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4 X 4 Friday Blue and Silver


There is always a first time for everything and I don't think that I have ever made a 4 x 4 knowingly! I saw that the challenge for 4 x 4 Friday was blue and silver.

I messed around with my alcohol inks earlier for another challenge and had this background sitting on my desk and wanted to use the tree stamp on it. Well since I used photo paper and not glossy card stock I found out you cannot use your heat gun on it or it will bubble. Oops~

So I took a piece of reg. card stock and colored it with chalk inks and then stamped my image and used my silver embossing powder. TA DA!! That EP has been around in my stash for toooo many years not being used. I wish you could see the silver in the background using the alcohol inks but it just won't scan!

I liked it so much I made it into a Christmas card! This only took about 5 minutes to do so I have some more of those silver "Merry Christmas" stickers so I will make up a few more cards to send out.

16 comments:

Gena said...

This is outstandingly gorgeous and beautifully simple. Thanks for sharing it!

Paula said...

This is really beautiful. I absolutely love it.

I look at trees covered in snow every year & wish I was an artist & could capture the beauty. Now I take photos or stamp tree images!

Clockwork_Cat said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it!

Andrea, said...

This is fab love the background

Anonymous said...

Love the icy, wintery feel of this.
Lizbeth

g said...

Just lovely Lori. Beautiful colours.

Kim V said...

Very pretty Lori , it will make a great Christmas card!

Rein said...

This is so beautiful!

Sue Farace said...

Makes me want to get my alchol inks back out!

Barbara said...

Looks really nice, especially when you double click to get a better view.

paru's_circle said...

i need to know more on the use of these alcohol inks i have a yellow one and cranberry, please tell us how to use them properly, even with slightly gloss carboard, just apply from the bottle.. i am getting ''lava'' patterns ;-)(using them together) (supplies are not available here, so therse are the only two i wil ever be using) then i just let them dry, is this the proper way?
tia
P.

AztecMichelle said...

Well done on your first 4x4! I love all of these snow references - it's really HOT here!

Michelle Brown
Melbourne, Australia
http://aztecmichelle.bigblog.com.au/index.do

Lisa said...

This is beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it.

Marilyn said...

This turned out spectacularly beautiful - it looks like an ice storm coated the tree!

tamaraiivana said...

This card looks beautifull,great idea.BTW I like all your art.

Linda Cain said...

Beautiful work as always!
Linda