Miss Ink Stamps – If Things Made Sense

Hey everyone! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with another addition to the Alice card collection. This time we’re falling down the rabbit hole…where nothing makes sense anymore, and we’re late.

I started with the background on this card, blending distress oxides and using the Rabbit Hole stencil. I did a little different color combo for my distress oxide blending today and I like how it worked out.

I always start with an oversized panel so I can trim whichever way I want. It helps if my stencil isn’t centered or the ink blends one edge better than another. Anyway, today I used faded jeans for the center and ground espresso for the edges. Then I splattered the panel with watered down bits of both colors. I sprayed my stencil with pixie spray and laid it over top, then pounced on some tattered rose for the swirls. I flicked some of this watered down ink over the panel as well.

Next, I stamped and colored my images from Alice and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. I added foam squares to the back and used them as a guide for where to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment. This is one from the Wonderland Wisdom set. These quotes are fantastic. Once that was complete, I added the background panel to a card base and adhered my images in place.

Things looks a little sparse so I went back to the drawing board and came up with the fun idea to add a frame. I used the Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangles. I cut one from gold mirror cardstock and then cut the center out with the next size down. I added liquid glue to the frame and carefully fit it around the images. I love what this does for the whole design!

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the rabbit’s watch, glasses and buttons, and Alice’s shoes and headband.

Given the world we live it right now, I think this card is fairly appropriate and would be fun to send to just about anyone. Don’t you?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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