Alcohol ink is back! Yes, it’s the same Tim Holtz/Adirondack/Ranger stuff you bought years ago, but it has returned — with a new surface, Yupo, to play on.
Join me for this class at Scrappy Chic in Livonia and we’ll use four different techniques to make card backgrounds. Then, we’ll turn them into quick, fun cards you can send to anyone.
Click here for details … call the store at 248-426-9020 to register.
When someone does something special for you, you want a special way to say thank you … So, when my mom treated me to lunch and gave me some extra money for the Great Lakes Mega Meet, I wanted to thank her in a way she would really enjoy.
I created this card from products I purchased there … watercolor flower paper from Ken Oliver and a stamp that said, “Mom,” from Art Gone Wild. My mom loves to garden and she appreciates the beauty and work that goes into make a topiary. She also love cats and has many statues of them hidden in her gardens. So, when I saw this stamp, I knew it was perfect for her. In fact, the only thing that would have made it better is if it was a real topiary and not a stamped image!
I used Copic markers to color the image … I mixed a few different color families of green to get the shading more realistic. And, although you cannot see it in the photograph, I added Wink of Stella glitter in clear to the pot to give it a subtle metallic coppery feel.
I’m on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with step-by-step directions to make this adorable thank-you card. Don’t you love those bunny slippers!?!
The technique to make the background is magic … with a few pieces of cardstock, some double-sided adhesive and an embossing folder, you can turn one sheet of Shimmer Sheetz into three!! I only used one here, but I have two more to make two additional cards. There are both directions and a video on the ECD blog for you to learn how to create Shimmer magic, too. Check it out, here.