MFT Summer School Complementary Colors Peaceful Wildflowers

I wanted to create a card for the My Favorite Things Summer School Complementary Colors with Purple and Yellow, but I really wanted to try something out that had been spinning in the back of my mind for a while and this is stamping with Distress Oxide Inks onto an Alcohol Inked Background.  I love the way it turned out, but be aware that it takes a LONG time for the Oxide Inks to dry.

For the background I used Alcohol Inks Sunshine Yellow, Dandelion, and Latte on Ranger Yupo Paper with Alcohol Blending Solution.  I never get tired of see the unique patterns it creates, which are pretty much outside of your control, you really have to be okay with going with the “flow”.  Before it was completely dry I added some iCraft Deco Foil in Gold and set the background aside to dry completely.  Before stamping I die cut the background with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.

I knew I would need a solid image for this technique to really work the way I envisioned it, so I pulled out My Favorite Things Peaceful Wildflowers.  I stamped in stages starting with the center stem using Distress Oxide Wilted Violet.  Next I stamped the two items directly to the sides in my regular MISTI and then stamped the outside stems in my Mini-MISTI.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and the same ink was used to stamp it.

I set it aside to dry for about an hour, but it was still wet, so I carefully added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of the rectangle.  My first pass was to place it on a white cardbase, but I didn’t like the way that looked, so I went through my stash of cardstock to find a matching purple and created a side folding A2 cardbase.  The stamped panel was adhered to the cardbase using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

It is still sitting on my desk top and isn’t yet dry.  I’ll give it until tomorrow morning and then spray it was a fixative.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Peaceful Wildflowers
  • Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Dandelion, Latte
  • Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • iCraft Deco Foil Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam