Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Take a button and call me in the morning...

Hi there.  Today I want to share with you this quick and cute card I designed over at the Blue Moon Creation crafting station blog for the current "Use Buttons Challenge".  I hope it puts a smile on your face.

I have a huge collection of buttons and I just love to use them in my design work.  Here I thought they would make for some cute pills in a bottle Get Well card.  Plus I think this would at least make an unwell person smile .

This was made from an already pre scored white base card  (Michael's Recollections), some printed scrapbook paper by American Crafts, and card stock from Staples.  I used Ranger's Archival Jet Black ink with the Joyful Jars set of stamps from Blue Moon Creations (Get Inky) available here.  The yellow ink is Ranger's Distress Ink in Lemon.  The buttons came from my vast collection.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Using Bleach on a Valentine

Yup!  I risk it all for the sake of creativity.  Over at the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station I had to make a sample inspiration piece for the current "use Bleach" challenge.  I forgot to crack open a window! Well, actually It is so cold here, I mean within seconds one can get frost bite just stepping outside without any protection!  So I left all the windows closed and I thought I would use just a few drops of the nasty stuff!  Well, using it pure and undiluted is very different from just cleaning with a solution of the stuff!  Anyways, it made me sick but hey I got the job done!  So here it is:

I used some cute polymer clear stamps from Get Inky  (now Blue Moon Creation), bleach, black Ranger Archival ink, a metal heart, and black card stock from the Dollar Store (Dollarama) ,  red card stock, and white paper from Staples, and a white card from Michaels.

It is a simple card to make but what is unique is the effect I got from using the Gel Bleach pen by Clorox as the medium for stamping .  The bleach removed some red and left a raised effect in white.  I recommend that you try this one day but just remember to do this in a properly ventilated area!

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