Hello friends and happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful (and hopefully creative) weekend. This is Design Team member Crystal Komara here today sharing two cards I made using the new Adornment Oak Leaf dies and some alcohol ink backgrounds. I love creating backgrounds with alcohol inks, they add so much visual contrast and color to cards. For more alcohol ink inspiration that I’ve created using Birch Press Design products, please check out this vibrant pink pumpkin or these blue balloons.

Card details:

The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. This is my go-to cardstock for everything from die cutting, Copic coloring, card bases, ink blending, all of it. I create my alcohol ink backgrounds on high quality photo paper (in lieu of the more pricey Yupo paper). I promise it works just as well and it will save you money. For this first card I used violet alcohol ink, salmon alcohol ink and Valencia alcohol ink (all by Ranger Adirondack).

I die cut the Adornment Oak Leaf dies from purple cardstock, rust colored cardstock and then gold glitter cardstock. I then layered the more detailed gold leaf layer over the solid colored cardstock using a fine tip glue. I adhered the leaves to the card and then stamped the sentiment “forever grateful” in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. This sentiment is from the Brush Sentiments clear stamp set. I used an oval punch to punch out the sentiment and adhered it to the card with some linen thread behind it for added texture.

For the second card, I used the exact same alcohol ink background and card measurements, except I used just cranberry alcohol ink. I die cut the Adornment Oak Leaf from cranberry cardstock and gold glitter cardstock. I layered the two together before adhering them to the card with 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I used the same sentiment and again added linen thread beneath the sentiment for texture.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s cards! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!