Alcohol ink ATC cards for Couture Creations

Hi everyone, today on the Couture Creations blog we have another fun challenge for you. This month Adriana challenges us to create some ATC cards. I created my ATC cards using a fun Alcohol Ink background and the gorgeous butterfly stamp. If you haven’t played with the new Couture Creations alcohol inks yet you are seriously missing out. I have a short little video on how I created the background in a few easy steps.

Hop on over to the Couture Creations blog to see what the rest of the design team created with the challenge.
After I created the backgrounds, and the gold was really shiny, I used my sanding block to add some scratches to the surface. It leaves a nice texture in the gold alcohol inked areas creating lots of interest.
We hope you enjoy this little tutorial and play along with us to create your own little amazing works of art. Until next time – happy creating!

Bright and Fun Birthday Cards with Joy Clair stamps

How amazing is the new release stamps from Joy Clair Stamps? I simply had to make some fun cards with these stamps – bright and beautiful was at the order of the day.
I had created some fun alcohol inks backgrounds that turned out perfectly for these images.Card1MainJN

My stamped images were colored using markers to achieve the bright and fun colorful look.

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I stamped the sentiment and grouped it layered with some cactus using foam tape.

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For my second card I used only a strip of cactus on a colorful alcohol ink background strip. The strip in the center is framed with some colorful Bazzill Basics cardstock.

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The sentiment was stamped and stapled to the top edge of the colorful panel. I added paint splats {yes I love them} to the background  – these pull all the colors used across the card
and adds loads of interest.

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A few diamante makes for a nice finishing touch.

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I hope you are inspired to create some beautiful cards using this new stamp release from Joy Clair Stamps. Hop on over the website to see all the new designs.
Until next time – happy stamping and stay colorful!