Why is silver mirri card the most impossible thing to photograph on the planet? Hey ho, just use your imagination, it's probably better than my card anyway. Let's see if I can manage to keep on track at Less is More this week. I hope it's purple enough for them!
I decided to use the Tattered Lace Capricorn die which has been languishing unused in my stash (one star sign down eleven to go...) and cut it out of the dreaded silver mirri card. I wanted to create a space sky behind the sign and so I die cut a circle out of some Hotel Chocolate packaging as it was quite thick and had a waxy feel and so wouldn't soak up the ink. As I was blending straight onto the card and wasn't sure how well it would move the ink I added a base layer of Antique Linen Distress Ink first. Hels Sheriden who is a Ranger Educator taught me this technique which will help the inks to blend more easily on top of it, but isn't dark enough to discolour your work. I applied Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress Inks with a mini blender tool to the circle to give a blended purple circle. I then blended on some Black Soot Distress Ink to create the galaxy look. I spritzed on some water and left to dry. Once dry I spritzed on some white spray ink from my stash and added some white dots with a white gel pen. I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Happy Birthday stamp set and glued the Capricorn in place to finish. Honestly, it looks better and more vibrant in real life and the sentiment is straight(er)!
Loving that moody purple background - super makeReplyDelete
Beautiful background colour and I love the Capricorn image. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
such a wonderful card and your background is so stunning and a very lovely colour.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Looks like a good photo to me, fabulous shade of purple and love the image in the mirri card.ReplyDelete
This one definitely has the wow factor - I love that purple background!ReplyDelete
Great CAS card, Cara. Photo looks fine, although I know what you mean about photographing silver card! I love the beautiful background you've created for the lovely die cut. xxReplyDelete
Wonderful card Cara, brilliant inking and love the image in the silver, and considering, the photo is great, Kate xReplyDelete
Love that starry background, so realistic!! The silver works so well for your focal die cut, it really catches the light and the eye! Gorgeous! hugs :)ReplyDelete
Great effect on the background and the punch of silver is fabulous. Unique and great card xReplyDelete
The background is fabulous Cara, I LOVE it! xxReplyDelete
You may not be happy with the photography but the card has an amazing 3D effect! You don't see many astrology cards around, you're onto a winner with this one :-DReplyDelete
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx
Btw, I've just become a follower of your blog. I did think I was one already but obviously not...so here I am now!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card and I agree this card is a pain to photograph. Happy creative week, Angela xXxReplyDelete
WOW this is gorgeous ...unique and beautifulReplyDelete
Gorgeous use of purples to create that stunning night sky. Simple classy CAS and so crisp too. A wonderful design and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More xReplyDelete
Really beautiful ! Your night sky is just stunning and so realistic with the white dots ! Very beautiful design too ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !ReplyDelete