IndigoBlu with Alcohol Inks #214

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


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