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4/03/2013

Get Well

Hello & good afternoon. I see Blogger added a new number to the followers' list, so when I checked, I think I see it is jnburretta..If I have the name correctly, thank you so much for joining here, and if you can, please let me know your 'name' and if you have a blog so that I can pay a visit. I also add my followers' names to an Excel spreadsheet so that when I do blogcandy again in the future, I can be sure to include everyone.

For the card share today, I did some alcohol ink playing on a piece of acetate salvaged from cutting apart a Spellbinder packaging (?snippet?). I had an old greeting card - and this one was very old, it was found in an old book we collected somewhere along the way...I'm guessing it may have dated to the 50's or 60's - just from its appearance.(perhaps qualifies as another snippet)!  I was going to toss it, because it was very grubby. Then decided I could fussy cut just part of the front motif, where it was still ok. This happened to be a sort of abstract rose motif. I cut it out, tested it behind the alcohol inked piece of acetate.  Liked how it looked when I placed it between the pink cardstock & the acetate, so hence this card.

- Ranger alcohol inks in reds, pinks & greens, smudged on the acetate with the blending tool

- pink textured cardstock, lightweight, embossed with Darice Flower EF

- Spare Parts pearl brads

- sentiment stamp is SU Teeny Tiny Wishes on a S/Binders 5x7 Detailed Scallops - the smallest die - onto a snippet of white cardstock

- sentiment diecut was sponged with SU Regal Rose using a small finger sponge dauber. Added some tiny pearls to tie in with the brads.

Oh yes, I nearly forgot...I'm using a card that was purchased in a set of 10 from a discount store (The Dolloar Tree). These have been here forever, so might stretch a point and call this base a snippet too. <g>I thought this would come in handy as a card base, but the front of the card is not all that pretty. I have to cover the inside with some decorations too. It makes a nice sturdy card! Because of the brads, this one will be hand delivered. Actually even the brads came out of my stash. I had bought brads when I was first accumulating stuff supplies, but seldom use brads because of the postage issue. I only used them here, because I couldn't find the vellum tape to adhere the acetate to the cardbase without having it show.

I think I'll be off to the Playground, see what's going on ...I'm hearing that our UK friends in some areas have seen Mr. Sun out & about. Think I'll check out that rumor. Love to have you come along! Have a wonderful afternoon. Hugs

12 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Mary this is lovely. Really like that embossed sheet behind. hugs mrs a.

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Mary. I I love the colors and label. TFS!

Redanne said...

Wonderful use of the alcohol inks Mary, I do love red and it suits the abstract rose very well. A very beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

Kelly said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog and signing up to follow me. I will do the same. Looking forward to becoming a regular visitor. You say that you are pretty much an amateur...from what I see, you are a pro! Love your work!

scrappymo! said...

Another great card for the finished cards bin...and used snippets and stash! Extra points for you!
I love the feeling you get when you are able to Upcycle something and turn it into something beautiful!!!

Judy said...

What a stunning card. This one turned out really pretty.

xo

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful red creation, love the effect of the inks. I don't have alcohol inks, something that I should invest in one of these days. Cheers, Shirleyx

Di said...

Gorgeous snippets make Mary!I love the fact that you even used packaging too. I enlarged it and the alcohol inking is fabulous - a super card.

Sorry to report, it's snowing here in the Playground. Make sure you wrap up warm!

Hugs, Di xx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Mary, great card, really love those rich colours - and it was just a rumour about Mr Sun, he just peeked in the door then ran away again grrrrrr!
Hugs, Debs x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the alcohol ink effect, (they're on my wish list!) Cathy x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful way to save an old card! I know what you mean about brads but you have to do what you have to do!

Brenda said...

Wow Mary this is such a cool card! I love how you took an old card and some ink, acetate and poof, you made this amazing card!! You are such a pro my friend, and you can rock the card like no other! Hugs!