One of my New Year’s resolutions is that I want to turn into Jennifer McGuire this year. Not in her organized way, I’ll never be able to handle that, but in her cards. I think she has a remarkable eye for card making and want to try to be more like her. Of course that doesn’t mean I don’t still love Lindsay, she’s my first crafty love, but she’s doing more painting and worry that might be more than I can aspire to.
With that being said, I watched some videos Jennifer did on Monochromatic Stamping. Here are the two videos that I combined into creating my own technique.
I started with a bunch of sheets of different medium colored card stocks that were each 5 1/4″ tall by 4″ wide. I then laid my Bamboo Rose stamps from Altenew. and put my card stock on the 1″ mark on the Misti. I inked the MISTI with Unicorn White pigment ink from Hero Arts and had to re-stamp my images a couple of times to ensure they were all really white. I found in doing this process with darker colored card stock. I recommend light to medium colors as the darks just did not look as good I thought they should.
After letting my white ink dry overnight, I chose ink colors that were a little darker than the card stock and then moved my card stock to 7/8″ or 15/16″ on my MISTI and put the magnet on the top of the card again. I used Grape Jelly ink on the purple card stock from Color Box by My Favorite Things. If the color doesn’t show up vivid enough, go for a darker or brighter ink. I used a wide variety of inks with my colored cardstocks until I got the colors I liked.
I apologize that I forgot to show stamping the sentiments and heat embossing them. I used Pearl White detail embossing from Hero Arts and White Embossing powder from Hero Arts.
After the inks were dry, I put a piece of fun foam on the back of my card fronts, I used wet glue, but I highly recommend using tear tape instead. Once I changed over to tear tape, my card fronts looked much more flat. The ones I used with wet glue, I had to put a heavy book on the cards to make them flat.
I put matching washi tape on my envelopes and I really think my cards came out close to something Jennifer McGuire would have created. I have to say, for my first attempt, I’m really pleased with the results and hope you are as well. This isn’t a difficult process, but it is time consuming. I could have used my heat gun to speed up the process, but I made so many cards, it would have taken a long time to heat them all.
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