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Let It Snow - Aqua Pigments & White Ink

Let It Snow - Aqua Pigments & White Ink

Hello crafty friends! Lauren here, bringing you this snowy little card today. For those of you who celebrate, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday. Is anyone shopping today? I prefer to shop in my PJs, from the comfort of my own couch! I don't usually brave the crowds for black Friday. 

I started this card by taping an aqua pigment panel down with purple tape. I used a palette to mix blue aqua pigment with increasing amounts of black aqua pigment mixed in. So it created 4 different shades of blue, ranging from a deeper navy color all the way out to plain blue aqua pigment. I painted a gradient background with water brushes, drying and repainting several times to deepen the colors. When it was completely dry, I used a round finger sponge dauber to dab circles of Alabaster pigment ink all over the background. I stamped 2-3 times before re-inking the dauber, to create some more opaque circles and some more translucent circles. I sliced this piece to be taller and thinner, so it would go down the center of a card front. I popped it up using foam tape on an Alabaster card base. 

For the sentiment, I stamped "Let It Snow" in embossing ink, and heat embossed it with Alabaster EP onto vellum. I used scissors to fussy cut around the sentiment, and sliced really skinny pieces of foam tape and adhered them behind the lines of the sentiment to pop it up onto the front of the card. Some white and clear sequins finished off this card with a tiny bit of shine! 

Have you finished your Christmas cards yet? I've barely started! Check out all of the great sales happening over the next few days at Brutus Monroe, and post your creations to social media. Be sure to use the hashtags #BrutusMonroe and #CreateYourOwnEnding so we can see what you make! 

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Barbara Matthews - January 19, 2020

What a cool background using the finger dauber, love it!

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