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Creating a Playful and Vibrant A2 Card with Whimsical Ink Smooching Techniques


Thank you so much for joining me for this Creating a Playful and Vibrant A2 Card with Whimsical Ink Smooching Techniques, Let's jump right in.


I like to start my cards by cutting down the cardstock so I can see what I am working with. I cut my watercolour cardstock down to be about 1/4 of an inch smaller than the A2 base, and I cut my black matte to be 1/8th of an inch smaller than the A2 base, creating thin borders on each layer.


To create the ink smooched background I used three colours of Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock feathers. I worked between wet on wet layers (to blend) and wet on dry layers (to layer) and heat set every time I was happy with how a layer looked.


Next, I die-cut the wild field die out of black cardstock and black glitter cardstock and adhered the black layer behind and slightly to the left of the glitter layer creating a really fun shadow. For the sentiment, I stamped Many thanks in black ink and used a white gel pen to help it stand up against the background. All that's left now is to adhere the layers and add some pearls around the sentiment. I LOVE how this card turned out and think the contrast between the vibrant background and the black silhouette images looks stunning.


Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my Creating a Playful and Vibrant A2 Card with Whimsical Ink Smooching Techniques. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!


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Supplies


White 110lb Cardstock (Base)


Distress Watercolour Cardstock


Black Cardstock


Simon Says Stamp Black Glitter Cardstock


Tim Holtz Glass media mat


Tim Holtz paper trimmer


Ranger Heat Tool


Tim Holtz Note Quotes stamp set


Tim Holtz Flower Field Die


Sizzix Switch Plus Die Cutting Machine


Sizzix Standard Multi-purpose Base


Magic mat


Sizzix Chrome Precision Plate


Sizzix Glitter Cutting Plates


Art Glitter glue


Fine Glue Tip


Distress Sprayer


Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink


Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink


Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink


Mini Mister


Perfect Pearls Powder


Versafine Onyx Black ink


Acrylic Block


Tim Holtz mini Snips


Tim Holtz Craft Pick


White Gel Pen


Triangle Tray


Embellishment Wand


Beautiful Pearls


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