This card is inspired by the lesson on day 4 and Debby Hughes' beautiful card. She showed us how to heat emboss on acetate and then color with alcohol markers on the back.
I used one of my favorite stamps: Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea---just love this! The frame is Spellbinder's A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader. After I colored the flower (yes I love bright colors!) I also ran the acetate through with the frame die so I could stitch around the outside edge.
I learned something new too. I've always known that you can die your ribbon with Distress Inks. Well I didn't have a Distress Ink that coordinated well enough (& I do like to be coordinated!) so I wondered if I could color the ribbon using the same markers that I used for the flower. TaDaaa!! It worked! Used my heat tool to dry it. I also put drops of plain old rubbing alcohol on the ribbon and it gave it a very interesting look (doesn't really show in the photo too much). Note to self (and anyone else trying this): WEAR GLOVES--the ink really does stain the fingers! LOL!
Thank you for taking a look!!
A really pretty card! Love the colors and thanks for the ribbon tip!ReplyDelete