Kick It Up a Notch

Remember yesterday's card?  Well, maybe not if you celebrated too much on the 4th of July.  It was a plain, but nice card.

It started off with the card shown in the picture below & then we added all the other items shown:

  • Stampin' Spritzer #126185
  • Shimmer Paint (#116806, #116854 & #116807)
  • Ink Refill (we used Riding Hood Red to compliment the card
  • 91% Isopropryl Alcohol (I don't think the strength matters


Ann poured the alcohol in the Spritzer to a little over half.  (No, I don't think that wine qualifies in this instance).  Then she poured in a little of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. & shook it really well.  You can always add more, but not less.

Then she added several drops of Riding Hood Red Ink Refill & shook it again.  Now it's time for a test run so we laid the Paper Daisies that we've been saving for just this occasion.  (At least, that's what I've been told!)  We wanted it a bit darker so we added a bit more.

Just remember – you can always add!  That's why we wouldn't start with more than 3/4 of a bottle of alcohol.  Why not water?  Because alcohol dries very quickly & water usually warps your stuff.

So here's how we kicked the card up a notched (& added some So Saffron Paper Buttons made with the Sweet Buttons Embosslit).


So let us know now you like it! 

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  1. Thanks for the tip. I like the 1st card too. I’ll keep the wine for later instead of the spritzer. LOL.


  2. Lovely as always, Ann. So enjoy seeing the work you and the dog do!

  3. Yesterday’s card was nice, but today’s is outstanding. Love the flower. And the “button” looks great. (: When I mail a card w/bulky embellishments, I add an extra .20 and mark it “HAND CANCEL.” Then I don’t have to worry whether it fits through the slot in the post office machine – ’cause if it doesn’t fit, it’s coming back to me. I also add a piece of thin foam on the front of the card before I tuck it in the envelope.

  4. I like bot cards. The second one with the paper flower and the button catches my eye. What I do when I put buttons or things that might get caught in the post office. i place a piece of Card stock over the whole card. I turn the front of the card so it is facing the back flap of the envelope. I then write fragile on the front of the card. Ann thank you for sharing your great card with all of us. Have a great stamping day.

  5. I love both cards! I really like the “button” in the center of your flower. It looks great and it isn’t too bulky to mail. 🙂

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