Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Deer From Snowy Mountain

It's my turn to host the Friday Focus at Frilly & Funkie this week, and I wanted to give you a quick tutorial showing you my very favorite technique using Distress Markers, which happens to be stamping with them onto Specialty Stamping Paper...a match made for the creative good I tell ya!
Have pieces of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper cut and ready, as well as stamps ready to go. I'm using images from Tim's Mini Holiday series. Using Distress Markers, color directly onto the leaping deer rubber stamp.
After brushing your teeth (hehehe)...Give your colored in stamp a good huff of breath.
Here comes the cool part. Stamp your image onto the Specialty Stamping Paper. Give your stamp another huff of breath, and stamp the image again onto another piece of the paper. You can even repeat again...that is how color rich these markers are. Even a light mist of water will make even the faintest hint of color on the stamp come alive and make for a wonderful watercolor effect. Cool huh?
Always use a light blast from a heat tool after stamping onto Specialty Stamping Paper to set the color.
Repeat the coloring, huffing, and stamping again using the sprig and acorn image. Keep stamping it around the main sprig until all color is gone.
Repeat again using the mini tree image.
More coloring, huffing, and stamping using the large tree image.
Using Jet Black Archival, stamp the leaping deer onto a piece of Idea-ology Masking Sheet. Dry and cut it out.
Using a scrap sheet of paper, freehand cut a wave pattern to mimic a hill.
Apply the mask onto the stamped leaping deer and then apply the hilly scrap paper on top of the deer.
Color in the mini tree cluster image using the Distress Markers, huff on it, and stamp it onto the scene right where the scrap paper meets the Specialty Stamping Paper. Stamp it several times after huffing along the scene. Remove the paper and mask and dry.
Here is the coolest part. Apply the scrap back onto the scene where it matches up, and begin coloring in the sky portion with Distress Ink right over the Distress Marker images. The Distress Markers resist the Distress Ink. I used Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass for a graduated look to the sky.
Using the Black Soot Marker, trace around the leaping deer image to make it really pop. Stamp a sentiment onto the top portion of the scene using Jet Black Archival. Ink the edges of the paper using Vintage Photo Distress Ink except the edge with the white portion.
Adhere the paper scene onto a Kraft card. Ink the edges of the card as well with the vintage photo.
Use Stickles to highlight parts of the scene for that special Christmas sparkle.
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



23 comments:

  1. Superb Anita, I really love this technique too and your tutorial has explained it so beautifully. Such a gorgeous Christmas scene you've created. Hugs :)

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  2. What an amazing card Anita. I must get some time to give this a try.
    Enjoy your Day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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  3. Hi Anita, saw this over at F & F and commented there - this is so beautiful and your tutorial is brilliant! Hugs, Anne x

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  4. Wow Anita! I love this tutorial, very brilliant!!!! Thanks from the heart for your friendship Hugs from Italy BArbarayaya

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  5. Fabulous tutorial Anita... Stunning card, Great colours & design.. Fantastic stamping... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  6. Thanks for superb deets Anita! Stunning card and technique. I thought that you would be horizontal on your couch after all the work on your FABULOUS 'the hood' but no, not only are you crafting but you're doing a lot of huffing and puffing too!!! Fantastic creative energy! Nicola x

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  7. Oh my stars...that is just so perfectly winter!

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  8. Fantastic cards!!! They are so beautiful and look like real especially christmas trees. Reindeers are so gorgerous. I love colour of background and all elements.
    Greeting Asia :)

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  9. Your timing is impeccable Anita - didn't realise DMs resist DIs and I need to use both on Specialty paper this weekend! I love how much you have crammed into this tutorial as it gives so many ideas to play with. Thank you for your un-ending generosity. Hugs, Jenny x

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  10. Absolutely exquisite colouring and stamping, Anita... those stamps are gorgeous too (more for the wishlist - aagh!!)... what a fantastic tutorial, and the the finished cards are like some gloriously illuminated manuscript - you're on a creative roll of genius!!
    Alison xx

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  11. LOvely Christmascards Anita!

    have a good weekend, Alie :-)

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  12. Terrific tutorial Anita and loving the fabulous results you've achieved. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  13. Прикольный олень!... А вот у нас на Украине олени почему-то не приняты ... Когда у меня на карточках АТС увидели оленей, сразу сказали, что они-американские...

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  14. This is so cool, Anita! I love that technique of masking and thanks for the reminder! Such festive and lovely Christmas cards! Enjoy the weekend!

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  15. wow Anita, both cards are gorgeous! And what a wonderful tutorial! So detailed, perfect! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. Very nice! I love the way the images look so real in terms of distance! Gorgeous!

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  17. Well, how cool is that!! I think those distress markers will have to go on my christmas wish list. Beautiful!! I also wanted to tell you that I re-opened my blog as I missed her too much!! :) Merry Christmas!

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  18. A beautiful card, thanks for the tutorial :)

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  19. Are you a fan of the Man from Snowy River? lol! I thought of that when I saw your blog title. That is one of the BEST movies of all time. Your cards are fabulous Anita! Love the detail by coloring, really fantastic!

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  20. Fantastic! Love this wintery scene and the way you nailed the proportions on the trees in the distance and foreground. Really gorgeous reindeer, too!

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