Saturday, 15 May 2021

Special Thanks

 


Good Morning
I needed a special thank-you card for one of my daycare families that so graciously gifted me with a gift certificate for Mother's Day...so appreciated.
So, I'm back again with another SALAD SPINNER card.  
Honestly, it is so fun and easy to do and quite addictive.
To see my previous card, look here.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of Yupo paper.  For those who are not familiar with Yupo, it is a plastic coated paper and is used with Alcohol inks.
  • I placed the Yupo into my salad spinner and dropped some Alcohol inks onto the paper.  I added some blending Solution to help the colours move.

  • I placed the lid securely onto my salad spinner and spun away.  If you aren't getting the coverage you want, just add more inks, Blending Solution or some Rubbing Alcohol
  • Ok...now the fun part, open the lid to see what you have got.
  • I let the piece dry and in the meantime, I die-cut the 'thanks' 4 times.  I inked one of them with my Distress Oxide inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean) and then glued them all together.
  • By now the piece was dry so I splattered with my white Posca pen to help add more interest. 
  • I glued the inked panel onto a piece of blue then onto a white card base.  I glued the 'thanks' in the center and added the little pearls.
**If you want to clean your salad spinner when finished, I just used more Rubbing Alcohol, then rinsed it out with some soap and water.**



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Ranger AI, Distress Oxides
Paper- Yupo; white cardstock (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Ranger Blending Solution, Rubbing Alcohol, Thanks die (MFT)
Rubbing Alcohol, salad spinner, Spellbinder Platinum, white Posca pen, pearls

23 comments:

Marie Bingaman said...

This is fantastic, Karen! I gave my hubby a mission to find a salad spinner at the thrift stores he loves to frequent. 😁

Peg Frushour said...

Love this!

Stamps4fun said...

There was a child's toy that had an art spinning thing too!

Christine M said...

Oh my Karen, this is fabulous .... knew I would eventually find a new use for the spinner ;) ;)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! That is a beautiful burst of colors. I love the combination of blue and green.

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning! Will have to keep my eyes open for a used one.

Cathy said...

Fabulous card, this technique looks like so much fun! Cathy x

Pat said...

What a gorgeous background Karen and the blue and green look great and I lovw the ombre look to the die cut sentiment. I have bought myself a rubber air puffer and will try blowing air from the centre out to see if I can get a similar look. Don't think it will be as dramatic as using the salad spinner though. x

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Another Alcohol ink in veggie spinner using Yupo paper:-) I Love the results and still have this awesome technique on my to try wishlist:-) TFS all your steps too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Awesome result Karen - love your colour choices and how they all played nicely together!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE the colour mix and the spinner design, another stunning card Karen.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful explosion of color, Karen! A fun technique!

Betty said...

That is beautiful, but I still use my salad spinner for lettuce.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh that card is so pretty! I'm kinda excited now because guess what I found in my lower kitchen cabinet? I told Honey about your spin art cards and he remembers getting a Spinner Art craft kit when he was a kid. When I told him they and salad spinners were $20-30 dollars on Amazon, he said finding our old one was fate. I replied, no, me not buying either when I saw them last week was fate - ha! It's a string-pulled one. Now to find some time to set up and play! xoxo

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I love the design and colours, Kate x

Jean said...

So cool!

Michal said...

That's brilliant!! I'm so going to try this! Thank you!!

Daria said...

Beautiful!

gardnergirl said...

Can’t wait to try this!! Thank you for sharing!

Loll said...

What a cool technique Karen. Your card is beautiful! xx

June K said...

Nice! I guess I shouldn't have donated my salad spinner.

Craftychris said...

This is awesome! Have used my salad spinner for paint but not alcohol imks - I must give it a go! Thank you for the idea! Take care. xxx

HilaryJane said...

What a fantastic idea and so effective, love it. Thanks for sharing xx