Monday, 2 September 2019

Pearls and/or Gems for CCM Challenge 240

Hi All
We have a brand new challenge starting today over at CCM where our lovely host Dr Monika is looking for Pearls and/or Gems on your creations.
Now it was not a problem to find a card for this challenge, my problem was narrowing it down, since adding a couple of bits of bling to a card has become one of my favourite things to do.
This is all courtesy of the wonderful Jennifer McGuire and her influences. She has cost me a fortune in sparkly bits and pieces.
I found this Alcohol Blend colouring technique on her blog which I shared with the Girls a couple of weeks ago.
Basically an image is stamped and embossed onto a piece of alcohol inked background that has been prepared on Yupo paper or in this case Grafixarts Craft Plastic.
Do be careful when heating the embossing powder or your background might shrivel up a bit. Ask me how I know this :O)
Next remove the alcohol ink from this stamped and embossed image with an Alcohol ink Blending tool and use it to paint another image, this time on regular card stock.
 The flowers are from one of my new stamp sets from Alpaca Pals.
I love their cute stamps as well as this fabulous floral design.
I cut my painted panel up to create two finished cards, and as you can see they all have a smattering of tiny gems. Perfect for this challenge.
I hope that you will find the time to join us, and don't for get to pop over and see what the rest of the team have come up with to inspire you.
Happy Crafting and hugs


  1. Beautiful cards Kim, love them all. Angela xXx

  2. Hi Kim, had to pop back to thank you for the lovely comment over at mine. Good job you can't see my face as it has guilt written all over it. I recently bought some new alcohol inks, the new pearl ones and I haven't even had them out of the box! and then I saw these beauties, better get my finger out. Wishing you a lovely time away and hope everything goes well though I know it will once she settles in. Sending you you all big hugs, Angela xXx

  3. The cards are so lovely Kim, what a beautiful technique, you have so much talent!

  4. Wow Kim, these are just gorgeous. Love the sound of the technique too...

    By the way, what did you do with the melted plastic!!!

    Thanks for being such a good teamie.



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