Today I would really like to talk about my latest new love.....errr, should I say obssesion.........INK! I have always had a love and hate affair with ink. But because my designer friend Teresa (Her blog ---> http://victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com/ ) reintroduced to me, I quickly picked up at where I left off last year and started playing with my old ones and new ones. I am really liking the Donna Salazar Mixed Media ink. I love how it has a chalky feel to it, and I am able to get a smooth look using the Ink Essential tool.
For today's post I made a Family album using the We Are Memory Keepers scrapbook line called Anthologie. The album is a 3 ring chipboard binder from Bazzil Basics. The ink I used around the edges of the album and around the dollie is by Donna Salazar. The colors were Peridot and Leather, along with the blender ink essential tool.
I used 4 different embossed stickers from the same Anthologie line. But if you real close on one of the stickers you will see a scalloped bottle cap I made using the Epiphany scalloped epoxy punch.....I love how you can make you own epoxy trinkets using whatever papers you have to create the perfect match.
I used my Cricut E2, and several cartridges. For the word Family I used Lyrical Letters, and cut at 3" but along with my Cricut Craft Room I was able to weld the letters to get one continues cut. Welding the words makes it easier for me to adhere the word to my project.....it is my favorite feature. I used Story book for the Fancy corner cut at 4 1/2" and the heart came from the Plantin cartridge cut at 4 1/2"
As I usually do, I added glitter all around the mini album to give it that sparkley finished look. I am teaching this at my local craft store, and once the class is completed I can finish posting the rest of the pictures.