Thursday, March 22, 2012

Unscripted Sketches- Thinking of You

Here are my last two cards for Operation Write Home from last week. For the first one I used the current sketch at Unscripted Sketches. I did a couple of inking techniques on this one, courtesy of Ranger and Tim Holtz.

I used Glossy cardstock for both the flower and the center of the flower. For the flower, I used a stamp and Resist Ink. After I dried the ink, I used my brayer and some distress ink and rolled it over the image.

For the flower center I used alcohol ink on glossy cardstock. I dropped the ink on the cardstock and then spread it using canned air. I used green ink and pearl mixative. After it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with Archival Ink. (Be careful stamping on glossy cardstock as it is really easy to smudge, I ended up having to redo the center of my flower for that reason.) I also used alcohol ink to make my white button match the color of the center of my flower.

For the background of my card, I rubbed a distress ink pad across the raised areas of my embossing folder and then ran my paper and folder through my machine.

For this card I just used the scraps of paper on my desk and put them together. I cut the sentiment using my Cricut and "Sentimentals" cartridge.


  1. Wow! Your techniques are fabulous! This sounds like a whole lot of time & effort but it was well worth it because the end result is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your instructions and the cards with us this week at Unscripted Sketches. This is definitely something that I am going to try....the possibilites are endless.

  2. Super cute card. Fantastic card.
    Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.

  3. Great cards - loving the techniques! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!