Lets start with the first group:
From my dragonfly pop up card, 2 blog posting back, I had several cutouts of the stamped dragonfly. They made the perfect stencil.
On tip that I often miss mentioning, is an important one. When I make my first pass through the ink, I stop and heat set it. Then dip into the ink again, heat set. Add any additional color and dip again. Many times I hear that "I just get mud", these inks are water reactive, so if you heat between dips, the color remains clear. Once dry I spray with water to distress. That is it!
The next step is to get rid of the embossing powder. I have been using my Minc Put a piece white copy paper around the card, and run through the Minc on a setting of 4. Takes only one pass to clean up the embossing.
The clear on the white paper is the removed embossing powder. Quick and easy!!
For the next background I tried something different. I used Distress Micro glaze. Instead of using the dauber, I just covered the inside of the stencil with the micro glaze, being careful to not add too much. The first 2 were on water color paper, for this one, I used plain white card stock.
This looks different, more splotchy and the images are not as defined. The paper curls but I like it and it adds interest.
To finish up, I added my die cut words that were cut from Heidi Swapp glitter tape or stamped in black ink. Added some sequins to complete 3 cards that are clean and simple and will be easily mailed.
Lets look at them up close!
Final card is more of the same, but I inked the background rather than dipping it into the ink.
Started out the same, Stamped in Versamark on Watercolor paper. Heat embossed in clear.
Sprayed with water and ran through the Minc. Easy!!
Next I added a ribbon, sentiment, trimmed the corners and mounted it on an A2 Pink Card base. A few sequins, finished. Simple and easy but not ordinary.
That is it for this hop, stayed tuned for next months kit and another interactive pop up card, Remember to hop along to Cheryl's Blog.just Click Here