|LOVE...you mean so much to me!|
Hello and welcome!
I've had the whole holiday weekend off work and got to play today with ink! I made this card from some experimenting I was doing in my first time using Ranger alcohol re-inkers on glossy paper. I've had some of the inks and alcohol blending solution for a year or more but had never gotten around to playing with them until I got the glossy paper!
The butterfly itself is the alcohol ink in Festive Berries on the glossy card stock. I just randomly dropped the re-inker and then the solution over the top of it. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect but I like the reaction effect and die cut the Memory Box Chloe butterfly from the finished red paper. I saved the inside pieces and used them here (I'll use the "frame" of the red butterfly on another card).
I did a background for my card to go on with Ranger Distress inks... this is always so fun and it never reacts the same way twice! I wanted a soft greenish blue so the butterfly would pop! I kept tapping the watercolor paper into the inks and drying it so there would be lots of fun splotches!
Then I cut the butterfly again from black cardstock that I made shiny with Ranger Glossy Accents. I added all the red pieces into the black frame. This is called paper piecing and was just like doing a puzzle!
I added a sentiment from an obscure company (got it on Blitsy) in Versafine black onyx ink. I also added some clear, shiny hearty sequins I got from the dollar store! They're fun because looking straight at the card you can't really see them but when the light hits them.... BLING!.... there they are! I rounded three of the corners and the card was done!
|Denali from 60 miles away|
There were lots of tourists, of course, but it was a fun road trip away from home! Next we want to make a run to Fairbanks!
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
Stamps: Sentiments (unknown from Blitsy site)
Paper: Neenah 110 lb; Ranger watercolor
Ink: Ranger alcohol inks (festive berry); Ranger distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers)
Accessories/Tools: MISTI, Ranger Multi Matte Medium, heart sequins
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