Some days I am very grateful that Art is my outlet! Today is one of those days. 🙂 Yesterday, on the other hand was the kind of day that makes you need an outlet! Sheesh! At 2:35 am – I finally finished working so today, I promised myself I would take an hour to play. This card was created purely for the joy of Card Making.
I absolutely love the background! I’ll show you how easy it was to create! I kept the rest of the card simple because I couldn’t bear the thought of covering any of it up.
Put some Rubbing Alcohol onto a Craft Sheet. Put a drop or two of Permanent Reinkers – these were Wendy Vecchi’s Orange Blossom and Cornflower Blue and then Adirondack Mixative in Copper. Swish them a little with a spatula and swipe your Ranger Specialty Paper through.
Move the card stock around – you can even add a little more Alcohol to it to disperse the inks. When you’re satisfied, heat set it. The Heat Tool will move the inks around a little too.
You get an amazing variety of backgrounds. No two are alike! Some of these have Fern Green in them too.
I stamped one of the Art Stamps from Tim Holtz’s Classic’s #4 Stamp Set in Black Archival Ink directly over the background. I did a second generation stamp with a couple of TH’s other stamps (Tim Holtz’s Classic’s #16 and Tim Holtz’s Mini Classic’s) in the corners of the card stock.
I aged an Idea-ology Word Band with Rusty Hinge and Evergreen Bough Distress Paints and then tied it onto the card with TH Twine.
An Idea-ology Mini Corner was aged in the same manner and then attached to the corner of the background piece. The finished background was adhered to a piece of SU! Island Indigo Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ using Foam Tape.
I hope you enjoyed it. 😀
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