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
If you want to join the fun and see what prizes are available at the Use Only Dies Challenge, click HERE for more info.
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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