Friday, February 2, 2024

Steampunk Lovebirds with Suzz

Hi!  Suzz here!   I was inspired by the lovebirds!  They went a little steampunk on me but I think they really shine on the front of the card!

I decided to stamp up my die cuts to add a pop of texture to the surface.  I created a flock of birds before I realized what was happening. :)  It was great inspiration for my card.

I cut the birds from inky backgrounds and using the Idea-ology Tim Holtz Backdrops.  I spritzed the backgrounds using the same colors I used on the card.  They were a mix of Seasonal Distress Mica Stains along with a distress oxide. 

The backgrounds were created by first applying a layer of opaque crackle texture paste over the flourish stencil. This was done on the backdrops paper and white cardstock.

While the crackle paste was wet the sprays were sprayed multiple times along with water to help mix the colors and thin out in areas the density of the color.  Then a heat gun was used to dry out the crackle paste.  There was a mix of some areas crackling and others not because of the wetness when applied. 

After that the background was cut for the card from one of the pieces.  Then the birds were stamped using black archival ink with the various images on some inky remnants.  The birds and feather were covered in versamark ink and then a layer of clear embossing powder heated up.  This made the colors more vibrant and added another pop to the color on the cut out images. 

Happy inking! 



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