Good morning! It's Lisa again, and I've got three cards to show you today. These cards are gorgeous, and so very simple to make. So I hope you'll be inspired to make your own.
Let's start with supplies needed...
The Right at Home Peace Love Joy stamp set is the star of this card trio. The sentiments are so exquisite I knew that I wanted to make cards that featured them, yet did not detract from their beauty. Which lead me to try some alcohol ink backgrounds! They are so easy to make, and absolute fun because you can't control them. That means if they turn into garbage, it is not your fault. Yay!
So that's it, really. Stamp set, alcohol inks, yupo paper, versmark and embossing powder. I bet you have all of the ingredients you need right there in your craft space.
Let's get started!
For this first card I embossed this Christmas image onto some vellum cardstock using silver embossing powder. I also cut a frame from some silver glitter paper. I placed the frame onto the embossed vellum, then trimmed around the frame to get a perfect fit. That's much easier for me then cutting them in advance to the proper size. Then I put some thin strips of foam tape on the back of the framed piece, along the frame, to pop it up onto the card front. The frame helps me to hide the adhesive, which is the toughest part of using vellum. I had already adhered these alcohol ink backgrounds onto card bases.
Look at those swirls and shimmer bits. Those come from using the silver mixative alcohol ink. I highly recommend getting the metallic mixatives for your alcohol ink experiments.
This next card adds some green alcohol inks onto the background. I am a lover of all things green, so it's hard for me to not use it on every single thing I made. For the sentiment I used Distress Oxide ink in Peeled Paint, embossed with clear embossing powder. The oxide inks emboss beautifully. So it's like having more colors of embossing powder.
Look at the swirls on this close up. And there are even white spaces, that somehow come through in some areas. I think they look wonderful, and add to the overall feel of the background.
The last card uses the gold mixative, and also gold glitter paper to frame the sentiment. If only I could recreate this background in other colors, I think it would be a phenomenal galaxy card. Those gold drops look like nebulas to me.
Look at this sentiment. Is it not just the perfect holiday greeting? I love it, and respectfully request that Nicole make more of this stamp set for all holidays, events, and celebrations. I would buy every single one of them
I hope you liked these cards and are inspired to make your own. If you do, please tag me on instagram, I'd love to see what you make. I'm @LStein0 over there.
Thank you so much Nicole for asking me to guest design for you. I've had so much fun. And while I won't have another blog post up here at the blog, I will be joining Right at Home for Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.
See you then!