Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Team Tuesday with Kia

Meet "Its a Cold Winters Night."

Kia with you today sharing this weeks Team Tuesday post, which is my last post as part of the Design Team for My Sweet Petunia.

It is bittersweet, as my card today goes back to one of the first cards I made when I bought my first Misti. I was in love with this "must have tool" as suddenly I could include stamping in my life. Up until then it was rare for me to stamp.

I started my Misti journey with a Penny Black stamp, and today I have another Penny Black stamp to share called Winter Tide.
This is a fairly large stamp and I like to stamp this one on an A2 tent fold card. 

To get the stamp lined up, meaning I want it falling off the edges on the left and bottom, but I also want it straight.  I position the stamp in my Misti on the glass and attach it to the glass using a large piece of rolled up painters tape. I then add my cardstock where I want it on the stamp, with another piece of rolled up tape between the stamp and the cardstock and close the door. 
The strength of the bottom tape keeps the cardstock in place on the glass, and I then remove the tape from the stamp.

Usually I would colour with markers, spritz and stamp. Today I inked and stamped doing 5 layers of ink to get this deep colour I was looking for. 
I started with aged mahogany, seedless preserves, festive berries then on to picked raspberry and ending with seedless preserves, ensuring that each pass has a lot of ink on the stamp. I then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder to protect the colours from further sponging.

It looked as I had envisioned it would ... its a cold winters night! There has been fresh snow falling, hence the white snow on the bushes, but people have been walking through the area, so I painted the snow area on the far right bottom with Dr. Ph Martins Bleed Proof ink and mixed in some distress ink in hickory smoke oxide.

I masked off the moon before moving on to the background colours which I did using my Life Changing Brushes. I started with worn lipstick, then picked raspberry, on to festive berries and finally aged mahogany ending with the seedless preserves.

I removed the masking from the mood and using one of the tiny Life Changing Brushes I added antique linen distress ink and worn lipstick distress ink to the moon and blended out with a damp paint brush, then added in a bit of white gel pen.
I then added the white gel pen to a few of the tree branches and the bushes below to mimic the fresh snow, and using my fan brush I added splatters with white acrylic paint.

And finally, to finish, back in my Misti I stamped the sentiment inside the moon using Ranger Archival ink in Vermillion. I then added the panel to fun foam and attached using scor-pal double sided tape.

Thank you for a great time MISTI, and Iliana and Lydia. I have loved every minute of this journey.

Thank all of you for visiting today.

Following are Affiliate Links to the products that I have used for this card.
Love and hugs,
Kia

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