Hey everyone! Crazy to believe that it's the end of April already!! I'm still making Mother's Day cards - so many ideas and so little time as usual. I've been having technical difficulties the last few days between my blog provider and my old computer (laptop update for those aware of my laptop crashing a couple months ago - it's bricked. Even after a new hard drive was installed EVERYTHING was done and it's never going to work again. We can re-purpose that new hard drive elsewhere but I'm now trying to figure out what I will do as a new MacBook isn't something I was planning on having to purchase!) I'm behind on things as usual.
Last week's Color Throwdown Challenge was this:
You can check out what the rest of the Design Team created with these colors HERE <-----click! There's a little bit of time left to play along with this challenge before the new one on Wednesday!
Here's what I created:
I decided to experiment for today's card and so I pulled out some alcohol inks in colors that went with the Color Throwdown Challenge, and also added a bit of foil accents to my background. It's definitely something you need to experiment with to find the timing and whatnot that will work - you want the build-up of alcohol ink to be sticky still but not "runny" if that makes sense. Then the foil will stick to that and you get this really neat effect that is much more obvious than just adding any of the metallic alcohol mixatives (which I really like those as well it's just a different look).
I used Simon Says Stamp's Cosmo Flower Frame wafer die and white card stock for my card front - it let so much of the ink background and foil show without taking away from it.
The die cut and stamped sentiment are from Simon's All My Love stamp set and coordinating Love wafer die.
To finish off the inside of the card I used the Simon Loving Heart stamp set and stamped one of the sentiments with black ink and stamped some of the hearts from the set with a pink dye ink and that was it!
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <----------click!
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