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…..
Hey my little blog friends! I kinda thought I needed to do another card for this weeks Mix It Up challenge, which was to do a completely monochromatic card. I’d bought this lovely ribbon in the $1.50 bin at Michael’s and I’ve been itching to use it. My thought process was to use it on a non-monochromatic card, but I threw caution to the wind and thought, how hard could it be to make an all orange card?? So, learning my lesson from the white card, the first thing I checked out was ink…..yup, had a dark orangey ink that would work, check. Orange paper, check. Orange flower, check. Let’s dig in…..
Isn’t this ribbon sooo darn cute!! It has a very subtle pattern of little flowers on it. I was in an embossed cardstock swap last fall and so I decided to dig through and see if I had a piece of orange embossed cardstock I could use. Well, I found three differnt ones….couldn’t decide which one I wanted to use….so why not use all three!! I have a piece from the ‘Country Foliage’ folder, one from the ‘In Bloom’ folder and one from the ‘Petals A Plenty’ folder. Now I was smart enough to write down the names of the folders when I received my swap goodies…..not so smart as to also write down the name of the manufacturer…..ya. I thought the card needed some bling as well……searched through my stash of bling…..no orange. So I grabbed a clear bling swirl, my Ranger Alcohol Ink in Butterscotch and dabbed away at the top of the clear bling! I put about three or four layers of color on it letting it dry between coats and had my ornagey bling swirl!!
I had this beautiful orange Prima Flower and I love it! Just check out that orangey bling swirl…..pretty clever I am!! The sentiment is from my Close To My Heart Sentiments set and is a two part stamp. The front of the card says, “Faith is knowledge with the heart…..
The rest of the sentiment in on the inside of the card.
For the inside of the card I put a strip of the embossed cardstock and attached the second half of the sentiment to it….of course, with a little bit of bling on it….. 😉
The second half says, “beyond the reach of proof. – Kahlil Gibran”
So, here’s the whole card…..it’s allot of orange. For me, the jury is still out….
I’m off to post in my SCS Gallery and then go find my pillow.