Monday, July 5, 2021

It's Your Day!

 Hello and welcome crafty peeps!
I hope those of you who celebrated the 4th of July had
a fun filled day!

I have a card to share in which I tried out possibly not
 quite new techniques, but they were to me. 😁

The first experiment was that gorgeous image. Towards the end of last year, 
I scored a free used laser printer that a friend of my MIL's was trying to get rid of.
Right time, right place! Then it sat on my dining room table for a few months
before I rearranged my craft room a bit and also finally found a small table
that I liked that would fit the space. That was in January. Last weekend, I 
finally got around to hooking it up and testing it out. (and now you know
why it takes me hours if not days to make a card. LOL!)
I printed out this mermaid as my test, and colored her
with Spectrum Noir markers and Prismacolor pencils.
O.M.G! Laser printer = GAME CHANGER!!!
No more blasting the image with my heat gun then giving
it a light coating with hairspray. (my old printer is an inkjet)
And no smearing at all!!!! I have so many digi images that I've 
either bought, won, or were freebies, and I've not used most of them
because of the smearing I always got with the inkjet printer. No more!

The second experiment was grabbing my neglected gel plate, laying
a white card stock panel on it, and brayering a couple Distress Inks over the panel.
 I covered it with wave stencil then brayered
another Distress Ink over it, giving it those muted stripes, 
then spritzed water on the panel.
Once that dried, it was time for my third experiment.
I smeared Wild Lilac Glitz glitter gel through the fish stencil,
cleaned off the pallet knife, then went back over everything
with Turquoise Sea Glitz glitter gel. I love how all the fish
have both colors of glitter gel with some more purple and some
more turquoise!

The mermaid received a good coating of both WOS, and Nuvo Glitter
Drops in white blizzard, and once dry she was fussy cut 
and adhered on the card with foam squares. 
A couple small sentiment stamps finish the inside.

It took me a few days to put this together, because I'd work on it some,
then come back to it the next day. Do a bit more, and come back the
next day, etc. But I love how it turned out!

That's it for now. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you
have a wonderful day!

I'd like to enter this at:
Time Out Challenges #191 - my card is based off of The Little Mermaid.


Stamps: Aurora Wings - Lady of the Sea digi stamp; Hero Arts - Wish Big
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk; Range DI - Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon; Versamark
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: Gelli Arts gel plate; brayer; water mister; Simon Says Stamp - Waves stencil; Picket Fence Studios - Current of Fish stencil; pallet knife; Gina K. - Wild Lilac & Turquoise Sea Glitz glitter gel; Spectrum Noir markers; Prismacolor pencils; Nuvo -white blizzard Glitter Drops; WOS pen; WOW! - clear EP; heat gun; computer & printer; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

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