10 July, 2011

Pile It On Techniques

This week at Pile It On we would like to see your favorite Technique on a card or project. What a great way to get our creative juices flowing. I see things all the time and think wow I'm going to have to get my whatever out and do that. It is always so much fun.

So for this week at Pile It on we have a great Sponsor in the Wax Fruit Company. Must check out these images. These are so wonderful. I used a Gerber Daisy (Here).

For my Favorite Technique I came up with something a little new today.Using Alcohol ink on acrylic is one of my favorite techniques but it is impossible to print a Digi Image onto Acrylic.  Using alcohol ink on top of a Copic colored image that is covered in several layers of Ranger Ultra Thick embossing powder works great though. Sometimes I'm just too clever for myself. .

I colored the image as I normally would and then used Stampendous embossing ink in a roll on container (like a dauber) to cover the image and sprinkeled on Ultra Thick embossing powder, heat it up then add more, heat and add until you get the finish you want.
I just love the way this flower turned out.
You can see the background green piece a little better here.
I used the sketch from Kathy's Waffel  Sketch File Blog.
I will also be entering this card in the following Challenges:
Marks Finest Paper: Die Cut As A Background
Card Makin Mamas: Summertime ( When Daisies bloom)
The Stamp Man Challenge Blog: Use Alcohol Ink (optional sketch)
Stamp Insanity: Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog: Custom Made Bellies (the flower)
Diva's By Design: Die Cuts or Punches (both)
Bearly Mine Challenges: Anything Goes
Creaive Craft Challenges: Pretty Blossoms
Jac-inks Papercraft Challenge: Die-cut plus Texture
Partytime Tuesdays:Square Card
Try It On Tuesday:Flower Power
Cheerful Stamper: Favorite Background.

I have the photos and will be making a tutorial a little later today on how to do this technique.
Have a great day.


Chris said...

Great card Melissa, I love your flower and flourish.

sandra's crafty corner said...

Hi Hun
lovin that big flower
Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges with our pretty blossoms challenge, good luck in the challenge,
hugs sandra xx

Kathy said...

What a beauty this is. Love the flower especially - thank you for using the July sketch from The Sketch File to make your fab card.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a cute card! Great embellies! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Lynda said...

Wow this is such a striking card - fab embossing! Thanks for using Kathy's Waffle Sketch for your design.

Love Lynda xxx

Alysha said...

WOW what a fab card - Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges, hugs Aly xxx

I am now a follower, your blog is wonderful, I will be back.
Please visit me at my blog: http://simply-angelic-crafts.blogspot.com/

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....


laney said...

super card hun love that flower!!
Thanks for joining us this time at Bearlymine would love to see you next time too

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How pretty your card is. That flower is just spectacular. Great job with the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It's a pleasure to see your work. Hope you can join us next week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What shine and shimmer your card has! The flower looks really dynamic. THanks for sharing your creation with Speedy's Friends!

Lori said...

Pretty card!!

Jackie said...

Your card is gorgeous, thanks for playing along with Kathy's challenge this month.

KC said...

great quote..beautiful card..Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Insanity!

Brenda Brown said...

Great card Melissa and I love the way you have used alcohol inks on the flower, very creative.
Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Clarky J said...

wonderful work with alcohol ink x Thanks for joining in The Stamp Man challenge x Janet

Elke said...

what a great card. Especially love what you have done with the flower.

Thanks for joining us over at CCC, good luck.

Elke XX

Ann Craig said...

Super texture created on that large flower. It looks magnificent. Thank you for sharing with us at jac-inks challenges.