Cardmaking

Tree-mendous!

Happy Saturday crafty people!  I’m back with an entry for the Male Room Challenge which has the prompt “nature”.

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After Christmas I treated myself to a starter set of alcohol inks from Ranger and a pack with three additional colours.  I decided that I should have a play and after watching a couple of videos on you tube I created these backgrounds with the blending tool and blending solution.  I was pretty happy with them for a starter, I love the look and they are so shiny in person.

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Even though it’s winter I decided to go with an autumnal theme for my card and to use that lovely orange background.  I also used a tree die from Sue Wilson and cut it from a dark brown and then cut the leaves from my alcohol ink backing.  It’s a really lovely effect and so glossy.

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I think you get a bit better idea of the leaves in this picture.

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I think I’m going to have fun playing with these inks!  Thanks for visiting Ginger Ninja Crafts, have you tried alcohol inks and if so, do you have a favourite technique?  I’d love to hear your top tips in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Cardmaking

Christmas Eve Ride

Hi crafty people, I’m back with another crafty challenge, this time the Fusion Card Challenge  with the theme “Christmas Eve ride”.

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I went with the photo and not the sketch this time as I had a special request for a custom card which fitted perfectly with this challenge!  The request was for a New York themed card so I combined the NY skyline with Santa flying by on Christmas Eve.

I made a distress ink background with and masked off the moon with a circle die cut from a post it.  The Santa die is from Sue Wilson.  The skyline building die was free with a magazine and the statue of Liberty is from Tonic Studios.  I inked up some white cardstock with Distress oxide in cracked pistachio before cutting out Liberty and I thought it was a pretty good colour match.

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I hope you like my Christmas Eve card even if it is a week early (at least I’m early with one thing for Christmas this year!).  How are all your preparations going?

Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x