Friday, October 20, 2017

Easy Christmas

I'm starting to work in earnest on holiday cards. This one features a background made from alcohol inks, basically treated like watercolors (substituing rubbing alcohol for water). Basically, wet glossy paper with rubbing alchohol, put some alcohol on brush, dip in ink and apply.  To finish it off, I found some matching fibers, added a sentiment and a couple of snowflakes.

Entering these challenges:
CRAFT #438 -- Christmas
ABC Christmas -- V is for Vibrant
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #355 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #304 -- anything goes


  1. Love this, looks gorgeous...
    Thanks for sharing with us at the CRAFT challenge blog this week...x

  2. Sandy, I ran across your blog and just had to comment...LOVE your alcohol ink background for your beautiful Christmas card. Also, it looks like you wrote the "Merry Christmas" and holly leaf by hand! LOVELY! What kind pen/marker works on the shiny paper? Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sandy, thanks so much for your reply to my question about the "Merry Christmas". Interesting that it is a stamp! Kind of gives me "permission" to use my own handwriting on cards and art! I signed up to be a follower of yours! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

    re: Hi Laura,
    You left a nice message on my blog (the alcohol ink background Christmas card) with a question. Hope you see this response. The sentiment isn't actually hand-written, it's a stamp. I think it might be a Stampendous stamp, I received as a prize on a blog challenge, and it was pretty heavily pre-used, so I think it might be quite old. I just used Memento Black ink. In my experience, regular dye-based ink works on glossy.

  4. This is gorgeous, Sandy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I'm so grateful to have you play along with us, and I hope you will join us again soon. Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Fabulous Christmas card, the bright colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Dorte x

  6. Lovely creation, thank you for joining our challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week.

  7. What a bright and cheery card and I love the alcohol ink technique!
    Thanks for sharing with ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  8. i adore the colors. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra Challenge
    Julie T


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