PTI MIM: For Sale Sign and Alcohol Art?

Hey everyone!  I know, y'all are busy watching the Superbowl, friends, food and folly.  I on the other hand, am very close to my surgery date, so I MUST behave and lay low.  Thus, here I am blogging the PTI Make It Monday #311 Use Different Papers at the 11th hour.  BUT I discovered something sooooo remarkable, that my family just urged me on to blog these cards I made today.  I hope you like them, and perhaps even take a tip or two home with you. :D
First up, a PTI clear CS card with alcohol ink on vellum that was die cut with Stitched Rectangles.  The outer piece frames the front of the acetate card and the background is on the inside of the card.  You can really see the beauty of the inks and blending by letting the light hit the backside of the card and shine through. 
I found a beautiful set of napkins featuring lemons, outline doodles, script handwriting and die cut one with a large doily die.  The right side has a spray of "Fancy Foliage" cut from green tissue paper inked with New Leaf for dimension. 
The sentiment is 3 layers of stacked Rustic Cream CS, 1 layer of Smokey Shadow CS and the Alcohol Ink layer all cut and slightly off layered with a faith die.
To make the alcohol blended "Faith" word, I used a "For Sale" sign from our local Lowes store.  The back of it is white and is made from a material that mimicks Yupo Paper really well.  Honestly, using both this weekend, I could barely tell the difference for paper crafting purposes. 
I just cut the bottom corner out, layered the alcohol ink one color at a time and let each color dry completely before adding the next.  
Once satisfied, I die cut the sentiment.  So don't be afraid to use a For Sale sign and a few colors of alcohol ink just to get your feet wet.  I used 99% rubbing alcohol and rubber gloves.  No need to use the Blending Solution on a small project like that.  Just like the challenge, use what you have in your stash already to try new techniques.  No need to make major investments.
The next card is also a PTI Clear CS with another napkin die cut with the stitched rectangle die.  The napkin has beautiful dimension on it making for a gorgeous background. 

I cut PTI vellum with a beautiful die (that I can't recall the name of) and used it as a guide to layer Gathered Garden sprigs and bow to frame lemons from the Make It Market Mini: Still Life Kit.  

I stamped in ink and then added some copics for depth.  The "thanks" sentiment from the kit was layered up with Rustic Cream and Bazzill's Rock Candy CS.
Inside I layered another cut napkin and yellow CS to write on.  I really love them both and hope y'all do too. :D . Thanks for visiting and let me know what you think! Happy Crafting! :)

2 comments:

  1. Corinna. These are probably the most beautiful cards I have seen you make—and that’s saying a lot! Not just ‘cause they feature lemons either :) You are truly a gifted artist, no matter the medium! Well done, girl, well done!

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