For my first card today, I started by cutting my white card panel with a stitched die from my stash. Next, I lined the wings from the A Brush of Wings stamp set in my Misti. Once I picked them up with the door of my Misti, I inked up the wings in sections with the Color Hive Yellowstone ink. Then, I inked up the other sections with Color Hive Tiptree Jam Ink, letting them overlap slightly. To get rid of any harsh lines and to create a little blend between the colors, I used a slightly damp paint brush. Because this ink is water reactive, the water helps the yellow and red make a beautiful orange color.
Next, I cleaned and removed my stamps and then placed the body silhouette in the center of the wings. I stamped them first in the Yellowstone ink. Then, I cleaned off my stamp, left it where it was and then I stamped it with the Tiptree Jam ink right over th top of the Yellow image. Next, I repeated this one more time with the Tiptree Jam ink. For my sentiment, I used the Believe in (from Fairy Magic) and Dream (from Fairy Whispers) sentiments with Eclispe Ink. I matted the panel on a black panel. To finish, I used a Red A2 Card base and liquid glue to attach my panels.
For my second card today, I started by cutting down some water color panels to just slighly bigger than A2 panel size. Next, I smooshed some Tiptree Jam and Yellowstone ink on my glass matt. After lightly misting them with water, I smooshed my watercolor panel down into the ink until I was happy with the coverage. (I actually made another panel after this with the leftover ink is used in the next card.) I set the panel aside to dry overnight.
One tip I have, is once my panel is completely dry, I run it through my preheated laminator inside a piece of folded copy paper. This flattens it out and removes any or most warping. Next, I used an A2 card panel sized stitched die from my stash. Then I placed my panel in my Misti and stamped the Jar Fairy image from the Fairy Whispers set in Eclipse Black Ink.
For my sentiment I took one of the Simple Sayings Transfer Paper – Be Kind, and cut it out. I ran it through my preheated laminator in a cover sheet with the Moonlit Lake Foil. Next, I cut a small piece of the full sheet of printed black and foiled it with the same. Then, I used a word die from my stash to diecut the word magical. Using the Magical diecut for placement, I did some selective stamping of the Be the with Eclipse ink (I covered the word “the” with a piece of post it when inking, removed it before stamping so just the work Be was on my card panel.) The Be the stamp is from the Fairy Magic set.
I used liquid glue to attached my white foiled sentiment panel, and the magical die cut. For a final touch and to add some bling, I added some of the Crown Jewel Gems -Before the Storm, around the fairy and on the center of her wand.
For my third and final card, you can see the “second generation” ink smooshed panel. It has a more muted color scheme compared to the bright colors on the previous card. I followed the same steps: let the panel dry, ran it through my laminator and die cut it with the same stitched A2 die. Then, I placed the panel in my Misti. I arranged the wings from from A Brush of Wings set (using the body stamp for spacing) to the left side of my panel. I stamped them down with the Color Hive Embossing Ink. Next, I used the Neptune Kaleidescope powder and my Duel Tip Powder Brush to apply the powder over the sticky ink. Then I used the second end of my brush to brush off the extra powder. To remove any powder from other areas, I carefully used a soft towel to wipe it away..
After placing my panel back in my Misti, I lined up the Body image and sentiment. I stamped both with Eclipse Black Ink. For both of these cards, I did stamp a few times due to the texture of the watercolor paper. I did this so I had a more solid image. To finish my card, I attached three of the Crown Jewel Gems – Before the Storm, around my sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed my post today. I inserted links to the products I used to the Maker Forte store. Have you used any of the Color Hive inks yet? Which of the three cards is your favorite? I can’t decided as they are all so different.