Creative blocks can be a pain to work through. I tend to get them when I've been away from my supplies for several days but it can happen anytime. Nothing is worse than when you have time to create and you sit and stare at your supplies! Creative blocks happen to everyone and one of my favorite ways to get past them is to create a card based on another card. Most of the time I will make a card based on one of my past cards that I love. It's always a good way of working through a block. Another way is to create a card inspired by a friend or designer. Today I wanted to share a card created using a design that my friend, Jennifer McGuire, made awhile back (HERE). Please remember whenever you create a card lifted or inspired by another designer that you give credit to that designer and that you ask permission to share. :) I'm sharing a single design here today but if you want to see lots and lots of amazing alcohol lift ink designs, please be sure to check out Jennifer's blog post HERE. Thanks Jennifer!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of this inspired by Jennifer card from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
This card was created with components from the November 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit and a few supplies from my stash!
For the alcohol inked background I applied Valencia, Butterscotch, Honeycomb, Terra Cotta, and Gold Mixative Alcohol Inks to Yupo Cardstock, adding Blending Solution as needed and let the inks dry completely. Leaves from the Thanks and Leaves Stamp Set were stamped over the background with Alcohol Lift Ink for the beautiful, yet subtle fall leaves background.
The Thankful Die was die cut from Gold Glitter Cardstock and adhered to an Ivory Cardstock shadow die cut. The sentiment was adhered with foam adhesive. Another greeting from the Thanks and Leaves Stamp Set was stamped on Orange Peel Cardstock with clear embossing ink and heat set with Antique Gold Embossing Powder before being trimmed into a thin strip and adhered with foam adhesive.
Butterflies Adornments from the kit were inked with Alcohol Inks and once dry adhered to the card with foam adhesive.
S U P P L I E S
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G I V E A W A Y
Simon Says Stamp has generously offered me the opportunity to give a away November 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit to one lucky recipient!
Please leave a comment on this blog post in the "Comments" section below today's post by Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:59 p.m. CST for a chance to win this incredible kit!
Winner will be notified via email.