Sympathy Card with Alcohol Inked Background
This card was made for the Mod Squad Challenge – Teal and Purple. In addition to using teal and purple on our card, we are also encouraged to use stamps designed by Melanie Muenchinger who is the sponsor for this week. (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)
To make the background, I used glossy card stock and the following Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol inks: sailboat blue, silver mixative, purple twilight, eggplant, stream, and meadow along with the alcohol blending solution. It was mounted on Gina K edible eggplant card stock and then on a white card base.
The panel in the center was stamped with a sentiment from the Gina K Designs “A Beautiful Life” set in Gina K wild lilac ink. I went over the text with a Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle. The flowers in the background came from the Gina K Designs “A Year of Flowers 2” set and were “stamped off” first (with the wild lilac ink) before stamping on the panel. They were then sponged lightly with the wild lilac ink. The panel was double matted with Gina K wild lilac and edible eggplant card stock.
(click on photo to see the sparkle)
Both of the stamp sets used on this card were designed by Melanie Muenchinger.
Because I sponged color onto the flower and leaves with a sponge dauber, I am also entering this card in the StampTV Release Party Challenge where we are to color with a sponge. (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)
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2 thoughts on “Sympathy Card with Alcohol Inked Background”
I love how you softened the colors and make it work so well for a sympathy card. Great work of art again!
Gorgeous, loe the background. Thanks for joining in at The Mod Squad Challenge Blog.