Hello to my wonderful blog family…..my first post for the New Year! I’ve been blessed to have my Mom here off and on over the holidays and she’s in Saskatchewan, between my sister’s house and mine, till the 15th of January!! I love it when she comes to visit because we usually end up down in my craft room playing. We’ve pretty much spent the last two days down here and playing with my Cricut machine……having a blast too!! I also spent some time making a card for the Alphabet Challenge over on the Splitcoaststampers (SCS) site that I’ve been kind of MIA from for a while. Busy, busy life I have. I dug out a stamp set I’ve had for a few months and decided it was time it saw some ink. I love this set and will work great for those hard to create masculine cards. Here’s what I came up with for the letter Y – Yacht. (clever, huh….LOL)
This is the stamp set called Open Sea by Stampin’ Up!. I bought the paper pack to go with the stamp set too……it’s filled with fantastic papers that will lend themselves wonderfully to masculine cards.
I’m off again to go back to playing with Mom in the craft room…..I’ll come back and show you some more cards this week…..we’ve been having alot of fun with my Cricut machine. Later lovely ladies!!
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…..