Valentines Mini Seriese # 2 Wild for you


These cards were a lot of fun to create as I used a whole slue of different mediums for these cards.

I am a bit late to the game when it comes to the alcohol inks but once I seen a couple of  Jennifer McGuire video’s showing different techniques using Alcohol inks,  I knew I had to give it a try for myself. So I went to my local “Happy place” aka craft store ClipperStreet scrapbooking company and purchased a few colors to start. 

 The idea for these cards were running around in my head for quiet sometime and actually had started them a month back but as it happens sometime I got t totally off course,  it was only after I created the background with the Alcohol ink marbling technique  that I got inspired to finish off the cards

Here you can see that I went a little background happy with the marbling technique, all the colors I used for these backgrounds are in the picture. 

  At this point I had not discovered the blending solution or rubbing alcohol, I figured I would start slow and see if I really liked the  process.   Well I did in fact get hooked and had to go out and add some more colors and blending solution to my stash, though it was hard to find locally as it was sold out every where.

For the backgrounds below I only used the flamingo ink, purple twilight and raspberry ink, a dish of water and neehna cardstock. 

I filled a rectangle glass dish and filled it with water, added the three different colors to the water and proceeded to dip the paper into the water, I love how no two backgrounds were the same

I initially started with the the Cute little animals from the Jungle Gym stamp set from My favorite things, I stamped them out onto o Canson water color paper with versa fine black onyx ink and then went over it with clear embossing powder as I wanted to water color the images and this would help me keep it all inside the lines lol  I water colored the little images using my Koi water colors, mixing and playing around with different shades till I was happy with how they turned out.

  I then die cut the images out with the coordinating dies, which I am so glad I got because there is no way I would want to fussy cut these images.

I should have mentioned before that the  cards are a standard A2 5½ x 4¼  side folding and top folding card; but like this blog post these cards didn't come together in the most typical manner so I apologize if I am all over the place. I  created the bases from black heavy weight card stock.  

Once the marbled paper was dry I cut the panels down to   5¼ x 4, from there  I stamped the hero arts Tropical foliage image on the panel with versa mark and heat embossed using silver pearl embossing powder and white embossing powder.

Once that was cool I took my black soot distress ink and just went over each of the panels as I didn't find the images to stand out as much as I would have liked. 

I die cut  6 sets of frames from green glitter cardstock and lime green cardstock  using the  My Favorite things Rounded frames dienamic, I layered the glitter frames onto to the lime frames to give it extra height and strength.I use the to  anchor the cute little animals on the branches.  I adhered the embossed panel on to the card base using foam tape.

I added the main image under the frame so it has a clean and complet look, from there I added foam tape all around the frame and on to the back of the branch and animals. Before I adhered it all down I had to create my background hearts and frames. 

 I used the double stitch hearts from Memory box and ran that through my big shot using both the marbled paper and black cardstock.  I mixed and match the black and marble hearts together for extra intreste.Once they were in place I added the frame with the main image.

To finish it all off I stamped the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn stamp set “Wild for you”  onto black cardstock with versa mark and heat embossed it using white embossing powder and die cut it using a heart die from my stash.  Because it wasn't sparkly enough (lol) I decided to add some Nuvo shimmer pen to the hearts in the background.

I haven't shown on here but I did finish the insides of the card off with the same foliage stamp, glitter frame  and die cut hearts.



I really really love how these cards turned out and so happy that the vision of what I had in my head actually worked lol 

I do hope you enjoy and got inspired. 

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