I so can't believe it is November already. Here's a Christmas card, full of shine and shimmer.
Sparkle Stamptoberfest challenge, to do this double background stamping technique that Wendy Vecchi posted at the Ranger blog. I went through three different backgrounds before I was happy. It is easy to get too much fluid on your stamp when stamping with mist or water. I inked my paper with blue shades of Distress Inks and mixed a homemade perfect pearls mist, using Chipped Sapphire reinker and perfect pearls. I misted it on my craft sheet and inked the stamp with it. Even if I did it carefully and only once, I kept picking up too much mist.
After drying it, I picked a dot stamp, inked with Versamark firsta and then did the same as above, but with only water. I got too much water on the stamp and the dots looked more like splotches than dots. So instead I misted the stamp carefully with water, and tried to get just enough. The card is very shiny, but it is hard to see on the photos.
I also dyed the ribbon with the pewter stain and swept it around the edges of the inky panel. Love the new metallic distress stains.
Thank you for looking!
Stamps: Hero Arts: Flourish Background CG119, Cling Dots CG139, Winter's Butterfly CL234
Dies: Sizzix: Snowflake Frame Framelits
Ink: Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire; Archival Jet Black;
Stain: Distress Stain: Brushed Pewter
Mist: Platinum Perfect Pearls mist, homemade mist from Chipped Sapphire reinker and perfect pearls
Surfaces: Ranger manila cardstock; watercolour paper
Other: Tim Holtz Idea-ology crinkle ribbon; Kaiser rhinestones