Hi all! It’s Allison Cope and I am honored to be joining you on Catherine’s blog today as a Guest Designer.
Today I will be sharing a fun card tutorial using all kinds of CP goodness!
I started off with a piece of Premium White Cardstock cut to 5.5”x4.25”. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Juniper Mist and Stone Blue ink, I blended it all over the paper.
Next I grabbed my Distress Sprayer filled with water and spritzed it multiple times over top of my blue toned cardstock.
Then I grabbed my Rose Petal refill bottle and dropped a dot of the ink on my mixing palette (a laminated piece of white cardstock!)and used a small paint brush and flicked a few drops of it on my blue cardstock.
I took some more Juniper Mist ink and deepened the edges of my cardstock panel.
Next I took the beautiful new Music Notes Background stamp and some water on an ink blending sponge and applied it to the center of the stamp in an oval shape. I placed the blue panel carefully onto the surface of the stamp face down and pressed it evenly. I let it sit there for a few seconds to allow the water to do it’s job on the paper’s surface.
Here’s a closer look at the effect of the water on the back ground…
I dusted my background with my anti-static tool and then I took my Versamark ink and stamped on my greeting from the stunning new Grateful Heart stamp collection.
I sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
I grabbed my Black Jack ink pad and stamped a variety of the gorgeous blooms from the Grateful Hearts stamp set onto Premium White Cardstock. I used my most loved stamping blocks; the 1.5”x1.5” stamping block (I have 5 of these!) and my beloved 2 3/4” round stamping block.
Next I grabbed my clean mixing palette and inked it up with some gorgeous inks to begin coloring in my leaves and blooms. I used some Rose Petals, Bellini, Seafoam, Mandarin Spice and some Stone Blue (not shown).
I used a fine #1 Round watercolor brush by Grumbacher and painted all of my stamped images. Sometimes I combined inks to blend them or create a new color. (ie: the 3 leaf bunches are Seafoam and Stone Blue inks layered on one another!)
Next I fussy cut them all out. You can also purchase the coordinating die set, here, to do this for you.
I adhered all of the fussy cut blooms and greenery around the embossed sentiment, added some sequins and some dots of Star Dust Stickles for a little sparkle and voila….
Thanks for joining me today on Catherine’s blog. I hope this inspires you to grab your inks and get inky today!
~ Ally ~