I needed to make someone a get well card so I made this fun background using a stencil and Tim Holtz Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. I love this color combo and find myself using it a lot lately. Hopefully it will cheer her up.
I taped the stencil down over the cardstock so it wouldn't move and used jumbo sponge daubers to go around the stencil randomly with the three colors. They blend SO easily. I lightly spritzed with water before taking stencil off. I used a heat gun to dry it.
The texture of the oxide inks are so unique. It feels like it is wet even when it is not. Strange but cool at the same time. So the next set of 12 just came out and I know I'm getting them!
I colored these gerbera daisies with Copic Markers. I am taking a coloring class at Kit and Clowder called Nature class. If you love coloring flowers, trees, leaves, etc, this may be of interest to you.
I wanted to break up the background a little without covering my beautiful oxide ink stencil work :), I used vellum and I think it worked perfectly for this. Just so happened I had a pad of colored vellum and I thought the orange color would look fabulous, Paper Accents Assorted Colored Vellum. I used the orange vellum for the vase and the stitched part of the circle and clear for the inside of the circle. The die I used is My Favorite Things, Wide Circle Stitched Die. I used Hero Arts white embossing powder for the vase. The vase and sentiment are from The Ton, Anemone Bouquet. I also used white embossing powder for the sentiment and cut out a strip on black cardstock and I think it stands out really well. The stencil I used is pictured above from Plaid. I used a Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen to add some sparkle to the flowers. I spritzed it lightly while I still had the mask on too by the way and used a heat gun to dry it.
Please note: The first time I tried using glue on the vellum, I used the Ranger Multi Matte and Stampin' Up Fine Tip Glue Pen and the vellum started wrinkling up. What I used that worked so well was a glue called Art Glitter.
I wanted the inside to coordinate with the front so I used a circle from the die I used on the front to use as a mask and I sponged around it with the same 3 oxide inks I used on the front. I cut a white circle out and used a vellum circle on top and stamped the sentiment. This is from Technique Tuesday called So Grateful. As I was looking through my stamp sets for a getwell sentiment I discovered that I don't have very many. Most of the new sets I'm buying now don't say get well. I finished it off with some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
I hope I inspired you to get out those oxide inks. If you are intimidated by new products like this, the easiest way to start using them is with a stencil like I did. It will look beautiful everytime. :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!