Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thanks to CTMH's Florentine

There are so many really nice paper packets and stamps in the new Spring CTMH Idea Book, that I don't know which to share next!  It was my turn to host another challenge over at Crafting By Designs so I jumped on the opportunity to share more product.
This card features so many fun things.  First off, the pattern paper is from Florentine.  Florentine is a terrific muted color, antique looking paper packet that I plan to use for the remainder of those Europe trip pictures I have.  The "Thanks" is from one of those great "A" sized stamp sets.  I love these...they are only $6.95 and are so very usable.  More about how I did that background later.  Anyway, the little flower in the bottom corner is from the new Paper Flower Embellishments.  As soon as I can find some time, I will scrap some of those Europe pictures and really show off Florentine!

Because this card was made for a challenge, I wanted to do something interesting.  I dug out my alcohol inks to do the background.  I cut a piece of glossy card stock (alcohol inks need glossy paper.)  I filled my felt applicator with butterscotch ink and gold and randomly blotted it on the paper.  Next, I added the the mixative solution to "break" the color apart on the paper.  This step creates the marble look.  I heat embossed the "Thanks" in Cocoa powder.  The alcohol inks create a really wonderful background.  And, I am planning a workshop featuring this technique.

Don't forget to take a look at the Close To My Heart new Spring Idea Book.  It is one of the nicest IB's in recent memory!  For Now, Happy Crafting!

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

Looove the alcohol ink background! And the card colors are gogeous!!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Cindy this is a gorgeous card - the colors are so rich and elegant. Love it!!
Doris :)

Francis Ames said...

This card looks great! I can see the raised letters from the heat embossing. Thanks for sharing the ink technique it adds a really nice element to the card.

Brenda Frerichs said...

This card is a step above. I especially like the embossed sentiment. Lovely job! :-)