Friday, February 8, 2019

PTI's newest Giveaway

PTI has a new 'giveaway' on their blog, and I'm so excited to play along!
Michelle Leone has created this beauty:

and we are asked to post it to our instagram account. Extra bonus is to create
our own card using one of the sets she has used.

The Heart Coverplate has not seen use for awhile, and I just had to bring it out
and show it some love.

I've been playing with alcohol inks, reminding myself how much fun they are.
Dawn McVey took them to a new level with her touches of gold.
(Dawn McVey on Instagram)
If you've never used alcohol inks, I suggest You Tube, or Pinterest for  great

This is the piece I worked on. It's a special paper called Yupo (amazon),
 with Ranger Alcohol Inks (Watermelon, Sailboat Blue & Pool).
Together with Blending solution and gold foil, the finished product
looks like precious agate. LOVE!!!
I did 3, no use wasting the messy work surface, and yes your work 
surface should be covered. Gloves... optional.

Here's a shot of what I used to make my card. PTI shimmer card stock, onyx, white
 and pink cut with the dies. Before gluing them to the colored surface, 
I staggered the 3 colors just a bit so the hearts would look like little frames of color.

A few sequins, and done.

You can see the shimmer in this photo.

If you play along with the 'Giveaway', be sure to post your card on Instagram,
for double prize! 

I'd love to know what you think of alcohol inks. Do you enjoy them? 

Happy Crafting, all!


  1. Beautiful, beautiful card Nancy!! I really LOVE what the gold does for the Al inks! Loll got me started playing with them I think a couple of years ago now...I should have brought them to Kansas last year to play with! They definitely are messy but oh so FUN!! Glad to see you are having a blast with them!! :0)

  2. Love the way the gold kicks up the fancy a notch! This is fabulous Nancy!!

  3. Wow, Nancy, this is gorgeous! Awhile back I saw a video using alcohol inks. I bought the Yupo paper, alcohol inks and blending solution and never did anything with it. I love the touch of gold too! Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to try it!


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