Hello readers and happy Friday! I'm not sure if you have noticed or not yet, but with the start of this new year, I have decided to only blog three days per week (most likely it will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday). For the past few years I have typically blogged five days per week, but in all honesty, the burnout was real and I was feeling exhausted near the end of last year. My creativity had suffered and I have been determined to bring back the joy in cardmaking again. So, my New Year's resolution was to spend less time on the computer and more time in my craft room!
Both of these A2 sized cards have a black cardstock base. I matted the first layer with a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I created two different alcohol ink backgrounds using alcohol inks in browns and golds on Yupo paper. I die cut the bottom of each alcohol ink piece with a border die and adhered the alcohol ink background directly to the white cardstock. I die cut the word "hello" or "thanks" from black cardstock and gold cardstock. I layered the two pieces together and adhered the sentiment to the left side of the card using 3M foam adhesive. Underneath each layered word sentiment I stamped an additional sentiment in Memento Tuxedo ink on white cardstock. I adhered this second sentiment directly below the first.
*For more information on how to create beautiful designs with alcohol inks to use with your cards, please refer to this basic video by the amazing Jennifer McGuire.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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