Tuesday 28 June 2016

Spellbinders One Day Special Continues on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

I'm continuing with the Spellbinders One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am. 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Lisa Horton has shows today too at 10am, 1pm and 5pm with some fab MDF. Hope you can join us.

I have another two-fer for you today featuring the die sets that are in the One Day Special.

Here's the first card - made entirely from Steel Pearl Card -

I've used Saliboat Blue and Purple Twilight Alcohol Inks and and Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool to colour some pieces of Steel Pearl Card (I just did the edges of the mat pieces). I cut the inner die and one of the outside edge dies from the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Duality Die Set towards the bottom of a piece of Steel Card and added this to my Alcohol Inked card.

I cut the outer die only in the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Card Creator Die Set (love this die set - lots of techniques to show you with this) from another piece of Alchol Inked card. I then cut both dies together out of Steel Card and glued the 2 pieces together.

I coloured 6 Craft Consortium Pearl Hearts with the same Alcohol Inks as before.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Here's the second card (and it is an actual card! lol) -

This is a real quickie. I inked all over a piece of A5 Heat Emboss Acetate with Purple Twilight, Sailboat Blue and Sunset Orange Alcohol Inks using the Applicator Tool.

I folded it in half. I also folded an A5 piece of Coconut White Card in half. I popped the 2 pieces together and secured them with a piece of Craft Consortium White Satin Ribbon adding a Craft Consortium Small Circle Pearl Diamante Charm.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Chrysanthemum Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using one of the small dies from the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags Die Set and inked through the die with Chic Pumpkin Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the corresponding larger die from the set, again out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Chic Pumpkin.

I added a couple of Craft Consortium 5mm Pearls to the right hand corners.

I hope you've enjoyed today's two fer. I love Alcohol Inks - there are so many techiques you can do with them. I hope to be able to able to demonstrate some of them (please see last night's launch show on catchup on Hochanda's website here). Tim Holtz has done a bunch of videos on Alchol Inks - I've included a couple below -

Unfortunately, I don't have the colours of Alcohol Inks in stock that I have on the shows but I do have other colours - you can find them here.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I've had a quick look at Lisa's table at the studio and I've spotted that she has her latest stamps on her shows so I've popped them and the White Gesso Primer with 10% off - you can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight.

Just a reminder, if you like the look of Alcohol Inks but would like to try before you buy, my next workshop locally at Yardley Gobion Village Hall features Alcohol Inks. You can see more details and book via my website here. This workshop is being repeated at Creative Expressions HQ on Wednesday 3rd August.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, two gorgeous cards but I think the first one sings to me more.
    Off to watch videos now.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you lovely cards,and a great technique.
    the recorder is set.
    Have fun Kitty.

  3. Two beautiful cards. Recorder set for todays shows. Marion S

  4. Hi Julia
    your show was great I loved it. You packed so much into it. Love the dies.
    Anne M xxx

  5. Hi Julia. Another two fabulous cards and a great show last night. The box is set to record today's shows as unfortunately I have to work! Sue x

  6. Hi Julia, have not caught up with the show yet, hope to get time today. Love the 2 cards, the first one with that gorgeous die is stunning and the 2nd with the acetate, really brilliant technique. Must try it again. The pearl card looks great. Have a great day, will try catch the shows live. Bx

  7. Morning Julia
    I have just started to watch your show from last night the cards are wonderful I particularly like the first card xx

  8. Beautiful cards, backgrounds and techniques x xhazel

  9. Two great cards, love the colours on the first one. Will watch all your shows tonight after work.


  10. Hi Julia
    Two great cards, the first is my favourite.
    B xx

  11. Good morning Julia today's cards are both gorgeous. I am looking forward to your shows today. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Hi Julia,
    Two very beautiful cards, I love the alcohol ink backgrounds. Hope you have a great day,
    thanks for sharing,

  13. What beautiful backgrounds ! Thats inspired me to get my alcohol inks out x

  14. Good Morning Julia, both of your cards are just stunning they both look so beautiful. Love the background of the second one especially. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  15. These cards are lovely, Julia. I have used my alcohol inks for ages - I must get them out.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Morning Julia, I really loved watching your 'caught in crystal' demo which I watched on catch-up, I really love these cards, and the second one has really caught my eye, I love the colours and technique you have used on that one, gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Hi Julia. Lovely colourful cards. Looking forward to your shows today. SueL x

  18. Hello Julia,
    beautiful cards...
    I will watch the shows on Hochanda.
    Rolf xxx

  19. Morning Julia,
    Two great cards but very different.
    Will catch up with the show later.

  20. Fabulous cards Julia, especially love the first one

  21. Morning Julia, I really loved watching your 'caught in crystal' demo which I watched on catch-up, I really love these cards, and the second one has really caught my eye, I love the colours and technique you have used on that one, gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Love the cards Julia the colours are beautiful thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  23. Morning Julia.
    Two gorgeous cards but so different, I love it
    and hope to see you in July for a play.
    Maria x

  24. Two more lovely cards Julia and both very different. I think the first one is my favourite

  25. Two beauties Julia, love them both .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  26. Hi Julia

    I love the first card, it's so elegant, colours are wonderful. Enjoyed the two videos also

    June x

  27. Enjoying your shows Julia. Beautiful dies - stunning cards. I'll have to dig out my alcohol inks.

    Susan x

  28. Beautiful cards and I've got TV on to record So I'll enjoy watching them later Have fun

  29. Good afternoon Julia,
    I am really liking the renaisence sets and todays die sets from SB. It has been a while since i like a spellbinders set of dies as much as i do these beautiful ones, so pretty and make a stunning card without too much effort. I love your top card Julia, sorry the bottom one is not quite down my street but that is what makes crafting individual and fun, is our different tastes and style. Thank you flower
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (GLenochil)

  30. Julia - so who got the small counter today? Lisa kept saying she had to stand on her tippy toes during her demos. Great demo's and cards - don't know how you are concentrating today with all the ideas buzzy around in your head.

  31. What pretty cards and the second looks so pretty with the inks.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  32. Great cards Julia, think I prefer the first one, very delicate colours. Anne x

  33. Hello Julia.

    I love this first Card, it has such a classic look and lovely colours. I really like the colouring effect of this second Card. This making Cards is becoming a habit, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for the videos, I only managed to see the 9.00am show, so I will be watching catchup tomorrow.

    Best wishes

  34. Lovely cards Julia. The colours are gorgeous. Have your programmes to catch up with.

  35. Two lovely cards today Julia. Love them both. Thank you for sharing them with us. Will watch the shows on Catch up.

  36. Hi Julia,
    Absolutely beautiful cards, especially the first one. Gorgeous!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  37. Hi Julia, saw you using this stuff on Hochanda, amazing what it can do.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx


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