I had so much fun last week with Unity’s Hip Hop Blog hop…I had to play again today. I created this card for a VNS challenge last weekend. I really like how it came out so I used it to update the older Dazzling Diamond Dust tutorial on SCS and create a video tutorial for that tutorial. Make sure to check out all the other wonderful blog posts with Unity today. You can find a list of all participants on the Unity Blog.
My card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Chocolate chip cardstock folded in half. The edges of the front were sponged with Walnut Distress ink. A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Just Dreamy 2 Patterned Paper was distressed, the edges were sponged with Peeled Paint and it was sewn to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Whisper White cardstock.
The scallop edge was created with Spellbinders new Big Scalloped Border Borderabilities. It was taped to a 2 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ piece of Just Dreamy 2 paper that had been distressed and sponged with the new Wild Honey Distress ink. Polka Dot Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!) was tied to the left hand side before the layers were adhered to the card front. Three KaiserCraft Pearls were added to the top right.
The main image is from Unity’s Savor the Journey stamp kit. It was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on Neenah Solarwhite cardstock, cut out with Petite Oval Nestabilities and airbrushed with Copic Marker B02. Next the flowers were colored with more Copic Markers (Y35, Y38, YG23, YG25, R22, R24, R29, R59).
I use a small air compressor to power my airbrush, you can also purchase air in cans. Here is a quick video on airbrushing with copics:
I placed the Oval Nestabilities back over my image and added embossing ink over the entire center. It was then embossed with Stampin’ Up!’s Iridescent Ice Embossing powder. The image was stamped again on three different Just Dreamy 2 papers, flowers were cut out, sponged with matching distress inks, embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and adhered to the image with dimensionals. The oval image was layered on a slightly bigger scallop oval before it was adhered to the card front. Each flower received a pearl center.
The sentiment is also from Unity’s January KOM 2010. It was stamped on Just Dreamy 2 paper, cut out with Oval Nestabilities, sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink and adhered to the main image.
Here is a video for the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique for the visual learner: