Thursday, August 16, 2012

Card Making And Spray Inks

Do you remember yesterday's tutorial on creating your own patterned papers with spray inks? If not, make sure to check out the post here. In that same post, we added the patterns to a scrapbook page. But what if you favor card making? Today we show you just how to incorporate spray mists into your cards.

You'll notice we added the patterned paper we created yesterday to the card. The pattern is sprayed with Dreamsicle Glimmer Mist and a Pink Paislee Misting Mat onto a separate piece of white cardstock, cut to size, and then adhered to the front of the card. We took the misting magic a step further by adding some ink to the background as well. Here's how you can recreate the look:

You'll need a collection of spray inks, a heat tool, and a craft mat.

Cut and score your card. We created an A-2 Card (4.25" x 5.5") for today's project. Place it on your craft mat with the front facing up. Place a paper towel or two inside the card to keep the ink from spraying onto the inside of card. 

We started by spraying Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist onto the card front. In yesterday's post we discussed how to get an even spray. For this look, we sprayed close to the paper and kept the bottle in one spot rather than a left to right motion. This will create chunky uneven speckles of mist. We prefer to dab paper towel over the spots to pick up any excess mist sitting on the surface (see photo above). Note: If you dry the mist with a heat tool before dabbing with a paper towel, the larger drops of ink may run and splatter. This is a fun effect but was not the technique we wanted for today's card. 

In addition to the light pink mist, we also added Paradise Pink Glimmer Glaze specks. Unfortunately, we don't have a photo for this step. The Glimmer Glaze comes with a built in paint brush. By flicking the brush with your finger, you'll achieve the same look. We even added a few more drops to the patterned paper once the card was assembled. 

Market Street Stamps had their August release this morning, and Creations Galore is beyond thrilled to carry the new set of fantastic stamps. We've even used one of the sets, Great Big Greetings, for today's card. Just think of all the possible projects you could create with this one set!

We stamped one of the borders onto the card front before adding some purple cardstock and the patterned paper we created. The hardest step in creating this card? Deciding which sentiment to use. 

We hope you'll try spray inks on your next card or project. And don't forget to stop into Creations Galore to check out our full collection of spray inks and paints, along with Market Street Stamps August Releases. 

Cardstock: Paper Cut (White), American Crafts (Pansy)
Inks: StazOn (Jet Black), Glimmer Mist (Dreamsicle, Vintage Pink), Glimmer Glaze (Paradise Pink)
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Great Big Greetings)

1 comment:

  1. Love this card, Nicole! This is such a fun mix of paper, glimmer mist and stamping!!