Monday, 1 February 2010

Playing with Glimmer Mists, Kraft cardstock and Lavinia

Last week I decided to make some backgrounds with glimmer mists. On the card above I embossed a swirl pattern in black first, then I randomly sprayed a green, red and a brown/gold glimmer mist on to Kraft card. I love how these inks look on kraft card, it's really subtle.

For the main image I stamped foliage on the background first, again using kraft cardstock and cappuccino ink. I added some gold pigment pearls too using a fern stamp, but it's hard to see those on the photo.
Next I used a gorgeous Lavinia stamp and embossed it with gold dazzle embossing powder.
The last step was to spray the whole thing with a red glimmer mist and stamp a little more foliage in the foreground.
Finally I just layered it all up with black cardstock and some more kraft card and brown ink.

The card above on the left was made by using versamark and bronze pearl pigments on the base card itself. The main image is black embossed (beautiful Lavinia stamp again - one of my favourites at the moment) and on the background behind the flowers I have stamped swirls in versamark ink and then sprayed green and brown glimmer mists over the top.
The edges were finished with a Martha Stewart punch.
My kraft cardstock supply is getting low - only have enough left for a couple of Valentine's cards.......................think it's time to go shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Paul B said...

Beautiful arty style cards, love the gold embossing on it, makes it stand out from the background. Px

kjjc said...

Not quite sure how you have had time to do these whilst planning the new venture. Mind that too would make a lovely background. Gorgeous cards-loving the elegant flower theme. Love the glimmer mists too.

Michele said...

Fab colours - lovely! x

Clarky J said...

These are brilliant Anne :0)

lisa said...

These are stunning. I love all your techniques and would never think of using the glimmer misting after embossing. Guess what I shall be doing tonight.
That stamp is just gorgeous. Another thing I think I NEED!!
The colours are gorgeous. You are very inspirational.


Ellie Knol said...