Happy hump day to you! How do you find inspiration for your projects? I’ve been looking at clothing trends lately to find inspiration for my cards.

Today’s design came from a dress I spotted on Amazon. It was a half black, half white sheath dress with an aqua design separating the colors. I didn’t want to copy exactly, so I made my own interpretation… with extra sequins, of course!


To make the card front, I stamped my design with Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink in Tide Pool on a piece of Pop-Tones cardstock in Sweet Tooth. Then, stamped over it again with Versamark Ink. I used a clear detail embossing powder the emboss the design since I was going to do a resist technique to make the aqua color pop.


Next, I blended in some Versafine CLAIR Ink in Nocturne from the embossed side, creating a rounded area for the sentiment; I also dabbed ink around the edges.


Once I had the blend as black as I wanted, I used an old rag to wipe off the excess from the embossed design. Then, I stamped the sentiment (Beautiful Flowers, Simon Says Stamp) and colored in the word “loved” with a Copic BG11 Sketch Marker. It matched the Tide Pool Ink almost perfectly!


And last but certainly not least, I added a little sparkle with glitter spritz from Tsukineko and a few flat sequins, and attached it to a card base.


Don’t forget that the Pop-Tones cardstock is on special until the end of the month, so you have a few more days to stock up on some cardstock that is fabulous for ink blending! Have a great day!

️  Niki • cardstoq.com • @cardstoq (on Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter)


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