Hope you're having a wonderful week? We certainly are - temperatures are soaring - maybe even to 80 degrees today! I've been out in the yard starting some Spring clean-up. Feels good out there! Today I'd like to share a card I made for a dear friend using one of our three new SNS sets this month - Donna's Stylish Sayings Set. This friend is an avid dancer, and so this little set along with the dancing couple die worked out perfectly.
I had been playing around with some Yupo paper and some old Adirondack Alcohol Inks. It is cool to watch the drops of colors collide in to one another and create other colors. I chose some yellows and red hues and put in a little Pearl Mixative at the end for my background.
I kept on adding drops of the inks until the white was gone!
As they are alcohol inks they dry fairly quickly, but I made quite a few that day, waiting on this one to dry!! When it was dry, I ran my anti-static bag over the surface, then inked up the line stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Detail. "Celebrate" was then stamped in black StazOn several times and then I went back over each print with Versamark and heat embossed again in the Gold Detail. With the black behind it gave the illusion of a shadow giving the words a little more dimension.
I die cut the dancers (Die-Versions Sweet Petites - Dancers DVP-102) out of a piece of chipboard. This was then applied with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Detail. Another coating of Versamark and then Fleur de Lis was heat embossed on top. I find that if you cover the die cuts, or chipboard first with a base coat of embossing powder, there is no need to heat from the bottom, the new covering of embossing powder melts nicely in to the base layer.
Look at the lovely swirly effect from the Fleur de Lis embossing powder!
To finish off the card, I made a bow from sheer black ribbon, using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and wrapped it to the back of the card base. This was then layered to a black, then red, before the final black card base. The dancers were then attached with dimensionals. To me, it looks like they are dancing on a roof top in the city!
I'd like to play along in the following Challenges:
Our Crafty Corner Challenge 7: Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Challenge: March - Anything Goes
Chocolate Baroque Challenge 20: Color Challenge
Hope you've enjoyed my share today?
Till next time,