I got a new stencil in the mail which means I either need to play with sponging inks, putting transfer gel on it for foil, or embossing paste.... the sponging ink won this time so I used the Tim Holtz Oxide Inks. I am so in love with the result that you get with these inks.
I didn't really give much thought as to what color I would use because I didn't have a specific card in mind to make so I chose the colors I seem to be going to the most these days, purple, orange and pink so I used Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade colors. I used a jumbo dauber sponge and sponged in random places and used a heat gun for a few seconds after I was finished.
Isn't this a fun stencil? This is the Tim Holtz Mosaic Layering Stencil and I can envision lots of possibilities. Matter of fact, I have one ready now with dried transfer gel just waiting to be foiled. I think one of the watercolor foils would look amazing on this stencil.
I used the stamp set from WPlus9 called Southern Sentiments. The second I saw this set, I ordered it. I live in Mississippi and when I saw those Southern sayings, I could think of so many people that would love cards made with them. Aren't they fun?? I bet I could help them with a Southern Sayings 2 LOL!
I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment after lining up with my MISTI of course. I embossed with Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder to give it some shine. I couldn't decide if I could see it well enough so I got brave and went over it with the NUVO Crystal Drops in Ebony Black. It's not perfect but it helped with the dimension of course and the shine so I could see it better, which was the result I wanted.
I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark Ink and embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I used a banner die for the sentiment for a change from the black strip that I've been using and just cut the end off the left side so I would only have tails on one end. I finished it off by adding a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
That's about it for this one. I needed lots of bright colors today so I hope I inspired you to make some fun cards.
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