Thursday, September 6, 2018

Card #5

My card today required a lot of preparation and is detailed so I want to show you some photos of the process.  It's a beautiful card and since it involved a lot of steps it seemed like a good idea to make several at the same time. 

I used the bunny stamp along with my mini Misti and stamped several with Versamark ink.  The card stock is a light gray and I heat embossed them with white powder.  

I used my Copic markers to give some light shading to the bunnies.  So cute!  I put them aside and went onto the next step.  

I pulled out a SSS stencil called Folk Dance.  I really love the intricate pattern.  I held it down over the gray card stock base and applied some embossing paste.  I started by using my Ranger texture paste but discovered that it was very dry and stiff.  I managed to keep stirring and working it and spread it over the stencil on 2 of the cards.  I ended up throwing out the rest and resorted to my pearlescent paste for the last card.  It spread like butter.  It's very important to clean your stencil and palette knife pretty quick as the paste will dry as hard as cement.  When I lifted up the stencil I was left with this pretty raised design.  

I intentionally wanted a random design so I didn't care if the paste covered the entire front panel.  Can you tell which one is the pearlescent?  After they dried, which took several hours, I wished that I had done them all with the pearl paste.  

While they were drying I got busy and fussy cut the bunnies that I had colored.  Then I was ready to put the cards together.  I grabbed a few paper scraps from the kit and made fishtail strips.  

I die cut the "love" word 3 times out of some pink paper, stacked them on top of each other and centered it in the middle of the strips.  I put some foam on the back of the bunny and positioned him sitting on the one of the strips.  I used some Nuvo glitter drops as tiny dots for the flower centers and the final touch, a tiny pom pom for the bunny tail.  

This card is the one with the pearl paste and so it has a completely different look.  Some tiny heart stickers of different colors were included in the kit so I used the pink ones for the flower centers.  So even though both cards are the exact same design, they look different when put side by side.  

For the third card I die cut the "thanks" word 3 times and finished it off the same as the others.  This time I used some glitter drops a bit brighter pink to match with the gingham paper I used.  

So, there you have card, or cards, #5.  Quite a bit of time and effort but really classy I think.  Can you guess what tomorrow's post will be?  CARD #6!!!
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