Alcohol Inks and The Stamp Market Goodies!

Hi everyone!

Today I have an exciting announcement: I’m now an affiliate of the wonderful and totally irresistible The Stamp Market! What that means is that if you click on any of the affiliate links in this post, I will get a small commission from The Stamp Market, at no extra cost to you. So if I inspire you with my cards and creations, I’d be so grateful if you’d consider using my affiliate links when you shop the amazing array of goodies from The Stamp Market.

With that in mind, I have some fun cards to hopefully inspire you!

I went a little nuts with the fun Hello Serif Die and a big stack of coloured card stock. Mixing and matching colours and textures is so much fun! I ended up with a lot of letters and combinations. Some of them have the same colours, only in different order and a different background colour. You would think it wouldn’t matter which order the letters are in, if it’s the same colour, but it really looks different. Looking at these, I think my fave is the second from the bottom. The light grey background piece really makes the letters pop!

Honestly, it’s slightly addicting to make these. It’s one of those things you can do whilst binge watching your fave show or movie. I’m currently obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race and diecutting, which I love combining into a big ole’ party and let me tell you, I partied hard #andbypartyingImeancrafting

With all these gorgeous Hello’s done, it was time to go ahead and use them for some cards.

I have also been on a bit of an alcohol ink spree with my recent pearlescent ink colour additions! As a result, I had a whole load of gorgeous backgrounds. These are lovely enough on their own, but I wanted to add a little extra something to them. The simple solution is to use a cover plate on them! The one I decided to use is from Lawn Fawn, it’s called Quilted Backdrop. One I kept uncut as it’s very clean and simple, with lots of white showing, and it’s pretty as it is.

There were enough backgrounds to make five cards so I got card bases done for them, in coordinating coloured card stock from Lawn Fawn, and adhered all of them with double sided tape.

The reason for the coloured card bases is to let the colours show through the little holes in the diecut design.

With all the card bases prepped and ready, it was time to match up my Hello’s to them.

For my shimmery pink card I used one with purple and pink bits on the Hello, and a white background piece.

There is shimmer on all of the alcohol ink backgrounds, but shimmer is notoriously difficult to photograph well.

On my blue background I used a Hello with mint green and blue bits, on a white background.

I’m such a lover of blue and could make blue backgrounds all day!

The last monochrome card is the green/turquoise one.

On a white background I used Hello pieces in yellows, green and teal. The white background makes for a lovely contrast against the green.

On a very rich and deep coloured background, I used the black and rose gold sparkle Hello.

Usually I’d adhere them with foam tape but I kept these flat by using my Lawn Fawn liquid glue tube. It’s brilliant for those little bits and hard to get corners. Plus it gives you a few seconds to get the piece on where you want it to go. That’s not the case with most double sided tape! The amount of projects I have had to scrap due to a double-sided-tape-incident is frustratingly high!

The last card is a very clean and simple! Lots of white and some of my fave colours.

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A card base, some double-sided tape and a quick adhering job of one of the Hello’s. Some cards simply don’t need much more.

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The background piece on this Hello is light grey to make it stand out against the white and it’s probably my favourite out of all the ones I made.

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So, there we have it! Five cards made with the same products from The Stamp Market, but such different outcomes. These would make a sweet gift to someone and can easily be personalised with their favourite colour.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you like the cards!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

 

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erica1ab

I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

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