Hello friends! Today I am thrilled to be joining Altenew Paint-A-Flower Carnations Release Blog Hop! You should be arriving from Kelly Griglione blog. For my cards today I am sharing a fun no masking technique of coloring over ink smooshing with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! This technique lends itself to beautiful results. Finishing touches of a foiled gold frame, gold embossed greeting, embossed sentiment strip, and heart accent complete this beautiful card. Let's get started!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these paint-a-flower carnations ink smooshing card from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
I wanted my finished card to have an elegant glimmered foil frame. I am addicted to foiling and have been adding it to many, many cards lately! To do this, it needs to be the first step otherwise the foil can reheat the embossing and stick to the embossed areas which doesn't look great if that's not the look you want! (Ask me how I know! ha!)
I foiled the Framed Details Glimmer Effortless Greeting frame on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Gold Foil.
I die cut the background with a 4" x 5 1/4" Essential Rectangles Etched Die. You can also trim with a paper trimmer.
Next, I stamped the Paint-A-Flower Carnations image around the perimeter of the panel with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I used Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Inks watered down with a spritz of water and leftover plastic packaging to "ink smoosh" the background. I love the imperfect watercolored effect this creates. It's one of my favorite techniques for backgrounds as it looks amazing!
I used the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color in the flowers:
Once the background is completely dry I stamped "Congratulations" from the Paint-A-Flower Carnations Stamp Set on the background with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
Another phrase from the stamp set was stamped on Hero Arts Palm Cardstock with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The greeting was die cut with a Simon Says Stamp Nested Banners Die and adhered to the background with foam adhesive.
A small heart accent was adhered under the greetings and the panel was adhered to a white top fold card base to finish the design.
Your next stop on the hop is Virginia Lu.
S U P P L I E S
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G I V E A W A Y
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/27/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/30/2020.
K E E P H O P P I N G
This post is part of the Altenew Paint-A-Flower Carnations Release Blog Hop: