Altenew January challenge
I really got on a roll with this challenge. Earlier in the week I was watching a YouTube video by Jennifer McGuire, my favorite card YouTuber, about alcohol inks. Usually you use Yupo paper for that because the ink doesn’t soak into the paper. But I got the idea of using the paper from a notebook I bought years ago with stone paper. I got it because the paper is water resistant. So I got to thinking that maybe I could use alcohol inks on this paper. My notebook paper has lines on it so I was hoping they would t show through the alcohol ink. The paper took the ink beautifully, but I wanted to white emboss a flower on it, specifically the flower from Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set. This did not work so well on the rock paper because it started to shrink, like shrink-dink paper, but not as much. I lined up the die cut on the stone paper and cut out the flower any way. As it turned out it looked pretty interesting. For this card I used Altenew’s Leaves and Berries stencil and colored the berries with orange and the leaves with green. I used a few leaves that I had ready embossed and cut out for different projects that I didn’t end up using. For the Thank You I die cut the thank you using the Flower Arrangement die set from vellum paper and colored it with a similar color ink and the flowers. Once dry I pressed it into my VersaMark stamp pad and covered it with Altenew’s Translucent Pearl embossing power. In real life it’s gorgeous!
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