Monday, March 7, 2011

You're Dandy!

I love making tie dye backgrounds with alcohol inks. Sometimes rainbow, sometimes purples, sometimes earthy colors...all have a kaleidoscopic look. My 5-year-old daughter likes to make these with me, and they're easy enough that she can do them with a little assistance. The only problem is she often inadvertently spits on hers.  :)

We made some tie dye backgrounds yesterday to use in Practicing Creativity Designs' Sketch Challenge. Here's the final card I came up with:

The stamps are from the "You're Dandy" set.  The yummy linen ribbon is from May Arts, and I think I could go through 100 yards of it.

Here's a closer view of the paper--sorry for the glare. It is harder to stamp on the photographic paper, and I've found that only white and black ink will have enough contrast. The sentiment is heat embossed to enhance the contrast.

Thanks for looking!

Here are the details:
Cardstock: White (PTI), Turquoise (Bazzill)
Stamps: Just Dandy (PCD)
Ribbon: Sunny Yellow Linen (May Arts)
Pigment Ink: Frost White (ColorBox)
Alcohol Inks: Citrus, Watermelon, Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Lettuce, Wild Plum, Sunset Orange, Stream, Sailboat Blue, Purple Twilight (Ranger)
Embossing Powder: Detail White (my stash)
Other: Photo paper


  1. This is so much fun! Love how the white of your stamping stands out and shines against the wonderful background.

  2. What a FUN what you've done...that background is fab.

  3. Oh that is way fun! Those colors are awesome!

  4. Wow, Jocelyn! That background you created looks AMAZING -- I love the boldness of it! And that yellow ribbon is awesome, too!

  5. love this....what a cool bg you have created. Makes me smile!

  6. Fab card! Loving the bright bold colors!


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