Friday, 18 August 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Colours and Sketches, City Crafters, HLS Anything Goes with Dies

I wanted to join in the Summer Fun over at AAA Cards and also took inspiration from the CAS Colours and Sketches colours. Also seemed like a good excuse to use the new SSS Summer sentiments.

The background is a little smooshing with acetate and I've sponged ink onto the die-cut flipflops.

Linking up to four challenges:
AAA Cards - Summer Fun
CAS Colours and Sketches - Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
City Crafters - Project with no flowers

Thanks so much for looking!


Take it, it's yours  

Thursday, 17 August 2017

CAS Mix Up, City Crafters, Seize The Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday

My alcohol inks "landscape" looks quite intricate but was fairly quick and simple to make. Here's how:

1. Put some blending solution onto your Yupo card, add a couple of drops of yellow and red ink, tilt the card to spread it all over the card. Leave to dry completely.
2. Put a line of blue ink across the card and quickly add one or two drops of yellow and green. 
3. Use the flat edge of a drinking straw to smoosh the inks across the card and blend the colours and the magic happens!
4. Add more blue and green and spread with the straw until happy with the results.
5. The "sun" was made using a cotton bud and drop of blending solution to wipe off the ink.

And there we have it, smooshing with a straw.

I'm playing at:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Alcohol Inks + Your choice
City Crafters - You don't bring me flowers (project with no flowers on it)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes



Saturday, 12 August 2017

CAS Mix Up, Happy Little Stampers CAS, House of Cards, Just Us Girls, Watercooler Wednesday

stamping, alcohol inks, die-cutting, sequins, heat embossing

Hi everyone and happy Saturday!

Been playing with alcohol inks again. This time I used the smooshing technique. I drizzled three shades of pink and red ink onto a piece of kitchen foil and placed a piece of Yupo card onto it. The flowers were heat embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut out.

Playing along at five challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Alcohol Ink + your choice
House of Cards - Floral Images and/or Colours
Just Us Girls - Shine
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays

Thanks so much for looking! Have a lovely weekend.



Friday, 4 August 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Mix Up

alcohol inks, stamping, heat embossing, die-cutting

Happy Friday, everyone! I wanted to make a happy colourful card so used my alcohol inks to create a rainbow panel. 

Using a piece of Yupo card, I drizzled a band of the first colour across the top of the card, tilting the card from side to side to move the ink around, waited until that was dry and then repeated with all the other colours. The bubble effect was created by tapping lightly with a cotton bud and some blending solution.

For CAS Mix Up (alcohol inks + stamping + your choice) and AAA Cards - Rainbow.