Monday, May 24, 2010

Dabbers and Adirondack Alcohol Ink

Friday was like Christmas for me. My latest Ranger Ink order came so I spent Friday night playing with some products that I have been eyeing up for a while. I ordered Tim Holtz Textured Fades Emboss Folders - Damask/Regal Flourishes. It is a two-set embossing folder package. The example on the left is of the Damask Embossing Folder. I used a Pearl Dabber and a Sail Boat Blue Dabber on top of the embossing paper. Both of these are also new for me. I have been wanting to order them for a while but kept pushing it off. I then got some very positive feedback about the dabbers from my fellow on-line blogger, I heavily dabbed on the outer edge of the larger centered card and then once again dabbed first using the Pearl Dabber. I then stamped my message and floral image. Before I dabbed again with the blue dabber I colored in using my alcohol inks. It made a very interesting effect. (To see a larger image of the card, double click on image and then you can click on the back arrow to come back to this post.)

I colored in the flowers and stems using Adirondack Alcohol Inks and Tim Holtz Refillable Pen. To add ink to the pen you need to use a tweezers and on the larger end pull at the base of the nib. However, do not pull on the nib itself but on the base. Once it is out take the tip of the alcohol ink and add in ink for about 3 - 5 seconds and then put nib back (you'll want to use the tweezers again). You need to then go to the smaller side and this time with the tweezers pull the nib out and once again add the ink for 3 - 5 seconds. Lay the pen down and wait for 5 minutes and then the nibs should no longer be white and you can start using the pen.
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cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

You are going to love the dabbers~really nice look. Will have to try your technique of dabbing the folder and putting cardstock in it....the book by Tim Holtz - A Compendium of Curiosities ~ 25.00 at Archivers w/ 30% coupon would be about $17.50plus tax.

LindaCCC said...

Oh Louise,

I first ran the paper in the embossed folder through the Cuttlebug and then dabbed all over the paper. I'm sorry if I confused you. I would be afraid to put my inks on my embossing folders.

AngieHallHaviland said...

FABULOUS Cards, Linda!! Looks like a FUN technique! Congrats~~Happy Anniversary :O)

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