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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Virginia LuJanuary 5, 2020 at 2:55 am
I am so impressed that you are so inspired and am glad that you persisted with the coloring on vellum. It turned out is fabulous! So glad that you join the fun over Altenew November Inspiration Challenge! WONDERFUL!