• Radiating Love & warmth

by Kristine Mysah Khatri October 17, 2018

With just scrap pieces of paper, Distress Inks, and some elbow grease, you could make this super simple card! Regrettably, I didn't take some WIP (work in progress) pics, but the video at the bottom of this post can show you the process, or you can head on over to our YouTube channel and check it out there.



Pounce, pounce, dab and rub

I had some thick scrap paper (200 g/m²) lying around and decided to use it as a mask. I'm not sure if this technique will work with regular paper, since the masking paper itself will be pretty loaded with ink which might bleed through to your card. To be on the safe side, use a thicker paper. 👍

In the beginning of the video, I marked a spot on the card. This will be my axis of rotation for the masking paper. I've currently got Distress Inks only in my crafting arsenal, so I applied these with a pouncing or dabbing motion or sometimes I would rub the Ranger Distress Mini Blending Tool in a circular motion, but always going in with a light hand.

To achieve a gradient effect, I would apply more pressure closer to the axis, and apply less as I move away from it. For the ombré effect, after I was done with a segment, I would move the mask, and leave a little bit of the segment I had just finished exposed. That way the next color I was using would blend with the previous one.



Stack it up and Bling it on

To make the sentiment a bit more sturdy, I die cut about four pieces of the sentiment, but before I did, I colored some paper with distress inks to match/complement my background. I stacked three of the sentiments up with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the pink colored one on the top. By offsetting the yellow colored sentiment slightly below the other layers, it gives a drop shadow effect.

I wanted to glam the card up a bit so I added some sequins here and there, and add some shimmer to the sentiment, with a glitter brush pen (Wink of Stella). I also wanted to add more dimension to some of the sequins, so I applied Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard on top of them. These drops dry clear, with specks of glitter in them.





Kristine Mysah Khatri
Kristine Mysah Khatri

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Loves cats and crafting, and is currently adding roller skating/blading to the mix. Hopes to spread her love of crafting to others and someday do a drop in at the skate park.


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