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Thursday, March 26, 2015

{Spotlight Project} More of Blossom Overture with Deepti!



Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am showcasing a fun technique to add more interest to your design! Cutting up the designed panel, I have done this before too (Click HERE to see) and today I will show a tutorial on another design but with the same concept.

So, here's a look at the finished card:



STEP 1
I started out by getting my card base and two panels ready by cutting them to size, a water color panel and a black card stock to go underneath it. I also stamped and cut out the mask of the rose from the Blossom Overture.




STEP 2
I then stamped my first rose in the corner. Then by masking and stamping the image 3 more times, I created the design for my panel. I did a second generation stamping of black ink to keep the outline colors muted.




STEP 3
I colored the roses with some Distress inks for my watercoloring to give the effect of black and white and colored images as you move your eye across the panel.




STEP 4
After coloring the panel, I stamped the sentiment and cut the panel twice into 3 panels. I then adhered each panel on black card stock, leaving a minute distance. I also varied the thickness of the black showing through the panels. I felt that my roses were not as dark as I wanted them to be, so I went over them with another coat of watercolors :)



Here's the finished card once again :)



That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy crafting!


Stamps Deepti used in today's project:

   


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27 comments:

  1. Such an eye-catching card, Deepti, showcasing this lovely rose! Cutting the panel, paired with your selective water-colouring adds such impact! Gorgeous!
    ~c

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  2. Stunning card, brilliant design. You inspired me to have a go - hope you don't mind but I've CASEd your design.
    Elaine

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    1. I will be more than excited to see how you CASE my card :) thank you Elaine :)

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  3. Gorgeous card. Masking is such a wonderful technique; I need to use it more often

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  4. WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous work of art!!! The roses look great with your coloring technique! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  5. Love how the colour fades to the edge and how you cut the panel. Hugz

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  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Deepti! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  7. What fun to cut it apart and put it back together! Fab card!!

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  8. Beautifully done Deepti!! Your coloring on the roses is stunning and I love the thin black line separating your panels!

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial on this gorgeous project.

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  10. Lovely technique! Love the transition from colour to B&W!!!

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  11. Gorgeous color combination and beautiful technique, Thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. Awesome, lovely creation...

    http://happymomentzz.blogspot.in
    regards sharada

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  13. Amazing card, Deepti! I love the way you used the colors here. The panels add so much interest. Great design and technique!!

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  14. Deepti always makes something that's a treat for my soul. Just fabulous design work and amazing coloring. This card is no exception. Simply lovely.

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  15. Gorgeous shading and stunning card! Just beautiful. :)

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  16. Lovely card Deepti...beautiful 'muted' colours

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  17. What a creat effect... think this (with the black background) will be match also perfect for a sympathy card.
    Thanks a bunch for the inspiration
    CU hellerlittle

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  18. I am crazy about this design and color effect Deepti. I need a beautiful get well card right now, so hope you don't mind me CASing this one of yours. Well, I have to use another flower, so not totally the same. Looks like you added the background colors AFTER you painted your flowers...you didn't say, but I will do it that way. Thanks so much for this GORGEOUS card!

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    1. Hi Judy! Thank you so much and I am more than excited to see how you CASE my card :) the BG was done simultaneously while painting the flowers :) but the roses have multiple layers of colors and shading !

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  19. This is beautiful. I love the technique of adding color to only some of the flowers.

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  20. So awesome and thoroughly amazing!! Love that this card just oozes with style and elegance!! Well done and I am going to give this idea a try - you have just amazed me!!!

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