Hello! It's Caly here today sharing a card made using this month's add-ons! I'm using the Vintage Window Fancy Die along with the Deco-rations stamp set to create the scene on today's card. I was going for a stained-glass feel and did some embossing to achieve this, so let's dive right in!
To begin, I stamped the images using Intense Black ink and colored them using Copic markers (B60, B63, FV2, G00, BG13, RV11, R85, B000, B00). I also used the new Hero Hues Dove White cardstock (coming February 15!) to color these images on and am pleased to report that it works wonderfully for Copic-coloring. I also need to do a shameless plug and say that the Hero Arts Intense Black ink is my new favorite go-to black ink. It stamps beautifully, is juicy but crisp...LOVE. After stamping, I die-cut the images using the coordinating Deco-rations dies and the Vintage Window from a plain white cardstock panel. Then I set them aside to work on the background.
I made a top-folding card base and ink-blended it with Ocean, Aegean, and Mint Julep - blending darkest from the outsides and moving towards the center with the lighter ink. The ink dried almost immediately - so I took my Versamark Ink pad and dabbed the entire panel with ink before adding Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat-setting it with the Heat Tool to emboss the glossy sparkle background that you see.
To finish my card, I added foam adhesive to the window frame and adhered it over the ink-blended/embossed card base. I realized at this point that I needed to stamp the sentiment, but didn't want to do a sentiment strip - so I positioned the card inside the MISTI and stamped the sentiment using Staz-On permanent ink. I rarely use this ink but it's handy for non-porous surfaces like acetate and in situations like this (over an embossed area where ink may not saturate the surface). Then I adhered my images in a few places, adhering with foam tape where needed and finished it off with a few drops of Crystal Clear Lacquer on all the circle accents of each image.
I hope you enjoyed this card! Thank you all for stopping by today!
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