I hope everyone has had a great week! It has flown by...where is September? We are half way through already!
So I don't have Tuesday's card ready. I am not sure if I like it. Crazy huh? So I will keep looking at it blankly until I can figure out something to do with it.
Until then I do have a great Friday project! It's my sister birthday so of course I have to make her a card!
Get out your alcohol inks and some stamps and let's get started!
The technique I am going to use for part of my card comes from Tim Holtz at:
He's got some other great videos on how to so check 'em out!
I used a piece of glossy photo paper. This is different than what Tim uses. This is what I had on hand.
Alcohol inks--check Keyboard Can Duster--check Look at those splatters!
I liked how this turned out, but I want my sentiment to go on the card, and that purple is too dark. So I do another one. On the one below I use less air and drop the ink on the paper and move the paper around (in the air) to move the droplets. I added a few drops of the mixing solution to get colors to blend and move in different directions.
Remember my clock stamp set? It's back! Time to celebrate!! I was impressed with the clarity of my stamps on the glossy paper. Also, I used Staz On ink so it will dry on the glossy surface. Not all stamp pads will.
I probably should have stopped here, but there are gears on the stamp sheet!
Here's the finished card on the outside.
On the inside I put a rub-on on (?) and left all 4 "happy birthday" lines intact. I stamped a flourish on the side, because you know what? I didn't place my sentiment in the middle. Then my flourish came out lighter than I would have liked it, but I am going to leave it. If I try to go back over it, I will just double the image and that to me is worse. It's serendipity...and I just go with it! Until next my friends, take some time to celebrate!