Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More cuppies!!!!!!!!! and an alcohol mixative did-you-know....


a little business first:
the first of three huge ranger orders arrived yesterday - i expect the others in a few days. so i have most of the back orders EXCEPT distress stickles packed and shipping today!!!! if you love tim holtz's projects and challenges be sure to check out the kits i have been putting together for last years 12 tags of christmas

distress stickles should be here friday.

i have all three sets of studio G inks in stock if anyone missed those!

ok now some more adorable little cuppies - 2 more gift sets this time all acetate!!

i LOVE making acetate cards!!! they just look so cool!!!
here are some close ups for you:

the images are all stamped with black memento ink (full size pads are FINALLY back in stock now) and colored with copics. accented with liquid pearls and stickles. the aqua set has snowflakes (from the cuppies set) stamped in white stazon on the acetate. the dark blue set led me to a cool "discovery" - i use that term loosely since i doubt i am the first to do this.....i wanted silver snowflakes but there is no silver staxon. it occurred to me that maybe i could use alcohol ink mixative to stamp after a few trial and error attempts here is what i came up with - try it!!

supplies - alcohol ink mixative, alcohol ink, craft sheet. stamp and acetate.

make a small puddle of mixative on your craft sheet. ad a bit of colored ink to if you want.

now take your stampand sort of stamp it around to sprea and thin out the puddle. to stamp on the acetate a few tips to prevent the ink from doing it's natural "spread":

  • stamp off on the side of your puddle a couple times so you don't have too much ink on your stamp
  • let the stamp dry a few seconds and get sticky before stamping onto the acetate.
  • helps if your thin puddle starts getting sticky too
  • you can also stamp and quickly blow to dry it fast

the mixatives seem to work better than the alcohol inks themselves since they are thicker.

i hope you like my little tip!

and now off for more coffee!!!!

hugs and happy stamping!!!


  1. Wow! Marti, these are aweseome! Love them all, so cute!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  2. Absolutely cool cards. Love them all. wonderful.

  3. You need to do a complete tutorial on how to make these. Gorgeous. And how did you get that icicle effect?

  4. I love how using acetate makes these projects looks so icy! Perfect for winter. Ü