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I just had an itch!

I get that every now and then when I haven’t played with paper and ink for a day or two. I had that feeling late last night and it wouldn’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.  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!!   I was really going to try to make this card without using the Lustre line but as you see that failed completely!  It was what really made the image pop perfectly.  I should have taken pictures while assembling this card.  The first layer with the image is crystal clear with the image stamped with Staz On ink (I couldn’t find my black Staz On, still driving me crazy LOL)on the front side of the clear cardstock.  Then I used some of the Ranger’s alcohol ink and Copic alcohol inks on the back of the crystal clear.  I only wished that you could have seen it since I used some of the Ranger’s copper alcohol ink and it was amazing looking but gets lost with the Laser Gold Glossy Lustre.angellustre1a

I have talked about where the inspriration for the tecnique I used came from but then it was….OK what am I going to make. I can’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 don’t often enter the challenges, I just don’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!  Since the stamp I had chosen and the sentiment that I chose both had numbers on them.  Bingo, I knew what I wanted to make and I knew why, designing the card was the easiest part LOL!!  BTW, I used Versa Fine Ink for the sentiment stamp, it is the ONLY inkpad I use for stamps with fine words on it.  I really wish you could all see this card in real life, it is stunning and very different!  Oh yea, I made the little flowers with paper clay and another fantastic Krafty Lady mold.

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