A few folks have asked how I did the shimmery oval for this card:
The following tutorial looks like a Tim Holtz ad, so I added in a Fiskars bonus at the end. Materials:
Pink card stock
Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Pink Sherbet, Cranberry, Wild Plum, and Silver
Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution
Applicator handle with felt pads
Apply a generous amount of your base color to the felt pad. Mine was Pink Sherbet.
Add spots of your other colors, finishing with Silver (yeah, I cheated on the photos, realizing I didn't add enough ink on the first try. The above pic is how your base color should look. Below is a little sparse.)
Add a generous amount of Alcohol Blending Solution. This makes the ink go further and blend better.
Apply ink to paper with a twist of the wrist.
Go over things more than once if you need to.
Now the Fiskars bonus. For those of us who don't have room for a Cuttlebug or similar machine, the Fiskars Shape Cutter and templates are a really nice option. I just found mine a while ago, and I absolutely love it. Here's the cutter and heart template:
I whip that puppy around the template, and I have a neat little shape.