You are Loved!

Hi everyone! I’m off to Creativation for the weekend but I wanted to share this fun card with you today. I actually starting making this card with an idea in mind, however, that didn’t work out and I ended up with this instead. Sometimes (a lot of times) this happens and I figured it out regardless.

I was inspired by Simon Says Stamp’s instagram challenge of “something new” and I went with new techniques along with new items in my crafty stash.

I’ve play with alcohol markers before but I never really got the foiling to work for me. I wanted to try it again after seeing a few photos on instagram, I was inspired.

I used a piece of yupo paper along with a few alcohol inks. I wanted to go with monotone colors around pink and red since I had stamp images that were Valentine-esque. I used the following colors: Pink Sherbet, Purple Twilight, and the Pearl alcohol ink, Intrique, along with the Ink Blending Solution.

Let me say this outright: I am never happy with how the alcohol inks turn out. NEVER. I will keep playing with it again and again until I’m semi-satisfied. Even with this piece, I was not particularly stunned by it at all and I only stopped playing with it because I didn’t want to overwork it.

After a little bit of time, I added some Minc rose gold foil to the yupo paper. The foil stuck with the wet areas of the alcohol inks and this is where the magical happens. My panel that I was not so happy with, was gorgeous! Of course, there are some pieces that I wish stuck with foil but I was pretty happy with it. The only problem with this was that the original images that I planned to use with it, would not work with it because the background was too bold and busy.

I dug further into my recent purchases and remembered I had the Simon Says Stamp You are Loved die and this was perfect for it. I die cut the image out three times and stacked them. Additionally, I die cut the border image out of vellum so the sentiment would be the focal point. This worked out perfectly so I placed it on the bottom left hand corner and finished it off with some embellishments.

I hope you get inspired to create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon! 

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. 

DIES: Simon Says Stamp – You are Loved: http://bit.ly/384gIpf
INK: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Pink Sherbet, Purple Twilight; Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks: Intrigue
MISCELLANEOUS: Heidi Swapp – Minc Rose Gold Foil: http://shrsl.com/228oq

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