Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mermaid Twins

Using the same image twice on one card is a fun  thing to do - especially when you have this lovely solid mermaid image in the Technique Junkie Stamps set By the .  So I stamped her twice and heat embossed her with clear embossing powder each time.  I also heat embossed the saying as well. The saying is in this stamp set as well. 

I used a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch panel with the Antique Glimmers technique. For inks  I used 3 different shades of blue and one purple.  I used my heat tool to dry the card stock before die cutting it.  I lined up the card stock on the die as closely as I could to have some left over card stock for the saying. 

I die cut a piece of light purple card stock and cut it in half to create a frame at the top and the bottom.  

I wrapped a ribbon around the die cuts and adhered the ends to the back side.  Then I tied a bow with my Bow-It-All and adhered it with a glue dot.  

When I placed all of the die cuts on the card stock base, it seemed bland and need something.  So I took the coordinating ink pads (a blue and a purple) and just swiped the edge of the ink pad on the card stock.  I used the blue ink first and then the purple ink. Doing that created a simple background that distract from my focal image.  I got a variety of texture and shades where the ink colors overlapped or were by themselves.  

Have you ever done this swiping technique with ink pads?

Have a wonderful day -- and get inky!


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very nice work Judy. Enjoy your day.

Hetty said...

Such a darling card,Judy.

Michele said...

sweet! xo