Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Happy Birthday! Alcohol Ink Card #1

 Hello, Crafty Peeps!

I hope you are having a fabulous week so far!

I created this card for my SIL.  I was playing around with alcohol inks for the first time in over 10 years and the pattern formed by the inks movement was just so pretty, I thought it would make a nice card!  I had planned to hand-deliver it, as is our custom, but she and her husband have COVID, so that was a Nope!
These Kamenskaya Alcohol Inks were a promotional item from Amazon!   I like them.  They perform well and to me are as good as, if not better than, the Tim Holtz Inks!  I used Epson Photo Paper from my stash and 70% Alcohol (99% alcohol is the best.  I didn't have any at the time, so I used what I had.)  The inks performed very well despite the diluted alcohol.

I am trying to use more embellishments so that I can declutter my stash!  I pulled out some butterflies and this one was just perfect.  Although the ink appears grey in this photo, it is actually silver and has a beautiful shine.
The HAPPY sentiment was cannibalized from a slimline card. I didn't like the card but kept it in my stash for moments just like this.  I cut a cute shape, stamped birthday on it and I was good to go!  I  had fun rediscovering my Alcohol Inks!  I have two more cards to share later in the day.  I have a lot of synthetic papers and they work very well with alcohol ink.  Yupo paper is simply too expensive for my non-existent craft budget.  In Real Life, my cards look good!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! WOYWW #771

 Hello, Crafty Mates!

Time for our weekly WOYWW blog hop!  Julia has created a wonderful hop that allows us to take a few minutes to sip our coffee/tea, and eat our cookies, biscuits, or bagels, while we check out the creative pursuits of our fellow WOYWWERS!  Click HERE to find out more about WOYWW.  Click  HERE to play along!

I have had a very crafty week!  I have also been very productive reviewing some crafty goodies!   The items on my desk are the next group to be reviewed!  Craft products take longer because I have to create projects and videos.  Next week I am expecting a 6" die-cutting machine to review.  This is going to be helpful since I was criticized on my YouTube channel for embossing off-camera!    I also received a fancy webcam, so The Hubster is going to set up a second video recording station in the area where my Big Shot is located.
This is my new friend "Ollie!"  I always try to review handcrafted products!  These handmade tassel charms were just too adorable to resist.  Ollie is going to live in my studio!

I created three projects using the Alcohol Inks and Alphabet Stamps!
The three cards will be on my blog later today in all their glory!  I like the Kamenskaya Inks.  They can be purchased individually or in color-coordinated groups!

I just love these hand-painting pads!  I have used a couple of them for some background work and they are pretty nice.  My grandkids are coming down for Spring Break, so I thought they would have fun with these!
12"x12" Acetate sheets!  Great product for me because I create my own planner dashboard!
The frosted vellum is great for planner dashboards and cards.  I love the A5-sized sticker sheets!  It is so convenient.  I can punch my sticker sheets and keep them in my planner avoiding a lot of waste!  The two packets of super smooth cardstock are 4"x6" and 5"x7".
I used the alcohol Inks and Alpha Stamps to create this card!  The Hubster says it looks like a Genie rising from a flower pot!

Thanks for stopping by!  I wish for you a magnificent week!
Chana Malkah