Alcohol class part 3

Final card today from my alcohol ink class. This card was a happy accident as I didn’t like the image once I had stamped it so I wiped it off and noticed it’s left a resist image of the stamp.

This card uses the 9 square leaf stamp from Woodware. The background has been created using Yupo paper and alcohol inks in Terracotta, Ginger and Lettuce.

I dropped some of each of the alcohol ink onto the Yupo and then added some blending solution . You can leave it to try as it is or blend more using some felt . It drys very quickly and I then stamped in Archival Ink Coffee Bean.

Then I took some kitchen paper and wiped the ink off to reveal the pattern. Simply matted into some brown cardstock and a sentiment from John Lockwood Everyday Sentiment stamp set and die cut it with one of his tag dies.

Back tomorrow with one of Kerrys recent Christmas cards from her club


Alcohol ink part 2

Good evening, second of my alcohol ink cards today this time using Woodware Vellum instead of Glossy card. I used Aqua and Pool with some Blending Solution in a swiping motion. I used Nellie Snellen dot mask to create the background using some more blending solution on a foam pad .The mermaid is from Hunkydory and the little stamps and sentiment are included in the set . I added some Glamour Dust to her tail and body. The Black frame is made using Square nesting dies.

Hope you like it, back tomorrow with a card using Yupo paper.


Alcohol Ink class part 1

My class last week used alcohol inks, it was lovely to go back to a product I have not used in years. There are some new colours coming out soon. The card I am posting today uses the inks the original way on glossy card and adding dots of glue to a felt pad on a rectangular Ranger blending tool. I used Pink Sherbet and Wild Plum along with some of the Silver Mixitive and a little Blending Solution. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show well in photo, but it makes a lovely marbled effect.

I cut out the coloured piece of glossy card using one of the new Creative Expressions Sue Wilson release called Sophia. The flowers are from John Next Door as is the sentiment.

Back tomorrow with another Alcohol ink card this time using vellum

Have a great Sunday


Mask Technique part 3

Last card today using the Nellie Snellen Swirls Mask. This time I used Pixie Powders Scarlet Mist and Bronze Blush. Instead of spraying I sprinkled some onto my mat and sprayed with a little water and then using one of the smoothies carefully sponged it through the mask in random areas and I didn’t go right over to the edge , which I quite like. The photo doesn’t show the mica unfortunately. The card is in the shop if you want a better look.

I went around the edge with a glue pen and sprinkled Wow Fools Gold on top, tapped off and then heated to make a nice edge. I stamped my Nellie Snellen flower stamp with embossing ink pad and used the Fools Gold again and heat set. The sentiment is from Woodware Special Birthday Sentiments set. The Oval die is from John Next Door tags set. Copper Mirror card has been used to mat, as it goes well with the embossing powder.

Have a great weekend


Mask Technique part 2

Back again, this time same stencil but its been embossed with Wow embossing powder Silver Sparkle.

I taped the mask down so it didn’t move and then with a embossing ink pad pushed the pad through the mask. It helps if you use an antic static pad first. I then tapped off the excess and heated it . The bow is from Sue Wilson called Itty Bitty and the heart dies are from Sweet Dixie. The sentiment is from John Next Door Everyday Sentiments and its been stamped onto a vellum heart and inked with Black Stazon. Finished off with a little Silver heart pearl.

Tomorrows card uses Pixie Powders.


Mask Technique class part 1

Todays card is the first of three post using the same Nellie Snellen Swirls mask. I recently run a class that included the mask in the price so everyone got to keep the mask to play with at home. I did different techniques for each card.

First up, simply using Distress Inks to blend through the mask. I had already decided on my fairy stamp from Nellie Snellen so I picked some pretty colours of ink to use. They were Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade and Cracked Pistachio. I just picked up one colour at a time and randomly sponged through the colour in different areas, blending and overlapping as I went.

I used some circle dies to mat and layer and then created an aperture to sponge through for where the Fairy was going. The sentiment is from John Next Door Everyday sentiments. I added some essential twinkle with a glue pen and some Glamour Dust glitter.

Tomorrows card uses Wow embossing powder.


Dotty Flowers

Good morning, todays post uses the Lisa Horton Dotty Flowers stamp set. It was a card I created for my Card & Cuppa class a few weeks ago. I used Distress Oxides ink pads to stamp the flowers and leaves and then cut them out. The background has been created with a Nellie Snellen Dots mask and some Distress ink Pumice Stone through it.

The sentiment is from John Next Door Everyday Sentiments stamp and I finished off with a fine liner pen around the edges.

Back tomorrow with more ideas.


Christmas Club with Kerry

Kerry’s Christmas cards to show you today, from her club class.


Dies are from Creative Expressions and we still have some Christmas dies left that are part of the product of the month so 15% off, great time to grab a bargain.

Kerry runs her Christmas class twice a month on a Wednesday and repeated on a Saturday. Its a great way to get ahead start on this years cards and get them done before the rush kicks in.

Back tomorrow with a card from my Card & Cuppa class.