Monday, June 16, 2014
For today's card, I've combined two new stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle: the Camera Life stamp set and the Journal Mixed Media stamp set.
To start off, the background was created by swiping some metallic (Pewter) Pan Pastels randomly over some dark blue cardstock. Then I inked up the circles from the Journal Mixed Media set with white pigment ink and randomly stamped across the entire background. Immediately after completing the stamping, I covered the area with Starfire glitter. Since pigment ink takes longer to dry than other types of ink, the glitter stuck to the ink. (You could have achieved a similar look by heat embossing some Stickum Powder and adding the Starfire glitter. I wanted some of the white pigment ink to show through, so I decided to try this method instead.) I also used a spray fixative to make sure the glitter stayed on permanently.
I created the "polaroid" frame by die cutting a square out of the center of cardstock. There are dies out there that do the same thing, but I don't own any of them. Plus this way, I can created whatever size frame I want. Once the frame was cut, I covered it with VersaMark and then heat set it with Shasta Puff embossing powder. This gives it an off-white look and adds a bit of texture to the frame.
The camera inside the frame was stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with Tequila Sunrise embossing powder. I fussy cut the image out and added a few highlights with a marker and Glossy Accents to the heart in the center.
The Emboss Resist technique was used for the sentiment tag. Start off by stamping the circles from the Journal Mixed Media set with VersaMark and heat set using Clear embossing powder. Next add Distress Inks over the background until you are happy with the results. Take a paper towel or cloth and rub any excess ink from the embossed portion. I then stamped the sentiment, part of the Camera Life stamp set, with Staz On ink. The "ribbon" on the tag is a digital element from DSE that I've had for ages.
Distress Emboss the edges of the card base using more Tequila Sunrise embossing powder, adhere the layers, and you're all set to go. This could be a card front, or part of a scrapbook layout. Love that versatility.