is turning 18 tomorrow and I guess you know what that makes me? Old!!!LOL It seems like just yesterday she was a little girl sitting on my lap at my computer. How time flies! At any rate, yesterday when I was starting to design her birthday card in my head, I decided to use the sketch for the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge (SC218) for this past Wednesday.
Some time during the past couple of weeks I had been playing with my new Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and some gold mirror cardstock. I used some “Denim”, “Bottle” and “Silver Mixative” along with some of the blending solution and it turned out stunning on the gold cardstock……looks very marbled, but it’s extremely hard to capture using my camera. Here is a close-up that I took of some of it back on February 24th:
I used some of it for the corners, circular frame for sentiment and the ribbon buckle. For this card, I also decided to make my own “designer” paper using my “Antique Linen” Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad . The pretty lattice overlay was designed by me using my Funtime Deluxe 2009 software and then I cut it using my Craft Robo. All of the panels were cut using my Pazzles “Inspiration Creative Cutter”. The sentiment was created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 and printed onto my homemade designer paper using my Canan Pixma MP530 All-in-One inkjet printer.
Finished Card Size: A2/4.25”x5.5”
Papers: GA Pacific White CS, “Majestic Blue” Creative Collection Metallic Cardstock by Wausau Paper
Tools: Pazzles “Inspiration Creative Cutter, Craft Robo, Sizzix Big Shot, and Quickutz “Revolution”
Accessories: Provo Craft Cuttlebug “Textile” & “Happy Birthday” embossing folders, Spellbinders “Photo Corners” and “”Ladies Fashion Buckles" Shapeabilities, ribbon from Spare Parts “Neutral Doily Ribbon” pack, Michaels “Gold Beads” Rhinestone Stickers and “Peel-Offs” (18th) that was a gift from a UKS forum friend of mine.