Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Alcohol Inks and Plumbers Tape


The challenge over at DCM was 'Copper'. They are using different anniversaries, and this week it was the 7th anniversary - copper or wool. So I reached for my alcohol inks. This took me well outside my comfort zone, I just don't 'do' this type of card. I stuck the plumbers tape down on some white cardstock, and cut the vase from Walk in my Garden at 4", then the bleeding hearts flowers also at 4". Then I ran them through my cuttlebug, using the script folder for the vase, and paisley for the flowers. Then the messy part, playing with the alcohol inks. When I was fairly happy with the result I mounted them with dimensional tape onto a black card that I had edged with a copper krylon pen - doesn't show up at all on the photo. The end result is okay I guess, just not my style.

16 comments:

michelle said...

fabulous card ! i just used alcohol inks for the very first myself tonight for a card at artsygirlz ! I will post my copper card tomorrow when its dry, love your take !!

Gail said...

A really unusual and lovely card, great take on copper.

Rachel said...

Those flowers are stunning - you were right to mount plainly - they would have been lost otherwise. Sometimes out of the zone is good for you :-)

Susan (Sue H) said...

It may not be your usual style Enyfs but it certainly paid off!

Love the embossing detail on the vase.

Craftling said...

Another cracker!! :o)

Heather xx

hilmof said...

Stunning card love the effect

RaeAnne said...

this is sooo kool,.... very talented i must say

awesome

Amy said...

Your style or not, this is a gorgeous card!

Jackie said...

I like this one too, it's very effective.

Glee said...

Wowsa, I am awestruck! This is gorgeous and so stunning! Wow!!!! I am speechless!

Sarah said...

A lovely card!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous vase and flowers, so unusual.

kath said...

This is absolutely stunning but what else would we expect from a member of the FH DT.

Terrie B x said...

FANTASTIC CARD AS ALWAYS..LOVE THE USE OF THOSE aLCHOHOL INKS:)X

Lythan said...

I love this card Enfys! Its a great technique

dj1952 said...

Enfys,

When you say plumbers tape, do you mean the grey "duct" tape, or something else?

Beautiful card.

TFS,

dj1952 (Debra)