Friday, October 22, 2021

#TGIF339 Technique Challenge

 Hey friends, happy Friday! So happy that you decided to come by today to check out this week's challenge!!! This week we decided to feature a technique that has been quite popular the last few months, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon....

Stampin' Up! definitely jumped on this trend by bringing us a great Designer Series Paper that recreates the look - Expressions in Ink! In fact, if you aren't quite ready to give this trend a try, grab a sheet of the paper to show off. If you aren't familiar with how to do the alcohol blending technique, here are a few pointers from our talented master of this technique,  Tammy Wilson...

Supplies: Stampin' Blends Markers of your choice, Vellum Cardstock, Isoproypl Alcohol (99.9% strength if possible), Small Paint Brush, Ear Syringe Bulb (Optional), Heat Tool (Optional)

Start by adding small patches of color on the vellum cardstock. Dip your paint brush in the alcohol, and sparingly add tiny drops to the colored patches. The alcohol will cause the ink to spread, so go slowly. You can also use the ear syringe bulb to blow the ink around, so that you get even more of an organic feel. Once the vellum cardstock is dry (...a Heat Tool will come in handy for this), you can always repeat the process, adding more ink and more alcohol again. The best way to add the finished product to a project is to back it with Basic White Cardstock, using little dabs of Stampin' Seal. Of course, once you start playing around with this fun technique, you'll find other little tips and tricks that work for you as well.

We want to congratulate our winner from last week's Halloween theme:

Are you ready to take a peek at what our talented Design Team created for you this week?
Without further ado.....

Tanya Rees

Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 10/28/21

  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC339
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 10/29/21
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)