Greetings! I have a new post for White Rose Crafts today, that uses a Gel Press print, as well as items from AALL & Create. I am really in love with the Basic Veggies stamp set, so that was my jumping off point for today’s card.
I went through a bunch of my Gel Press prints, knowing I wanted to work with the radishes. I found a print that was made with acrylic paints and alcohol inks, and I cut it down to fit on my card front. I stamped the radishes on a piece of watercolor paper and painted them. I then fussy cut just the radishes themselves.
I figured out where I wanted the radishes to be, and I stamped the full image on to the monoprint and heat embossed it. Next, I adhered the painted radishes to the embossed image. I wanted to add more to the monoprint, so I used the Crack Up stamp with a purple StazOn ink, and portions of the Lotza Trainglz with Archival Ink. I used these types of ink because the monoprint surface is slick, and regular dye or pigment inks would smear easily on it. I needed some words, so I dug through an old box from K & Co (does anyone remember them?) that was called “Words to Go” and found the “exotic” and “barbecue.” I thought it was perfect. I decided to add some marks to the card, so I used a white Posca pen and a black Galaxy marker to add lines, faux stitching, and other marks to add interest to the card. Lastly, I inked the edges of my white card base with Spun Sugar and Salvaged Patina Distress Ink.
I love combining a mish-mash of things to come up with a finished project. I think this card has a bit of humor, and plenty of things to look at, without being overwhelming. Cards made in this style are some of my favorites to create. I’ll be using more of the Basic Veggies set soon, so I hope you’ll visit again. The White Rose Crafts shop is in the midst of a big move, so the shop is currently closed. It will reopen on September 1st. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!