For awhile Stampin' Up! had carried the commercially available pigment ink crystals. Now, with the advent of the new annual catalog, Stampin' Up! has released their own version, called Pigment Sprinkles. These little wonders can be found on page 179 of the new Annual Catalog.
Following is a photo showing the six luscious colors the Pigment Sprinkles come in:
Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape,
Mango Melody and Melon Mambo:
Once I got my Pigment Sprinkles in my hands, I was anxious to give them a try. My first foray with them involved doing the above swatches on strips of identical watercolor paper. I spritzed the paper first, followed by discriminate sprinkling of the Sprinkles.
I wanted to feature the Pigment Sprinkles in a card at my July Stamp-In Workshop.
The card below is the one I came up with for my girls:
A couple of my Stamp-In girls are purple lovers, so I chose the Gorgeous Grape for my sample card. At the workshop, however, I let them choose their own colors for their personal cards by making all six of the colors available. I had purposely designed the remainder of the card in black and white so it wouldn't matter at all which color they chose.
After the workshop, while the supplies were still out, I made a second card,
this time using Bermuda Bay.
The lighting in this photo does not do the beauty of the Bermuda Bay justice,
however. Very frustrating.
Continue reading and I will share with a you a tutorial on how to create a Pigment Sprinkles card of your own. Keep in mind, however, that there are many ways you can work with the Pigment Sprinkles. This is simply one way. It is best to get the Sprinkles for yourself and experiment and have fun.
Whisper White cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Retired sentiment stamps
Pigment Sprinkles (page 179, Annual Catalog)
Stitched Shapes dies (page 196, Annual Catalog)
Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Black and white baker's twine
Black Rhinestones or sequins
Fold a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Add to this card base a piece of black cardstock that measures 4" x 4".
For this next step, you will be using a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of heavy watercolor paper. Using the water spritzer, mist some water over this piece of watercolor paper. Don't saturate the paper, but evenly cover it with droplets of water. Carefully sprinkle the Pigment Sprinkle color of your choice over the wet paper. CAREFULLY! It comes out fast! With a paper towel, sop up where there is too much pigment/water. Use the heat tool to dry it. If desired, add a bit more water and Sprinkles and repeat the process. Continue doing this until you are satisfied with the look of your background.
With the circle die that measures about 1 7/8" across from the Stitched Shapes dies, cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in black onto this circle.
Take a 7" length of 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon, fold it in half, and attach it to the back of the circle. Trim the ends to angles.
Tie a piece of black and white baker's twine around the looped end of the ribbon close to the circle.
Use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the circle/ribbon to the card front, slightly raised from center.
Add an uneven amount of black rhinestones or sequins to the background if desired.