Wednesday, May 19, 2021

JDS - Sing your Heart Out

Good Day my crafty friends!

It's once again time for our mid month post for Jan's Digi Stamps using a stamp set that is on Sale for the month of May. 

Today's card was quite fun to do and I am happy to share how I did it.

Sing your Hear Out

First step in this card was to create the background:

Using Accent Opaque 80lb, I did a technique called Ink Smooching with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber. This technique is quite simple, all you do is put some ink on your work surface and spray a little bit of water. You then take your cardstock and pickup the ink here and there. Let the ink dry and repeat until you are happy with the result. What I like with Distress Oxide Inks is that you can build up different colors without creating mud which is why I used both colors without any issues.

Once I was quite happy with the ink smooching, there was still some white areas left on the cardstock so I went in with my blender brush and added a light touch of Fossilized Amber.

Once I was happy with the result, it was time to add the final touch to the background. In order to do that, I downloaded a sheet of music that I found online and printed it on top of my background. I have to mention that it was a little difficult for my printer to recognize that my cardstock was there as it was still a little warped due to the water but after a few attempts it finally worked and I am quite happy with the result.

Next step was to print and color my Guitar:

I first downloaded my digital stamp called Dad & Son from Jans Digi Stamp Shop and resized it to 5" x 1.87". Please note that since I am using Accent Opaque 80lb, I made sure that the setting on my printer was "Thicker Paper", this helps the toner to cure properly so that I can use Alcohol Markers.

I then used my Ohuhu markers to color the image. Here is what I used:

PB4, PB2, PB1

My next step was to cut all my layers and glue them together. Here are the sizes and Cardstock used:

Cardbase - Accent Opaque 100lb 11 x 4.25" scored at 5.5"
Black Layer - Accent Opaque 80lb 5.25" x  4" (cardstock is a piece of scrap that I inked the sides using my Ohuhu 120 Black)
Background - Accent Opaque 80lb 5" x 3.75"

To add a little dimension, I glued 2 more guitars under my main one. Everything was then glued with Tombow Multi Glue or double sided Scor-Tape.

For the final touch, I drew a few music notes with my Micro Pen and that finished the card, quite easy and simple but really fun to do.

I hope my card will inspire you to create! As always, I encourage you to go check out the Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT creations. We would love to see you join in on the fun so please show us your creation for a chance to win. Please remember that you can enter up to 5 Times per Challenge. All the details are on the Challenge Blog.

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Stay Healthy, take care and thanks for stopping by!

Mel Sanz - In a Crafty Mood

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