Happy (belated) Mother’s day! This is the card I made for my mom this year, which features some of her favorite things (cats, roses, and jewelry) and one of my favorite techniques — ink blending! I am submitting this card to the current MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge and MFT Color Challenge:
First, I stamped the sassy cat from MFT’s Cool Cat onto Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I let the ink air dry for an hour or so, then did some quick shading with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers and blended out the colors using a water brush. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the image and set it aside.
I die cut the focal panel from white cardstock using the largest SSS Stitched Rectangle die, then placed it over the MFT Roses All Over Background stamp which I had inked up with Versamark ink. I covered the panel with SSS White fine detail embossing powder then heat set the panel. I then blended on Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and MFT Bubblegum and Orange Fizz hybrid inks over the roses using the smallest Claritystamp stencil brush.
I assembled the card by adhering MFT Steel Grey cardstock to cover the front of a side-fold A2 white cardstock base, then placed the roses background panel over that. I used the second largest SSS Stitched Rectangle die to cut out a vellum panel that would help to mute the bright and busy background. I also used SSS Stitched Circles dies to create a frame for the cat, and the smallest SSS Stitched Rectangle die to hold the greeting from MFT’s I Knead You. I glued the vellum panel to the roses background panel with a ZIG 2-Way Glue pen, and hid the adhesive behind the circle frame, cat, and sentiment. I also placed 2 small dots around each of the corners of the vellum piece and I was pleasantly surprised to find they didn’t show through the vellum at all! Finally, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the cat’s necklace to complete this card.
I am also submitting this card to the current SSS Flickr Challenge (Favorite Technique = ink blending).
Thanks for stopping by!
Other supplies: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Light Grey, Light Pink, Pink), Paper Accents Light White vellum