Monday, February 1, 2016

Bold Besties

This card was inspired by one of my best friends who enjoys vivid color and bold images.  She's has had a rough go of it lately, so I thought she could use something to make her smile.  This card is quite easy to make and it comes together quickly.  Let's see how it's done.

Ranger Glossy Cardstock
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Doodlebug Velvet cardstock in black
DCWV Foiled Vellum cardstock
DCWV Foiled cardstock in Gold
Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Ranger Archival Black ink
Tim Holtz Sizzix Scribbles and Splat Heart die
CAS-ual Fridays friend die
WOW Gold embossing powder
Small heart die
Altenew Lace Up stamp set
Viva Decor Ferro Metal Effect in Blackberry
Tim Holtz Speckled Stencil
Stick-It Adhesive Sheets
Scor-Tape 1/4" and 1/2"

Step 1.  Let's make our background.  These alcohol ink backgrounds are so easy and dry almost instantly.  Here's the tutorial from Tims blog.  I tend to make several of these at a time.

Step 2.  I wanted to add some texture to the background.  I laid down my stencil so that the texture would go from the top right corner toward the middle.  The Ferro is a thick texture paste and is quite pretty.  I spread an even layer over the stencil using a palette knife.  Wash your stencil and knife right away as this paste will ruin them if it dries on.

Step 3.  Add Stick-It adhesive sheets to each cardstock and trim excess.  Die cut friend from the foiled vellum.  My vellum has a tiny gold heart pattern on it.  Die cut the heart from the black velvet cardstock and punch out all the tiny negative pieces.  Die cut hearts from gold foil cardstock.

Step 4.  Once the paste is dry, stamp the hearts from the set in gold ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.  Stamp the sentiment in black.

Step 5.  Add 1/2" Scor-tape to the back of the inked panel.  Remove one strip of backing and lining up properly, attach to the cardbase.  Remove the rest of the backing strips.  Add black heart, friend and gold hearts where desired, removing the backing paper and pressing down.  Our card is complete!

How easy was that!?! Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me for a bit.  I hope you had fun and learned something new!

Much love,

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