I’ve made this card for a friend who has fallen in love with Japan, which allowed me to finally use this gorgeous geisha on a card. I’ve followed the current layout over at Freshly Made Sketches, turning the main element into a shaker. I changed my mind a few times on how I wanted to do this card but in the end I printed the image directly on the background I made using alcohol inks and then only coloured select areas of the image.
I’ve gone with a purple colour scheme chosen based on the current theme over at Crafting with Dragonflies. I always struggle with colours so it was good to have the main one picked out for me and I think it suits the image and Japanese theme well. To give this some added interest, given its CAS style, I double matted in gold and black.
At Cardz 4 Galz they are asking you to name your powder (embossing) and how you used it. I have this trick I do when I don’t have a sentiment stamp to match my project, like here where I wanted a font that would suit my image and be the right size. So I type my sentiment and I created shadows and gradient (ombre style) colours using Photoshop. Once I’m happy with it and it’s sized right I print it out. Then I get my Versamark pen and go over the printed sentiment and quickly douse in Detail Clear embossing powder from Stampendous!. This gives not only a lovely shine to the sentiment but also a raised texture and helps to make it seem more ‘stamp-like’ and special than simply printing it. Not a huge amount of heat embossing but I find it is the little details that really finish off a card.
Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Copic ~ Opaque White
Montana Acrylic Marker ~ Shock Kent Blood Red
Posca Metallic Pen ~ Gold
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Alcohol Blending Solution, Gold Mixative, Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Shell Pink & Wild Plum
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Cardstock ~ Gold
Couture Creations ~ Acetate
White Glossy Cardstock from stash
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