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!