Thursday, 10 July 2014

Inspiration from a Friend

When my friend Anne posted two projects on her blog recently I was reminded that I'd not used my alcohol inks for absolutely ages so I was inspired to dig them out and have a play, ending up with two interesting pieces of coloured card.  I decided to try embossing one of them  and then rubbing  with Treasure Gold gilding wax (copper), although I wasn't sure if it might react with the alcohol ink.  I think it has turned out OK so then I had to hunt around for bits and pieces of card to match up so that I could make a card.  I've yet to try the shaving foam background technique which Anne also showed but watch this space!!

Background - actually the cover from a very old pad of papers
Punched layer - EK Success border punch
Embossed panel - coloured with alcohol inks, embossed with Cuttlebug folder and rubbed with Treasure       Gold copper colour
Image - Fine Feathers stamp by Stampin' Up embossed with copper powder
Circles - Spellbinder dies
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Bitty Banners with matching die


  1. Gorgeous Val, the background colours go so well with the peacock feather.

    Sue xx

  2. What a great card I love the background you have created
    Jackie x

  3. Pleased you got inspired you to use your inks again Val your background is gorgeous
    Love the feather image


  4. You've managed to create a great background that matches the stamp beautifully. Hugs x|ChrisB

  5. Lovely card Val thats the great thing about seeing other blogs, the inspiration :)
    Val x