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Navy CAS

Hi crafters. I wanted to use the Artplorations plaid maker stencil for this card. I was looking for a scrap of white paper and I found this circle of photo paper. I thought I’d try that and see what happened. I used the stencil with my Versafine Clair Twilight ink pad to make initial stripes. As these stripes won’t dry on photo paper, I decided to grab the clear embossing powder to heat emboss them. When I grabbed the powder, I accidentally grabbed the white instead of the clear powder. I realised when I poured it on but decided to press on anyway. At first the powder went white, but as I heated it a bit more, the navy ink from underneath started coming through. The photo paper itself started bubbling and blistering but I heated it until I could see blue through all the white embossing powder. Next I mixed dark blue paint with texture paste and a bit of black paint. I applied this through the same stencil over the wrinkled circle. The wrinkles caused waves in the lines which makes me think of the ocean. Next I cut a circle of dark blue metallic cardstock but because my cutting plates are very warped it came out not quite circular. I decided to use the wonkiness by adhering the photo paper off centre. I stamped the Kaisercraft oriental calligraphy stamp in twilight ink onto the card base with a scrap of torn scrap paper on the right side. I adhered the circle with foam. Since it has sort of a Zen feel I didn’t add a sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamplorations CAS card challenge: CAS plus optional navy

Stamplorations Mixed media challenge:

CAS stencil April challenge:embossing pasted or gels

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