Hello crafty friends! I’m Lien and I’m so excited to be guest designing for Crafty Meraki for the next three months. Today I’m here to share my first project with you guys and I had so much fun creating it!
For this card I’m using the Trafalgar Square Para-Dies and the Galentine Stamp Set. I’m using the Trafalgar Square die as a strip of film. So I cut it once from Canson Montval 200 gsm watercolor cardstock and then 4 times from black cardstock. I used liquid glue to stack the black frames together to add extra dimension. To stamp the images on these squares I added some temporary adhesive to the back of the white square, put it in my Misti and then stamped one of the images (or a partial image) on it in Versafine Onyx Black ink and sprinkled it with WOW Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder.
I stamped all my squares and then heatset the embossing powder on all of them at once. I then watercolored them in gray scale to create a black and white photograph. I’m using Mijello Mission Gold paints and I mixed my black with brown to give it some life. I let them dry completely while I made my background. The Galentine Stamp Set comes with a lot of fun hashtags that I used to stamp a rainbow pattern on the background panel. I’m using a 3 1/2” by 8 1/2” piece of Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock.
I’m using 5 different hashtags and put each of them on an acrylic block to make this process quicker. I stamped everything in Pinkfresh Studio dye inks (Sweet Mustard, Clementine, Bubblegum, Candy Violet, Aquamarine, and Grassy Knoll). For each color I stamped a couple of lines just in that color, but I also had transition lines where I stamped one hashtag partially in yellow and partially in orange for example (I just inked it up with yellow and orange and stamped it once, nothing fancy about it). This creates a nice ombre gradient all the way to the top instead of strips of color. I adhered everything on my cardbase with liquid glue and then added a couple of iridescent bubble embellishments here and there.
That’s it for this card! I hope you like my first project and I’ll see you here again next week!