My very best friend came over to spend the night (just like when we were in high school) and we spent some time doing crafty things. She's a fellow paper addict like me, which is awesome! She showed me a technique I've never seen before using alcohol inks on photo paper to make gorgeous glossy, swirly backgrounds. We made the red piece on the scalloped circle and the sentiment banner, although the picture doesn't really show how pretty it turned out.
The blue background piece is one I've had sitting around a few days ever since I saw the inspiration photo at the challenge. I knew I wanted to use glossy accents to make drops that looked like dew or snowflakes for a Christmas card. I finally got around to turning it into something. Here's the inspiration photo:
Also linking up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where this week anything goes.
Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!
Stamps: Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches), Polar Party (Stampin Up!)
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Silver Glitter (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Alcohol Ink: Watermelon, Red Pepper, Pearl (Adirondack)
Misc: Glossy Accents, Photo Paper, Spectrum Noir Markers, Enamel Dots