Jan 14 2016
I’m so excited to share another of Carol Truebody’s patterns with you. This design is absolutely elegant, a bit vintage and just plain fabulous and challenging to work.
This is probably one of the most challenging cards I’ve made to date due to the intricate cutting to create the appearance of tatting in the center of the card.
I traced the vertical and horizontal lines around the two panels, as well as the tatting within the center of the design. I embossed the traced lines around the panels with a single needle tool. I embossed the tatting lines with an extra small ball embossing tool. I painted the flowers with Pergamano Tinta inks. I dorsed behind the flowers with light blue and light purple Dorso crayons, blending with Dorso Oil.
Look closely at the two panels and you’ll see they are only connected by the two circles that are spaced about an inch apart on both the left and right side (see center tatting panel). If you look at the top and bottom of that center panel, you’ll see that they are not connected to the side panels. The perforating and cutting to create the tatting was painstaking done very carefully and slowly. The hard work paid off, doesn’t the tatting appear amazingly realistic!
I perforated the perimeter of the card with a 2-split needle tool through four layers of parchment. The inner card was dorsed with a Faber-Castill polychromos pencil in a lime shade. Parchment paper does come in shaded colors, but most times I prefer to create my own colors using dorso crayons (pastels) or polychromos pencils.
Thank you so much for your visit, until next time . . .
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