Friday, March 27, 2020

Floating Image Birthday Card

Hello! I created this card to participate in Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge. After seeing the colors for this challenge, all I can think of are unicorns and mermaids. Good thing, I have this stamp in my stash!

I stamped the image from Newton's Nook Purr-maid Newton stamp set on Canson water color paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I colored the image with Gansai Tambi water color, mixing colors on a palette to make the color more pastel. My inspiration in coloring this cat is my sister's black kitten, Pikit, which means eyes closed in Filipino. Very appropriate, I can say, since the image has its eyes closed, too. I fussy cut the image, leaving a white border around it.

Working on the front panel, I embossed a 110 lb. white card stock with an embossing folder. I wanted the raised impression to resist the ink blending that I will be doing. To do this, I first treated the panel with an anti-static pouch. I traced the lines with a glue pen. I poured Wow! White Pearl embossing powder to the area. I heat set this after. I did these steps about three times. I did not want the glue to dry out and not have the embossing powder stick to it. I also made sure the heat gun was heated enough before zapping the powder, moving the heat gun so it does not melt the area with the already melted powder. 

I die cut an oval window at the center using Hero Arts Nesting Die. I also created a frame on a white card stock. I taped a transparent thread to the back of the mermaid cat. I adhered the ends of the thread to the back of the window panel. I adhered this in a way that it will be able to shake enough inside the oval window. I adhered this window panel to a yellow Lawn Fawn Rainbow Scallops 6x6 patterned paper with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed the sentiment from Newton's Nook Newton Loves Cake stamp set on a pink card stock. I used Versafine Onxy Black ink for the ink and clear embossing powder. I trimmed this to a rectangle and adhered it to the bottom of the window. I added some Pretty Pink Posh gems for some bling.

I created a short video to show how this floating image shakes. 

Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a SAFE, blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Oh this is just the sweetest! The blush on your kitty's cheeks is a great touch! So glad you shared with us at Inky Paws! Hugs, Debbie

  2. I would have never thought to use this stamp set with the pastels! Super awesome idea! Thanks for linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge!

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