It seems that every time I do a card, I get to try something new that I haven’t done before and today’s card share is all about masking. Masking, where you cover up an area before adding ink of some sort to your card, is pretty much like magic to me and today’s card gave me a chance to practice.
Another thing I’m practicing with lately is ink blending using these cool jumbo daubers.
Ink blending is not presently what you would call my forté, but I decided to pick up nine of these sponge daubers and I have to tell you, I really do like the way they feel in my hand and I’m confident that one day I will become an ink blending master. Or not. Either way, I plan to keep trying!
Another fun thing on today’s card is the addition of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centers of my flowers. I love this product but have really only just starting to experiment with them. If you’re not familiar with it, you can add liquid drops to any project and they’ll harden and look like enamel dots. You can add them in any size or formation you can think of. Just make sure to give ’em time to dry.
Another thing I’ve been trying out a lot lately (and this I learned from the Card Empress on High, Jennifer McGuire) is to stamp a sentiment using Versafine ink and then emboss it with clear powder for a bit of raised dimension. Seriously. Never knew about this and it really adds some punch to your sentiment.
But enough of my yakkin’… let’s boogie! (And I will give bonus points to anyone who knows what movie that line is from.)
Here is a video I recorded of the card making process. Enjoy!
TECHNICAL NOTE: I should note that this is the first time I have edited and produced a video using iMovie. While I have been a Mac user nearly since the Mac was invented, I have never made friends with iMovie. But the program I have been using (ScreenFlow) put out an update and in my opinion, they made it harder to use. So, I watched this video and got enough knowledge to finally tackle my iMovie phobia. I’m still learning, but I’m happy with how it turned out.
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