Crafty Friends are the Best Friends

Crafty people get into messes all the time! I am not talking about trouble (although some of us may 😉). I am talking about messy messes. You know what I mean, alcohol ink on your hands, embossing powder all over your work statIon and more.

Sometimes the mess doesn’t turn out the way you thought What do you do then? Well, in this case you just go with the flow. I am new to alcohol inks, alloys, blending solution and everything Tim Holtz I don’t like messes. But as the song goes, I just need to ”Let It Go”. I am trying….really!

So today’s card started off with with an alcohol ink session While I loved the panel I wanted more color So rather than setting it aside, never to be used again, I carried on like a wayward son.

I can’t really explain the process I used for the alcohol panel I can tell you I used a Gelli Arts plate, purple and turquoise alcohol ink, a silver alloy and some bubble wrap and Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White 110lb cardstock.

The panel needed more color so I got out the 3 Circle Stencils LDRS Hybrid Inks. These will be listed below.

I then worked on my focal point using the Perfect Petals layering die set from LDRS CREATIVE. I left the main die white and added coordinating colors to the smallest blossom and the stem.

I cut a few additional layers in white and glued them together for dimension. The sentiment strip is also from LDRS CREATIVE. Their sentiments are great as they have multiple sayings and a coordinating die to cut them out. I love having bunches ready to go.

Next, I arranged my focal point, added some bling and the card was finished.

This post is pretty short because I have very little knowledge of alcohol prints from gel plates. I would encourage you to watch Birgit Koopsen’s video here or ANY of Tim Holtz’s demos.

As always, thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate all my crafty friends!


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