Slimline Sunflower card
Hi all! I am here today with a full-size slimline card that I made. I broke out the alcohol inks for this one! I haven't used them in a while, and I really had forgotten how much fun they were to use.
I started with a traditional slimline card base (3 1/2" by 8 1/2"). I cut a piece of Yupo paper slightly larger than this and then broke out the inks! The colors that I used for the sunflower are from Ranger Inks; Sunshine yellow and Lemonade, and for the center of the flower I used Teakwood and Caramel. I kept adding ink and using compressed air to move it to where I I wanted, adding in some alcohol blending ink when necessary. I used compressed air instead of my airbrush because one of my kitties decided it was fun to chew the hose (well I guess it is my fault for leaving it out LOL). I find I have a little more control with an airbrush but I am really pleased with how this one turned out.
Once I was happy with the placement of the petals of the flower. I put a few drops of the Teakwood and the Caramel onto an acrylic stamping block and took the end of a paintbrush and placed some dots randomly. Once they dried, I took a Tombow ABT marker, #899 (a brown), and added some fine point dots to the middle.
Once this was finished and dried, I trimmed it to the size of the card and adhered it. I wanted to stamp the sentiment right on the card, but I tried it on a practice panel, and pigment ink doesn't dry on alcohol ink, or is it the paper, not sure, but I had to go to plan B and stamp it on a piece of 110 lb. cardstock (using Versa Fine onyx black). The sentiment is from a Recollections (from Michaels) stamp set. I cut a piece of 110 lb. black cardstock slightly larger than this and adhered them together, and then put some Scotch foam tape on the back and adhered to the panel.
I am really pleased with how this turned out! Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the day!
Alcohol inks from Ranger: Sunshine yellow, Lemonade, Teakwood, and Caramel
Tombow ABT watercolor marker #899
110 lb. white and black cardstock from Michaels
Sentiment from stamp set from Recollections (Michaels...they don't name their stamp sets)
Versa Fine ink in onyx black
Compressed air (the kind used to clean your keyboard)