So, I thought I'd try some hand-stitching on another card for the Ways to Use It Challenge to use stitching, either real or faux on our cards today. I might as well confess that I'm also a technique junkie and I just had to try out the Alcohol Ink Tutorial from yesterday http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/re...inkbackground/. I have a few Adirondak alcohol ink refills so I went with what I had and dripped the Slate, Meadow, Pearl and Currant onto glossy card stock. The pearl was somewhat blocked and then all of a sudden it wasn't anymore! So, there is quite a pearly center. After allowing the inks to dry a bit, I took the plastic center of a used up roll of tape and dipped it into my hand sanitizer for the circle effects. I had a Bazill In Stitchz Flourish pattern that I marked out with my piercing tool. I then threaded up my needle with embroidery floss and stitched the pattern. I made French knots at the ends of each flourish. I punched a large Wisteria circle then stamped the stems in Versamark and overstamped with the Bible verse in Eggplant (saw something similar on one of Beate's cards today and liked the look). I felt like the card still needed something, so I found this tissue paper flower that I'd made earlier and threw it on. (I'm pretty sure it is soft suede ink sponged on then spritzed with a home made shimmer paint spray)
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 GMT Views: 1150
Registered: November 2, 2007 Location: Pacific Northwest Posts: 277
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 3:26 PM
I want to try this technique but first need to get my hands on some alcohol ink. This is beautiful, and your tissue flower adds a very nice touch. I have made a few flowers, but I'm still waiting for a card that I can use them on!
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 64121
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 3:36 PM
Beautiful card, Gail. I admire you for wanting to try "all things new".....many of us(me included) get into comfortable ruts rather than expanding our horizons. Your bg is fabulous and your hand stitching in purple adds another layer of interest.