Best Year Yet…

October 17, 2020

  • Global Design Project #262 – #GDP262 – Sketch Challenge
  • Colour INKspiration #87 (Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Metallics)

This week, the Sketch went well with an idea I had to use Alcohol Painting to create leaves that would ring the circle. The Colour INKspiration for CI#87 fit the bill.

Alcohol Painting works best on a non-porous surface. You can use Glossy Cardstock, Yupo Paper, or as I did, the glossy photograph paper you use in your printer.

I used Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills for my color. I added a few drops to a Clear Block. I sprayed my paper with a 70% Isopropyl alcohol solution to wet the surface, picked up the color on a paint brush and swirled it around. Other colors were added in layers by re-spraying the paper surface. If need be, I used a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process and to push around some of the color. I already had a Stampin’ Spritzer with the Delicata Copper Ink made up, so I used it to add some shine. I added more green (Pear Pizzazz) with a stipple brush to create more depth of color.

When I was happy with the result, I cut a series of “Beech” leaves to use for the wreath with the Stitched Leaves dies.

A double circle frame was cut from the Copper Brushed Metallic cardstock mat, which was finished off with the Rectangle Stitched Dies, and the circle frame was used to attach the leaves and then fitted back in to the opening. The sentiment from Best Year was stamped on Very Vanilla and arranged behind the opening of the leaves. To complete the card, White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon was colored green with the Light Olive Stampin’ Blend, ironed and fashioned into a bow with a piece of Linen Twine. A few Champagne Rhinestones were added into the the “white” space in the left bottom of sentiment area for some autumn sparkle.

Check out the Global Design Project blog for more projects and details on how to play along.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me. Cheers, Jolanda

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

2 thoughts on “Best Year Yet…

  1. Can this be the next Christmas card? Love it!!

    On Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 3:59 PM The Inque Spot Studio wrote:

    > Jolanda Johnstone posted: ” October 17, 2020 Global Design Project #262 – > #GDP262 – Sketch ChallengeColour INKspiration #87 (Mango Melody, Pumpkin > Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Metallics) This week, the > Sketch went well with an idea I had to use Al” >

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