Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Something Beautiful

I wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone a bit so I decided to make this card in a mixed media style. I used acrylic paints and a credit card to make both the background and the floral panel. 

In my Misti, I started with the floral panel, stamping using Versa Fine ink on Acrylic paper. I made a couple passes with the ink, but as this is a heavily textured paper, the centre of the flowers did not completely cover. So I painted in the area with my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen in Obsidian Black.
I then heat embossed the panel using clear embossing powder. 

Using Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paints and a credit card I applied the paint, then rubbed the panel with a paper towel to get a blend. As the acrylic paint lightens the black areas I once again stamped the image with the Versa Fine ink, coloured in the flower centres with the Nuvo pen and heat embossed with the clear embossing powder.
I did not have any card stock that would suit the background for my panels, so I did the same technique with the credit card, applying first a layer of the lighter paint, then the darker, as I wanted more of the dark to be the background. Using my Cut-Align ruler I measured the panels and cut with my Fiskar's Craft Knife. I then went over the floral panels with a thin layer of Micro Glaze.
To finish my card I attached the background panel to my black card base. I matted the floral panels with the black card stock and using my Cut-Align ruler measured for placement of each of the panels. In my Mini Misti I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Before attaching it to the card I splattered with Nuvo Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer, then attached the sentiment using foam squares. 

I hope you have enjoyed this card today. Thank you for joining us.

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