Turtley Great in Black & White

July 30, 2018

Turtley Great in Black & White

Hello everyone! I'm back to share another card using Turtley Great stamp set. I can't get myself past the typical colors for turtles so I'm back with another green tint card.

To create my background, I decided I wanted to use some alcohol inks to create a pretty subtle background using greens and one yellow ink. I wanted something soft so the turtles will stand out. As with all alcohol ink backgrounds, it's really hard to predict how it'll end up so I'm really glad how this turned out. It was a nice mix of greens and yellow in a soft, marbled effect.

Next, I die cut out some octagons in three different sized shapes. I used those to stamp three different turtles directly onto the die cuts, while masking off the stitched border. I had originally planned on coloring up the turtles but when I added the ground underneath the turtle and colored the background with yellow. I left them uncolored and was surprisingly pleased with how it looked. This definitely was outside my comfort zone, but I liked how it looked. I thought the alcohol inked background with hexagons was colorful enough.

Originally, I had only the three octagons with the turtles, but it looked a bit empty. I decided to add some additional hexagons colored in with the same yellow background the other turtles had.

What do you think? Does the black and white let the turtles really stand out? I'm really digging how this looks, so I hope you do too. 

I'll see you guys next time for another card! 

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