Friday, September 20, 2019

Stamp Off Merry Moose on Mercury Glass

Today is my favorite post day, our Stamp Off Challenge,
hosted by Susan, Buffy and myself.   This is a good one,
as we pull out our Stampin' Blends (page 179) and color.

I used Stampin' Blends in three ways on this project.
I cut a strip of the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate
(Holiday page 33), which can be colored with Blends.  I tried several Stampin' Blends on the back side of the Acetate.
Old Olive and Mossy Meadow turned sort of yellowish.
Dark Shaded Spruce worked perfectly, because it held it's
green hue and looks shimmery behind the Acetate. 
You could also place a piece of colored Cardstock behind 
the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, but it yields sort
of a dull look.  The Stampin' Blends coloring creates
a much more vibrant appearance, that goes well
with the brilliance of the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

Just a note:  Directions on the Mercury Glass Designer
Acetate say that you should peel the plastic off the Acetate.
I could not see/feel the plastic, 
so mine is straight out of the package.

For the images, I used (SURPRISE!!) Merry Moose 
(on Holiday page 27),
colored with Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Blends.
I also used the Color Lifter, to create some
lighter spots on the moose.

I colored some linen thread with my Shaded Spruce
Stampin' Blend and tied it in a bow, around
the moose's neck.

Now that you've checked out my card, 
please stop off at Buffy and Susan's blogs to
see their Stampin' Blends projects.


Susan said...

I never thought to color the Mercury Acetate. What a great idea. Your moose is colored perfectly. I love the simplicity of this card. said...

Jackie, this is awesome! I love how you colored the acetate, and that moose is adorable. Great idea to color the linen thread as well. I really love this card!

Deborah Smart said...

Wow - your colouring of the moose is spectacular, Jackie! The shading & blending is perfect. I've never seen that acetate - it creates a very interesting look!