Monday, December 10, 2007

Bright and Shiny!!

Well, this card is certainly not my usual style!! I am probably going to have to work on this baby a bit more to make it "doable" for me. It all started with that shiney colorful strip.......see it!! Believe it or not, it is Aluminum Tape that I picked up in the hardware area of our Dollar Store. I thought I would be able to use my new Adirondack Alcohol Inks with it... and I was right!! I used Strem, Lettuce, and Wild Plum. Those colors lead me to the turquoise and orchird cardstocks. I added a bit of black to "tone it down a little". The drink is also colored with the same inks and the corner of a piece of felt. I made it circular because Sharon over at No Time To Stamp? had a challenge (Stamp Simply Challenge #12) to make a circle card. And the "tape" fits into Julia's challenge on SCS to use tape in some way on a card. Wow, I think this might be the only time I've ever actually "doubled up" on a challenge. Now, if someone had just had a challenge to use extremely bright colors on a card.... hahaha!! Here is a little peek at the project I will be posting tomorrow! You are going to like it so make sure you stop by for a visit!! Thanks for visiting.

5 comments:

Yanitza Ramos said...

The stripe turned out beautifully. I'm gonna have to try out that technique. And thanks for visiting my blog and for your kinds comments.

Jane said...

We used the tape in the first class I attended on using alcohol inks. I know some people who use the inside of chip bags too (the metallic ones).

Your card turned out wonderful...look forward to seeing more artwork!

Jane

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

You silly, silly girl!!! WHAT are you talking about!!! This card is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE your bright colors and gorgeous strip you created with inks!!! You should be very proud of this beauty!!! Please upload so all can see it!!! It is wonderful!!! Thanks so much for linking it!!!

Kristine said...

Hi!! That is soo cool. I've never made a circle card before. It's also been a while since I've done any challenges...seems life is just soo busy this time of year. But YES, my hubby and girls DID make that reindeer :) pretty cool huh? We've actually seen cars slow way down going by our house lol. I think our dog likes it too as it sits right outside her huge dog pen. Anyway, back to your card. That alcohol ink thing sounds interesting and looks REALLY COOL!! :) I also love the colors you used. What size envie does this circle card fit into??

~KRISTY~ said...

OOOOOH LOVE YOUR CIRCLE CARD,FANTASTIC COLOUR COMBOS AND THE TAPE LOOKS AWESOME WHAT A GOOD FIND!