Thanks.. for everything!

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for taking out the time to visit and read this blog post! So, this card is fairly simple. I used a couple of alcohol inks for the background along with the gold mixative. You can choose any two colors you think go with each other and use a metallic mixative for them to come together. For instance, a pale pink, silver and an orange will also look great. So it’s really up to your imagination, the colors you want to choose and use! I mixed the inks on Yupo Paper, which is a speciality paper meant for inks like these. Once you are happy with the background let it dry completely. I chose to die cut the panel first and then use the inks because I found that when die cutting after the inking, portions of the ink stuck to the die cutting plates and it was a mess. In case you aren’t familiar with alcohol inks and how to use them, try using this link where Jennifer Mcguire shares a tutorial on the same.

For the flowers, I didn’t want to use any colors because the background has so many vibrant colors as it is and using colors on the flowers will just make one bright mess. So I stamped and heat embossing in white the Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks stamp and slightly inked it with Simon White pigment ink to give it some body.

The sentiments are again from SSS and I used some sequins to hold the vellum in place because you can’t just directly glue vellum as the adhesive will show from the background.

That’s all for this card. Like I said, this card is fairly simple but the bold colours from the inks in the background make it look appealing. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and liked the card I made. Thank you so much once again for stopping by! Have a great day!