Monday, June 16, 2014

Camera Life

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.


rachel said...

great card Anne and I love the sentiment too xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Anne, I like the Camara image and the sentiment
Kevin xx

jimlynn said...

Great sentiment and an awesome card! LOVE all the sparkle on that camera too. Just beautiful!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous background and love the camera. Great sentiment too.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne. I took time to visit each page of your blog today and am so dazzled by your use of bright colors. They look fantastic - beautifully colored - and full of life and intensity - really stylish. Love the Father's Day card, and the beautiful women, too. This card is a really great use of the techniques - never would have thought of doing that! GREAT cards. hugs, de

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! I love the camera and the fabulous sentiment!! I'm a wanna-be photographer, so I just love it!! I will have to check that stamp set out!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day :)

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Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Super cute and fun !!!! Hope you have a wonderful day !!

Tammy said...

Fantastic card Anne and great background! Love the 'heart' lens cover!

nwilliams6 said...

More super great techniques! Love, love, love the sentiment here - sooooo true. I also love the little say cheese strips coming off your fab tag. Wonderful stuff my friend. Hugz!