I love trying new techniques, which is one of the reason I enjoy making cards so much as there are so many techniques to put ink on paper, who knew! This card was made using nail polish of all things. I first saw it over at Winnie & Walter’s The Gossip Column with the amazing Taheerah Atchia, and I was intrigued. Then I saw it again at Rahmat’s blog and so I definitely had to try it… and I love the results! It gives a shinier effect then with shaving foam, but next time, I’ll do it outside, as the house smelt of nail polish for days!
This is one of the 4 panels I made with the blue/green/turquoise nails polishes. Isn’t it gorgeous? I just love how it looks like some beautiful ocean from the sky. And its really easy to do.
- Just grab your cheap leftover nail polish you don’t want anymore
- Fill a basin with a little water, but BE CARFUL, its very hard to remove the nail polish afterwards (I used a round cake baking tin I will keep just for this as I don’t bake anymore)
- Remove all the caps from your nail polish
- Start pouring them in the water
- Use a stick to move the nail polish around in the water
- Place your paper over it, I used photocopy 300g paper, and slide it off the water.
- Place it on a piece of paper or cloth to dry
Easy peasy! Make sure you put lots of paper under your basin as the nail polish will stain your table… as I personally found out…
Once the above panel was dry, I used Stamplorations Cutplorations crazy stitched rectangle die to cut a piece from it, I then cut out the inner panel using Sizzix rectangle die this time. I adhered it to the white card stock and stamped the sentiment from CASual Fridays in the middle with Versamark clear ink before heat embossing it using Wow embossing powder. I tried to create ink drops with grey Memory Box ink, but it just landed up looking like water splotches! If someone has a tip to do good paint drops, I will be eager to have it! A few enamel dots I found lying on my table finished the card.
Here I wanted to show you how it looks in natural light on the left, and on the right, how it glimmers under a lamp!
Now with the negative panel that was cut out to make this card, I simply added my new Jellyfish die cuts which comes from Altenew’s new collection. I loved it so much, I ordered it the very minute I saw it during the release blog hop and broke my “no paying shipping from US” rule for the first time! I have since broken it again with another company…thank goodness I have a friend going to the States soon as I have a long list from all the new releases going on ..! Lol!
I made the jellyfish with orange, yellow and gold nail polish and just added it to the panel. I wanted to make it look like a painting or like we were watching them at an aquarium, so I put it into a frame I just happened to have lying around.
I stamped the sentiment which also comes with the Jelly fish stamps, very carefully on the frame so it wouldn’t smudge, with Versafine black ink.
I just LOVE the result and I hope you did too and you’ll give it a try!
I’m playing along
The first card with:
My Favourite Things – Color challenge
Time out – Inspired by words challenge.‘Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can’t break them apart’. The text I chose for my card echoes the words in the challenge I feel since I think often of my friends back in France and around the world.
HLS February CAS challenge – Blue
613 Avenue Create Challenge – Blue, CAS and sentimental. I think my card follow all three!
CAS on Sunday – Color challenge
For the picture frame:
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Young at heart, cause my son always tells me to just “go with it” mum and this “tableau” reminds me to do just that…
Thanks for stopping by.