Hi Crafty Friends,
My card today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we challenge each other to create something using supplies we all own.
This month our challenge is to create a card using any Tim Holtz product. This could include Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Alcohol Inks, Stencils, Stampers Anonymous Stamps etc etc .... lots of options for this one.
As I recently received my order of the new Alcohol Pearl inks, I decided to use those for the challenge this month. I love the pearl finish these have on a card and I can already tell I will be using these a lot!
So far I have been having fun playing with a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared back in March where she applied a long piece of felt to a protractor or stamp block and added the alcohol pearl ink to the edge of the felt and then swiped it over the card a number of times until you get the look you want. You can see her tutorial here. When I was making a card recently for an upcoming challenge, I noticed that I could apply the alcohol pearl inks to normal cardstock using this method. As I had so many panels to ink up for the card I was creating today, I decided to use normal white cardstock rather than Yupo Paper to save my Yupo. Please note that the inks don't move on this cardstock for other alcohol ink techniques, just the swiping method.
For my card today I decided to pull out my Crafter's Companion Square Twist Card which makes a Pop Up Book Card.
For my background panels, I applied Tranquil, Celestial & Sublime Alcohol Pearl Inks to a long piece of felt attached to a protractor and swiped it over my cardstock continually until I got the look I wanted. I then used the large background stamp from the Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Borders Clear Stamp set using white embossing powder. These were then die cut using the layering dies from the Square Twist Card.
To decorate my card I used Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Mermaids Clear Stamp set.
For the front of my card I added another background panel and then added a circle to the lower left hand corner of the card.
I added a sand base to this circle using Lawn Fawns Stitched Hillside Border. This was colored using Alcohol Pearl Inks in Alchemy and Mineral.
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