If you haven't worked with mica before then give it a try, this is Mica Magic, it comes in cake form rather than powder but can be used in the same way. This mica has a binding agent in it already which makes it a little creamy in texture, but it will still dust onto a project just like a powder.
This pallet is the new Spring set from John Next Door, a selection of gorgeous Spring colours.
To begin this card I coloured an A6 piece of white card with the mica, just using my finger to paint it on in stripes. Once I'd covered the card I left it for a few minutes, then buffed it wish a soft cloth, this brings up the shine of the mica and because of the binding agent it doesn't rub off the card.
With some of the rectangle dies I cut two frames and a panel from the rainbow card. For this card I only wanted the panel and the outer frame, I have used the inner frame for another project so nothing was wasted.
To make the background I used a stencil on white card and the white pearl mica from the set, this gives some pattern but doesn't complicate the colours.
The amazing thing about Mica Magic is you can stamp and emboss over it without having to use specialised ink, I used a Versamark ink pad and detail embossing powder.
The card blank has been coloured blue around the edge, then the white patterned background was mounted on 1mm foam. The frame was mounted flush to the white background with the sentiment panel went on 2mm foam in the centre.
I always loved working with mica powders but Mica Magic is so much easier to use as it's less messy, there is no dust floating around when you use it and you still get that great shine.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley - #261 Anything New
Allsorts - #658 Anything Goes / option~New Top 5
Sweet Stampin' - New
Stamping Sensations - Anything Stamped Goes / option~add a die
Let's Craft and Create - # 179 Anything Goes / option~New
A pretty rainbow inspired creation, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our January theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.ReplyDelete
Wow Rocky this is stunning .. absolutely shines .. fabulous!! I’ve not seen this product before but I’m very tempted😍 Thanks so much for joining in this week with my theme at Allsorts ChallengeReplyDelete
Hi Rocky this is a gorgeous card. I just love it. Take care. Hugs JackieReplyDelete
Love this sparkly, shimmery creation! So cool!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good improvement on the powdersReplyDelete
So beautiful, love the wonderful sheen on this fab design. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Sweet Stampin'ReplyDelete
It looks absolutely beautiful! I have some of these mica paints too as well as mica powders but sadly never seem to be reaching for them. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations!ReplyDelete
I love everything about this card. The soft colours, the design, just EVERYTHING. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating with us over at Dream Valley!ReplyDelete
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Very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing at Let’s Craft & Create.ReplyDelete
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