Monday, September 6, 2010


Happy Labour Day! The weather here in Toronto is cool and wet, perfect weather to stay home and stamp.

I wanted to share a card I made for my Beautiful Blooms class that I had so much fun designing. I wish I can take credit for the technique I used, but I can't, it was Tim Holts that came up with it, and I love it. I chose cloud blue, willow & seashell pink alcohol inks, and with the air can, began to aim and press the trigger. I instantly loved the results and decided to pick up Penny Blacks solid image to stamp with Versa Fine Onyx Black (my favourite black ink pad). For the background, I chose Paper Trey Ink script and aligned it three times (very easy to align) to fill up my blue layer. I used a large Fiskars corner rounder and ribbon for extra interest, and to finish the card, I used a bold Hero Arts sentiment and blue baubles to balance out the card.

I don't know how well the colours will show up on the screen, but it is a very pretty and colourful card, and what I love about this technique is that each time you do it, you will get a different result.

Christine and Susan , it was so much fun spending time with you, we have to do it more often.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.




Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card

Laurie said...

I really love this card, Nicky - it shows up well on screen but is even better in person! Can't wait to try this technique again - thanks for the inspiration.

Gidget-Trish said...

Air can and alcohol inks? Ok you'll have to describe this a bit better or is there a tutorial at Tim Holtz to help out here? It's beautiful and I'd love to know how it is done. Thanks Nicky.
Trish H.

Esther said...

Another stunning card, Nicky...and I cannot wait to see it in person. So looking forward to seeing you!

Shannan Teubner said...

Nicky!! This is gorgeous!!! Love it!

Karen Wilson said...

Gorgeous Nicky!! I better chk out the class calendar for this mth!!

dolcreations said...

This is just gorgeous Nicky! I love the colours that you used for behind the flowers! As always your work is done to perfection !

Tara said...

This card is gorgeous Nicky! Great job!