Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Make It Monday #15 Part II

Okay I couldn't resist. I'm having so much fun with the spray mists! And later this week I might even have a scrapbook page or two using them as well. :)
For this card I did something a little different. Instead of spraying the background I sprayed the stamped image keeping the olive green (Close To My Heart) toward the bottom with the leaves and the sweet blush (Papertrey Ink) and plum pudding (Papertrey Ink) up toward the top by the flowers. I stamped the larkspur from Year of Flowers: Larkspur (Papertrey Ink) on watercolor paper with archival black ink (Close To My Heart). Heat set the ink, then sprayed the mists. I took a waterpen and added a little plum pudding to the flowers to darken them up a little. Then I mounted the panel on plum pudding cardstock, inked the edges with fresh snow ink and mounted it on the card front. I also rounded all the corners. That's it. I kept trying to add something more to the card and decided the main panel was visually interesting enough.

It's really hard to get a good picture of the sheen on this card, so the colors in this photo are really funky, but the sparkles are there to show you how the main panel just shines.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Make It Monday #15

Papertrey Ink has released a new Make It Monday video and it's make your own spray mist. I love doing this!

I chose to get a head start on my Christmas cards this year. The base is Enchanted Evening cardstock spritzed with a mist of water, alcohol, enchanted evening reinker and CTMH pearl create-a-shade paint to give it that shimmery backing. I also used shimmer silver cardstock and ribbon from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the snowflake (from Papertrey's snowflake serenade stamps set) and happy holidays (from holiday button bits stamp set) with versamark ink, added silver embossing powder and heat embossed. Easy peasy.

Here's a closer look to see the shimmery background:

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Make It Monday at Papertrey

I thought I would jump back in by doing this week's Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink. It was so much fun playing with the embossing plates and dies.

So here is my card:

The cardstock is Sweet Blush and White (Papertrey Ink), Grey Wool (Close to my Heart). The ink is Grey Wool and Hollyhock (Close to my heart). And the ribbon is hollyhock (Close to My Heart). Stamps are from Mat Stack #3 (Papertrey Ink) and Bon Appetit (Close to My Heart). The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and the frame is the Mat Stack 3 die from Papertrey Ink. I also used a shimmer mist made from Close to My Heart's pearl create a shade paint and a mixture of rubbing alcohol and water on the sweet blush cardstock. Doesn't show well in the photo but gives a very nice shimmer to the cardstock.

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