Cracked Mosaic Easter Eggs Card
There are so many things I love about this card. The folding that creates a peek-a-boo effect with the cut out shapes. The use of a single large pattern stamp for three distinct elements, and the embossed resist shining through the vibrant Memento Luxe inks. What I love most about this card, is that I can now do a technique usually reserved for pastel watercolor shades with super saturated color thanks to a little bottle of Ink Potion No.9.
Prepare your card by cutting shapes (by hand or with dies) into the center panel of a three-panel rolled card. My cardstock is 6” wide by 12.5” long and scored at the 4” and 8” marks. Stamp an overall pattern (in Versamark ink) on the inside of the end panel (the one that will fold up behind the cutout panel) and emboss with white embossing powder and a heat gun.
Apply three or more colors of Memento Luxe ink with sponge daubers over the embossed design. I am using Nautical Blue, Dandelion, and Pistachio for this card. For more precise applications, you can use a Brushstix to pick up color from the ink pad and put it into the wells of the embossed image.
Spritz a bit of Ink Potion No. 9 over the inked area and use a Brushstix to blend and move the color around over the design. The Ink Potion No. 9 adds fluidity to the ink, letting you achieve a more painterly look and seamless blending. Once you’ve got everything where you want it, blot the image with a paper towel to remove the excess ink potion and reveal the pristine embossed lines.
Secure the inked panel in place behind the cut out with some Tear It Tape along the perimeter and in the larger spaces around the cutout.
Decorate around the egg cutouts using some of the Pistachio Memento Luxe reinker mixed with a few drops of Ink Potion No.9 to thin it out and a Brushstix to simulate a grassy bed for the eggs. Use the sponge dauber and Dandelion Memento Luxe ink to color to corners and outside edge of the card front, vignette-style. Glue on a bow below the center egg.
Take advantage of the exposed inside card edge with more of the Memento Luxe ink. Use a piece of scrap paper to block all but the bottom inch or so of the inside card and dab on some Nautical Blue with a dauber along the edge of the scrap paper. Spritz with Ink Potion No.9 and use your Brushstix to drag the color down the card, creating an ombre effect.
- Versamark Pad
- Embossing Powder (White)
- Memento Luxe ink pads (Nautical Blue, Dandelion, Pistachio)
- Ink Potion No. 9
- Memento Luxe reinker (Pistachio)
- Sponge Daubers
- Tear It! Tape
- Craft Mat
- Stamp (Viva Las Vegastamps)
- Heat tool
- Miscellaneous: card stock, craft knife or dies and die cutter, paper toweling, ribbon, glue