I'm happy to finally a post a new card!
I am currently working on projects for a craft fair. Most of the stuff I am working on is for the Christmas season. Here is one that I produced for a swap.
I tried something a bit different (for me anyway) with this card. I do a lot of water coloring, but this time I colored using rubbing alcohol. I tried Copic Markers and really liked the way the ink looked on the paper. Well, at $6 a marker and over 300 colors, I decided that I just shouldn't go down that road quite yet. I read on various message boards that you could use alcohol and ink refills to get a similar result.
I filled an Aqua-painter with rubbing alcohol and proceeded to color by picking up ink that I smooshed onto the inkpad's cover. To smoosh the color, take your Stampin' Up! classic ink pad and while the inkpad is closed smoosh the top cover into the ink pad. This transfers a bit of color onto the inside of the cover. Then open you pad and dip the aquapainter into the transferred ink.
I used versamark and black embossing powder to emboss the image, then I colored it in. the embossing helped to keep the color were it was supposed to be. It also gave it a bit of a more polished look.
It's hard to see in this picture (okay it's really non-existant in the picture), but there are glitter accents on each headpiece and on the lids of the jars. I cut out the image and raised it with pop-dots. I also stamped the image onto the base and adhered the image right over it.
Here's the recipe for this card:
Stamps: Holy Triptych, Season of Simple Grace, Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Really Rust, Barely Banana, Basic Black, Versamark
Ribbon: Always Artichoke Grosgrain
Tools: Aquapainter, Distresser Tool
When this set first came out about a year ago, I made a Triptych with it. Check out this post to see the details.
I hope you enjoyed my two samples! If you have any questions about this card or the triptych, feel free to contact me at Michelle@stampworkshop.com