Today’s creation is for a blog challenge over at IndigoBlu.
Their challenge this month is Christmas in July
I started by creating a vibrant background using Alcohol inks onto glossy cardstock. I used Stonewashed, a little Stream and the tiniest dot of Silver mixative (a little goes a very very long way!)
I dotted the inks over the surface until I was happy with the background.
Next I rubbed over thoroughly with my anti-static pad and then stamped in Versamark my Dinkie Ickle Christmas Tree. I embossed it using a fine black powder
I then used the Baubles Flourish stamp to create the swirls in the corner again with black embossing. I then used this same stamp around the edge of my 5×7 card blank and embossed in silver sparkle.
I then added some highlights with silver stickles and a fineliner border.
I like the way you get just a little glimmer of the silver on the background and the mix of blues looks like a snowy stormy sky.
I’ll be using this as one of my sample’s at Sunday’s Alchol Ink workshop – it may be Summer – but that doesn’t mean we can’t create Christmas cards!
This is my entry to the Indigoblu Christmas in July Blog Challenge
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