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Memory Box Pine Candle Oval Frame…

Hey everyone! I didn’t think I could do this alcohol thing! At stamp club Friday, Linda from club did a demo and we played. This morning I did this by myself!  The ink really spreads on yupo though…I wanted to try little dots of ink…hmmmm… lol  Big dots worked though! lol Butterscotch, Red Pepper, Lettuce and Oregano are the colors I used.  Then a little gold foil.  I just gambled on getting the foil on there.  If any of you know a video you can point me too on getting the foil on there… email it to me.

This is about as artsy as I get! lol

I had the die cut white to begin with, then a friend told me to put gold foil around the flame and I was like, “no way” am I going to get glue near that! lol  So I die cut the Pine Candle Oval Frame die in gold foil cardstock then and glued it over the white ones.  There are two white ones in the stack because I got a smudge on the first one so I had to cut another and glue it on. lol  Oh the trials! haha

Linking my alcohol ink card to some challenges…

CAS Christmas Card Challenge 

This next one is a Distress Oxide background…

A lot of pictures today!  This one, I die cut an oval with the Sudio Oval Layers die set… it matches the size of the Pine Candle Oval Frame die.  Using the mini Ink Blending tools, I inked on the NEW Distress Oxide Ink pad colors, starting at the top with Mustard Seed, then Barn Door (I brought it up and around the Mustard Seed a little, then came back in with Mustard Seed, back and forth a little to get them blended) then Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive on the buttom!  I was really happy with how the colors blended and worked with this die cut!

I stamped peace on earth on a strip of white cardstock that I inked with Barn Door Oxide and let dry.  Then stamped on it with Archival black ink in the MISTI.

A few little sequins to finish it off… oh wait,  I did spatter it with Barn Door regular Distress ink.  I just swiped a little ink from the pad onto my Tonic craft mat, one spritz of water and a #4 soft paintbrush to spatter it.  TIP: I don’t know about you but spattering seems like an art to me too!!!  grrr  BUT  I think I’m finally on to something with this #4 soft bristle paintbrush!  It works the best of any I’ve tried so far and I’ve tried a lot!   SO don’t give up!  Find a brush that does what you want it to do.  I’m convinced it’s all about the brush!

The white spatters are a spray… I’ll link to it below.  I just poured a little on my craft mat and picked it up with that wonder paintbrush (hehe) and spattered it on.  I probably should’ve heat set my oxide inks first.  I wonder if the white would’ve stayed whiter? SO, the saga continues as to what is what!

p.s. my paintbrush is a #4 US Artquest paintbrush.   I love my US Artquest brushes.  I will look and see if I can find them to link to. (EDA – found them, link below! I love the other brushes in the set too!)

Linking my Oxide card up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Distress it (I used Distress Oxide inks)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Sprinkles and Splatters

ABC Christmas Challenge – P, Q & R are for?  (mine is P for plain)

Well, I’m gonna shut up.  If you have any questions holler!

Thank you again for coming over! Are you going to try these? hehe  I hope so! I jumped in, so now you gotta jump in! lol

Here’s some links to what I use to make cards and what I used to make these two in particular!  Have fun!

Memory Box – 94026 Pine Candle Oval…
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Studio Oval Layers
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Stitched Oval Layers
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Memory Box – CL5225 Typewriter…
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Pretty Pink Posh MINI SPARKLING CLEAR…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray WHITE…
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Perfect Brush Set – Paint Brushes |…
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Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink White Yupo…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Oregano
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Lettuce
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Red Pepper
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Butterscotch
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Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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25 thoughts on “Memory Box Pine Candle Oval Frame…

  1. Great job going out of the box. Very pretty. I have trouble making small dots too. I understand you can add ink using a toothpick and let dry before adding any ink close to it. Good luck

  2. Gorgeous cards! The die is lovely and the background really adds a lot. Glad to hear about the paint brush for spatters. That might help me.

  3. Beautiful!!! (Love the gold overlay! Heehee!) The tip on using a toothpick sounds great. Gonna try it if I can get back to my craft table some day. All this work is killin me! 😋

  4. Oh wow these are both so beautiful, I love the alcohol inked one, it works so well with the gold card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.
    Have a great day 🙂

  5. Gorgeous cards Pam! I love the backgrounds on both of them and the die cut candle design is fabulous! I am going to have to get me one!

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge 🎄
    Luv
    Lols x x x

  6. Both cards look fabulous, Pam! The alcohol ink background almost looks like stained glass (perfect for Christmas), and the gold die-cut shines beautifully. The ink blending of Distress Oxide for the second card is so smooth and stunning. I can feel the warmth of the candle light. Thank you for sharing the pine candle card with us at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx

  7. Two really stunning cards, Pam! Both backgrounds are so pretty and I love the candle die cut! So glad you played along at CAS Christmas card challenge! Barb (GD)

  8. Two beautiful cards using that gorgeous pine candle die, Pam. Great work with the alcohol inks — you did great … and it IS very arsty!! Love the addition of a little bit of gold foil. And your second candle card is gorgeous with those beautifully blended colours. Love the added sparkle! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christimas!

  9. Beautiful alcohol background and the gold candle and oval frame are so elegant! I love the die cut in white too on the blended background! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  10. I totally agree that splatters are an art. I end up with that art all over my table and everything on it, plus the window sill. A mess! I need a special splatter screen, maybe. Your cards turned out fantastic! Both backgrounds are gorgeous. Someday I’ll get my 3 alcohol inks out and use them. I don’t have any Yupo and hesitate to buy it if I’m not going to use it. A while back I set out a sheet of glossy photo paper ’cause I heard that works pretty well. It’s still sitting there unused. Anyhoo, Pam, your two cards are winner winner chicken dinner. LOVE!

  11. Beautiful Christmas cards ….lovely die from Memory Box.
    Thank you so much for playing with the letters P, Q and R at ABC Christmas Challenge! Good luck in the draw and please join us again.
    Dorte x

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