Hi! Today I am sharing a simple technique that allows you to add a bit of metallic shine to your colorful stamping.
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I love adding shimmer and shine to my cards and was trying to come up with an easy way to do so with a colorful stamped image. And it is simple! In today’s video I used Altenew Enchanted Gold Ink (SSS | ALT) but you could also use Altenew Antique Gold Ink (SSS | ALT) or other metallic pigment inks. I am just really happy with the shine of these particular pigment inks.
For all of my cards, I also used the new Gina K Pop Arts Flowers Card Kit. (More on that below.) I started by lightly inking over the stencil from the kit with Gina K Designs Peach Bellini Ink and a Picket Fence Life Changing Brush. I then applied a touch of Altenew Enchanted Gold Ink (SSS | ALT) around the edges with a Tonic Blending Sponge. Next, I added a Reverse Confetti Stitched Hex Tag (SSS | RC) die cut with a Concord & 9th Sew Pretty Stamp Set (SSS | C9) sentiment… and Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals and twine.
For the flowers, I stamped them as normal using dye inks. I then used a Gina K Comfort Block (SSS | GK) and Altenew Enchanted Gold Ink (SSS | ALT) to stamp directly on top of the completed flowers. When inking the stamp with Altenew Enchanted Gold Ink (SSS | ALT) , I put the ink light in the middle and a bit heavier on the edges. Love the look!
I followed the same technique to get colorful, metallic images for this next card. This also features the Poppy Stamps Luscious Script die cut along with a sentiment from another stamp set in the Gina K Pop Arts Flowers Card Kit.
I also added shine to the “hugs” die cut with my Tonic Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen.
My last card showcases the same technique… and again using the stencils and stamps from the Gina K Pop Arts Flowers Card Kit. I did add a Pink and Main Thin Fish Tail Banner die cut (SSS | PM) for the sentiment.
Check out all of that shine…
I hope you give this easy technique a try!
GINA K DESIGNS KIT
Today’s projects use the new Gina K Designs Pop Art Flowers Card Kit. This is for sale for a limited time – while supplies last. Find it HERE. And other new products HERE. Check out all the different products included…
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