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Symmetrical Perspective

Hi! It's me, Cha. In this post, I'm going to show you several cards that I created with a Symmetrical Perspective with inks and embossing powders. Actually, I really love the result... judge yourself!

Symmetrical Cards with Inks

For creating this card, I put my piece of white paper on my stamping tool and adhered it to the stamping tool base with some carpenter's tape. I also added some of this tape in the middle in which I was going to add my sentiment. At this moment, I had my card split in two so, I could start stamping my images in a symmetrical way. 

I decided to bring to life this layering lion stamps set. I started with the first solid Lion layer with some Distress Oxide Inks. As you can see in the previous image, the Lions are different in colors. At the top, my lion was first colored with Distress Oxide Ink Spiced Marmalade and at the bottom, with Distress Oxide Ink Fossilized Amber. The second and third layer were colored with the same inks in both cases. So, I colored the second layer with Potting Soil and the third one with Onyx Black

Using my Lion frame cuts, I decided to do some masking with post-it notes in order to create my background. I put the post-it notes (previously cut with the Sizzix machine) on the Lions and started to add the smaller stamps from the same set and inked with the ink pads from the Ombré Serengeti Sunset ink. I colored the crown with the yellow and the bow with the red from the Ombré Ink. Later, I added the second layers on the stamps with Onyx Black.

I have to say that I was to leave the background like this but I didn't like at all. That's why I also made some masking with the post-it notes again on the small stamps so that I could do something else in the background. I remembered that I had created some DIY stamps with some foam and some craft scissors and I added to my project with Onyx Black. 

Finally, I removed the carpenter's tape from my card and added the sentiment in the center of my card between the two lions (the sentiment is also from the same stamp set). For some details, I added some dots on the lions' eyes with a white gel pen. I attached my panel to a piece of black cardstock and then I adhered it to the white card base. 

Symmetrical Cards with Embossing Powders 

For the last card, I used the Portuguese eco-friendly cork sheet that came with My Monthly Hero June 2017 kit but you can find something similar here because these kits are sold out quickly. 

I followed more or less the previous process but just I changed the supplies. So, I took my cork sheet and placed on the stamping tool base adhered with carpenter's tape and also that part in which I was going to add my sentiment. I used the same stamp set from Hero Arts but this time, instead of inking, I used embossing powders. 

I stamped the first solid Lion layer with Versamark watermark ink so that I could add some embossing powders later. I stamped my images many times to get better results on the cork sheet. I stamped both images, one at the top and another at the bottom. When I saw that my piece of cork was completely wet on the surface where I stamped the images, I continued adding the embossing powders. The first embossing powders that I used were Hero Art Brass. Once I added them, I heated up my panel with my heat gun tool. I continued the same process with the other two layer stamps. For the second stamp, I added Hero Art black embossing powders and once I heated them up, I moved on to the last stamp with some Hero Art white embossing powders.

For the background, I used the Hero Arts rubber stamps called Mud Cloth Bold Prints. I stamped this rubber stamp onto my piece of cork with Versamark watermark ink again and added red geranium embossing powders little by little and removed the excess with my Perfect Pearl brush, especially in those areas that I had embossed before.

In the center of my card, I added my sentiment stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Hero Art black. When I finished heating, I stamped again my sentiment on the previous one, but this time I added Hero Art brass embossing powders to create a highlighted effect.

Finally, I mounted my panel in a very simple way, just adding my piece of cork which is the central panel onto a metallic piece of paper and then, I attached to a basic white card base. For details, I added to the lions' eyes some black enamel accents and highlighted the sentiment with a Sakura Micron 0.4 black pen. 

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And that's all!
I hope you like the result!