Good afternoon, everyone and welcome!
Today I’m making another card for Papertrey Ink’s 11th Anniversary – this time for their Use Only Dies – No Stamps! Challenge. Since I just received a gift of the new Ken Oliver Color Burst ink pads (THANK YOU, Sweetie!), I couldn’t wait to try some more color blending with the Clarity Stencil brushes for some great spring backgrounds:
The colors are just gorgeous! It took me less than 40 minutes to do all 4 backgrounds, so about 10 minutes each. Some day I’ll do them with a blending tool and see how long it takes to compare. I’m slow and had to take some breaks for arthritis & FM pain, so it will probably take you less time. You can see the stencil brushes lost a few bristles. I’m hoping it was just because it was the first time they were being used and not because I got them on clearance!
I wasn’t worried about getting perfect blends as I plan to use cover plates for some and spritz the others, so imperfections won’t be noticed. Yes, these dye-pigment combination inks react to water….
The top two were spritzed with a fine mist and dome larger drops .. I love the look!
Now I wish I’d’ve grabbed the spritzer with Perfect Pearls in it for a shiny finish! Next time!!
So I chose one of the un-spritzed backgrounds and used it for this sweet anniversary or friendship card. Part of my haul from the current amazing Hobby Lobby clearance sale were these lovely pearls by Prima. I love using them for flight trails, as it’s pretty easy just to cut the parts you need to make it go any way you want! Unfortunately, they were too light a pink — easily fixed by using a Copic marker. Note… unlike coloring a single faux pearl, these have a line of adhesive between each one to keep the shape, and the Copics will color that a little, too, if you happen to have an unsteady hand like mine. It is barely noticeable tho.
The white butterfly print on the vellum didn’t stand out enough for my liking, so I fussy cut another one and colored the back side with a Copic marker. I may have gone a little overboard on the butterfly trails, but I kept seeing places that looked like they needed something more. lol!
- Papertrey Ink dies: Quatrefoil Cover Plate; Enclosed Heart; Big Basics Thinking of You (just the ‘You’)
- Ken Oliver Color Burst Water Reactive Inks: Chartreuse, Fuchsia, Lime Green, Orchid, and Turquoise
- Core’dinations white cardstock
- Recollections Ballerina 110# cardstock
- The Paper Company Translucents vellum – Butterfly
- Prima Say it in Pearls SIIP Swirls and Fimo Lt Pink
- Copic marker: RV17
- Tombow Xtreme adhesive
- SMS ‘Stay Put’ glue
I’m also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Work-it-Wednesday Challenge January 2018: Love For more information click HERE.
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