Hello friends! This is Joy Clair Designer Crystal Komara here and I know you don’t know me from Adam, but today I am sharing a card that is quite outside of my comfort zone. It’s my first attempt at sort of a mixed media type look. Even though looking back, I didn’t fully embrace the “grunge” and I could have done some distress work, I’m happy with the end result and I think it’s a good start to build from!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. First, on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Yupo paper, I ink blended some Ranger Adirondack alcohol ink in lemonade. Then, on a separate sheet of white cardstock I printed out the beautiful geometric butterfly image from the You Fill My Day digital stamp set. Using Copic markers I colored the butterfly with yellows and oranges.
After searching through my scraps bin, I found a scrap piece of gold foil honeycomb vellum. I adhered that directly to the dried alcohol ink Yupo background. With a small pair of snips, I fussy cut the butterfly and then adhered the butterfly to the card with Scotch 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. The sentiment was printed the out on a thin strip of white cardstock notching the right end at an angle. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed this card. I love using alcohol inks to create unique and bold background on my cards. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day! Additionally, for more inspiration, you can follow me on my website, Instagram, Facebook and on my YouTube channel.
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