Hello again, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of THIS Blog Hop. My card features products from THIS release…
I also have a video on how I created this card along with tips for conquering creative block!
You can watch the video on how I created this card HERE or click on the video below…
To create this card, I started by die-cutting the Folklore Cover Panel from white cardstock. I love the detailed pattern it creates. I noticed that there were six columns in the pattern of the cover plate and I thought that would be perfect for rainbow stripes. So, I masked off each section with post-it tape and ink blended each section with Distress Oxide Ink. I like using Distress Oxide inks because they are so easy to blend.
I started with Candied Apple and applied a heavy amount of ink to the first column that was masked off. I moved on to Spiced Marmalade and repeated the process. Next, I used Fossilized Amber. I like to tap off the ink on to scratch paper first to avoid any harsh lines. The next color I used was Lucky Clover, then on to Blueprint Sketch, and wrapped up the rainbow with Wilted Violet. Next, I flicked water on top of the ink using the nozzle of my distress sprayer. and since Distress Oxide Inks reacts with water, it added more interest and texture.
Next, I stamped all the images from the Love Wins stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I like to die-cut the images before coloring them because sometimes I will not have the die lined up correctly when die-cutting the image out. I would rather have that happen after stamping instead of stamping and coloring. I also like to die-cut extra pieces without stamping the image to layer behind the images to add dimension.
To finish up the card, I stamped the sub sentiment from the Love Wins Stamp set along the bottom with black pigment ink and heat set it off camera since pigment ink stays wet longer. Once it was dry, I started adhering all the colored pieces on top. I added those additional die-cut shapes to the back of the stamped pieces for dimension. I decided to stack the critter images and finish off the design with a die-cut heart. I added glossy accents to both heart images and the cat’s glasses for some shine. I also used a black glaze pen on the critter’s eyes to make them stand out more.
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