Hello, today I am on the Joy Clair Designs blog sharing a monochromatic peach card featuring the beautiful Spring Rose digital stamp set and an alcohol ink background. I LOVE working with alcohol inks because they offer such depth and texture to the backgrounds, despite the occasional mess and unpredictable end result you get each time!
For the base of this A2 sized card I use 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. On a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Yupo paper, I created the alcohol ink background by "ink blowing" Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks in Peach Bellini and Gold Mixative. When I say "ink blowing," I essentially dropped small amounts of the ink onto Yupo paper, added a bit of 80% isopropyl rubbing alcohol and used the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower to move the ink around. Once the ink dried, I splattered the background with white acrylic paint. Once the acrylic paint dried I then adhered the background to the card.
I printed the Spring Rose digital stamp set onto 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. This is my go-to white cardstock for everything from die cutting and card bases to Copic coloring and distress oxides. I printed one of the roses at 60% and the other at 80%. I colored each rose with Copic markers and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I printed the sentiment on the same white cardstock and used an oval die to die cut the sentiment out. I adhered the sentiment to the left of the card also using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, using a Uniball white gel pen, I made small white dots, in groups of threes, on the flowers to add a little more texture.
I hope you have enjoyed this card. Thank you for visiting and happy creating!
Waffle Flower "Konnichiwa"
There are still a few days left to join the Waffle Flower "Travel Around the World" card challenge this week on the Waffle Flower challenge blog. You have until Thursday, May 27th at midnight, to create a travel themed card, using at least one Waffle Flower product and enter it to win a Waffle Flower gift certificate! Last week I shared this slimline mariachi card and today I have used the Konnichiwa stamp set to create another travel card. My brother and his family currently live on Okinawa and this stamp set has been one of their favorites when I send them cards.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Waffle Flower Hearts Panel die, I die cut the frame from white cardstock. I lined the back of the hearts frame with a pre-made alcohol ink background in a variety of pink inks. I lined the bottom of the hearts panel die with black cardstock, just to add some contrast. I stamped the images from the Konnichiwa stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah white cardstock and I die cut the images using the coordinating Konnichiwa dies. I colored the images with Copic markers and adhered the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of white cardstock, notched the left edge and adhered the sentiment to the lower right side of the card. Lastly, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
Now It's Your Turn!
The Only Rule
Create a new project using at least one product from Waffle Flower for the challenge.
by11:59pm Arizona time on May 27th.
You can enter the same project in one or all three places. You can enter multiple projects but please only enter a project once in each place.
Our challenge team will vote for 1 winner from all entries to receive a $25 gift certificate to our store.
They will consider the following factors:
Your interpretation of the challenge.
Your execution of the project.
Your use of Waffle Flower products
Be creative and have fun!
We will draw 1 lucky winner from all entries on EACH platform to receive a $15 gift certificate to our store! You can submit multiple projects or enter the same project at all 3 platforms:
Link Party HERE!
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The Bold & The Beautiful
Hello! Today I am returning to one of my favorite digital stamps from Graciellie Designs called "Change is Coming." This beautiful stamp set features these bold and beautiful large butterflies that pop even more when combined with vivid alcohol ink backgrounds.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. On a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Yupo paper, I created a background using Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks in Denim and Cloudy Blue. I printed the large butterfly onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I fussy cut the butterfly and adhered it to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of white cardstock in Blue Violet ink and adhered the sentiment to the card with 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly for added sparkle.
Here is the "Change is Coming" digital stamp set from Graciellie Designs that I used to create these two cards:
Here is the second card I created using the "Change is Coming" digital stamp set and another alcohol ink background featuring a different color combination:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. On a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Yupo paper, I created a background using Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks in Lemonade, Watermelon and Orange Sunset. I die cut a large diamond from white cardstock using the Hero Arts Diamond Infinity dies. I printed the large butterfly onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I fussy cut the butterfly and adhered it to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I die cut the word "beautiful" from Calypso Coral and white cardstock. I adhered the two layers of the sentiment together and then adhered both layers to the card with 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed these two cards. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hi, I'm Crystal!
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