I went to the Inchies Club meeting earlier this evening. It was fun, I was inspired by so many creative ways to make Inchie Art, and I thoroughly enjoyed Sue White's instruction on making quick and easy booklets.
My outing took more out of me than I expected. My nasty cold is getting the better of me right now, so the photos from tonight's meeting will have to wait until tomorrow. Sorry; thanks for understanding. In the meantime, here is what I wanted to share with you earlier today.
From Millsrepco's blog featuring Memory Box dies and Elizabeth Craft Designs' Shimmer Sheetz . . .
Flower Branch Card
"The decorative border was created using a small scrap of pink iris shimmer sheet (mylar) and applying multiple alcohol ink colors with a felt blending tool. To further blend the colors I added a drop or two of alcohol blending solution which softens the color as if it were watercolored.
The alcohol ink dries immediately and the strip is then placed in an embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
Lightly sand the raised image to reveal the original pink shimmer sheet. Layer the embossed piece and adhere to the base card stamped with Vintage Dream (G1838).
Die cut the Grove Branch (98311) and Fancy Blooms (98312). The Fancy Blooms were cut from watercolor paper painted with Twinkling H2O's. Adhere the blooms to the branch, bend the petals forward and add pearl centers.
White seam binding was sprayed liberally with Perfect Pearls Mist (Pearl color) and scrunched into a tight ball to create wrinkles. Dry the ribbon with a hair dryer to stiffen and set wrinkles. Add a pink fancy blossom to the bow and place pearls randomly throughout the blossoms
Any type of sentiment can be added to this card to fit your occasion. I hope you give this one a try.
Thanks to rep Jenny Griffiths for this card."
From Cheery Lynn, another flower tutorial from Debbie Sherman . . .
From Graphic 45, tell me what you think of their Halloween paper collection, Happy Haunting, for this fall? Is it really time to think about my favorite celebration of the year, next to Christmas?