I have 3 cards for today. The first one is just a beautiful card. The next 2 are using a technique that I tried with my Minc. So check out the whole post, LOL!!!
So lets take a closer look.
Using post it tape, I masked off the area. Then using spun sugar distress ink, inked the opening.
Placed back in misty, lined up my "planning sheet, stamped the image over the inked box. I then colored this with copics. Stamped the sentiment. Inside done.
Next, taking the pink cardstock in the kit, cut it down to size, and using my planning sheet, attached the die to the cardstock.
Attached a white ribbon to the front, all that is left is to adhere the image sheet to the inside. Finished.
Card 2 and 3
First step for both was to stamp the image onto Watercolor paper and heat emboss in white or clear. I used Clear, but white works just as well.
Once embossed, how I chose to color them is all that makes them different.
So Card 2 was colored using Primary Elements. Like any pigment powder the challenge is in controlling them. I almost used color burst but I wanted it soft and delicate. I can't get that with Color Burst, so turned to my Primary Elements by ColourArte.
In this photo I am gently picking up the excess water. You can see how the color is concentrated in areas.
This is after all the pigment is dry and before the next step. Not bad, but not crisp images either.
Ok, let's switch to Card 3.
Same process, stamp and heat emboss. This one was colored using a distress ink pads. This is my all time favorite way to make a background fast. Place the ink onto my glass mat or craft mat, mist with water until beads up and place paper into the ink . I used Aged Mahogany and Crushed Olive. Lately this has been my favorite combination!
Once inked, dry with heat tool or allow to air dry.
Next for both, I placed into a piece of cardstock and ran it though my minc. This melted and removed the embossing powder and leaves the crisp white paper underneath.
After this was completed I enhanced some of the areas by blending in more ink. Distress with this technique often will seep under the embossing, you can see that here on the upper right flower, but I like it. All that was left was to mount it onto cardstock, add a piece of twine. The Sentiment was embossed in Gold on Velum and careful tacked down to give the impression of floating.
The Primary elements, I did nothing to the image once it was removed from the MINC. Just mounted it, added a sentiment, also embossed in gold on Velum and added a white ribbon. Elegant!
This one is my favorite, as I love soft and impressionistic. Makes me think of Monet. And who would know I used a stamp, embossing powder and a Minc. This technique will work with a laminator and avoids having to use an iron and is much faster. For more techniques visit my blog posting where I used waxed paper to create a unique background.
Well that is all from me. Your next stop is : Jennifer
Distress Ink: Crushed Olive, Aged Mahogany
Hero Arts: Clear Embossing Powder
Strathmore 140# Cold Press Water Color Paper, 400 series.