Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards

Hello Friend | Gina K. Designs

Hi there, I hope you had a good weekend!

I have a quick card today featuring the new Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide ink and a beautiful stamp from the Gina K. Designs Peace, Love, and Sushi card kit. I love images like this that have just the right size of open spaces for coloring, and are also intricate enough to stand alone.

I started by using foam blending tools to blend Crackling Campfire, Carved Pumpkin, and Wild Honey Distress oxide inks onto a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.

When the panel was dry, I used removable adhesive tape runner to temporarily hold the panel to the center of an A2-sized piece of scratch paper. I placed the combined panel into a Misti stamp tool and then stamped the floral image in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. The reason I used scratch paper is because I planned to stamp in a two different colors of ink, a dark black for the image on the ink-blended panel, and a gray ink for the bits of the image that hang off onto the white panel. I do this because I find that dark black ink stamped on top of Oxide inks does not appear as dark as when stamped on white paper, so using a lighter ink to stamp the image on the white background helps balance the ink colors and to create a more seamless transition.

Next, I removed the ink-blended panel from the scratch paper and stamped the sentiment, also in Nocturne ink, and then set it aside.

Then, I put an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock into the Misti and, without repositioning the floral stamp, stamped with Versafine Clair Morning Mist ink.

To assemble the card, I backed the ink-blended panel with foam tape and adhered it to the white panel, making sure to align the floral image. Finally, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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