I’m back today with a quick tutorial for the card that I created for the Seasonal Mica Distress Crayons. They add the most beautiful shimmer to your projects. If you missed today’s Youtube Live, here is a link to catch the replay. Tim shared the new product, beautiful inspiration and a demo sharing several techniques that you can do with them. You won’t want to miss it!
For my card, I chose to watercolor with them…I used colors from each of the sets of Seasonal Distress Crayons and a beautiful set of stamps from last years Christmas release entitled, The Poinsettia CMS426. I just love how this card turned out. Let’s take a peek at the process.
I stamped the poinsettia using black soot archival ink, then sprinkled it and embossed it with frosted crystal embossing powder onto a piece of watercolor paper…it was just within my reach, you could easily use clear embossing powder doing this technique as well.
I scribbled some of the new distress mica crayons onto my craft mat, then using a distress detail water brush, began coloring in the flowers. In between colors, I rubbed the leftover pigment onto a piece of paper towel as not to create a muddy color…although some mud or brown is good, in my humble opinion anyways… 😉
Once I had the flowers all colored, I lightly misted my paper with some water, then spritzed on some Black Soot Spray Stain. I aimed my stain towards to empty areas of the paper, then dried with my heat tool to dry it.
See that shimmer as it dried???!!! I LOVE it! Shimmer it up!
Once my paper was dry, I dipped it into the remaining drips of black soot ink that were left on my craft mat. I sprinkled some of the water and ink drips with gold/brass embossing powder, then embossed them with my heat tool.
I spritzed my craft mat with some of the Holly Branch Seasonal Mica Spray then, using the handwritten background stamp from the stamp set, inked up the stamp and stamped it randomly onto the paper.
I stamped the Christmas Greetings phrase onto a piece of black cardstock and embossed it with the same gold/brass embossing powder. I cut the phrase into a circle then matted it to an embossed circle cut from the Seal Switchlit Folder. I stitched around the edge of the background then finished the card by tying the phrase circle to the front of the card and matted it to a cardstock base.
With that, my card was complete!
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Seasonal Distress Mica Crayons, The Poinsettia CMS426 stamp set, Black Soot Archival Ink, Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder, Black Soot Spray Stain, Seasonal Mica Spray Stains, Seal Switchlit Embossing Folder, Watercolor Paper, Gold or Brass Embossing Powder, Detail Waterbrush
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