Monday, July 6, 2015

LOVE... you mean so much to me! 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
It was a peaceful weekend for me... no parties, fireworks, or parades. My husband and I took a quick day trip to Talkeetna for the first time and saw some of Denali but it was halfway obscured by clouds.
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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  1. Hello Kris such a beautiful card looking forward to more of the beauty you create. Hope all is well and that you r settling in to your new employment
    Kind Regards

  2. Love your sweet card Kris, gorgeous butterfly too...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  3. Fantastic effect! Great background! Thanks for joining us at Simply Papercraft, good luck!
    Jennifer, DT

  4. Terrific card!! That big bold butterfly is pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!


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