Monday, January 30, 2012

Never Stop Going!

Hi everyone! Today I tried something for the first time.....alcohol inks! Thanks to Shirley aka wannabcre8tive, who is the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast this week! Shirley has the most fun gallery, with so many different styles and projects......when I saw her first card using alcohol inks, I knew it was time to open up the package I had bought two years ago and never had to guts to try....until now! Thanks for the inspiration, Shirley!!

I needed a masculine birthday card to mail to a friend tomorrow, so I chose the "Never Give Up" set by Our Daily Bread designs. I just love the grunge sets that came out this month! I chose eggplant and olive alcohol inks, plus a little silver and pearl mixed in, then blended it with the blending solution. I will definitely have to get more colors and practice with different looks. After the background was done, I used Stazon Jet Black to stamp my image, which would have been more prominent, except I am out of re-inker. I colored an extra piece so that I could stamp the Grunge Cross and cut it out with the Grunge Cross Die. I didn't want this card to be too busy, so I just added some piercing and black brads.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs 'Never Give Up' and 'Grunge Cross' matching single;
Cardstock: SU Basic Black and Glossy White;
Ink: Alcohol Inks and Stazon Jet Black;
Accessories: ODBD 'Grunge Cross' die, black brads, Paper piercer and template, foam tape;
Size: A2.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!!


Sandee said...

This is stunning Angella!!! Love it!

Queen Mary said...

Angie, I love THIS look! Especially with this grunge set.