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Today I’ve made a card using three stamp sets from Visible Image and the very cute and surprisingly versatile Mini MISTI from My Sweet Petunia.
Here’s the project.
Step by Steps:
To prepare the background I decided to print some sunset like colour using my 3×5 Gel press, Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and the Mini MISTI.
I cut a piece of Sheena stamping card to size and lightly prayed it with Ranger distress resist spray to create some texture.
I lined up the Gel press in the centre of the card in the MISTI. Once attached to the lid I added the colour from the pens and spritzed with a little water. Using the lid I printed the colour to the centre of the page.
I dried the card and placed it back in the MISTI. Using the background swirl stamp and versa mark ink I stamped and heat embossed using gold sparkle embossing powder.
Because the resist spray had added texture I was able to highlight this using wax pastel to lighten up some areas.
Next I lightly sprayed the background with fixative as it was water based ink. I then stamped the main image on to rice paper in black and heat embossed using clear detail powder. I cut the image out and adhered to the background using Matt gel medium.
I trimmed the card and neatened the border using white paint, red pastel and black fine liner. I also later added blue dots using a blue acrylic ink marker.
Next I cut black card to the size of the MISTI plate. I centred the artwork and extended the swirls on to the black card. This was also heat embossed using gold glitter powder.
I also used the MISTI to line up the sentiments. I was able to select one word from a multi word stamp and stamp it several times to get the depth of colour that I wanted.
Having prepared my first two layers I decided to mount these on to a larger card. To bring it all together I stamped ink blots in black, added gold and white splats using acrylic ink and finally extended a couple of gold glitter swirls onto the main card to add balance. The centre piece was mounted on to blue card and raised up using foam pads.
I hope you like it! Sunglasses optional!!
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