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Monday, July 18, 2011

Alcohol Ink with Heat Embossed Focal

Here's another example of the lovely look that can be achieved with alcohol ink.  I received the butterfly from a swap I was in. The person that sent it to me (unfortunately I don't remember who it was - if it was you, let me know so I can give you the credit!) used a stamp and embossed it with gold.  It was really neat and I wanted to use it rather than just having it sit in a drawer somewhere. 

I found some cardstock and ribbon that worked for matting it and the greeting (a Dazzle sticker), but I wanted a coordinating background to tie everything together.  That's where the alcohol ink came in.  I took a blank card that was a little glossy (didn't want it totally mat as that doesn't work as well with the alcohol inks, but the card wasn't really glossy either.).  Anyway, the colors of the card (it had a design printed on it) didn't work, so I just covered them with the alcohol ink - in this case I used gold mixative with lettuce and cranberry inks.  I simply applied the ink by putting a few drops on the felt-covered applicator and then dabbing it over the card.

I LOVE playing with alcohol inks!


pennyd said...

Hi Cheryl! You know I love alcohol inks and your card is wonderful! Definitely has a fall flavor to it.

I've been thinking about you.

Dizzy said...

I really like this card Cheryl!! Don't know how I missed this last month as I faithfully follow your blog.