Spring is the season of new beginnings and what better way to celebrate it than with a handmade card? In this blog post, we'll be exploring the art of creating a beautiful and vibrant spray ink card featuring the "Spring Has Sprung" clear stamp set. Whether you're an experienced crafter or a beginner looking to try something new, this project is perfect for all skill levels. From selecting the right materials to mastering the stamping techniques, we'll guide you through every step of the process so that you can create a stunning card that captures the essence of spring. So, get ready to roll up your sleeves and let's get creative!
How To Use Spray Ink In Card Making
Greeting Card Materials:
Optional and Recommended Materials
Spray Mist Ink Card Instructions
1. Place the first stencil for the sky
When creating a unique backdrop for your card using spray ink, the first step is to cut out a stencil and place it over your cardstock. This will act as a barrier, preventing the ink from spraying onto areas where you don't want it to go. When selecting a stencil, consider the design and size of the pattern, as well as the type of material it is made of.
"The spray ink travels far because it is very fine. Ensure you protect your surroundings "
Once you have your stencil in place, use spray ink in your desired colors to create a beautiful and colorful background. Experiment with different techniques such as layering colors or using different types of spray ink to achieve the desired effect.
2. Spray blue ink
Use the blue spray ink over your first stencil to create a sky backdrop. You can use the stencil a couple times to create a layered effect. Make sure to hold the spray bottle at the same distance and use the same sweeping motion as before to create an even layer of ink.
3. Dry with heat gun
Use a heat gun to dry the ink quickly and prevent smudging. Hold the heat gun about 6-8 inches away from the cardstock and move it in a circular motion until the ink is dry.
4. Place second stencil for the landscape
Once the blue sky ink has dried, place the same stencil back over the blue sky and repeat steps 2 and 3 with the green color.
For a more intricate design, place a second stencil with a different shape variation over the cardstock and repeat steps 2-3 to create a stunning layered effect that will give your card a foreground and midground.
7. Ink your stamps
Using clear stamps is easy! Simply peel the stamp from its backing sheet and place it onto an acrylic stamp block. The photopolymer is slightly tacky, so your stamp can easily stick and be removed from your stamp block.
Then, ink your stamp with the ink pad and color of your choice. In this project, we are using blue, yellow and black pigment ink. Pigment Ink is fade and water resistent, making it ideal for projects that use spray inks, watercolors or other wet mediums. Stamp all the designs onto your cutouts or white card stock.
8. Define the edges
Use a fine-tipped marker or pen to define the edges of where you sprayed the ink. This will create a crisp and defined look.
9. Add lowlights
Use a darker shade of ink to add lowlights to the card, giving it depth and dimension.
10. Add highlights
Use a lighter shade of ink to add highlights to the card, drawing attention to certain areas and adding shimmer and shine.
11. Color your stamped images
Use markers or colored pencils to color in the stamped cutouts, adding another layer of color to the card.
12. Assemble the card
Finally, glue the stamped cutouts onto the card, aligning them with the cutouts you made earlier.
If you want to add a 3D effect your your card, so that some elments are rasied on the face of the card, simply use adhesive styrofoam dots. place them on the back of the element you want to be raised, and place into your card for a 3-dimansional effect, just like a pro!
To finish off the card, add embellishments such as sequins, stickers, or ribbon to create a personalized touch. Your unique and beautiful card is now complete!
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