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Hi there! We are back with a superb project from Elina Strömberg…

Hi and happy Saturday!

Hope your weekend has started well. I’ve had a busy week at the office, but luckily in the evenings there has been some balancing time for crafting, too. That’s so important to me!

I wanted to show you my latest card project I made with new Visible Image stamps and Distress inks and sprays:

For colouring the background I used several colours of Distress sprays, mixed with water before drying with my heat gun. The main image is stamped and heat embossed; I have found that heat embossing works the best if you want to create a really dark stamped image on a mixed media background.

For decorating the background I used Distress inks and two new Visible Image background pattern stamps. The ink colours were the same I used for misting, as I did not want the background textures to pop up too much. The contrast between the lighter background and the dark black image was the main thing for this card anyway.

The circle on the man’s eye is a metal washer (one that you can buy at any hardware store). It’s original colour was silver, but as it did not match to the colour palette of my project I heat embossed it with gold colour embossing powder: I dabbed the washer on the VersaMark ink pad, dropped it in the embossing powder jar, and picked up using a toothpick. Heating the metal ring took a bit longer than usual, but the embossing powder melted beautifully on the washer changing it’s colour completely.

Such an inspirational card project to make! Hope you like it 🙂

For more information on the stamp set I used, please click on the pictures below:


Wishing you a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!

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Amazing card! Loving the solid black against the yellow and orange! Thanks Elina ♡
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We will be back a little later with more fantastic projects to inspire you!

Mark & Helen xx

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