Hello! Earlier this month, I did a FB Live for Sassy & Crafty. You can check it out HERE. I was planning on using the moon and crystals stamp from the Magic Within set along with one of the stencils from the Phases stencil set. But as I was making the card, I decided that the moon and crystals stamp just didn’t work with the cool background I had created. So instead, I opted to make 2 cards. I didn’t finish the moon and crystals card during the Live, but I wanted to make sure you got a chance to see how I completed it. The Phases card can be seen completed HERE. I am so glad I didn’t use the two elements together, because I love how each of them turned out.
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I won’t go into to too much detail, because the process is shown in the FB Live, but I heat embossed the stamped image, and then used some of Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts to color it in. I painted the colors, which gave it a really pretty effect, and helped to differentiate one crystal from the next. I fussy cut the image out during the Live.
After I ended the Live, I grabbed my Salvaged Patina Distress Ink and used a blending brush to create a halo where I was going to place my image. I faded the color out gradually as I got further away from where the moon & crystals were going to be. Then, I splattered Salvaged Patina Spray Stain, Imagine’s Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle, and a Turquoise Shimmer Mister from DecoArt. I also stamped “Blessed Be” in Twilight VersaFine Clair ink.
I am so happy with this card, and I am so glad I didn’t “force” my original idea. The 2 items would look great together, for sure…but with different colors from what I used, or a different set of techniques. Make sure to visit Sassy & Crafty to see what other beautiful stamps are in the Magic Within set, as well as the Phases stencil set. Also, be on the lookout for sneak peeks of the October release! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!