Hi friends and YES!
But only 8 more days until Christmas!
I'm super excited this year for many reasons,
including having a 1 year old granddaughter, Alice, who is loving it all!
And I love that every time I go into my formal living room,
it is transformed into a Christmas cabin and it makes my heart smile ♥
Today I'm sharing with you the 5th card in the Hot Mess Success card group ~
usually posted on the 12th of every month.
This is a challenge where we make MESSY cards ~
any technique that requires a messier product like watercolors,
paint splatters, alcohol inks, etc!
This month, I'm the hostess and in the spirit of the holidays,
I chose a theme of use some sparkle, silver or gold, or glitter.
I chose gold.
I used gold foil DCWV background cardstock
and Gina K. Designs gold foil in my alcohol inks Christmas trees.
Now .... my card.
I have to say, I do love it - it came out just as I hoped,
how on earth do you photograph gold foil?!
and tried and tried and tried
to get a great picture of it but it's a process! :)
I started with a base of Yupo paper and used a variety of Tim Holtz Ranger Ink
alcohol inks and let them do their magic!
Right before it was completely dry, I added the gold foil and pulled it up
for a random look.
Once it was dry, I ran the tree die through my Gemini Jr and
glued it to the gold cardstock - painstakingly slow but worth it!
The I stamped out the sentiment and popped it onto the card front.
It's funny (now) - I threw a few of these away
before I realized I had the gold foil UPSIDE DOWN
You can see Barb's card here,
It's interesting how this Hot Mess Success challenge group
is really showing me what techniques I like,
and the ones that I don't :)
This was a success, I'd say ~
and I'd definitely use this technique again.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥