Great, now that song is stuck in my head! :-)
- I've had Ranger's Gloss Paper for a loooong time, but hadn't experimented with it yet. When I saw this week's GM13 challenge, I knew it was the perfect time to bust it open. I have to say, Tim Holtz made it look really easy to get a gorgeous background with just a few drops of alcohol ink and a felt blender in his tutorial. I, however, ended up with a splotchy, ugly mess. Maybe I was working too large for my first go. Or, I don't have the magical powers of Tim. But, I was NOT going to be defeated by a piece of paper! I blended, I pounced, I blended and pounced some more. Then, in desperation, I just dribbled the ink directly onto the paper...and ahhh, success! I love the effect of the ink blots!
- The flowers and "Hello" are stamped using StazOn Jet Black. Make sure to always use a permanent ink when stamping on glossy paper. Press gently and take care...the ink wants to slide on the slick surface and you could easily end up with a smeared image. Which would be a real bummer after all that blending and pouncing!
- The rhinestone flower centers were originally clear, but I used alcohol ink again to color them to match.
Paper: PTI cardstock ‘Kraft’; Ranger Gloss Paper; scrap background paper
Stamps: K&Co Amy Butler ‘Lotus Flower’; SU! crackle background; Inkadinkado
Inks: Alcohol Ink ‘Aqua’, ‘Sandal’, ‘Mushroom’, ‘Salmon’, ‘Red Pepper’, ‘Oregano’; Alcohol Blending Solution; StazOn ‘Jet Black’; SU! Craft ‘Tempting Turquoise’
Embellishments: rhinestones; Making Memories ‘Animal Crackers’ chenille rick rack
Tools: felt ink blending tool; adhesive; tweezers; TH paper distresser; stapler & staples