Hello and happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a nice weekend so far.  This is Design Team member Crystal Komara here with you today sharing a monochromatic peach card featuring the beautiful Spring Rose digital stamp set and an alcohol ink background. 

I LOVE working with alcohol inks because they offer such depth and texture to the backgrounds, despite the occasional mess and unpredictable end result you get each time!  

For the base of this A2 sized card I use 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  On a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Yupo paper, I created the alcohol ink background by “ink blowing” Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks in Peach Bellini and Gold Mixative. 

When I say “ink blowing,” I essentially dropped small amounts of the ink onto Yupo paper, added a bit of 80% isopropyl rubbing alcohol and used the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower to move the ink around.  Once the ink dried, I splattered the background with white acrylic paint.  Once the acrylic paint dried I then adhered the background to the card.  

I printed the Spring Rose digital stamp set onto 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  This is my go-to white cardstock for everything from die cutting and card bases to Copic coloring and distress oxides.  First, I printed one of the roses at 60% and the other at 80%.  Then, I colored each rose with Copic markers and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive. 

I printed the sentiment on the same white cardstock and used an oval die to die cut the sentiment out.  I adhered the sentiment to the left of the card also using 3M foam adhesive.  Lastly, using a Uniball white gel pen, I made small white dots, in groups of threes, on the flowers to add a little more texture.  

I hope you have enjoyed this card. Thank you for visiting and happy creating! For more inspiration, you can follow me on my website, Instagram, Facebook or on my YouTube channel.

XO, Crystal

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