I've been working away slowly on this panel all week as I wanted to try out the Gilded Faux Silk from last week's inkling. And I just didn't know where to go with it, but MariLynn's MIX challenge yesterday gave me the nudge to get into gear and make it into a card. I made a large sheet of the faux silk on Monday and Tuesday, using Verve's Great Friend and a little flower from Roses in Winter, and assorted Versafine inks. I left it overnight to get good and dry before crumpling it up and moving on to the faux silk part. The gilding only happened on Thursday - I just did half, and sponged over it with some squeezed lemonade.
So, last night I used the two DOX inks to make some paper to stamp the flowers on, and regular distress inks for the leaves. I used the outline flowers from the same Verve set that I'd used on the base, and stamped them with Ranger's Archival by way of an experiment. I've noticed that when I stamp with Versafine on a DOX background it seems to get slightly duller, as if reactivating the oxidation. No such problem last night...Fussy cut them, die-cut the leaves, stamped a little tag and arranged them all with a Mizuhiki cord looped detail.
The butterfly has been in my desk for a while, left from another project. The colours were a good match, so I added it.
I've already said that embossing has a real WOW factor for me - it's what got me into stamping as opposed to other types of papercraft. The Nuvo Jewel Drops are a new WOW. I've had a Glossy Accents equivalent in my stash all along - I can't even remember what the first one I but was called, but it was made by Plaid - Dimensional Glaze, maybe? But oh my - I was putting in a big order for cardstock in January and got a couple of extras to try out, including the Nuvo Mousse (love it), and just one bottle of Nuvo Drops. They are wonderful, I'll definitely be getting a couple more when the budget allows. I used Translucent on the centres of the flowers, and on the butterfly's body, sprinkling some gold glitter over. Detailed photo in the challenge thread (MIX263 A Touch of WOW.
Mediums used: distress inks, DOX inks, I think Inktense pencils on the butterfly, Nuvo Drops
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 GMT Views: 419
Registered: August 1, 2006 Location: Southern Iowa Posts: 25623
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 @ 6:37 AM
Sabrina, definitely a wow card. I am so glad that you used UFOs on your card. A friend shared the other day that UFOs are un finished objects on your craft table. I am glad that you brought them all together. I saw this technique but haven't tried it yet. You have inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for playing and sharing. Have a blessed day my friend.
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 9629
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 @ 10:25 AM
Sabrina, I bow to you! I am completely in awe of what you accomplished with this one stunning card my friend. I really love the faux silk technique you used for your bg, and I love all the added 3D elements that give this gorgeous card so much depth and dimension. I am impressed beyond words my friend. ~Karen.
Registered: April 16, 2008 Location: Sherwood, Oregon Posts: 5495
Sun, Feb 11, 2018 @ 11:53 AM
What a stunning card! That background is amazing and I salute your patience in working on it over several days, and boy was the end result worth it. The colors are so rich and its perfect behind the pretty blossoms and butterfly. I love Nuvo drop too, but be forewarned they seem to multiply in the drawer (or maybe I can't resist picking up another new color when I shop ha ha!).
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