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Mixing It Up - Cloudy Heart Rainbow

on January 13, 2022
Mixing It Up - Cloudy Heart Rainbow
Welcome back!  Back in the fall, during our Halloween Release, my super talented teamie, Brenda created a gorgeous card with a cloudy rainbow background and one of our Miss Ink fans asked if there was a tutorial and I promised to see what I could do and I was finally able to sit down and create one with photos!  The hardest part is just figuring out the order to add each layer.  Here's how I did it:
I started with the Cloud Hearts stencil and four Atelier Ink colors in Bee Sting Yellow, Marigold Orange, Sweet Petunia Pink and My Jam Purple. (When we're done here you can click on that link for the stencil and see Brenda's original card.)  I sprayed the back of the largest Cloud Heart in the set with Pixie Spray, waited about 30 seconds and laid it over a white die cut panel and blended each of the colors in the stencil just at the edges and darkest at the edge with a fade.  I did not blend the entire area.
Then I did the same with the smaller Cloud Heart in the set lining up the stencil with the lines for the large heart so that it would be centered.  Again I made the ink darkest at the edges but this time I blended the entire space.  The darker you can get the edges the more visible this center heart will be.  I also tried to offset the colors a bit from the larger heart.
As you can see both hearts are nicely defined and it leaves a really cool dimensional look!
Next I masked off the heart with the Cloud Heart insert and then used the Scene Builder Clouds stencil and laid it over the panel and masked area and started blending from the top down, lightest to darkest.  To make it easier for yourself you could tape off the cloud outlines in the center of the stencil to avoid any stray ink on your piece.  I did have a couple oopsies, but the colored layers covered them up just fine.
I did wash my stencil off in between colors to keep each layer's color in tact as I worked my way down the panel.  Once I got to the bottom I just blended a bit of the last color onto the bottom to give the feeling that the clouds kept going and going..
Finally I laid the largest Cloud Heart stencil over the top again, lining it up with the blended heart and then laid the Sparkles stencil over that and added some Gold Glitter Luna Paste through it to add the sparkly sparkles.
I set the panel aside to dry and stamped, cut and colored my unicorn and butterflies from the Lovely Unicorns stamp set as well as stamping and cutting out the sentiment.
And finally I just added all of my images and sentiment with some thin foam tape, a few sequins and done!
Easy peasy?...lol!  It really wasn't bad once I figured out the layers so hopefully this will help you get started quickly if you decide to give this cool background Brenda came up with a try!
Thanks so much for stopping and I hope you enjoyed it!  Come again soon!

Mixing It Up - Color Bursts

on July 08, 2021
Mixing It Up - Color Bursts

Welcome back!  This month I'll be playing with some Ken Oliver Color Bursts!  I used them along with the Oopsy Daisy stencil to create two backgrounds!

I started by cutting a panel of watercolor paper.  Then I sprayed the stencil with some Pixie Spray to be sure the stencil would keep good contact with the paper.  Then I also used masking tape to hold them both in place.  Then I sprinkled some Color Burst powders over the top.

You'll get the best result using a fine mister because the water will seep under the stencil even with the adhesive.  I spray just a light amount of water over the top... and the magic starts to happen.

Then I used a paintbrush to move the colors around.  I added a little water here and there.  You can be really careful to fill in all of the spaces, but I prefer a more distressed look.  I also didn't blend too much so as not to mix all of the colors together.  If I get a little too much water, I'll dab it a bit so too much water doesn't seep under the stencil.

So pretty right???  

Even better... I sprinkled a little extra powder onto the stencil and sprayed it a bit and flipped it over onto another panel and another cool look!

Using a circle as a matte and created a scene with some images from Springtime Bunnies and Lovely Unicorns that I stamped, fussy cut and colored with Copics.  I love how it's so easy to mix and match images from the shop!

A sentiment and a few sequins and done.  I'll be sharing another card tomorrow using the second panel I created in this session.

Thanks for stopping!  I hope you enjoyed it and you'll come again soon!

 

Have a Beautiful Day

on July 02, 2021
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Have a Beautiful Day
I hope you're having a beautiful day! And if you're not then maybe a quick YouTube card tutorial with Miss Ink Stamps goodies will brighten your spirits! 

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A Touch of Sparkle With Glimmering Gold Fancy Foils

on July 02, 2021
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A Touch of Sparkle With Glimmering Gold Fancy Foils
Welcome back for some more Miss Ink-ThermOWeb inspiration!  I've got two cards for you today both using two Miss Ink Stencils to apply some Transfer Gel and Gold Sequins Foil!

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Lovely Unicorns and Clear Deco Foil Sheets

on June 30, 2021
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Lovely Unicorns and Clear Deco Foil Sheets

Hello All! I am so excited to be apart of Miss Ink Stamps and Therm*o*Webs Blog hop! Today I’ll be showing you how to make a card using the Lovely Unicorns stamp set , Scene Builder Stencil: Clouds and the Clear Deco Foil Toner Sheets: Blossom Buddies.

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Rainbow Unicorn with Yuliya

on June 28, 2021
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Rainbow Unicorn with Yuliya

Hello my friends! 

I am so excited to take part in collaboration between Miss Ink Stamps and ThermOWeb. 

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Step Up Your Card Making with Brenda - Easel Card

on May 18, 2021
Step Up Your Card Making with Brenda - Easel Card

Hello, Miss Ink friends!! I hope you are doing well and your week is off to a great start!!

Today, I have another way to step up your card making...make it an easel card!!

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Wishing You a Magical Birthday

on May 11, 2021
Wishing You a Magical Birthday

Hello craft friends! It's Amanda from Twiddler's Nook today with a pretty slimline birthday card featuring the Lovely Unicorns and some other new stencils too! Let's dive in to creating!

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A nice hot bath will fix about anything

on May 06, 2021
A nice hot bath will fix about anything
Hi there! Silvia's here today with a cute puppy card I made for a very special friend.

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It's All Unicorns and Rainbows here!

on April 25, 2021
It's All Unicorns and Rainbows here!
Hello everyone, Christine here with a clean and simple card that features the new Lovely Unicorns stamp and the Basket Case stencil.  Isn't the new release super fun?  I hope that you were able to purchase everything that you wanted!

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