Cut your paper down to envelope size (9.5inx9.5in – for a 5×7 card), score, and cut notches with the envelope board. Stamp the flowers in Versamark ink and emboss them in white powder. Make a spray using the Colorshift Orchid and water. Get out your splat box and spray with a small amount of water, Distress Oxide sprays, and the color shift spray until you are happy with the color. Heat dry or air dry. Add some blue accents with some Blue color shift acrylic thinned with water. Splatter with blue color shift and Tarnished Brass. Allow a second drying time. Flip over and paint the inside of the envelope with the gold acrylic paint. Use the excess paint on your finger to apply to the edges of the envelope until happy with the result. Allow, yet another dry time. Fold and glue.
Embossing Powder: Emerald Creek’s Black Cherry Aroma
Texture Paste: Distress Matte with Distress Frosted Crystal
Distress Micro Glaze
Embellishments: “Diamonds” from the stash, White Gel Pen
Stamping Platform: Mini Misti
Time to make – 2 days, Craft time – 3.0 hours.
Stamp Marilyn in Archival Ink twice and then with Versamark. Emboss with Black Cherry powder. Color using a water brush and Distress Oxide Ink “smooshed” onto a working surface. Allow to dry and place micro glaze over Marilyn. Spray with water and the Distress Ink sprays until you are happy with the color. Heat dry or air dry. Splatter with Picked Raspberry and white gouache. Add the texture paste through the stencil and allow it to air dry. Randomly stamp with Archival Speckled Egg using SSS’s Good Reading stamp. Randomly stamp with Archival Black Soot using Tim Holt’s Ledger Script CMS24. Add sentiment and jewels. Mount to white fun foam and add to the card front.
Here is a copy of the inspiration card:
Go check her video for detailed instructions on how to make a card like this!
Water Color: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry colors 6 color set
Stamping Platform: Mini Misti
Craft time: 1.5 hours
Tape off a border to the white background base. Ink blend with Distress Oxide and Hero Arts Butter Bar until happy. Splatter with watercolor gold and yellow ink. On the second piece of white cardstock, stamp using Ink on 3 Disappearing Ink and a stamping platform. Then ink blend using the coordinating stencils. (You could also color with watercolor, Copics, pencils – whatever you have on hand). Once colored, use the coordinating die to cut out the flowers. Place the “frame” from your cutout and the flowers back into your stamping platform and stamp the flowers a second time with Versamark Ink. Emboss using Yellow Tinsel. Cut out and ink your butterfly and sentiment. Stamp the sentiments with Versamark Ink and emboss using coordinating powders. Strategically place the flowers and butterfly around your background until you are happy. Mount to coordinating papers for a framed appearance.
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