Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Spritz & Spray

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for this week is "Spritz & Spray".  I have long loved making my own color sprays using Reinkers with whatever solution I like.  My favorite is Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz with my choice of  reinker. I have some of these made up and in spray bottles that I have emptied out from other products like Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  They are a nice size bottle (2 oz.) to reuse, but don't forget to label them with the new contents.

If you don't happen to have anything to make your own, Simon Says Stamp has a wide variety of spritzes and sprays available for purchase.  I hear the Heidi Swapp Gold Lamé is heavenly.... You can also buy little Ranger Mini Mister Bottles if you need to.

For today's card, I used a couple of the pre-made color spritzes that I keep on hand. One spray is made with Melon Mambo Reinker and the other is made with Calypso Coral Reinker (I also have a purple, a sea blue and a green). I spritzed a couple of bursts of the pink and the coral onto a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of Stamper's Select White Cardstock.  I did a heavier concentration of the pink toward the base and the lighter coral toward the top.  I just wanted the color to vary for the light and airy sort of feel.  When that was dry, I decided I wanted some gold spatter on it so I put a few drops of water onto the Tibet Gold in my Finetec Metallic Gold Watercolor Paint Palette.  After it had softened a bit, I picked it up with my #2 Silver Black Velvet Round Brush and tapped it against my index finger to create the spatter on the background panel.  I'm really thinking I need that Heidi Swapp Gold Lamé, *Ü*.

The Cover Plate: Butterfly was a January Release from Papertrey Ink.  I cut this from Stamper's Select White Cardstock and inked it up using Rich Razzleberry Ink with a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Once the ink was dry, I misted it with some Irridescent Gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and allowed that to dry, then adhered the die cut to the background panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I sprayed a very fine mist from about 12 inches or so above onto the entire card front and then attached it to a Rich Razzleberry top folding A2 Card Base.  Anytime I use a darker card base I like to die cut a panel from white cardstock and put it on the inside of the card as I did here.  

This was a very quick card to do.  In fact, it took a lot longer to write this blog post than it did to make the card.  So if you're in a time crunch, this style of card is a great option for you!  I finished off the card with a sprinkling of sequins in Deep Fuschia and Metallic Gold from Pretty Pink Posh.

Have a great day, everyone and thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back soon with another project. 

1 comment:

  1. This is such a gorgeous card! The background and butterflies are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


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