Well, it’s technically the next day now, so why not just finish and then I can concentrate my day tomorrow on just doing cards, or working on my next smash book….yup, sounds like a plan. Okay, so two more posts to go…..sorry for those that have followed me with their email….ooppsss.
I’ve had this long string of tiny little Christmas lights hanging on a wire rack in my craft space for some time now. I kept thinking there must be someway to incorporate them into a card…..then I was looking through one of my crafting magazines last weekend and….there it was….a card using little mini Christmas lights!!! So a Christmas card in March it was! My friend Lauren over at Laurenscraft has been cranking out Christmas cards like crazy all year. She’s determined to have all her Christmas cards done by the time she needs to send them out this year so she’s not scrambling to get them all done at the last-minute. Great idea I think!!
A nice CAS card…..some shimmering white cardstock pop-dotted onto a white card base, with a white doily attached. A circle cut from the same shimmering paper has been stamped and embossed in silver with the word JOY. (I had tried to stamp and emboss on the doily….ya, big mistake. Did you know these doilies have about a thousand little tiny indentations on them that just like to grab hold of the silver embossing powder.) So, like I tell my friends when we get together to get inky, it’s never a mistake….it’s an opportunity…..sooo, out with another piece of white shimmery cardstock to cover up the silver embossing mess!! Attach the tiny Christmas lights and you have a Christmas card done up in no time at all….I wonder if the rest of my Christmas cards will go together this easy?? lol
Well, one more post and then I’m done. Aren’t you all glad I don’t get this far behind all the time??!! Thanks for checking my little piece of the web out……till next time!
I love trying new techniques and this one grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it. I have this nice little collection of Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. I lucked out with this bundle from a girl who was getting out of scrapbooking (I know!! Who get OUT of scrapbooking??!!) and was selling all her stuff. She had this bundle of 10 bottles of the alcohol inks, three different mixatives, the blending solution, a full package of the felt applicators and an applicator tool……for $20!!! Cha Ching!! Sold!! Anyway, where was I……(sooo easily distracted …… squirrel…..lol). Okay, so here’s what I decided to do with these inks the other day. I was surfing You Tube videos and came across this awesome number…..check out the results…..
This is sooo easy peasy to do. Take a piece of glossy cardstock, your alcohol inks in a range of colors of your choice and start applying one drop of a single color at a time onto the glossy cardstock and let it spread out a bit. Take another color and put a drop close to your first drop and let the colors bleed together! As each color bleeds into the next a new color is created. Continue to do this until your piece of cardstock is covered as much as you need it to be for your card. The alcohol ink dries very quickly and in no time at all you can trim the cardstock down to your desired dimensions. I trimmed this one down to a little over 1 3/4″ and attached it to my piece of black cardstock.
Check out the finished card…..
I really like how colorful and bright this is. I decided to just stamp a simple flower design onto the card from my Close To My Heart ‘Treasure Life’ set and emboss it in white. I added the ‘because I CARE’ sentiment from my Stampin’ Up! set by the same name and embossed it in white as well. Pretty darn cool and very easy! And no bling on this card??!!
That’s it for tonight. My pillow is screaming at me to get to sleep……so, again. Thanks so much for stopping in to take a peak….I appreciate it and I love to read your comments! Till tomorrow…..
It’s funny how I know that I dream most nights as I sleep, but I rarely remember what those dreams are about once I wake up. There’s probably someone out there that could interpret that for me……however…..it’s really not that important to me that I remember what I dream about!
Miss Lynn (FMcrafter) is hosting this weeks Mix It Up challenge and she challenged us to use glitter. LOL……I was pretty sure I could handle this challenge as I’m adding the bling and/or glitter to allot of my cards. For this card however, I was dying to try out a glitter embossing powder I’d received as a hostess gift from an Embossed Cardstock swap I’d hosted last fall. I just love the look of this stuff against a black cardstock…..check it out!!
Check this out!! The butterfly stamp is from one of my favorite sets from Close To My Heart called ‘Find Your Style’ and I’ve used this swirly butterfly alot! That glitter embossing powder is by Stampendous and is called ‘Blue Tinsel’. I tell you, it’s very stricking in real life. I just had to add some extra bling…..the matchy matchy bow and the little Dream sentiment which is from my Close To My Heart ‘Live Inspired’ set. It was stamped with a Versamark and then heat embossed in black.
That’s it for my challenge cards that I did up for this week…..I think I may post one more card and then call it a night. Thank you so much for checking this out!