Glossy cardstock

3 step thank you cards

December 30, 2011

Hello! Today I’d like to share a thank you card that was inspired by my Happy Holidays pair of cards. I wanted to come up with something that was similar to my holiday cards – but not exactly the same – to use as holiday thank yous. Step 1: White-on-kraft background To make these thank […]

3-step quick and easy alcohol ink card

November 18, 2011
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Hi there! Today I’d like to share a quick and easy floral card. Step 1: Make an alcohol ink background I started this card by getting out a piece of glossy cardstock and laying it on my non-stick craft sheet. Then I applied various colors of Ranger alcohol ink (including Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, and Meadow) […]

Make a stunning mosaic alcohol ink background!

November 14, 2011
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Hi there! Today I’d like to share a quick and easy way to make a stunning mosaic tiled alcohol ink background for your next card or project. Step 1: Apply alcohol inks Take a piece of glossy cardstock and apply alcohol inks using the polished stone technique. Start by placing a piece of gloss paper […]

Use stamped collage to create unique embellies

November 11, 2011
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Hello! Today I’d like to share two special, long, mixed media cards that I recently made. What I like most about these cards is that I created the leaf embellishments from stamped collage – for a truly one-of-a-kind look! Step 1: Stamp a collage To make the leaves, I started by creating a collage background […]

Thank you, Penny Black!

November 4, 2011
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Hi there! Back in August, I was selected as one of the Penny Black challenge winners at Two Peas in a Bucket. I received a lovely prize package as a result, and wanted to use some of the stamps and paper I received to create a Thank You card. The background is made from citron […]

2 easy steps to match your stamp ink to your paper

September 30, 2011
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(Watercolor Blue Friendship Card by Anne Gaal) Hi there! Today I’d like to share a pretty watercolor blue friendship card that I recently made. Step 1: Use Distress Ink to color the paper The background of this card is made from 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper (Canson Montval). I placed the watercolor paper on top of […]

3 steps to a dimensional paper doily embellie

September 16, 2011
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Hi there! Today I’d like to share a pretty card that I made, embellished with a stamped, dimensional paper doily. Where I got my inspiration Recently, I was inspired by Dorothy (gratefulpea), who made a beautiful set of paper doily projects. I loved how all of the layers worked together to create a one-of-a-kind, dimensional […]

Crayon Resist Birthday Card

June 10, 2011
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Hello! Today I’d like to share a birthday card that I made, using the crayon resist method. Made this card for a friend who just moved back to the beach. Wanted it to be cheerful and have the colors of the water. Stamped Hero Arts S5032 DesignBlock Stencil using a Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop in […]

Wishing You Love & Laughter

April 29, 2011
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Hi there! Today I’d like to share a card that I made, that is suitable for a birthday, anniversary, or other occasions where you want to shower the recipient with happy thoughts. The angel stamp that I used for this card is one of my all-time favorites. I love the little stars and hearts on […]

Color Journal: Alcohol Inks on White

December 13, 2010
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(Alcohol inks on glossy paper.) You are viewing a post in my archives! Visit my current blog at: http://www.gaalcreative.com Hello! This week I’d like to share the latest installments in my color journal: pages showing my alcohol inks. Today, I will share two pages showing alcohol inks on white glossy cardstock and plain white cardstock. […]