Today I decided to have a little play with my new clarity brushes, and I decided to go with a card design from a few weeks back that I posted on Instagram.
Here is my card for today:
I started off by using the brush to add a few layers of Spun Sugar Distress Ink as my base for the pink area on the panel. I gradually built up the colour using Picked Raspberry. One thing I discovered is that the layers took ages to build up… until I decided to go a little firmer with the brush. You do need to exercise caution here though as there is potential for brush strokes if you go too hard. I do like the softness that you can get with them though and I do think they minimise the risk of “sponge” marks that can sometimes happen with a blending tool.
Once I was happy with the pink area, I dropped some water splatters onto the ink and dabbed with a paper towel. Sadly, I smudged some water which left a rather unsightly (at least to me) splodge in the ink! A cardmaker’s life!
I added some more water droplets and silver embossing powder to the same area, heat setting the powder so it melts. You don’t have to use Versamark when heat embossing, you can use water, it just takes a little longer to dry, but it’s great when you want to add spatters.
To add a little bit of interest to the side of the card, I stamped a little polka dot pattern using Versafine Onyx Black and added a strip of silver glitter paper before adhering my ink blended panel to the base using foam adhesive.
I finished the card with a few sequins and a sentiment from Lila’s Heart.
So that finishes my project for today. They cannot all be perfect – certainly not in January!
Thank you for stopping by, I will be back soon with another project. Have a good week!
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Lila’s Heart, My Favorite Things Washi Patterns
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Love Bouquet
Inks: Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Other: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins, Foam Adhesive, Double Sided Adhesive Tape, White Cardstock, Silver Glitter Paper.
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