Tuesday, June 2, 2020


I had a day of playing around with alcohol inks and made a bunch of backgrounds.  Then comes the challenge of doing something with them - some I don't want to cut up and others I think belong in the bin!!  Today's card uses one my favorites - love the soft colors - I've been using MIndy Eggen's technique of using a hair dryer to push the ink around - very fun.

Used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch #374 for my design.  The flower is stamped on vellum as is the sentiment.  I ran the flowers and sentiment through my Xyron in order to adhere them without adhesive showing.  Used a black gel pen to give more definition to the ends of the stamen.

Stamps: Adore You

Thanks for visiting today.


  1. I know exactly what you meant. I make loads of backgrounds and then can't decide what to do with them. I particularly love alcohol ink and this background is stunning, I love the colours and it works beautifully on this card xx

  2. This is a stunning background and probably didn't even need the flower! I too have a stash of backgrounds that I need to figure out what to do with... Some I'm using to die cut words and/or letters..which is a great use for these backgrounds.

  3. Love your soft background, Betty! I still need to try that technique--if I ever get my table cleared enough so I have room! The vellum flower is so pretty!

  4. Oh wow, this is very beautiful. The background as well as the flower on vellum!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Gorgeous card Betty. Your background is stunning and love your vellum flower.

  6. This is a beautiful card Betty. Rework the others and I'll bet you can come up with some more beautiful backgrounds! Don't throw them in the bin! Lol!

  7. Beautiful background, Betty!! Such a perfect choice of colors and I love your marbling!! To answer your question on my blog, I'm remembering you introducing yourself on the HA group and mentioning LaCrosse so I had to message you. Long time ago, my friend - how you're still doing well!!


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