My first attempt was almost done, when I schmeared some pink ink onto the finished front of the card. Here it is, then I'll explain:
|Oh, look, I mounted it crooked. ;/|
You many not be able to see it, but I sure can. Perhaps my sukky photography skills do come in handy on occasion. ;/
I had used a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler on my last card, and I thought: why not make the stripes on the sketch using all sentiments? So I did. :) I drew lines like I did for the snowflakes so I had a chance of the stamping being straight, then stamped each sentiment, one at a time, in different colors, adding clear embossing powder as I finished each line. Once I'd stamped and powdered all of them, I heat set them.
In real life they shine:
Unfortunately, two bad things happened. One, I realized I'd drawn my lines a little too dark, and I could see them through some of the embossed letters. Also, I wasn't thinking clearly, and used the coral pigment ink to color the edges of the layer under the white panel. I heat set it to dry, and I even walked away for a bit, but not long enough. It schmeared. I was sad.
I left the room, then came back, took a deep breath, and started over. This is the second version:
This time I drew the lines a little lighter and they don't show as much through the embossed letters. I also used a dye ink to color the edges of the layer under the white panel.
Then, not leaving well enough alone, I decided to get out my neglected neon daubers and flick some ink over the top of the card, which meant I got it everywhere, even on my face. I daubbed (that's a word, right?) some of the ink onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water, then used a small paint brush to flick it ... everywhere.
Here's proof these words are clear embossed and shiny:
For both of these I didn't add a sentiment line since all my lines were sentiments.
These were a lot of work, but I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Definitely not a mass-produce card, at least not in my world.
WAIT, I just had another idea. You may see another colorful card here in a few days. We'll see.
Thanks for stopping by!