Tuesday, 11 September 2018

MCV108 - Season's Greetings

Here's my card for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge where Kimberly gave us this inspiration:

I focused on Kimberly's:
-row of artistic trees
-colourful mat

I had a previously-made alcohol ink panel that had a distinctly Christmas feel to it - it ranged from yellow to orange to pink to red to green.

I pulled that out and decided to try the Alcohol Lift ink. I stamped the row of trees onto the panel and then wiped the panel with a dry cloth. It definitely worked, but I was hoping that the outline would be whiter, so I stamped it again (I had it on my MISTI, so re-stamping was very easy). It did lift a bit more ink but still wasn't as white as I had hoped. (Since I made this card, I've been advised that the Alcohol Lift ink works best with a 'fresh' alcohol ink background - I haven't had a chance to test that yet!)

I used the matching die to cut it out and popped it up on the white panel, where I had previously stamped the sentiment.

I created a border from the alcohol ink panel (don't worry, I cut out the centre so there's not much actually on the card, and I still have plenty of my pretty panel to use for future projects! lol!).

I popped the trees up on the panel with foam tape and then I got out my white gel pen and went over the lines, and added snow. Given the slick surface of the Yupo paper, I wasn't 100% sure the gel pen would dry, but it did!

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  1. What a wonderful make Ardyth - love the colours in your trees, and the fact that you were able to successfully use the white gel pen on them.

  2. Darling card. love those trees. thank you for answering my unasked comment of I hope she saved some of that paper.


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