I played around with blending inks this past Friday to make some fun cards with some of the new products offered in the NEW CTMH Seasonal Expressions catalog.
I tend to go in spurts of things/techniques I like to play with.
So you will likely be seeing more cards from me over the next little while using this technique.
On the background circle (White Daisy cardstock), I blended Lagoon, Sapphire and Pacifica inks with seperate sponges.
The whitish splatters are from blending a little Pearl paint (long retired) mixed with water, and dipping my small paintbrush into it, then tapping the brush handle against the edge of my finger just above the cardstock piece.
I believe you can do the same with the CTMH White Daisy pigment ink re-inker, although I don't have a bottle of it to try it out. ;)
The adorable little spaceman on my card is from a brand NEW set called Stargazer Cardmaking stamp set. It is also available to purchase along with the matching Thin Cuts Dies.
All I added to the kit was some extra cardstock to create these 6 double page layouts.
And I seriously love how they turned out. They really are beautiful when you see them in person.
I usually offer my layouts as workshops, available for purchase, but the time has really gotten away from me this season and I find that I just don't have the time to create the instructions. (Which seriously take a LOT of time to do!)
But I still wanted to share my creations with you all.
Wow, I have been especially quiet over here, haven't I?
I blame it on vacation.
We went to Las Vegas the week of Halloween and I just haven't got my bloggin' groove back yet. lol
Since we got back, I have been posting some pictures right from my phone (which made it so easy) over on my Facebook page, of cards I have made. And here they are...
These first two cards use the November stamp of the month set - Through the Year, and Stronger Together which is a special stamp set that CTMH had designed specifically to benefit the Red Cross to help those affected by disasters such as the recent hurricanes in the US and wildfires this past summer in Canada and the US.
I used the Silver & Gold Scrapbooking stamp set with matching Thin Cuts dies for the card below.
I pulled out some pretty old retired stamp sets for this card, shown below.
I believe the set was called Ice Crystals.
I used another old retired set called Snowflakes (my personal fave) on this card below.
I used retired Cozy Christmas and retired Snowflakes stamp sets for this card below.
This one is my favourite. I used the Pen Pal Alphabet stamp set and the I ♥ Christmas Thin Cut die with the Gold Foil paper. So pretty.
6 additional sheets of #1385 White Daisy cardstock - $3.06
Additional tools to bring to class: paper trimmer, fine-tip scissors, adhesive, 3-D foam tape, and journal pen
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