Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pink Saturday

Welcome to my first Pink Saturday blog post. Yes, I am late. My excuse is the Fourth of July Holiday. We are trying to get ready for a cookout. And we were going to participate in the Tulsa’s Annual Boom River Celebration. Unfortunately, it is pouring rain, which we needed. The rain and thunderstorms are suppose to last until Sunday morning.

The cookout is still going to happen. My wonderful husband is finishing up on the house cleaning so I can write this blog. He is even going to buy the groceries. I very much appreciate his help. House cleaning is not on my list of favorite things to do. And going outside the house to shop is not either. I am an online shopping diva.

Now back to Pink Saturday…I have just created a pink flower medallion card. The inspiration came to me from an artist, Terri, who created a beautiful card, for last Saturday’s Pink Saturday, using alcohol inks. It has been a long time for me to create with alcohol inks. Thanks to Terri, she got my creative juices flowing again.

This greeting card is simple, yet very elegant.

The medallion is handstamped with pink pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The background piece was created using alcohol ink, alcohol, and silver and pearl metallic mixatives. It was then enhanced with a bright baby pink ultra fine glitter.

The base card is 120# Stardream cardstock in the color snow. Most of my greeting cards have been left blank for your personal sentiment. The finished size is 4¼”x5½” and I have provided a matching crisp metallic envelope.

To read and enjoy other participants in this Pink Saturday adventure please go to Bev’s blog How Sweet the Sound.

Thanks for reading and I will write again next Saturday. I hope everyone has a great Pink Saturday and a safe and happy Fourth of July!


Dru said...

Very pretty - I've worked with the alcohol inks a little, and just bought some new mixatives - can't wait to try them out. Welcome, and Happy Pink 4th!!

Terri said...

So glad to hear I helped inspire you. Great card for today's post. Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Aletha. And, Happy Fourth of July.

Your card is so elegant, and perfect for your first "pink" post. Thank you for sharing.

Susie Jefferson said...

Don't alcohol inks make great backgrounds! God bless Sir Tim, lol.

Happy Pink Saturday & Happy Independence Day (early on Sunday morning in the UK)!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I like the pink medallion. The flowers looks so shiny. It's my first to have heard of alcohol ins. Interesting.

Happy Pink Weekend!

Mary said...

The card is lovely. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I love your card. Thank you for the explanation of the process. I enjoy learning how people create. I'm continuing my Pink Saturday journey throughout the week. Have a wonderful one.

Leann said...

I've never used alcohol inks. I did just use belach the other day and loved the effect. Thanks for the tutorial.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink 4th of July Saturday, Aletha! Your pink flower medallion card is really beautiful!

I hope you and your loved ones had a fabulous and safe 4th!


1CardCreator said...

Love your pink card Aletha! I haven't tried the alcohol inks yet, but you inspire me to try. And thanks for following my blog!

Cara said...

Nice that hubby is so helpful!

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