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Freshly Made Sketches

Hi,  The card I have for you today was such a bear for me to photograph and looks a lot better in real life. I thought the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches looked kind of fun so I took some of the alcohol ink backgrounds I made yesterday and used them for this simple card. You must look closely to see the four strips of white paper I have framing in the HO HO HO. Those strips were made with my Fiskars cutter. The letter die is MFT and the snowflakes are a Memory Box Die-on purple sparkly paper.

The fun background paper was made with alcohol inks including a lot of Silver Mixative. I may have gotten carried away. ūüėČ I have quite a lot of paper left for another card!

Take care, Nanc’


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Alcohol Ink Lifting…so fun!

Hello there,¬† This morning after I went and visited my dad, it was raining, so it was a perfect time to go play in the studio.¬† I knew I was going to get messy! I had so much fun making some awesome backgrounds. Thank goodness the manicure isn’t for another couple of weeks. LOL¬† ¬†Have you tried alcohol inks on Acetate?¬† It works so very well! The first thing I did was take my yellow and orange inks and spread them all over my piece of acetate. Then I took my sun stencil ( that clearly will never look the same) and used a blending solution to remove some of the colors.¬† Note: It happens very quickly on acetate. It was so simple with great results!¬† ¬†Last, I knew I had a perfect Verve stamp set to use for my additional sun and greeting. I colored the sun with Copics and colored pencil.¬† Some added layers behind the greeting to give it some dimension and I was done. My card was inspired by three challenges: CAS Stencil , Just Add Ink, and CAS(E) this Sketch.¬† I chose -Summer the season I am currently in for Just Add Ink.

Here is another picture!¬† Thanks for the visit and happy crafting! I am praying for more rain…LOL Nanc’

 


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More Bees are Buzzing…..

I am back today with more Bumble Bees for the Twofer Challenge and the great sketch going on at Freshly Made! I told you I kinda got carried away and made just a few Bee cards the other day…LOL.¬† I have a bad habit of not wanting to waste any scraps and I had leftover Alchohol ink paper that I had to put to use, and then I had the bright negative pieces from a couple of days ago card, that I thought might be kinda fun to use.

In hindsight I am disappointed that I added the navy dots around the bee…but once I started I had to embrace it. Isn’t that DP gorgeous! I am sorry but I have NO idea whose it is.¬† If I had to take a wild guess I would say Blue Bunny. I got it from my Local Stamping store. Here is a closer look. The vellum bee really makes the card and doesn’t take away from that beautiful paper. The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh.¬† I made a mistake on the Sketch and centered my sentiment. ūüė¶

Here is another card that really showcases the paper beautifully, and the leftover negative pieces I couldn’t waste!¬† The sentiment is from Verve and the enamel dots are SU.

That is all for me today!¬† Hope you have a fabulous day however you wish to spend it! I am going back to party planning and might make a card or two. Nanc’

 

 

 


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CAS Christmas

Hello Friends, I have another Christmas card to share with you today and it’s¬†for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. ¬†The word they have for us this month is Poinsettia. I have this intricate poinsettia stamp from Verve that I just love and thought it might do the trick. I heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I decided to pair it up with this bold Alcohol ink paper that I made a few weeks ago. Besides being bow challenged it came out alright. I am going to put my Christmas greeting on the inside.¬†The one inch stitched square die is from SU. The outer rectangle is from MFT.

I am also linking my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s time for Clean and Simple.

Here is another one I made in a different color. 

Thanks for stopping in! Nanc’


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Alcohol Inks!

Hello, ¬†Hope you are having a great day! Have you jumped on the Alcohol Ink band wagon yet? ¬†You probably have, as I am usually pulling up the rear when it comes to Crafty trends. LOL. Bobby over at Just Us Girls picked that as our Trend this week, and boy oh boy am I enjoying them. I started out with a three pack and realized right away that that wasn’t going to be enough. ¬†I ran out the very next day and bought more. I made a total of 7 cards that day, but am only sharing two.

Here is the other one!  My only regret, is I decided at the last minute to put some alcohol ink on the above butterfly, as I felt it was to plain but immediately following my first droplet I remembered that the butterfly is made out of regular Card Stock and not glossy Card Stock. Rats!!! Well I think that is what I said. LOL After the first drop, I had no choice but continue the rest of the butterfly. I should have just cut out another butterfly and tried again but I will know better next time! 

Please come over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team and our Guest Hannelie have done. If you haven’t tried them you really must, or you can make your own ¬†using a nib of a sharpie, and Bobby has so kindly linked those¬†instructions¬†up for us over at JUGS. ¬†Take care, Nanc’