Good Morning crafters, Julie here, I hope I find you well today?
An ideal time to craft at the moment now the weather has turned a little chillier....no point in trying to garden! Well, it's another alcohol inks card today, which I found great fun creating. This medium was new to me but I will definitely be creating more of these in the future. Especially some fairy cards I think......
Right, best get on with the write up....I started with a piece of Yupo paper and applied Honeycomb alcohol ink to the Yupo and spread this over using a lint on my applicator tool to give me a base colour.
The I started to drop alcohol inks on, firstly using Juniper, then Teakwood and then some Limeade, this was a little bright so I added some more Juniper to tone it down.
I then applied Blending Solution to my lint and started dabbing away until I achieved my desired effect. I think this is so satisfying watching what you've created change before you eyes.
I then cut a circle out of some super smooth to make a mask for a moon and put this where I wanted it on my background and used the lint with blending solution on to remove the ink and create my moon in the distance.
I left this to dry and selected my Lavinia stamps, these were Badger, Mini Snail, Mini Flutterby and Ivy border for the base. I stamped these onto my background using Jet Black Archival ink and when dry cut the background down to be square. I found some green card from my stash to mount onto my card blank but decided this looked a little too flat.
I decided to die cut my background using circle dies. Whichever layer I stuck flat the alternate layers were raised on double sided sticky pads. This added a more interesting dimension to my card I think.
I matted this onto the card base and added some white pen marks to my badger's head and some crystal Stickles to the butterfly to complete the card.
I hope you like my make today, see you next week for another card write up.
Bye for now and happy crafting,
Love, Julie x