Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CASology: Glisten

Hello, everyone! I'm back again today with a brand new challenge from CASology. The cue word for this week is Glisten.


So I actually had a little trouble with this one. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do, so I closed my eyes and thought of things that glisten. My mind finally rested on ocean water. When it's snowy, I want to make warm cards! I just got a new otter set, so I knew which animal I wanted to put in my water. The problem was, I didn't know how to color one, so I went to trusty google and found a cute image.

Adorable, right? And that gave me my idea for my card!


I started by masking off a strip of paper that I was going to blend some ink into. I used 3 different inks to create water with some varied color. Then I placed a waves stencil over it and blended in a fourth ink over the top of it. I didn't stop there though! I wanted my water to really glisten, so I also applied some translucent embossing paste through the stencil. I removed my stencil and tape and set the card base to the side so it could dry.

I stamped my images and then colored them in with my Copics, using the photo as a guide. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut them out and then set them aside while I finished the card base.

By this point, my embossing paste was dry, so I used my Big Shot and a stitched edge die to add a little stitched detail outside of my water. I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment and then adhered my images with some foam tape.


And here's a close up so you can see that beautiful shine from the embossing paste! I think this card may just be my husband's Valentine this year!



6 comments:

  1. He is adorable. Love the overall look of your card.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love this card, Rachel! Your little otter is so cute, and I love how you added sparkle to the waves stencil!

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  3. Wow, love the effect of the stenciled embossing paste. Fabulous card Rachel.

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  4. This truly is magnificent the water glistens so beautifully, I simply adore this beautiful card and that otter is a real cutie

    Marie

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