Mica Powder card

Supply List:

Glossy white cardstock or photo paper (4 x 6)

Glaze or Paste (Nuvo Crystal Drops-Ivory Seashell)

Spatula or Scraping Tool (Thermoweb/Deco-Foil Stencil Pal)

Mica Powders (Arteza-Flamingo Pink and Rose Pink)

Stencil (Pink & Main Deco Stencil)

Stencil spray adhesive (Pixie Spray)

Large Brush (Royal &Langnickel-LG. Menta) 

Shadow Brush (cheap dollar store eyeshadow brush)

Embossing powder tray (FSJ)

Small spray bottle of water

Other supplies as needed:

2 White cardstock panels

Stamp set (Pink & Main Fantastic Florals)

Gray Distress Oxide Ink – Hickory Smoke

Mint Green Ink (Simon Hurley-Minty Fresh)

Embossing Ink (Versamark)

Tracing Paper or lightweight vellum

silver embellishments (Pink & Main)

ribbon

Gray cardstock base (4 ¼” x5 ½”)

Card Base (4 ¼:x 11”)

Stamping platform (Misti)

Step 1:

Spray card panel with stencil spray adhesive (this will give mica powder something to stick to later). Place stencil over the panel.

Step 2:

Add glaze or paste medium and scrape off the excess. Allow to dry.

Step 3:

Sprinkle lightest mica powder onto the card panel. Use the large brush to cover the surface and dust excess into an embossing powder tray. Use the brush to burnish the mica in a bit.

Step 4:

Stamp solid floral stamp 2 times with embossing ink on white cardstock. 

Step 5.

Use a shadow brush to apply mica from the tray onto the stamped image.

Step 6.

Dip brush into darker mica and tap in to create darker shading for depth on flowers.

Step 7.

Return excess mica powder to it’s bottle leaving a small amount behind in the tray. Add a little bit of water and mix using a shadow brush.

Step 8.

Use shadow brush and mica mixture to flick onto stenciled card panel as well as across stamped flowers.

Step 9:

Tear along one of the short ends of the stenciled panel. Trim the card panel down to about 3 ¼”x4” and set the cut piece aside.

Curve torn edge over to give it an aged look. Use mica mixture along the top and bottom edges of both panels.

Step 10 

Adhere the smaller card panel to the top of the card base.Leave approximately ¼” of border along the top and sides. Attach the torn panel also leaving about a ¼” border along the bottom and sides. This should slightly overlap the top panel.

Step 11.

Stamp full flower outline image over the mica colored blooms in grey ink lining the stamp up to match up. Use green ink and solid leaf stamps to fill in the leaves. Fussy cut.

Step 12.

Stamp Sentiment on tracing paper using the same grey ink.

Step 13.

Finish assembling the card.