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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Alcohol Ink and a bit of tape........

First of all, here's a peek at the first card done for Scrappy-Go-Lucky, click on the link to see the full card on the blog - I had fun using the Cri Kit pens, they are so easy to use, I used the gel and metallic ones on this card.

So here's a finished alcohol ink card. Because the flowers were so flamboyant, I kept the card quite simple, used a kraft card base, inking around the edges with colorbox bronze ink. The border punch is by E K Success, and the green ribbon leaf ribbon was a gift. The sentiment is Stampin Up.

Here's the finished flower as demonstrated on the video below........

Here you go -

I can't tell you the problems I had getting this onto here, I had totally forgotten my Youtube password. What a palaver it is when that happens. I must have typed in every combination of letters and numbers that I have ever used as passwords before they gave up on me and sent me an email suggesting I might like to change my password. So I did, and they sent me another email telling me that my new password was the same as my old one. Life never used to be this complicated.
See you tomorrow


  1. Wow, my dear, that is so wonderful, great compliment.

  2. Oh En Fabulous video and those flowers are to die for! Can you get plumbers tape over here? is it called the same thing here? Must try this technique. Oh and I'm with you on the password takes me ages to get onto sites sometimes!

  3. Great video Enfys ... I love this technique, it may be a bit messy, but Ohhh, what a stunning look ... and what a gorgeous card that is with those dynamic flowers!

    I loved your Scrappy-Go-Lucky card too ... I didn't immediately see what image that was starring at me in your little "teaser glimpse", I thought that perhaps it was a ghost. =) Now that I've seen the card, my "ah-ha" moment has hit me and I can identify the image clearly!

    Great job on the cards ... and the video too!


  4. o Thank you ...I love your work and your humor! A new technique to try.. I can't wait to get all the stuff I need..you inspire me..again thanks!

  5. Love your alcohol and plumbers tape flowers. What were the colors you used. Beautiful.


  6. I love the flowers you made in the
    video. Who would of thought to add
    plumber's tape to add to your craft
    suppplies? Thanks Enfys for the

  7. Your stories always make me laugh & after I got done chuckling at your password troubles (because I've done the same thing), I went to Scrappy-Go-Lucky to see the whole card (I couldn't figure out why you were doing a ghost card this time of year!)

    It's a really cute panda, but I couldn't for the life of me get in to leave a comment. I tried every combination of emails I have & passwords I use. Turns out, it's just a user name, not an email, so I didn't need the @***.com part! You must've jinxed me. Thanks for the laughs!

  8. All I have to say is....WOW!!!
    These are really pretty flowers.
    I get your frustration about your password. I always keep a little notebook handy,into which I enter all my user names and passwords. It stays by the computer, so when I can't remember (swiss cheese brain here) I just look it up. I know THEY say you shouldn't do that, but THEY also say you shouldn't use the same thing for all names or passwords. I can't figure out how THEY expect us to remember all those different passwords? And who are THEY anyway?
    Thanks for the video, it was lovely.

  9. Fab tut Enfys, thanks for sharing that I really enjoyed it and learnt so much! Ive always been a bit scared of getting mucky but you showed that it can also be controlled!

    Off to find some plumbers tape now!!

    Keryn x

  10. Awesome video! Love the flowers. Will be trying that out for myself! Love the card, too!!! :)

  11. fabulous card, so love your gorgeous flower, must give this a whirl, love getting all inky! hugs debx

  12. Wow....Very pretty flowers.
    I have some of that tape so I am going to try this when I get back from picking up my Grandson from the bus stop.
    Thanks for sharing Enfys,
    I love these flowers.

  13. Beautiful flowers.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  14. Enfys, you are so cute. Thank you for always sharing your awesome creativity... what awesome flowers

  15. The little Panda is adorable and now I can't wait to get home and see that video.... I love flowers and have never seen any like this and can't wait to learn how to make! Thanks.

  16. Fabulous tutorial Enfys love the colours they really make those flowers stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  17. absolutely beautiful en, i love the effect of the inks on the flowers, you are a clever chick ( love the video too!!!) hugs lou xxx

  18. Enfys~what a sweet looking flower! Love your tutorial!

  19. Hi En. I've made these alcohol flowers before, they're fab aren't they. It also works really well making them on acetate although you need to make sure you use them on white card to show the ink off.
    I've just read your sinkhole story to my Hubby and he's crying with laughter, you really should write a book, you'd make a fortune!!
    Hope the sun is shining in Florida today!

  20. I just have to try those beautiful flowers. What a clever idea to use plumbers tape. Now if only I won't have any trouble finding some at the store.

  21. This is a wonderful video! Thanks Enfys. I am so glad you said the name of the colors. I don't have any al ink except my Copic markers. I always have a hard time deciding on what colors to buy. Now I can go shopping!

  22. Love those flowers and am bursting now with all other ideas you could do with this tape. I really need to start going with DH to hardware store more often to shop for scrapbook supplies. :-) Thanks so much for sharing.

  23. Very cool. I will have to get some of that plummers tape. I've seen a couple techniques recently using it. Love your flowers! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Great video tutorial! Love your flowers and so happy to see that they're easy to make.

    Now off to Home Depot to get some plumbers tape. Wonder what my hubby will think about that. LOL!

  25. I love these flowers!! Gotta send hubby to the hardware store for some plumbers tape!!!

  26. WOW, all I have to say is BEAUTIFUL!!

  27. I love alcohol inks to and have used them on all sorts of stuff. Hadn't thought of plumbers tape, though! Guess who's off to the hardware store in the morning?! Thanks so much for the idea!

  28. Enfys,

    I love the flowers and really enjoyed the video...but the story... OMG! Too funny! See you at BBTB2 DT!

  29. Enfys,
    I have been gone a few days and this is so great. I love the effect and look that it give the card. Keep up the great work.

  30. What a stunning look from something so simple. I saw someone else make something yesterday with plumbers tape and sanding and that was the first time I had ever seen it used in craft work. I will definitely be raiding my husbands supplies now and he thought his shed was safe lol.
    Kim xXx

  31. Love the alcohol inks & plummers tape....on the way out for errands, and the hardware store is on my stop for some of that tape...thank you thank you!!!! PattyG

  32. I really like the Panda card. What sweet eyes. Of course, the alcohol inked flowers were great and I really appreciate the giggles I had from your password story. We all need to hear we aren't the only ones.

  33. Gorgeous flowers and card Enfys. Your password story cracked me up! I can't tell you how many times I forgot my password! Now I have 1 password for everything that is not a secure type password.
    Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

  34. That is really pretty. I always mess up my passwords too.

  35. WOW En your flowers are stunning. Love the look you have created and well done on the video too.


  36. oh what a wonderful video... wonderful job ..I may have to try this... beautiful flowers just beautiful... loved hearing your voice!

  37. Hi Enfys,

    Your card is ,
    stunningly beautiful...love the flowers!!Fab tutorial TFS:)

    Have a lovely weekend:)x

  38. Great flowers off to find some plumbers tape, thanks for the video and thanks for sharing.

  39. Enfys this is fantastic. I now know what you mean by plummers tape. I had been interested in the bleeding heart in the vase you did some time ago. So now I know how to do it. Yeah! You did an awesome job.


    Debra (dj1952)

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