July28Today’s creation is for a blog challenge over at IndigoBlu.

Their challenge this month is Christmas in July

I started by creating a vibrant background using Alcohol inks onto glossy cardstock.  I used Stonewashed, a little Stream and the tiniest dot of Silver mixative (a little goes a very very long way!)

I dotted the inks over the surface until I was happy with the background.

Next I rubbed over thoroughly with my anti-static pad and then stamped in Versamark my Dinkie Ickle Christmas Tree.  I embossed it using a fine black powder

July28aI then used the Baubles Flourish stamp to create the swirls in the corner again with black embossing.  I then used this same stamp around the edge of my 5×7 card blank and embossed in silver sparkle.

I then added some highlights with silver stickles and a fineliner border.

I like the way you get just a little glimmer of the silver on the background and the mix of blues looks like a snowy stormy sky.

I’ll be using this as one of my sample’s at Sunday’s AJuly28blchol Ink workshop – it may be Summer – but that doesn’t mean we can’t create Christmas cards!

This is my entry to the Indigoblu Christmas in July Blog Challenge

happy crafting

Jane

Shop for your supplies and book  your workshop place at:

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Comments on IndigoBlu with Alcohol Inks #214

  1. Love this! ….. the background looks fab and the tree really stands out in the black. Bauble Flourish is one of my favourite Christmas stamps …… thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge …. good luck! Linda xx

  2. Hi Jane, great card, love the shimmery blue background. Thank you for joining us in the Indigoblu Challenge this month, good luck.
    Nikki K. xx

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