Hello my drear crafty friends.
Yes, it is time for Altenew Inspiration Challenge for the month of January. The time is flying by and we are almost at the end of this very first month of the year. I feel like I am constantly behind and playing ketchup. Do you feel the same way?
This year I will do my best enter as many challenges as I can. The goal is all 12. Well, when you think about it, it is only 12 cards total after all.
This stunning and vibrant card is the inspiration challenge for this month. I am so blown away by how beautiful this card is.
Emily Midget is the master mind behind this incredible design and she used water colors for her project.
I will be doing something completely different. My inspiration are the colors, mostly pinks and golds and this is what and how I created my project.
Here is the list of supplies used in today’s project:
- Altenew Imaginary Jungle Complete Set (Stencils & 3D Embossing Folder)
- Altenew Mix Media Inks: Ruby Red, Coral Berry and Frosty Pink
- Altenew Mini Blending Brushes
- Altenew Must Have Gel Pen Set – Gold
For my cardstock I used 110 lbs fuchsia cardstock that I had in my stash from a long time ago and for the base, I used Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs.
You might be confused by my choice of inks, but there is a reason behind it. Because I am using darker cardstock, I need type of inks that are not going to seep into the fibers of the paper, like dye inks do.
The first thing I did was cut the paper to just a little bit smaller than 5″ x 5″ and just simply embossed it.
Next, I simply used the coordinating stencils and colored in the images.
Since these are pigment inks, please make sure to dry them fully before you move to another stencil, otherwise you will make a big mess. You can easily tell when these inks are dry, they become a little bit lighter and mat.
Next, I used the gold pen and colored the little groves in. I then realized that was not enough and after a long pause (well this probably lasted about an hour) I decided to add some “Zantangle” lines to my card. If you are not sure what that is, please take a look at this post of mine from a while back: CLICK HERE
This definitely made it!
And, the card was done!
I am just as crazy about my card as I am about Emily’s.
This card did not require a lot of work and effort, well except for some brainstorming at the end, but it absolutely paid off.
I hope you try is and if you, please share.
Thank you for visiting me today and I will see you soon with another post.