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


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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!!

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


  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!