I hope you enjoyed our blog hop on Saturday. In case you missed it, check it out and leave a message for a chance to win a $25 dollar gift certificate.
Well, here are a few more information about the cards that I made for this month's blog hop. Ink layering was the technique and even so it might sound complicated, it really isn't. Have you have a white ink pad sitting around in your craft room? Have you used it yet? No, really? Well then it is about time to get some use out of it.
For this project I used a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock from Close to My Heart (the color is called Sunset). I also used a matching sunset ink pad, my daisy white ink pad and two shades of green ink (Fern and New England Ivy in this case). I also used a flower stamp set that had a two step system to it. One stamp is the background of the flower and leaf while the other one is the detailed to it.
First I stamped the outline (detail) of the flower in white onto my cardstock. I placed them around the bottom a few along the side running of. Since white ink takes a long time to dry I let the piece sit over night. The next day I stamped full background image in sunset ink right on top of the white outline. Make sure to line the images up. The leaves are stamped on white cardstock first with the lighter green and the full background stamp and second with the darker green and the detailed stamp.
The sentiment was stamped on cream colored Colonial White cardstock in Chocolate brown ink and decorated with some swirls and dots. I cut the sentiment tag and the leaves out with scissors and put them aside.
To make the card more interesting cut around the bottom flowers with your crafting knife. Just so far that the sentiment tag can be tucked behind them. I arranged the leaves around them and placed the cardstock piece on a cardstock base. Embellish the card with a few rhinestones and a little ribbon bow and you are almost done ;-)
I always like to decorate the insides of my card as well as the envelope. So stamp a pretty sentiment on the inside of your card. I also used the smaller detailed flower stamp that came in the set and added one image to the inside and the front of the envelope.
Contact me if you are interested to join my card or page making classes or if you like to purchase any of the cards or items seen on my blog. Leave a comment what you like about this card and stay tuned for more to come...