I got my hands on the Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit from the 2015 Occasions catalogue that starts on January 6. This is a technique card kit that makes 20 cards with different spritzing effects . I haven’t used this technique much, so I thought I would share the process here.
The kit comes with:
-20 envelopes (5 each Blue, yellow, red, green)
-20 cards (5 each of 4 styles)
-2 empty spritzers
-2 masks (stencils)
-wood embellishments, twine, clips, washi tape, card layers, glimmer paper pieces
You also need:
-water or rubbing alcohol for the spritzers (alcohol dries faster)
-2 ink refills for the spritzers (Daffodil Delight & Pistachio Pudding)
-Bermuda Bay ink pad
-Strawberry Slush ink pad
-scrap paper to capture the spray as you work
-paper towel or wet wipes to clean the masks off
I started by folding each card base and taping them all down to the scrap paper so I could spritz them all at once.
I used 3 big pieces of scrap paper, and folded 2 of them at about 4″ from the end. I put the side of each card that I don’t want inked under the edge of the paper to keep tidy. So from left to right: 1) ‘Hello’ card base folded over left edge of paper with scallop mask taped on 2 edges to secure 2) ‘Tag’ card with embossed/patterned paper is tucked into scrap paper fold and the scrap edge is taped down, also a little piece of tape on the very right edge of the card 3) ‘File folder’ style card tucked into another folded piece of scrap paper, and the left edge (actually top edge of card since it is turned) is taped down. The edge of the scrap paper is also secured with tap 4) ‘Balloon’ card has starburst mask taped around it
I also put the 3 little flower punch outs above the starburst card, though you can’t really see them.
With this layout, only the sides that are going to be inked are showing and the yellow pieces are together and the green pieces are together.
I dropped 20 drops of Daffodil Delight (yellow) ink into one spritzer, then filled almost to the top with rubbing alcohol and did the same with the other spritzer with Pistachio Pudding (green) ink.
The scallop piece and the left side of the embossed card get green ink. Then the right side of the embossed card is covered with yellow. Spray lightly, ideally you don’t want drops like shown above (although it will still turn out ok).
The sunburst card and the 3 little flowers get spritzed yellow, and so does the right hand side of the file folder card, so it will have an ombre look.
Now use the wet wipe and clean off the masks, the embossed card front, and any little puddled spots. It will dry within about a minute and the masking tape can all be removed then.
Now that it’s dry it doesn’t seem too messy, right? Now you’re ready to put it all together!
The suggested stamp set in the catalogue had too many birthday messages for my taste, so instead I am using the free Sale-A-Bration set called “Simply Wonderful”
Sorry, this photo doesn’t show the green ink background very well
Here I used an old alphabet set I have to add the word baby.
This greeting is from the SAB set, or the stamp “You’re the best!” would also fit. Aren’t those wooden stars so cute?
Ok, that’s it for now. I will post the other 2 cards soon. This is the set I hope to make at the card class at my place this weekend – will you join us there?