As usual, most of the cardstock is from my massive Club Scrap cardstock collection (except the white, which is Bazzill). I think I’ve made more cards and ATCs from it, than I have scrapbook pages – which is what I originally intended it for. *laugh*
The teal base card is an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock, cut to make a finished 4″ x 5″ card. I took a piece lighter teal burlap textured cardstock, cut it to size (3.5″ x 4.5″), and wet it, then went over it with green Niji pearlescent watercolor. While the watercolor was still wet, I layed down stripes of the light blue pearlescent watercolor, and then blended them gently. The colors pooled in the pockets on the paper, as I’d hoped, and blended to produce a great shimmery piece. I set aside the damp paper to dry (the longest part of the whole process), and set to work on the next piece.
On white cardstock, I stamped the kaleidoscope image three times in Stewart Palette Black hybrid ink. I gave all three images color with my watercolor crayons (Caran d’Ache), and then cut them out. One piece got trimmed to 3″ x 4″ to be used as the layer on the card, and the other two pieces were cut out – the green layer, and the purple layer – and set aside for later. I rubbed Clearsnap Lime Pastel chalk ink on the corners of the base card, and then dusted over the corners with Clearsnap Green pigment ink.
I glued the shimmery teal piece in place on the folded card, and then glued the white cardstock into place. Once the white cardstock was in place, I went over the swirls and gems on the outer edge of the design with Sakura gel pens – Metallic Blue on the outer edge, Clear Stardust on the swirls and Green Stardust on the gems themselves. With that done, I popped the green layer on with pop-dots followed by the purple layer, again popped up with pop-dots.
I finished the whole thing with a strip of the dark teal cardstock glued across the bottom third of the white layer. I wrote the sentiment on (though it could be stamped) using the Metallic Blue gel pen, and finished it with dots of microfine Art Glitter in Juniper Berry.
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