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2/07/2018

Technique Valentine

Hi. Another valentine...as that's what I've been working on. This one was fun - used some Lindy's Magicals mica powder, spray and Pink Himalayan salt (thanks to Bonnie's generosity). Created the background on a play day, and then wondered how to use it.

 
 
- wet heavy weight c/s and sprayed a mixture of Pink Dylusions which had been mixed with white & water. While it was very wet, sprinkled a pinky shade of Lindy's Magical mica powder over it. Used the spritzer tool to move it around the paper. Then sprinkled a coarse grind of Pink Himalayan salt over the surface and left it alone. The salt wicks up the liquid & creates some interesting texture on the surface of the c/s. Not sure it's visible in the photo, but it's there.
 
Sponged some Pearl Cosmic Shimmer over the surface (this is a new product to me, and wanted to see what it does.) The jar has a sponge in the top of it...and I learned you need to do this very lightly. Didn't mean to get as heavy a result as I did, but since the background was rather dark, this looked ok...just sayin' use a lighter hand than I did.
 
S/B heart die cut out the shape & emboss the design. Stitched heart is from a Gina Marie heart die set, and Fiskars punched silver heart  heat embossed with Altenew Antique Silver EP.  Lace doily from VOS. Heart EF embossed textured gray c/stock, sponged lightly with Memento inks in the purple family, added some Cosmic Shimmer around the surface too.  MBox die sentiment heat embossed with Altenew Silver EP. Added the pearls and called this one done.
 
Take care, thanks for visiting, and hugs. 

26 comments:

  1. Wow, this is very artsy Valentine card Momma Mary! I love how "distressed" this card looks-it has a vintage look to it. The layered hearts are fabulous and I love the "metal" wash look. Lots of texture of this one too which is so fun! Love it!! Hugs, Brenda

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  2. This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the heart and the heart embossing!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Wow Mary, such a fab mixed media for Valentine!!! A lot of different effects and textures here! Great work with sprays and Himalayan salt on the heart!! I enlarged the pic and seen the effect very well! And just love the design with that doily and the embossing! The Cosmic Shimmers look great! A true work of art!

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  4. Beautiful card Mary love all the hearts and techniques
    Carol x

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  5. A fabulous card Mary, gorgeous hearts and lovely embossed background.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Hi Mary what a beautiful valentine's day card,well done my friend xx

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  7. Beautiful! I LOVE that background. So pretty. The hearts are sensational. Love it.
    Lynn

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  8. Love the mix of the mixed media products, they look fabulous. Love reading how you did it and the texture looks great. Unique and artsy card which is so special x

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  9. THis is fantastic with that gorgeous pair of red hearts! I love the doily beneath and those embossed hearts in the background with added color! Very pretty and creative and I love that rich ruby red color too!

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  10. Love the effect the sprays and mica give. Gorgeous card x

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  11. Yo use some of the most wonderful products and have introduced me to so many! I'd love to see your craft room, Mary. Who would have even thought to do this technique and what spectacular results you achieved. How fun is this! Gorgeous card!

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  12. Lots of inking and pretty shine here Mary, and love the deep red of the heart with that washy pearl sheen over it, and a great embossed heart background. I love the extra little hearts you have put on top with the super little pearls too. x

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  13. What an amazing mix of techniques you used to create this awesome card, Mary. The background has a nice shine, and I love the layers. The doily is pretty. The heart is amazing with its dual colored surface. Amazing!

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  14. Mary, I love all your mixed media elements and the grung look. Super artsy card :)

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  15. What a great, bold card this is Mary -I love it!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Hi Mary, Another fab Valentine card.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue, Polly & Honey

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  17. You've certainly covered a few fun techniques here Mary - looks like your fingers may have been colored after this one? Great effects - lovely way to use all these different products. Fun project for sure!

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  18. It amazes me how you find things in your UFO box and make such lovely cards with them. This has a pretty shine to it and I love the embossing folder you used. The hearts are so shiny and look great over the doily.

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  19. Awesome mixed media design. So lovely in every way.

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  20. I'm glad you've enjoyed the pink salt, Mary! Love the patterns it made in your hearts! Love how the shimmer makes this card look metallic!

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  21. Great card design Mary and what a clever technique.

    Hugs Diane

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  22. What a mix of different products and techniques, your stash must be huge! Great card!

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  23. Hi Mary what a beautiful valentine's day card and what a clever technique.
    Hugs Pam x

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  24. WOW! your playing has resulted in the most Beautiful card, love the texture on the heart, the doily heart, the heart background, the colours, the layers - OK I LOVE everything :)
    Faith
    x

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  25. It's a gorgeous Valentines card Mary. I love your background. Barbxx

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  26. Hi Mary. I love how you combine lots of mixed media products to create beautiful elements. Fantastic texture for you silver background. The heart is so pretty with the layers of gorgeous colour and textures. xx

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