Don’t do it, don’t do it…
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around…Let it go! Let it go!
I did it. Come on, sing with me, you know the words. Ok, this is what happens when I blog at night, I sit here amusing myself. Let’s count ourselves lucky that I didn’t break out into song during the voice over!
On with the card! As always, video & products listed below.
I’m back with another alcohol ink panel technique. This time I sprayed Yupo paper with a Mini Mister of water and Perfect Pearls before applying alcohol ink. I really doused the surface to create several puddles of Perfect Pearls and water.
Next I shook on Ranger Alcohol Ink in the color Stream. I love how it created icy fractals. This is a one color panel and the variation in saturation comes from the ink mixing with the mixture of Perfect Pearls and water.
Tip: Shake the ink bottle down like you’re shaking your ketchup bottle to create small successive splatters similar to the puddles that skipping rocks on water creates.
Be sure to let the panel air dry completely. Mine needed to dry overnight as there was a lot of moisture on the surface. When the panel was dry, I die cut a piece with a MFT Stitched Basic Edges Die and then an A2 sized Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die to add stitching to all sides.
Next I started to piece together my layout. I decided to cut 2 snow hills out of vellum with the same process used for the frozen pond. I stamped and clear heat embossed my sentiment using “oh joy” from Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words stamp set.
I felt the white background would be too plain compared to the fractal pond, so I dry embossed MFT Ornamental Medallion Trio Dies to create large snowflakes. The white on white keeps the pattern subtle while the embossing adds lovely texture.
Tip: Practice embossing on scrap cardstock to determine the correct sandwich for your machine.
Next up I adhered the vellum with Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive down the sides and 1/8″ Scor-Tape across the bottom which would be covered by the alcohol ink panel. I find small dots of Multi Medium Matte isn’t noticeable under vellum. I added the pond with Scor-Tape and popped up the bear with foam dots.
I added lots of snow in the form of Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Confetti Mix and called it done.
Check out that Perfect Pearl shimmer and shine! I just loved how this card turned out, so I had to make another. I didn’t video tape the second card but here are the pics. I had such fun creating both of these scenes!
If you follow Daniel West, a.k.a. @delandartie, then you may have seen his recent live feed featuring the latest Hero Arts kit. In his card, a brother pushed his sister into a frozen pond. Yikes! While he was doing his live feed, I was creating this card. I thought it was too funny that we both were sacrificing someone on our card at the same time!
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