Field of Dreams Card Tutorial

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I’m obsessed with skies, I think from living in Colorado for 10 years. The skies there are magical. When I lived there, I told myself that I’d always remember to look up–I never wanted to take those beautiful skies for granted.

Inspired by Colorado skies, I wanted to create a crazy romantic lavender sky for this Field of Dreams greeting card. I used the Hero Arts Heroscapes Sunflower Field stamp set to create the field of flowers, and, to create an ethereal look, I used a trick with white ink to make the flowers glow. Here’s how I made the card:

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After stamping the leaves and the first two layers of the flowers, I stamped the flower centers in Hero Arts white ink. Then I stamped the centers again in a purple that is lighter than the two purple inks I used on the flowers.
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I wanted the sky to have a soft pink undertone, so I applied Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide inks to the sky portion of the card.
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I applied various pink and purple Distress Oxide inks to the sky (inks used are shown in the last photo), then framed out the darkest clouds in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.
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I used Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink to create the highlights in the clouds, then blended in some Worn Lipstick for the midtones.
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I used 10 different Distress Oxide inks for the sky and six inks for the flowers to get the dreamy look I was trying to create. It’s a lot of inks for one project, but the card was super easy to make.

To see more cards I create, as well as other tutorials, visit my Greeting Card Blog page.

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Published by Wendy Jones

Writer, coach, artist

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