By Kathi Rerek
– Greetings! It’s Kathi here. In today’s tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a shimmery Thank You card using multiple Brilliance Ink colors.
Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours
Cut a piece of Mixed Media paper to 4” x 5.25”. Using a Sponge Dauber, apply Sky Blue Pearlescent Brilliance Ink to half of the panel. Use another Sponge Dauber to apply Orchid Pearlescent Brilliance ink to the other side. Blend the two colors of ink in the center.
Repeat this step with a second piece of paper. Set this piece aside to be used later.
Spray Isopropyl Alcohol onto ink blended paper panel and let sit for a minute. The alcohol will lighten, blend, and add white speckles to the paper. Heat set.
Use Removable Scotch Tape to tape the background panel to the back of the Mosaic Stencil, then use an Ink Sweeper to apply Moonlight White Brilliance ink over the stencil onto panel.
Remove the tape and the stencil. Heat set.
Use three flower dies from the Wildflowers 1 Thinlits Die Set to cut Mixed Media Paper.
Use Sponge Daubers to apply Pearlescent Purple, Pearlescent Ice Blue, and Pearlescent Lavender to the flowers. Use Fantastix Brush applicators to detail the flowers with Mediterranean Blue Brilliance, Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance, Grape Jelly Memento inks. Color the flower stems and leaves with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance and Cottage Ivy Memento inks.
Use the Belly Band and “thanks” dies to cut the extra panel of paper created in Step 1.
Adhere the flower die-cuts to the stenciled panel. Adhere the Belly Band die-cut over the flower stems. Adhere the “thanks” die-cut to the center ornament of the Belly Band.
Cut a piece of white cardstock in half. Score and fold to form an A2 card. Put a piece of scrap paper inside the card, then use a Sponge Dauber to apply Purple Brilliance ink around the edges of the front of the card. Heat set.
Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the image panel to the card.
– Pearlescent Sky Blue
– Pearlescent Orchid
– Moonlight White
– Pearlescent Purple
– Pearlescent Ice Blue
– Pearlescent Thyme
– Grape Jelly
– Cottage Ivy
• Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore
• Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah
• Mosaic #54 Stencil by AALL and Create
• Wildflowers 1 Thinlits Flower Dies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
• Belly Band Die by Frantic Stamper
• “Thanks” die: Source Unknown
• Removable Scotch Tape by 3M
• 91% Isopropyl Alchohol
• Heat Tool
• Big Shot by Sizzix