Hi everyone! Did you know that Jaded Blossom started doing challenges again? They started them back up the beginning of this year. I just found out about it so I’m a little late to the show, but because I love their stamps I am pretty happy about it.The card I’m sharing today is a combo creation, made for two different challenges. Jaded Blossom’s “Bling it Up!” Challenge and Unity Stamp’s “Unity Girl” Challenge.
To start with I stamped the girl and sentiment onto watercolor paper, they are from the Unity Stamp set “Faceless Beauty”. I also stamped the girl on a separate piece of watercolor paper. The girl that was stamped on the separate paper was watercolored using Kuretake watercolors and cut out the fussy way. The other watercolor paper with both the girl and sentiment was done with a stencil called “Vintage” by My Treasured Kurtz and Tim Holtz Distress ink “Shades Lilac” taking care not to run my blending tool too far over the girl. The Kuretake set has a tealish color that I used to add splatters to the purple panel. I then slightly painted the girl on the panel, the same way I did the fussy cut one, but only at the edges. When I attached the fussy cut girl I popped her up with foam tape, so painting the girl underneath shows almost a 3d effect in color. I did it in this manner because when I fussy cut her I lost all the pretty flourises, so attaching her on top of herself as I did, kept the flourises.The tealish color panel behind the purple panel was done by painting Kuretake watercolor on to watercolor paper. This color is so pretty and I think it is one of the best colors in the set. All the paper was attached using an ATG tape gun which works great for holding thick heavy papers, such as watercolor paper in place.
How awesome is that washi tape I used? I’ll tell you a secret….. It’s actually not washi tape at all. I created it using the “Designer Tapes” stamp Set from Jaded Blossom. I stamped it in Tim Holtz “Seedless Preserves” distress ink. Now, since it was distress ink I turn to my trusty MISTI stamping tool because I had to stamp the image a few times to get a solid impression. To finish off this awesome washi tape I added some silver shimmer to each piece using my Kuretake watercolors. After they were all dry I cut them out and ran them through my Xyron sticker maker, then attach them to my card.
So, what is your favorite way to bling things up? Is it sequins and jewels? Is it sparkly mica paint? Or, maybe mica powder and sprays? Or do you just turn to your Wink of Stella brushes to add a subtle touch of sparkles?
Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting.