Hey Everyone! Today I’m featuring an A2-sized card made with the new set Beautiful Disaster, part of the March Release!
Now before I get into the process of how I made this card, also be sure to give the Rabbit Hole Designs blog some love today, as this post is being featured on their website as well!
Now, being entirely honest, this is one of those sets that definitely put me a little outside of my comfort zone. What I love about the girl in this set is there are so many variables to color up and entirely change the feel of the image. There are so many skin and hair tones to pick from, and that slouchy sweater can be any color or pattern you want (and could be really fun to pattern paper piece together with the right print)!
For this card, I was inspired by a Pinterest swatch I saw for inks, and decided to use those colors (they’re also pretty close to the Rabbit Hole Designs Colors too!).
First, I took a 4.125″ x 5.375″ panel of white cardstock and stamped my girl in Alcohol Ink Compatible Black Ink in the lower left corner. I colored up my girl with a vibrant purple sweater and some dusty brown hair. I loved how she turned out!
Next, I knew I wanted to use a stencil with this project as well. Instead of fussy cutting out my colored image, I decided I wanted to stencil directly onto that panel. So, I stamped my girl again on a piece of scrap paper for a mask, and left a little bit of blank paper at the bottom of my image for how I was going to adhere it. I fussy cut my mask out and covered my image in a way I hadn’t done before. Because my colored image was at the very bottom of the panel, I took a piece of washi tape and stuck it to the back side of the card, so that some of the sticky side was visible on the bottom edge of the panel (maybe about .25″ worth of a strip). I took my mask, positioned it, and adhered the bottom portion to my washi tape. I knew I was going to use a light tack spray adhesive for my stencil, which would help keep the mask in place, so long as I didn’t move it around too much.
So, following my plan, I applied my Diamond Flower stencil with the light tack adhesive over the masked panel. I then took blending brushes and applied ink in diagonal lines, repeating 3 colors in the same order. Before removing my mask, I flicked some specs of the same ink colors all over my card for a little bit of texture.
I removed my stencil and mask, and was so happy with how my panel turned out!
I mounted my panel to an A2-sized turquoise panel. I then heat embossed my sentiment in white powder on purple patterned paper (if you clock a splotch on the purple paper, it’s actually intentionally there by the patterns design and not an accident!), and mounted the sentiment piece on a turquoise frame.
I finished my card by adhering some Rabbit Hole Designs sequins and mounting the card to an A2-sized card base!
Here are the products I used in this card:
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There are so many things to love about this new release! I hope this card sparked some ideas and inspiration for your next project!