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I started with my main stamped image from the "Some Birdies Birthday" line and I stamped with Versamark ink so I could emboss with clear embossing powder mixed with the Mixed Media Metallic Sapphire Blue powder and heat set with my craft heat gun.
I colored my main image with a new product on the market called Mixed Media Metallic Powders.
I used 3D Crystal Lacquer and mixed it with the powders to create a metallic paint. I finished coloring the image with Spectrum Noir Markers.
Gathering my materials to use with my eBrush and Siphon, below you can see
my alcohol solution 90% alcohol
both of these were mixed together. I filled the jar that came with my siphon half way and I added about 5-7 drops of blue alcohol ink.
Also pictured below are my siphon adapter from Craftwell USA that fits my eBrush and the Mixed Media Powders.
Using my siphon and eBrush I sprayed a background on white cardstock using the stencil line from Latina Crafter. I hate to measure .. I admit it.. So this card size was based on the size of the background stencil. I built up layers of cardstock starting with my background.
After my main image was ready and background sprayed it was time to think about the sentiment.
With the set of stamps was a single line of sentiment which I cut in half and when I applied it to my acrylic block I curved and shaped the stamp half on the top and half on the bottom.
I used a white piece of card stock for the sentiment which I sprayed with my eBrush, siphon and background stencil to match my background. I used a scalloped die to cut my sentiment out. Next I used embossing ink and powder on the edges. I mixed with the Mixed Media powders to create a metallic glossy edge. I stamped my sentiment in Memento Ink.
Then it was time to layer and put it all together. I chose colors to enhance my image. I have three different colors of complimentary card stock. I layered my card top first before making the bottom part of the easel (this predicted the size of my bottom.) I measured a piece of cardstock the same length of my top plus four inches. I used the extra four inches to make the "A" fold in the easel. I scored twice at two inch intervals. I could then fold on the scored lines and create an easel and I attached my top card
To embellish I chose ribbon, buttons and thread. Now for the bottom of the easel I needed a background piece to match and bring in the pattern from the top to the bottom. I used clear embossing powder mixed with MM powders to create the cloud background. I placed the stencil on the light blue card stock and with my versamark ink pad I pressed onto the stencil creating a water mark of clouds. I spread the mixed embossing powder over the watermark and heat set with my heat tool. I layered card stock again for the bottom. Next I needed a place to sign the card so I used a die to cut out a piece of card stock.. but not any card stock.. I used the packaging that came with my stamps because it was so stinkin cute!
I propped up the main image, the sentiment and the signing area with pop dots/foam dots
I hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial. Thank you Latina Crafters for your support! Have a great day everyone!! Check out our NEW Siphon for the eBrush Here: Siphon Adapter