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Jenine’s Mindful Art Guest Project: Birthday Cards

Hi everyone, today I would like to share this set of birthday cards with you all. I have a set of Petites Gel Press plates sitting here since Christmas and haven’t come around to using them, so now it was finally time!

Step 1:

I die cut some rectangle panels one size smaller than my card bases from watercolour paper. I placed one panel in the bottom corner of my MISTI Stamping Tool and added the small circle shaped gel press (7,62 cm diameter) on top and picked it up with the lid of my stamping tool. Now I can add multiple layers of ink!

I picked a nice combination of JMA Light Markers and applied the inks from the markers to the mini gel press, misted the gel press with water and than stamped the gel press on the paper, do mind that when your gel press is too wet or if you act too slow the liquid will run of the gel press. I used the following JMA marker colours: for one panel I used Baby Blue and Peacock Blue and for the other panel I used Verona Blue and Turquoise Green Light. Both panels received two layers, drying in between layers using my heat tool (taking the panel out of the stamping tool, heating it and than placing it back in the corner).

Step 2:

Next I stamped my sentiments onto the panels using a juicy black ink: for one panel I used one of the sentiments from the Clearly Besotted “Simply Said” stamp set and for the other one, one of the stamps from the Kaisercraft “Background Birthday Sentiments” stamp set.

I also used the JMA-ES-STAMP140 background stamp to stamp over the design I already had using VersaMark ink (which is sticky) and heat embossing directly afterwards using a white embossing powder. Now my background is ready!

Step 3:

I stamped the flower image from the JMA-WYS-STAMP209 and the rose and some leaves from the STAMPJMA21 stamp set onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using a juicy black ink and heat embossing afterwards using clear embossing powder. Now I can fussy cut the images leaving a small border.

Time for some colouring fun: for colouring the images I also used my water brush in combination with my JMA Light Markers and those are the following colours: Pineapple, Macchiato, Terra Cotta, Old Red, Brown Grey, Green Grey 9, Sap Green and Pine Forest.

After the colouring is done and dry I will add back in some highlights using a white gel pen.

Step 4:

Finishing the cards is easy: I adhered the rectangle panels to creme coloured linen textured card bases using one millimetre thick foam tape and than adhered the coloured and fussy cut images on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape!

I totally love how these cards turned out! Until the next time I wish you some creative time!

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