Friday, May 20, 2016


Patterned Paper: K&Company
Alcohol Inks: Ranger
Die: Penny Black
Black Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment Stamp: Kaisercraft
Embossing Powder: Recollections

Note: It's hard to tell from the photo, but there is a little silver mixed in the bottom half of the panel (where the "water" should be) to make it look more like waves.  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Life is Good - 2

I used the negative of the "Life is Good" diecut from another card.

Card Base: DCWV
Diecut: My Minds Eye
Flower diecuts: My Minds Eye
Patterned Paper: K&Co.
Glitter: Stickles


Colouring Panel: Paper Wishes
Beautiful sticker: Heidi Swapp
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Sparkle: Wink of Stella

Hey There

This was copied from the example on the back of the paper pad: American Crafts - Maggie Holmes - Style Board. Sometimes it's a good thing not to have to think...

Sequins: ArtMind
Card Base: ???

Enjoy Every Moment

Card Base: Recollections
Cardstock: ???
Envelop: Art-C
Ephemera: Tim Holtz
Sentiment Stamp: Recollections

You could put a gift card in the envelope. 

Colouring Stamp

Card Base: ??
Stamp: Hampton Art
Black Ink: Ranger Archival
Distress Inks: Tim Holtz

I used the ink with a water pen to colour the images.


Card Base: Recollections
Heart: Recollections
Circle Punch: Fiskars
Ribbon: Celebrate It
Bee Stamp: Stampin Up
Twine: American Crafts and Queen & Co.
Eyelet: from my stash
Embossed Cardstock: ??
Ink: Distress Tim Holtz
Glitter: Wink of Stella

Note:  Please remember to help save the bees!!! 

SSZ Card Challenge - CAS

ScrapShotz card challenge to keep it simple.

Here's what I did:
  • scribbled some distress markers on my splat mat
  • sprayed with a little water
  • mopped it up with my watercolour paper
  • dried it then flicked some more water on it, dried it again
  • stamped the sentiment
  • added the twine and sequins
  • glued it to a card base.
Distress Markers: Tim Holtz
Twine: Hemptique
Sentiment Stamp: Impression Obsession
Sequins: ArtBin

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Alcohol Ink Cards

I took a class at Crop-A-While about a week ago.  It was on alcohol ink cards.  The teacher was Heather Telford.  She showed us different techniques which we then practiced on different types of paper. We were then supposed to make cards from these practice panels.  I only made one card at the class and that was from my friend's panel (she didn't like it but I did).  So I brought them home and did them up there. These are the results.

All Alcohol Inks are made by Ranger.

This first one was actually done before the class.  The ink is dotted on to the felt blending tool and pounced all over glossy photo paper.  The butterfly diecut (by Taylored Expressions) is placed over top and then trimmed to fit. (you've seen this one before in a previous post).

This next one was done with the panel my friend did.  The ink is dotted on the felt blending tool then swiped across the paper. Then you place a stencil over top and remove the ink with rubbing alcohol or alcohol based blending solution. The butterfly diecut is Penny Black (I think) and the diecut word is Little B.

This was done with the same technique as above except I didn't use a stencil. I did add some of the silver metallic fixative on the bottom part to simulate waves.  Again, I added the diecut and trimmed to fit.

Die: Penny Black
Patterned Paper: K&Company
Sentiment Stamp: Kaisercraft
Embossing Powder: Recollections

Three colours of alcohol ink were dotted onto a splat mat along with some blending solution.  You then take the paper and "swipe" up the colour until all the paper is covered.  I then used a leaf diecut and put the panel on solid cardstock.  I also have the diecut leaf to use on another card.

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: can't remember - it was a scrap I had leftover
Die: Sizzix
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Tag punch and "friends" stamp: Stampin Up

On this one, felt was diecut into the shape of a butterfly, temporarily adhered to a wooden block, dotted with three colours and used as a stamp.

Ribbon: Pebbles Inc.
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Die words: Little B
Card Base: DCWV 

On this last one, yupo paper was used.  It is like the plastic used in our bill currency.  It allows the ink to not dry as quickly and therefor it runs or blooms easier. I used this panel behind a diecut.

Card Base: DCWV
Diecut: MME
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Grand Bazaar (6x6 pad)
Sequins: ArtMind