Hi Roadies! Recognize these backgrounds? If you checked out my last blog post I made 10 backgrounds with the Daisie Background stamp using different techniques. For today’s blog post I decided to turn two more of those gorgeous backgrounds into some cards! I used the Chronically Fabulous stamp set for both of the sentiments on these cards. This is such an amazing stamp set and so close to my heart. I know a lot of us suffer from a chronic illness or know a loved one or friend who does, which is why I was so happy when Lara came out with this set! For todays post I was inspired by a fellow card maker and friend named Chloe Downing. She’s a talented and beautiful card maker fighting a rare version of EDS. She is warrior at 16 years old and uses card making as an outlet from her pain. Check out her gorgeous cards on Instagram @chloecorner4cards. It means so much to me to have a stamp set like this that allows me make such special and personal cards to send to friends and loved ones. This is why The Ink Road Stamps continues to be my favorite stamp company! Lara, you rock!!!
Let’s get started! Both of these cards came together very quickly since the backgrounds were already done. (yay!) I started off by adhering my backgrounds onto white A4 heavyweight card bases. I stamped the Bun Intended 2 girl using alcohol marker friendly ink and colored her in using my Spectrum Noir markers. I used GG1 and GG2 for her shirt and on her skin I used FS4, FS5, and FS9. On her hair I used TN4, TN6, TN9. I colored the ribbon in her red using CR7, CR9 and CR11. Once she was all colored in I fussy cut her out, cutting right up to the stamped line for a no border look. Next I prepped a piece of red card stock using anti-static powder and stamped my sentiment using clear embossing ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder over and tapped off the excess then melted it with my heat tool. I wanted a little bit dimension and separation from the busy background so I used foam squares to adhere the bun girl and my sentiment. For a bit of sparkle I sprinkled in some silver freebie sequins I had in my stash from a previous Ink Road order.
For the second card I kept it clean and simple with the pretty pink background as the focal point. I took a piece of pink card stock and the same ink I had used when I had stamped the background and dragged it across my piece of card stock to make it that darker pink color. I sped up the drying process with my heat gun and checked to see if any embossing powder would stick. I prepped it with anti-static powder then stamped my sentiment using clear embossing ink and then coated it using white embossing powder. I tapped off the excess and melted the powder with my heat tool. Once it cooled off I cut it down to a strip that measures 4 inches wide. I adhered it flat onto my card base and added a bit of sparkle using a mix of the Jana Holographic gems and Heather Pearl flat back gems. I hope ya’ll liked these cards! I’m so excited to send them out! Until next time roadies!-Lorena