Greetings! This month, the theme given to the Artists in Residence from Imagine is “Mystical.” This is right up my alley and I could have done an entire series of Mystical things. But I decided to reign myself in and work with a beautiful unicorn from Stampendous.
I stamped the unicorn on to Mixed Media Paper because it really helps the Memento Markers move and blend really well. I die cut the image with a die larger than I would typically use because I wanted to create an inked border with the die size that fits the image better. I die cut a mask with the smaller die and temporarily taped it on. Using a sponge dauber, I applied Summer Sky ink, and then Nautical Blue.
My background was created on Smooth Bristol paper. I swiped my Vineyard Kalediacolor across my Craft Mat. I only swiped it once to avoid mixing the colors on the ink pad itself. Then, I sprayed the ink with a combination of Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle and Ink Potion No. 9. Next I dragged the Bristol paper through the wet ink. I dried it with my heat tool, and tapped it into the ink again. This process was repeated a couple of times until I was satisfied with the background. Using the powder tool, I rubbed it across the bottom of my background so that I could emboss my sentiment better.
I used a Deep Indigo cardstock for my card base and applied a line of Tear It Tape along the right side. On it, I sprinkled Multi Crystal Glitter Mix. I applied my layers, and added a few deep blue sequins with On Point Glue. Seriously, if you haven’t tried this wet adhesive yet, you are missing out. I’ve used half of my bottle already, and I need to make sure I order some more before I run out.
That’s my card for today. Thank you for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Memento Markers: Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Summer Sky, Nautical Blue, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk, Cantaloupe, Tangelo
Memento Ink: Summer Sky, Nautical Blue
VersaFine Ink: Onyx Black
Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Sparkle
Ink Potion No. 9
On Point Glue
Embossing Powder: White
Tear It Tape
Stampendous: Unicorn Rose Stamp, Multi Crystal Glitter Mix, Believe Scrolls Stamp, Fitted Frames Set A
My Colors Cardstock: Deep Indigo
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Strathmore: Smooth Bristol Paper
EK Success Powder Tool
Craft Medley: Rhythm ‘N Blues Sequins
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate