I have talked about where the inspriration for the tecnique I used came from but then it wasâ€¦.OK what am I going to make. I canâ€™t just sit down and design a card, I have tried, they turn out terrible and take forever! So it was time to go visiting the challenge sites. The first one turned out perfect! I always visit Gingersnap Creations but donâ€™t often enter the challenges, I just donâ€™t have time to enter them all. I had already picked out the stamp that I wanted to use and so the challenge that showed up 2nd on the list was like hitting Bingo (in fact Bingo would work for this challenge too). It was GC40: Numbers!Â Since the stamp I had chosen and the sentiment that I chose both had numbers on them.Â Bingo, I knew what I wanted to make and I knew why, designing the card was the easiest part LOL!!Â BTW, I used Versa Fine Ink for the sentiment stamp, it is the ONLY inkpad I use for stamps with fine words on it.Â I really wish you could all see this card in real life, it is stunning and very different!Â Oh yea, I made the little flowers with paper clay and another fantastic Krafty Lady mold.
I get that every now and then when I havenâ€™t played with paper and ink for a day or two. I had that feeling late last night and it wouldnâ€™t go away, I had to make something. As you know I am a member of Tecnique Junkies so I also belong to the Technique Junkies yahoo group. Someone posted a card using the Alcohol Ink Press technique in the Yahoo group that really inspired me.Â Since PaperTemptress carries the perfect clear cardstock for this technique and I had been staring at all the PaperArtsy stamps that I own that had never been inked I knew it was time!!Â Â I was really going to try to make this card without using the Lustre line but as you see that failed completely!Â It was what really made the image pop perfectly.Â I should have taken pictures while assembling this card.Â The first layer with the image is crystal clear with the image stamped with Staz On ink (I couldnâ€™t find my black Staz On, still driving me crazy LOL)on the front side of the clear cardstock.Â Then I used some of the Rangerâ€™s alcohol ink and Copic alcohol inks on the back of the crystal clear.Â I only wished that you could have seen it since I used some of the Rangerâ€™s copper alcohol ink and it was amazing looking but gets lost with the Laser Gold Glossy Lustre.