Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Clean and Simple 3 Class Homework

Hello everyone!! Just a quick post to show off the last card I created for the Clean and Simple 3 class. I used Jennifer McGuire's technique of stamping a background in white. Jen then stamped over the background with a a different stamp but I wanted to try something different. Instead of stamping over the white, I masked over it with post it tape and used inks to get an ombre effect. I saw this on a Julie Ebersole video and have wanted to try this for a while.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed first, before I did anything. I didn't want the background to interfere with that.

The mist spray I splattered and the added sequin are really a cover up for some fingerprints I got on the card. A girl has to do what a girl has to do to make it right!! Hee Hee!! I also added some Wink of Stella glitter over the stripes but it is hard to tell on this photo.

Things I learned:
Not all white pigment ink is the same. I used MFT's white on this card. Jennifer used Hero Art's, which I did not have at the time. (I have since gotten my hands on some!!) On some parts of the card, the ink was a bit saturated and I had a hard time with it drying, even with my heat gun. I also need to get some ultra fine white (and black) embossing powder for sentiments. The stuff I have just doesn't work all that well.

Well that is all for today. Thank you for stopping by!!!

Stamps-Hero Arts and Paper Trey Ink
Wow Embossing Powder
White ink by Colorbox for MFT
Distress ink
Doodlebug sequins
Wink of Stella glitter


Patti said...

Hello again : )

there is that wonderful spattering again! I LOVE it!! I think I understand how you did your splatters ; ) Thank you so much for stopping by to help me.

The brilliant shades of blue are amazing on this card!!

Say, if you find you got rid of that "front and back" stamp of the little girl pleased let me know and I will stamp some and send them to you. No problem!! :)


Carol Doggett said...

Oooo, I love your card!! So pretty! Well done on the challenge!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Cool card - love everything about it! great job!

Taunya Butler said...

This is completely amazing and swoon worthy!! I gasped when I saw it because I loved it right away!! It is so very visually pleasing to the eye!!
Taunya Butler @

Darnell J Knauss said...

So modern and awesome, Nora! I love your spritzing, and your masking, and your perfect ombre sponging!! A happy card!! Hugs, Darnell

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty card, love the white embossed background and the beautiful ombre affect!