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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Magenta's Nuance & IMAGINE Crafts' Fireworks!

Another slow day. My back is better but has little twinges now and then, especially if I lean over to pick something up. What to do? Clean out some paper piles (i.e., receipts, statements, etc.) and find a little play time in the studio.

In the same British magazine that I discovered how to make yesterday's card with washi tape, I also came upon a technique to use powdered watercolors with clear plastic wrap. Coincidentally, Dianne Johnson also used a similar technique in the Art 'n Soul weekly email today. Without even talking to each other, here we are using similar techniques.

Here's my card using clear plastic wrap.

Magenta Style, Nuance, IMAGINE Crafts, Fireworks! Craft Spray, VersaMark, Queen & Co., Stampendous, JudiKins, KromeKote®, Mirrircard Card Stock, Conqueror Cover Card Stock, So Silk Card Stock

With a piece of clear plastic wrap, wad it up and then open it back up and lay it flat on your work sheet.

I sprinkled 3 shades of Nuance onto the plastic wrap, followed with a spraying of the Fireworks craft spray. I used Firework ! because it has a shimmer built into the spray. I laid an A2 size of glossy card stock onto the plastic wrap, glossy side down. I wrapped it like a gift wrap across the backside of the card stock, and turned the card over. Then I used my finger to lightly touch various parts of the warp to make sure all of the powdered elements were dissolved into the wetness of the spray.

I let it dry undisturbed for about an hour before taking off the wrap.

Voile! The sheen and shimmer from the Fireworks! craft spray was very evident. The colors were true and vivid. The wrinkles in the wrap created a wonderful overall design, almost like cracked glass.

Making sure the entire surface was dry (no moisture at all), I rubbed some of the Embossing Buddy over the entire surface. I used VersaMark ink on the Magenta stamp, followed with the application of white embossing powder. I also found a scrap of the So Silk card stock; I used that to stamp the sentiment on with VersaMark and emboss with white embossing powder. I trimmed the card stock down to within 1/16" of each side of the top panel, and adhered it with foam mounting tape. I had some brown "bubbles" to randomly place on the card. The top panel was adhered to silver mirrircard card stock. The base card is white card stock.

Magenta: Clover Silhouette (48.011.L0 & With Sympathy (07.928.I)

Magenta Nuance: Turquoise (MNU001); Royal Blue (MNU013); Cerulean Blue (MNU011)

IMAGINE Crafts' Fireworks! Craft Spray in Summer Sky & Tsukineko VersaMark ink

Queen & Co. Bubbles in Brown

Stampendous White Embossing Powder

KromeKote® White Glossy Card Stock from JudiKins

Mirricard Card Stock in Silver

So Silk Card Stock in Fair Blue

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White

Here is the card that Dianne included in the Art 'n Soul weekly email. She was able to use one of the brand new Magenta stamp designs. She uses basically the same method as I did. The major difference is she applied the Nuance and pearly water spray onto the card stock, and then put the wrinkled saran wrap on top of that. Clicking on the link below the card will take you to Dianne's blog for the step-by-step tutorial.

Magenta Style, Nuance, Dianne Johnson, Art 'n Soul

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This is a lovely card to make for Easter, or any other special occasion, that I saw on the PoppyStamps' blog.I love the mint color!

Click on this link to the PoppyStamps' blog posting:

Over at Elizabeth Craft Designs, Els has new paper from photos she has taken over the years. Frances Byrne has used one of the paper designs for one of the two Easter cards shown here; if you know me, you know that this green color is MY color!

Click on this link to the post from Frances on the ECD blog:

I really hope you'll give the Nuance techniques a try.

Thank you for stopping in! If you have any comments or questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

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