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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's A One Flap Of a Card

I had fun making todays card for a co-worker.  She gave me a stamp set from Stampingbella and it is called Wiz.   She was showing me some stamps she bought and Wiz was one of them.  I mentioned how I adored him.  When she got her order in, she gave him to me as a gift.  I wanted to thank her by using Wiz.



I found a fold I wanted to try called One Flap Fold.  I had to design my own dimensions to fit the Wiz but it was easy enough to do to make this fit an A2 size envelope.  After stamping him with Memento Tuxedo Black, I painted him with Twinkling H20's to give his entire image a shimmer.  It is hard to take a picture of the real shimmer.  At first I left the background white but it was too bright.  I used Shimmerz which is another shimmery paint to make a swirling background like dusk setting.  The crystal ball has crystal effects to give it that glassy look.  
*side note: did you know if your Shimmerz dried up you can just use small amount of distilled water and your paint is good as new?*

The bottom background was fun to do.  I wanted the look of stars because to me Wiz reminds me of having a cosmic energy.  I took a larger piece of black cardstock and lightly sprayed bleach on it.  The black turned like a purplish grey color where the bleach removed the color. 

I used a Q-tip to rub blue, pink and yellow chalk into the bleached areas to form planets.  I also swirled some color across the black cardstock to make comets etc.  The last part was made from a toothbrush and watered down white paint.  To make the splatters like stars, dip the toothbrush bristles in the paint and using your finger fan it across the bristles over the paper and it will spray little tiny globs.  Good idea to protect your area and to wear disposable gloves unless you don't mind fingers full of paint!  After it was dry, I sprayed it lightly with hairspray so that the chalk would not rub off and cut it down to size.  

I cut three sets of Sizzix thinlits words and glued them on top of each other to make the words thicker.  Top layer of the words was cut from a heavy shimmery cardstock. I wanted to raise the thank you up high enough to give the image a place to rest against to keep it in the up position.  The image lifts up and lays flat for mailing. 





I hope she enjoys it.   Thank you for stopping by! 

Netta

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