Sunday, August 19, 2018

Faith Forward Card with Copics, Alcohol Inks and Stenciling

As a Christ follower, I am quite excited about the increasing availability of faith based stamp sets.  These sentiments go with so many other stamp sets in my collection that the hard part is narrowing it down to which one I'm going to use next.  In this card, I started with the sentiment.  I ordered the Janes Doodles Bless Your Heart stamp set around the same time as ordering the Stamping Bella Butterfly Girl Briana and they happened to be sitting together on my studio table, putting together my card for me.  Adding the alcohol ink wings (inspired by Marker Geek) and gold stenciling brought it together perfectly.  While there are several techniques in this card, they are simple to do and add a lot of texture, dimension and interest.  Here is the link to my video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below.

Janes Doodles Bless Your Heart stamp set
Ink on 3 Blackout

Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock
Stamping Bella Butterfly Girl Brianna Bundle
Alexandra Renke Stencil Heart in the Middle
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Gunmetal, Teakwood, Indigo, Aqua, Pebble
Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
Glossy Cardstock
Creative Medium Embossing Paste in Metallic Gold
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
Dress- BG11, 13, 15  Flowers- B28, BG02
Hair- E27, 29  Skin- E11, 13, 21; R20

I know I often say that I love my cards and this one is no exception.  It's so pretty and the sentiment is a foundation for me.  Like most other creatives, I don't share work I'm not happy with, so if you see it on my blog, YouTube or elsewhere, it's something I'm proud of and want to invite others to share my joy.

For Christs glory and much love,

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rose Gold Hello Gorgeous Eclipse Card with Alcohol Inks

This project turned out so beautifully.  When I'm creating, I tend to let my products inspire me.  Sometimes I choose a stamp set to play with, sometimes it's certain colors, sometimes it's a technique.  I find that my creativity flows best when I'm not trying to force it and a clean workspace is also a necessity; when things are cluttered, I can't work.  For this project, it started with the dies.  I had a stack of alcohol ink backgrounds that I'd made and this pinky gold one was a favorite, so I pulled it out.  The dies, as you can see, are a full A2 card size, 4.25" by 5.5" and become the focal point, so this card really designed itself.  I placed the dies on the panel so that they'd fit and die cut them.  I didn't want to do an in-laid die cut technique; I wanted something different and it hit me.  It was perfect for an Eclipse technique.  I've seen several variations of the Eclipse technique and I wanted to keep this fairly low profile, so rather than foam, I used cardstock.  Because the alcohol ink is so pretty, it didn't need much, but did need something, so I added 3 floral images from the coordinating stamp set.  Added a few sequins and it was done.  I love how soft, feminine and pretty this card turned out.  Really easy to mass produce as well and with alcohol inks, the color palette is unlimited.

Here is the link to the video on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed and linked below.

The Ink Road Hello Gorgeous stamp and dies
Translucent Yupo
Alcohol Inks: Shell Pink, Rose Gold Mixative, Flamingo, Pink Sherbet
Alcohol Blending Solution
Delicata Rose Gold
Tombow Mono Multi glue
Neenah Classic Cream cardstock
Be Creative tape
Glad Press and Seal
Little Things Garden Flowers Jasmine and Peony

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