Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tone on Tone Painted Paper Dots

I've seen a lot of cards in the new SU catalogue that have dots of cardstock on them & when I was making these flowers I punched some centers. Then I thought "Hey! I could punch lots of circles & put them on." It's a little time consuming, but it gives you something kind of different. Here's a tutorial, cause I just can't seem to make a card without one, lol. :0)

Flower Card with Tone on Tone Paper Dots:

Emboss flower (Black craft ink & clear embossing powder.) Paint with Lovely Lilac ink wash. Make extra areas of paint wash to punch flower centers out of.

Stamp the dotted stamp as a guide for where you'll glue your paper dots. You could also draw the dots on with more spacing, so that you need fewer (I used Lovely Lilac cardstock & ink here.) Then trim paper after stamping so that dots are straight

Paint cardstock with Lovely Lilac ink, dry (with a heatgun perhaps?) Punch dots out of it with hand-held circle punch (or another shape if you like...) The dots collect in your punch & you just open the back of it to set them free! How nifty is that?

This is a little fiddly but fun. Put little dots of Crystal Effects onto the stamped dots & then adhere the paper punched circles. I like to do two rows at a time & allow a few seconds for the crystal effects to set a bit (this keeps it from smooshing out and getting where you can see it.) You could also use glue dots, but that's a lot of glue dots! If you plan your design ahead you can avoid going to the trouble of putting dots where they won't show. Click the pic for a closer look:

Other card Details:

The center flower is the Friendship Blooms stamp (Saleabration set). I embossed it on Naturals White cardstock (Black craft ink & clear e.p.) Then I used Lovely Lilac classic ink to paint a wash on it. The two green flowers are cut out of a Stitched background emboss resist piece (made with Glossy white cardstock, Versamark & clear e.p. heated, then sponged with Mellow Moss ink.) Their centers are just circle punched SU lilac glitter & more of the ink washed cardstock (see tutorial above.) :0) I've scratched the back of the gem to make it look like a cracked glass gem.

Other card ingredients:
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant. Hand-dyed ribbon (Mellow moss 5/8 grosgrain.) Rub-on (Saleabration.)

Thanks so much for checkin this out! Happy craftin'


Libby Hickson said...

Aaaaah! I thought "how on earth could I ever line them up that straight??" - using the polka dot background as a guide is so smart!!! Geesh girl, I wish I had your creative brain!!!

Alhambra Club said...

wow, you are just too good, this card is beautiful

ScrapMomOf2 said...

WOW! Gorgeous card, but the dots is pretty labor intensive! I love the effect though! All of your cards are just mini works of ART! Fantastic!

Kim Etherington said...

Man, have you been busy creating, eh! Love the purple!!!

kathleenh said...

I love the dots! And keep the tutorials coming! I tagged you. Go check it out on my blog!

AnnMarie said...

Oooooh preeeety! Love the look this gives! I look forward to all of your tutorials! As usual, Mel...great job! Hope you are doing well! : )

Crissy said...

Beautiful card! You are so talented!

Marilyn said...

Wow - that is a great idea - totally a lot of work, but the card is amazing! Love the watercoloring on the flower too!

Learn to Stamp and Scrap with Lynn said...

WOW, you sure put a lot of detail into this card. Very nice!

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