... Good afternoon. One of the things I am planning to do this year is play along with a few more challenges - I follow lots, but don't seem to make cards for them. So, this afternoon, I've a birthday card to share that I've made for my aunt - it's her birthday on Saturday:
Stamps: Gina K - Beautiful Butterflies 2; Altenew - Just a Number
Inks: Gina K - Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, Peach Bellini, Blue Denim, Black Onyx; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Dies: Gina K - Master Layouts 1
Accessories: White & Black Card; Studio Katia - Silver Foil Crystals
I'm submitting this card to Gina K Monthly Mix Challenge - GKMMC#01 where they want us to use water on Gina's reactive inks - done! I'm also playing along with Sunday Stamps Challenge - SSC#273 - they have a colour palette for inspiration.
I've been watching lots of Gina's video recently and I love the way her inks blend. I didn't realise they were also water reactive. I used several inks to blend a sunrise/sunset kind of background. Once finished I splashed on some water, allowed it to react and dried with a paper towel and heat gun. This gives a wonderful mottled effect. I used the large rectangle dies from MLO1 to cut out the blended background along with a mat black layer. I then stamped a birthday greeting at the bottom of the panel and added several gorgeous butterflies in black ink. I adhered the panel to the front of a US A2 side opening card. To finish the front, I added a number of silver foil crystals. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card. I kept the white panel simple with a birthday greeting and one of the butterflies stamped in colour.
After a very mild weather over the New Year weekend, it feels like winter has arrived today. It started off bright and sunny with a very cold wind, and this afternoon we had hail!! The weatherman has promised some snow over the high ground tonight - I kind of hope not. Anyway, that's all from me for now. See you tomorrow.
Lovely, Deborah, your color blending is so pretty! Great choices from our challenge, too! Great job on your inside detail, too - perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!
Really pretty card, love those colours and of course the beautiful butterflies, Cathy x
Beautiful butterflies! Love the clean design, perfect ink blending. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!
a very pretty effect. So happy you joined the challenge, so I could find your website.
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