Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Slow Dumb Stuff.

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi everyone,
It's Dot here with a tutorial for you.
Have you ever made something and then right at the end you made a mark that just wasn't meant to be there?
That is exactly what happened when making this card.
I felt like I was totally relating to these fun words from Carmen Veranda!

I loved matching this wise lady with these words.
This is how it all came together ...

Step 1:  I've a little collection of scrap backgrounds - don't we all? The background was made ages ago when I was playing around with my new Distress Oxides and seeing what yellow and pink looked like together.

Step 2:  I cut a hole in some paper toweling and used it as a 'window' to choose the area that I wanted to use for my background. I didn't want to miss out on some good splats. I then trimmed this down.

Step 3:  I stamped and coloured 'Coffee' with my inktense pencils.  Then cut here our.  She was an easy image to cut out.

Step 4:  For the words I used Slow Dumb Stuff. These are words to live by!!! I really related to them, and I KNOW that my friends will too. I masked off one lot of words, inked them up and stamped them above where she was going. For this I placed her on the card so that I had an idea where to stamp. Then I cleaned the stamp and did the same for the rest of the words - stamping them under where she was going to be.

Step 5:  A little stenciling with Distress Ink.  Some stamping of Long Swirls using Distress Oxides finished off the background ... or so I thought!

I accidentally dropped my black inkpad onto the background!

Step 6:  Time to fix up the unwanted ink mark.  I simply ripped up some washi tape (the same as what was used for masking off the words) and covered the mark.  I liked it, so I added more here and there so that it didn't look odd. I even put some under her feet so that she had something to stand on.

Step 7:  I couldn't resist putting a few black painty circles onto the background to help the washi tape blend in more. Water spray lids and pen lids were handy for this.  Then it was time to mount the piece onto some black and white cardstock.

I was really 'living the words' when making this one.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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Happy Stamping
Dot x


  1. Great card, background and sentiment! Your write up made me smile as I always do something really dumb when I think I'm just about finished. x

  2. Fabulous background and great fix. Love the orange and pink colours. Love this Dot. Hugz


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