Card, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink

I Miss You Card with Misted Background

by May Park-

Happy Friday, my crafty friends! I set out this morning to create a card for the All That Glitters is Gold Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Actually I made five cards, but I decided to share only one of them since all look similar except colors. 🙂

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For this card, I created my own backdrop using a few color mists from Color Shine by Heidi Swapp: mint green, peach, and mustard. I lightly sprayed colors over the entire front of my white card stock and let the inks completely dry. The fun part about misting was the unevenness of the spray. Not-evenly-colored background gave the paper a nice and unique handmade look. Next, I stamped the text background from PTI Text Style stamp set and the sentiment from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments on the bottom of my card.

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 After that, I made my own flower for the embellishment. I started by stamping the flower image in Versamark and then heat embossing it with some Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder. Next, I took two different Tim Holtz distress markers and colored my flower, blending it with a waterbrush pen. Then I fussy cut the flower image and sprayed some Perfect Pears Mists over the flower. It may be kinda hard to see from the picture, but the flower looks so shiny and shimmery in person.

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FYI, these are the supplies I used for my cards: the heat tool wan’t pictured. I purchased my distress markers a while ago, and I had never used them until yesterday because I was too afraid of using them. But I’m so happy that I finally had a chance to play with. Actually the coloring with distress markers wasn’t too difficult than I expected. 😉
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I usually make clean and simple cards, but I had so much fun playing with color mists and distress markers. Most importantly, I love the way my card turned out. So soft and beautiful background with gorgeous flower embossed in gold! What do you think? Hope you like my creation and get some inspiration. That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by!

May Park

13 Comments

  1. Cath

    Hey May! Thanks also for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! 🙂

    22 . Oct . 2013
  2. michellezerull

    Such a pretty card! The gold embossed flower is so pretty. The watercolor effect is stunning. The elements work so well together. Thank you for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

    09 . Oct . 2013
  3. Cath

    Hey May! Thanks for linking this up to the All That Glitters is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

    08 . Oct . 2013
  4. Jo Nevill

    Very pretty card, I love the colours you have used, just gorgeous
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

    08 . Oct . 2013
  5. Anna-Karin

    Gorgeous card! The soft misted background is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

    07 . Oct . 2013
  6. Wendy McCarthy

    Beautiful card, love the soft sprayed colour and pretty flower. Spotted it on MIM xx

    06 . Oct . 2013
  7. Shirley-Anne Barber

    Love the mist coloured background . great work . Beautiful flower too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

    06 . Oct . 2013
  8. Helen Boyd

    Beautiful..:)

    06 . Oct . 2013
  9. Antonella

    Love your beautiful card! The misted background is so pretty, your embossed flower really pops off the page.
    I linked over from MIM where I am participating with my
    Thank You Card
    I would love it if you’d stop by.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

    05 . Oct . 2013
  10. Monika Reeck

    I love your background..it looks adroable..love the Photo of your supplies too woow…I never made any Photo of my supplies LOL…your card is adorable…soft touch on the background is a perfect touch…

    I see your card on Make it Monday, my card is number 213 if you like to stop by my Blog…I would be so glad if you could leave me some love too…happy weekend..hugs, Monika

    05 . Oct . 2013
  11. Sammibug

    Great project! I noticed your entry on Make it Monday and wanted to come over to take a closer look. If you’re interested in checking out my entry, I’m entries #114. #115, #117, #151 and #212. Hope to see you stop by and leave me a comment!

    05 . Oct . 2013
  12. Emily Frasier

    This is so pretty, May! I love that you colored the petals too… fabulous.

    04 . Oct . 2013
  13. Lisa Carroll (@_inkymom_)

    This is beautiful! So soft and ethereal! 🙂 Don’t forget to include a link to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog in your blog post.. we want you to be eligible for the random prize voucher drawing! 😉 Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week. xx

    04 . Oct . 2013

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