Tim’s tag for July uses a fun technique involving alcohol ink and canned air. (Check out the link for a video with the details.)
His tag was patriotic, but I decided to make a few birthday cards for guys instead.
After making ink splats with Gold Metallic Mixative, Sailboat Blue, Watermelon, Sunset Orange and Stream alcohol inks I stamped Ranger Glossy Cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink using Tim’s The Journey and Curious Possibility stamp sets.
The best way to do this is to stamp larger images first, then fill in the remaining areas with the smaller stamps, collage style. Notice that the Archival Ink doesn’t do as well over the metallic ink. That may be because I didn’t let it dry long enough. Since it’s a collage, I didn’t worry about it.
The 8.5″ x 11″ glossy paper was cut into 2.75″ x 4.25″ pieces, enough for eight cards. (They’re all pretty similar, so I’m only showing you two.)
The collage panel was mounted to some colored cardstock and then glued to a Kraft cardstock card base.
There you have it, quick and easy birthday cards for guys.