Hi there Hollowers! I hope you are doing well and are having fun with the contents of the October Subscription Box . I know that I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with the Maker Forte products and can’t wait to show you more in the coming weeks!
For today’s card, I will be using the 6 x8 stamp set that is included in the October box as well as the Color Hive ink. This is a quick and easy card that would be perfect for mass holiday card making production!
The inks that I am using today are from Catherine Pooler. The colors that I used were Rouge, Lime Rickey, Limoncello, Pixie Dust, Orange Twist, and All that Jazz. These inks are dye based inks which makes them perfect for the faux watercoloring technique that I am using on today’s card.
I started out by placing a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock into my stamping platform. Next, I grabbed the wreath stamp from the stamp set and inked up about 1/6 of the stamp (since I will be using six colors, I tried to evenly distribute the ink on the stamp). Then I sprayed a little bit of water onto the inked stamp and then shut the door to my stamping platform onto the Bristol cardstock. This created a watercolor look. I used my heat tool to dry the ink and then repeated the process until I had used all six colors.
I then used Waffle Flower nesting dies to cut the center and outside of the wreath. I decided to fussy cut around the outside of the wreath to give it more of a wreath look, rather than the perfect circle that the die created.
To finish the card, I used a piece of white pearlescent cardstock and embossed that using an embossing folder from my stash. Then, I splattered that cardstock with black splatter and then all of the colors that I used on the wreath except the Limoncello (which would have been too light to see).
The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of vellum using the Maker Forte Color Hive ink and silver embossing powder was used for the sentiment.
I popped up the wreath using circle foam dots and added a ribbon and some rainbow gems and that completes today’s card!
Until next week, take care!