Happy Monday friends! Today, I’m sharing this card that is part of the Honey Bee Stamps Modern Spring Release and YouTube Video Hop. All you need to do is leave a comment on the video for a chance to win. Stop by each hop on the hop, and it will increase your chances as they are giving away TWO $25 gcards.
P.S. I know I haven’t been making very many videos that aren’t shorts BUT I forgot how much I miss it so get ready, there’s going to be more!
Happy Friday-eve! Today, I’m sharing a card featuring a bunch of Erin Lee Creative products, which ended up with an unintentional tropical card.
I went into this card because I had just learned that you could use alcohol inks on Erin Lee Creative’s Glossy White cardstock so I just wanted to play around to see how it would turn out. I wanted to keep it pretty simple so I just used Pool alcohol ink with some Gold Mixative along with the Blender for a very simple alcohol mix. It does move a little differently compared to Yupo paper but it works really well. I used that panel to cut out the main sentiment using the Jumbo Hi die. It’s generally pretty subtle but I thought it was really pretty, adding something special to the sentiment since there’s a good amount of space for the texture on this sentiment.
For the rest of the card, I used three of the dies from the Birdhouse Builder die set. Using copic markers, I added color onto it because I wanted the texture on them. Of course, you could just easily cut them out using different colored cardstock but I had my markers out so I figured why not. I placed the sentiments and the die cuts on a piece of A2 Glossy Black cardstock. Oh my! This is so fun to play with because it’s so dark and made my sentiment and florals REALLY pop.
To finish off this card, I used a few embellishments from Trinity Stamps (which are no longer in the shop, but you can use any ones you have in your stash) to fill up the empty space and I love the final product.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
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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!
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