Monday, October 15, 2012

IF I HAD A STAR- CARD

Hi Everyone! This is Holly with a card using a very easy technique. I made the card front full-size, did the technique, then attached it to the card base. Distress inks can bleed through to the back of the card stock, so I added a card front to keep the card interior clean. Here's what I did.
Using all the blue distress inks I used the texture tape technique which means taking a length of masking tape (about 6") and pressing the middle section onto the ink pad, then pressing the inked area to the cardstock. Lift and repeat, applying the ink in a random fashion, starting with the lighter colour and working to the darkest colour. I used new pieces of tape for colour changes and because it gets soggy. The inks blend nicely and you get a nice mottled night sky look.
I spritzed the inked piece with my sparkle spritz made by mixing water and super sparkle Lumiere paint in a mini mister and shaking it up. I set this aside to dry while I stamped up the focal piece.
 
I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock using jet black archival ink then cut out the circle using a standard circle die. I embossed the smallest star die beside the sentiment, then painted it in using the Lumiere super sparkle acrylic paint. The sentiment circle piece got a spritz of sparkle too.
Once dry, the card front and sentiment circle were sponged around the edges, then I attached the card front to the card base, then the sentiment circle to the card front using foam tape. Two corners got rounded off and re-sponged.
With a stylus, I added a dot of sparkle paint to the centers of the spritzed dots- lots of them. The ones that don't have a dot of paint added look farther away.
I added some paint  dots to the sentment circle too, then added bling to the star and two corners.
 
This was a totally addicting technique for me. I want to try other colours as well- I think it'd make beautiful accent pieces too.
Thank you for looking today and be sure to join the Christmas Blog Hop starting today withYogi! 
 
 
 



10 comments:

  1. Love this card. Hmmm Lumiere sparkle paint, must get some.

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  2. fabulous results. Never tried the inking tape technique... Something to try in the next couple days... Have a great one.

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  3. Beautiful. Love the night sky look and excited to try this tape technique. It's new to me too.
    thanks Holly!

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  4. Absolutely love this card. And thanks for the information about using the tape to add color--I have never heard doing that before. Gotta try it.

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  5. Where can I get the "if I had a star" stamp? I tried clicking the "shop online" button but nothing happened.

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  6. dragonswing- here is a direct link- http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/product.php?productid=1258&cat=&page=1
    I alos sent you an eamil.
    thanks for asking
    Blessings,]
    Robyn

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  7. Oh, I really LOVE this card! Thanks for sharing the technique, I'll be trying this for sure!

    Mickey Drake

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  8. I love this card and the technique you have used...I always have liked stars and the verses that go with them...I have some cute ideas that I would use with these stamps..."If I had a star" stamp would be something I would be very interested in :)
    Norma Nelson :)

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  9. I love the card and I love the techniques...I am very interested in the verse and things you can do with it :)
    Norma Nelson

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