I could try it!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful! Love Kathy's style! Thanks for the tutorial & inspiration!


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