Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Stronger Together...

Hi my friends, I'm sharing a card I made with the new Alcohol and Alochol Inks from Tim Holtz, a card with an encouraging message when we are all feeling a little fearful and anxious.  A message that we can get through this if we all stay at home, limit contact with others and practice diligent hygiene. We are all in this together, we all have to make sacrifices and changes to our lives but sadly there are still too many of the "I'm OK, sod everyone else-I will go where I choose and do what I like" people out there who don't seem to grasp the seriousness of the situation and unfortunately they have yet to discover a cure for stupid.

I added drops of Gumball, Ember and Dijon Alcohol inks and a drop of Gilded Alcohol Alloy ink to an Alcohol Ink Applicator tool and pounced on to a 5" x 7" panel of Distress HeavyStock White Yupo paper. I added drops of Blending Solution and Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, moved the inks around using the Alcohol Ink Air Blower and set aside to dry.
I trimmed the panel in half and woohoo, look at the sparkle and shine from the Gilded Alcohol Alloy ink.
I inked the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together stamp set with Versamark ink and stamped on to the panel and a strip of Simon Says Stamp Vellum, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and heat set. I tore the vellum so that it would sit in the centre of the panel and the sentiment would line up.
I die-cut the daisy from Distress Watercolor paper using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits
and coloured with Distress Crayons and a Distress Detailer Brush, a reminder from Tim on his Distress Crayon Facebook Live HERE that you can also use Distress Crayons to watercolour.
 I realised at this point that the stem of the daisy was going to cover up the sentiment so I cut a slit (not very neatly, I hasten to add) with a craft knife, slipped the stem through and fixed the daisy to the vellum with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I then fixed the vellum to the panel by adding adhesive only behind the flower. I added strips of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Label Tape (be prepared for this new favourite appearing on every project for the foreseeable future) and matted the panel on to Idea-ology BlackOut Kraftstock and fixed to a 4.1/4" x 5.3/4" white card blank.
To finish I added small dots to the vellum using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and the centre of the flower using a Sakura Black Glaze Pen.
 and to disguise my clumsy craft knife cutting skills, added a twine bow to the stem of the flower.
I'll be back tomorrow to share the last project I made for Creativation 2020 and the Sizzix Chapter 2 Facebook Live. In the meantime, stay safe and happy crafting.
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Kath I LOVE it, the colours are wonderful and who doesn't love torn vellum but the sentiment looks stunning, great idea.
    Hope your keeping well, I am trying to catch up on things, so far not so good...haha...xx

  2. Love this card ,your backgrounds look amazing!

  3. Well wrote is your post there are ones that are not seeing the serious side to this Coronavirus we should all be pulling together it’s going to be a long recovery...your card is beautiful everything about it is stunning stay safe xx

  4. Awesome creation, I actually love the oops and how you fixed it by cutting a slot for the stem!


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