and every 2nd of the month we, the DT (design team) are bringing to you some inspiration for you to play along us ...
this month the theme is pink and blue...
For my "Pink" card I used the "Ombré" technique!
which consists in using different shades of color to achieve a gradient shade, it is the graduation of color from dark to light...and it is very know in hair color, but you can applied it to anything...in paper crafting you can do it with any material that you wish: with pieces of cardstock, ribbons, inks, embossing powders, glitter, paints etc...
a side view
For my "Blue" card I stamped the Lavinia "Floral Spray" stamp using some "mica-gloss" from Judikins (which is a highly pigmented and pearlescent metallic ink) on white and black glossy paper.
Steps for the backgrounds...on white glossy paper squeeze some drops of different color of inks, use the "brayer" over this to mix lightly the paints, no particular way.
The photo show 2 papers, you only need to make ONE...
I was doing it to use in later backgrounds, see below!
This mix on the white glossy paper "acts" as a palette, as a stamp pad;
ink your stamp from this mix and stamp the image onto a 2nd piece of glossy paper.
(paper on the left)
Do NOT throw this "palette" (paper on the right), brayer over it again to smooth the paint,
this paper is the one used on the small squares.
this is the shine resulting from these inks
the black flowers come from stamping from that "palette/ink pad" onto black glossy paper
when dry, heat emboss with black ink the fairies and the unicorn.
to see a card using the same technique,
for the black flowers on black glossy paper
click on: "Flowers on Glossy Paper"
doing this "palette" I got 6 backgrounds...
The last background was done by wiggling using this small tool, it can be a thootpick
This a last view, the shimmer is incredible!
and all that by just using around 8 to 10 DROPS of "mica-gloss ink" !!!
but I believe with 2 great techniques!
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Lavinia stamps: floral spray; fairy pods; unicorn 2 ; star gazing ; silhouette house pods; spotty toadstool