Last week I learned a new technique on Splitcoaststampers. It was so much fun! The challenge was called “Pin Up” and the idea was to go through magazines and find images to use as a resist on your cards. I had a Kennedy Center catalog and this ballerina was posing for the Nutcracker. She was the perfect size and after I cut her out, I painted her with a coat of Mod Podge. You can also use Crystal Glaze but I think Mod Podge is much more economical! Let your cut out dry well and then you will be able to use it time and again.
For this card I laid down my ballerina mask over Sugar cardstock from A Muse Studio and sprayed across it with Blush and Grapefruit Splash…also from amuse studio. Once it dried, I lifted my masked and sprayed once more, very lightly, with Blush splash. I let my cardstock dry again and then I did something daring. I sprayed Gold Dush Splash on to my Haunted Mansion Background stamp and randomly stamped on my cardstock…here it’s visible.
This really shimmers in real life – I wish you could hold it! I stamped one of the sentiment’s from A Muse Studio’s FREE Fight Like a Girl breast cancer awareness stamp set and I love how this strong sentiment overlaps the dainty ballerina. My last attempt to make it more dimensional was to hand draw a fine line with my Signo Uni-ball Gel gold pen from amuse studio around the edges before layering it on to some Onyx cardstock. It was a bit “off” so I blended out the line with Gesso and a paintbrush…this became quite a work of mixed media!
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(there’s also a matching ribbon die, TAD0072, for $5.99)
Challenges I’d like to enter today!
- Crafting with Dragonflies – pink cards
- The Sisterhood of Crafters – think pink
- Artistic Inspirations – anything goes/make your own background
- Craft Your Passion – hope/love/encouragement
- Crafty Cardmakers – sentiment is the focus