Friday, January 31, 2020

Be Kind

Hi crafty friends, Sandi MacIver here with a new card share for you today created with the Be Kind stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp.

I started by placing a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock 4 x 5-1/4" into my Misti, tucked tight into the bottom left corner, and stamping the main image very lightly with black ink.
Important - Don't remove the stamp from the Misti.

The Neenah Desert Storm card stock as a beautiful smooth finish and is a dream to color on.

Next, I colored the image with my Prisma Color pencils in:
White,
Lavender,
Lilac
Parma Violet and
Dahlia Purple.



Once I finished coloring I placed my card front back into the Misti in exactly the same spot.  This time inking the stamp with VersaMark Ink and black heat embossing over my image.

Doing the embossing after I color allows me to color right up to the edge of the image without leaving a little halo effect you often get when you emboss first.

Next I placed my card front back into the Misti and used one of the other stamps in the set to add a little "background noise" in black ink.  I used a large Post It Note to Mask off my coloring by die cutting it with the coordinating die.



I added white splatter with diluted Winsor & Newton Gouache before adding a few drops created with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black.

I wrapped some burlap twine around the bottom of the card before adding my sentiments.

Finally, I created two sentiments from the stamp set, one in coordinating purple, and the larger in black, embossing them both in white.

The sentiments are popped up with small pieces of foam tape to add dimension to the card as is the card front before I attached it to my A2 sized base.

That's it for me today, hope you enjoyed the share, and here are the products I used today:  (affiliate links).





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